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Remove Nav Bar Permanently

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17th January 2013, 09:17 PM   |  #21  
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getting your submenu back in Google play or whatever app
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I had noticed this, but not the part about the menu working with the bar there. perhaps we could mod the framework-res.apk to set the height to 0 or something then we would not need to do the qemu.hw.mainkeys=1..

If you change
qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

I use button savior you will get your submenus back, ok lost the three dots in Google play for applications and this fixed my issue. Instead of

qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 , I used qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 after I originally set at 1, hope it helps.

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If you change
qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

I use button savior you will get your submenus back, ok lost the three dots in Google play for applications and this fixed my issue. Instead of

qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 , I used qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 after I originally set at 1, hope it helps.

I forgot to mention I froze the soft key bar service and disabled the startup too, as well as keeping qemu.hw.mainkeys at 0. Note the bar will be there if
You go to Kiindle store but only the favorite icon will show up.
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19th January 2013, 03:26 AM   |  #22  
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At Your Own Risk!!! I Am Not Responsible For Anything You Do To Your Device
So if you are like me you're tired of looking at the gaudy version of a nav bar and soft keys that amazon has come up with. So I started looking around for a way to modify the soft keys to look more like stock android. I may at some point dive into the framework and rewrite portions to do this, but in my search I came across an old method for removing the nav bar altogether. It is a very simple build.prop edit and at the same time adds some screen real-estate. I've confirmed this does work on this device, check out the screenshots below.

How to(rooted device):
1- You will first need a soft key/nav buttons app(once this is done the stock keys will be gone, and kinda hard to navigate without some). I like using Button Savior, it allows you to place the soft keys anywhere around the perimeter of the screen, and has multiple themes you can use. Also if you have the paid version you can change the number and position of buttons
2- Using a file manager navigate to /system/build.prop file
3- Open build.prop with a text editor, scroll to the end and on a new line enter:

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qemu.hw.mainkeys=1
4- Save and reboot.

Now there are ways to do this with launchers but it will not be permanently removed and will still show up in apps.
To get stock keys back just delete the line you entered in the build.prop and reboot

Where did you get your predator wallpaper from? I definitely would like to add it to my collection.
20th January 2013, 11:10 PM   |  #23  
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Can you please tell me the theme and options you're using right now?
21st January 2013, 03:50 AM   |  #24  
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Re: Remove Nav Bar Permanently
I seem to have missing menu button in Play Store. When I press Menu on button savior, nothing happens. Am I the only one?

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21st January 2013, 06:26 AM   |  #25  
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I seem to have missing menu button in Play Store. When I press Menu on button savior, nothing happens. Am I the only one?

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It will be missing until you freeze and disable softkeys as long as soft keys is running it will be disabled.
Please make sure you have an alternative button active like button savior before disabling it or freezing it.
21st January 2013, 06:37 AM   |  #26  
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Re: Remove Nav Bar Permanently
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It will be missing until you freeze and disable softkeys as long as soft keys is running it will be disabled.
Please make sure you have an alternative button active like button savior before disabling it or freezing it.

Thank you for your answer but I have a lame question, how do I disable softkeyes?

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23rd January 2013, 01:47 PM   |  #27  
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Missing Navigation Bar
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Originally Posted by scaleman75

If you change
qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

I use button savior you will get your submenus back, ok lost the three dots in Google play for applications and this fixed my issue. Instead of

qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 , I used qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 after I originally set at 1, hope it helps.

---------- Post added at 09:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:58 PM ----------



I forgot to mention I froze the soft key bar service and disabled the startup too, as well as keeping qemu.hw.mainkeys at 0. Note the bar will be there if
You go to Kiindle store but only the favorite icon will show up.

I use System Tuner that I downloaded, not sure what everyone else uses? Be careful very powerful tool go to startup within program and make sure you are rooted and find the process softkeys and click to go to more details and at bottom option to freeze, I recommend this because if John don't like it you can go back and click boil and get it back to where you we're. Again caution I am not the best expert like everyone here everyone here so not responsible if it doesn't work or damage to your unit, I know this option works for me. Hope it works for everyone else.
30th January 2013, 10:54 PM   |  #28  
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Landscape problem
The problem I found with landscape mode (which I prefer) was that after setting qemu.hw.mainkeys = 0 and freezing softkeys (using Titanium Backup) the drop down notification and the keyboard both thought the screen was the same width as when the nav bar was there, so they are both too narrow.

The solutions are close, but not quite there yet.
31st January 2013, 12:03 AM   |  #29  
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is there an app like button savior but with ics softkeys ?
31st January 2013, 12:36 AM   |  #30  
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is there an app like button savior but with ics softkeys ?

Button savior, I believe, has an ics theme. Maybe just on paid version though

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