[APP] Edge Sense Plus ◦ Customize Active Edge on your Pixel 3a

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XDA-Developers: Customize the Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge to do any action with Edge Sense Plus [XDA Spotlight]



What is Edge Sense Plus?

Edge Sense Plus was initially just meant for the HTC U series. It let's you customize the squeeze action and adds some more squeeze gestures and features.
But with the Pixel2 and Pixel3 also coming with a squeezable frame I found a way to make it compatible too.
Since google locked active edge down to just only be able to start Assistant it will require a device rooted with magisk


Requirements

  • You need to run a STOCK based ROM, because Active Edge is broken on AOSP roms.
  • You need to be rooted with magisk to use it.
  • Install the Active Edge System Mod Magisk Module from the MagiskManager Repo and the EdgeSensePlus from the playstore and you are ready to go!

Telegram Group

Join Telegram Edge Sense Plus Group


How does it work

To make it working on the Pixel3 I had to modify the SystemUIGoogle.apk that runs the ElmyraService (Service that processes the squeeze gestures).
I intercept the events and pass them to the EdgeSensePlus Application that starts the appropriate action then that you selected.
Some more adjustments were made, so the squeezing also works when you are in immersive mode, camera or when Google Assistant is deactivated/uninstalled.
 
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What can it do?

Custom actions:

Currently you can choose from over different actions
  • Quickly Start camera - Also when screen is off and locked
  • Per App Action - Execute different squeeze actions depending in what app you are!
  • Sidebar
  • Gesture Panel - Draw custom gestures to start different actions
  • Custom App
  • Shortcuts - e.g. to make direct calls, start tasker tasks and more!
  • Scroll up/down
  • Flashlight
  • Recent Apps
  • Toggle Autorotation
  • Autobrightness (6 states: Auto, Min, Low, Mid, High, Max)
  • Split Screen
  • Expand/Collapse Statusbar
  • Toggle NFC
  • Toggle Display on/off

  • Toggle Autorotation
  • Toggle DND
  • Toggle Vibration
  • Toggle Bluetooth
  • Toggle WiFi
  • Music Play/Pause
  • Previous Track
  • Next Track
  • Toggle Keep awake
  • Google Assistent
  • Lock Screen
  • Back
  • Home
  • Toggle Sync
  • Sync all accounts
  • Previous App
  • Take Screenshot
  • Clear all notifications
  • GPS
  • Answer/End call
  • Immersive Mode
  • Shell command


Per app actions:

With the per app action, you can define different squeeze actions per app. So the chosen action will be executed dependent in what app you are currently are.

http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FO3mWpPW.jpg


Double Squeeze: (Premium)

If you often accidentally trigger a short squeeze, that won't happen anymore if you map your desired action to the double squeeze gesture.
You can define a double squeeze interval, to ensure you are quick enough to trigger it every time.

Long Squeeze:

Missed a long squeeze action on your Pixel? Edge Sense Plus has it!

G-Sensor usage: (Premium)

If enabled, will be able to execute different actions depending on the current position of your device, whether it is flat or upright in your hand.
That way you can have six different squeeze gestures: short, long, doublepress in flat or upright device position.


Media control:

The media control will override your set squeeze actions while media is playing so you can control your media.
That includes play/pause, increase/decrease volume and skip to next and previous track.


Squeeze sounds:

Ever thought it would be funny if a squeeze of your Pixel3 would make a sound, if it is a *click*, *oink* , *fart* or whatever you think of?
You can use any .mp3 file to make that happen!


Sidebar:

The Sidebar has 4 different panels, Applications, Shortcuts, Recent Apps (Premium), Quicksettings (Premium).
Panel colors are customizable

cid0CMT.jpg
GKjwaig.jpg
 

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Instructions


You must be on at least Oreo 8.1 to to be able to use it. Root with Magisk is required since the magisk module is mandatory!
It is recommended to have a working TWRP backup in case something goes wrong. Check the FAQ for help too.
Like always: Flash on your own risk. I'm not responsible for any damaga to your device


  1. Flash the Magisk Module either in Magisk Manager or TWRP
  2. Install Edge Sense Plus
  3. Enjoy.



Downloads

Now also available via the MagiskManager Repo:
mFfWeYQ.png


I recommend to install and update the Magisk Module directly via the MagiskManager repository directly in the MagiskManager app.
All releases will be also available on the GitHub repository


Edge Sense Plus:
 
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This thing is awesome. I didn't originally check it on XDA because I had no idea what it was. Last night I found it while browsing the Magisk modules and man I'm loving it. Just bought the premium version.
 

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Can anyone tell me why I have two icons for the app in app drawer? Pixel 3a P June update.
 
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Can anyone tell me why I have two icons for the app in app drawer? Pixel 3a P June update.

Sure, those shortcuts can launch the short and long squeeze actions, but are actually just required for non rooted HTC devices or AOSP Roms on Pixel.
You can hide those in Edge Sense Plus in the Configuration section, it is the very last option in this section and called "App drawer shortcuts".
 

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Sure, those shortcuts can launch the short and long squeeze actions, but are actually just required for non rooted HTC devices or AOSP Roms on Pixel.
You can hide those in Edge Sense Plus in the Configuration section, it is the very last option in this section and called "App drawer shortcuts".

Thanks. I do use both short and long squeeze.
 

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Hi,
Don't know why but now camera won't launch if screen is off/locked.
I'm using last magisk canary (19.4) and v40 of magisk module.
It works if screen is on.
 

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P3a stock with exkernel 1.02

There was an issue with may patch where google added some more restrictions when starting apps in background.
I fixed that with an update to Edge Sense Plus by starting a shell command to start it. You are on latest version of the app I guess though?
I have not much Pixel 3a users to test. But it works on the regular pixel 2 and 3. Can you maybe join the telegram group and share a logcat?

https://t.me/edgesenseplus
 
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    What is Edge Sense Plus?

    Edge Sense Plus was initially just meant for the HTC U series. It let's you customize the squeeze action and adds some more squeeze gestures and features.
    But with the Pixel2 and Pixel3 also coming with a squeezable frame I found a way to make it compatible too.
    Since google locked active edge down to just only be able to start Assistant it will require a device rooted with magisk


    Requirements

    • You need to run a STOCK based ROM, because Active Edge is broken on AOSP roms.
    • You need to be rooted with magisk to use it.
    • Install the Active Edge System Mod Magisk Module from the MagiskManager Repo and the EdgeSensePlus from the playstore and you are ready to go!

    Telegram Group

    Join Telegram Edge Sense Plus Group


    How does it work

    To make it working on the Pixel3 I had to modify the SystemUIGoogle.apk that runs the ElmyraService (Service that processes the squeeze gestures).
    I intercept the events and pass them to the EdgeSensePlus Application that starts the appropriate action then that you selected.
    Some more adjustments were made, so the squeezing also works when you are in immersive mode, camera or when Google Assistant is deactivated/uninstalled.
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    What can it do?

    Custom actions:

    Currently you can choose from over different actions
    • Quickly Start camera - Also when screen is off and locked
    • Per App Action - Execute different squeeze actions depending in what app you are!
    • Sidebar
    • Gesture Panel - Draw custom gestures to start different actions
    • Custom App
    • Shortcuts - e.g. to make direct calls, start tasker tasks and more!
    • Scroll up/down
    • Flashlight
    • Recent Apps
    • Toggle Autorotation
    • Autobrightness (6 states: Auto, Min, Low, Mid, High, Max)
    • Split Screen
    • Expand/Collapse Statusbar
    • Toggle NFC
    • Toggle Display on/off

    • Toggle Autorotation
    • Toggle DND
    • Toggle Vibration
    • Toggle Bluetooth
    • Toggle WiFi
    • Music Play/Pause
    • Previous Track
    • Next Track
    • Toggle Keep awake
    • Google Assistent
    • Lock Screen
    • Back
    • Home
    • Toggle Sync
    • Sync all accounts
    • Previous App
    • Take Screenshot
    • Clear all notifications
    • GPS
    • Answer/End call
    • Immersive Mode
    • Shell command


    Per app actions:

    With the per app action, you can define different squeeze actions per app. So the chosen action will be executed dependent in what app you are currently are.

    http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FO3mWpPW.jpg


    Double Squeeze: (Premium)

    If you often accidentally trigger a short squeeze, that won't happen anymore if you map your desired action to the double squeeze gesture.
    You can define a double squeeze interval, to ensure you are quick enough to trigger it every time.

    Long Squeeze:

    Missed a long squeeze action on your Pixel? Edge Sense Plus has it!

    G-Sensor usage: (Premium)

    If enabled, will be able to execute different actions depending on the current position of your device, whether it is flat or upright in your hand.
    That way you can have six different squeeze gestures: short, long, doublepress in flat or upright device position.


    Media control:

    The media control will override your set squeeze actions while media is playing so you can control your media.
    That includes play/pause, increase/decrease volume and skip to next and previous track.


    Squeeze sounds:

    Ever thought it would be funny if a squeeze of your Pixel3 would make a sound, if it is a *click*, *oink* , *fart* or whatever you think of?
    You can use any .mp3 file to make that happen!


    Sidebar:

    The Sidebar has 4 different panels, Applications, Shortcuts, Recent Apps (Premium), Quicksettings (Premium).
    Panel colors are customizable

    cid0CMT.jpg
    GKjwaig.jpg
    3
    Instructions


    You must be on at least Oreo 8.1 to to be able to use it. Root with Magisk is required since the magisk module is mandatory!
    It is recommended to have a working TWRP backup in case something goes wrong. Check the FAQ for help too.
    Like always: Flash on your own risk. I'm not responsible for any damaga to your device


    1. Flash the Magisk Module either in Magisk Manager or TWRP
    2. Install Edge Sense Plus
    3. Enjoy.



    Downloads

    Now also available via the MagiskManager Repo:
    mFfWeYQ.png


    I recommend to install and update the Magisk Module directly via the MagiskManager repository directly in the MagiskManager app.
    All releases will be also available on the GitHub repository


    Edge Sense Plus:
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    fwiw i have been using this since day 1 and is wayyy more useful than i expected it to be. great stuff.
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    Can I use Edge Sense unrooted now on Android 10?

    I have Magisk Module now, I tried uninstalling and reinstall but the instruction for unrooted won't show up, it keeps asking me for root and install the Magisk Module again.

    If you have root and the magisk module why would you want to use the unroofed version which lacks on a lot of features?

    The instructions how to use the unrooted version just pops up if you do not have magisk installed.