Posted on Jun 27 2014 - 6:17pm by Anurag Kumar

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.

Download LatinImeGoogle_noroot.apk

#For Rooted handsets

How to Install Google Android L keyboard port ?

Manual Installation

Download the below mentioned file and extract LatinImeGoogle.apk and libjni_latinimegoogle.so files from it.

Keyboard version : 3.1.20003.1236599

Download Android_L_Google_Keyboard.zip

  • 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.

Google Android L Keyboard

Xperia Android L Keyboard

Set Material Color Scheme

  • Go to Advance settings of Google Keyboard.
  • Tap on option “color” and choose “Material”.

Download Android L Keyboard apk

Installation via Recovery

Download below file and flash it in recovery and reboot and do settings as mentioned above.

Download Android_L_Google_Keyboard.zip

Install Google Android L keyboard on your device and let us know if it works on your device or not. Drop your comments below.

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jie June 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    For rooted phone only?

    • Anurag Kumar June 27, 2014 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      check now, uploaded for non rooted phones also.

      • kazun August 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm - Reply

        cant move that limjini file message came failed to move why

  2. André June 27, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    The Edit function from the new Keyboard dont work, the App example Whatsapp crashed.

  3. chuy June 27, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    emoji is only for kitkat? cuz xperia m not emojis not work

  4. Aman June 28, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Working great on my Xperia M2.
    Thanks!

  5. Daniel June 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    hi…. I tried the non rooted version on my XPERIA SP… and it works! thanks,.. but I noticed that there are limited emoji’s????

  6. JMiguel June 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Works in Xperia L !!

  7. sai July 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    is that work for xperia c 4.2.2

  8. Eduardo September 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    The zipfile for rooted users is corrupted

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