Navigation Gesture is one of the main feature of iPhone X. When Apple decided to ditch home button for full screen display in it’s iPhone X, they innovated Gesture navigation which is pretty cool. Many users liked it and few took time to adopt. Later Google copied the same Navigation gesture in it’s latest Android P. Oneplus 6 comes with similar inbuilt Navigation.
Here is how gesture Navigation will replace the old three soft buttons.
Gesture Navigation for all Android devices:
Xda dev has worked on it and comes with a app which enables iPhone X like gesture Navigation for all android devices. This doesn’t nees root permission or you do not want the latest Android P. All the app needs is ADP permission. To do so, please follow the below process
Please note that this is not a straight forward process especially when your phone isn’t rooted. But believe me this will give a whole new look and experience and worth a try. One big advantage is your device isn’t needed to be rooted.
As the first step, please install the app from play store.
Once you installed the apps in needs few permissions, Go ahead and grand the permission. It’ll require ADB permission as well. To provide this you need a desktop/laptop, you can do it within 2 mins in your laptop.. Open your laptop now and install ad and it’s drivers
1. Run the downloaded application (Require administrator privileges)
2. Press Y/Yes to install ADB and Fastboot
3. Press Y/Yes to install ADB system-wide
4. Press Y/Yes to install Drivers
5. Continue Driver installation
Note: If you are stuck, check here for the detailed instructions.
Once you installed ADB, proceed to the below steps,
- Open the downloaded app in your smartphone
- Allow the required permission
- Now it’ll as for ADB permission, At this step
- Connect your smartphone to the laptop in USB debugging mode
- open ADB (to find the shortcut just click windows button and search for ADB)
- You’ll see a command prompt like window
- Just copy the below command and paste in the terminal.
adb shell pm grant com.xda.nobar android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
- Finally “Enable Gesture”.
That is it. You have enabled the Navigation Gesture.
If you are stuck, check the video tutorial below for the step by step process.
Below is the list of available gestures in the initial release:
- Tap and hold (long press
- Single tap
- Double tap
- Swipe left
- Swipe right
- All new Swipe up and hold
- Swipe up
- Swipe down
Below is the full list of available actions
- Recent apps
- Hide pill
- Open Assistant
Below is the list of extra actions available in premium version.
- Previous app (requires Android Nougat+)
- Pull down the notification shade
- Toggle split screen (requires Android Nougat+)
- Pull down quick setting tiles
- Open power menu
- Skip to previous media track
- Skip to next media track
- Play/pause current media track.
All Credits to Xda dev team who has done a great job job. You can find FAQs and more details in their page.