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Google Assistant for everyone
Introducing
Google Assistant Launcher (GAL)

Google Assistant Launcher plays upon the trick of fellow XDA Senior Member, @Nikhilkumar038. This trick launches the Google Assistant on Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat devices. But a problem persists, you need to have an activity launcher, such as Nova Launcher's Activities option. And in some cases, it still doesn't work when long-pressing the home button.

So I decided to make this app, which makes launching it much more easier.

Features
  • No root needed.
  • Activity launchers are never needed. Just install, and launch!
  • Launch Google Assistant, even on your own preferred launcher!
  • Uses the Assist intent, so you can also set GAL to launch when long-pressing the Home button!
  • No unnecessary permissions, so you are sure that no data is got from you.
  • Supports Android 5.0+

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- Tested using a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime running Prime ROM, Android 5.1.1
Installation
  1. Download the app
  2. Install normally as APK
  3. Done! Launch the app first, create a reminder, and teach the Assistant your voice.
  4. You may now hold the home button to launch Assistant.
    Note: When long-pressing the home button, pick
    Lollipop: Google Assistant as default.
    Marshmallow+: Google App as default.

    Still having problems? Do this.
    YouTube video[/B](thanks @Yathansh!)


Update
If you can't see Your Stuff tab, kindly downgrade to the latest stable version of Google App


Downloads
Official Website: hybridevelopers.16mb.com/downloads/
Google Drive Mirror
No mirrors please!
XDA:DevDB Information
Google Assistant Launcher, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Jovic77, Nikhilkumar038

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.0.4
Stable Release Date: 2017-06-02

Created 2017-05-31
Last Updated 2017-07-01
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Changelog

1.0.2 - 6/1/17
  • Added support for Android 5.0 (SDK 21).
  • Changed base and signatures.
  • Direct Google Assistant on Home button added.
  • Package Name has changed to reflect signature change.

1.0.1 - 5/31/17
  • Initial Stable Release

Prerequisites
  • An Android 5.0+ (Lollipop) Device
  • Google App (at least 7.3.x) is installed - no beta needed.
  • English (US) set as language.

Based on the works of

@Nikhilkumar038 - Enable Google Assistant on Lollipop!
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I think I'll be the first to try that

Update: My antivirus software is detecting this app as a virus, @Jovic77
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Is it possible to set it to launch the activity with the microphone instantly instead of just opening the app ?
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Originally Posted by Nikhilkumar038

I think I'll be the first to try that

Update: My antivirus software is detecting this app as a virus, @Jovic77

Oh my goodness, autograph please! Just joking. xD

What detection it does show? I may need to replace my signatures, possibly that's the issue.

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Is it possible to set it to launch the activity with the microphone instantly instead of just opening the app ?

I'll try with 1.0.2, I may still need to find that specific activity to launch it.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jovic77

Oh my goodness, autograph please! Just joking. xD

What detection it does show? I may need to replace my signatures, possibly that's the issue.


I'll try with 1.0.2, I may still need to find that specific activity to launch it.

No details about what's wrong with the app
Autograph? Pen please! XD

Update:I tried launching each and every activity of the Google app but couldn't directly launch the Assistant
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Originally Posted by Nikhilkumar038

No details about what's wrong with the app
Autograph? Pen please! XD

I'll try fixing it with 1.0.2. It seems it's an issue with ApkTool's signatures. I also found the "direct assistant" activity, just the "Voice Search" shortcut on Nova. But I need to find that specific activity. xD

No need for autographs, you appearing here is enough. xD

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Originally Posted by Jovic77

I'll try fixing it with 1.0.2. It seems it's an issue with ApkTool's signatures. I also found the "direct assistant" activity, just the "Voice Search" shortcut on Nova. But I need to find that specific activity. xD

No need for autographs, you appearing here is enough. xD

Oh really?
But that specific activity was not found by me
Edit:Voice Search doesn't work for me on Lollipop
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Originally Posted by Nikhilkumar038

Oh really?
But that specific activity was not found by me

It's actually the Voice Search launcher present on the older versions of the Google App. It was removed with 5.x, I think. It launches Google Assistant when activated, in a similar manner as Nougat.

I'll try finding it tomorrow, but it's night here. I'll work on this tomorrow. So, g'night!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jovic77

It's actually the Voice Search launcher present on the older versions of the Google App. It was removed with 5.x, I think. It launches Google Assistant when activated, in a similar manner as Nougat.

I'll try finding it tomorrow, but it's night here. I'll work on this tomorrow. So, g'night!

G'night but here after 3 hours

Enough time for me to find(or maybe not)
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Originally Posted by Nikhilkumar038

G'night but here after 3 hours

Enough time for me to find(or maybe not)

Just a final update.
JioSecurity (which is only available with Jio users) is a collaborative product by Jio and Norton.

So I could simply to a VirusTotal scan with this, and it should show the detection.

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