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[GUIDE] How to remove the IncS buttons and replace it with softkeys (navigation bar)

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2nd September 2014, 08:28 PM   |  #1  
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My First Post On xda
I searched for how do I remove the buttons on my hTC Incredible S and replace it with Soft Keys known as "navigation bar".
to reduce battery usage and give it a new look

THIS WILL WORK PROPERLY ON ANY AOSP ROM.. (using Vivokat by szezso in this GUIDE. link;http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2519414)

requires Root access and Root explorer App "you can use cyanogemod file manger instead"

first go to setting>buttons>backlight and un-check illuminate buttons.
looks like this


then open root explorer.. give it root access.. mount as R/O
go to system>build.prop
and add this code : qemu.hw.mainkeys=0
should look like this

save, exit and reboot..
you should have a navigation bar and working buttons BOTH.

if you want too completely disable the original buttons:
go to root explorer then system>usr>keylayout>atmel-touchscreen.kl
and delete the buttons that you don't want.
should look like this
the code : key 217 SEARCH WAKE DROPPED is for search button
the code : key 158 BACK WAKE DROPPED is for back button
the code : key 139 MENU WAKE DROPPED is for menu button
the code : key 102 HOME WAKE DROPPED is for home button

i deleted it all because i don't want it

this is my screen shot after i deleted all of my buttons.

NOTE; you will still have Sweep2Wake working. nothing should go wrong if you followed this post 100% no bootloops, freezes, etc.

if this worked, let me know, and don't forget to press thanks
2nd September 2014, 08:46 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Mohamed Ab M



My First Post On xda
I searched for how do I remove the buttons on my hTC Incredible S and replace it with Soft Keys known as "navigation bar".
to reduce battery usage and give it a new look

THIS WILL WORK PROPERLY ON ANY AOSP ROM.. (using Vivokat by szezso in this GUIDE. link;http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2519414)

requires Root access and Root explorer App "you can use cyanogemod file manger instead"

first go to setting>buttons>backlight and un-check illuminate buttons.
looks like this


then open root explorer.. give it root access.. mount as R/O
go to system>build.prop
and add this code : qemu.hw.mainkeys=0
should look like this

save, exit and reboot..
you should have a navigation bar and working buttons BOTH.

if you want too completely disable the original buttons:
go to root explorer then system>usr>keylayout>atmel-touchscreen.kl
and delete the buttons that you don't want.
should look like this
the code : key 217 SEARCH WAKE DROPPED is for search button
the code : key 158 BACK WAKE DROPPED is for back button
the code : key 139 MENU WAKE DROPPED is for menu button
the code : key 102 HOME WAKE DROPPED is for home button

i deleted it all because i don't want it

this is my screen shot after i deleted all of my buttons.

NOTE; you will still have Sweep2Wake working. nothing should go wrong if you followed this post 100% no bootloops, freezes, etc.

if this worked, let me know, and don't forget to press thanks

I don't know how to disable the hard keys but to activate navigation bar, if you are on VivoKat, just install Xposed framework and
then Gravity Box [KK] module.
2nd September 2014, 08:53 PM   |  #3  
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I don't know how to disable the hard keys but to activate navigation bar, if you are on VivoKat, just install Xposed framework and
then Gravity Box [KK] module.

yes. i know that. but i wanted a stand-alone solution.
i didn't try it to say it is perfect with Gravity-Box.. but thanks
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