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[MOD|1.53] Disable the annoying ICS 3-dot Menu

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By blubbers, Senior Member on 30th April 2012, 01:03 AM
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22nd May 2012, 08:37 AM |#41  
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In my opinion it would be nice to have the 3 points button as it is when it'displayed as single button on the top right corner, while it should be replaced by long press on screen when the 3 points are displayed on the bottom part of the screen as a bar that occupy space for nothing ( very often it use space that could be used from the app itself or, even worst, it occupy the space usually used from the directions keys of the keyboard). Is that possible to make this hybrid modification?

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22nd May 2012, 09:05 PM |#42  
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I would love to see this with long-pressing the 3rd button to get recent apps instead of home. I won't have access to my computer to do it for a couple days, but if nobody gets it by then I'll put it together and post it up.

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Well... I'd love to see how you're going to do that...

Check this out: help with development please...
24th May 2012, 02:03 PM |#43  
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Hello everyone!

I've been in touch with he_stheone64 who put together this thread for deodexed ROMs and he's pointed me to the actual smali files that need changing to get this to work on other ROMs. Credits also go to blubbers and Virtuous Team who pioneered and finetuned the code for 1.53 base.

Following his suggestions I managed to put together a flashable button-mod.zip for HTC Stock ROM v1.78.401.2 (EU) - see at the bottom. This mod will completely remove the ICS 3-dot menu and will remap the recent apps button to work as menu button and long-press home to bring up recent apps.[/SIZE]

If for some reason you want to go back to the stock configuration (i.e. with 3-dot soft menu button), I've also prepared a restore_old_button_files.zip that you can flash - see at the bottom.

As always, before you flash ANYTHING, I strongly recommend that you do a fresh nandroid backup so you can go back to your initial configuration in case something goes wrong in the process!

WARNINGS:

1. This mod has been built and tested on HTC Stock ROM v1.78.401.2 (EU) - Network Unbranded. If you flash this mod on any other ROM (e.g. network branded) you are likely to get stuck at boot or a boot loop!

2. If you have manually changed your build.prop and cy8c-touchkey.kl files, DO NOT flash this as it will overwrite your old files!



NOTE: When I get a bit more time I'll try to write a tutorial on how to manually patch the android.policy.odex file using the smali files from he_stheone64's mod.

This works brilliantly, many thanks, easily the most useful mod I have found yet!
24th May 2012, 04:30 PM |#44  
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In my opinion it would be nice to have the 3 points button as it is when it'displayed as single button on the top right corner, while it should be replaced by long press on screen when the 3 points are displayed on the bottom part of the screen as a bar that occupy space for nothing ( very often it use space that could be used from the app itself or, even worst, it occupy the space usually used from the directions keys of the keyboard). Is that possible to make this hybrid modification?

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Anyone??

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24th May 2012, 05:33 PM |#45  
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I have made a mod for a stock T-Mobile US 1.53.531.16 710RD Odexed rom. It will make Recent Apps > Menu, Long-press-home > Recent Apps, and will disable the three dot menu. I have also included a zip to return to original. Flash through recovery.

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27th May 2012, 10:43 AM |#46  
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This mod will completely remove the ICS 3-dot menu and will remap the recent apps button to work as menu button and long-press home to bring up recent apps.[/SIZE]

You, Sir, are a gent and a scholar!! Many, many thanks
27th May 2012, 03:37 PM |#47  
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Does anyone else think it's funny/ironic that the XDA app itself doesn't handle this button correctly? Great mod BTW...worth the price of rooting by itself.
28th May 2012, 02:44 AM |#48  
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Originally Posted by Rsotbiemrptson

Hello,
I have made a mod for a stock T-Mobile US 1.53.531.16 710RD Odexed rom. It will make Recent Apps > Menu, Long-press-home > Recent Apps, and will disable the three dot menu. I have also included a zip to return to original. Flash through recovery.

Rsotbiemrptson

Installed on my rooted TMoUS 1.53 Odexed device and it works great....

The only thing is the "Soft Keys" no longer light up, is there a fix?

Flashed the return to original, no go

Thanks

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28th May 2012, 02:46 AM |#49  
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Mine are random...is it possible you didn't notice yours were randomlynot on?
28th May 2012, 03:00 AM |#50  
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Mine are random...is it possible you didn't notice yours were randomlynot on?

Possibly, I doubt it tho
Random still isn't correct

Update: It came back momentarily when a call came in......
Then disappeared

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28th May 2012, 03:22 AM |#51  
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Suggestion:

After using this for a while, remap the recent apps button to long press for settings and leave original mapping alone.

Back for Back
Home for Home
Recent for Recent
Add: Long press Recent for Settings

What do you guys think....?
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