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How To Enable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 Nougat

Launched a few days ago, the all new Google Pixel is keeping the headlines, considered the best Android smartphone of the moment. Besides the top notch hardware specifications, it comes with a pretty unique feature called Google Assistant, which, in some way or another, is the company’s answer to Siri and Cortana. Unfortunately, right now it’s a Pixel exclusive, but don’t worry, because there is the way to enable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 Nougat, no matter the phone you have.

If you fancy this idea and you plan to do it, we have put together a short guide. And yes, it’s possible, thanks to the XDA Developers community. Apparently, if you have a rooted phone and are able to do a simple build.prop tweak, you’re all good to do.

Ok, so let’s see how it can be done…


Enable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 Nougat


In order to enjoy the new features, make sure you follow all these instructions correctly.

Step 1: Make sure your smartphone meets the following conditions

  • It’s rooted or it has TWRP Custom Recovery installed
  • It’s running Android 7.0 Nougat
  • It has the latest Google App

Step 2: Search for ‘Build Prop Editor’ in the Play Store and install it.

Step 3: After installing the app, perform a full backup of your build.prop.

Step 4: Click on the edit button, in order to modify the file, and add or replace the line to your phone’s build.prop

ro.product.model=Pixel XL


Step 5: Apply all the changes and then reboot your phone.

Step 6: In order to enable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 Nougat, you might need to go to Settings > Apps > Goole app and select Storage, then hit Clear Cache. However, this might not be necessary.


And that’s it, you have successfully managed to enable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 Nougat. If you have any questions about this, please contact us, using the comments section below.


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