Samsung’s answer to Siri, S-Voice, was certainly a big failure. It never recognizes what you say and just randomly does anything that it wishes. Any Galaxy S3 user would agree to the same. But thanks to Google that it came with a very tough competitor to Siri which was named as Google Now and it was integrated in Jelly Bean. And Google Now is simply amazing! Neither S-Voice nor Siri doesn’t stand a chance in its competition. The only problem is that even with the Jelly Bean update to the S3 you cannot completely replace S-voice with Google Now. However here is a way you can do the same.
- Rooted Galaxy S3.(if you aren’t rooted here is a guide to root your phone.)
- Download the app called Home2 Shortcut.
- Download the Google Now flashable zip from here.
- Place the flashable zip in your phone.
- Reboot into recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume-Down button, Home button, and Power buttons together for 20 seconds or do the same combination of buttons while turning the phone on.
- Now navigate to flash zip from SDcard and select the flashable zip and flash it.
- Once it is done, reboot your device and verify that the app “Google” is in your app drawer. If it doesn’t work refer to this guide.
- Set up your account,if you already haven’t, in Google Latitude for a rich Google Now experience.
- Launch the Google Now app from the app drawer and go through the tutorial till your cards finally appear.
- If you are satisfied by not binding Google now to the Home button you can stop here else continue to the next step.
- Launch S-Voice and go to settings and uncheck the option “launch s-voice”.
- Launch the app Home2 Shorcut downloaded earlier and press the “choose application” button under the caption “step 1” in the app.
- choose the option installed applications and then select voice search from the list of apps.
- Then scroll down to the label given as “step 3” and press on “Select Home Application” and chose the Home launcher you are currently using.
- Then press the home button and then select Home2 Shortcut as your default home launcher.
- Now every time you press home button twice in rapid successions to launch Google Now.
- Reboot the phone and enjoy Google Now!
- Now you have Google Now on your Galaxy S3!