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Get the 4.3 Jelly Bean experience on any Android phone without root (video)

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Get the 4.3 Jelly Bean experience on any Android phone without root (video)
Now here's a nice compilation of steps you can do to get the closest possible experience to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean without having to root your phone, install custom ROMs and other assorted geekery you can't be bothered with. 

Of course, this is not going to bring the speed and performance improvements under the hood, but the Apex launcher is plenty fast already, and you will at least get acquainted with the latest Android version while waiting for the official update from your carrier or manufacturer. 

Use the download links below, and follow the easy video guide that the folks from VidxHD have created to illustrate them, if you are interested in pimping your Android the 4.3 way.

Download links:
Apex Launcher - http://goo.gl/okrY9W
Jelly Bean Apex / Nova Theme - http://goo.gl/DozAfF
Google Keyboard - http://goo.gl/9WkFQD
Holo Locker - http://goo.gl/mQ1veL
Stock Android Messaging - http://goo.gl/yHV49P
Calculator (CyanogenMod) - http://goo.gl/48u8jB
Google apps - http://goo.gl/CTCj2C
Camera & Gallery JB Official - http://goo.gl/BbB7lT
Clock JB - http://goo.gl/TpnC2S
Latest Google Play Store (4.3.11) - http://goo.gl/oRsuYW


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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:54

1. DomSanity (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I'm using Nova Prime

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:12 1

2. jbitounis (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


This is sad

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:18

3. hmd74 (Posts: 219; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


What?

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:19 10

4. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah options on how you would like your device to look and act is so sad...

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:50 6

5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Slow news day?

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:38 1

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Or you can just flash a 4.3 custom rom.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 06:06

7. 1701nino (Posts: 215; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Custom roms are cool,but they drain alot of battery,at least in my experience.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:39 4

8. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


You were saying?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2398521
I can tell you don't have any experience with flashing roms. I myself haven't flashed one but even i knew all roms dont drain battery life.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 08:50 1

9. rd_nest (Posts: 605; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nothing to see here mate. I have been running 4.3 in my N4 since a long time. Never found any difference compared to 4.2.2 (visible difference).

Maybe there are some changes, but hardly anything is noticeable to end user. Batterylife remains still pathetic for N4 (check N4's gsmarena battery test), camera is still sh!t and same old UI from Android 4.0.

So, if you are on 4.1.2 or 4.2.2, you are not missing anything.

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