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By havanahjoe, Senior Member on 23rd July 2014, 01:13 AM
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If you want to have the Google Dialer on your G3, you can easily do it once you are rooted.



WARNING: Make a nandroid backup in TWRP before you start modifying your /system partition. If you screw anything up, you can go back to a known good state.

Get the latest 1.1 Google Dialer APK from here: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06...-apk-download/

Follow the instructions over on Android Police, but make sure you remount the system partition as read-write before trying to copy the file into /system/priv-app: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12...-what-can-i-do

Here's the short version:

Remount your /system partition read-write
Code:
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system /system
Copy the apk to /system/priv-app
chmod 644
reboot

In order to launch the dialer, you need to create a shortcut. I have Nova, so it's pretty easy to do there. Create new shortcut, activities, Google Dialer, and pick the first Phone entry (check out the link above for screen shots on how to do this).

You will be able to use the Dialer to make calls (look up businesses or use your contacts), but once you select a number to dial, it will use the stock dialer. Incoming calls will also be handled by the stock dialer, so we lose on the ability to use Google's Caller ID for now.
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Sweet! Thanks. I am using the stock launcher and it created the stock icon for me.
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Sweet! Thanks. I am using the stock launcher and it created the stock icon for me.

Nice! I stopped using the Google dialer as my main dialer because I ran into some odd issues, like the keypad disappearing. I still have it installed to see missed calls and find out who the caller was if they're not on my address book. It's also great for finding places to call.
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Nice! I stopped using the Google dialer as my main dialer because I ran into some odd issues, like the keypad disappearing. I still have it installed to see missed calls and find out who the caller was if they're not on my address book. It's also great for finding places to call.

It's been solid for me for the first hour, I will keep an eye out for those issues though, thanks for the heads up.
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Thank you for this,

I did it and worked!!!! I don't have nova so I used an app called quick shortcut maker (free).
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I installed google dialer with the apk but it force closes before it opens .. How do you change permissions on your systen ? I did it for tge file but still isnt working
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Can get this to run in stock lollipop... Anyone have any luck?
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no luck in lollipop
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no luck in lollipop

I got this to work through Nova launcher
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