How to Install Google Assistant on ANY Android Running Nougat! [Root Required]


In this tutorial, I show you how to install Google Assistant on ANY rooted Android device running Android 7.0 or 7.1 Nougat.

Obviously, you will have to be running Android 7.0 or 7.1 along with root.  If you don’t have those requirements met, please stop here.

Download the files you will need in this tutorial:

Google Assistant Velvet APKDownload

Step 1. Check your Android version and make sure you are running Android 7.0 or 7.1 in Settings->About Phone.

For CyanogenMod ROMs like CM14 or CM14.1, make sure you enable root, follow these instructions if you don’t know how.


Step 2. Install BuildProp Editor app from the Play Store and launch the app.



Step 3. Do a search for “model” and you should find a line called “ro.product.model”, change the model number to:

ro.product.model=Pixel XL

If you don’t see it, you can add the “ro.product.model=Pixel XL” to the end of the file, hit the edit button and add it.


Also add:

Then hit Save.


Step 4. Install the ES File Explorer app from the Play Store then launch it.  Hit the menu button and make sure Root Explorer is checked ON.  Then tap on Root Explorer.


Step 5. Tap on “Mount R/W”.


Step 6. Make sure “/system” is set to “RW” and hit “OK”.


Step 7. Copy “Velvet.APK” and paste into /system/priv-app/Velvet directory.  If Velvet directory doesn’t exist, make a new folder.



Step 8. Change the permissions of Velvet.apk to “RW-R-R” like shown below:

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