An unofficial port of Android L Keyboard for Android 4.0+ devices has been released to the Play store. No root access required (link below)
→ [Unofficial] Android L Keyboard now available on Play Store
The Android L SDK and developer preview releases for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 are out but if you’re not an owner of either of the devices, the release of Android L SDK means only one thing to you — APK ports. So yes, go ahead and totally wear that Android fanboy face for the the new sleek Material designed Android L Keyboard’s APK port.
This Android L keyboard APK has been ported by XDA member, bejunk, and users have reported it to be working great on AOSP based ROMs so far, no matter which device. We tried it on our Moto X and it worked flawlessly.
Once installed, the new Google keyboard will show the same UI from previous versions of Android but you’ll be able switch to the Android L Material design UI by easily switching the color scheme of keyboard to “Material”. Here’s how:
- Go to Android L Google Keyboard settings
- Open “Avanced settings”
- Select Color scheme “Material”
It’s a recovery flashable zip file, if you need help with flashing files through recovery, head on over here → How to Flash ZIP files using CWM / TWRP Recovery.
You may see minor issues with the keyboard’s layout, depending on the phone you’re trying this on. But otherwise, this Android L keyboard port installs and works flawlessly.
Get the Android L keyboard for non-rooted phones here. Thanks to XDA member, asdfzz, for modifying the Android L Keyboard APK to work on all Android 4.0+ devices without the need of root access or recovery.
Download Android L Keyboard APK → download file
If you already have Google Keyboard installed on your device, then remove it first and then install the Android L Keyboard APK. Install it normally like you’d install any other apk file on your device. For help, check out our page on → How to Install APK files on Android.