This quick tutorial lets you install Google’s voice-based assistant on your tablet/smartphone running on Lollipop (Android 5.x) or higher. Google Assistant is currently enabled by default on their flagship Pixel series smartphones. Moreover, there are some other hacks to get Google Assistant on every Android phone, but it required Marshmallow or Nougat version to be installed.
One of the main advantages of installing Google Assistant on your Lollipop device is that you can literally ‘command’ everything to get things done. Be it a flight booking, finding a slot in the nearby Opera or ordering Pizza from Dominos.
Amazon’s Alexa is the new trendsetter in the similar arena. It has brilliant features as well as ubiquitous compatibility. If you can’t get the Alexa or update your smartphone Pixel ones, you could still attain the Assistant feature on your smartphone running on Android Lollipop with this simple hack. Moreover, this method doesn’t require root access. So chill!
How to Enable Google Assistant on Lollipop Devices (No Root)
- First of all, install Activity Launcher on your smartphone or tablet from here.
- Open the launcher and under Recent activities, choose All activities.
- Now find the Google App from the list. Once you get that, tap on it to show its activities.
- Find the activity named com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.opa.hq.OpaHqActivity from the list and tap on it.
- Followed by that, you will get redirected to the new Assistant window from where you can learn how to use the Assistant. Give required permissions for the app.
- Right after the Explore tab, you could find Your Stuff tab.
- Under Reminders category, tap on Add reminder.
- On the next screen, you will get into the Setup phase where you can learn and train how to perform actions via commands on Google Assistant.
- Once the setup is complete, simply go back home and say “OK Google” to launch the Google Assistant on your Android device running on Lollipop firmware.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t add screenshots after step 6 as I don’t have a device running below Marshmallow. The settings vary on Lollipop and Marshmallow. However, I guess I have explained it in a detailed manner.
Thanks to the XDA developer who made it possible to enable Google Assistant on every tablet/smartphone running on Android 5.x Lollipop without root. If you got difficulties while enabling this technique on your device, let us know via comments.
Source : https://www.xda-developers.com/get-google-assistant-on-android-lollipop-marshmallow-nougat-tablets-without-root/