Former Writer · Oct 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

You may have heard of floating touch before. It actually comes stock on the Sony Xperia Sola for certain functions. With a little mod work, developers were able to floating touch working as a full fledged feature. As it turns out, the Sola isn’t the only device capable of floating touch. Now, the Samsung Galaxy SL can as well.

XDA Senior Member shriomman has released a method that enables floating touch on the Galaxy SL. It’s based on an older mod by Senior Member loSconosciuto that you can read more about here.

Essentially, shriomman took the earlier method and identified the parts that needed to be changed for floating touch to work. In fact, it only takes two lines in terminal, which means you’ll need Terminal Emulator to use the method. After you enter everything in, you’ll be able to use your touch screen without actually touching your touch screen.

In theory, this is very cool because that means the Sola isn’t the only device that is capable of this.  In fact, since it really only involves modifying touchscreen sensitivity, all devices should be capable of this in some form. In practice, however, it really can’t be used for day to day activities. According to shriomman, navigation can be hard at times and basic tasks like texting can be a pain. It’s still definitely something fun to try.

For more information and a proof-of-concept video, check out the original thread.


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