Learn how to Download and Install a new KitKat Google Dialer/Phone App APK with Google Caller ID feature for your Android device.
Those who are impressed with awesome KitKat Dialer google brought in the latest version of Android 4.4 and were hoping to enjoy it on their current Android phone must disappointed by not getting them in manufacturers update. Even some of the most popular Custom ROM also does not include the dialer.
Well, if your device is rooted and running on Android 4.4 (be it any KitKat ROM) then chances you can still enjoy the new KitKat dialer app by following the simple tutorial below.
- Download the New KitKat Google Dialer/Phone APK first. DOWNLOAD LINK (Mirror) and copy it to the phone’s sd card. | File name: GoogleDialer.apk (2.3 MB)
- If you don’t have any root file explorer then install ES File Explorer (The screenshots below taken using Es File Explorer)
- You need to enable root explorer option in ES File Explorer by doing:
- Launch ES File Explorer and Tap on settings icon at the top left.
- Under Tools, look for Root Explorer and tap on Off to toggle it ON.
- Grant the permission when your SuperUser/SuperSU asks, right after you enable it.
- Let’s enable permission to write files.
- Under settings of the app, tap on Tools tab and then tap on Root Explorer to bring up its options.
- Now tap on Mount R/W, check all the boxes under RW then tap OK to enable the write access.
- Now on ES file explorer find the GoogleDialer.apk we’ve copied before. Long tap on the file and select copy at the bottom.
- Navigate to root folder/system/priv-app of your device by doing:
- Open settings by tapping on menu key or icon at top left
- Under Local tab, tap on / Device
- Scroll and find the system folder and tap on it
- Scroll and find the priv-app folder and tap on it
- Now you are inside the priv-app folder, paste the Google Dialer.apk that you copied in step 5.
- Change the app’s permissions by doing:
- Tap and hold on GoogleDialer.apk you just pasted
- Then press 3-dot button on the screen and select properties
- Now, click on the change button right to the Permissions text to bring up pop-up menu titled Permission
- Uncheck all boxes under Execute option and uncheck Group and Other boxes under Write option. See the screenshot above for help.
- Tap on OK. Now, it will read as rw- r– r– between Permissions text and change text on the properties pop-up. Press back button to go back in priv-app folder.
- That’s it. Restart your device and Locate the new phone app in the app drawer and drag it to the home screen for quick access. Open the phone app and look into settings, you have it right there.
Start using the cool new KitKat dialer on your android phone. Though you’ve installed the new dialer app, the incoming calls will still go through the old dialer app. You can use both dialer app without any problem. Enjoy!