1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Support OMG galaxy keymap :)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kam187, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    118

    Aug 3, 2009
    1,320
    46
    118
    UK
    So there seems to be a map of the keys located in:

    /system/usr/keylayout

    I7500_keypad.kl is the active keylayout, and the galaxo rom disables the camera button by removing it from this list.

    More information here:

    Android - Porting Guide


    Note, 'HOLD' is the lock key. So actually it IS possible to re-assign it, as well as the camera button!
     

    Advertisement

  2. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member
    63

    Aug 31, 2009
    676
    16
    63
    Great news. Still need to flash galaxo...
     
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member
    313

    Sep 11, 2009
    6,113
    1,010
    313
    UK
    obviously do so at your own risk but and i will not be pushy but...




    DO
    IT
    ITS
    SOOO
    NICE
     
  4. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member
    63

    Aug 31, 2009
    676
    16
    63
    I will ofc. Gf has another plans :)
     
  5. Shayko

    Shayko Well-Known Member
    16

    Aug 23, 2009
    63
    2
    16
    sweeeeet!
     
  6. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member
    143

    May 29, 2009
    1,217
    130
    143
    Denmark
    Neat! Just to be clear though, since there's mention of both 'galaxy' and 'galaxo' -- this is only possible after rooting, or with a custom rom, or something, right?

    Are you saying that, with this document in hand, it's just a matter of adapting two text files in order to basically create an entirely different keyboard mapping (such as Dvorak)?

    I suppose the key caps are then rendered at runtime, so it will probably not be possible to add extra keys in certain rows?
     
  7. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    118

    Aug 3, 2009
    1,320
    46
    118
    UK
    You need to be rooted to get to that file. Anything with 'galaxo' in it is specific to the galaxo rom - I'll try not to confuse the two names!

    You can edit this file on any android device actually, as long as you're rooted.

    The keymaps just map physical (or virtual versions of) keys to actual letters. The software will render the letters how it feels like depending on region etc. So this is only really usefull for something like swapping the lock and camera buttons around for example. OR changing the interrupt handling on some keys.
     

Share This Page

Loading...