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[APP][MOD] Black One-Handed mode background

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By Slappy_G, Senior Member on 28th October 2013, 03:11 PM
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[Disclaimer: this is my first use of APKTOOL. So, this may be a bit buggy, and I'll state that up front. No bugs so far, but feedback is appreciated and will be used to tweak/fix it up.]

I noticed some other ROM had done this, but I couldn't find it. So I modified the EasyOneHand.apk to attempt to make it have a black background, to save power and save your eyes in a dark room. After all, black pixels use zero power on an OLED screen.

[As luck would have it, the chef of the X-NOTE rom responded and told me his ROM was the one that had it. Of course, I didn't see his response quickly enough and I had already gotten impatient and did it myself, so I thought I'd post it anyway. Credit to him for the inspiration for my learning...]

I have attached my mod as well as the original stock files (APK and ODEX) for replacement. I have added an Update.Zip for those who prefer to let the magic happen automatically. There is also a dark version - just be sure to rename it and overwrite the existing file to install it. The dark version intentionally has white edges so you can easily see where the screen border is.

Extract this to your /system/app folder, overwriting the existing one. Be sure to delete the corresponding ODEX file if it exists. Set the permissions to the same as the other files in the folder (chmod 644).

Let me know how it works for you!

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* Added dark version (2013-11-17)

Before/After show the look before and after my mod.
Settings01-03 show how to enable one-handed mode and the built-in tutorial for how to use it. See the FAQ post below for details.
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Last edited by Slappy_G; 18th November 2013 at 02:24 AM. Reason: Added dark version
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28th October 2013, 03:12 PM |#2  
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Frequently Access Questions
  1. But it didn't work!!! Did you reboot? You've gotta reboot, if you copy the file manually. Also, if using Update.Zip, it's best to clear cache/dalvik-cache.
  2. Can I reuse or repackage this? Sure! Just give credit and send a link back to this thread.
  3. How do I enable One Handed Mode? Look at the settings screenshots for details. You have to go to Settings -> Device -> One Handed Operation. Turn on "Use for All Screens." Then click the link at the bottom for the tutorial.
  4. One handed mode is not working even after rebooting! Make sure you have all accesibility apps turned off.
Last edited by Slappy_G; 1st November 2013 at 06:18 PM.
28th October 2013, 04:04 PM |#3  
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Thank you Sir, its working great

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28th October 2013, 05:11 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by iznee

Thank you Sir, its working great

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Glad to hear it!
29th October 2013, 12:07 AM |#5  
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29th October 2013, 03:28 AM |#6  
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What is the app? Like what does it do, I have no clue what easy one hand is.

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29th October 2013, 06:12 AM |#7  
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useful mod
works perfectly! thx
29th October 2013, 12:47 PM |#9  
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How about some screenshots and cwm flashable zip too?

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29th October 2013, 03:09 PM |#10  
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Slappy_G thanks for your efforts! Indeed it is a useful stuff! A great "pushing" thanks button!
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