Former Writer · Oct 6, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Add Tabs to Your Settings with Swipe Gesture

Despite the fact that Jelly Bean and ICS adoption is growing, more than half of all Android phones still run Gingerbread. Here on XDA, most of those devices likely have ports to higher versions, but many enjoy the stability of Gingerbread when their OEM hasn’t given them anything higher. A common theme for modified versions of ICS and JB is to have tabbed screens in settings that allow users to swipe left and right to get to various menus. Now, that functionality can be had on Gingerbread ROMs as well.

XDA Senior Member CoD<D.J.>. originally created the mod for the Samsung Galaxy Y, but has since created a tutorial that shows you how to get it on pretty much any device running Gingerbread. CoD<D.J.>. also stated that this mod may work on CM9 and CM10 builds.

The mod is pretty challenging if you’re a beginner, and will require a little knowledge of de-compiling, editing, and re-compiling APK files. Users start by flashing a file in recovery and then edit various APK and XML files. Once finished, you’ll have a swipe-able settings menu with a few fun shortcuts. Do keep in mind, though, that this is not for the faint of heart. It’ll require a lot of patience and much more time than average mods. So be sure you allot yourself some extra time if you plan on trying it out. In addition to having the swipe tabs functionality, the icons and colors are ICS and JB-like, so they should also look nicer.

To learn more, check out the original thread.


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