Google Keyboard 4.0 from Android 5.0 Lollipop can now be installed on any Android device without root

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Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with a new Google Keyboard that includes a Material Light and Dark theme besides the old Holo theme. The APK of the keyboard was extracted from the updated Developer preview image of the Nexus 5 and was ported to other Android devices in pretty much no time. However, installing the keyboard required root access, which was a bummer for many. 

Thankfully, XDA developer — Shaftamle — has managed to pack all the relevant files of the keyboard inside an APK that can be installed on any Android device without requiring root access.

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While the keyboard is already reported to work on a wide variety of devices, it does crash under landscape mode in certain issues.

If intermittent crashes are not a deal breaker for you, head over to link below to grab the APK and install it on your Android device. Make sure to enable the keyboard from Settings -> Language & input after installing it.

Download: Android 5.0 Lollipop keyboard (Non-root)

[Via XDA]


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