How To Get Back Google Now on Tap on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

By on Nov 8, 2016

In this article we are going to talk about h0w to get back Google Now on Tap on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. These devices come both with Android 7.1 Nougat which brings plethora of features. The best features of Pixel devices are all software related.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first devices to come with Android 7.1 out of box. As I said before Android 7.1 comes with some great features that every Android users would like to have on their phone. One of the best features is Google Assistant.

It is the new release of Google’s artificial intelligence for Android devices. Google Assistant is a combination of the previous Google Now and Now on Tap. It’s considered as the best feature on Google Pixel and may Android users want to have it on their non-Pixel devices.

On the other hand, plenty of people who have already purchased a Pixel or Pixel XL want to get back Google Now on Tap. So this article is for all these people who want to revert back to the old Google Now on Tap. Below you are going to find a simple way how to do that. So without further ado let’s get back Google Now on Tap on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

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Here’s how to enable Google Now on Tap on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

If you don’t like Google Assistant than you can easily get back Google Now on Tap. The procedure is not difficult, all you have to do is to edit a file called build.prop.

To edit build.prop you must have root access. Here is a detailed guide how to root Google Pixel and Pixel XL with SuperSU. Once you get root access the next step is to install a File Explorer such as ES File Explorer. It’s free on Play Store.

Open your favourite File Explorer, it doesn’t have to be ES File Explorer. There are plenty of them such as Root Explorer, Total Commander and so on. Open it and go to /system and find a file named build.prop.

Open it with a file editor and look for the following command:

  • ro.opa.eligible_device=true

Change it to:

  • ro.opa.eligible_device=true

Save the file and reboot your phone and clear Google App data. After you follow these steps you will no longer see Google Assistant.

If you want to revert back to Google Assistant follow the same steps, look for the same line and change the value back to ‘true’. Save the file, reboot the phone, clear Google App data and that’s all.

One Comment

  1. jhjkhk

    Nov 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Open it with a file editor and look for the following command:

    ro.opa.eligible_device=true

    Change it to:

    ro.opa.eligible_device=true

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