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    Google Search Widget now missing Phone Search

    Hi all,

    More of an annoyance, but phone search is not showing up anymore when I'm using my Google Search Widget. When I start typing, it used to show what apps or contacts were on the phone. It now only shows google's recommended search keywords.

    I think this occurred after I updated my phone to ice cream sandwich, but am not sure. I've already tried going to settings while in the search widget, but there aren't any options available like "phone search settings", there's only "Google Search" settings available.


    I'd love to have the phone search feature back.... any suggestions? Does anyone else have the same issue or is it only me?

    Carrier:Sprint
    ModelNumber: Samsung SPH-D710
    Androidversion: 4.04
    Basebandversion: S710.10 S.FI27
    Kernelversion: 3.0.15-1127689
    Buildnumber: IMM76I.FI27

    this is how it should look...but it only displays listings similar to the top three

    Last edited by fredorp; 11-27-2012 at 02:26 PM.

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    I think the removal of the phone search function may be tied in with Samsung losing one of those court cases last Summer. Runs in my mind that Google decided to remove that feature trying to defuse Apple's argument about copying a particular Apple feature.
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    Re: Google Search Widget now missing Phone Search

    Yep, Ultra it's spot on with this one. There is a way to get it back by rooting your phone and side loading it, although I don't really know the specifics. Just what I've read in passing from others.
    Sorry i can't be of more help.

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    Last edited by CR6; 11-28-2012 at 08:09 AM.


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    I think I read that there was a "fix" available over on XDA Developers Forum, but, honestly, I never used that search function so them taking it away never caused any problems for me and I never investigated that fix.
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    Thanks for the push in the right direction UltraDroid & CR6,

    Found a fix to it in the links below. Post was about the S3 but I tried the GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk fix on my S2 which hasn't bricked my phone....yet.

    Thanks again!

    post about fix on the S3
    How to Get Around Apple’s Universal Search Lawsuit – xda-developers

    original post with apk file:
    [SPRINT] New 2nd update kills search functionality? FIX Available - xda-developers

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    Well I'm certainly glad my rather vague memory of a fix was something that you could use to find what you needed! Good work, and I'm glad I was a help to you.
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