How to Install Google Keyboard v5.0 on Android N Developer Preview (Root Required)

Recently, Google updated its keyboard app to version 5.0 with several new features, however this version currently does not support Android N developer preview. Google may include this version of keyboard app in the next Android N preview update, but if you are really interested to try out the new features of Google keyboard app right now on your Android N, then there is a simple workaround, if you have root access on the phone.

In this guide we will lets you know how to install Google Keyboard v.5.0 on Android N developer preview. Thanks to the Reddit user mr_froachy for the workaround, all you need to just uninstall the existing keyboard app and then install the new Google keyboard app v.5.0. Below is the detailed instruction.

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The new Google Keyboard app v.5.0 has massive changes from what many of us are known in the previous versions. One-handed mode, keyboard height adjustment, new gestures, UI changes, key border toggle, emoji/numpad button locations surrounding the space bar, etc. are some of the noticeable changes.

How to Install Google keyboard v5.0 on Android N

1. Install any third party keyboard app on your phone.

2. Set the new keyboard as default input method (Language & Input > Virtual keyboard > Add virtual keyboard > and make the new keyboard as default)

3. Now, uninstall Google keyboard app using Titanium backup app (required root access)

4. Reboot your phone

5. Download Google Keyboard v.5.0 [HERE] and install it. And you’re good to go. (Source- Reddit)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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