Galaxy S5 Replacing Recents With Menu, and Long press Home with Recents

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,503
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,189
    [​IMG]

    If you upgraded to the Galaxy S5 from the Galaxy S4 you may be having a bit of trouble getting used to the left capacitive button change. On the S4 it was a menu button, but now on the S5 it is the button for accessing the recent apps menu. If you would rather change the button back to the way it was on the S4 then learn the new button layout, the mod is actually pretty simple. All you have to do is edit a few system files. This does require root so if you are on the Verizon Galaxy S5 this won't be useful for you, however this will work on any other variant as long as your S5 is rooted.

    To Replace the Recents button with Menu

    -Navigate to system/user/keylayout/Generic.kl
    -Edit Key 254 from App_Switch to Menu
    -Navigate to system/user/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl
    -Edit Key 254 from App_Switch to Menu

    To Set Long Press Home to Recents

    -Navigate to smali/com/android/internal/policy/PhoneWindowManager.smali

    Search for and delete if-ne v2, v5, :cond_6

    Via XDA
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. wcjeep

    wcjeep Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +67
    I prefer the S5 menu/recent setup.
     
  3. Bara65

    Bara65 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2014
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +5
    I prefer the default set up on S5 buttons too. It's more in line with the way Google designed.
     
  4. Kam434

    Kam434 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Current Phone Model:
    GT-i9505
    how do you re map the menu button long press?
    for example if I wanted to make a single press on menu open recent apps, and a long press for options like on the S5?
     
  5. caporalea

    caporalea New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S5
    I hate to be a grave digger, but this has seriously been driving me nuts. There is no smali folder in my Sprint GS5's root. I've searched all the route folders and cannot find it. Any suggestions? I would use xposed but it screws with my phone, even with the SecuredStorage fix.
     
  6. dacorsa

    dacorsa New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks very useful!

    Inviato dal mio SM-G910F con Rom ALEXNDR POK1
     
Search tags for this page
change long press home button function galaxy s5
,
change menu button s5
,
galaxy s5 long press button
,
galaxy s5 long press home button
,
galaxy s5 long press settings
,

galaxy s5 menu button change

,
galaxy s5 menu key mod
,

generic kl recent apps

,
how to change recent to menu in s5
,
long press home button galaxy s5