New phones which have Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS are coming directly from Google with stock Android on it, for example Samsung S4 and HTC One. So to avail this experience on your phone we are about to discuss that tips or method to install stock Android on your phone.
As Android is really friendly and open source many manufacturers are taking advantage and replacing the normal stock launcher and other applications like Keyboard and Calendar app.
Replace Your Launcher
It is well known that the launcher in your phone which handles your home screen and the application menu is replaced with their custom launcher. Even if you wish to go for a standard Android launcher you won’t get this on Google play store too, but there is an option of third party launchers.
There are many third-party launchers available on the Play store, some are very different from stock Android and some are almost similar to stock Android. You can also get Nova Launcher which is really impressive and comes in both paid and free versions. Download any launcher and then you can activate from the home button and select the desired launcher you need to.
Install Google Keyboard
Every phone with Android is provided with Android’s default keyboard but this also been removed from some of the manufacturers and added their own keyboard. If you are not happy with the keyboard then you can download Google Keyboard from the Play store and this same keyboard in Android 4.2 JellyBean and contains features of autocorrecting and swiping features.
If you are using Android 4.0 then also you can install this keyboard on your phone which will be same like on Android 4.2. There are many keyboard available in the Play store.
Install Google Calendar
Calendar plays an important role in the phone and Android devices are provided with good calendar app which is replaced by the manufacturers with some of the inferior calendar apps. If you need to get the official calendar app then all you need to do is get Google’s official Google Calendar app for the best experience and integration with Calendar on Google.
Like of Google keyboard this app was only provided by the manufacturer but now you won’t need to get isolated with Google Calendar app. Get this app from Google Play store and sync with all your to-do list and integrate with all other information with the help of Google service.
Replace Your Lock Screen
If you are Android lover then you will love to customize the screen of your phone with different lock screen. Google does not provide with any default lock screen in Play store, but you are provided with many of the similar apps which will provide you with the same experience of the default lock screen. Download it from Play store or search for Holo Locker and install it on your phone which will provide you with the same lock function and looks like on Android’s 4.1 lock screen.
Other Official Google Apps
There are many official Google apps available on Play store and all this Google apps are not provided with these default apps, for example most of the phones are provided with Google earth app but some are not provided with any app. So for this you need to go to the Apps by Google page and choose the apps which you need to get on your Android device.
Unofficial Ports of Stock Apps
Most of the apps like of the Gallery, Camera, clock apps and Calculator were not available in Play store so for this some of the developers have developed some of the unofficial versions and made them available on Play store. You are provided with many custom apps or you can install Moblynx app which offers Gallery, Clock apps, Calculator and Camera apps for ICS and Jelly Bean version.
So if you are not happy with the manufacturer’s app version then you can go to Play store and download these unofficial apps onto your phone.
Flash a Custom ROM
Another method to get a complete stock Android experience on your device is to flash your device with the new ROM. Flashing a ROM will help you with experienced complete stock Android and will help you to install many other apps which is not provided by Android.
So you must try out with custom ROM available for your phone like of CyanogenMod which helps you to feel same like of stock Android experience. If you are having the device like Samsung S4 or HTC One then you can easily get a Google Play Edition ROM onto your device that too from Google. CyanogenMod just provides you with freedom of installing many apps which were not possible with Google’s official ROM so this helps to customize your phone in different manner.
Try out with all the above stated methods and make more out of your Android phone.