I'd like to get Google Now on my (rooted) Verizon Galaxy S3 without flashing Jelly Bean on my phone. Is this possible?
Although I'd love to have Jelly Bean, I want to avoid flashing ROMs (and unlocking my bootloader), because I don't want to lose all of my apps and settings every time I do an upgrade. So I'd like to continue to receive stock OTA updates so that I can keep my settings intact while upgrading.
I did find this method, but I'm not sure I understand the implications. It mentions flashing a Google Now ROM to your phone. Does that mean I would lose my current settings? Does it mean I would have trouble later doing an OTA upgrade to Jelly Bean? Would I need to unlock my bootloader?