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By akmalhisyam, Member on 25th June 2011, 12:45 AM
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I dont know if you guys already know this.
But I just found out that you can completely hide the virtual keys completely, not moving it to the notification bar.

Here's how to do it:
1. Make sure your filesystem is r/w
2. Use root explorer, rename folder /system/board_properties to other name (i just put "z" in the end of the name)
3. Reboot!

I've test it in Urukdroid 1.1b2 and it works like charm. Buttons mode still can be used, but i prefer Button Savior. New version of Button Savior is perfect, no more bug like before.

Try it and tell me if it works!


[UPDATE]
Sibere method (if my method doesnt work) [Post #22]

1. rename or move /system/board_properties folder
2. add this to /data/local.prop:
Code:
ro.board.has_buttonbar=no
ro.board.has_soft_keys=yes
thanks sibere!
btw your kernel for uruk rocks!
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25th June 2011, 09:08 AM |#2  
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Thank you, I will test that afterwards.

But which version is the latest version of button savior? And what's better in the pro version?

And can I undo it, if I rename the folder to board_properties?
25th June 2011, 10:20 AM |#3  
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Button Savior pro only enable us to change the button arrangement..
The latest version is 1.1.2

Yes, you can undo the change! Just rename it back and reboot..
25th June 2011, 10:28 AM |#4  
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Why I can't change the name? I've 2.1.08 with chulri's root and r/w filesystem and I can't rename the folder.

What can I do? Should I reinstall the SDE and root?
25th June 2011, 10:51 AM |#5  
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maybe it only works on UrukDroid because it is fully rooted..
sad to hear that
25th June 2011, 10:52 AM |#6  
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Now I put the folder to /board_propertiesx but it doesn't work. I could move the folder, and I could rename it, when it was in /.

There isn't a folder in system anymore, but the buttons are still there. Maybe because I don't have Urukdroid?
25th June 2011, 10:55 AM |#7  
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so you move the folder from /system to / ?
i think it should work..
have you reboot?
25th June 2011, 11:00 AM |#8  
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Yes, I've rebooted and put the folder from /system/ to / and I renamed it.

But I don't know, why I couldn't rename it in /system but could move it and renamed it in /?...

But is there maybe an other possibility in the local.prop? I tested ro.board.has_soft_keys=yes, but then the touchscreen doesn't work.
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25th June 2011, 11:09 AM |#9  
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I'm still finding other ways to hide the virtualkeys..
Maybe this method only works in UrukDroid I guess..
thank you for trying!
25th June 2011, 11:16 AM |#10  
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But are there any other guys with stock firmware who want to try it? Maybe I'm not the only one can't hide the buttons.

But what about UrukDroid? Do my files and apps will be removed when I install Urukdroid? Is Urukdroid like the SDE with root?
25th June 2011, 11:23 AM |#11  
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during Urukdroid installation, there is an option to copy all apps from old firmware to Urukdroid..
but it is not recommended by sauron..
The installation guide can be found @ Urukdroid wiki - http://code.google.com/p/urukdroid/w...ation#Step_one
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