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I have already re-installed the google app, factory reset my phone, but I still can't find more options fron the 'Ok Google detection' page.

This is what I see:

Screenshot. showing just one option

Click image for larger version

My Phone: Sony Xperia C3 Dual

Android version: 5.1.1 (lollipop)

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  • What the other opiton would be? Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 9:18
  • @Alex.S "from any screen" second is "Personal result"
    – Glide
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 9:25
  • What are you trying to achieve?
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 9:26
  • @DanHulme that i can use okay google any where even an application is open
    – Glide
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 9:30

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Not all phones support hotword detection being on all the time (i.e. "OK Google" from any screen). The phone needs a lower-power co-processor, to avoid running down the battery by keeping the processor running at full power all the time just processing sounds. It's up to the system integrator (the people who compile Android for the phone) to set whether this option is enabled or not. From other users' reports on Google Product Forums, it looks like the Xperia C3 doesn't support this, and Sony removed it in the update to Lollipop.

Most likely you could get this working with a custom ROM, but the cost would be that it would run down your battery - which is presumably why Sony removed the functionality in the first place.

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  • Thanks for answering now i know why i cant get those options
    – Glide
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 0:58
  • Glide, if this answer is fine, award it the bounty! As much as Dan needs it ;)
    – Dan Brown
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 23:27
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Please update your default System language as English(US). It must work as Ok Google now supports only that. Go through this link "OK Google from any screen missing!"

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  • sorry for late response i already did that but same there is no other option apear
    – Glide
    Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 3:21
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You could flash OpenGApps nano over stock ROM, but it made Play services force close.

So, I tried flashing deodexed stock ROM and flashed OpenGApps over it, it worked.

which means it doesn't require a custom ROM.

Since you have Xperia C3 DUAL you should flash this patch after deodex ROM.

To install a custom recovery without having to format your phone you can root using KingRoot and install my modified XZLockedDualRecovery and you can then flash SuperSU through recovery.

Using KingRoot and XZLDR installers requires enabling USB Debugging from developer options.

Sorry can't post more than two links.

For further instructions message me on fb.com/megaahmadf

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