Will Verduzco · Sep 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

GravityBox Xposed Module Brings Pie Controls and Much More

Yesterday, we talked about a root-only app by XDA Senior Member EatHeat that brings Pie Controls similar to those seen in Paranoid Android to all devices running Android 2.2 or higher. In the comments section, Senior Member xcheljd let us know about another option that brings Pie Controls to devices that have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s versatile and powerful Xposed Framework (thread) installed. This tweak pack, however, packs a whole lot more in addition to Pie Controls.

The GravityBox Xposed module by XDA Senior Member C3C076 was originally developed to provide various fixes for various Mediatek MTK6589 bugs. It has developed into far, far more. Naturally, since this is an Xposed module, you must be rooted and have the Xposed Framework installed. Furthermore, yopu must be running Android 4.1 or greater.

While GravityBox still delivers its original functionality in the form of various bug fixes, it now also provides features such as Pie Controls, expanded desktop, Status Bar QuickSettings tile management, Status Bar color and transparency settings, and a plethora of other visual and functional tweaks.

If you’ve been looking for a great general purpose Xposed module to tweak a large number of items, GravityBox should be on your short list to check out. Head over to the module thread to get started.

The full list of features, as provided by the developer, can be found below:

Feature highlight
GravityBox provides 2 main groups of features:
Fixes – help to fight typical MTK6589 bugs like:
— Date&Time settings crash
— Caller ID mismatch
— Split conversation in messaging
— Wakelock in calendar app periodically turning on the screen
— Waelock in messaging app turning on the screen every time new message arrives
— Missing TTS settings in Language&Input
— Missing extended developer options

Mods – the set of additional useful features that make using the system more easy and fun
— CyanogenMod Pie controls
— Expanded Desktop
— Statusbar QuickSettings tile management
— Lockscreen targets
— Statusbar color and transparency
— Statusbar Brightness Control
— Statusbar icon colors
— Additional QuickSettings tiles:
——- Sync on/off, WiFi AP on/off, GravityBox shortcut, Torch, Network mode (2G/3G/2G+3G switch), Sleep, QuickRecord,
QuickApp, GPS on/off, Ringer mode, Volume tile
— Quick pulldown – switches to QuickSettings when status bar is pulled down near edges
— Auto-switch to QuickSettings when there are no notifications
— Center clock in statusbar
— Battery indicator style
— Navigation bar tweaks
— Low battery warning policy
— Disable LED flashing when battery low
— Disable LED while charging
— Auto-hiding of signal icons for empty SIM Slots
— Advanced power-off menu (reboot, recovery)
— Volume key cursor control
— Skip tracks by volume key long-press while screen off (thanks to rovo89)
— More volume levels for music stream
— Option to control safe headset media volume
— Button for clearing all recent tasks at once
— Fullscreen caller photo
— CRT screen off animation
— Minimal brightness setting
— Autobrihtness levels adjustment
— Lockscreen tweaks – show widgets maximized, lockscreen background style (color fill, custom image)
— Lockscreen rotation
— Phone tweaks – flip action, disable vibrate on call connect
— Hardware key actions – menu long-press/double-tap, back long-press, home long-press
— MasterKey vulnerabilities patched (thanks to @Tungstwenty)
— Dithered Holo background
— Option to use solid black Holo background
— Expandable volume panel
— Option to unlink ringtone and notifications volumes
— Notification drawer style (background color, image for portait/landscape, transparency)
— Button backlight modes (default, disabled, always on while screen is on)
— Button backlight notifications (for devices that lack Notification LED)
… more to come


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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