[APP/MOD] TouchControl (Nexus 4)

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Feb 5, 2014
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Hey bponury, i would just like to thank you man for the hard work you've put on this masterpiece. Especially on adopting the latest module for Semaphore. Thank you! You deserve every kind of appreciation. Keep it up! :thumbup:


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Apr 29, 2010

So after quite some time, this project is not being able to sustain itself (I'm spending more than earning - thanks to all people using cracked version). Also a lot of people started commenting on how bad this app is and that I should do this or that instead.

Because of all that and a bit more I decided to end this project. Prices are now cut by 50% for anyone willing to get paid version while it's still there.


- 31.05.2014 - application removed from play store
- 30.06.2014 - modules removed from my server (module download will fail) - backup the app on your own if you need

  • will you release sources?
    - No, I opened my sources for the version for Evo 3D and a lot of people stole the code without even saying thanks to me. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice.
  • are you considering selling the app sources?
    - Yes, if the price is good enough and no $500 is not good enough.
  • whyyyy???
    - Few reasons 1) money 2) people who complained every time 3) time spent on the app that I could use to do different things
  • will you do more awesome stuff in the future?
    - Probably... I'm not thinking about this yet.
  • can you just do one more update to do X?
    - No.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!


Senior Member
Nov 10, 2012
Miri, Sarawak
So sad to hear about this. For me this is the best app that I use. Really improve user experience in my Nexus 4, every time I re-flash a new ROM, the first app I download is Touch Control.
Then the new update really make this app more awesome.
But the developer have made his decision stop the development regarding this awesome app.
Thanks @bponury for all your contribution. We won't forget Touch Control. :good:
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Senior Member
Dec 15, 2009
sorry to hear that.. most practical and most used app that's on my devices (paid PGM for galaxy nexus and TC for N4 /N7).
hope to hear from you in other projects!


Senior Member
Jul 9, 2011
The end of an era:(.

Its a same people still are 'steeling' stuff while its only a few bucks!

All respect and a 1000 times thank u for your amazing stuff, gonna mis it really bad.


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Jul 14, 2012
On next kernel update any kind of backup will be trash without the source of the kernel module. Buy it now or backup anything doesn't make sense...

Open at least the source of the module. The great minds don't just abandon the projects... they open-source them...


Senior Member
May 2, 2013
Thank you for your work on this app, i've used it for around 1 year now and it really was a experience changing app. Good luck with future endeavours!


Senior Member
Sep 23, 2011
Quezon City
OnePlus 6
Google Pixel 4 XL
Please don't do this to us... Why bothered by the people who complain about your app if you can make joy to others uaing this amazing app. Don't just abandoned us. I been really amaze by your app that I've purchased it both with my gnex and n4. Man that's so wrong.

Sent from my Nexus⁴
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Jul 31, 2012
Land of Pathans
Lol.. Why are people backing up the app.. Once all modules are deleted,app itself would be of no use... Once again those have to suffer who bought this app.. Only because of those who used cracked app...

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Jan 25, 2010
well, really sad you take decision like this.. just start to enjoying some new feature from your app, but off course all up to You @bponury

best bucks i ever spent for an application..

good luck and thank you.. :)


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Jan 29, 2007
Hi! I have a question, maybe noob question, but i need to ask it to someone who can explain it to me.
I had installed paranoid android, slimkat and now i'm trying cyanogenmod 11 rom on my nexus 4. It's all good and i'm not here to discuss whats the best rom out there. My question is about the kernel. I tried to apply franco kernel on cyanogen but it messed with my color screens since the reboot, so the question is, is there any way to use TouchControl app?


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Jul 9, 2011
Hi! I have a question, maybe noob question, but i need to ask it to someone who can explain it to me.
I had installed paranoid android, slimkat and now i'm trying cyanogenmod 11 rom on my nexus 4. It's all good and i'm not here to discuss whats the best rom out there. My question is about the kernel. I tried to apply franco kernel on cyanogen but it messed with my color screens since the reboot, so the question is, is there any way to use TouchControl app?


I use ParanoidAndroid and just let the TC app download and flash modified stock kernel. When opening TC app it should ask u.

Good luck.

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    **** ROOT NEEDED ****

    I proudly announce - TouchControl V2


    ________________ DESCRIPTION
    To all who don't know this yet, this is a kernel module with a control application which allows you to perform some gestures that will in turn will execute some action (like simulating power key press or turning volume up).

    List of configurable gestures:
    • slide - move finger (or fingers) on the screen in some way
    • pinch - pinch screen with two or more fingers
    • tap - tap the screen with one or more fingers in some place of the screen (or any place)

    List of configurable actions:
    • press POWER
    • press VOLUME UP
    • press VOLUME DOWN
    • increase BRIGHTNESS
    • decrease BRIGHTNESS
    • play NEXT SONG
    • play PREVIOUS SONG
    • press HOME BUTTON
    • press BACK BUTTON

    ________________ SCREENSHOTS


    ________________ FAQ
    1. will it work on kernel X
      It is made to work on stock kernel. It might work on kernels which are close to stock. I will however try to find a way to make it as compatible as possible. I'm going to assume that you can safely try this mod on your kernel (but don't enable set-on-boot) worst case scenario is a reboot.

    2. does this consume battery
      Short answer - Maybe.
      Long answer - this might bring some drain, some users report quite a big battery drain some not, I will address this issue in some time. Check yourself how much an issue it is for you. Also this change from device to device so there is no short answer (look up)

    3. will it break my touchscreen
      Short answer - No
      Long answer - Digitizer is not mechanical so it shouldn't break. The same mod works for more then 2 years on my Galaxy Nexus and it never lost a bit of it's responsiveness

    4. why do I have to pay
      Why did you pay for your phone? You did save a few bucks on the phone which was cheap. Now is your chance to make those savings worthy ;)

    5. if I want to marry you where can I find you?
      Oh... this question meant to go somewhere else ;P And I'm taken.

    ________________ DOWNLOADS
    FREE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.paranoid.touchcontrolfree

    PRO-TURBO: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.paranoid.touchcontrol

    ________________ DISCLAIMER


    ________________ HOW TO UPDATE
    1. Uninstall the app
    2. Reboot device
    3. Install fresh from play store


    XDA:DevDB Information
    TouchControl, a Tool/Utility for the Google Nexus 4


    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2013-10-03
    Last Updated 2014-03-22
    _____________________ CHANGELOG _____________________
    • v1.8.1 - 2013-08-17
      • fixed load issues and disappearing modules
      • fixed 4.2.2 support for Franco kernels (please note that there will be no more updates to 4.2.2)

    • v1.8.0 - 2013-08-16
      • added support for some 4.3 kernels
      • switched to online module downloading instead of in-app modules (thus internet access is required)
      • added update/refresh feature for module update checking (top-right refresh icon)

    • v1.7.5 - 2013-07-06
      • Fixed notification bar pulldown issue
      • Maybe it's not necessary anymore to do an uninstall to do update...

    • v1.7.4 - 2013-06-19
      • added (again) disabling touchscreen in phone call
      • fixed support for latest kernels
      • screen freezes seem to be fixed

    • v1.7.3 - 2013-06-06
      • another attempt to fix screen freezes
      • fixed support for Faux beta and PA kernel
      • removed phone state receiver (TC is active during calls!)

    • v1.7 - 2013-05-29
      • fixed support for Franco kernel nightly 143
      • fixed support for Air Kernel #10
      • fixed support for HellsCore
      • fixed support for ParanoidAndroid kernel
      • another attempt to fix screen freezes

    • v1.6 - 2013-03-24
      • added auto stock-modified kernel flashing option
      • disabled input filtering (might help with screen freezes)

    • v1.5e - 2013-03-04
      • added support for latest Trinity kernels
      • modified some guts, might work with more kernels

    • v1.5c - 2013-02-27
      • fixed support for latest faux stable
      • added permissions for SU

    • v1.5b - 2013-02-22
      • fixed support for 4.2.2 Franco, Motley, Trinity and Faux :)

    • v1.5a - 2013-02-09
      • fix for matr1x kernel

    • v1.5 - 2013-02-06
      • add support for faux beta kernel
      • fix proximity bug during call

    • v1.4 - 2013-01-30
      • fix support for franco kernels

    • v1.3 - 2013-01-26
      • fix major bug with input subsystem with version 1.2 :)

    • v1.2 - 2013-01-26
      • added motley kernel support
      • small fixes

    • v1.1 - 2013-01-22
      • fixes for start-on-boot
      • added more custom kernels support (franco, faux, matr1x, trinity)

    • v1.0 - 2013-01-17
      • initial release
    Updated the app to support:
    • Latest Franco kernels
    • Latest Faux Beta
    • HellsCore (yep)
    • Semaphore module is there but the kernel dev must enable KALLSYMS
    I am working on a few things at the same time. First is a new version of touchcontrol (and I mean a maaaajor upgrade). Second is the standby-drain problem and I'm gradually getting to know where it lies :) But it takes time to track because I have to wait a few hours to see if I am going in the right direction. Consider you are walking in the night with a walkie-talkie and can't see a thing. And someone tells you each 5 hours that you either should go left or right :) That's why it's taking so much time.
    NEW VERSION - 1.6g

    This time I've fixed latest franco nightly support as well as added Air kernel support. Please beware v1.6f was posted on play store for a few minutes but it had a bug in it! So wait for 1.6g