During Google I/O this year Google Now was unveiled for Android devices running Jelly Bean. Unfortunately for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich they could not use it unless they were upgraded to Jelly Bean but lets face it, unless you have one of the newest flagship Android devices thats more than likely not gonna happen. But now some people have found a way to make it work on Android devices running a 4.0 AOPS ROM.

There is one downside to this though. One feature of Google Now will still not be available to use. It is arguably the best feature, you cant use voice. Sure that sucks but hey you still get the rest of the package. For those of you interested heres how you do it:

1, Rename the APK to GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk

2, Go to System/App and rename the original GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk to

3, something else (Or delete it)

4, Copy in the GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk the one you renamed from (Velvet-theos0o.apk)

5, Set the permissions, to the /System/App/GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk to RW-R–R–

6, Reboot and it should work


Souce: XDA Developers

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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