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

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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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Cool, this is where rooting really shines

2. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

3. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

another reason to buy the one!very cool indeed!

4. linas_ltu

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

really awesome feature. Take my gs3.

5. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

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

6. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 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!

7. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

8. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

That's awesome.

9. smutty.puppet

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

WOW. GREAT

10. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

This is why I love Android!!!!

11. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

12. LeelaPakanati

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 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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