Android L Keyboard Can Now Be Installed on Rooted Devices
The folks of XDA Developers have come up with a way for basically everyone to get a taste of the new Android L keyboard. If you have a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 odds are that you’re already playing with the Android L Developer Preview. For everyone else there’s the flashing ZIPs method…
The user bejunk from XDA managed to port the keyboard and share a flashable .zip that gives the users a new keyboard with the Material Design theme. The keyboard is supposed to work on all ROMs based on Android 4.4.x. It’s important to remember that if you have the Google Keyboard installed, you should uninstall it or delete it from /system/app and then download the zip and flash it with ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery.
Once the keyboard is installed, you need to go to Keyboard Settings, Advanced (Expert) Settings and the select “Material” in the color scheme. Devices confirmed to run the software include Xperia Arc with CM11, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Galaxy S5, LG G2, Galaxy Nexus and HTC One M8. You can find the download link here and also installation instructions.