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[GUIDE] [UPDATE 3] How to enable Google Assistant on your phone (Android 7.0+ only)

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Requirements
  • Android 7.0 or higher
  • SuperSU or kernel with dm-verity disabled
  • Latest Google app (6.5.35.21 or newer)
  • build.prop tweaks

Method 1: Manual editing
Just add or replace these lines on your build.prop:
Code:
ro.product.model=Pixel XL
ro.opa.eligible_device=true

Method 2: Flashable ZIP by @FaserF
Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69074667&postcount=112
Flashing video guide by @mjp93



F.A.Q.
What languages are supported by Google Assistant?
Only English and German for now.

I'm still having Google Now, what can I do?
Go to the Google app info and wipe its data.

Now my phone model is Pixel or Pixel XL, is this a problem?
Maybe. Some manufacturers uses the build.prop data to offer their apps and updates on Google Play, so you can have problems updating those apps. Nexus owners won't have any problem.

My camera is crashing!
Restore your build.prop and use the new method.

The "Ok Google" hotword doesn't work!
Works only on Nexus stock ROMs.

What about Android Marshmallow?
Check this out (by @Maxr1998) https://plus.google.com/+MaxRumpfAli...ts/P6ehUoPNp54


List of working devices
  • Google Nexus 6P | Stock NBD90X
  • Google Nexus 5X | OctoOS
  • Google Nexus 6 | OctoOS
  • Google Nexus 5 | AOSP 7.0 by Santhosh M | BOKROM
  • Google Nexus 4 | ???
  • Google Pixel C | ???
  • Moto G 2013 (falcon) | CM14 | AOSP
  • Moto G 2015 (osprey) | AICP 12.0 NRD90Z | AOSP-OMS 7.0 NRD90U
  • OnePlus One | LegendROM CM14
  • Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus | CM14
  • YU Yureka Plus | AICP 7.0.0_r14
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 | CM14 Beta
  • Nextbit Robin

Good luck!

For more information check the Nexus 6P thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...bd90x-t3477868
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Would this have an effect on OTA updates?
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Question, what have you tested what happens when you revert the build.prop after getting assistant to work?
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Quote:
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Would this have an effect on OTA updates?

You won't receive more Android OTA updates.
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Question, what have you tested what happens when you revert the build.prop after getting assistant to work?

IF you revert the build.prop the Google Assistant will be replaced with Google Now on Tap.
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IF you revert the build.prop the Google Assistant will be replaced with Google Now on Tap.

Okay in that case better to just use magisk, going to make a module real quick.
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Replaced my build.prop with your and it did nothing but add a Vendor error on startup and a Voice icon on the Pixel launcher for my 6P. What'd I do wrong? Running latest Google app and OctOS ROM
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Okay in that case better to just use magisk, going to make a module real quick.

Please tell us when you're done with that.
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Do you have to be on stock recovery for this? Can you be rooted?
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could someone give me the link for google app velvet?
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