Earlier today we shared android L boot animation which can be installed on any device and now we are sharing Google Android L keyboard port which can be installed on any device ( Xperia and other devices ) courtesy of XDA user bejunk. Google has changed the keyboard layout to a material design color scheme including blue and white.
Google Android L keyboard port can be installed on any rooted device. You can use this keyboard besides your current keyboard. You get the new emoji icons, new color themes and more flexible and fluid keyboard. Gesture swiping input is working great. We tested this keyboard on our Xperia Z1.
Google Android L keyboard port
Tested Devices are mentioned below.
Xperia devices : Xperia Z1, Z2, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, Z, SP, T, TX, V, Xperia Arc ( CM11 ROM ), Xperia L ( PA 4.4.4 ).
Nexus devices : Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7
Samsung devices : Galaxy S4, S5, S3 and HTC M8, LG G2.
#For Non Rooted Handsets
XDA user asdfzz made it possible for non rooted handsets also. Download below modded file, uninstall any Google Keyboard if you are using it.
#For Rooted handsets
How to Install Google Android L keyboard port ?
Download the below mentioned file and extract LatinImeGoogle.apk and libjni_latinimegoogle.so files from it.
Keyboard version : 3.1.20003.1236599
- Move LatinImeGoogle.apk file to system/app folder – Set permissions as rw- r– r–
- Move libjni_latinimegoogle.so file to system.lib folder – Set permissions as rw- r– r– and reboot.
After rebooting, go to settings > personalization > language and input > choose Google Android L Keyboard and set it as default keyboard.
Set Material Color Scheme
- Go to Advance settings of Google Keyboard.
- Tap on option “color” and choose “Material”.
Installation via Recovery
Download below file and flash it in recovery and reboot and do settings as mentioned above.
Install Google Android L keyboard on your device and let us know if it works on your device or not. Drop your comments below.