How To Get Google Assistant On Marshmallow and Nougat (with/without Root)

Vintaytime Staff
5 months ago / Updated - March 25, 2017
How To Get Google Assistant On Marshmallow and Nougat (with/without Root)

Both Google Assistant and Google now are the personal assistant software, developed by Google.The Google Assistant was previously available in Google home, Allo messenger, and Pixel devices, but now any Android device running Marshmallow and Nougat can get the assistant.

If you already used Siri or Cortana, you don’t need to learn how to use Google Assistant. It will activate with the voice, or by holding the home button on your Android phone. Sorry for all Android lollipop and lower version devices, you can’t get Google Assistant. But by using a custom ROM on your device, you can easily get Google Assistant and the latest Android version.

Get Google Assistant on Marshmallow/Nougat (Without Root)

Your device must have Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher in order to enable Google Assistant. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download the latest Google App APK from external website.
  2. Download the latest Google Play Services APK too.
  3. Go to settings, security and enable ‘Unknown sources’ in your device.
  4. Install both APKs you have downloaded in step 1 and 2.
  5. Go to settings > apps > Google App > storage > manage space > clear all data, go back  and clear cache.
    clear all data
  6. Again, go to settings > apps > Google Play Services > storage > manage space > clear all data, go back  and clear cache.
  7. Restart your device.
  8. Launch ‘Google’ app from the app drawer, or by long-pressing the home button.
  9. Follow on-screen instructions.
  10. Swipe the left-hand menu in Google app and click ‘Settings’.
  11. Tap on Google Assistant Settings, and enable the Assistant.
    Settings in Google Assistant

Now long press the home button in order to use Google Assistant on your device. For ‘Ok Google’ voice detection, please train voice model from the same Google Assistant settings screen.

enjoy Google Assistant

Get Google Assistant on Marshmallow/Nougat (With Root)

If your device is rooted, or if you’re using any custom ROM and recovery, then the process of getting assistant is very simple. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Get Assistant app from Google play.
  2. Launch the app and click the ‘Get Assistant’ button.
    Get Assistant app
  3. Once you got the success message, simply clear Google app data from settings > apps > Google App > storage > manage space > clear all data, go back  and clear cache.
  4. Reboot your device.
  5. Launch ‘Google’ app from the app drawer, or by long-pressing the home button.
  6. Follow on-screen instructions.
  7. Swipe the left-hand menu in Google app and click ‘Settings’.
  8. Tap on Google Assistant Settings, and enable the Assistant.
    enable the Assistant

The Flash method

This method requires Android 7.0 or higher, and custom recovery (like TWRP) on your device. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download all flash files from this page and copy to internal storage of your device.
  2. Reboot your device to custom recovery.
  3. First flash ‘GoogleAssistantVelvet.zip’, and then ‘GoogleAssistantBuildProp.zip’.
  4. Reboot your device and enjoy Google Assistant.

Any way to get Google Assistant in Android Lollipop?

Sorry but the Google Assistant will only work on Android 6.0 or higher. If you want the Assistant for any cost, simply upgrade your Android to latest version and then follow the above methods. Pay attention when rooting your Android device, it will destroy your phone’s warranty, and it cannot be reverted.