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naaapu

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Hi guys, only want to share my experience trying to install the google app and google assistant in my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

1) Download the google app (wear os) on apk mirror

2) active the developer mode in the watch, turn on debug mode and debug on wifi

3) install "Wear installer" on my phone and connect to the watch, from here traspassing and install the google app on the watch

4) the app not show in the launcher, but i can change the predefined assistent app to Google!!! I show you in the pictures added

I have no idea how to make this work, but is promissing!! Maybe somebody read this and can make it, or maybe this almost compatibility mean that the official app is coming in the near futue!

Sorry for my english, im spanish
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That's been talked about before and it's super sketchy. You have to install some random guys app store, give his app tons of permissions, pay him then you get a limited version of Google assistant.

His telegram group have banned people for asking about the security concerns of his apps permissions. Super sketchy
 
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prototovsky

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If you install google go apk or other assistant also shows on this menu, but for now seems that only bixby is mapped to home button longpress
 

beautyangel

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Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Working for me. I follow theses steps

And Download this apk here : https://t.me/newsgw/2028

Google Assistant Go Galaxy Watch 4.apk
6.5 MB

and in your watch 4 go to settings, Apps, Choose default Apps, Digital Assistant App, Choose Google assistant Go and scroll down to OK button. You are done.

I use Bugjaeger 3.0 on my phone to Sideload my Apk's " follow the steps on youtube to sideload apk's from your mobile to your smartwatch.

Bugjaeger 3.0
 

crxssi

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Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Working for me. I follow theses steps
Interesting. The video in Spanish isn't terribly helpful, though. I am sure there are others out there. Seems like there would be a simpler way to sideload to the watch, but maybe not. Are you nervous about running some random APK? Good find on the "default app" > assistant. Didn't even notice that until now. How are your "activating" the assistant when you want to use it? Do you have to launch the app each time? Or did you bind it to a button or action on your watch face or something?
 

darklighter43

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Interesting. The video in Spanish isn't terribly helpful, though. I am sure there are others out there. Seems like there would be a simpler way to sideload to the watch, but maybe not. Are you nervous about running some random APK? Good find on the "default app" > assistant. Didn't even notice that until now. How are your "activating" the assistant when you want to use it? Do you have to launch the app each time? Or did you bind it to a button or action on your watch face or something?
I just set custom key to double press to activate Google Assistant.
 

Sicron

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Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Working for me. I follow theses steps

And Download this apk here : https://t.me/newsgw/2028

Google Assistant Go Galaxy Watch 4.apk
6.5 MB

and in your watch 4 go to settings, Apps, Choose default Apps, Digital Assistant App, Choose Google assistant Go and scroll down to OK button. You are done.

I use Bugjaeger 3.0 on my phone to Sideload my Apk's " follow the steps on youtube to sideload apk's from your mobile to your smartwatch.

Bugjaeger 3.0

Is there also a non-telegram download link somewhere?
 

dreamtheater39

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It's a gimped version of the assistant....can't play music on Spotify or youtube music, can't use find directions or navigate to commands....when not connected to the phone on bluetooth it struggles to process queries. And most frustrating of all.....screen powers down terminating the request mid way....and setting as default assistant makes no difference, long press still opens up ****sby. Need to remap double tap home to launch app....which takes a while to fire up

Can't wait for Google to release it officially....
 

CrazyCypher

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It's a gimped version of the assistant....can't play music on Spotify or youtube music, can't use find directions or navigate to commands....when not connected to the phone on bluetooth it struggles to process queries. And most frustrating of all.....screen powers down terminating the request mid way....and setting as default assistant makes no difference, long press still opens up ****sby. Need to remap double tap home to launch app....which takes a while to fire up

Can't wait for Google to release it officially....
Yes I agree it's frustrating but it's useful for making shopping lists, calls, messages etc... It's best we have for now, hopefully official one comes as soon as possible
 

crxssi

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Bugjeager works just fine.

Chrome is a bonus.
krogoth, thanks again. I finally went ahead and tried it. Sent the two APK's to my phone with Airdroid. Put watch in developer mode, figured out how to turn on ADB and force wifi on (I had to disconnect bluetooth). Loaded Bugjeager on my phone. Went into developer options on watch to find IP address, connected to it in Bugjeager, finally figured out how to upload an app :) Bingo- it is on the watch! Binded it to top button double press, turned off ADB, turned off Wifi and BT back on....

It actually works (at least for now). Obviously not designed for round screens. Even has a dialog on the bottom I can't dismiss, since I can't see it. But it can answer questions (what is the time? What is the square root of 13? What is my battery level? etc). When I ask to SEE something like "show me a picture of a cat", nothing appears. I installed Chrome too, to see if it would launch that to show it... it doesn't. I don't think it can show anything due to the lack of space on the screen and no way to navigate (that I can figure out, anyway). Also times out too quickly sometimes.

Anyway, I will play with it some. It might have a lot of issues, but it is a hell of a lot more functional than NOTHING!
 
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dreamtheater39

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krogoth, thanks again. I finally went ahead and tried it. Sent the two APK's to my phone with Airdroid. Put watch in developer mode, figured out how to turn on ADB and force wifi on (I had to disconnect bluetooth). Loaded Bugjeager on my phone. Went into developer options on watch to find IP address, connected to it in Bugjeager, finally figured out how to upload an app :) Bingo- it is on the watch! Binded it to top button double press, turned off ADB, turned off Wifi and BT back on....

It actually works (at least for now). Obviously not designed for round screens. Even has a dialog on the bottom I can't dismiss, since I can't see it. But it can answer questions (what is the time? What is the square root of 13? What is my battery level? etc). When I ask to SEE something like "show me a picture of a cat", nothing appears. I installed Chrome too, to see if it would launch that to show it... it doesn't. I don't think it can show anything due to the lack of space on the screen and no way to navigate (that I can figure out, anyway). Also times out too quickly sometimes.

Anyway, I will play with it some. It might have a lot of issues, but it is a hell of a lot more functional than NOTHING!
It might have a lot of issues, but it is a hell of a lot more functional than NOTHING....and Bixby!
 
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speedme

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Is this still the version where you have to donate to the creator ?
And do you have to give out your Google account to a third party (or creator) ?
 

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    I am using the stock Samsung app. That sounds like it will do the trick if I switch. I think I'll likely just use Bixby to text and GA for everything else so I can continue to use the stock messaging platform (which I surprisingly like).
    If you're interested in remapping your Bixby Key shortcut to GA, just download and sideload the APK I linked below on your watch and enable GW4 Remap in your accessibility installed services. Tap settings and from here you can configure tasks that run based on certain system events from your watch. You can remap the long pressing of both hardware keys which by default are set to Bixby (Top) and Samsung Pay (Bottom). Now you can't configure anything to launch directly from long pressing of the Hardware keys since Samsung is anal about that. So your options are:

    For the top button, you have the option of remapping to launch Google Assistant Go or Ultimate Alexa whenever Bixby OR the power menu is shown. Now, Remapping over Bixby is terrible so I highly recommend going into your watch's advanced settings and changing your top button key shortcut to launch the power menu instead of Bixby when held down. Launching GA Go whenever your power menu is shown is literally instant since whenever another app is launched to the foreground, the power menu instantly closes so most times you won't even see it nor will there be anything else running in the background.

    You can add a second task if you wish to launch Google Pay instead of Samsung Pay with the bottom key. Again, very fast switching, almost instant.

    If you're feeling froggy , you can launch GA/Alexa from the bottom key and Alexa or Samsung Pay from the top. Or launch GA on top and Alexa on bottom.

    Launching something over Bixby causes it to display an error and causes very slow switching to GA. That's is why you should change your settings to Power Menu.

    Enjoy!
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    wow, amazing hack, thanks! Question, some of us have the problem of GA Go timing out and the time appearing on top of GA Go.

    Know what fixes that?

    Also, any ideas about how to get GA Go to trigger Google Messages?
    Can you rephrase your question. Not 100% sure what you mean. Google Assistant Go takes a 2-3 seconds to load if it's not in background. Subsequent launches take less than a second. Especially if you launch it using the hardware key shortcut I linked. I'm shooting Google assistant commands all the time now. Just hold down top button and start talking to GA.

    Hmmm.. you mean time is appearing over Google Assistant? That would be an issue with your watch face or most likely Ambient Mode. Are you using watch always on?

    To launch ANY app from Google Assistant Go, just say "Open/Launch <Name of App>". So for the messages app, make sure it's set to your default message app and just try saying "Open Messages", Not Google Messages since Its not called that. The issue you might run into is launching the Samsung Messages app instead since both apps are just called "Messages". Try setting your default app like I said and say "Open Messages" or "Open Default Message App" and similar variations. If that doesn't work, you can always uninstall or disable Samsung Messages through ADB so it won't be seen my GA.

    Code:
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.messaging
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    Is it possible to send text and voicemessages via WhatsApp like in the all-star video? The command "configure WhatsApp" isn't working.
    I also have the 15sec off issue.
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    Recent user of galaxy watch 4, I found here a solution to add Google assistant on the watch, but for my experience this solution is little buggy

    Sometimes when I launch Google Assistant go (with app link or buton double tap) the watch freeze sometime more than 30 sec, not really helpfull.
    For my last try (I already have check all app permission) the app don't reconize voice command.

    So at the moment it's not really a great deal for me to use this, more than nothing but when bug comes, it was really more speed to go to the phone to have full experience of google assistant without bug or freeze.....
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    When I try to send a text message using Google Assistant Go on my galaxy watch 4, it says that it is sending the message, but it never appears in the messages app on my watch or my phone. Has anyone else experienced this?
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    MOD EDIT: Quote removed since post removed.

    That's been talked about before and it's super sketchy. You have to install some random guys app store, give his app tons of permissions, pay him then you get a limited version of Google assistant.

    His telegram group have banned people for asking about the security concerns of his apps permissions. Super sketchy
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    Hi guys, only want to share my experience trying to install the google app and google assistant in my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

    1) Download the google app (wear os) on apk mirror

    2) active the developer mode in the watch, turn on debug mode and debug on wifi

    3) install "Wear installer" on my phone and connect to the watch, from here traspassing and install the google app on the watch

    4) the app not show in the launcher, but i can change the predefined assistent app to Google!!! I show you in the pictures added

    I have no idea how to make this work, but is promissing!! Maybe somebody read this and can make it, or maybe this almost compatibility mean that the official app is coming in the near futue!

    Sorry for my english, im spanish
    Screenshot_20210922_220928_permissioncontroller.png
    Screenshot_20210922_220957_permissioncontroller.png
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    Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Working for me. I follow theses steps

    And Download this apk here : https://t.me/newsgw/2028

    Google Assistant Go Galaxy Watch 4.apk
    6.5 MB

    and in your watch 4 go to settings, Apps, Choose default Apps, Digital Assistant App, Choose Google assistant Go and scroll down to OK button. You are done.

    I use Bugjaeger 3.0 on my phone to Sideload my Apk's " follow the steps on youtube to sideload apk's from your mobile to your smartwatch.

    Bugjaeger 3.0
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    Assitant and chrome in attachment.
    Booth are working. Just sideload it, and set assistant as default.
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    Also, for those ussing the Assistant Go, you can remove the blue button by temporarily changing the dpi of the device to a lower value

    https://www.reddit.com/r/WearOS/comments/p3jd8t
    With Bugjaeger the commands are:

    wm density ---> To display the current screen density
    wm density 180 ---> To apply a custom density, for example 180
    wm density reset ---> To restore the default density of the watch