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Default Enable 2 finger rotation in GMaps 5

You may have noticed that GMaps 5 doesn't rotate with the 2 finger method shown in the youtube promo clip. The following solution appears to work for any device - I confirmed this worked on my u8800 x5 today.

Albeit a fairly benign change, make sure you have a /system backup you can restore if needed - would be a shame to lose your touchscreen

Using Root Explorer or command line
Replace (yes that means remove this file and exchange with another)
/system/etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.xml

with xml extracted from attached zip.

"android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct. xml"

set permissions
adb shell chmod 644 /system/etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.x ml

(rw-r--r-- if you do it via root explorer gui)

Reboot
Voila... gmaps is a lot more fun

just google "android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.disti nct" if you want to feel more comfortable
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