by Ken East, 1 year ago
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One of the greatest features that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has is the Google Now service, said to make the user as productive as possible. Google Now works like a charm, according to Jelly Bean users, and its functionality is just superb. The service has the ability to learn and remember your habits in terms of what you use the service for, such as weather, traffic, location, time, mass transit, and a lot more.
While Google Now proved to be a very likable and cool feature of Jelly Bean, the rest of the world, still running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on their devices, is really eager to receive this update. To sate their curiosity and yearning for the service, XDA Developers member, febycv, has provided a way for non-Jelly Bean users to finally get a hands-on experience with Google Now.
Keep in mind that this will just work with devices that run on AOSP-based ICS ROMs like CyanogenMod 9. If you have, say, an HTC Sense ICS ROM running on your device, this wouldn't work. And, since this is still undergoing further development, its voice search function is not working. But apart from that, all the other great features Google Now work with no problem. To install Google Now on your Android phone or tablet, follow the requirements and instructions below.
ro.build.version.sdk=15and edit it to
ro.build.version.sdk=16. Take note, the value 15should be changed to 16.
ro.build.version.sdk=15.Change the value 16back to 15 again.
Congratulations! Google Now is installed to your Android device running on an AOSP-based Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. Have fun!