Those of you who grabbed the S Voice leak over the weekend are now getting “Network error. Please try again.” It a not so surprising move, Samsung blocked all leaked apk’s from connecting to the server so basically it’s unusable. Since S Voice is powered by Vlingo, it’s really the Vlingo servers that S Voice is trying to connect to. It was only working on Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices (mostly 4.0.4) and since the model number of the phone is sent to the server upon use, it’s pretty easy for them to block all non Galaxy S III phones.
Thankfully we have a stubborn development community that won’t quit. There’s already a workaround in which you can edit your build.prop to trick the server into thinking you have a Galaxy S III. You will need to be rooted in order to do this. Here’s the intructions (from XDA):
After you’ve installed the APK (see our previous post for link)
1- Get root
2- Get root explorer (or anything else, but seriously, get root explorer)
3- (Optional) With root explorer browse /system , find build.prop and copy/paste it elsewhere for backup purposes.
4 – Press Mount as R/W (top little button)
5- Still in /system, text edit build.prop and change below 2 lines Those are the only ones needed. Most likely all you’ll need is to replace two 0′s for two 3′s. (GT-I9000 -> GT-I9300)
6- Save and Exit.
7- Press Mount as R/O (top little button)
8- Reboot your device.