Get Android Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Core and Grand Prime

Earlier we have reported that Samsung already working on Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy A Series (A3, A5 & A7) but if you can’t wait for the official update to roll out for your device, then there’s still a work around. With some tweaks and apps, you can transform your Galaxy Core or Grand Prime or almost any Android device running on Android 4.4 KitKat to give you Android 5.0 Lollipop feel and look. So without any further delay, lets have a look at this recipe.

Lollipop for Galaxy Core and Galaxy Grand Prime

Before we start with our guide, let me clear it to you that this is not any custom ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, rather we will use different themes, apps and mods to look exactly Android 5.0 Lollipop experience on our Galaxy Grand Prime and Core smartphones.

How to Get Android Lollipop Look on Galaxy Core and Grand Prime

Step 1: Lollipop Lock Screen

Android Lollipop features all new lock screen with materialistic design that Google introduced for the first time in Android which allow users to have floating notification tiles on lock screen that can be easily dismissed with single tap.

Lollipop Lockscreen

In order to get Android Lollipop lockscreen on your Grand Core or Grand Prime, go to Play store and install this app. Once it is installed, open the app and go to “Notification settings” to enable the alerts. After that, go to Settings –> More –> Security –> Notification access and make sure the app “Lollipop Lockscreen Android L” is checked.

So once you are done with Android Lollipop lockscreen on your Galaxy Grand Prime, lets move to the next item of our recipe.

Step 2: Lollipop Messaging App

Android Lollipop features all new messaging app with stunning interface that not only looks superb but also comes with bunch of amazing new features like floating action button, colored headers and swipe gestures.

Lollipop Messaging App

To get the new messaging app, download this apk on your mobile. Make sure you have allowed installation of apps from outside Play Store by checking “Unknown Sources” option in Settings –> Security. Once download is completed, install this apk on your Android device using any file manager (I recommend ASTRO File manager).

Alright, done with messaging app? Ok, lets see what’s next!

Step 3: Lollipop Heads Up Notifications

The new feature called Heads Up Notifications in Android 5.0 Lollipop allow users to efficiently manage the notifications, execute actions or dismiss them using simple gestures.

Lollipop Headsup Notifications

To get this new feature on your Galaxy Grand Prime or Core running on KitKat, simply download and install Heads-up notification app on your mobile from Play Store.

Step 4: Android Lollipop Recent Apps Menu

Another new feature of Lollipop is all new app switcher that comes with materialistic design and faster switching, To get this recent apps switcher on your KitKat device, install “Fancy Switcher” app from Play Store and you will get exactly Android 5.0 Lollipop switcher.

Lollipop Recent Menu Switcher

Step 5: Lollipop Redesigned Calender

Even Google updated the Calender in Lollipop and replaced it with gorgeous simple yet great looking Calender that is truly eye-catching. To get this, download this apk on your device and install it using ASTRO manager (like we did in Step 2)

Lollipop Calender

Step 6: Lollipop Keyboard

If you don’t know, Google introduced minimalistic keyboard in new Android OS but worry not, we will also install the same keyboard on your older KitKat devices, thanks to developers for extracting the apk. Download and install keyboard apk and install it like we installed 3rd party app in Step 2.

Lollipop Keyboard

Once Lollipop keyboard is installed, you will have to enable it from Settings –> Controls –> Language and input. There tap on the gear icon next to “Lollipop Keyboard”. From Appearance & layouts, select “Material Light” themes and enjoy!

Step 7: Android Lollipop Wallpapers

Finally after almost updating everything on your Galaxy Core and Grand Prime with Lollipop designs, the final thing is Lollipop wallpapers. Yes, how can we forget that? Download all Lollipop wallpapers from here and transfer them to your mobile via USB cable.

Lollipop Wallpapers

So until the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update is released for Galaxy Core and Grand Prime, I think this is the best way to keep ourselves satisfied as we have at least Lollipop feel on our older devices.