S for Switch Voice Pro v2.5.0
Requirements: 4.1 and up
Overview: “Start Google Now with you voice on the Galaxy Note3, S5” – No root necessary
Try FREE version to see if it works you before buying PRO
If you liked v1.0 better (no settings or keep in RAM), it is still available below – Do not install both!
Did you know your Galaxy Note 3 could do always listening voice wake-up similar to the highly advertised “Okay, Google Now” Motorola Touchless Control on the Moto X?
#1 You have to say “Hi Galaxy” (while the screen is off)
#2 SVoice will try to service you, which is much less capable (to say the least) than Google Now
While there is no way to fix #1, the more important problem #2 can be solved with my little app. It does a “bait and switch” style intervention whenever S Voice would start, you are redirected to Google Voice Search
Preparations: (see video)
1. install this app S for Switch Voice
2. open it (when asked grant root for quicker switching)
3. click “Configure S Voice” button
4. in S Voice – MENU / Settings
5. enable “Voice wake-up”
6. [optionally enable “Open via the home key”]
7. press BACK, BACK to return to S for Switch Voice
8. activate: ON (upper right)
9. check mark
Whenever (and however) you launch S Voice my app will switch to Google Voice Search:
+ Voice wake up (Say “Hi Galaxy” with screen off)
+ Double tap on the Home key (enable “Home key” and adjust sensitivity)
Option to hide notification icon
Stays enabled at the end of the day The free version has a reminder built in, it needs to be re-enabled once every week
Time/battery announce mode: Instead of starting Google Voice Search, you can have the phone announce the time and/or battery level, when you wake it up by saying “Hi Galaxy”. This can be convenient when abroad, since without data connection neither S Voice nor Google Voice search could do anything. Select Offline announce mode in Settings, or have it auto enable while offline. Choose what to announce: time, battery or ambient temperature (Note3+S4). I used this mode while skiing, I could just say “Hi Galaxy” (or “Time Galaxy”) without even taking the phone out of my pocket.
c|net video (2.0): http://cnettv.cnet.com/start-google-…-50161692.html
c|net article (1.0): http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-…galaxy-note-3/
Q Device Administrator??
A Opt in feature: to avoid accidental touches in your pocket S for Switch Voice can keep screen off in Time Announce mode. For this it needs this status. IMPORTANT: Disable Device Admin status to be able to uninstall S for Switch Voice
Q Does it work with S Cover / Gear?
Q Using Security lock pattern/pin?
A Try SkipLock to disable security lock in trusted places
Q Can’t get S Voice to wake the phone on 4.4.2?
A Clear S Voice cache+data, reboot, reconfigure
Q: Is this an alternative to Home2?
A: It is optimized to switch instantaneously after screen-off voice wake-up. For double click HOME, I recommend using it in combination with Home2
Q: Multiple commands in Google Now
A: Say “Hi Galaxy” when the screen is off.
Google Voice Search can be reactivated by saying “Okay Google”
– Google Now language=English (MENU/Settings/Voice)
– hotword detection: enabled
Q: What’s the impact of always listening on the battery life?
A: No noticeable battery hit on Snapdragon800 based Note 3, as this CPU has a dedicated core to monitor voice commands.
SD800: Note3/S5 phones, 8.4/10.1/12.2 TabPro, 12.2 NotePro tablets.
The S3, S4 and older phones don’t have this hardware feature.
2.50 Stability and speed improvements.
Touchless Notifications in Offline Announce (see new video from 4:00)
Download Instructions:Released by Yuki918