Download S for Switch Voice Pro Apk File
"Start Google Now with your voice on the Galaxy Note3 or S5" – No root necessary
(does not work with security locks, including finger ID on the S5, see Q&A section for a possible solution)
Try FREE version if it works for you before buying PRO
Your Galaxy Note 3 or S5 does always listening voice wake-up similar to the highly advertised "Okay, Google Now" Motorola Touchless Control on the Moto X!
►#1 You must say "Hi Galaxy" (while the screen is off)
►#2 Crippled SVoice will try to service you
No way to fix #1 on the Note3 (you can set your own wake-up command on the S5), but #2 can be solved with my little app: whenever S Voice would start, you are redirected to Google Voice Search
►Option to hide notification icon
►Stays enabled at the end of the week The free version has a reminder built in, it needs to be re-enabled once every week
►Offline announce mode: Instead of starting Google Voice Search, you can have the phone announce various information, 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. I used this mode while skiing, I could just say "Hi Galaxy" (or "Time Galaxy") to hear the time with the phone in my pocket.
Choose what to announce: time, battery, or any notification using my other app Touchless Notifications.
Note: For S for Switch Voice Pro users the Trial reminders are disabled in Touchless Notifications Free, when it is started by S for Switch Voice offline mode. The free reminders are there when other functions are used.
How to set up (see video)
1►install this app S for Switch Voice
2►open it (grant root for quicker switching)
3►click "Configure S Voice" button
4►in S Voice – MENU / Settings
5►enable "Voice wake-up" (S5: train wake-up command)
6►[optionally enable "Open via the home key"] (S5: no need, just long-press HOME for Google)
7►press BACK, BACK to return to S for Switch Voice
8►activate: ON (upper right)
►c|net video (2.0): http://cnettv.cnet.com/start-google-now-your-voice-note-3/9742-1_53-50161692.html
►c|net article (1.0): http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57617786-285/start-google-now-with-your-voice-on-the-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 which app needs DA. IMPORTANT: Disable Device Admin status before uninstalling 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 w/ Home2 (S5 no need)
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 hit on Snapdragon80X based Note3 or S5, as this CPU has a dedicated core to monitor voice commands.
SD800: Note 3, S5 phones, 8.4/10.1/12.2 TabPro, 12.2 NotePro.
The S3, S4 and older phones don't have this hardware feature.