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[APP][4.1+] Google Now with independant locale

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By Sletmo, Junior Member on 29th July 2012, 09:45 PM
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After flashing Jelly Bean to my device I quickly discovered the problem which many non-US members have been talking about, it was impossible to use Google Now to it's full potential without changing the system language to English (US). I thought that there had to be some simple solution to this problem, so I searched around here on xda for any mod that fixed this, but there wasn't any success. So, after some simple smali editing I now present to you

Google Now with independant locale
This mod allows you to continue using Google Now as you're used to, but without having to compromise with your own language of choice - Whether it be Spanish, French, Swedish or any other language that is supported as of Jelly Bean. The only thing that is required is replacing the old Google Now apk with the new one.

Disclaimer
- You are responsible for anything that could potentially harm your device by using this app. If you are worried, make a Nandroid.
- I can't guarantee that this will mod will work on your device/configuration. If it doesn't, please provide a logcat so I attempt to fix the problem.

Download link below the screenshot

Screenshot showing Google Now in Swedish


Installation Instructions
(Requires Jelly Bean or above)
1. Download the file from dl.dropbox.com/u/22829424/Velvet.apk (unclickable because of insufficient post count)
2. Remount /system with read/write permissions
3. Copy the apk to /system/app/Velvet.apk
IMPORTANT - If Velvet.apk does not already exist in /system/app/ it could be having another name. If GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk is there, replace that file instead.
4. Remount /system with read-only permissions again
5. Install the apk as you would the normal way (Users on the Swedish forum I originally posted this on found this to be required)

If you want to perform step 2 - 4 using adb, these are the commands to use
Code:
adb remount
adb push Velvet.apk /system/app/Velvet.apk
adb remount
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29th July 2012, 10:04 PM |#2  
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Thanks, works with swedish as system language

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Thanks! Really cool man

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30th July 2012, 02:43 PM |#4  
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Great mod!!

I updated and signed the JB gapps pack with your modded apk for easy flashing.

http://mirrorafile.com/files/06V1EP8L/JBAPPS-SIGNED.zip
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Working Awsome.
Wierd no one has done this mod..

Great work
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Must have to try that.

Do we have to speak english to Google Voice in order to be understood ? -my accent is ugly, it will not help-
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I am French
I installed your version of a Galaxy S GT i9000 with CM10 ALPHA but I have no voice answers me?
can you do something?
thank you
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Originally Posted by Geggan

Great mod!!

I updated and signed the JB gapps pack with your modded apk for easy flashing.

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Thanks! Will put this link in the OP and cred you as soon as I can post links there
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Originally Posted by nono71

I am French
I installed your version of a Galaxy S GT i9000 with CM10 ALPHA but I have no voice answers me?
can you do something?
thank you

Have you tried setting the TTS language to English (US)? There could be some sort of error I made when modifying the apk that only allows that language.
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even putting the language of the TTS language of English (U.S.) that does not work I have never in my voice that responds
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even putting the language of the TTS language of English (U.S.) that does not work I have never in my voice that responds

Could you try pulling a logcat from your device after you've received an answer from Google Now and link a pastebin here? There could be something useful there

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