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How to get transparency on Home Launcher in Android 4.4 Kitkat on Nexus 4 without root

diciembre 25, 2019

The KitKat update for Android 4.4 has started to spread to Nexus 4 all over the world, Nexus 4 users who have updated their devices on Android 4.4 may have noticed that the home boot experience is not the same as that of Nexus 5. The Nexus 4 home launcher lacks the same transparency found on Nexus 5, Google's decision to keep Google Launcher exclusive for Google Nexus 5 could disappoint millions of Nexus 4 users around the world.

Since it works on Android, there are many ways to modify the user interface to enable transparency in Nexus 4, the reason that Google has not disabled it at the system level. Through rooting it is possible to modify almost everything, but for those who do not want to ruin rooting and all those techie things, there are some simple ways to enable transparency in Nexus 4, just like the one on Nexus 5.

SEE ALSO: Nexus 5 Vs Nexus 4 (Detailed comparison)

Here are some ways to enable transparency in Nexus 4.

1. Download and install the Google Experience launcher

By installing the Google Experience launcher, an easy way to achieve the same appearance and appearance as the Nexus 5 home launcher. Although the app is not officially available, you can download it from other sources. Download the Google Experience launcher using the links below.

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2. Get Nova Launcher Beta

One of the most popular home launchers on Android, Nova launcher beta available for download, you can enable the transparent status bar by selecting the option from the settings menu, you can download Nova launcher beta from the link indicated below.

Download Nova Launcher Beta

3. Download Nick.app's Kcin Launcher

Kcin Launcher available for free download on the Google Play Store, mimics most of the Google Experience startup features with transparency support for devices with native support. Download it for free from the Google Play link below.

Download from Google Play

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SEE ALSO: enable the percentage of battery hidden in the status bar without rooting on Nexus

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