DISCLAIMER: Follow these instructions entirely at your own risk. I, nor my company (Digital Ashes PTY LTD) take any responsibility whatsoever for any damage done to any device/property that occurs as a result of following these instructions.
The following steps describe how to install Action Launcher 3 on a rooted device as a system app, so that you will be able to enable Action Launcher 3's Google Now integration.
- A rooted device (Google if you need help here).
- A computer with ADB installed, and a working knowledge of ADB.
- A copy of an Action Launcher 3 APK on your computer. APKMirror.com is a good place to grab a copy from. All you're doing here is setting Action 3 as a system app, so any version of the app will work. From there, the Action 3 will update via the Play Store like a typical pre-installed app (such as Gmail or YouTube).
Note: To follow the instructions below exactly, rename the APK to
action3.apk. If you opt not to do this, just substitute
your_filename.apk as appropriate in the instructions below.
First, put the APK on the device:
adb push action3.apk /sdcard/
Now move the APK to the system partion. NOTE: The
# blah blah items following the commands below are just comments for you to understand what's happening. Don't enter them in the shell.
adb shell su mount -o rw,remount /system # Remount to read-write so we can write to /system. mv /sdcard/action3.apk /system/priv-app # Move to the /system partion. chmod 644 /system/priv-app/action3.apk # All System-Apps need to have the permissions rw-r--r--. mount -o ro,remount /system # Remount to read-only again. exit exit
Finally, reboot the device: