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    Default Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    I want to add the context menu button as well as the search button from the Huawei m920. it would also be nice to move them closer to the ends of the screen and a multitasking button at both ends. Also, could a blutooth keyboard search be remapped to the multitasking button?

    Bonus question: Are there any 4g USB dangles with drivers for Android or Ubuntu? If no, what about 3g?
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    root would certainly be needed, but you would also probably need a custom rom to move the soft buttons.
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    root would certainly be needed, but you would also probably need a custom rom to move the soft buttons.
    Bummer.. I think custom roms can get your warranty voided especially if you overclock like I would want to. Also not sure if I can root without losing everything done to it so far.

    Know anything about the bt remapping or cellular data dongles?
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    you should be able to root without wiping your device, but that is also an at-your-own-risk type of thing that could void your warranty.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about the cellular data dongles. I don't think there are any Android drivers for that kind of thing. Most people teather to smartphones or use a wifi hotspot if they are looking for a solution.

    To remap keys on the keyboard, you would probably need root and some some deeper know how of where that mapping is stored, but you probably wouldn't need a custom rom.
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    you should be able to root without wiping your device, but that is also an at-your-own-risk type of thing that could void your warranty.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about the cellular data dongles. I don't think there are any Android drivers for that kind of thing. Most people teather to smartphones or use a wifi hotspot if they are looking for a solution.

    To remap keys on the keyboard, you would probably need root and some some deeper know how of where that mapping is stored, but you probably wouldn't need a custom rom.
    Anyway to add a custom kernel (understand this is the only way to overclock?) without losing everything I've done so far with it?
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Aokp and paranoid android ROMs allow you to change you nav keys

    Sent from an orange potato......no, really
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Aokp and paranoid android ROMs allow you to change you nav keys

    Sent from an orange potato......no, really
    Thanks but I'm trying to forego any custom ROMs at all costs. Just too many bugs and risks. I would like to put a custom kernel in for OC however.
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Well you can't do anything with out rooting and unlocking, so might as well forget about it.

    Really no risks involved since an uncooked device is super easy to restore.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    Well you can't do anything with out rooting and unlocking, so might as well forget about it.

    Really no risks involved since an uncooked device is super easy to restore.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS

    Dont mind rooting its the custom ROMs that im avoiding. Is it possible to change the kernel (for OC) without a custom ROM just root?
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    Default Re: Can the softkeys be edited without a custom rom or root?

    If you unlock it yes, but unlocking it will wipe all your data there is no way around that.

    But honestly man, just root and install paranoid android. It includes all the features you are looking for in one smooth rom that's better than stock.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS

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