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Map the HTC logo undearneath the display of the One as a menu button

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Map the HTC logo undearneath the display of the One as a menu button
The HTC logo underneath the display of the HTC One is part of the capacitive panel that houses the back and home keys flanking the logo, and enterprising devs noticed that the HTC sign also has a place in the touch logs, but didn't seem to be wired up.

Well, the inquiring minds wanted to link the physical possibility that the HTC logo responds to touch with its dormant hardware logs in the Android platform running on the HTC One, and the result was what Borat would say "Great success!".  First it was Home2Wake up and running:


Afterwards the menu mapping was achieved, but bear in mind you have to go through the unlocking, rooting and recovery installation process, which you can now do with a few clicks in the All-in-one tool, and also your warranty will likely be void with such shenanigans. If that has never stopped you from tinkering with your phone, you just got yourself an extra capacitive key on your spanking new HTC One. Hit the XDA-Devs thread for the installation instruction if you want the results shown in the videobelow.

source: tbalden (XDA-Devs)

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:48 16

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Cool, this is where rooting really shines

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:06 12

2. sintruder (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


no excuses for the people who complain about the two buttons now.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:08 17

3. sintruder (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


another reason to buy the one!very cool indeed!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 09:24 7

4. linas_ltu (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


really awesome feature. Take my gs3.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 10:26 4

5. ahhxd717 (Posts: 316; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


HTC could have included that option in the phone settings, don't really know why they went with the two button layout

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 13:01 2

6. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Wowwwwww!! I better figure this trick out on my new One!!
this is freaking great!!! it's like finding an xtra 100 bucks bill stuck underneath the sofa!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:28

7. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Too bad it doesn't work on the Sprint version...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:40 1

8. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


That's awesome.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:49 1

9. smutty.puppet (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


WOW. GREAT

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 17:39 1

10. ilani (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


This is why I love Android!!!!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:55

11. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Why don't they just make it work out of the box!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:41

12. LeelaPakanati (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


I want to have it as htc = home, home = multitasking; i am used to the nexus to that's the way i like it

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