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[APP][4.1+] Google Now with independant locale

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Dovidhalevi

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Always a problem: Will this version run on an armv6 device.

Have a very old version that does but of course, version from Play is only for armv7.

Also, can this version simply be installed as a user-app. I never flash this stuff onto system. No enough room.
 

Dovidhalevi

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Another idea here: Implement this mod as an Xposed module. This will solve (at least for now) the upgrade problem. Change applied at run-time rather than hard-coded.

In fact, the AppSettings Xposed module has a per-app locale settting. Could be tried but Google Search may still need special treatment (thanks, Google).
 
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H4CK_H0PP3R

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Hey looks awesome app, but does this supports Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi or other Indian languages ? Adding them will be awesome, Thank you.

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leonbarroso

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nexus 4 - android 4.3 -

.apk method not works
xposed method not works

it only works for English-US in both voice and system or app settings locale

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nexus 4 - android 4.3 -

.apk method not works
xposed method not works

it only works for English-US in both voice and system or app settings locale
 

molismenos

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Guys i have galaxy s4 i9550 and android jelly bean 4.22 i replace velvet app but when i try to install it my phone say error i cant install it..Some help?
 

cellabonez

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works on kitkat perfectly

how can i install velvet.apk in android 4.4 kitkat? There is no velvet.apk or GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk in system/app folder..

i am on kitkat just remove google search.apk from system/priv-apps and copy velvet .apk to system/ apps that works for and i am in an english speaking country outside the us , so this works for me to get back google now since the updated one does not allow you due to location reporting
 

Marquo

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i am on kitkat just remove google search.apk from system/priv-apps and copy velvet .apk to system/ apps that works for and i am in an english speaking country outside the us , so this works for me to get back google now since the updated one does not allow you due to location reporting

I tried that, did all the replacing in Root Browser of ROM Toolbox, but the only effect was that my home button no longer called homescreen(pressing it wasn't doing anything, but holding it did call Recent apps), and "Okay Google" stopped working at all. :/ Glad i made a backup in TWRP beforehand, but i was suspicious from the beginning- Google Search apk was about 19 MB and Velvet is 4,5.
Any idea what I may have done wrong?
 

cellabonez

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I tried that, did all the replacing in Root Browser of ROM Toolbox, but the only effect was that my home button no longer called homescreen(pressing it wasn't doing anything, but holding it did call Recent apps), and "Okay Google" stopped working at all. :/ Glad i made a backup in TWRP beforehand, but i was suspicious from the beginning- Google Search apk was about 19 MB and Velvet is 4,5.
Any idea what I may have done wrong?

Mine works without those functionality but because the new Google search was optimised for kitkat the old one like this would have these functionality

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    After flashing Jelly Bean to my device I quickly discovered the problem which many non-US members have been talking about, it was impossible to use Google Now to it's full potential without changing the system language to English (US). I thought that there had to be some simple solution to this problem, so I searched around here on xda for any mod that fixed this, but there wasn't any success. So, after some simple smali editing I now present to you

    Google Now with independant locale
    This mod allows you to continue using Google Now as you're used to, but without having to compromise with your own language of choice - Whether it be Spanish, French, Swedish or any other language that is supported as of Jelly Bean. The only thing that is required is replacing the old Google Now apk with the new one.

    Disclaimer
    - You are responsible for anything that could potentially harm your device by using this app. If you are worried, make a Nandroid.
    - I can't guarantee that this will mod will work on your device/configuration. If it doesn't, please provide a logcat so I attempt to fix the problem.

    Download link below the screenshot

    Screenshot showing Google Now in Swedish
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    Installation Instructions
    (Requires Jelly Bean or above)
    1. Download the file from dl.dropbox.com/u/22829424/Velvet.apk (unclickable because of insufficient post count)
    2. Remount /system with read/write permissions
    3. Copy the apk to /system/app/Velvet.apk
    IMPORTANT - If Velvet.apk does not already exist in /system/app/ it could be having another name. If GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk is there, replace that file instead.
    4. Remount /system with read-only permissions again
    5. Install the apk as you would the normal way (Users on the Swedish forum I originally posted this on found this to be required)

    If you want to perform step 2 - 4 using adb, these are the commands to use
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb push Velvet.apk /system/app/Velvet.apk
    adb remount
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    Great mod!!

    I updated and signed the JB gapps pack with your modded apk for easy flashing.

    http://mirrorafile.com/files/06V1EP8L/JBAPPS-SIGNED.zip
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    Okay, I never had the time to create a post yesterday, but here's the flashable zip.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22829424/googlenow_customlocale.zip

    Note that this zip will install a library in /system/lib, this should originally be in /data/data, but I haven't found a way to keep the library in there across reboots.

    The OP will be updated later today.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
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    Never tried working with apk files or editing them, I assume it would be wise to look for the differences between the modded version and the original one, and apply those edits on the new version.
    Any idea how to check those differences..?

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    i can do it but i need the original old version of google now to compare with the modded one..... forget it.... that version is in Google Apps :D i will work on it now :D
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    Just so you guys now, I haven't completely abandoned this project. I have been quite busy lately, hence I haven't been able to provide support in this thread - that changes as of now!

    About the new update of Google Now:
    I have spent part of the weekend trying to find the one line that matters instead of replacing multiple lines that looks the same. This is partly to avoid conflicts with other locale specific stuff (weather forecast for example) and because the apk wasn't obfocused this time, resulting in me not being able to use a diff tool.

    There will also be an official update zip now because the process of installing the new version has advanced. I will provide information for installing manually as well.

    The flashable zip is almost complete and will be uploaded soon (expect an hour or two, I'm not at home right now).

    Questions will be answered when the new version is out, thanks for being patient :)

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