In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the latest Google Assistant 2.0 on any Android device. With the launch of the latest Pixel device, there was an introduction to a plethora of new changes. Pixel devices are always known to provide among the best software and UI experience, and Pixel 4 continued this tradition in the right direction. Among the most talked-about feature with alongside the Pixel 4 was the new and improved Assistant app.
Dubbed as the Google Assistant 2.0, there are quite a few noticeable improvements and new features to the fore. To begin with, Assistant now has the ability to transcribe audio and video live on the go. Apart from that, most of its functionality is now carried out locally without the need to be in touch with the data stored on the clouds. This automatically translates to the new assistant is much faster than its predecessor. For example, the ability to set up an alarm or turn on flashlight could all be carried out right when your device is an offline mode.
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But the most noteworthy feature is the new transparent UI that leaves a colorful trail at the bottom as and when the user speaks. Similarly, there are new gradient weather cards and the ability to carry out continued conversations. The latter negates the need to say Hey Google or OK Google every time you need to start a conversation. You could carry out a conversation with the Assistant without invoking it every time, granted you do so within a specified time period.
Likewise, the new assistant only takes up the bottom half of your screen, leaving the upper half translucent and see-through. With all these amazing features lined up, it is anything but obvious that all our readers would like a taste of the latest assistant. And in this guide, we are here to help you get just that. So without further ado, here are the required instructions set to install the latest Google Assistant 2.0 on any Android device.
How to Install Google Assistant 2.0 on any Android Device
Before we list out the steps to do so, there are a few requirements that your device needs to qualify. Please go through the below-mentioned points and make sure to meet all of them.
- Your Android device should be rooted with Magisk Manager installed.
- Your System language should be set to English. That could be done via the System > Language and Input > Language > English.
- Similarly, the currently installed Assistant app should also be having English as the default language. Head over to the Google App > More > Settings > Google Assistant > Assistant > Languages > English.
- Finally, download the necessary Google Assitant 2.0 files from the provided link. There will be a total of three files: Coral-10-May.zip GEL.GSAPrefs.xml, and MagiskHidePropsConf-v5.2.5.zip. Download all of them and transfer it to your device.
That is it. Now proceed with the steps to install the latest Google Assistant 2.0 onto your Android device.
Installation Steps for the Google Assistant 2.0
- Launch the Magisk Manager APK on your rooted device. Tap on the hamburger menu and select Modules.
- Within that, tap on the Plus icon, browse to the coral-10-may.zip, and select it. This will flash the said file.
- Don’t just reboot your device. Again tap on the Plus icon, navigate to MagiskHidePropsConf-v5.2.5.zip and select it. The said file will be flashed as well.
- Now hit the yellow Reboot button that appears at the bottom right. Once your device restart, you will have to clear Data and Cache of the Google App. For that, head over to Settings > Apps and Notifications > See all xxx Apps > Google > Storage and Cache > Clear Storage > Clear Google Search Data > OK.
- Once you have cleared the cache and data, Force Stop the Google App.
- Then launch the Google Assistant app. It will ask to download an additional 50MB of files, let the download complete.
- Now launch any file explorer with root support capabilities. Copy the GEL.GSAPrefs.xml file and move it to data > data > com.google.android.quicksearchbox > shared_prefs. A popup dialog will then appear asking you to replace this file with the one already present there. Give it the necessary permission.
- Next up, set the Properties of the shared_prefs folder as 551 (dr-xr-x–x). When that is done, force stop the Google App and that is it, you have successfully set up the new Assistant app.
So with this, we conclude the guide on how to install the new Google Assistant 2.0 on any Android device. If you have any queries concerning the above steps, do let us know in the comments. Furthermore, we would also love to hear your views on the latest Google Assistant app. Is this now falls into the perfect assistant category, or Google has missed a trick or two? Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that you should check out as well.