XDA brings back the S Voice, working again on non-Galaxy S3 devices

by: Kelvin ServigonMay 23, 2012
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On Monday, we reported that a leaked Samsung Galaxy S3 ROM became available for download for all, packed with all the goodness of the smartphone’s great features. Not surprisingly, the full Galaxy S3 ROM came from XDA, everybody’s go-to site for all things amazing.

As soon as the S3 ROM became available online, one of its key features, the S Voice app, became available for download as well, for all Android users who want to try out the proprietary Samsung voice command app. But most of the users who tried out the app said that it failed to work. It became apparent that Samsung’s servers were set to deny requests from the S Voice app running on other devices than the Galaxy S3.

We can’t really blame Sammy for wanting to keep the S Voice exclusive for the Galaxy S3, but for those who were eager to try out the tool, the restrictions were a bit disapointing. Fortunately, the ingenious guys over at XDA-developers released another version of the S Voice app, containing  modified code, which supposedly functions correctly on all Android devices.

The problem with the initial leaked S Voice app was it had a build.prop check causing the unsigned version to fail. The problem seems solved now. The XDA Senior Member ithehappy  “fixed” the app by signing it, fooling the S Voice servers into thinking that the phone is an actual Samsung Galaxy S3.

Now, you can use the doctored S Voice app, which you can download the application right here,  even on non-Samsung devices. Don’t forget to let us know if it worked in the comment section below!

  • Junsheng

    Too many people downloading, can’t download anymore…

  • http://www.graviton.me Artur Szalak

    Mirror anyone?

  • http://kuba86.pip.verisignlabs.com/ Jakub

    Google Drive failed! too many downloads? I can’t believe this…

    • AppleFUD

      I suspect that Google is trying to ensure that Google Drive doesn’t become a MegaShare lol

      And one way to do that is watch to see if files are suddenly being downloaded by tons of people. . . most likely we can thank the MPAA & RIAA for this lol

  • Mlss69

    Its working well on my Galaxy S!

  • Ryan Caird

    Here’s a mirror guys: http://www.mediafire.com/?fp04n29phdzeram
    Any questions contact me on twitter (@RACaird)

    • http://www.facebook.com/wahaab Wahaab Jalal Bhatti

      Downloading….Thnx :)

      • Wolfman

        Ditto – The APK does not have the program Icon when I view it in file manager. I get the same “Problem parsing the file” error.
        Motorola Atrix 4G, stock (not-rooted) 2.3.6

        • GerStud101

          As far as I understand, you need an ICS ROM to run it.

          • Wolfman

            I wish the person that posted the article had made that clear before I wasted my time downloading the file a couple of times thinking it might have just been a bad download.

          • GerStud101

            I feel you–though it is made clear many times on the XDA thread where it lives.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560137784 Phil N Nova Dameron

          Same here running Miui

  • http://www.facebook.com/wahaab Wahaab Jalal Bhatti

    I have downloaded, when i try to open the apk file, it says “There is problem parsing the package”. I’m running Android 2.3.6 on GS2 i9100g (non-rooted).

    • 23rashad24

      I got the same message you have to be running 4.0 android.
      I updated to 4.0
      2 weeks ago and now the app works.

  • http://twitter.com/milesdyson milesdyson

    mirror please?

  • Bb

    Unable to dl

  • Sean

    I think you need ICS to install this app.

  • Dondrel Dreshaj

    Hi. So quick question, does the S-Voice app work for the Galaxy S II I9100 running ICS that isn’t rooted ?

  • Canuckle215

    It “works”. I can get it to recognize my voice, but that’s about it. I ask what’s the temperature, and it asks “What app do you want to open?” and then it stops working.

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  • Concretemusicgroup

    Parse Error

  • Icycrash

    work okay on htc aria

  • James Childress

    Both versions, the original and signed, can install fine, but stops when I try to run it on my Xoom.

  • Eric Ng

    Hi, it doesn’t work, running Android 4.0.3. What can be done to resolve this issue of “not installed”… Non rooted ICS…

  • SWAT xian

    It work on live with walkman ( android 4.0.4 ) , but somewhere usefull somewhere useless .

  • Batman

    Still getting “server error” :(

  • http://twitter.com/MargeDean Marge Dean

    Tried to install on S II Epic 4 Touch (SPH-D710), running Android 4.04 (build FH13, Sprint). Got message ‘Not Instaled’ … any ideas?