Have you been longing for the highlight feature in Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” Google Now, but lack access to the update or a device running the latest version of Android? If so, the fine folks over at xda-developers are here to help you out, provided that you have a smartphone with an ARMv7 CPU running Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Your device will also need to be rooted and running either ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) or Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) with a file explorer (with root permissions) of some sort, like ES File Explorer.
Once you have everything in order, you’ll be able to follow a step-by-step guide (which the authors claim is “noob-friendly”) for installing Google Now on your device. The app comes in two flavors: the full ~36MB version of Google Now and a ~14MB version which lacks offline message dictation. If you follow the instructions correctly, you’ll soon have a working version of Google Now on your Jelly Bean-less ICS handset in no time.