When you push them you have the impression they'll break between your fingers.
And this without the fact they do a horrible squeech squeech.
During the normal operation of the phone you don't really need to use the hardware keys.
But when you are in ClockWorkmod you have no choice.
This is why Phoenix_Silver and me we had the idea to create a ClockWorkmod which use the touchscreen.
Handsets supported (each handset needs its own version don't flash the blade one in your handset) :
Zte Blade : Works.
Galaxy Europa : Works.
LG Optimus : Works.
Zte Racer : Works.
Zte Skate : Works.
Other Handsets : Don't works.
You can continue to use the hardware keys as usual or use the icons to navigate in the menus.
There's an additional set of icons used, notably, battery indicator, touch screen sensitivity which has three icons:
- Left-most icon is paradoxically, increase sensitivity and menu highlight bar will fly - bordering on 'russian roulette' in trying to get the right menu option!
- Rightmost icon is paradoxically decrease sensitivity and will slow down the menu highlight bar...
- Middle icon resets the sensitivity to the default that most have found comfortable to use.
- Battery Monitor - Instead of boring singular colour - there's psychedelic colours used - a rainbow if you like, to indicate the battery charge in use. It gets updated periodically as time goes by with battery power going down/up... When the battery is fully charged and at 100%, the singular colour green is emphasized, then after the 1% drop it goes "waahhayyy" and rainbow colours appear....
Philmein did the intensive testing of this application. A big thanks to him
The application is based on CWM 188.8.131.52
Edit : download the file photom_cwm_fastboot_skate.zip.
Edit : i have created the script to install the img with clockworkmod. Download the file photom_cwm_update_skate.zip.
You will find the script in:
At the same url :
WARNING these img are for Zte Skate; don't flash them if your handset is not a Zte Skate
You can flash the imgs with fastboot :
Fastboot flash recovery recovery_photom_XX.img
Or install the update zips with the actual Cwm
Edit, Oct, 05th, 2011. Amended the zips to include the latest fresh kernel that works from coldboot.
Edited by t0mm13b, 05 October 2011 - 04:14 PM.