mic_888 · Dec 6, 2010 at 09:00 pm

Create Soft Menu/Back Keys On Your Colour Nook

If you’re a Nook Color owner and would like a menu/back key for times when the notification bar is not displayed, look no further!

XDA forum member bpk originally tried changing the key layout to map the hard volume up /down keys to the menu/back functions. However on second thought, he thought the hardkeys may not stand up to the wear and tear so decided to hack up an app to create the desired soft keys.

The hack works so that pressing the Nook button brings up the app. It then runs a program on your device to inject the hardware keys, as root – and hence superuser access is required.

For more information and to download the apk, head on over to the modification thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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