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>This is a 3rd party app that has to be installed through the desktop/ADB. It's not an official change to Oreo or a modification through Google Play Services.
Compared to unlocking your bootloader, booting/flashing a custom recovery, rooting your phone/installing a Substratum compatible ROM...this process seems like a piece of cake!
It didn't take my long to set up Custom Navigation Bar on my N6P, and I don't think this mod will be hard to do either. Heck, it'll probably just be a one-click executable.
Pretty much the last reason I still had for rooting my phone was for themes, because I HATE the bright white stock theme. If I can keep my phone unrooted now with this, I'll gladly take it.
Custom Navigation Bar
XDA Senior Member paphonb has developed an application called Custom Navigation Bar that does all of the legwork for you and changes the navigation bar buttons. The app is very easy to use as it’s based off of Android O’s navigation bar customizer. However, the app has been coded to allow you to use custom icons (much like in my tutorial), includes the ability to create Profiles that you can quickly switch between, and furthermore has Tasker support so you can contextually change the navigation bar based on whatever criteria you want.
All you have to do is install the app, then grant it WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS permission by issuing the following command in ADB:
>adb shell pm grant xyz.paphonb.systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
Then when you open the app, the app will determine whether or not your device supports modifying the navigation bar. It will attempt to present a “next” key centered in your nav bar. If it shows up, then you can modify your nav bar. If not, the app will tell you that you’re out of luck.
The application is free but does require you to purchase a pro version if you want to create more than 2 Profiles. This application certainly makes it easier to modify your navigation bar, so I personally think the price is worth it, but if have the know how, you can perform all of the features that this app offers through Tasker and SecureTask/AutoTools.
Custom Navigation Bar brings Android O's nav bar customization to Nougat (and AFAIK you need to be on Nougat for it to work). Since it uses code hidden in Android natively, it works pretty great, and has Tasker integration as well.
Custom Navigation Bar for customizing (like adding extra buttons) to your navigation bar. Now has support for running Tasker tasks too. Does NOT require root.
Personally I added extra buttons for voice assistant and for powering off the screen (supports Smart Lock, so I can unlock the device with fingerprint).
For those who aren't on O beta, there's an app called Custom Navigation Bar. It doesn't need root, however you should be familiar with a command line and adb. Pretty easy if you have a basic knowledge of those things. Either way, this is pretty much a port of those O features that work in N
EDIT3: I posted the imgur link to show you that I moved mine to the right side
EDIT4: Why you downvote kind human?
I did this using custom navigation bar app. Made tapping the empty area on both sides of the pill a back button, and hid the back icons.
> I'd be happy if I could just move the back button to the right.
You can! No root required, just 1 adb command.
Even if it's no longer in System UI Tuner, navbar customization still works via adb commands.
You can always use this app to either customize your navbar or return it to stock if you customized it previously.
If you want the old 3 buttons: https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-android-pie-gestures-google-pixel-3/
And/or if you want to bring the nav buttons closer together sign up for the beta version of this app, and change the layout to compact or center: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
With regards to nav bar customization, I recommend this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I use it to force immersive mode all the time (so the nav bar and status bar are hidden until you swipe from the top edge of the screen) on my Pixel. It doesn't even require root, too; it needs literally just one adb command to function. You can use it to reorder the buttons in the nav bar as well.
I don't know if anyone knows these things yet, but I figured I'd ask away since this is about clearing up misconceptions.
Does Substratum disable the long press actions for the Nav Bar like Custom Navigation Bar?
Also, will we be able to get the pixel animation for the home button through Substratum?
Yet a further way is to use Custom Navigation Bar and add a button (either visible or hidden) to the Nav bar. I have it on the far left (with a double click on it to toggle flashlight)
There's an app called Custom Navigation Bar, but it requires an adb command to grant it the permission it needs. If you have a PC and the tools set up it's worth a shot
I use Custom Navbar for adding buttons to the left and right but it also supports different layouts. It doesn't require root, but instead needs you to give it a permission via adb if you're comfortable with that.
I've got a possible workaround. disable hiding the navbar in the Navigation Gestures app, install Custom Navigation Bar, grant the necessary adb permissions, then go to Experimental tweaks and set all three button options to None. you should have a blank navigation bar with no buttons that way.
I might look into this as an alternative to the ADB immersive mode I have running now.
Using Custom Navigation Bar. It's been working quite well and I have no problems with Gboard as whenever you need to type, the CNB app returns the nav bar to skirt around this problem. Then hides it once the keyboard is closed.
Active Edge still works from lock screen, so I still have that. While in immersive mode, I use "Hey Google" to bring up assistant.
But this method you brought up seems pretty cool. Less "hacky" than the ADB method. Plus, I already use Substratum too.
I have an app called Custom Navigation Bar which supports Tasker profiles. So, whenever YouTube us open, I've set up a profile that shows a little arrow on the navigation, mapped to Keycode 171, which simply converts the video playing to PiP. That little one on the bottom left.
It's pretty awesome.
You can also use Custom Navigation Bar to continue to configure those extra buttons without having to switch the flag to re-enable the system UI tuner option.
It's this app right here:
If you download it, there is a full instruction set what and how to enable it.
I'm quite sure it doesn't harm you warranty, it's just a shell command via the Android debug bridge. Not anything like root.
Whether you RMA or not. I suggest using immersive mode. There are numerous apps out there that can achieve this. Personally, I use Custom Navigation Bar. You have to do an ADB command to activate Immersive, but it's been serving me well since.
this app will allow you to change everything the looks the functions and with tasker you can create profiles https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en / here is also the xda thead https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-custom-navigation-bar-customize-t3590967
and it doesnt need root in case you dont have root
I use the commands here to disable the stock launcher and restore the 3 button nav: https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-android-pie-gestures-google-pixel-3/
I use CPL Launcher as the replacement launcher as it's the closest to stock.
Then I use this app to make the buttons closer together (Layout>Center): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
The free version allows you to move the back button to the right. I know what you mean, I did it myself.
Note that it requires ADB (or root) access.
Custom Navigation Bar: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en_US
It's a bit of a workaround but pretty much you make one version of the navbar that's normal and add a "hide navigation bar" function to it (I assigned it the down arrow as an icon, and put it in the leftmost side)
Then, you can also add a secondary bar that shows up when you're in immersive mode, and give it a "show nav bar" function and put it in the same place as you put hide nav bar.
There's a Reddit thread about this exact method I used, but I'm about to head out so I don't have time to find it right now. Will update you with the link to the instructions if I remember in a bit.
You're going to have to do some work though. Need to provide that app, linked above, with permission using ADB on a PC. Follow the instructions, you do not need root for this.
> There is NO WAY that I'm aware of to customize the functionality of the nav bar in stock Android unless your using a pixel or pixel 2, if so then you can go into settings and turn on or off gesture navigation for the nav bar. That is the only nav bar customization possible on a pixel as far as I'm aware
App: Custom Navigation Bar lets you remap buttons and move them around on stock android w/o root. Only requires 1 ADB command.
You can do this in Custom Navigation Bar: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Under "Navigation Bar" turn on "Rotation Suggestion" (This may be a feature only in the beta, not sure).
So much this! If you have a device that's supported.
I have a OnePlus device now, with what you see in that screenshot of yours. But Custom Navigation Bar is really cool and powerful.
P.S. I use this app to hide the system's navigation bar and have more available screen for certain apps: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Looking for an app that lets me add extra nav bar buttons, or customize long-press. Used to use Gravity Box but upgraded my phone and I'm trying to avoid root. Tried Custom Navigation Bar but it was buggy on my XZ1 Compact with 8.0.
Probably Nova launcher. Looks standard Material.
With a modified notification bar for the AM/PM. Substratum is the best solution assuming your device supports it.
either rom specific or modified navbar for the squished navigation buttons to be closer to the center. Try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en
The icons are pretty much standard Material design except for the camera icon in the bottom right which I'm not familiar with.
Maybe Moonshine? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nexbit.icons.moonshine
Theres a lot of Material icon packs.
This will allow you to make a shortcut to the media volume dialog through either an extra left or right button, or long pressing/double tapping a current nav button.
With Custom Navigation Bar and Tasker you can add a clipboard button when the keyboard is open that you can just drag into a text box to paste
You really can't. Try Custom Navigation Bar. It gives you a lot of control without overlaying anything over the screen. I set it up with MacroDroid to do some neat profiles -- if music is playing, skip tack buttons are added to the nav bar. If keyboard is open, cursor arrows are on either side (easier than trying to drag the text cursor 1 character over).
I'm sure you can change where the back button is with it.
Custom Navigation Bar has support for non-root screen off¹ (like a power button press), if your device is supported by the app.
1) Not like the black screen/short timeout hack other apps have.
Do you mean like this? You can customize the nav bar with Custom Navigation Bar no root/Xposed/accessibility settings needed. The screenshot is from a Pixel XL on 8.1 with nav bar set to Pixel C.
Yep its called Custom Navigation Bar It doesn't require root but it will require you to download ADB on your computer. I followed this guide The app will walk you through the steps.
Protip: 2 things I ran into, be sure to turn on developer mode on your phone before starting and enable debugging mode, and while trying to run the command in the shell, if it doesn't work use a .\ before the command
It's done via tasker integration with a new app called custom navigation bar (paid iirc, there might be free alternatives by now) so just uses normal tasker events to trigger profiles on that.
Two other cool features I forgot to mention before are last pass integration and theming are now possible as parts of oreo! You can choose a password manager in the system settings to auto fill with, and theming can be done with substratum themes through another paid loophole app.
Edit: the navbar app is free, I just paid for premium to have more than 3 profiles at once. Link.
I actually started getting burn-in on the nav bar. Part of it is that I do spend too much time on my phone using apps that don't go full-screen (keeping the nav bar in place).
My way around it was to use an app called Custom Navigation Bar (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner) to replace my nav bar icons with invisible ones. Same functionality, no risk of burn-in (by the nav buttons at least). It also includes immersive options (like the GMD Immersive app does), so I can make it hide the notification bar as well.
I thought it would be an inconvenience to use an invisible nav bar and hidden notification bar, but I actually am fine with it.
Edit: Thank you for the advice, by the way. I am an advocate for using your phone the way you want--I just also want to be careful, given that I did see a very slight burn-in of just the nav buttons.
Have a look at Custom Navigation Bar. It requires a bit of setup with ADB on a computer, but it's able to do what you want without root.
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unfortunately, as you have realised, the chin is all wasted space.
the least you can do is add a menu button to the on-screen navbar with Custom Navigation Bar (probably the simplest among many other ways).
FP sensor can be remapped with Fingerprint Quick Actions (again, many options as for the app/method you want to use to modify the sensor action, but this is the simplest).
Note that when using any FP sensor action-modifying app, the on-screen home button will be less responsive.
I'd assume that you would stick with Verizon for the 5g but since you are still on pie you can network unlock the phone pretty easily even if the phone isn't paid off yet.
Just change the value depicted in the above picture from a 1 to a 0. Yet another thing that doesn't work on 10 anymore.
I'm not sure what phone I'll be getting. Was running ASOiP on the 7t which allowed me to change all the ui to my preference other then bringing the clear all option to the front of recents.
Edit: if you like using navigation buttons and want to customize them, install this app
Again.... Something that doesn't work on 10...
Try the beta version of this app. I'm not sure if it works on Android 10 though. Made by /u/paphonb so maybe they know more about it.
Try the app Custom Navigation Bar
I misremembered a bit, I use the app Custom Navigation Bar for that particular function.
After giving it the necessary permission with ADB, go to "Navigation bar" in the app, and below "Extra right button" select
It'll look like this.
Here's the custom navigation bar app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
You basically create a profile for each navigation bar layout. Then use the Locale option in Macrodroid or Tasker to switch those profiles.
>but I still miss on screen buttons from time to time. Good thing I have gestures now with Pie.
Thanks, I am using it too now, it's just perfect!
Here is the link to the app in Google Play Store:
Everything you need is right in this app's description!
" what really annoys me right now is that the back button can't be adjusted to the right side on the pixel "
Yes it can! You don't even need root, just a computer! I've been using this app since I found it on my Nexus 6P, and now with Pie's gestures, I'm basically always using my OG Pixel with one hand https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=fr
Don't know if this supports the Pixel 3 but Custom Navigation Bar allows you to do that. Doesn't require root, but needs a PC to grant permission to change the nav bar. It's not an overlay either, it's modifying system settings so be careful.
You should be able to. I have no problem switching back and forth. But read the reviews and see how it is for your Galaxy phone.
Here's the how-to
Here's the app that I used
I recommend either Custom Navigation Bar (requires ADB) or GMD Immersive Mode (no ADB, but has to run in the background).
I think this app allows you to do it without root. Although you might have to do a few command line operations.
This is a very easy way that ties into the adb method, but without you using adb. Also works with Tasker and other automation apps.
Yeah, I find very useful Custom Navigation Bar, but I also love the style of this theme in the toogles and the notification bar.
Do you know how to use ADB commands and/or are you rooted?
If yes then you can use this app to hide the navbar in certain apps as well as have a little bit of customisation
I think this will still allow the popups but you can try Custom Nav Bar which has the ability to hide the status bar. But you would not have time, wifi, BT, mobile network info showing either obviously.
Hey, thanks for the mention.
Also, if you're wanting to get immersive mode, check out Custom Navigation Bar if you haven't already. I'm using that plus Edge Gestures, and it's an awesome combo.
One of my favorite songs! It's called oppo from awesome navbars for substratum. I used an apk extractor then extracted the images from it so I could use it with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I've arrived at a similar setup myself, funny how we both chose Edge Gestures. The dev is great, I emailed him about fixing an imperfect implementation of the feature "switch to last app", and after some convincing on my part, he actually fixed it!
I can offer one improvement to your guide. Don't enable immersive mode from ADB. ~~It screws with text editing on all apps~~. You will want the ability to toggle it.
Edit: I forgot, the text editing bugs only happen if you also hide the status bar (full immersive mode).
Using this, I have added a button to my navbar. The button toggles between two profiles in the above app: immersive mode vs normal. You can also add per app exceptions for immersive mode.
You can't change it back. It's one of Google's attempts to prevent burn in. They added it in a few of their apps. But you can hide the navigation bar when it's unused if you download Custom Navigation Bar, give it the permission that it needs over adb (a manual is in the app) and hide the navigation bar. It doesn't run in the background and has a lot other options so you can customize your navbar even more!
But I don't have a pixel 2 and I heard that the squeeze for assistant doesn't work when the navbar is hidden.
Just try it and if it doesn't work you can revert it!
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you want to do but there is definitely a way to change the exact layout of the buttons. It does require Nougat or Oreo but custom nav bar let's got change the button placement, icons, functionality and even add more buttons. To get it to work you don't need root necessarily but you'll need to use ADB commands to allow the app the necessary permissions.
I use two apps to achieve this. It doesn't work perfectly in all apps, but I still like it. You need Custom Navigation Bar and Navbar Apps
The custom navbar will let you remove the navbar keys but have them remain functional it does a whole lot of other things and I thoroughly recommend exploring everything it can do, but yeah. Navbar apps will allow you to change the color and transparency of the navbar's background. I personally like some color so I have mine set to color per app, but I do have my navbar keys removed. It looks super clean. Just keep in mind, in order to set up custom navigation bar you will need adb on your computer. It is not that hard to set up.
I'll have to write ups guide some other time because I also added edgeswipe gestures for back, home and appswitcher.
For the basics I use this for immersive mode. It requires some advice commands to be pushed from the computer. Also when phone is on the squeeze due assistant feature doesn't work unless you sweetie up to invite the nav bar first. It still works with screen off though.
Also more info here
You can unlock the SystemUI tuner mode (maybe different name) by holding the gear wheel for settings in the quick toggle menu and turn the battery % on. There are apps that let you customize the nav bar the same way ROMs did. I use Custom Navigation Bar.
Magisk has mods too. Not quite the same as xposed, but should suite your needs.
There are a few different ways. I have custom nav bar though it can be slower that way. Normally I use custom quick toggles. Neither of these apps require root but there are steps to follow using adb on the computer to one time grant special access for them.
Try this app. I haven't used it myself, but from what I understand, the functionality is still there, they just removed the setting for it.
No root required. Install Custom Navigation Bar, and configure one of the extra buttons to be keycode 171 ("window").
Not sure what you mean about Android Studio.
Custom Navigation Bar and Fingerprint Gestures are doing the trick for me.
Custom navigation bar allows me to set the bar to invisible to prevent white button burn in and fingerprint gestures will allow me to swipe to go back, the most commonly used button.
This is addition to the left custom button. I have set both of mine to pull down notification panel.
You can donate to add a double tap function for each button
OP said it was a Nexus 6P. They have their screen size set to small in display settings, and they used this app to squish their navbar buttons together.
If you have a phone with a nav bar, you can add custom keys including a power off button using Custom Navigation Bar. There's no way to do it through Nova though.
You can do it using AutoTools or pure Tasker with this toggle project.
Yeah I'm glad I saw there was an app for this, I also had a PiP button that doesn't need use now with the new PiP functionality.
Here's a link to the app, You'll need either ADB on your PC or root on your phone to use it though.
If you can install and configure this app you could then use Tasker to automate hiding the bars into immersive mode when in power saver. It would require an additional swipe to come out of the full screen but you'd be without the orange bars then. There are other nav bar concealing applications on the play store too if you wanted to experiment.
GMD Immersive Mode is good, but I find that my keyboard is flaky if I have the nav bar auto-hide.
I found a different app that lets you change the buttons (which are really the source of the problem) to different ones, or make the nav buttons invisible altogether.
I found that using the invisible buttons, although weird at first, were actually less cumbersome/annoying than having the nav bar auto-hide, and my keyboard has worked properly since.
The app is Custom Navigation Bar. You have to use ADB to grant it special permissions (instructions included in the app), but no root is required.
This, while the initial enabling does require some adb commands, doesn't require root and makes the editing of the extra buttons on the nav bar, changing icon shape, in addition to allowing the hiding of either the nav bar or status bar, or both. Useful if you're wanting to try utilizing PIE controls or just want to have a bit more space utilized by content.
So you can't use the navbar at all? I use this app and just put it in immersive mode and that way I can still use the navbar if I really need to.
Welcome to the fold! Happy Halloween to you too!
Take a look through Nova Launcher settings for your navbar issues, including but not limited to hiding it.
Alternatively, you can give a separate app a try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I always recommend rooting your device, too! So many more endless options open up.
I wouldn't recommend using an external SD card formatted as internal. It's not an idea that usually works out in a few different ways. Besides our internal SD card is really fast. If you do choose this route, go HIGH END!
Wireless charging: make sure you choose an EPP certified charger, or you will be stuck @ 5w slow charge.
EPP stands for: Extended Power Profile. Our phone supports 10w wireless fast charge, and has been certified by google to accept EPP. An easy way to discover if it's an EPP charger is notice if it says something like qi fast charge for samsung, lg, sony etc. Not just iphone and Samsung. Stay away from Samsung chargers as they use their own proprietary coding to achieve fast charge.
Also since our coils are real low, any small to medium size puck will cause phone tipping. Maybe shoot for a triple coil stand.
There are a fair number of threads and posts between reddit and razer forum about charger selections/recommendations. I'm sure with a little reading, you'll find a perfect aftermarket one!
Junglecat question: yes it's supported. It's simply a Bluetooth, albeit a pretty good one, controller.
This thread might help you find a couple games: https://insider.razer.com/index.php?threads/what-games-are-you-playing-on-mobile-this-weekend.56029/ -be sure to post some of your favourite ones.
If you have a 3d printer, there a a few junglecat cases and improved mounts available, too!
This one: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-7/development/rom-naosprom-nexus-7-2012-t3467335
I'm using the older 7.1.2 version
Edit : forgot to mention that I'm rooted with Magisk. Using this app for the custom tablet-style nav bar
This worked on my Sony Xa1 and Xa2 (oreo / pie) not sure in the 1 II
My phone recently updated to Android 10, and as the result the app Custom Navigation Bar no longer works. The main thing I used it for was an invisible "paste text" button on the side.
It's there any alternative ways to get similar functionality for Android 10? I can do ADB, but don't want to use root/custom room.
Unfortunately the 3 button navbar can't be swapped after Android 10 update, which is used to do previously with Android 9 using Custom Navigation Bar.
Have you set the display to small?
Only things I can think of would be setting display back to default, or otherwise using this app (although it has an issue where the navigation buttons are always white, even on white backgrounds)
You could also use Fluid Navigation Gestures
I used to have this installed. After giving required permissions over adb, it allows you to have buttons in the left and right corners of the navigation bar (visible or invisible), to which several things can be assigned. I had 'paste' on one end and 'screen off' on the other. Together with a clipboard manager this was very convenient, until Andoid 10 came along and broke it. Apparently, the paste command, or keycodes in general, now need root permissions, which I do not have. But if you're still on Pie, the above would work.
Nowadays I use a gesture app, so I don't have a navigation bar anymore anyway. What I ended up using is the built-in clipboard manager in GBoard. You copy something, then you tap a text field, keyboard pops up, tap the clipboard icon and then the clip you just copied. Quicker than hunting for paste pop-up. You can also pin things and it cleans up unpinned things after one hour.
If you are prepared to type out a simple ADB command, this app is a simple way to swap the navigation bar layout. I hate the default layout as well.
Has anyone found a work around for this? On Andoird 9 I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en_US and it worked pretty well. Looks like this app is broken that functionality as well.
I hate reaching my right thumb across. I always bump the "home" drawer button instead. It's much easier with the back button on the right side of the phone.
Not sure if this app works on Q, but worth a shot. Sign up for the beta version then install that. There will be an adb command to apply and it should be good to go (if it works on Q).
With this app you should be able to swap the buttons and make them more compacted, too. But I don't own a G7, just doing some Reddit stalking. ��
You just need a PC with ADB installed to run a command once you install the app.
Quick update, if you really would like to swap the buttons, this should be able to do it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en_US
If you are able to, try getting used to the current positions first, as those are the 'normal' ones.
This app will let you. Sign up for the beta and get the newest version, then go through the ADB setup method (doesn't require root, just need a pc). https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Custom Navigation Toolbar can do this and many other things (like switching the back and switch apps button, control immersive mode, etc)
no root needed, just run some ADB commands with a computer
Try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Navigation bar > Inverted
You can make the buttons closer together under Layout if you want. I personally have the New nav bar disabled and use the old 3 button nav bar with the old vertical scrolling recents by following this guide: https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-android-pie-gestures-google-pixel-3/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuitunerthis still works in Pie to customize the navigation bar. Seems like sometimes it doesn't show icons after a reboot even though the buttons work. Sometimes gotta poke in the app to make them show back up, not sure why.
I would also suggest you to try out this specific app , it's been installed on my phone since I bought it and it really changed a lot. The "back" arrow is now on the right if you're like me and use your phone with one hand A LOT
Custom nav bar should be able to help you out. You'll need to run some adb commands just once to grant the app some extra permissions but it doesn't require root.
/u/daturkel use this app to swap the back button to the right side: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en_US
Does not require root, does require 1 ADB command.
I know Custom Navigation Bar can do it and the changelog states it's compatible with Dev Preview 3... not sure if it would work with Pie final though.
Yes! Though you need to use a paid app (or get it via other means *wink* *wink*)
You need this
It doesnt needs root, just some simple steps on your computer
To fix the issue you need to apply a navbar theme with it, any of it will do the job
Download Custom Navigation Bar and follow the instructions. Allows you to change this without root.
Custom Navigatoin Bar worked for me on P still. Let's you do a lot more than add a 2nd back button.
Try using this app to change it back.
Let me know if it works!
This is the latest iteration of my Minimalist Material design setup I posted on here a while back. (no idea why the link is dead, but here's the image)
All done using Nova Launcher Prime and custom .png files from www.materialdesignicons.com
No root. Nexus navigation buttons on my Pixel using the Custom Navigation Bar app (requires ADB). Screenshot made using Screener.
It's still possible, actually
And you can get it on Android N with Custom Navigation Bar (no root required).
With this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Custom Navigation Bar
You can install Custom Navigation Bar and add an extra power button to the navigation bar.
called custom Navbar https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Might be able to restore them with this.
I have it set to hide the nav bar, and swiping up on the bottom of the screen shows it
You need a pc, but no root.
Edit: Will not void warranty
Try Custom Navigation Bar it does require an adb command to be run but it doesn't require root.
this should let you change it back
Custom Navigation Bar can easily do this.
I use a power button in the bottom right if my screen with this app... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner This does require use of a computer with ADB.
Get this app and follow the instructions it gives. Also you need to have adb to do it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Custom Navigation Bar would solve your problem
I use Custom Navigation Bar to add a button for notification panel to the navbar.
It is possible with this app if you buy the pro version.
You can do that with Customer Navigation Bar app. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
But it may come in the way of swiping gestures.
If you are rooted, this app supports immersive mode. It also supports customizing nav buttons without root.
I did. Custom navigation bar.
You indeed can! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Just need to give it permission with ADB but then you can do whatever you please
Use this app to fix it.
There's still a way to activate it, but you need https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Then add a Pip button
Yep, you now have to use this in order to get it back:
> Settings > System > SystemUI Tuner > Navigation Bar > either "Extra Left/Right Button Type" > Keycode
> Then set the Left/Right Keycode to '171' and select an icon.
> Go into the YouTube app and start playing a video, then tap your new button and you should have PiP.
Or you can use any other method (Tasker, Custom Navigation Bar, custom notification or tile, etc) to trigger that keycode.
At the moment I'm running a Tasker profile to watch for YouTube and then trigger a Custom Navigation profile that adds the far right button. Works great.
If you're on 7.0 or higher you might be able to customize it now.
Probably not enough people care outside of communities like r/Android. I personally couldn't care less either.
Anyway, if you are on Nougat on a stock device, this app can do it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
No need for root, but you need ADB to grant it a special permission.
For reference, I just tried swapping them and here's the result:
Have you tried Custom Navbar?
You'll need to enable USB debugging, and run a command with ADB first to give the app permission. The app tells you the exact command to use.
Try Custom navigation bar app. It has the option to swap the buttons.
Grab Custom Navigation Bar and add the Start button.
That's cleared a lot up. Thanks for that.
Here's the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I use this app to normalize nav buttons size.
via ADB, or you can use an app such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner for an easy user interface. (still requires 1 adb command)
That's literally its name
Since no one linked it
Yep, the ui tuner is still there.
Regarding the navbar, you can change it with this app
Like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner ?
I use Custom Navigation Bar to make my Pixel use immersive mode for most apps. I have an extra left button on my navbar that toggles immersive mode via a profile that I've set in the app. It requires granting it the WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS permission via ADB. It's a bit of an involved process, but once you've done that, you'll have a permanent solution to navbar burn-in. Here is a tutorial.
Alternatively, if you're not comfortable with ADB, you could use GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode or Fullscrn Free which only require installing the app, although they're far from perfect and interfere with the keyboard.
Hope this helps.
It requires IAP to enable theming but it is worth it for me
This lets me swap out my navigation bar easily with no root on nougat
Probably something like this. I think you need ADB permissions or root though.
Custom Navigation Bar will let you add a button to show the volume dialogue on the nav bar.
Check this app.
I use custom navigation bar
Just need to be enable from PC via adb (adb drivers available on essential/developers web page
Install this and remove that from navbar.
If you want to switch the back and recent apps buttons, use this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
May be try this!
Tasker + Custom Navigation Bar
You can try this app. However, it requires a command executed through the ADB shell in order to run.
it requires 7.0 or above. no root, but it does require a PC(maybe not on Android O tho)
The video description says it's this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
This one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
You need to give it permissions using a pc (adb) or root.
> custom navbar app
Application Custom Navigation Bar
App Custom Navigation Bar as far as I know root not needed
> I don't know what you were missing from Samsung, but the only thing you'd have to root for is swapping nav buttons. The rest can easily be handled with apps or at most a launcher.
See, that itself is kind of weird to me. There is an app I've used before (both on Samsung phones and other OEMs, like Motorola) called Custom Navigation Bar - essentially it just sends adb commands to the phone from a nice GUI, you can do the same thing over adb too. No root required.
Except, for some reason, it does not work on this Xperia. adb does not work either.
> Did you give the phone two weeks and learn side sense, before root?
Look, I'm a stickler and I like what I'm used to. I'm probably one of the few people even using navigation buttons in 2021, but I'm not switching to gestures. Android needs to stop trying to be Apple. If you like gestures, fine, but I want my navigation buttons. I'm not budging on that subject.
As for side sense... it bugged me so I just disabled it lol. I can get around the phone plenty fast with a custom launcher and shortcuts placed where I want them, I don't need something popping out of the side of the phone constantly.
> AFAIK 5 III is 21:9, just smaller. I found it easy to adjust to from 16:9. There's a couple apps that I wish devs would do something, but I'm realistic about it.
Yeah, got that answer already. I'll keep the 1 III. Do you know if there is any way to force those hard-coded 16:9 apps to open in the full aspect ratio? Samsung has an option in TouchWiz to do it, but I don't see any such thing here. Even if it needs root, that's fine because I'm rooted.
Some interesting observation about the aspect ratios - it's not only just 16:9. Some apps I have open with a giant blank space on the bottom of the phone, with the app locked to 9:16 (and for some reason it's not centered - it's thrown to the very top of the screen with all the blank space at the bottom), but other apps will run in say 9:18 or 9:20 and have a smaller, but still there, black bar.
It's like the phone is just saying "go ahead and run at whatever resolution you want" and placing it at the top most part of the screen, it doesn't tell the apps to scale to its own ratio. My custom launcher of choice doesn't fill the screen and it makes me sad.
If you don't have root access you can try this but I have never used it myself, although I have read good things.
(/pinkieooh)The game Snake Pass was free via Humble Bundle some weeks ago, and I got around to play it this week (was busy with Outer Wilds last week). The main thing about the game is that it's a 3D plattformer where the gimmick is that a big part of the challenge is the very unique way you move around.
(/rflutternice) You play as the cute snake Noodle, and move around, much like a real snake would, in a physics based world. One button moves you forward, left analog stick moves the head in the horisontal plane, and one button lifts the head (and releasing the button lowers it). That's pretty much all of the controls, and you use them to climb over and through obstacles, usually while coiling around things to secure a good grip. Oh, and wiggling back and forth like a real snake when moving forward will speed you up significantly compared to moving in a straight line. The game is rather controversial because many people hate the controls or think they're bad, but I personally think they work pretty well and are fun to play with. I think it's pretty satisfying once you get used the controls, similar to how I feel about jumping around in Super Mario Odyssey after getting the hang of the hat throw/double jump stuff. (/sp)
(/raritydress) The goal of the game is just to collect things. Each level has 3 keys that are needed to complete the level, but in addition to that there's also 20 water-like orbs and 5 coins that are optional. The coins are usually the hardest to collect, but some of them are just well hidden. (/sp)
(/rtwiponder) The gameplay is somewhat slow, but I don't think that's a big problem if you want a relaxing (but simultaneously somewhat frustrating) game. One thing I don't think is a good mach is the slowness and having to find the last few collectibles. Exploration can become boring when moving so slowly, so I think the collectibles should either be easier to find but harder to obtain, or it should be easier to move around quickly. Another annoyance is the sparse checkpoints. Sometimes you get through a difficult obstacle and take a collectible on the way that make it even harder, but you have to get past another obstacle or two before reaching a checkpoint. Failing often means instant death (particularly on later levels), and takes you back to the previous checkpoint and you'll have to get the latest collectibles again. I quickly learned to always go to a checkpoint before and after the challenging parts with instant death, at lest as long as one was easily available. Despite all this, I still found it enjoyable the majority of the time. (/sp)
(/scootaplease) It's a relatively short game, so you're looking at maybe 5-20 hours of gameply depending on how much of a completionist you want to be and if you bother with the extra modes after finishing the main game. I've collected most things in the first 14 levels after 7 hours, and I think there's only one level left. (/sp)
(/octavia) And before wrapping this up, I need to give a quick mention of the music. For the most part it's just nice and upbeat music that gets you in a good mood and fits well with the colorful graphics. But the track for the first area is just so darn catchy, particularly at 3:30. (/sp)
(/twifret)In other news, my phone (Moto G7 Power) finally got Android 10 this week. Seems neat, although not all that much changed on the surface. Dark mode is finally a fully integrated thing so I don't need to rely on specific apps given specific permissions via ADB commands for that. My biggest complain is that the app Custom Navigation Bar doesn't work anymore. I used it to make the buttons look like those from Android 6, and even used it to add an invisible "paste" button to the bottom right. It'll take some time to get used to the regular pasting of text again, since it's not nearly as convenient. Particularly pasting in the middle of text is a pain like this, since the past option doesn't appear when you try to scroll to the right place with the spacebar. (/sp)
(/hmmm) Otherwise performance and battery seems to be the same or slightly better, Pie Control has stopped working a few times for no reason, Discord needed to be closed and reopened every time I switched channel for a little while, and I can no longer hide the battery icon in the notification bar even though there still exists a hidden option to do just that.
(/rraritywhy)I've had the battery percentage shown as a part of a live wallpaper (using Kustom LWP) for a long while now since the builtin option in the notification bar is hard to read. My current phone have a notch which means it gets cramped quickly if I have more icons there than needed (the black bar is to hide the notch, and the percentage is as far left as it can be without getting blocked by the notch). (/sp)
TLDR: Android 10 is kinda annoying for how I want to use my phone, but not enough that I want to go through the trouble of trying to downgrade.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner this app will allow you make your navbar invisible
required adb on a computer to work
Custom Navigation Bar isn't working - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en_US
Oh that makes it tougher. Try custom navbar.
Just found this one. Did the job
Check out https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
You could try Custom Navigation Bar app and see if it works.
That's the app I use. My setup on my 3XL: https://imgur.com/a/FaItaXR
If you're not on pie
It's not the best thing ever, but it works.
Try this if your phone is compatible.
If doing non-root method, you will need a PC to input an adb command.
Also here is a link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I love this app :)
I use Custom Navigation Bar to place mines on the right as well.
You could try this, but I don't think they can show the pill on the navbar regardless.
custom navigation bar
Custom Navigation Bar includes all possible keycodes and has Tasker integration,.
If you manage to find it, post here, please. I'd like to try it out.
Edit: Were you thinking of this (and the app)?
Second edit: Button Remapper says it does this, but it's not working on my phone. I have an LG, so it probably doesn't support heavy skins (LG, Samsung, EMUI)—like the previous app.
Not through Nova, but you can permanently toggle Immersive Mode to do this using this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Oh, you're talking about this. You won't be able to do this with Android P
Try Custom Navigation Bar.
It is an app. If you chose to hide the back button in DP2, it did so, even with the new gestures enabled.
More like the mainstream took a dumb step backwards, and I refused to follow. That little searchyboye is the best, and it rustles my jimmies when apps don't support it.
I use Custom Navigation Bar (ignore the negative reviews; it's great), which lets me arrange the navbar buttons closer together, and put extra keys on the sides. Screenshot. I have the Search button on the right, with no icon (because minimalism, and I know it's there). In many apps, tapping it brings up either the page search, or focuses the url bar, without reaching up to the top of my screen. Super great. Hopefully, Google implements something like this into Android natively, or at least doesn't kill the workarounds.
>cursor control button
This app have something like that:
By default most of this is "no". However, there might be a couple apps that could change those answers and you might be more familiar with one of them than you realize.
I hope you find these answers helpful. Personally speaking I've had this phone for almost a full week now and I'm really liking it. It's my first phone that wasn't a Nexus since the Droid2Global and it honestly feels like it could be a Nokia Nexus so I'm happy.
I've seen this mentioned, my nav bar seems fine. I use nova launcher, so that might be it. I have seen others mention apps like custom nav bar, but I can say how helpful they are.
> Custom Navigation Bar
This app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en
Does it set to immersive mode and creates another navbar or it edits the current navbar? Does it have any problems with keyboards?
Pretty sure this can
This worked on my pixel 2 xl, haven't tested it on the note though
Yeah me too :( try disabling it with another service, not adb! I personally use the app "Custom Navigation Bar" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner) and that works great! Fixed it for me.
Try this. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Custom Navigation Bar lets you do that, and without root. It can do it on a per app basis and also lets you add extra buttons to the navbar like music controls. It does need to be enabled by ADB. But it's definitely worth checking out.
Do you have a navigation bar or hardware keys? The former can be remapped with Tasker on a per app basis, with secure settings commands or Custom Navigation Bar. I really like this option because you can use it to add extra buttons and remap them all.
As for remapping the hardware home key, you should be able to set up your assistant in Settings to use Tasker or AutoTools instead of Google. Then you can cover for all apps but the exceptions to use Google, then the exceptions can toggle autorotate.
Edit : the event in Tasker is Button Long Search. AutoTools, Secure Task and secure settings have similar events/states for Assistant.
I use a custom app.
You can remap all five keys with it!
Ah, then you probably want to use an apps discussed in the first link, like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
You could possibly try a different launcher like Nova or Lawnchair for the desired effect.
Good luck! :D
Thanks for the reccomendation, it's working well.
> e only way to have them the same size as the home button is to have the display size setting to as small as possible. Largest size setting as possible makes the nav buttons so tiny they're almost unusable.
> Otherwise it seems to be a pretty solid beta.
get that it rules. can do whatever with ur nav bvar
Lol life will go on man...
But check this out
This app should help with the spacing:
No, but you will need this and adb https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
I use the app custom.navigation bar, it requires an adb command: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Then I also have an app called swipe gestures and and the app all in one gestures to navigate using swiping. I set swipe up from the bottom middle as home swipe up from the bottom right as recents and swipe in from the right side middle of the screen for back.
Use Custom Navigation Bar.
Enable Immersive Mode (use the ADB command)
Use device around 50-60% brightness, only turning it higher if an absolute must.
Use rootless Substratum and Swift Dark for a system wide dark theme.
I did this day one with my 2XL, no burn in yet. I also did this with my Nexus 6 and it kept burn in away for just shy of 3 years.
Everything I listed is doable without root btw.
I have an app already that does this.
But i'm looking for something that will make the app full screen. Removing the black bars.
Then sorry you won't be able to edit the build prop. But you can use an app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner you might need to use Adb on a pc to give it the right permissions.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner this is your best bet
Install this and create an extra left button on navigation bar to toggle Media Dialog. Should work well for you.
Use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner and create a new profile. In this profile, set up your desired immersive settings. Back out of the profile, and in the main app, add an extra button to the nav bar. Select "toggle profile" as the action for this button.
This app does not have the keyboard bug that gmd immersive has, too.
If you want the navbar to disappear from the bottom of the screen but avoid the issues that pertain to immersive mode use, my best recommendation so far has been Custom Navigation Bar. In this app, I used the "invisible" theme for the navigation bar, and then enabled immersive mode for the notification bar up top.
Couple of disclaimers to start:
Requires that you grant Secure Settings permissions to the app (there are instructions in-app for doing this with ADB shell). However, the process is relatively easy, and on top of everything else, the permissions are persistent through reboot, so you only have to do it once.
You lose long-press functionality on the home button when you use any theme but default. This hasn't been a huge issue for me, as a. I use a gesture on my home screen in Nova Launcher to activate assistant, and b. When I'm not on my home screen, I use "OK Google." Trade-off is even, in my opinion--different interaction in exchange for avoiding some of the burn-in long term.
It takes some getting used to, tapping an empty space where your home button technically is, even though there is no visual indicator as to it's location. This last one is a small nitpick at best; I got used to it after a day or so.
Anyways, some apps that were having trouble when using immersive mode on the navigation bar no longer had issues at all, since the navigation bar was always active.
Edit: This is the result of invisible nav bar with immersive mode status bar.
You don't need root for this app to work. However, you will need ADB and follow the instruction per the app to enable the setting. This ADB command is a one time only and it sticks even after reboot
>If you have root, Custom Navigation Bar works great for this. /u/chris3i
You can use Custom Navigation bar to swap the keys. Immersive mode on both Navigation bar and notification bar, add keycode for soft power key
Download from play store
Custom Navigation Bar allows you to do this, by some interaction with the navigation bar. So that's an option if your device is supported.
It actually does power off the screen immediately, not like the Nova hack, that works like shit. You need to grant the permissions required via ADB on a PC, if you're not rooted.
What is your phone by the way? Because OxygenOS has this built in on my OnePlus 5.
No worries, custom navigation bar is also good.
This does require you to use ADB to grant a permission for write secure settings
You can use the app Custom Navigation Bar to add a system-wide immersive mode button to your navbar. I have an invisible button on the left that hides the navigation bar.
You can swap the soft keys using Custom Navigation Bar. You don't need root, but you do need to grant the app special permissions using ADB. I use this app myself, it's quite handy.
I have the exact same problem (but it works like 1 out of 10 times) and no idea how to fix it. As a temporary fix, I installed this and mapped the otherwise unused leftmost button on the navigation bar to the power button. It works for turning the screen off and taking screenshots.
The bad part is that I can no longer reliably open the camera with two clicks and I won't be able to easily turn it on if it completely runs out of battery.
Use Custom Navigation Bar. You get hidden Nav bar without having to unhide before typing. You'll need to send one adb command and then that's it.
Play store link
Nvm its not native to oreo yet. Sorry.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner try that
Because this is a system-level thing, SwiftKey can not turn it off. But you can try uninstalling/disabling all other keyboards and the icon should go away (just keep in mind that if something happens to SwiftKey for whatever reason, you may be without a keyboard).
If you're running Android 7.0 or higher, and you're rooted or have a computer nearby, you can also install something like Custom Navigation Bar to 'disable' it.
If you have root, Custom Navigation Bar works great for this. /u/chris3i
> custom navigation bar.
This app can give you some extra customization.
Not that I know of unfortunately.
It was taken out of Oreo DP2. You have to use this app if you want to get it:
Might be Custom Navigation Bar
This might help
This was the all in one I was looking for, thank you.
This app might help. I think the immersive mode option might do what you're asking.
I got it to work on Oreo, altough it's no longer with SecureTask...
I found the app Custom Navigation Bar (Google Play) which does essentially the same with a better GUI. As I understand it this app can be used stand-alone and as a Tasker Plugin...
Custom Navbar will let you make them invisible, look like Samsung's or any version of Android pass. Download it and run the adb command. No Root needed. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner&hl=en
Custom Navigation Bar Manually added two extra nav bar buttons, immersive mode and notification shade expand like so
This apk to reduce the height of the navbar (see screenshot above)
Custom Navigation Bar https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
No need for root, you just need to give it permission through ADB
I use an app called Custom Navigation Bar with the Pixel theme.
You can use Custom Navigation Bar to get back the old navbar options, although you need either root or adb
I'm guessing Custom navigation bar
I prefer a dedicated navbar button that works everywhere, not just on your homescreen.
This app will walk you through it.
Get this app and add a custom right or left button, set it to keycode and then choose window as the function
Custom Navigation Bar. Works pretty well, I like it. I also have Navbar Apps for the theming of the home button. I have the battery life overlayed on it, so it looks like the button is emptying out as it gets lower.
Custom Navigation Bar.
I use this app. you need to run some adb commands from your computer (no root) to get it to work. I've been using it for a few months, and love it.
You can already use Custom Navigation Bar to get Pixel style buttons without root. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
You can try this app, although I'm not sure if it works on your phone or not. It can only change the navigation bar icons and immersive mode settings though.
Just use custom navigation bar and hide both the navgation keys and the status bar. You don't even need root to use it.
I also have another phone with amoled panel. Its been 3 years and still without a single burn in.
I used Custom Navigation Bar
Left extra button is search, right extra button is menu. Super handy!
There's an app that can customize the navbar after you enable it with root or adb commands(non root) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
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It's this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Maybe this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.paphonb.systemuituner
Follow the ADB instructions when you first open the app. Lemme know if you run into any snags
Bonus: reduce height of navbar
All you have to do is use this app. It requires root though, along with Android N. In the "layout" option, all you have to do is select "compact" and you're good to go.
Have you tried with Custom Navigation Bar? I'm using this one to hide navbar as well since I don't like the idea of burn in too and the gestures are working for me.
I tried GMD Immerseive and didn't like it as it wasn't system wide solution and rather app specific. This will be system wide and effect everything you do.
The only annoying thing is setting it up. If you have root, it's simple. But if you don't, you need to go use ADB to set it up.
See if this comes close to what you want. Transparency and hide the buttons seems to work but it won't give you more room.
All icons were retrieved from www.materialdesignicons.com. Using their advance export feature: size= 512, padding= 0, corner radius= 0.
I pulled the foreground color from either Google's official material design color pallet. That, or I used ColorZilla to extract a hex color code from their Google Play icon or app branding (see: Spotify, Lastpass, Snapchat, etc).
For the home screen icons, I used BitDroid's Material Icon Generator and the .svg file from materialdesignicons.com.
I'm using Nova Launcher Pro for everything. I went though one by one and set the icons using the custom .png, which was a pain in the ass. (7x5 app drawer grid, 105% size icon, no label, vertical drawer style, card background [#eeeeee])
For the navigation bar, I'm using an app called Custom Navigation Bar to get rid of the Pixel's godawful filled in buttons. Unfortunately this removes the ability to longpress the home for Google Assistant, but I added an invisible button to the left that does this. As of know, you also lose split-screen functionality, with no fix yet.
You need adb command, or this app
I have not tried it myself because I'm on custom ROM.
the app "Custom Navigation Bar" will do it. It does require plugging your phone into a computer and running and ADB command, but works perfectly after that (I have not checked to uninstall the program afterward- I'm guessing I have to have this program forever now)
Try this app
Custom Navigation Bar let's you add a power off button to your navigation bar. Requires a computer to set up, but it's well worth it.
You won't find alternative ways of turning off the screen, while still allowing fingerprint unlock.
Edit: Screenshot. This also has the added bonus of allowing you to turn off the screen from any app.
PIP is there, but you have to make new button to bottom bar with custom keycode (and it randomly fails to get that right).
I use Custom Navigation Bar with Tasker to put that button there automatically.
Got this idea from Here.
I do like that idea and that's why I like the custom navbar app.
My only complaint that I have is that I can find a button that will brin down the notification shade like the have on LG phones.
I don't have a link to the thread but you can use this app to customize your nav bar just like he described in the video. No need to root or even unlock your bootloader. Not sure what phones it works on, but Nexus/Pixel devices definitely work.
Q: Does the PH-1 have jitter & scrolling lag?
A: Yes. Some people don't understand what these things are, are used to having these things, or just plain don't care. But for all PH-1s, this is there. Some root-level hacks can improve it a little bit, but it's definitely there. With stock software, you can improve jitter but it adds lag. You can reduce lag, but it adds jitter. There's a slider to tweak this for yourself. Coming from a Pixel 2 XL where it's buttery smooth, this is the #1 problem for me with this phone still as a secondary phone. If it were my primary phone, then the camera would be problem #1 with jitter as problem #2.
Q: How is Snapchat?
A: I don't use it but my wife does. From what I've seen, it seems to be just fine. I mean, you can screw some photos up with the various options in the app, but it's there to be screwed up. I don't think this should be much of a concern for you, though.
Q: How unusable is the top bar area and navigation bar area?
A: It depends on the app. Some apps can go "fullscreen" and use 100% of the screen (except for the notch itself - it does not have touchscreen sensors on the notch itself, but I've never had a problem with this). If you have an app where this is a concern, you can actually tweak things on a per-app basis if you want to override the default behavior. Oh, and you can even specify the default behavior if apps aren't intelligent about handling the notch.
Furthermore, there are non-root options for hiding the status bar and navigation bar. I use an app called Custom Navigation Bar that lets me add additional soft buttons to my nav bar. I add two: Flashlight toggle (on double-click to prevent accidental presses) and Hide Status Bar Toggle (to make some apps more fullscreen, like browsers when I'm surfing). It takes a bit of effort to setup but works very well for me. You can do other things, such as hiding the navigation bar, if you wish.
I hope this helps!
Launcher: Nova pro
No root needed! Just Nova and ADB.
This app ^and a tiny bit of adb tinkering.
Edit: I'm really bad with formatting