How to get Google Assistant in Android Lollipop 5.0+ (Without Root)

As we all know if we are running on Android MarshMallow (which is Android 6.0) we can use Google Assistant without root.But what about those who are using Android Lollipop(5.0+)?
Though,there is a method to get Google Assistant in Lollipop,but it requires root.There are many people who don’t want to root their devices (for various reasons).
So today I am back with a method by which you can get Google Assistant in Android Lollipop without rooting it.

All credits go to XDA Member Nikhilkumar038

So here are two methods by which you can get Google Assistant,go for any one of them (which suits you best) .

Method 1 – Using Activity Launcher

  1. Open Activity Launcher
  2. Tap on the “Recent activities” tab up top and select “All activities.” Wait for all activities to load.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Google App. Tap on it to expand all available activities under the Google App.
  4. Find com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.opa.hq.OpaHqActivity. You can either tap on it once or create a shortcut to it on your launcher.
  5. You’ll now find yourself within the new Assistant “explore” screen where Google categorizes available integrations, how to use them, and quick access to make custom shortcuts.
  6. Swipe over to the “Your Stuff” tab up top.
  7. Tap on “Add Reminder” to trigger Google Assistant. What this action does is launch the activity com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.opa.OpaActivity – which normally can’t be accessed on your unrooted device.
  8. You’ll now be taken through the hotword setup process. Teach it to recognize your voice, and you’re done! Now you can access Google Assistant by saying “OK Google!”
Method 2 – Using Nova Launcher
  1. Download Nova Launcher
  2. Find an empty spot on your home screen and long-press to add something new.
  3. Tap on “Widgets.”
  4. Under “Nova Launcher” tap and hold “Activities” and drag it to your home screen.
  5. Scroll down and find the “Google App.”
  6. Tap on it to expand it, and select com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.opa.hq.OpaHqActivity.
  7. This will add a new “Google Assistant” icon to your home screen which is a shortcut to this activity. Tap on this icon.
  8. You’ll now find yourself within the new Assistant “explore” screen where Google categorizes available integrations, how to use them, and quick access to make custom shortcuts.
  9. Swipe over to the “Your Stuff” tab up top.
  10. Tap on “Add Reminder” to trigger Google Assistant. What this action does is launch the activity com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.opa.OpaActivity – which normally can’t be accessed on your unrooted device.
  11. You’ll now be taken through the hotword setup process. Teach it to recognize your voice, and you’re done! Now you can access Google Assistant by saying “OK Google!”

Special Thanks to XDA for this Article
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