Nov 05, 2016 02:42 PM EDT
Android 7.0 Nougat Tricks & Hacks: How to Download Google Assistant to Nexus, Motorola, One Plus, Samsung Handsets [VIDEO]
It was previously announced by Google that the newly developed digital assistant called Google Assistant will only be available for their newly launched Pixel phones. However, there are latest hacks and tricks on Android 7.0 Nougat that allows the non-pixel phones to download and make use of the said Google Assistant.
Download Google Assistant to Android Phones
Many have been craving for the app aware and voice-controlled Google Assistant that eventually led the white hat hackers in finding ways to bring it to the non-Pixel phones. Although the digital assistant is available in Google Allo, still nothing beats the one that exclusively runs in the Pixel phones.
There are two ways to download Google Assistant to eligible handsets that run Android 7.0 Nougat such as Samsung, Sony, Motorola, Nexus, LG, HTC and others. According to Digital Trends, it is recommended for the users to have sufficient technical knowledge should they attempt to hack their respective phones.
To begin with, tricking Google servers is the first one to go. If the rooted phone has the 126.96.36.199 Google app or newer, Google servers are made to believe that the phone is a Google Pixel XL. Another thing is through using a flashable image which can be downloaded from XDA-Developer site. Full instructions can be found here.
On the other hand, Android 7.0 Nougat hacks and tricks on Google Assistant have apparent risks. These include bricking the device, warranty void that opens the door to malware attacks, messing up on the phone's camera and many others, thus, it's important to take the precautionary steps before attempting to hack the phones.
List of Eligible Handsets for the Nougat Hacks
So far, there are only nine handsets that are eligible for the Android 7.0 Nougat hacks. The list is consolidated by XDA-Developers and it includes the following: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 4, Moto G 2013 (Falcon), Moto G 2015 (Osprey), One Plus One and Lenovo VIBE K5.