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#1 MrTasselhof

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

I have created a sticky topic for this as I feel it is too important to be buried in the FAQ.
I think this is a great solution for one of the biggest issues with the original C8 design.
Hope you find it just as helpful!
THANKS Aimevous for asking the question!
THANKS arielp for the clever solution!


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**REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS**

Download and Install:

Dropbox.com - Button Saviour - com.smart.swkey.apk
Dropbox.com - Button Remapper - ButtonRemapperv0_2.4.1.apk

Optional:
Dropbox.com - Key Identifier - KeynrTracker.apk

Instructions:
Download and install the first two .APK files.
Open them and allow them to gain ROOT access.

Open Button Remapper
Find Key #: 158 (Back)
- Click on it and set it to Volume Up
Find Key #: 139 (Menu)
- Click on it and set it to Volume Down
Find Key #: 102 (Home)
- Click on it and set it to Back

Click on Apply
- system will do a mini reboot and VOILA! - Physical Volume buttons.

Now in order to use the "Home" button or "menu" button, you just need to click the little arrow created by Button Saviour on the side.
- then click the home or menu button.

 

Actual Conversation that led to this!

Hi,

I was wondering how do you guys manage the volume of the device, especially the media volume.

There is no hardware button for volume control so how do you guys change media volume when you are say, watching a movie clip?


here's how i set up my device

1. download button remapper on market
2. i change the menu button -> volume up, back button -> volume down, home button -> back button
3. download button saviour on the market, set the trigger on right down corner, for menu and home replacement (this is onscreen softkey, on demand by trigger)

this way, i can set volume on the fly, during music playback/games, the volume button is for adjust media volume, while on desktop screen, this acted as system volume.

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give a try.. you'll have better navigation :D


Edited by MrTasselhof, 03 May 2011 - 12:36 PM.

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#2 karyo

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

you can also use zMooth for replacing button saviour. its based on swipe gesture input. relatively easier but kinda blocking the way

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:21 PM

You can also use SoftKey app, similar to button savior, but you can add volume buttons to the on screen button bar. (No hard button remap.)

You Have to be fast when you touch the "popper" is the only slight problem.

And for what it's worth, I use MOBO player. Provides volume, and brightness control when playing, and better than rockplayer IMHO.

Edited by a80what, 03 May 2011 - 05:48 PM.


#4 janvandusschoten

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

Brilliant! This makes the tablet a lot easier to work with.

Edited by janvandusschoten, 03 May 2011 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:57 PM

mr.tass, thanks for the sticky :)

its better the back button is set as volume down, as this will be more inline with browser that using volume button as tab switcher, or for reading ebook for flipping page

but that's optional :)
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you could buythe button savior pro if you like, then you can customized the button to more simpler placement, I'm setting it only display 3 button (menu,back,camera) so more cleaner

Edited by arielp, 03 May 2011 - 07:07 PM.

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#6 MrTasselhof

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:58 PM

mr.tass, thanks for the sticky :)

its better the back button is set as volume down, as this will be more inline with browser that using volume button as tab switcher, or for reading ebook for flipping page

but that's optional :)
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you could buythe button savior pro if you like, then you can customized the button to more simpler placement, I'm setting it only display 3 button (menu,back,camera) so more cleaner


I chose the button orientation I did to match up with on-screen volume display when using it.

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Ainol Novo 7 Aurora - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
HP TouchPad - 9.7" Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - WebOS & Android - Dual-Boot (Use WebOS side)
Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy SII) - Running Blazer ROM

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Gemei G9T Dual Core - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Gemei G9 - 9.7" IPS 4:3 Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Window N70 - 7" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ WCDMA & Bluetooth - 1024x600
Chuwi V99 - 9.7" RETINA IPS 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - w/ Bluetooth - 2048x1536 (Needs Firmware Updating and Stability)

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MID V7 - 7" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch
M701R - 7" 16:9 Resistive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C8 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
C9 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
Ramos W6HD - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x600
M6 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i7 - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Ainol Novo 7 Advanced II - 7" 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
MID V8 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816 - 8" 4:3 Resistive Single Touch
MID816R2 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 2-Point Multi-Touch
T9 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch
Wopad i8 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast P85 - 8" 4:3 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1024x768
Teclast A15 - 9" IPS 16:9 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch - 1280x800
FlyTouch 3 - 10.1" 16:9 Resistive Single Touch

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

I chose the button orientation I did to match up with on-screen volume display when using it.

Tasselhof


indeed, but if you often read ebook/tab switching while browsing, it's not match up with the function, but again, its optional though :D
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for the tips.
Do we still use the same buttons (Left 2 - Power+Menu or now Power+VolDown) while doing ROM flashing?
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:46 AM

Thanks for the tips.
Do we still use the same buttons (Left 2 - Power+Menu or now Power+VolDown) while doing ROM flashing?


still using the old (Power+Menu) for initiate flashing, as those combination is on lower HW level, so nothing to do with hihger OS level
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

This was really helpful, and makes the tablet a lot more practical for everyday use. Thanks.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:40 PM

I have a plus and minus button for volume but it doesnt work with the current rom i have. how do i get that working? thanks!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:45 PM

I have a plus and minus button for volume but it doesnt work with the current rom i have. how do i get that working? thanks!

use M7+ firmware instead of M7 firmware?
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#13 arielp

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:57 PM

use official 0402 firmware
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

Wrong thread; But you need the .ko module for buttons from the M7+ firmware. I don't remember which file exactly.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:31 PM

Does anyone know how to create soft/touch audiobuttons in the status bar?
They are missing in android 2.3
it is very annoying to use a widget on my home screen

Edited by Enslave, 19 May 2011 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:54 PM

Does anyone know how to create soft/touch audiobuttons in the status bar?
They are missing in android 2.3
it is very annoying to use a widget on my home screen


Again I suggest Softkey, available on market you can have soft audio control anytime in any app.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:36 PM

this is indeed a very nice solution :drinks: thank you for this when my device is fixed i gone use this whe have now a herotab c8+

Edited by jvharten, 23 May 2011 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

Again I suggest Softkey, available on market you can have soft audio control anytime in any app.


Could you show me the result in a video. For example can you change the volume when you playiing hangry bird?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

Could you show me the result in a video. For example can you change the volume when you playiing hangry bird?


No I don't do videos! Even if you had said Please. To answer your other question yes you can change volume anytime in any app
with on demand softkeys.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:07 PM

No I don't do videos! Even if you had said Please. To answer your other question yes you can change volume anytime in any app
with on demand softkeys.


Thx for answering excuse me i would have said please ;). Thank you for the answer this quite good :) i will probably buy the M7++ table :)

Edited by stezo69, 26 May 2011 - 04:15 PM.