Install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S3

The Korean Company released the Galaxy S3 last year in the month of May and it got a lot of attention and positive response from user as well due to its specs. Galaxy S3 is much intelligent and works fine. With massive talk time of more than 21 hours and 590 hours of stand-by time, Samsung provides provide Galaxy S3 with 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor along with combination of 1 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S3


The display screen is 4.8 inch in size with Super AMOLED Capactive Touchscreen. With all these brilliant specs, Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 OS which may be not good choice for many people in the presence of latest OS like Android Jelly Bean and KitKat etc. This post is about how you can install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S3

New Stuff:

You can enjoy new KitKat Home Launcher that comes along a new screen along with an App drawer to view the Apps at a glance. The New Google Search is also part of deal. So let’s move if you are ready to avail all the features of Android KitKat Home launcher.

Download the Required Files:

To install the Android KitKat, you need three files so that the Launcher can work absolutely fine. These files are aiding features of Android System. These are

  • PreBuiltGmsCore.apk (Google Play Services 4.0)
  • Velvet.apk (Google Search)
  • GoogleHome.apk (Launcher)

What are these files and how to use them? Don’t worry about that as these files are zipped and you need to move the files to your PC, unzipped them and then move the same to you Galaxy S3 via USB Cable. To download the files visit the link: Apps file

Install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S3

Enable “Unknown Sources”:

These files doesn’t available on Google’s Play Store, so you need to allow the installation of these files to your device, so navigate through Settings > Security > Device Admin followed by check of the Unknown Sources.

Now Install KitKat Launcher:

Android Home LauncherAndroid Home Launcher

Now you are ready to install, press OK for pop-up message that will appear to confirming to replace the system file during installation process.

Please do it on your own behalf as replacing the system file may harm the device, We are not liable in any case. You are free for your will.

After replacement of file, you should install Google Play Service 4.0 first followed by the installation of Google Search and Google Home.

The successful installation will proceed you to make selection for Google Launcher, doing so will led you to Welcome screen.

Install Android KitKat 4.4 Home Launcher to Samsung Galaxy S3

New look for Home Launcher:

Home Screen

Home Screen


The KitKat launcher is sleeker while new look of home screen provide a unique and catchy way for user to manage the apps on home screen. The things to be noted is that app drawer still have all of the apps while the icon of app drawer is smaller and become centralized to bottom part of screen.

Now the outlook of Galaxy S3 is much same like what Nexus 7 has now.

Google Hangouts:

Now you can use the Google Hangouts as it now comes very next to the app drawer icon. Those who are registered with Gmail can find it on very next place t app drawer icon. So reach your Google+ Friends and chats of you.

User Friendly Google Search:

In previous OS, what you need to make a search is to press or tap the microphone to access the voice search option and you only need to say OK for same stuff as well.

Setting Menu:

Press menu button and in mini menu, you can go through all of the widgets and can access the Google Launcher Setting.


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