How to enable the Pixel-exclusive Google Assistant on any rooted Android Nougat device
Well, you should know that if you're sporting a rooted Android Nougat device, you can enable the Google Assistant on your device right now with a pretty simple edit of the build.prop file. But before we share the wisdom, let us tell you what the prerequisites are. As we mentioned, you need a:
- device running Android 7.0 or higher;
- the latest Google app installed (version 22.214.171.124 or newer).
Alas, there's a chance that this trick won't work at all for you.
Additionally, have in mind that there's always the chance you might experience issues - this is a usually a given when one edits the vital build.prop file. Also, if you are not sure how to edit the build.prop on your device, we'd suggest moving on and not bothering with this workaround.
As we already reported, Google Assistant will remain a Pixel/Pixel XL exclusive for the time being, arriving along with Android 7.1 in the coming weeks.