5,596,128 Members 33,435 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum
View Poll Results: You found this
Useful 5 100.00%
Useless (never make a guide again) :/ 0 0%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

Full screen gaming with guide and photos (Pie controls)

Tip us?
 
ParaSense.
Old
(Last edited by ParaSense.; 10th April 2014 at 12:07 PM.)
#1  
ParaSense.'s Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 99
Join Date: Sep 2013
Default Full screen gaming with guide and photos (Pie controls)

Pie controls are awesome and i recommend to use them because
  • You can use your phone in full screen
  • You can play games and use apps in full screen
  • You will avoid press home button accidentally while playing a game (happen to me many times)
  • You will love it (i did)
  • Must install if you are a hardcore - pro gamer like me

On the following guide i will explain requirements, how to use, how to install required apps and how to disable stock navigation bar and enable pie controlls!

Requirements
1. Root
2. It works on both stock and CM based roms.

How to use
  • Touch the edge of the screen and swipe to inside of screen (not very fast)
  • You need 1-2 days to get familiar using it..

Xposed framework and GravityBox installation
1. Download Xposed installer apk from here and install it Xposed framework
2. Launch Xposed installer from your app drawer
3. Go to "Framework" section and press install/update
4. Reboot your phone
5. Do step 2 again
6. Go to "Download" section and search for GravityBox > download it > install it and press done
7. Go back (step 2)
8. Go to "Modules" section and tick GravityBox
9. Reboot your phone

Pie controlls installation
1. Launch GravityBox from your app drawer
2. Go to "Navigation bar tweaks" Set "Master switch" to ON and untick enable navigaton bar (disable it)
3. Go back and tap "Pie controls" then "Enable pie controls=Always"
4. Tick "Always show menu button"
5. "Trigger positions" is from which sides you want pie controlls to work (i use bottom and right because when phone is in landscape bottom of the phone is right (landscape games,camera etc))
6. "Trigger size" if you set it to high then pie controls will be enabled easier (i use and i recommend to use 6-7 px)
7. "Disable system info" (I recommend ticked)
8. "Disable navigation keys" is not working in some custom roms thats why i recommend step 2 to disable stock navigation bar
9. "Long press is what action" (better leave the default)
10. "Pie colors" if you want to change colors of pie controls
11. Reboot your phone after you done with you settings

Other things you can do with Gravity box
1. Use volume keys to skip track while screen is off
2. Change time - battery - wi fi - signal icons and colors
3. Change transparency for statusbar
4. Allow all rotations of screen
5. Add button to close all recent apps
6. Much more

  • NOTES
  • Playing with some options is dangerous in some roms..
  • Maybe you end up with bootloop
  • Always take backup of your phone rom/data
  • Some of the options work only on CyanogenMod based roms (like vibrate on call)
  • Most settings needs reboot but not all
  • This is my first guide so feel free to tell me if i forgos something
  • Im not responsible for anything
  • I never faced any problem or bootloop playing with GravityBox with installed rom on my phone (Xperia Pureness)
  • If you end with bootloop you can still try this FIX before you restore your backup
  • Good luck!





Here are some photos of my lovely SP with pie controlls and status bar changes <3





Device: Sony Xperia SP "HuaShan"
Model: C5303
Bootloader: Unlocked
ROM: Xperia Pureness v1.0
Kernel: Dooms kernel v4
Android Version: 4.1.2
Build number: 12.0.A.2.254
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ParaSense. For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Depump
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 22
Posts: 177
Join Date: May 2010
How to use pie control it hidden always

i cannot push back or home button on screen

i config following you method
 
neXus PRIME
Old
#3  
neXus PRIME's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 2045
Posts: 2,428
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
GravityBox has awesome feature set, but it has many things incompatible with Xperia ROMs, eventually, if you tweak some options, you will start to have random crashes n reboots. So just be careful and dont enable options not really needed.

Just my opinion, some will endorse it as well
 
ParaSense.
Old
#4  
ParaSense.'s Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 99
Join Date: Sep 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Depump View Post
How to use pie control it hidden always

i cannot push back or home button on screen

i config following you method
I updated the thread with how to use sorry i miss it!
Device: Sony Xperia SP "HuaShan"
Model: C5303
Bootloader: Unlocked
ROM: Xperia Pureness v1.0
Kernel: Dooms kernel v4
Android Version: 4.1.2
Build number: 12.0.A.2.254
 
ParaSense.
Old
#5  
ParaSense.'s Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 99
Join Date: Sep 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by neXus PRIME View Post
GravityBox has awesome feature set, but it has many things incompatible with Xperia ROMs, eventually, if you tweak some options, you will start to have random crashes n reboots. So just be careful and dont enable options not really needed.

Just my opinion, some will endorse it as well
Yep.. thread updated
Device: Sony Xperia SP "HuaShan"
Model: C5303
Bootloader: Unlocked
ROM: Xperia Pureness v1.0
Kernel: Dooms kernel v4
Android Version: 4.1.2
Build number: 12.0.A.2.254
 
velnens123
Old
#6  
velnens123's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 242
Posts: 702
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lincoln
You can also find these features in CyanogenMod ROMs.
Sony Xperia SP ----------------------------> Currently in use
Sony Xperia U ------------------------------> Fully working, gave it to my dad
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 ---------------> Messed up, USB and SIM not working
 
gagili
Old
#7  
Member
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 36
Join Date: Feb 2014
Why dont you use expanded desktop...for me, best way to play games in fullscreen...
 
ParaSense.
Old
#8  
ParaSense.'s Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 99
Join Date: Sep 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by gagili View Post
Why dont you use expanded desktop...for me, best way to play games in fullscreen...
Because i like pie controlls.. and i get bored of stock navigation bar... and i just wanted to make my first guide ^^ :P
Device: Sony Xperia SP "HuaShan"
Model: C5303
Bootloader: Unlocked
ROM: Xperia Pureness v1.0
Kernel: Dooms kernel v4
Android Version: 4.1.2
Build number: 12.0.A.2.254
The Following User Says Thank You to ParaSense. For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
gagili
Old
#9  
Member
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 36
Join Date: Feb 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParaSense. View Post
Because i like pie controlls.. and i get bored of stock navigation bar... and i just wanted to make my first guide ^^ :P
Good one...its good to make your own thread :P
 
nevadasaga
Old
(Last edited by nevadasaga; Yesterday at 04:12 PM.)
#10  
nevadasaga's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 50
Posts: 263
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tangerang

 
DONATE TO ME
OK, enable this one. And i cannot click "Install" when install an apk. But "Cancel" can.
"I will try. It must be done."
--Faceless Void a.k.a. Darkterror [DotA]--


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


TRENDING IN THEMER...