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Old August 13th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to have the "knock on" or "tap on" feature without rooting a N5?

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Old August 13th, 2014, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it possible to have the "knock on" or "tap on" feature without rooting a N5?
Unfortunately, not yet.
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It needs a custom kernel, so at the very least an unlocked bootloader is required.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It needs a custom kernel, so at the very least an unlocked bootloader is required.
Good point. Rooting may not be required but unlocking the bootloader is!
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I was going to try not rooting the N5. I rooted both G2s I owned but that just leads to more and more tweaking to the point its no longer fun. I just want to set it up and use it.
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Everytime I've left Android it was to get away from all the options and choices. It becomes too much.
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I have tap to wake on my Nexus 5 as of today. Running CM11S with the Elemental kernel. Kernel is what allows tap to wake.
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I was going to try not rooting the N5. I rooted both G2s I owned but that just leads to more and more tweaking to the point its no longer fun. I just want to set it up and use it.
I don't understand. Rooting doesn't lead to anything. Whether you keep customising it is a different thing. You have a choice in doing what you want, so there's really no point in "leaving Android" if that is the problem. All you need to do is be happy with a stock device and not mess with it, right?
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I don't understand. Rooting doesn't lead to anything. Whether you keep customising it is a different thing. You have a choice in doing what you want, so there's really no point in "leaving Android" if that is the problem. All you need to do is be happy with a stock device and not mess with it, right?


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Good luck in finding the perfect phone without having to make adjustments, if that is what you seek.
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Everytime I've left Android it was to get away from all the options and choices. It becomes too much.
A lot of people like and choose Android because it gives options and choices, unlike the competition. But as is evident, some folks don't like options and choices.
The Knock on functionality unfortunately is not stock on the Nexus 5, and so, will require you to exercise the ability to customize your Nexus 5 device. If you choose not to, and still want the knock on functionality, you may want to consider the LG G2 instead.
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I've owned 2 G2s since it was released. I got the N5 to try plain ol' vanilla android.
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I've owned 2 G2s since it was released. I got the N5 to try plain ol' vanilla android.
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Well, you should have the answer to your question. If not, feel free to ask.
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Thanks. It was answered a while back. Aside from not having the knock on I'm really enjoying the N5.
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Knock on is nice, but I have found something that works even better for me. It is the app "Gravity Screen on/off". It is available from the play store. It uses the level sensor in the phone to detect when you place the phone down, and then puts the phone directly into sleep mode. When you pick the phone up, it turns on by itself. I hardly ever even use the power button any more. Anyway, this works for me because I mostly use my phone at home and keep it face down on a table. Gravity Screen doesn't seem to work so well when you are carrying the phone around, although adjusting some of the settings might help with that.
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