How to install Google Assistant on any phone running Android Nougat

Almost everybody among us must be aware that Google recently released its Pixel and Pixel XL devices which would soon be available to buy globally. Now Google has introduced some total new features into this devices which other devices from Google don’t even support. The Pixel owners do have a lot to boast about their phones and show it off naturally. One such thing is that Pixel smartphones come with inbuilt Google Assistant that ease every work of the user. This feature may lack in other devices running on Android Nougat but don’t worry, we can never disappoint anybody.

Google Assistant even though sadly is only available for their Pixel phones but however, you can get it too with a little tweaks and if your device is supported. (supported devices given below).

Google Assistant could be very useful in daily life. You can get weather updates regularly, traffic updates, navigate easily, look for your interests around your native place, manage entries for calendar, have text conversations with your phone or give it orders vocally. 

Before moving any further, I’ll tell you which devices will get this Assistant who run Android Nougat 7.0:

  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 4
  • Moto G 2013
  • Moto G 2015
  • OnePlus One
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
  • Yu Yureka Plus

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How to install Google Assistant:

Before we begin, please note that you’ve to root your phone first or else, you won’t get Google Assistant.

1) Make sure you have a recent version of Google app installed in your device (past version

2) Now root your device running Android Nougat 7.0. If you want to know how to root your Android Nougat device, click here for the guide.

3) Once you have rooted your device successfully, you have to navigate to “build.prop” file in your device which you can search in “/System” folder. If you don’t find similar values, you can add these values:

ro.product.model=Pixel XL

4. Save the file in the device, exit out and reboot your device.

5. When your phone starts again, go to settings and clear all data and cache for your Google app. 

When you do all this correctly, you can long press the Home button on your phone to access Google Assistant. It is not a difficult process but make sure you do it correctly.

Also Read: Google Camera v4.2 from the Pixel System is here

Please note that the author is not responsible for any damage done to your device. However you can freely ask your questions in the comment box. 

About Taha Maknoo

One passion that drives me- blogging. I'm a passionate student and blogger and usually spend most of my time over content writing and getting more information about the new tech launched to keep everybody updated. I'm a self confessed leaner and a tech enthusiast as I've the enthusiasm and the will to make everybody aware of the latest innovations in the world and new softwares released each day.

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