Version: 2.0 (2)
Package: com.kieronquinn.app.discoverkiller
361 downloads
11.63 MB (12,199,602 bytes)
Min: Android 10 (Q, API 29)
Target: Android 12 (API 31)
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Uploaded August 16, 2021 at 11:38PM UTC by Artem Russakovskii

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A total rewrite, from the ground up

  • No obfuscation class/field names (should be immune to Google app updates)
  • True embedded Google Assistant Snapshot page
  • More options for launching other apps
  • A brand new UI, Material You style

github.com/KieronQuinn/DiscoverKiller

Discover Killer is an Xposed module that allows you to replace the Google Discover page of your home screen with whatever you want. Tired of garbage clickbait articles and ads? This module can replace the page with your favourite app, or the Google Assistant 'Snapshot' screen - with actual useful and convenient information, like Google Now used to be.

Examples

Replacing with the Google Assistant Snapshot page Replacing with the BBC news app

(Replacing the page with Assistant 'Updates', and replacing it to launch the BBC News app)

Configuration:

Configuration page

Discover Killer has a number of options to configure the 'overlay' (the panel to the left of your home screen), including:

When Embedding Google Assistant 'Snapshot'

  • Reload Snapshot when you go home, to always be up-to-date
  • Use Material You (Monet) colors, for the background of Snapshot
  • Pick a color from your wallpaper to use for Material You

OR

Launching an app when fully open (any app is supported)

  • Whether to launch the app fresh from each swipe, or to resume the app
  • Pick from a list of backgrounds (based on the app's splash screen and icon) to show on the overlay when opened
  • Pick a color from your wallpaper to use for Material You

Compatibility:

The module should work on any launcher that has the Discover page. It hooks the Google app rather than the launcher, which allows this. I've tested it on Lawnchair, Nova Launcher and Action Launcher successfully.

This module has been tested and is working with LSposed, but should also work with EdXposed. Make sure you enable hooking for the Google App when enabling the module (it should be pre-selected)

Downloads are on releases page or on the XDA thread

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August 23, 2021

Version:2.2

Uploaded:August 23, 2021 at 11:25PM UTC

File size:11.7 MB

Downloads:139

August 21, 2021

Version:2.1

Uploaded:August 21, 2021 at 12:02AM UTC

File size:11.67 MB

Downloads:72

August 16, 2021

This Google Discover hack has us yearning for the Google Now of old

Version:2.0

Uploaded:August 16, 2021 at 11:38PM UTC

File size:11.63 MB

Downloads:361

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