Add a Quick Launcher to Your Recents Screen on the ZTE Axon 7 (A2017G/U)

Add a Quick Launcher to Your Recents Screen on the ZTE Axon 7 (A2017G/U)

The Recents Screen on stock Android allows for users to flip through recently launched apps so that you can switch between them very easily. But what if you could customize this Recents screen beyond switching between used apps?

This guide by XDA Senior Member kenet details the changes you need to make to add an app Quick Launcher to your recents screen. This guide is written for the ZTE Axon 7, and specifically for the A2017G and A2017U models. You need to decompile the SystemUI, change a few lines in an xml and add in the attached smali to enable the functionality. Try it out!


Check out this guide in our ZTE Axon 7 forums!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]