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Root [MOD] Amazon Soft Key Bar Replacement

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lizzord30, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Lizzord30

    Lizzord30 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2011
    Warning dont do this if you dont know what your doing or how to fix it if something goes wrong, and dont blame me for any Problems that happen to your kindle trying to use this method.

    I tested and used this only on the 8.9 Kindle Fire HD and dont know what it will do on a 7 it may work for the 7 also but my settings I recommend are for the 8.9 and probably not great for the 7.
    I was looking for a way to get rid of the soft key bar that takes up screen space and is just another thing that I disslike about the stock Amazon Interface. I have not found a perfect replacement but I have found one that is pretty decent it is the LMT Launcher(required root) Other then a few visual glitches, like a gap on the right during the notification bar down, and a bar on the right when using key board.

    1.Download apk from post below

    2.Install apk in ES File explorer or whatever file program you use.

    3. Download and install MoreRecent, if you want recent apps (since Kindle Fire HD is sorely lacking this)
    morerecent Play store download link..

    4. Run LMT app, Tap start/stop TouchService once, and set Autostart Touchservice enable

    5. Setup Pie Control near the bottom of the Settings
    Recommended settings by me:
    Activation area position left and right
    Activation area Thickness 5
    Activation area Length 600
    Long press time 1000
    Animation time 0
    Show status infos Disabled

    6. Setup Pie Items
    Recommended settings by me:

    Level 1 for the pie Give you access to search menu and recent apps using morerecent app, plus a way to kill all apps and go to home. This leaves all 4 of the long press items available for common used apps or anything you want!!
    Pie item 1 App select MoreRecent
    Pie Item 2 KillAllApps (will close active and go to Home screen) (or replace with your most used app)
    pie Item 3 Menu
    pie item 4 Search

    Level 2 for the Pie Make so swipe downward from left or right will go back, and swipe upward will go back home.
    Pie item 1 Home
    Pie Item 2 Back

    7. Test that it works well and does everything you like and i recommend to restart to make sure it starts up. Testing your most used apps is a good idea to make sure that you can just use the LMT and dont need the amazon Soft Key Bar

    8. If everything is working great and their isnt any time that you wish need the amazon bar Load Titanium backup and back up Soft Key Bar then uninstall it, now restart and it should be gone once LMT loads you should have a more clean and easy to use replacement for the the amazon key bar! With alot more settings you can play with!

    Let me know how this works for you!!


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  2. PRallday168

    PRallday168 Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2012
    Vet Tech
    Awesome Guide bro! :D

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