The HTC One is another high-end device that’s ruling the Android market right now. Being the company’s flagship device, it has attracted a lot of users with its looks and specifications. Users have specially liked its camera with the company having introduced a new technology called “ultrapixel” in smartphones. This led to the ability to capture good quality photos even in low light situations. The One also came with the latest version of their Sense UI, Sense 5 which included the Blinkfeed and Zoe features.
However, one thing about the device which led to some disappointment among users was the presence of only 2 capacitive keys below the screen. Those were the Back and Home buttons. And right between those two buttons there was the HTC logo which doesn’t do anything but was just put there for branding purposes. We will now learn how to turn this HTC logo into a useful Power and Menu button. This has been made possible due to the valuable efforts of XDA member n3ocort3x.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your HTC One:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Download the kernel zip file and copy it to the root of the internal storage of your HTC One.
- Now boot into recovery using the following method: Turn off your device and then press the volume down and power button together until the HBOOT menu is displayed. Then use the volume button to navigate to “Recovery” and select it using the power button.
- Now select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the kernel zip file.
- The Aroma installer will begin now. You will see the “Welcome” screen, select next.
- Then you will see the “Changelog” screen. Read it if you wish to and then select next.
- You will then see the “Requirements” screen. Again select next.
- Next you will see the “Mapping” page which shows a variety of options to choose from. Select the “Logo2Wake and Logo2Menu – Logo2Sleep long tap” option and then select next.
- You will then be taken to the “Additional Mods” screen. Ticking the first option will disable the three dot menu buttons that appear for some apps. You can do so as you will no longer need them after using the HTC logo itself as the menu button. Ticking the second option enables the capacitive buttons to illuminate when you receive a notification when the phone screen is off and the phone isn’t connected to the charger or USB. You can choose this as per your need. Select next after you are done with it.
- Then again select next to start installing the kernel.
- After the installation is finished, select next and then select finish and then reboot your device.
- Selecting the “Logo2Wake and Logo2Menu – Logo2Sleep long tap” option simply allows you to use the HTC logo as a Power and Menu button in the same way as is found in other Android devices. You can also select any other option as per your wish and functionality need.
- You can revert back to the stock default settings(uninstall this mod) by repeating steps 1-7 and then selecting “Stock” and following the rest of the steps accordingly.