S-Voice Pulled from the Galaxy S III, Download the App Now!

After the big Galaxy S  III announcement we knew it would only be a short amount of time before the cool software features were pulled from the phone for use across other Android devices. One of the more noteworthy GSIII features is the S-Voice app, basically Samsung’s version of Siri. Thanks to XDA member Ascarface23, we now have a working S-Voice apk that has been tested to work on various Android 4.0.4 roms across various devices. I was able to successfully install the app on my Galaxy Nexus running the latest AOKP rom and it has also been reported to work on CM9 as well. If you want to check out this great GSIII feature for yourself, grab the download below and follow the installation instructions for best results.

Download: voicetalk.apk

How to install: You can either install it through the Android package installer like any other 3rd party app but reports suggest it is better to install it as a system app. To install as a system app do the following:

  1. Make a nandroid backup! (just to be safe)
  2. Download the apk on your SD card
  3. Using a file manager, copy/paste into system/app
  4. Longpress the apk file from Within system/app, select “permissions” and change to r-w, r, r

UPDATE: If you are experiencing force closes or other issues after installing as a system app, try this route: After the app is installed, use a file explorer and navigate to system/app and press on the voicetalk.apk to reinstall again over top of the original install. Readers have reported that this helps with ongoing issues. (Thanks RubinRybnik!)

Side note: I should mention one thing from my brief experience with the app. Don’t try to change the wake up command because that will usually result in a force close situation and you will have to reinstall and start over. I would just leave it at “hi Galaxy” and just be happy that it works. :-)

source: XDA

About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • Qbanito1967

    Im stock galaxy nexus 4.02 and it seems to run fine on my phone

    • Emailbox

      Which installation method did you use?

      • Qbanito1967

        I connected my phone to the computer, then copied the apk file over, then installed it, and its running on steroids as I rooted the app too

  • http://twitter.com/DF_Fallen ☣DF_Fallen☣

    dose it talk for you ?

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      It will speak some answers back for you. For example, if you ask who the 43rd president of the United States is it will speak (and type) “George W. Bush.”

  • http://twitter.com/DF_Fallen ☣DF_Fallen☣

    not real 
    opened up the APK, seems to have a bunch fo vlingo files in it too.

    Name: res/drawable-sw320dp-hdpi/vlingo_logo_color.png

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      Make no mistake, this is powered by Vlingo. It also uses Sensory for the wake up command. This is the real deal as it is found on the GSIII. I’m not sure why you would think it is fake?

      • ☣DF_Fallen☣

        damn… I am such a fool

        • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

          No worries brother! :-)

  • James Boules

    seems to be like google voice actions but with a siri layout to it.
    Nexus S- 4.0.4

  • http://twitter.com/DF_Fallen ☣DF_Fallen☣

    HOAX !! look at it

  • Ty

    Trying to install on EVO 4g but keeps saying there is a parsing error. I tried it as a normal 3rd party app then like it suggests above but it has the same result. Any insight?

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      Are you rooted? Did you try it as a system app and reboot? Other than that, since it was just released today I have no further troubleshooting info. You may want to hit up the xda thread for suggestions.

      • Ty

        Ya. Rooted running CM7. I have rebooted the phone too. IDK. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see. 

        • http://20 Stacy Bruce

          See the update in the above story.

        • Laurent Ono-Sendai

          It doesn’,t work on gingerbread.

      • Kish Babani

        i got that for a long long time… just copy and paste into data/app instead. works perfect. except that the app is buggy

    • http://ThisWeeksBeats.com Deez

      Same issue here. And did all that is says. Just to make sure, permissions should look like this: rw-r–r–, correct?

  • baldypal

    Works great on G Nexus. Nothing but server errors on Motorola Xoom.

  • danny_lam

    This seems to be a reskinned Vlingo. What’s the difference between the two? It seems to require the same commands, and doesn’t allow as natural of a conversation style command. But that’s just me. I still don’t fully find the use of these types of apps. It’s more work for me trying to remember the correct commands than to actually do it myself.

    • Jeff D

      Try opening S Voice instead of Voice Talk.

    • Info

      I totally agree with you. Next to that it is silly when it is crowded to talk to your phone. For me it is useless because you have to use the specific commands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Leonenko/100003557181924 Andrew Leonenko

    Needs a speed upgrade…very slow for queries. Good start but really needs more work. Used on a GNEX(CDMA)

  • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

    UPDATE: If you are experiencing force closes or other issues after installing as a system app, try this route: After the app is installed, use a file explorer and navigate to system/app and press on the voicetalk.apk to reinstall again over top of the original install. Readers have reported that this helps with ongoing issues. (Thanks RubinRybnik!)

    • Kenjinio-1

      i dont get where the “system/app” is please help me :( – Samsung Galaxy S2 Ics 4.0.3 Rooted

      • SI

        Try installing from the card using the File Explorer !!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sieepiestangel Luna Nguyen

    Is anyone else getting a forced shutdown when trying to set an alarm?

  • Hian Hwee LIM

    cant change the permission of the file on HTC one x.  However i run from “SD card”, it is ok.

  • Amldjlee8

    Just server errors on the HTC one x and the Asus transformer prime

  • omaroid

    does it work on 2.3

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      No. ICS only I believe 

    • Cvvc

      no dear it’s ofr ics only

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534890003 Jad N. Abi Zeid

    Does it need to have a rooted device?

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce


  • Bleacherbums1

    It works good on my galaxy nexus….

    • Emailbox

      Which installation method did you use?

      • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

        Start with installing as a regular 3rd party app. If that doesn’t work, uninstall and delete. redownload and install as a system app.

  • Matt

    Stock galaxy Nexus I can’t open people or set alarm clock

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      I believe those are a couple functions that aren’t working. I am unable to do either of those tasks too.

      • Siddjazz

         nope works fine.

  • Ian Kenji

    have a rooted samsung galaxy s2 with ics have 4.0.3 . i downloaded this apk to my sd card , opened root explorer navigated to were i had saved the s-voice apk file , copied it and navigated to “/system/app but my problem is i cant paste the 32 mb file as i only have 15.44MB free even though i have a like 16GB samsung galaxy with a 16GB memory card :( someone please help

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      I would delete something that you never use.

    • Dwsdcad

      dear that because limit off the system os you have del sone apps like youtube or other at ur risk

  • Nate

    Keep getting problem parsing package. Tying it on unrooted sg2.

    • Shade379

      Same thing here. Anyone know what’s wrong?

      • Ctxsoulman

        root your phone first…..

    • Ctxsoulman

      needs root…….

  • Jgarozzo

    Phone won’t let me copy into my systems folder.

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      You need to be rooted and have to mount the system by setting the file permissions to R/W

  • Bigs Cox10

    Unable to change permission… its not selectable! *Stock GNex

    • siddjazz

       You need to be rooted to change permissions

  • Joshuarowland1229

    This will not install on my AT&T Galaxy Note, followed all instructions

  • Ratico

    forced shutdown when setting alarm but the alarm is successfully set then it shuts down lol

  • Lealbag2004

    Hey Guys and gls this working with ICS version 4.0.3. Or above . Not airlift with gingerbread period. I tried by different method with different devices.

  • Skktlez

    Im having problems, when ever i give a command it says network problem how can i fix this?

    • http://www.talkandroid.com/ Stacy Bruce

      DId you install it as a system app? Are you rooted?

  • Achilles Odysseus

    I just spoke to Samsung.. they are not pulling S-Voice off the phone.

    • hongKongDude

      You fool, he did not say that Samsung pulled it from the next firmware update… he said its been pulled from the Galaxy S3 by someone at XDAdevelopers for non-Galaxy S3 phones, like HTC and other Samsung android phones… Learn to READ before you jump to conclusions!!

      • Achilles Odysseus

        I am such an idiot! sorry

    • HQ666

      I just spoke to Samsung… they are not pulling your mamma from the phone

  • Pierre

    Force stop for me … and then, when I try to re install the apk from the /system/app it says application not install.

  • kim

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    Click Here!

  • soarez

    can i do it through the computer???

  • hazran

    you must remove voice command before you install svoice.apk

  • tdollaz

    All it does is says server error and I have rooted epic 4 is 4.0.3

  • download upload

    When i bought s3, the voice was the same like on this video. But now it has been changed to a woman`s robot voice! I would like to have woman`s voice the same like we hear on video, but i can`t change it back. I have tried everything on settings button (in s-voice, bottom, left), i have tried Language and input settings (on general settings) but nothing. What to do? How can i restore original settings? Thanks advance!

  • ihtisham

    can i change male voice to female?and how???please reply

  • pedro

    i heve the galaxy siii and it is greattt :)