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[GUIDE] [4.1+] Enable Google Now Panel on Nova!

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By Nikhilkumar038, Senior Member on 23rd June 2017, 05:17 AM
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Hi all

You might be knowing about the Nova Google Companion App, which enabled Nova Launcher users on Android MM+ to use the Google Now Panel. Recently, it was made available to LL+ users too
Today, I will share a guide which enables users to use this (maybe useful) Google Now Panel on their Jellybean 4.1+ devices

Pre-requisites
  • Latest Nova Launcher
  • Nova Google Companion App here
  • A working brain
  • A tool for modifying .apk files(APK Editor Pro, APKTool, etc.)

Let's go-
  • Decompile Nova Google Companion App
  • Look for AndroidManifest.xml and open it
  • Look for something like this
    Code:
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="21" android:targetSdkVersion="26" />
  • Change android:minSdkVersion="21" to 16.It would now look like this
    Code:
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="16" android:targetSdkVersion="26" />
  • Save the file.
  • Recompile the APK and then install it
  • Open Nova Google Companion App and press OK
  • Go to Nova Settings>Google Now>Google Now Page and turn it on if not already
  • Go back to Nova home screen and you now have the Now Panel working on JellyBean

Known Bugs-
Tell me?

Credits-
TeslaCoil Software for Nova Launcher and Nova Google Companion App
Google for Google Now
@luk3yx for testing this on 4.2
Me for this guide
Anyone else? Please PM

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25th June 2017, 04:17 PM |#3  
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Can you make the modified apk
25th June 2017, 04:44 PM |#4  
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i can't found <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="21" android:targetSdkVersion="26" /> in Androidmanifest.xml
25th June 2017, 04:57 PM |#5  
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Guys i edited the apk.

Tell me if its working or not.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikhilkumar038

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You are awesome bro.
You always comes with something unexpected.
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Can you make the modified apk

I already made it. Just don't want to publish it here.
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Quote:
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i can't found <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="21" android:targetSdkVersion="26" /> in Androidmanifest.xml

Check again. It's in the 3rd line.
If you still can't, check out the apk attached by @@sumit@007
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