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Clock App and Newest Build of Android 4.2 Keyboard Made Available for Flashing

If you’ve been trying as hard as me to make your phone look and feel as close to Android 4.2 as possible, then you’ve come to the right spot. Thanks to the hard work of gnufabio, we have the latest files pulled from the 4.2 system dump of the Nexus 4, and have installable Clock and Keyboard applications. We posted an earlier build of the keyboard, but this one is much faster and looks like the one that Hugo showed off on Monday. 

As for the clock app, you can see that the homescreen widget has been re-done, again, and there’s a new look to the timer, stopwatch, which works great. To install, you will need to be rooted and have a custom recovery installed. If you meet those requirements, then go for it! No wipe required, just flash away.

Note: These should work on multiple devices, but I can only confirm that it works on the Galaxy Nexus. If you experiment, let us know how it goes down below.


Via: gnufabio

Cheers Tjhrulz!

  • kselby

    I flashed the clock through recovery manually, but it will not show up in my app list. Anyone know why?

  • xenothaulus

    Ugliest. Clock. Ever. What was wrong with 4.1 clock?

  • goodbyebb

    If I extract these from the zip, can I just move them to /system/app and install from there? I’m running a RAZR HD xt926 and don’t have a custom recovery yet.

  • Daniel

    weirdest thing about this vs. swype, besides symbols: there’s an extra, empty, blank, black space below this keyboard between the space bar and the bottom of my screen before the capacitive buttons. I wonder if this is on purpose to move the space bar up slightly from the home button when there are on-screen keys in JB.

  • panicswhenubered

    Two things regarding the 4.2 keyboard in comparison to SWYPE; first, the 4.2 keyboard feels faster and more responsive than SWYPE. Second, I really miss the ability to tap on a word you’ve already typed, while using SWYPE, and switch it with one of the suggested entries. This feature is awesome in SWYPE and it is not present in the 4.2 keyboard. Other than that one thing, I would say the new keyboard is spectacular. Especially having the dedicated Google Voice dictation button. I really hated not having that on SWYPE and having to either use Dragon or switch manually from the input menu to Google Voice dictation.

  • Blake Peterman

    The notification for stop watch is a little off. Also it will be great when we get voice functions integrated.

  • bob

    Is there any way to get rid of the notification to switch keyboards once I install the 4.2 keyboard?

    • ddevito

      disable the old one in apps (All tab) and reboot.

      • panicswhenubered

        Thanks, that eliminated the redundant keyboards.