Google Now ported over to Android 4.0 on any device, as long as it supports AOSP

Google Now may have been developed specifically for Android 4.1, but the enterprising folks at XDA-Developers have managed to port it over to any AOSP-based ROM — that means any ROM, like CyanogenMOD, that was built not by a manufacturer but from the Android Open Source Project.

The procedure is a bit complicated — you must replace the Google Search APK in the system folder and correct the permissions, which requires root access — but so far people are saying that all is working quite well.

As usual, we recommend making a Nandroid backup of your ROM before performing any system-level changes, even if you know what you’re doing. Check out all the good stuff over at XDA-Developers.

Via: The Verge

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