With the advent of Android 5.0, Google has switched to a new design (Material) for their keyboard.

Can one install a theme (or change a setting) to make it look like the classic version again (or close to it)?

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Still looking for an answer.

There is a way to do this, but it doesn't necessarily solve the problem.


which makes the keyboard look like this:

New keyboard look

However, the keyboard still doesn't look much like 4.4's keyboard:

4.4 look

  • Yes it does, unless you're using an outdated Gboard or the AOSP keyboard.
    – xangua
    Jan 2, 2017 at 18:53
  • Mark, Just Nab the AOSP keyboard.
    – Dan Brown
    Jan 2, 2017 at 22:10

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