How to install the new Google Now virtual concierge in Android Jelly Bean on your rooted CM9 device

How to install the new Google Now virtual concierge in Android Jelly Bean on your rooted CM9 device
Arguably the most forward-looking feature of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version is its Google Now virtual concierge service, which chimes in with reminders, train and flight schedules, restaurant info for the are you are strolling, and so on, depending on the time of day, your mood and the surroundings.

If you have been jelly that only a handful of device are being able to take advantage of Google Now in Jelly Bean, now you will have something to celebrate, as the service has just been ported to rooted Android ICS phones, running AOSP ROMs like CyanogenMod 9, which got released for 37 popular handsets recently

Unfortunately, that cool new Google Voice Search hasn't been ported yet, as it is an integrated part of Jelly Bean, but if you are interesting in trying out Google Now on your CM9 device, download the APK file from the source link, and follow the steps below:


source: Febycv (XDA-Devs)

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5 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It does not work on my nexus but I am sure it's me

4. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

are you rooted.? did you install it as a system app did you rename google search did you change sdk back to 15 did you change the permissions correctly do you have cm9, or aokp or anything based on asop? its still probably you

2. arsenalfan411

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it wont let me edit the sdk= 16

3. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i use root explorer did you mount system? you need to mount system before you edit it and you need to open in text editor and press save works for me, voice just doesn't work

5. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

It worked for me, but sadly there is a lot of bugs.. I can have cards and stuff, but intermittently, the search function freezes and i can't make any search.. But it works nonetheless.. Just need some more works/optimisations, I think.. I reverted back to my old search box already, since I don't think I will use the cards often.. I don't even use weather app on my device.. HTC Desire S running IceColdSandwich v8.2.1 with Linaro AOKP ROM.. (oh, yeah, that Linaro makes it real fast!)

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