Google Assistant is officially made to release with Google Pixel and Pixel XL but Non-Pixel android users can install it at this moment also.This was supposed to be a unique feature for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL but now all android users who have a rooted Android Nougat device can install it in their devices. Google assistant is not made available officially on the unsupported hardware but nevertheless users can still install it on their devices.
Steps to install Google Assistant on Non-Pixel Android Device
Step 1:- Ensure that you are running appropriate version of Google App i.e. version after 126.96.36.199.
Step 2:- Next step is to ensure that you have a rooted Android Nougat device.This feature is functional for any rooted android device running Android 7.0 and above.
Step 3:- You need to make a change in the build.prop file which is a file containing internal properties of the device. This file cane be found in System folder. Using ES file explorer navigate through this folder and make changes to the root file. After making the below changes ensure the device is now listed as Pixel XL.
ro.product.model=Pixel XL ro.opa.eligible_device=true
Step 4:- After completing the changes save them and reboot the device.
Step 5:- Once the device is rebooted go to Settings,clear all the data and cache of the Google App.
Now, you are all set to experience the Google Assistant on your device. The service can be now enabled by long pressing the home button of the device.
This technique has been tested on Nexus 6P, 5X and 5 running Android Nougat. Therefore, it might work on all Android Nougat rooted devices. Let us know in the comments if it worked on your device or not.