Install new Android L apps on a non-rooted device running Android 4.4

Shortly after the recent leak and then announcement of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the new version of Android is imminent. And like with every version of Android there’s a new set of Google apps, which usually come with new features, design and improved functionality. Android L is no exception to that rule.

The new Android L app-previews have been posted on Google+, ready to be downloaded and installed. And the best part is that you can install some of them on your Android device running Android 4.4 without root!

However, I only got the new Android Messenger app to work on my non-rooted Nexus 5.


Download all the new Android L Google Apps

  1. Messenger (outdated links)
  2. New Calendar
  3. New Gmail
  4. Google Keep
  5. Google Play Music
  6. Fitness
  7. Google Drive
  8. Google Books

If you have a rooted device running Android 4.4 you should be able to install the rest of the apps by moving them to the /system/app folder and set the following permissions: -rw -r -r permissions.

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