[Disregard] multitouch distinct files are already present - update to maps 5.x
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EDIT - Update:
This is a non-discovery. Reports are that rotation is working for many people with NookieFroyo 0.6.7 (and later when they come?), out of the box. Not sure why it wasn't for me; but you will definitely want to test it and make sure you have Google Maps 5.1.0 or later... before proceeding with anything below.
I am using this on NookieFroyo... not sure if it works on Honeycomb or stock-rooted.
I took the same file I used to fix multitouch on Google Maps on my Nexus One and it worked!
You can find the file and instructions here:
Obviously 100% of credit to rori~ because I merely tried it on a different device and am reposting.
You will need a working ADB setup. Other than that it should be a straightforward push (I think a script is even included). I didn't try the update.zip method (the Nexus One partitions layout is different, so I wasn't sure it would work).
You may have to remount a different way than the included script says. This is what worked for me:
It seems pretty good on mine; but I would suggest doing an ADB pull of the existing, original file so that you can push it back if this breaks anything. I can't provide support and I'm not responsible if this breaks anything. Good luck!
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /system
What does this do?
This actually enables independent multiple finger tracking within Android... a feature not enabled by default because hardware that does not fully support it will report input with a lot of glitches.
The best test to see if it is working is it allows you to rotate Google Maps by twisting two fingers, circularly, in opposite directions.
I am curious though, if this will make multi-touch keyboards more effective?
Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy S2, Transformer TF-101, Nexus One, Hero, Dream, Touch Diamond