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Google Now for ICS LG Lucid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by saxydroid, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. saxydroid

    saxydroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Found a way to get Google Now to work on ICS.
    credit goes to this post http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1747224

    1st Make sure you are rooted
    2nd download this file: M7_Offline.zip

    Follow these instructions to install

    3.in the downloaded zip, extract the /system folder into your SD card.
    4.Fire up ES File Explorer (or whichever one you feel like using).
    5.If you haven't used ES File Explorer before, open it, then hit menu.
    6.Tap settings, then scroll all the way down.
    7.Tap the entry that says "Root Settings" and make sure everything in there is checked.(pic).
    8.Allow root access when the dialogue box for Superuser pops up.
    9.After that, check off "Mount file system", then back out of the menu.
    10.Navigate to the SD card with the Google Now /system folder.
    11.Long press on the /system folder and select "Copy" from the menu.
    12.Navigate up to the root (/) directory and then press the "Paste" button on your menu bar at the top.
    13.It will ask if you want to overwrite the files. Tell it yes.
    14.rename GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk from /system/app to "GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk.bak"
    15.Now we need to set permissions.
    16.Move into /system/app and scroll down to find GoogleTTS.apk.
    17.Long press GoogleTTS.apk and select "Properties".
    Change the permissions to
    User r rw
    Group r
    Other r
    18.Scroll down and find Velvet.apk.
    19.Long press Velvet.apk and select "Properties".
    Change the permissions to
    User r rw
    Group r
    Other r
    20.Navigate to /system/usr/srec/ and find two folders named "config" and "en-US"
    21.Tap and hold on the "config" folder icon to bring up the options menu, then scroll down to Properties.
    Tap properties, then tap change and see if the check boxes match this
    User r rw x
    Group r x
    Other r x
    22.Do the same thing for the "en-US" folder.
    23.If it matches, leave it alone and head back to your home screen to enjoy using Google Now! If it doesn't match, change it so it does.
    24. reboot
     

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  2. saxydroid

    saxydroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

  3. xxwhynotxx

    xxwhynotxx Android Enthusiast

    Can we get a video of it or something?
     
  4. Mekanik66

    Mekanik66 Lurker



    One HUGE problem. There is NO root for Lucid running ICS.
     
  5. fatdaddysnacks

    fatdaddysnacks Well-Known Member

    There is a rooting method thag does work for lucid with ics upgrade i posted it in the all things root sub forum
     
  6. Mekanik66

    Mekanik66 Lurker


    That method does NOT root the Lucid. As I have said in several posts. And has been backed up by others. it says complete but it fails. Check your root access. You are not root.
     
  7. jhcii

    jhcii Well-Known Member


    It WILL root your Lucid. You may need to run it twice. Mine is rooted by that tool, checked by both Titanium Backup and Root Explorer, both of which run and asked for root permissions. Just try a program that needs root and if not rooted then rerun the root tool over again and check again. continue till you get root. I used Titanium to integrate updates into the rom which caused a security error on reboot. After using the lg support tool to fix that, I ran the root tool and didn't have root, ran it the second time and got root.
     
  8. fatdaddysnacks

    fatdaddysnacks Well-Known Member

    Stop saying it doesnt work when it does
     
    squirrel11, ozzy8160 and solidsnake13 like this.
  9. jhcii

    jhcii Well-Known Member

    We've posted pictures proving it works, either he can't follow directions, or is just trying to stir up trouble. Either way he's new (just joined today 10-20-2012) so I'd waste no more time trying to prove it works. The screen shots showing programs that must have root in order to work running on our phones is more than enough proof to show it works.... as a matter of fact here's Titanium Backup running on my Lucid under 4.0.4 (which can be told by the battery icon and the percent meter in the notification bar) so I'm just going to ignore his misleading posts from here on out as they hold no merit as proven by several others as well.....
     

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  10. fatdaddysnacks

    fatdaddysnacks Well-Known Member

    How did you get the percent on the norifaction bar
     
  11. Shockey62

    Shockey62 Newbie

    Go the settings, Power Saver, scroll to the bottom, and it will say "Battery Percentage"

    Check the box
     
    fatdaddysnacks likes this.
  12. jallen2020

    jallen2020 Lurker

    Works like a charm!
     
  13. ViceroyArgus

    ViceroyArgus Lurker

    Is anybody working on the updated Google Now version that came out in at the very end of October? It allows you to create calendar events via voice.
     
  14. solidsnake13

    solidsnake13 Member


    I have my ICS Lucid rooted, so whatever you and those others are seeing/doing is incorrect.
     
  15. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member

    Works, thanks man!
     
  16. Shockey62

    Shockey62 Newbie

    I'm getting stuck at #14. It won't let me rename or even delete the apk file. And yes I am rooted successfully.

    14.rename GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk from /system/app to "GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk.bak"

    EDIT:

    Nevermind. I was able to work around it. Thanks for posting this!
     
  17. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    @OP, thanks!

    Just got m7 working on my Motion :D
     
  18. i think i'm stuck...i'm not sure if i'm putting in the correct permissions
     
  19. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    If you used ES file explorer, the permissions are already correct.
    Just rename that one apk to apk.bak and reboot and it will work.
     
  20. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member

    Hey, I just realized today that my YouTube App no longer works, anyone know why and how I can fix it?
     
  21. Uhh reinstall it?
     
  22. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member

    Tried that, also updated it on Google Play. Hasn't worked on either version.
     
  23. Connorh333

    Connorh333 Well-Known Member

    How doesn't work? Does it force close or something else?
     
  24. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member

    On every boot I get a message that says " YouTube has stopped". I also get the same error when I try to open it.
     
  25. Connorh333

    Connorh333 Well-Known Member

    Try all of these.
    Clear phone cache with something like CacheMate
    and clear the app data and cache.
    You could also try installing youtube as a system app?
     
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