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[MOD] Enable Navigation bar/Disable HW keys(Nexus 4 style)

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By samomamo, Senior Member on 6th January 2013, 11:31 AM
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I have the At&t version of Optimus G E970, I think this will work for any Optimus G.

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This is a mod how to enable navigation bar(on screen buttons) , its very simple and easy...

Add the following line at the end of buid.prop file
qemu.hw.mainkeys=0
now on reboot we will have nav-bar like on nexus 4

To disable hardware keys, I used root explorer go to system/usr/keylayout click and hold on kaypad.nl and choose from menu open in text editor and 139,158,172 edit the home to hom and do the same on all 3 lines and hit save and reboot,

Plus I went and deleted all the 139, 158, 172 lines from external_kbd.kl, Generic.kl, MHLRCP.kl, osp3-input.kl and qwerty.kl. I dont know if that helps because I deleted them first then edited the lines in kaypad.nl.

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6th January 2013, 11:33 AM |#2  
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6th January 2013, 10:37 PM |#3  
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what for????
why do i need to decrease screen size?
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what for????
why do i need to decrease screen size?

Well some people might want to play with it and get the nexus 4 feeling. Plus its feels smoother in my opinion.

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Its the beauty of Android you can make it how ever you like, some don't mind hardware keys other may want the soft keys.

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7th January 2013, 02:35 AM |#6  
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For what it is worth I find the software keys more ergonomic

The hardware keys on this phone are to low and causes strain to hit them

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7th January 2013, 02:41 AM |#7  
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For what it is worth I find the software keys more ergonomic

The hardware keys on this phone are to low and causes strain to hit them

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That's how I feel its in the right spot. The hw keys are too low.

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21st January 2013, 10:23 AM |#8  
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it works thanks but is there any way you can make the navigation bar smaller. i think it takes too much screen
21st January 2013, 10:38 AM |#9  
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Re: [MOD] Enable Navigation bar/Disable HW keys(Nexus 4 style)
You have to change values in framework-res.apk

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it works thanks but is there any way you can make the navigation bar smaller. i think it takes too much screen



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21st January 2013, 03:39 PM |#10  
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How do I do it though?
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this worked out good for me because my back button stopped working but the problem i have now is my camera freezes and crashes or acts like it takes a picture but doesnt save an image does anyone else have this problem

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