How to get Tablet UI on KitKat

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Those of us who have been using Android for a very long time would definitely remember the tablet UI that was first introduced by Google in the Honeycomb patch. Of course, it’s been a few years and as devices have evolved, the tablet specific UI has all but vanished in recent updates thanks to Google adapting a multifunctional phablet UI. While the new UI is great and all, let’s face it the original tablet UI did have its perk especially in the functionality and being efficient in space department. While, we can’t really bring back the Honeycomb UI via custom ROMs, thanks to the efforts of a third party developer we finally have a working tablet UI in the form of an Xposed Framework module. So, if you’re someone who’s looking to go back to the roots of the original tablet UI with a functional IME switcher to a working System Notification Bar  just follow our easy guide given below.

Note: The module only works with AOSP ROMs apart from OmniROM and CyanogenMod ROM. The ROM also doesn’t work with any TouchWiz ROM as well.

Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might occur to your device either during or after the process.

Prerequisites: You will need a rooted device along with Xposed Framework (check this comprehensive guide that we have over here if you have any questions on how to install Xposed Framework).

Guide:

  • Download the module from here
  • Install the module like any other apk you may download from the internet after copying it into your phone.
  • Launch the Xposed Installer and go to the “Modules” section to enable the installed module by checking the checkbox, change whatever icons you want.
  • Reboot your phone for the desired Mod to be activated

That’s about it, you will now have the wonderful Honeycomb Tablet UI that you first fell in love with all those years ago on your tablet. Have fun and happy flashing people.

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