Have you been drooling watching all of the recap videos of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and Google Now from I/O 2012?  Well now, if you’re running ICS already, you can bring Google Now to your phone.  This port was posted on the XDA Developers forums by a user named febycv.  The user explains that the device must be running an ICS build and it must be rooted.  The step-by-step instructions are listed below:1- Open Root Explorer & navigate to /system
2- Now Open build.prop in Text Editor.
3- Edit ro.build.version.sdk = 16 & save.
4- Now go to /system/app & Rename GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk to GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk1
5- Now reboot & install the app from the download link. (Mirror here)
6- Now edit build.prop & change ro.build.version.sdk = 15 & reboot.

And like we warn with every article that has to do with editing the software in your device, make sure you know what you’re doing, follow the instructions, and we are not responsible if you ruin your device.

Let us know if you try this and if you’re successful!  Have fun playing with Google Now!

Via: XDA Developers Source: Gizmodo

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Justin Duino

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(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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