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By Yuhfhrh, Senior Member on 7th October 2013, 01:40 AM
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Here's how to bring back Google's text-to-speech and silence that creepy Samsung lady.

1. Download and unzip the attached file.
2. Place "libpatts_engine_jni_api.so" and "libspeexwrapper.so" in /system/lib/ and set permissions to 644.
3. Place "GoogleTTS.apk" in /system/app/ and set permissions to 644.
4. Reboot
5. Go to Settings-> Accessibility-> Text-to-speech options, and select Google Text-to-speech Engine.
6. Enjoy!

Confirmed working on SM-N900P, but it should work with all others too.
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7th October 2013, 05:39 AM |#2  
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I really wasn't going to root this phone but I am doing it just for this. It sounds like she is hitting on me every time she says turn left

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7th October 2013, 11:14 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Yuhfhrh

Here's how to bring back Google's text-to-speech and silence that creepy Samsung lady.

1. Download and unzip the attached file.
2. Place "libpatts_engine_jni_api.so" and "libspeexwrapper.so" in /system/lib/ and set permissions to 644.
3. Place "GoogleTTS.apk" in /system/app/ and set permissions to 644.
4. Reboot
5. Go to Settings-> Accessibility-> Text-to-speech options, and select Google Text-to-speech Engine.
6. Enjoy!

Confirmed working on SM-N900P, but it should work with all others too.


How exactly do you set permission?
7th October 2013, 12:14 PM |#4  
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How exactly do you set permission?

Do it with a file explorer like "ES File explorer", you long press the file in question to set permissions, but you have to turn root access on in the app before hand.

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7th October 2013, 02:30 PM |#5  
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Any1 knows how to set up the permissions in, "Root explorer"?
7th October 2013, 04:53 PM |#6  
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Any1 knows how to set up the permissions in, "Root explorer"?

Did you read the post above yours?
7th October 2013, 05:09 PM |#7  
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Did you read the post above yours?

Humm that's for es explorer. I'm using "root explorer". Looks like YOU didn't read?
7th October 2013, 05:17 PM |#8  
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Humm that's for es explorer. I'm using "root explorer". Looks like YOU didn't read?

Yup you got me. My bad.
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Any1 knows how to set up the permissions in, "Root explorer"?

644= Owner read and write, group and others just read.

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8th October 2013, 11:39 AM |#10  
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For some reason ES File Explorer won't work for me. Permission denied even though granted root access and all. So, I went with Root Explorer and place those files in the folder you mention and just follow the steps and it work. What sup with ES file Explorer 3 anyway?
10th October 2013, 05:47 PM |#11  
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I can confirm working great on ATT.

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