Wednesday, April 23, 2014

KitKat Launcher+ 1.1.4 Full APK Download (Unlocked)

This is the new KitKat Launcher compiled straight from AOSP. KitKat Launcher+ focuses on clean and stable features that keep true to the stock KitKat experience.

Requirements: Android 4.1 and up
Size: 1.6MB
Rating: 4.0/5
Type: Personalization

• Google Now (GEL style)
• Change icon size and icon-text size
• Hide icon-text
• Hide the Google Search Bar
• Hide the Page Indicator
• Change grid size
• Enable a set amount of screens (do not automatically remove empty screens)
• Resize any widget
• Hide the Page Indicator
• Restore last used page
• Hide application icons
• Change grid size
• Automatically center home screen
• Configure home button behavior
• Backup and Restore

Device compatibility
This launcher may or may not work correctly depending on your device and Android version. It is guaranteed to work on the Nexus 4 and 5. Sadly, AOSP Launcher3 does not support tablets due to missing code for landscape orientation. I tried to make it work as best as I could on the Nexus 7 but it is far from how Google intended the launcher to behave. I’m not expecting to create big workarounds in order to keep the code easily updatable from AOSP. Look for alternatives on the Play Store by developers that are more comfortable with changing the AOSP code.

Frequently asked questions
• The application icons on my device are not the same as on KitKat devices, what gives?
The icons do not come from the launcher, generally. Some launcher might change the icons around but that is not what KitKat Launcher+ is about.
• Why am I missing the transparent lockscreen/status bar/buttons?
Transparency is dependent on your Android version. If transparency is available KitKat Launcher+ will make use of it. Guaranteed to work on Android 4.4.

What’s new in version 1.1.4
• Option to restore last used drawer page
• Updated Android support library

Screenshots (click to enlarge)

KitKat Launcher+ v1.1.4 Full APK Download Links:
Google Play Store

Direct Link

Unlocked all KitKat Launcher+ features!

Developer Note: AOSP Launcher3 does not properly support Nexus 7 devices. This might be true for other tablets as well. As soon as Google updates the AOSP code I will quickly implement the changes. Nexus 7 devices suffer from weird side effects like missing icons and not saving homescreen changes.

Known issues
• Icon size is locked in the drawer in landscape on tablets (to prevent issues)
• Google Search Bar does not work as intended in landscape on tablets
• On some devices the launcher just refuses to work.
Tip: Use Google Chrome browser or Firefox for Android to access and download from Apkradar.

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