How to avoid the pesky HTC One (M8) lock key at the top, and use a simple swipe instead
posted by Daniel P. / Apr 10, 2014, 6:21 AM
Granted, HTC introduced the double-tap-to-wake gesture with the One (M8), but locking the display from within the interface still requires you to do some palm yoga. The modding community, however, lives and breathes for such issues, and there is now a much better way to lock your new HTC One (M8), provided that you have a rooted handset, with installed recovery for flashing custom ROMs and mods.
The mod, adapted by the developer flar2, is aptly named Sweep2sleep, and works just as it says on the tin - you can lock the phone by simply swiping right to left over the black notification bar at the top of the display. Here's what you need to do, in order to avoid the pesky lock button at the top of your HTC One (M8):
1. Download the Sweep2sleep mod as a flashable ZIP file;
2. If you don't have custom recovery installed, you can use the newbie-oriented HTC One (M8) All in One Toolkit by XDA-Devs member hasoon2000. It lets you easily unlock the bootloader, root, and install custom recovery. Bear in mind that, as usual, you will do this at your own risk;
3. Using your recovery method of choice, flash the Sweep2sleep mod on the One (M8);
4. If you have a custom ROM, the mod should load automatically at boot, but if you have stayed with the stock Sense 6.0, you need to add the following module:
5. If for some reason you wish to remove the Swipe2sleep mod, use the following code in recovery:
adb shell rm /system/lib/modules/s2w_mod.ko /system/etc/init.d/40s2w
That's it, you can now double-tap on the screen to wake the phone up, and simply swipe over the navigation bar right to left with your thumb to lock it back again, without using the uncomfortably-placed power button at the top of the HTC One (M8)
source: flar2 (XDA-Devs)
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Or you could tap again to turn off?
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 6:28 AM 1
Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013
Aren't you still reaching for the top of the phone Either case or am I Missing something?
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 6:29 AM 0
No you can double tab anywhere on the screen to go into lock mode... Not sure what this article is implying really.
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 6:38 AM 1
Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
So instead of hitting the button on the top of the screen, you have to swipe the notification area which is located at the top of the screen? And for this "convenience", all you have to do is void your warranty? Really?
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 6:55 AM 1
Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012
Flar2 is a great Dev. I wonder if he adds the power off key switching on it too, that is a nice option.
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 7:11 AM 0
Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012
I mean to switch off the swipe to wake option. To clarify about power button on/off abilities.
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 7:31 AM 0
I agree... I use it on my 1520 and love it so when I heard about double tap on the m8 I was excited but its not quite as functional as I would like.. Great phone overall but some short comings too.. I don't mind the camera so much but its not great either
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 9:35 AM 1
Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2014
How to avoid that: dont buy M8... HTC didn't learn to listen their user complaint, camera, bezel, and top power button @@ I hope they can exist until next and release M9 fixed all problem thay made in M7,M8 ...
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 10:21 AM 0
Other than camera none of those are deal breakers, unless of course you have baby hands
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 10:57 AM 0
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