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Gnow Handlebars Installs Google Now on ICS Devices Easily
Some time ago, we brought news that users stuck on ICS could still install Google Now on their ROMs. Getting it installed isn’t overly difficult, but that doesn’t mean an easier way wouldn’t be welcome. There is now an application that will help users with ICS devices install Google Now more easily.
XDA Senior Member reekotubbs released an app called GNow Handlebars. The purpose, as explained by reekotubbs, is:
Are you tired of flashing Google Now zips only to find out the flash did not work or messed up something unintentionally?
Are you tired of manually installing Google Now components over and over again to find that you some how made a mistake
and need to start over?
Do you not fully understand how to flash zips or manually add files to your system folders?
Well fear no more.
Introducing the first application that can download, install or remove Google Now and restore Google
Search to your phone without the need of flashing zips or manually adding and manipulating the files.
The app is very simple. Users side load the APK just like any other app, open it up, select a Google Now APK to install, and finally install it. There are a variety of options, so if a particular option doesn’t work, the app can restore the standard Google Search app and allow users to retry.
The app has been out for a little while, but in that time a number of fixes and features have been added. If you’d like to try it out, head to the original thread.
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