Originally Posted by TAL333
Here is the Framework-res.apk from my phone running Achotjans CM7 v4.1.
I've got essentially what we are talking about in an older version of the Syndicate apps ICS launcher. If you need something from it let me know. The reasons for using the soft buttons are as follows: it is quicker, it keeps one from having to hold the phone while pressing hard buttons if you use a stand like I do, there is so much space and gaps between icons vertically with the stock launcher that even with a 4x5 icon pattern it is perfectly proportioned having a 50 to 60 pixel soft button bar at the bottom (See screenshot),it saves wear and tear on hardware, and it looks really good.
Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i @1.19GHz- White
Android version: 2.3.7
Kernel: 2.6.29-modFXP-DooMKernel-v06 #1 PREEMPT
Recovery: BootManager-v2.0 by DooMLoRD
Theme: Honeycomb3D-3Dicons by BKMO
Its only possible for ICS roms
The soft buttons are not only in the launcher its always on(even in gameloft games)
It also have disadvantages like it eats up the screen(obviously)
So post ICS roms framework-res.apk
Phone: GALAXY S II CM10.1
Backup Phone : Xperia x10 ZMOD CM7
Tablet : Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 CM10.1