After a big delay, Google has finally started to push Kitkat update to Nexus 4. Now after reading so much about the cool updates, mainly the full screen wallpaper, translucent status bar, etc. it was very disappointing to not get all these features after the upgrade. My Nexus 4 looked exactly the same.
Finally, a quick Google search came to my rescue and I found that our friends at Android Police have already found a solution to this. It was noticed that the Nexus 4 update contains all the required code for these features, just that they are not enabled by default. A small package installation fills up this gap and gives you the stunning look of Kitkat.
Once the package is downloaded on phone, go to your phone’s Settings -> Security and check the Unknown Sources option. This is required to install any application from outside of Play Store. After this setting is turned ON, tap on the downloaded package to install it.
Once installed, simply tap on the Home button and you will be presented with an option to select the launcher application (since we just installed a new launcher along with the default one). Select Google Search Launcher and tap on Always to make it a permanentÂ option.
BANG!! Your home screen should now be completely transformed and look similar to this.
Along with this change, you will notice that Google Now has moved to its new home, the left home screen. This also means that your home screens on left moves to right and you might has to do some work to readjust your app icons there. But the effort is worth.
Here are some more screens after installing the package.