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Enable Pen Mode - Any pen or pencil works as stylus!

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26th August 2014, 08:45 PM   |  #121  
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Try this on MIUI V5 4.4.4 and you know what happen? It works great. I'm typing this message using a pencil. Nice work dev...
2nd September 2014, 12:26 AM   |  #122  
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Can this work on xperia z2 tablet? I got the apk and get toast notification saying enabled and disabled but tried with pencil didnt work is it just pen?
3rd October 2014, 07:45 AM   |  #123  
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Xperia Z3
Originally Posted by RyokoN

AOKP introduced pen mode for Z1 and I could enable it on stock ROM!
Xperia Z Ultra can use the pen or pencil made of wood or metal as stylus, but Z1's screen also supports it and Sony disabled it for some reason.

root is needed to enable this.

To enable pen mode, there's three methods.
One of them is enough.
● Create init.d script in /system/etc/init.d (requires init.d support):

chown system:system /sys/devices/virtual/input/clearpad/pen
echo 1 > /sys/devices/virtual/input/clearpad/pen
● Add these lines at the bottom of /system/etc/hw_config.sh:
chown system:system /sys/devices/virtual/input/clearpad/pen
echo 1 > /sys/devices/virtual/input/clearpad/pen
● Use toggle app
I created pen mode enable/disable toggle app with Tasker.

Now you can use anything made of wood, metal or rubber.
I couldn't use a plastic pen, though...

I recommend changing one value in /system/usr/idc/clearpad_pen.idc for more accuracy.
# Pressure
touch.pressure.scale = 0.2
# Pressure
touch.pressure.scale = 0.1
works for me.

In /sys/devices/virtual/input/clearpad/,
there is "grove" but I could only show circle with pen and I couldn't use with glove.

Thanks championswimmer for finding this.

Will this work on Xperia Z3?
3rd October 2014, 10:54 AM   |  #124  
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Originally Posted by macdonx

Will this work on Xperia Z3?

Yes, it will work since I found pen file on Z3 D6603 using Sony Remote Device Lab.
All "clearpad" devices has pen file.
9th October 2014, 04:49 PM   |  #125  
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Will this work with other android devices???
love to have this features... mine is oneplus one
9th October 2014, 05:07 PM   |  #126  
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Originally Posted by old_art

Will this work with other android devices???
love to have this features... mine is oneplus one

Maybe. But not a high chance. The Z1 and higher kernals have pen mode
17th October 2014, 09:55 PM   |  #127  
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Could it be possible to "echo" some other parameters so that finger touch is disabled when pen mode is on and vice versa?
18th October 2014, 06:09 AM   |  #128  
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Thx a lot Bro. Great mode.

Tried adding asked 2 lines in hw and installing pen mode apk. Working perfectly with Metal and Pencil. But not working with pen.

Z1, 4.4.4 rooted stock
Last edited by Emrul; 18th October 2014 at 06:23 AM.
21st December 2014, 08:03 AM   |  #129  
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Doesn't work on lollipop.

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