Remapping the Flipout's hardware keys
I know this is the wrong section, this belongs in Flipout Development more than likely, but apparently, i don't have a sufficient post count to post it there. If a moderator would be so kind? ^_^
The application, ButtonRemapper, detailed at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=850464
, only lets you bind certain functions to your keys.
I moved from a WM-based Samsung Epix to the Flipout, and sorely missed my dedicated comma key. I would get rid of the nigh-used SYM key for the comma key any day, and ButtonRemapper didn't do the trick.
So, i used Root Explorer to check out the keyboard profiles at /system/usr/keylayout/, and edited them in it's text editor. Of course, you can always pull the files with the SDK, but this is quicker and cleaner.
To bind the comma to the SYM key (key 162), i just changed one line from:
key 162 SYM WAKE_DROPPED
key 162 COMMA WAKE_DROPPED
for all the .kl files there that contained key 162. One reboot later, and bam. Figured i'd post this here for all those who care. I know i'm not the only one that punctuates my sentences properly, and appreciates a handy comma key.