All About Smartphones: Download Android 4.4 Stock Apps On Your Phone Now

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Download Android 4.4 Stock Apps On Your Phone Now


Finally, Google have taken the wraps off Android KitKat 4.4 along side the unveiling of Nexus 5.

Whenever a new operating system gets released, hackers, coders and programmers start tinkering with the OS in order to extract the juice out of it. 

In the case of Android KitKat 4.4, as its often the case with other Android OS, the stock apps like Calendar, Camera, Clock, Email, Gallery, Hangouts, Keyboard were extracted and repackaged in its apk format so that it's easily installed. 

What you get after installation is the same stock apps that came  with nexus 5 however you need to be careful to do a backup as some of the stock apps would replace do old one and may still not work.


If you are therefore keen on trying our the stock apps of Android 4.4, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.
Since, Android 4.4 KitKat is the very new and supports only few devices, there is no guarantee that this will work on your Jelly Bean smartphone. 


If you indeed downloaded and installed these stock apps, please feel free to tell us your device type and what you noticed or if it worked flawlessly for you.

Also, if you don't know how to install the apks in the downloaded file, follow this procedures. 

1. The downloaded file is in zip format and you need to extract into a folder using win zip or any zip extractor you prefer. 

2. Copy extracted apk files to your SD card or phone memory.

3. Go to Settings, Security and make sure installation of apps from unknown sources is enabled. 

4. Using File Explorer navigate to the folder you copied your apk files and click on the files for installation. 

Installing Google Home (for the most occurrence, its not working well; it force close, so you may skip this) 

5. To install the new Google Home, install the Prebuiltgmscore apk first, then velvet.apk and finally GoogleHome.apk. 

6. Press Home button to go back to your Home screen and select the new Google Home. 

7. Enable Google Now by touching and holding an empty Home screen and tap on the settings icon. 

8. Tap on the toggle button and say 'OK Google' and you are good to go. 

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29 comments:

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    1. Its working for Tecno A2 and Infinix Alpha. It could work for others too

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    2. Why not if the firm is providing the latest specifications at much lower price so why waste money in purchasing a costly phone.

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  2. How will I install it on my infinix alpha which came with 4.1.2

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  3. How will I install it on my infinix alpha which came with 4.1.2

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    1. Extract the stock apps to a folder and copy them into your SD card or phone memory space,

      Installation of apps from unknown sources should be enabled. Then go to the directory the files were copied to and install apk by clicking and installing.

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  4. hi Akin
    weldone with all the update....i keep coming back each day and u don't disappoint.
    i want to get a tecno phone, which do u advise i get.... the phantom A+ or F8 andhow much does each cost.

    thanx

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    1. F8 is better if you need more screen size to perform computation. Also it comes with a stylus pen. If you dont mind the 5 inch of the A+ you can go for that too.
      So basically, they are almost the same. However, price differs.
      Tecno A+ is about 34k and Tecno A2 (F8) is about 40k depending on the store.

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  5. Akin I must confess you are very versatile as I see you on almost every important, informative and educating blog site with regards to tech and gardgets. Pls I need to know if it would be a better choice for me to get the infinix alpha marvel. Thoug tecno F8 would be a second choice cos I searched YouTube and nairaland but it was very obvious no one had got a hands on experience on it so that has kind off left me in the dark as regards real user experience. Thanks

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    1. Innocent, I have used the Infinix Alpha Marvel and have had the opportunity to play with tecno F8. They are both excellent devices. The Marvel feels very premium compared to the F8, sharper and with a powerful processor & GPU. F8 is a phablet just like Samsung note II with stylus pen. Its great especially if you like a bigger screen and you don't bother with its large size which may prevent you from using it in a more rowdy and public area.
      finally, they are both going to function as a smartphone equal to the task

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    2. In other words, the infinix Alpha Marvel is a great phone to go for if Tecno F8 is doesn't appeal to you

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  6. pls when you install the 4.4kitkat stock app on ur infinix alpha x570, and u go to your about phone in ur settings will the os show an andriod 4.4kitkat or still the 4.2 that cam with it?

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    1. It will still show 4.2 since its not an os upgrade. Its just certain apps that you installed

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  7. ok thanks for that but pls. The infinix alpha x570 and the tecno phantom a3. Which is better.pls advice me im in a dillemma

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    1. You can go for the AIII. Comes top in many areas. Consider the comparison between both here http://phonegist.blogspot.com/2014/01/comparison-between-infinix-alpha-marvel.html

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    2. so you are saying the phantom a3 is better than the infinix alpha x570?. And pls akin.i watched ur video about the infinix alpha x570 and saw its proximity to unlock and other proximities thats by swiping ur hand without touching the screen. I wanted to know if the tecno phantom a3 can do that too.

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    3. The front page of thos blog site carries the comparison between X570 and A3. A3 don't have all the proximity features Alpha has. Only through certain softwares installed will it become possible

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    4. ok thanks. Can i know the softwares to install to enable more proximity sensor?

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  8. Nice Post ..!! I really i like the way of your writing this post. You have shared a very interesting and informative post about Mobile platform .. keep Updating..!!

    Android Application Developer India & Android Application Development Company

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    1. Great! enjoy and like the Facebook page

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  10. Hello can 4.4 kitkat be installed on tecno R7 if yes how do I go about it pls

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    1. I don't if that's possible. If it is then you may need to find more answers online.

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  11. Hello please, how can I revert back?

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  12. Hello please, how can I revert back?

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