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30 Nov: UI patches (LHS / RHS / Both / Search Button / When Hidden)

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This is now included in my MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Galaxy Nexus - details.

Following on from my earlier 'left hand' patch, I now have a full set of UI patches for the Galaxy Nexus. These patches change the behaviour of the legacy menu button. Options are:

  • Show legacy menu button on both sides
  • Show legacy menu button on both sides and keep them active even when not visible
  • Show legacy menu button on both sides and show a search button
  • Show legacy menu button on both sides, keep them active even when not visible and show a search button
  • Show legacy menu button the left hand side
  • Show legacy menu button the left hand side and keep it active even when not visible
  • Show legacy menu button the right hand side
  • Show legacy menu button the right hand side and keep it active even when not visible
    I'm now using both sides always active with search button personally!

    Here is the both sides with search button version in operation...

    Before:

    rightdots.png

    After:

    Screenshot_2011-11-22-13-17-33.pngScreenshot_2011-11-22-13-17-37.png

    If you'd like to try it out, simply flash the appropriate update zip from below using ClockworkMod Recovery.

    This is only tested on a device running the I9250XXKK1 / ITL41D ROM.

    Downloads:

    • Both sides - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 289e77604ee75e7acb2809523c7bb9d7
    • Both sides + menu button active when not visible - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 7cff9ce3273f5ca7224a5e23e9711044
    • Both sides with search - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 5234e7499953b1cb8276ce7692386351
    • Both sides with search + menu button active when not visible - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 0dd211d46752d69ad180e43a4cf1d21a
    • Left hand side - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 70f432f51b232879dabc109ba56a27e3
    • Left hand side + menu button active when not visible - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 4d53e0f9fa491e32c7724b5e5bb89323
    • Right hand side - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 87d3b14039a9b5c367b4dcf05207cde3
    • Right hand side + menu button active when not visible - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 35a9ecdbd729a8cf39b112ed614ef5ee
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Weirdly, I find this more comfortable when using it right handed too. Go figure!

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Is this updated to the one with a menu button on either side that you tweeted?

If not, can you post that too please? :-)

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It's not, but I will post that (and some others). ;)

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Additional options added! :)

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Does this restore access to the Facebook app's Settings, so I can turn off the damn notifications?

With stock it shows no legacy menu button, but also has no new-style menu button/way to access Settings. Very frustrating.

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adb shell cat /system/app/SystemUI.apk>/sdcard/SystemUI.backup.apk

The system cannot find the path specified.

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Does this restore access to the Facebook app's Settings, so I can turn off the damn notifications?

With stock it shows no legacy menu button, but also has no new-style menu button/way to access Settings. Very frustrating.

Yes, if you use an 'always on' version. :)

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Any help with the above error, would love to add this to the phone.

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Do you actually have ADB on your machine?

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Do you actually have ADB on your machine?

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Yeah, adb devices brings up my galaxy nexus, i have also installed your insecure boot image.

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Yeah, adb devices brings up my galaxy nexus, i have also installed your insecure boot image.

Try putting the bit after shell in speech marks.

e.g. $ adb shell "cat /system/app/SystemUI.apk>/sdcard/SystemUI.backup.apk"

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Try putting the bit after shell in speech marks.

e.g. $ adb shell "cat /system/app/SystemUI.apk>/sdcard/SystemUI.backup.apk"

Worked a treat, thanks. Why did I have to do that though.

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Worked a treat, thanks. Why did I have to do that though.

Your shell was assuming the ">" was a redirect for itself, not one to pass through to your Android device's shell. Hence it was looking for a /sdcard/ on *your* computer, not your phone. The quotes tell your shell to pass everything inside them through to the adb shell.

I can only assume this behavior is slightly different on different shells. For example, I'm using bash on OS X and had to quote it. Potentially on Windows or Linux that ">" is passed through.

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Updated!

All mods reworked, added search button version!

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I'll change these to clockworkmod zips when CWM is ready...

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can i rearrange the keys as i please? i dont want to bother, but i would like em to be as my Nexus One, Back-Menu-Home-Search

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can i rearrange the keys as i please? i dont want to bother, but i would like em to be as my Nexus One, Back-Menu-Home-Search

And the open apps button? It probably makes sense to keep the (smaller and not always displayed) menu buttons at the edges no?

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And the open apps button? It probably makes sense to keep the (smaller and not always displayed) menu buttons at the edges no?

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oh forgot about the dedicated open apps button... if it's possible to shift places, open apps could be at the edges, but i was wondering about the main buttons if they can be rearranged

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Couple of questions. And before i ask, love the work being done! Okay first question, does the search button have voice search capabilities if held down? Second question any chance anyone feels like making a YouTube with this mod being used? Thanks, keep up the great work!

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The search button works in the YouTube app but no, no press-hold functionality yet.

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Im getting operation not permitted on the mount step, any ideas why? Im on Windows 7, have your r2 superboot installed...

Running: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system

mount: Operation not permitted

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You should have my 'insecure boot image' installed in order to use this patch. You install this at your own risk.

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Great, all done and working great, nice work and thanks for your help Paul!

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