Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the latest, mind blowing operating system unveiled by Google for its Android powered devices, announced on the very first day of Google’s I/O Event 2012. While we have fallen in love with this operating system, we have been digging deep into it for manipulations, and capabilities you are not aware of. The latest from the world of XDA developers claim that Google’s much hyped Google Now service has been successfully ported from Jelly Bean to Ice Cream Sandwich. So now, if you have an Android smartphone running on ICS, you can install Google Now on it by following the simple tutorial below. You don’t need any hardcore geeky skills to follow this tutorial, and hence, it’s for everyone!
However, the only requirement is that you need to have a rooted Android smartphone, and you should be able to navigate through the file system. For those who are unaware of what Google Now is, well, it is an advanced phone assistant that presents to you information which you might like to search, before you actually perform a search. Cool enough? Try it yourself.
Install Google Now On Android Ice Cream Sandwich:
- Open Root Explorer & navigate to /system
- Now Open build.prop in Text Editor.
- Edit ro.build.version.sdk = 16 & save.
- Now go to /system/app & Rename GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk to GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk1
- Now reboot & install the app from the download link. [DOWNLOAD]
- Now edit build.prop & change ro.build.version.sdk = 15 & reboot.
There are other successful methods as well, however we found this one to be the most simplified method, and does not fiddle with the file system much. The performance of this app totally depends on your device, and you may have some problems on your smartphone using this app in case it does not fit well with the device.
However, this is the right app for you if you have been waiting for a hacked version of Google Now to hit the market. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.