Samantha · Feb 10, 2014 at 04:30 pm

Enable Glove Mode on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 Running AOSP-Based ROMs

Having lived somewhere that’s sunny all year round, I still empathize with fellow Android users who live in places where snow exists. I imagine having a device with the ability to detect touches through gloves would be of great benefit, especially considering how capacitive touch screens work. But the unfortunate reality is that only a handful of devices cater to this, such as the Sony Xperia Sola with its unique “floating touch”, the Nokia Lumia 920, and the Samsung Galaxy S 4. The bad thing for Galaxy S 4 owners, especially those who do are running an AOSP-based ROM such as CyanogenMod, is that the native option to change the screen sensitivity is only available on TouchWiz and GPe ROMs.

XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer broodplank1337 decided to address this issue by developing the aptly named Galaxy S 4 Glove Mode. The app that does exactly what its name suggests, as it allows users to activate and disable glove mode on the Galaxy S 4 running AOSP-derived ROMs. This should work on devices that have a kernel supporting the function, so ask your kernel developer about its compatibility before trying. Credit must also be given to Xio-Long Chen, whose open source commit serves as the foundation of the app.

If you would like to find out more, check out the application thread for more information.


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