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[MOD] JB Inspired Google Search Widget

12th April 2013, 04:19 PM   |  #1  
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Hi Guys,

This mod is for those of you who like the new Jellybean style Google Search Widget but don't want to wait for JB or mess around installing Google Now on ICS.

I've re-themed the Stock ICS widget, so it's just a cosmetic change - it won't give you Google Now functionality. It's not an exact replica of the new JB search box but looks better IMO when used with the new Sony Home launcher:



Installation:

1. Copy .apk to SDCard
2. Move to /System and change permissions to RW-R-R
3. Move to /System/App and overwrite the old .apk
4. Reboot and (re-)add search widget to home screens
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File Type: apk GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk - [Click for QR Code] (608.5 KB, 1451 views)
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12th April 2013, 05:00 PM   |  #2  
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Very nice ,thank you Using it.
12th April 2013, 05:59 PM   |  #3  
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Very very nice work brother

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13th April 2013, 03:11 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks a lot man, this combined with Google_Now_Remover makes searching on XZXperience a lot more fluent and still matching with the Z launcher style .
13th April 2013, 05:30 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by Redstarr1

Thanks a lot man, this combined with Google_Now_Remover makes searching on XZXperience a lot more fluent and still matching with the Z launcher style .

Where did you find the Google now remover?

sent from my Sony Xperia ion running xzx experience 2 (lt28at)
13th April 2013, 06:36 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Zachinater

Where did you find the Google now remover?

sent from my Sony Xperia ion running xzx experience 2 (lt28at)

download from here if you want to.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/35dfrcrhxj..._Remover.zip?m

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After the Icon's pack, back with this modified search widget.

Just looks apt with the new Z launcher, and much better than the original JB search widget.

Thanks and keep it up!
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14th April 2013, 10:32 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by gopiraj_m

download from here if you want to.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/35dfrcrhxj..._Remover.zip?m

---------- Post added at 11:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:02 PM ----------

After the Icon's pack, back with this modified search widget.

Just looks apt with the new Z launcher, and much better than the original JB search widget.

Thanks and keep it up!

Cheers dude.

I'm working on a custom Z launcher at the moment too because I don't like how grey the app tray is. I'm finding the difference in screen output between my laptop and my XS is making it hard to perfect new designs as what looks good on my laptop doesn't necessarily look good on the XS.

I've tried a couple versions so far and am aiming to release in the next couple of days. I'll update the Icon Pack after that too.
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14th April 2013, 11:44 AM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by Why So Serious?

Cheers dude.

I'm working on a custom Z launcher at the moment too because I don't like how grey the app tray is. I'm finding the difference in screen output between my laptop and my XS is making it hard to perfect new designs as what looks good on my laptop doesn't necessarily look good on the XS.

I've tried a couple versions so far and am aiming to release in the next couple of days. I'll update the Icon Pack after that too.

There's already one customized version by niaboc- black and white versions.
I also made one with 5x4 grid for both versions. Let's try to optimize its speed now. I mean, the app drawer is laggy while swiping. Have you noticed?

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14th April 2013, 03:17 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by gopiraj_m

There's already one customized version by niaboc- black and white versions.
I also made one with 5x4 grid for both versions. Let's try to optimize its speed now. I mean, the app drawer is laggy while swiping. Have you noticed?

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Yeah I've seen Niaboc's launchers but want to do something a bit different. No offense to him as I love his work!

Do you just change one piece of xml to make a 5x4 grid? I think I found the xml I need to change but wasn't sure if I had to do anything else.

Edit: My App Tray doesn't lag at all... Only lag I experience with the launcher is swiping home screens the first time the phone has to draw widgets. After that it's smooth.
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14th April 2013, 03:59 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by Why So Serious?

Yeah I've seen Niaboc's launchers but want to do something a bit different. No offense to him as I love his work!

Do you just change one piece of xml to make a 5x4 grid? I think I found the xml I need to change but wasn't sure if I had to do anything else.

Edit: My App Tray doesn't lag at all... Only lag I experience with the launcher is swiping home screens the first time the phone has to draw widgets. After that it's smooth.

Pm-ed you!
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