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reekotubbs

Senior Member
Nov 17, 2008
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GNow Handlebars​


Purpose
Are you tired of flashing Google Now zips only to find out the flash did not work or messed up something unintentionally?
Are you tired of manually installing Google Now components over and over again to find that you some how made a mistake
and need to start over?
Do you not fully understand how to flash zips or manually add files to your system folders?

Well fear no more.

Introducing the first application that can download, install or remove Google Now and restore Google
Search to your phone without the need of flashing zips or manually adding and manipulating the files.


There have been a lot of users with issues installing and uninstalling Google Now for ICS. This is my second solution for those users.


This is only an application that deals with the many different variations of Google Now that were created in this news worthy thread: The Google Now for ICS Project

This application allows users to quickly install Google Now to see if it works for them and if it does not, it allows these users to restore their original Google Search.

This thread is not and will not be about issues with specific modded Google Now apks, go here: The Google Now for ICS Project for that. I have no problem incorporating new apks into the installer. But I will not attempt to deal with issues outside of the installer.

Requirements
Rooted
ICS
Deodexed ROM

Instructions

[COLOR ="red"]Before you install Google Now check if voicesearch.apk is installed, if so rename to voicesearch.apk.bak[/COLOR]

1. Open app
2. Make a choice ("a" or "b" not both)
a. Install (Install Google Now)
- choose apk
b. Restore (Restore Google Search)
- rename voicesearch.apk.bak to voicesearch.apk
c. Exit


If You Need App Support
Please provide the following info:

Phone
OS
Where you downloaded apk from
What steps you took
What were the results
Are any of the following installed:
Voice search
Velvet.apk
S-voice

Simple, right?

I hope this helps someone.

Change Log

v1.2 (11-4-12)
-- Changed file host
-- Added support for GoogleQuickSearchBox_USA
-- Added support for Velvet

v1.1 (10-4-12)
-- Fixed error calculating system sizes with decimals

v1.0 (10-2-12)
-- Initial

Downloads
Located on

Mod Edit: Links removed due to the app containing iffy malware-like advertising, which is detected by most AV software as malicious. This isn't suitable for posting on XDA.

Please read disclaimer before installation.
 
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TheSmokingAndroid

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Apr 2, 2010
670
626
Victoria
looks awesome! so what about those of us in the rest of the world that don't have access to the Amazon app store.? I mean, ya i can go through the trouble of dicking around with a market enabler, but i reaaalllly dont want to. Would be awesome if you could either leave a download mirror here, or add it to the play store also.

Cheers for this =)
 

reekotubbs

Senior Member
Nov 17, 2008
838
264
looks awesome! so what about those of us in the rest of the world that don't have access to the Amazon app store.? I mean, ya i can go through the trouble of dicking around with a market enabler, but i reaaalllly dont want to. Would be awesome if you could either leave a download mirror here, or add it to the play store also.

Cheers for this =)

The play store cost $25 to open a developers account and for a free app, I just don't see that happening.
I need it up on a market that gives me stats on downloads and other info. I'm looking into SlideMe right now.

Unless someone wants to donate the funds to get it up and started.

Update: check OP, the app is available in the SlideMe market
 
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NinjaRicky

Member
Aug 26, 2010
32
2
The play store cost $25 to open a developers account and for a free app, I just don't see that happening.
I need it up on a market that gives me stats on downloads and other info. I'm looking into SlideMe right now.

Unless someone wants to donate the funds to get it up and started.

Update: check OP, the app is available in the SlideMe market

Signed up to the SlideMe market, your link doesn't work and I can't find the app there using search. Still not on Amazon either. Can you please just post it here for now or check your link?

Thanks, looking forward to trying it out.
 
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NinjaRicky

Member
Aug 26, 2010
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Update - Access Denied


Actually, the message I'm getting is Access denied.. I tried altering the name on the link and got a diffrent message of Not Found.. meaning the app is apparently on SlideME, but none of us are allowed to access the page to download it..

:confused:
"Whoops! Access denied...

It seems you do not have access to this page. Do not worry, there are ways to fix this.

If you believe this message to be an error, please tell us what happened when you were trying to access http://slideme.org/application/gnow-handlebars.

You can always hit the back button of your browser to return to the previous page or go to homepage. Maybe you were not supposed to be here in the first place."
 

tkess

Senior Member
Oct 27, 2010
52
20
Cleveland, OH
This is a great solution...if we could access it. Why not host it and place a link here? Email me the apk and I'll host it.

Sent from my GT-P6210 using xda premium
 

alexnaoumi

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2010
1,878
187
Detroit
Link doesn't work right. Says denied or something like that. Can you just post the apk here

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
 

Rapier07

Senior Member
Nov 30, 2010
1,916
536
Nagpur
My phone has 340mb space free in system and the app says i just have 5mb and exits. What's going on?

Tapatalked !
 

reekotubbs

Senior Member
Nov 17, 2008
838
264
My phone has 340mb space free in system and the app says i just have 5mb and exits. What's going on?

Tapatalked !

Let me look into that right now.

Update!!!!! Available on Amazon.com


Do you have android terminal or equivalent? If so can you run command "df" in root mode and tell me what you get for "system" under "free"
 
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kevintstephens

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2009
170
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Tampa
I can't get it installed. I have tried installing all of the different versions. It downloads successfully and says that it installed successfully, but it doesn't show up anywhere. It's not in my apps list or anything. I have restarted my device and I still can't find it. Am I doing something wrong?

Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using XDA Premium
 

Rapier07

Senior Member
Nov 30, 2010
1,916
536
Nagpur
Let me look into that right now.Do you have android terminal or equivalent? If so can you run command "df" in root mode and tell me what you get for "system" under "free"

Here you go
y9uverus.jpg


Tapatalked !
 

reekotubbs

Senior Member
Nov 17, 2008
838
264
Here you go

Tapatalked !

Edit: found the cause, the program caught a NumberFormatException, if you check your logs you should see this message
freeSpace(): Could not parse

The program is unable to parse decimals. I'll need to look into changes this part of the code to work with them.
 
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reekotubbs

Senior Member
Nov 17, 2008
838
264
I can't get it installed. I have tried installing all of the different versions. It downloads successfully and says that it installed successfully, but it doesn't show up anywhere. It's not in my apps list or anything. I have restarted my device and I still can't find it. Am I doing something wrong?

Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using XDA Premium

Check your /system/app folder and look for GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk and report back.
 

crazaytalent

Senior Member
Nov 7, 2008
85
6
Great Share... Thanks soo much! I had no problem downloading and installing from amazon.

Now are there any thoughts, on the best version of google now?
or which is the most recent/feature rich version? Or is there no difference?
 

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    GNow Handlebars​


    Purpose
    Are you tired of flashing Google Now zips only to find out the flash did not work or messed up something unintentionally?
    Are you tired of manually installing Google Now components over and over again to find that you some how made a mistake
    and need to start over?
    Do you not fully understand how to flash zips or manually add files to your system folders?

    Well fear no more.

    Introducing the first application that can download, install or remove Google Now and restore Google
    Search to your phone without the need of flashing zips or manually adding and manipulating the files.


    There have been a lot of users with issues installing and uninstalling Google Now for ICS. This is my second solution for those users.


    This is only an application that deals with the many different variations of Google Now that were created in this news worthy thread: The Google Now for ICS Project

    This application allows users to quickly install Google Now to see if it works for them and if it does not, it allows these users to restore their original Google Search.

    This thread is not and will not be about issues with specific modded Google Now apks, go here: The Google Now for ICS Project for that. I have no problem incorporating new apks into the installer. But I will not attempt to deal with issues outside of the installer.

    Requirements
    Rooted
    ICS
    Deodexed ROM

    Instructions

    [COLOR ="red"]Before you install Google Now check if voicesearch.apk is installed, if so rename to voicesearch.apk.bak[/COLOR]

    1. Open app
    2. Make a choice ("a" or "b" not both)
    a. Install (Install Google Now)
    - choose apk
    b. Restore (Restore Google Search)
    - rename voicesearch.apk.bak to voicesearch.apk
    c. Exit


    If You Need App Support
    Please provide the following info:

    Phone
    OS
    Where you downloaded apk from
    What steps you took
    What were the results
    Are any of the following installed:
    Voice search
    Velvet.apk
    S-voice

    Simple, right?

    I hope this helps someone.

    Change Log

    v1.2 (11-4-12)
    -- Changed file host
    -- Added support for GoogleQuickSearchBox_USA
    -- Added support for Velvet

    v1.1 (10-4-12)
    -- Fixed error calculating system sizes with decimals

    v1.0 (10-2-12)
    -- Initial

    Downloads
    Located on

    Mod Edit: Links removed due to the app containing iffy malware-like advertising, which is detected by most AV software as malicious. This isn't suitable for posting on XDA.

    Please read disclaimer before installation.
    3
    can someone please share via pm last 4.0 apk? coz in the first page link there's only 1.1 zip version from filehost and I cannot download the apk from amazon cos I'm out of us
    thx in advance

    Check out cnet

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    2
    looks awesome! so what about those of us in the rest of the world that don't have access to the Amazon app store.? I mean, ya i can go through the trouble of dicking around with a market enabler, but i reaaalllly dont want to. Would be awesome if you could either leave a download mirror here, or add it to the play store also.

    Cheers for this =)

    The play store cost $25 to open a developers account and for a free app, I just don't see that happening.
    I need it up on a market that gives me stats on downloads and other info. I'm looking into SlideMe right now.

    Unless someone wants to donate the funds to get it up and started.

    Update: check OP, the app is available in the SlideMe market
    2
    Requirement and install instructions updates in OP

    Sent from my Evo 3D CDMA using Tapatalk 2
    2
    Having the same issue as the other person.. Says it installed.. Checked apk in Root Explorer.. Permissions are fine.. Apk is about the same size as previous poster..
    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2

    I found the issue, I forgot to change the file host in my app (download limits reached).
    Changing now, will update the thread with v 1.2.