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7th February 2012, 05:34 AM   |  #1  
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Standard Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for your device ,marriage, or social life, so don't come crying to me when something happens to one or all of them. You assume all responsibility and risk.

THIS APP IS BETA:
This is a simple app I made for the A100 semi- based off the popular HideBar app by Pieter Pareit. What this app does is allow you to use the capacitive Home Button on the device (A100) to toggle the Notification Bar on/off.
HOW TO SET UP
  • Download the two files in the folder
  • Take the "gpio-keys.kl" file and move it to "/system/usr/keylayout" (make sure to make a backup of the old one before pasting)
  • Make sure permissions are set to RWXRWXRWX or at LEAST RW-R--R--
  • Now Install the downloaded APK like normal.
FILES CAN BE FOUND HERE

HOW TO USE

The gpio-keys file basically changes the home button to act as a search button (which this beta app uses) so to use the toggle, just LONG PRESS the search button and select the toggle. The first time it will ask for root permissions. I do recommend setting it as the default app. There is no app icon.

TO DO: This app is in beta, so I need you guys to let me know any bugs you find! Besides that I plan to bypass the need to use a search button.

THANKS TOO: dima_tr for, Pieter Pareit for his HideBar App , sanixk for his tutorial on how to remap hardware keys , crossix for his continued development on this device ,aznmode for letting us all know about HideBar originally , and Acer for a great tablet
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8th February 2012, 01:01 AM   |  #2  
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Just in case

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8th February 2012, 02:18 AM   |  #3  
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What I get no thanks for initially posting the hidebar app? lol. Jk I dont think I was the first one to. Anyway, thanks for this. Will try it out when I get home!
8th February 2012, 04:29 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aznmode

What I get no thanks for initially posting the hidebar app? lol. Jk I dont think I was the first one to. Anyway, thanks for this. Will try it out when I get home!

You actually were the first to post about it xD (at least that I saw) so definitely added your name.
Let me know how it works for you

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8th February 2012, 04:37 AM   |  #5  
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I can't seem to get this working on my A10. I put the gpio-keys.kl file where it belongs. I installed the apk. Permissions are correct. I may be wrong but seems that the gpio-keys.kl from the download is identical to the one in my "/system/usr/keylayout"

this is the one I downloaded
key 136 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED
key 139 MENU WAKE
key 102 HOME
key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED
key 116 POWER WAKE
key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE_DROPPED
key 114 VOLUME_DOWN WAKE_DROPPED

this one is my backup copy from "/system/usr/keylayout"

key 136 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED
key 139 MENU WAKE
key 102 HOME
key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED
key 116 POWER WAKE
key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE_DROPPED
key 114 VOLUME_DOWN WAKE_DROPPED

am i missing something?
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You have to change

key 102 HOME

to

key 102 SEARCH

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Quote:
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You have to change

key 102 HOME

to

key 102 SEARCH

Yes that is correct I thought I changed it to make it easier I apologize ill fix that.
Thanks simoneser

EDIT:I reuploaded the gpio-keys.kl file. Should work fine now, I apologize.

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got it working
I like it so far. I'm going to check it out for a while. Thanks!
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Good job! it works great. There is a typo in gpio-keys.kl though, an `s` is the first char.
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Good job! it works great. There is a typo in gpio-keys.kl though, an `s` is the first char.

Thanks for letting me know, I reuploaded a fixed version. =)

Hopefully in the next couple weeks ill have a version that doesn't need an extra gpio-keys file and just uses the home button, but that looks like it takes looking into the binding and not just android.intents so with a busy life don't hold me on the time frame

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