How to install the slick Google Now Launcher on any Android phone : Full Tutorial

Full Tutorial to install the slick Google Now Launcher on any Android phone


Google Now Launcher for other Android devices


Other Android phones can run the Now Launcher, too. You don’t have to root your phone to get it working, either. You will need Android 4.4 if you expect the launcher to work perfectly, but it will work with earlier versions, at least partially. You probably want at least version 4.1. It works flawlessly for us on a Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. Be warned that installing it on devices running earlier versions of Android may result in flaky behavior, so do it at your own risk.
  • Download the APK files in this XDA Developers thread and extract them.
  • Go to Settings > Security, or maybe Settings > More > Security and scroll down to Unknown sources to check the box.
  • Email the APK files to your phone, you could also use Dropbox or Google Drive, tap on them in the right order to install each one. Install PrebuiltGmsCore.apk, then Velvet.apk, and finally GoogleHome.apk.
  • You’re done, hit the Home button and select the launcher.

Google Now Launcher for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean devices
  • If you have a device running Android 4.3, you can still get the launcher, but there are a few extra steps. You only need to install one file if you have Android 4.3 on your device.
  • To see what version of Android you have, go to Settings > About phone.
  • Check that you have the latest version of Google Search. If you fire up the Play Store and check in My apps you’ll be able to see if an update is needed.
  • Download the files from XDA Developers and extract the GoogleHome.apk file.
  • Go to Settings > Security, or maybe Settings > More > Security on your Android device and scroll down to Unknown sources to check the box.
  • Send the GoogleHome.apk by email, Dropbox or Google Drive (or whatever you want to use) and then tap on it on your phone to install. When you hit the Home button you should be prompted to choose your launcher.
Source :  Digitaltrends

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