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By geoworld_200, Senior Member on 1st November 2013, 04:10 AM
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Hey guys,
while we patiently wait for our phones to be updated to android 4.4, I have some good news for you guys.
YOU CAN GET ANDROID 4.4 LAUNCHER ON YOUR PHONE NOW!!

Instructions:
1. Download the zip file from below.
2. Extract the zip and place the apks on your phone
3. Install PrebuiltGmsCore.apk
4. Install Velvet.apk
5. Install GoogleHome.apk
6. Press home button, select the launcher and enjoy!

Download link l Mirror

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WARNING! THIS HAS BEEN TESTED ON MY LG OPTIMUS G RUNNING ANDROID 4.3(PA). I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH YOUR DEVICE THIS IS EXTRACTED FROM THE NEXUS 5 AND HENCE, EXPECT SOME ISSUES ON SOME PHONES! HIT THE THANKS BUTTON IF IT WORKS

UPDATE: CONFIRMED TO BE WORKING ON MIUIV5 (ANDROID 4.2) AS WELL. HOWEVER, GOOGLE SEARCH/NOW TENDS TO FORCE CLOSE.
UPDATE 2: FROM FEEDBACK, IT DOESNT SEEM TO WORK ON 4.1 AND BELOW. SO MINIMUM REQUIREMENT IS ANDROID 4.2
UPDATE 3: SEEMS LIKE SOME PEOPLE RUNNING 4.1 ARE ABLE TO GET IT WORKING. SO IT IS WORTH GIVING A TRY EVEN IF U R ON 4.1
UPDATE 4: FOR THOSE STILL HAVING FC AND STUFFS. I HAVE ADDED A FILE TO THE OP(IT WAS PREVIOUSLY IN ONE OF MY COMMENTS). DOWNLOAD IT BELOW, UNZIP IT, COPY AND REPLACE IT IN /SYSTEM/LIB/ DIRECTORY ON UR PHONE COPY YOUR ORIGINAL .SO FILE TO SOMEWHERE IN CASE U WANNA REVERT BACK LATER(USE ROOT EXPLORER), REBOOT.
UPDATE 5: GOOD NEWS!!! THOSE RUNNING JELLY BEAN. JUST UPDATE YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH FROM PLAY STORE AND ALL YOU WOULD NEED TO INSTALL FROM THE ZIP IS GOOGLEHOME.APK. THIS SHOULD NO LONGER GIVE ANY FORCE CLOSES OR ANY OTHER ISSUES. SHOULD BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL
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1st November 2013, 04:11 AM |#2  
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YESYESYESYES

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To fix voice search force closing, change language from English and back.
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Any mirrors?

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1st November 2013, 04:36 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by arnelolavides

Any mirrors?

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Here u go: http://d-h.st/f6b
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1st November 2013, 04:43 AM |#6  
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Works fine on my XT 926. Thanks

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Thank you so much.

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To fix voice search force closing, change language from English and back.

Change En to another and back, right? Still FCs. Must I fix permission?

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Works great on my Note 3 (4.3 stock rooted), no FC's so far. On my Note 8 (4.2.2 civato's ROM) the only issue I have is when I hit the home button and go back to the home screen, the keyboard pops up. Minor annoyance but so far so good.
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Working on N4 along with wallpapers and Voice Search.

Thnx!

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Google Search Force Close fix
Long press the home screen, select Settings. Select Voice. Select Language to change the default. Change to another language, I choose English – UK. Hit Home. Do a Google Search. Repeat the first three steps. Change back to English – US.
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