The Nexus 5 is a solid device and Android 4.4 KitKat is a great update, but the new Google Experience Launcher isn’t everyone’s favorite. Sure, it brings Google Now integration right to your homescreen and allows you to perform a voice search just by saying “Ok, Google” on any homescreen panel, but some may want the old launcher back. Well, we’re going to tell you how to do just that.
The Google Experience Launcher is pre-installed on the Nexus 5, but you won’t find this homescreen experience with the KitKat update on your Nexus 4. Instead, you’re given the familiar homescreen experience that some may be longing for.
However, there are a few trade offs by installing this launcher. If you like Google Now on your homescreen, you don’t want to install this, as it will go back to the way it used to be accessed (swipe up from home). You also won’t be able to perform a voice search from any homescreen panel. Still, if you want the old homescreen experience on your Nexus 5 and don’t want to download a third-party home replacement, follow along.
The installation is very simple:
Go to Settings>Security and tap on the Unknown Sources check box