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Must Have Apps on the ROG 2 [1-11-2019]

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Rashad83

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May 13, 2011
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ASUS ROG Phone II
ASUS ROG Phone 5
Hi guys,

These apps i am about to introduce will change your phone experience for the better not just our phone for that matter but any Android phone.

1. Immersive Mode Manager (Paid)

This app is a must for every Amoled screen to protect your phone from future screen burn, the other thing is you get to enjoy the full screen experience with every app on your phone. I install this app on all of my Android devices.

I have created a thread long ago doing it manually but i think it's too much of work for people who want an app for that, if you want a manual free alternative check it out.

2. Glimpse Notifications ( Free)

So on the ROG 2 phone only a couple of apps does wake the device when you receive a notification mostly chatting apps and I guess not all of them. This is where Glimpse Notifications solves the problem that is if you just want the screen to simply light up.

3. Blokada (Free)

You must have an Ad blocker on the list if you are unrooted and definitely one of the best open source and free app out there is this one.

4. Fluid Navigation Gestures (Free/Pro Features)
I will dare to say IMPO that it's the best custom gesture navigation app on Android currently. Also it's way better than the default gesture navigation because of the extra features.

5. Tiles (Paid)

Although it's a paid app it's worth its price. The beauty of having it you get options of having tiles of any application you need including the power button which I use mainly for that purpose, instead of clicking and wearing the power button.



6. Edge Gestures (Paid)

This is by one of my favorite developers in the play store, he has some other apps in the play store you should check them out. Now why I recommend this app because with this app you can add extra features to the default system gesture navigation which completes it.
I stopped using FNG because in certain apps it doesn't play well and sometimes it stops. So using this app you can add whatever shortcuts, apps using one swipe from whichever side of the screen you like especially the top part of the side where back swipe doesn't work anyway which makes the default gesture navigation complete.

7. Zone Launcher (Free/Paid)

Launch any app from any screen with one swipe, this is a new favorite.

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Edit:
I have removed "Light Flow" from the list due to it not working properly with our device. When you try to customize the led notifications for third party apps and then testing the modifications within the app itself everything seems be okey. But it turns out non of the modifications apply or stick. Anyway for now there isn't any third party app that can customize the led notifications for our device!
I will keep updating this thread once other apps are discovered or suggested. :)
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iShubham

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Thanks for the suggestions! Definitely these apps seem useful and apart from Fluid Nav Gestures and Light Flow, rest are new to me.

Also a small correction, link to Fluid Nav Gestures is wrong(tiles link attached to Fluid Nav Gestures text). :)
 
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Annie the Eagle

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Hi guys,

These apps i am about to introduce will change your phone experience for the better not just our phone for that matter but any Android phone.

1. Immersive Mode Manager (Paid)

This app is a must for every Amoled screen to protect your phone from future screen burn, the other thing is you get to enjoy the full screen experience with every app on your phone. I install this app on all of my Android devices.

I have created a thread long ago doing it manually but i think it's too much of work for people who want an app for that, if you want a manual free alternative check it out.

2. Glimpse Notifications ( Free)

So on the ROG 2 phone only a couple of apps does wake the device when you receive a notification mostly chatting apps and I guess not all of them. This is where Glimpse Notifications solves the problem that is if you just want the screen to simply light up.

3. Blokada (Free)

You must have an Ad blocker on the list if you are unrooted and definitely one of the best open source and free app out there is this one.

4. Fluid Navigation Gestures (Free/Pro Features)
I will dare to say IMPO that it's the best custom gesture navigation app on Android currently. Also it's way better than the default gesture navigation because of the extra features.

5. Tiles (Paid)

Although it's a paid app it's worth its price. The beauty of having it you get options of having tiles of any application you need including the power button which I use mainly for that purpose, instead of clicking and wearing the power button.

6. Light Flow Legacy (Free)

This app is a must have if you want to customize the led notification light for each app, currently i believe only 3 colors are available for our device (Red, Yellow, Green) so you can set any colors of those to any app you want.
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I will keep updating this thread once other apps are discovered or suggested. :)
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Hi, thanks for these. I really like FNG. However, I'm having an issue with Immersive Mode. All the input boxes that are normally above the keyboard (e.g. try to change the name of your phone) are hidden because they are now under the keyboard.

Any idea how to fix this?
 
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Rashad83

Senior Member
May 13, 2011
1,157
741
ASUS ROG Phone II
ASUS ROG Phone 5
Hi, thanks for these. I really like FNG. How can I disable the standard action bar because currently, when I do the recents, it is simulating a double tap because I think both System UI and FNG are doing it
Make sure that the system navigation is set to virtual key navigation instead of gesture. Now if you have the pro version of FNG you can disable the navigation bar from the app settings. So either buy the pro version of FNG and disable the navigation bar from there or use another app to disable the navigation bar which you can find some apps do that in the play store.
 

stealthj

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Jan 16, 2008
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On my side when I do a test it works fine. But I can't confirm if it's working all the time because I can't recall the last time I noticed the notification light of my custom notifications.
Try to reinstall the app and play with settings.

I tried everything. I also have the pro version of led blinker, and that doesn't work either.

But who knows. Maybe a few restarts will help
 

NajimKiSaad

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Dec 2, 2014
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Bari
On my side when I do a test it works fine. But I can't confirm if it's working all the time because I can't recall the last time I noticed the notification light of my custom notifications.
Try to reinstall the app and play with settings.


I tried Light Flow Legacy, and it seems to work, except for cyan, blue and light blue color. If i put light blue, the led is Yellow. If i put cyan, the led is green. What's wrong?...
 
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rossonero777

Member
Mar 20, 2012
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Hi guys,

These apps i am about to introduce will change your phone experience for the better not just our phone for that matter but any Android phone.

1. Immersive Mode Manager (Paid)

This app is a must for every Amoled screen to protect your phone from future screen burn, the other thing is you get to enjoy the full screen experience with every app on your phone. I install this app on all of my Android devices.

I have created a thread long ago doing it manually but i think it's too much of work for people who want an app for that, if you want a manual free alternative check it out.

2. Glimpse Notifications ( Free)

So on the ROG 2 phone only a couple of apps does wake the device when you receive a notification mostly chatting apps and I guess not all of them. This is where Glimpse Notifications solves the problem that is if you just want the screen to simply light up.

3. Blokada (Free)

You must have an Ad blocker on the list if you are unrooted and definitely one of the best open source and free app out there is this one.

4. Fluid Navigation Gestures (Free/Pro Features)
I will dare to say IMPO that it's the best custom gesture navigation app on Android currently. Also it's way better than the default gesture navigation because of the extra features.

5. Tiles (Paid)

Although it's a paid app it's worth its price. The beauty of having it you get options of having tiles of any application you need including the power button which I use mainly for that purpose, instead of clicking and wearing the power button.

6. Light Flow Legacy (Free)

This app is a must have if you want to customize the led notification light for each app, currently i believe only 3 colors are available for our device (Red, Yellow, Green) so you can set any colors of those to any app you want.

7. Edge Gestures (Paid)

This is by one of my favorite developers in the play store, he has some other apps in the play store you should check them out. Now why I recommend this app because with this app you can add extra features to the default system gesture navigation which completes it.
I stopped using FNG because in certain apps it doesn't play well and sometimes it stops. So using this app you can add whatever shortcuts, apps using one swipe from whichever side of the screen you like especially the top part of the side where back swipe doesn't work anyway which makes the default gesture navigation complete.

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I will keep updating this thread once other apps are discovered or suggested. :)
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I have tried both Fluid Navigation Gestures and Edge Gestures, both pro/paid version, and the system will sooner or later make them stop working, and have to enable them again, having to give them permission to draw over other apps from time to time and it is a bit annoying. did you or someone manage to make it work perfectly? any tips on what might I be doing wrong? thanks
 

Sedariya11

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Aug 27, 2011
521
106
Mumbai
I don't think Tiles app works as it says it's only for Naugut and Oreo. I have paid for it and now it's not working. I don't know why did you say that it works with our phone. You should not give wrong info to others without checking.

Sent from my ASUS_I001DE using Tapatalk
 

Rashad83

Senior Member
May 13, 2011
1,157
741
ASUS ROG Phone II
ASUS ROG Phone 5
I don't think Tiles app works as it says it's only for Naugut and Oreo. I have paid for it and now it's not working. I don't know why did you say that it works with our phone. You should not give wrong info to others without checking.
If you don't know how to use it that's is your problem, I have it right now on my device working. Add to that I haven't recommended any app on this thread without testing. Choose your words carefully!

One more thing, if you don't have anything positive to say just move on and let me be, you don't have to visit this thread or take my word for that matter!
 
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    Hi guys,

    These apps i am about to introduce will change your phone experience for the better not just our phone for that matter but any Android phone.

    1. Immersive Mode Manager (Paid)

    This app is a must for every Amoled screen to protect your phone from future screen burn, the other thing is you get to enjoy the full screen experience with every app on your phone. I install this app on all of my Android devices.

    I have created a thread long ago doing it manually but i think it's too much of work for people who want an app for that, if you want a manual free alternative check it out.

    2. Glimpse Notifications ( Free)

    So on the ROG 2 phone only a couple of apps does wake the device when you receive a notification mostly chatting apps and I guess not all of them. This is where Glimpse Notifications solves the problem that is if you just want the screen to simply light up.

    3. Blokada (Free)

    You must have an Ad blocker on the list if you are unrooted and definitely one of the best open source and free app out there is this one.

    4. Fluid Navigation Gestures (Free/Pro Features)
    I will dare to say IMPO that it's the best custom gesture navigation app on Android currently. Also it's way better than the default gesture navigation because of the extra features.

    5. Tiles (Paid)

    Although it's a paid app it's worth its price. The beauty of having it you get options of having tiles of any application you need including the power button which I use mainly for that purpose, instead of clicking and wearing the power button.



    6. Edge Gestures (Paid)

    This is by one of my favorite developers in the play store, he has some other apps in the play store you should check them out. Now why I recommend this app because with this app you can add extra features to the default system gesture navigation which completes it.
    I stopped using FNG because in certain apps it doesn't play well and sometimes it stops. So using this app you can add whatever shortcuts, apps using one swipe from whichever side of the screen you like especially the top part of the side where back swipe doesn't work anyway which makes the default gesture navigation complete.

    7. Zone Launcher (Free/Paid)

    Launch any app from any screen with one swipe, this is a new favorite.

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    Edit:
    I have removed "Light Flow" from the list due to it not working properly with our device. When you try to customize the led notifications for third party apps and then testing the modifications within the app itself everything seems be okey. But it turns out non of the modifications apply or stick. Anyway for now there isn't any third party app that can customize the led notifications for our device!
    I will keep updating this thread once other apps are discovered or suggested. :)
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    Can anybody tell me about Music application for ADUS ROG PHONE 2.....plzzzzzzz

    Use Poweramp (paid)
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    If someone needs to increase the volume steps for media this Magisk module seems to be working.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/module-aosp-volume-steps-increase-t3843492
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    ROG 2 has a manual call recording, I have not found in the settings the option to enable automatic call recording. I have to manually click "call recording" during the phone call.
    If you are using the default phone dialer go to:
    Settings/Call settings /Advanced/Call recording

    You should be able to see the attached setting menu.
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Definitely these apps seem useful and apart from Fluid Nav Gestures and Light Flow, rest are new to me.

    Also a small correction, link to Fluid Nav Gestures is wrong(tiles link attached to Fluid Nav Gestures text). :)