Enable Google Lens in Google Assistant on your Android phone

Jesse Han   2017.10.09 4:30   Jesse Han  

Google unveiled the spiritual successor Google Lens during their I/O conference this year. For those who have never heard of it, it will be a service that can take advantage of Google’s huge knowledge base.

With Google Lens, we can simply get information about every type by framing them through the camera of your Android phone. The feature use the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

From May to early October, you know, Google Lens development continued only internally with Google’s team. Now, Pixel 2, the latest flagship from Google, finally activated Lens. Although the new feature is an exclusive preview on the new top phones, the exclusive ones have only a short life, because the modification is coming.

In this case, xda senior developer ani_me_sh has already been able to find a way to enable Google Lens in Google Assistant on any Android device that has root privileges. For those of you who like the world of modification, the process to activate Google Lens will be very simple.

Enable Google Lens

As I mentioned above, I assume you have a rooted Android phone. If you don’t know whether your Android phone is rooted, please use Root Checker to confirm it.

  • Make sure you have installed the latest version of Google App on your Android phone, so far it should be 7.13.21.21 beta version
  • You need a special build.prop editor, BuildProp Editor is a good choice
  • Now start to edit your build.prop file which loaded in /system/build.prop directory, please find the following strings
    ro.product.manufacturer=xxxxx
    ro.product.model=xxxxx
  • Please change the strings you found
    ro.product.manufacturer=Google
    ro.product.model=Pixel 2 XL
  • Please save build.prop file
  • Reboot your Android phone
  • Open Google Assistant and you will see a Google Lens buttonGoogle.Lens.Android.any
  • Enjoy your Google Lens

The original developer has confirmed on Mi Redmi Note 3 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat version.

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