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    Default Do you need to be rooted......

    to use an APK file? Like for Google Now.
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    Default Re: Do you need to be rooted......

    no you just check "install from unknown sources" in the settings menu, load the apk to your phone and install it.
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    Default Re: Do you need to be rooted......

    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    no you just check "install from unknown sources" in the settings menu, load the apk to your phone and install it.
    Correction... Most applications can be installed and run just by installing the APK file. As for Google Now, you do need to be rooted because it has to write to /system to work.
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    Default Re: Do you need to be rooted......

    you right, I forgot about that need
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    Default Re: Do you need to be rooted......

    Well I found some zip files from XDA with a one click install. It mentions backing up stock Google Search or renaming it but I can't find the files on my device.
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    Default Re: Do you need to be rooted......

    You still need to be rooted to use google now. You cannot flash that without a custom recovery, and to get that you need an unlocked bootloader (and most likely root access)

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