egzthunder1 · Oct 2, 2012 at 07:30 am

Get Gapps in Tablet Mode without Tablet Mode

We have all seen Paranoid Android, which features a true hybrid mode interface that allows users to change virtually any application’s DPI and layout. However when activated on a device with a smaller screen, tablet mode does not necessarily look all that neat. Depending on a lot of factors, you may want to revert back to regular phone mode. However, this forgoes the advantages you were trying to gain in the first place. If you are stuck in between this proverbial rock and a hard place (first world problem), you may want to look at what XDA Recognized Developer DAGr8 has in store.

Essentially, the dev has taken a couple of gapps as a proof of concept and has forced them to act as if your device was in tablet mode by giving you the multi-paned version of the app. So, essentially doing this gives you the best of both worlds (you get to use apps in tablet mode without sacrificing your trusty “non-tablet” mode (for lack of a better name). The dev has only gone ahead and changed only dark themed versions of Gmail and Gtalk but is willing to take suggestions for other apps that may be worth forcing into the alternate mode.

Please try them out and leave your feedback for the dev. The last thing to keep in mind is that due to differences in code (signatures, etc), you have to keep in mind that the apps may not work properly (or at all) on your device. So, it is recommended that you backup your device just in case you decide to go back.

Since we dont all like tablet mode but might like dual panel for some apps and not for others , I decided to start forcing a few apps to display in dual panel .

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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