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I flashed CM 10.0 (Android 4.1.2 JB) to my Galaxy s2 (i777); it doesn't seem like Google Now is installed. When I go to Google Play, it doesn't show in the list. Any idea how I can install Google Now?

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It will be listed as "Google Search" in the Play Store. Are you looking for that? –  eldarerathis Jan 7 '13 at 17:44
It says that Google Search is installed. I can't see how to get to it - when I push the search button on my phone I just get to the regular google search, not Google Now tiles –  Andrey Jan 7 '13 at 17:49
Hm, odd. What version of Google Search is it, out of curiosity? (Settings->Applications->All might be the easiest way to check) –  eldarerathis Jan 7 '13 at 17:53
Google Search v –  Andrey Jan 7 '13 at 18:54
That might be the problem, then. Google Now was added in v2, I believe (my phone shows v2.2.10). I'd guess you'll need to get it updated somehow, although I'm not sure how you would do that if Google Play isn't offering the update. –  eldarerathis Jan 7 '13 at 18:57

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It seems that you have a version of Google Search that doesn't include Google Now. The easiest way to fix this would be to install a new version of the Google Search app. I have linked to the googlenow apk below so that you can install the version I had on my device.

This should then allow you to access Google Now by pressing the Google Search option in the app drawer, or using the quick search bar on the default launcher.


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If you want to open Google Now you have to press the Home button for a couple of seconds. In my case Google Now opens after one second or so. But it could be that, if you haven't opened Google Now before, it can take some more time.

Another possibility is that your Google Search version is not the latest available version. At this moment I have version on my phone, which supports Google Now (January 7th, 2013).

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When I press and hold Home button, I get list of running apps –  Andrey Jan 7 '13 at 18:55
@ndsmyter This is untrue. The long press home button is for the recent apps list on all Android devices, unless your device maker has changed this in their own ROM. –  Liam W Jan 7 '13 at 19:19
@LiamW I removed my comment, you're right –  ndsmyter Jan 7 '13 at 19:22

I uninstalled Google Search updates then updated again. It works fine now.

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