Google Pixel phones have become a household name across the globe. With excellent features and specifications, Pixel phones from Google have surged the popularity chart. One of the glaring features of Google Pixel phones is Google Assistant. Any other Android phone user would regret that s/he doesn’t own a Pixel phone. But now you should stop feeling sorry about not having a Pixel smartphone.

To use Google Assistant, Android users have to install and set up Allo chat app on their phones. To avoid this step, you can use an ES File Explorer File Manager. You can download this app on your Android phone (which obviously not the Pixel phone) and use Google Assistant on any Android phone.

So you don’t need to break the bank to experience Google Assistant on your humble Android phone. Just follow a few simple steps and your job is done. Take care of following things only:

  • Your Android smartphone should be running on Android 7.0 Nougat. You can download and install Android 7.0 Nougat from here.
  • You need to root your Android device. If you are using the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you can root the device from here.
  • Download and install the latest version of Google app.

How to Get Google Assistant on Any Rooted Android Nougat Device

Once you are prepared with all the three things mentioned above, you can set Google Assistant on your Android phone.

Step #1: To begin with, you are supposed to install ES File Explorer File Manager from Google Play Store.

Step #2: Next, give access for root partition from Superuser app.

Step #3: Head to the root partition on Android device. Tap on the rot folder at the top of the folder tree.

Step #4: Gain access to ‘System’ folder from root directory. Make sure that the directory is mounted as read/write (Mount R/W).

Step #5: Long press on ‘build.prop’ file.

Step #6: You will see an ‘Options’ menu on your phone screen; tap on ‘Open with’ and next choose ‘Text Editor’.

Step #7: When text editor opens, go to the bottom of list and type in the lines given here:

ro.product.model=Pixel XL

Step #8: Next tap on Menu button and tap on Save to make changes permanent.

Step #9: Remove the cache and data of Google app to launch Google Assistant without any glitch.

Step #10: Restart your Android phone after the file is saved.

Now start using Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. Interact with Google Assistant to make the most; ask questions and get response quickly.

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