Google Now made available to ICS devices via Flashable zips!

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    If you are lucky enough to be in the 10% of Android users that are currently running Jelly Bean on your Android device then the rest of the world envies you! Also you know just how super cool Google Now is! Google Now is kind of like the much fancier, hipper version of Siri, and did i mention its better than Siri. It has super accurate dictation abilities, voice search, and this nifty cards feature. If you are running an ICS rom on your phone then I have some good news for you. Developer "Cajunflavoredbob" over at XDA has put together some flashable.zip files. The only requirements are that you must be rooted and have clockworkmod recovery installed. Then just download the file and flash! Pretty easy stuff.


    Grab the files needed here Via Droid-Life
     
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    ICS Rom or can I be on stock rooted ICS on my S3?
     
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    Has anyone put this on their Bionic running ICS yet? I haven't been able to get CWM Recovery working on my Bionic with ICS.

    Any help would be great.
     
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    Haven't flashed Google Now yet but Bionic Bootstrap for ICS will get you CWM running -- that I have done.
     
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    That's what I'm trying to figure out.
     
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    works for bionic running .232 ICS. Only thing i cant figure out is alarms. The alarm is set properly but i get no notification of it (no sound, vibrate, text, nothing). Everything else working great. Used Mikey's 6 online/offline
     
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    Screw it, imma nandroid backup and try it. Google Now sounds pretty awesome.
     
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    Just checked, doesn't appear to work on rooted ics on my s3. No app icon and see no changes. Probably a /system space issue.
     
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    Modder, did you mean 1% running JB?

    Yes, thank you, I am in the 1%, lol :)

    Yea, Google Now is VERY cool. It is lightning fast and even understands most queries over moderate TV or road noise is you raise your voice slightly. I may need to root my Rezound now.....
     
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    got it flashed and installed on droid 4, but it force closes every time I open it.
     
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    Im on 223 stock and it installs but when I reboot its just a black screen. Had to unsafe strap back.

    I was hoping to play with this today :(
     
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    Just installed this on my SGS 3 running stock rom and it works perfect! Awesome job guys, thanks!
     
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    I had bionic bootstrapper on rooted .232. Simply went to bootstrapper, hit bootstrap recovery, reboot recovery, and followed the steps in the thread. Works great
     
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    Has anybody tried this who manually installed Google Now back before they got voice search working? I want to make sure I'm not gonna brick my phone before I flash this
     
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    I installed this the manual way and it never worked. I am not on an AOSP Rom, so I had a good idea it wouldn't work. This time (same stock rom), I just flashed the zip and did nothing with the Velvet.apk and it works perfectly. I did make a backup before flashing just to be safe. I recommend the same for you.
     
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