Ever wanted to replace Siri on your iOS device and have an Android-like Google Now experience on your iPhone or iPad? Well now you can using the new NowNow tweak for jailbroken devices. NowNow tweak simply replaces Siri with Google Search apps’s Voice Search feature. Just like Siri users can press the home button or use any other Activator action to launch the Google Voice Search interface instead of Siri and use the Voice Search feature just like they do from within the Google Search app. Of course, Google Search app is required for this tweak to work.
NowNow tweak not only replaces Siri with Google Voice Search on newer Siri running devices, but it also brings personal voice assistant experience for the users of older iOS devices that don’t have the Siri feature.
Here’s how you can replace Siri with Voice Search feature of Google Search app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or install Voice Search feature if you don’t have Siri at all.
Step 1. On your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch launch Cydia and go to search section of the store.
Step 2. On the search field write NowNow and install the tweak with the same name from the search results. NowNow tweak is available for free under the BigBoss repository.
Step 3. After installing the NowNow tweak launch the activator app on your iOS device and set an action for Google Voice Search. We recommend you choose the long press if you want to replace Siri, or three presses if you want to keep Siri on your iOS device as well as use Voice Search as a second option.
Users of older iOS devices including iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen. and iPad 2 can use the ‘two presses’ action to get the true Siri like experience on their devices.
Remember Google Voice Search won’t be able to make reminders, call someone, make notes, or do other stuff Siri could do as it cannot access the applications of your iOS device.
You can see the NowNow tweak in action in the video below.
[Hat tip AppAdvice]