Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Control Your Tablet Using Text Commands with ADB Rapid Tool
While most users with broken screens only manage to crack the glass, while retaining actual touch capabilities, other times the touch matrix itself breaks rather than the actual strengthened glass. So what happens when the touch part breaks? It’s about as good as a hard brick, as you can’t do much if your screen and capacitive buttons don’t work properly. While the only way to fix it is to replace (or reconnect) the broken parts, there is a way to still get around it until then.
ADB Rabid Tool by XDA Forum Member unrealmanu brings a solution. The app is available in both Italian and English, and it allows users to enter commands and to control things on screen. And as its name implies, it does so through ADB. The current list of commands include:
required usb debug active
So if there’s something you absolutely need to do on your device and the touchscreen isn’t working anymore, this is likely your best bet to get there and do it until you fix the hardware issues. Additionally, the developer is is willing to extend the tool’s functionality if users submit other command scripts.
For more info, check out the original thread.
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