Google Now available for Rooted devices
Google Now has been one of the stand-out features to come bundled with Android 4.1 JellyBean and has captured a huge fan base since it was revealed at Google I/O 2012. Unfortunately Google Now is currently compatible only with devices running Android Jelly Bean (at the moment there are hardly any to be very honest) but there is still a tiny ray of hope left for those who have rooted their devices thanks to a team of XDA developers.
Over on the XDA forums, two flashable .zip files have been made available that bring Google Now to a wide range of Ice Cream Sandwich powered Android devices. One version of the flashable .zip features the entire Google Now experience, offline dictation and all, and one version is a little stripped down, doing away with offline dictation to save on precious system memory space. The requirements for running this ported version of Google Now couldn’t be simpler. You must have an ARMv7 device, be rooted, be running ClockWorkMod Recovery and have Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you want to check the compatibility of your device feel free to go through this list by clicking on the show content button under ARMv7.
Note: Rooting can cause your device to become un-stable and a little un-predictable at times and should only be done at owner’s risk. Caution should be taken with the entire root process.