I wanted to enable the soft-keys on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 after switching to the new nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1.
I found that it is actually rather easy to turn them on. It just requires modifying the build.prop with the following:
If you want to disable them later just change it to:
After you modify the build.prop you have to reboot for the changes to take affect.
This change will turn on the soft-keys, but it does not disable the hardware keys. But you can disable them too. You have to open
/system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl and comment out the following by added a '#' to the beginning of the line.
# key 158 BACK
# key 139 MENU
The home key is located in
# key 172 HOME WAKE
To turn these back on just remove the '#' and reboot.
I did this but now I can't go back to the normal behaviour... How to re enable them... I removed the # sign and rebooted... Doesn't work... Help???ReplyDelete
set qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 back to qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 and uncomment the "keys" and reboot.ReplyDelete
Please help, I'm trying to disable them but whenever I add # at the beginning of the line, it doesn't save. It gives me am error telling me it can't save. Please help meReplyDelete
Synyster, you need to edit the file with a tool that has root access.ReplyDelete