Whether you like Motion Sense or find it a gimmick, one thing we can agree on is that its functionality is limited. It is currently limited to switching songs in a playlist, snoozing alarms, turning off calls, lowering the volume of alerts and checking notifications. But a new mod helps you do so much more with it.
Thanks to a recent update of the Button Mapper app from flar2, we can make the Soli radar gestures from Google a lot more useful. Using the app, we can configure Motion Sense to launch an app or shortcut, switch sensors, and much more. And we can do all this without root!
Step 1: Download Button Mapper
You must first install Button Mapper. Developer flar2, AKA Aaron Segaert (the same developer behind ElementalX), has actively added new functions to the app. This includes being able to reassign Active Edge on the Pixel 2 and now reconfiguring Motion Sense on the Pixel 4. You can find the app in the Play Store via the link below.
Step 2: Upgrade to the Pro version [1
9659004] To reassign the Motion Sense of the Pixel 4, you need the professional version of Button Mapper. Open the app and select "Motion Sense". Here you will be asked to upgrade to the pro version. Select "Unlock" to see the three payment options. All amounts unlock the pro version and with all functions . You can choose to donate only $ 4.29, or if you feel generous, up to $ 25. Anyway, you have all the features.
After you have selected the amount you want to pay, follow the instructions to complete the transactions on completion. upgraded to "Button Mapper Pro".
Now that you have upgraded to the pro version, you now have access to the Motion Sense menu. However, if you select switch next to "Customize", you will be directed to an installation screen. Button Mapper cannot immediately reassign Motion Sense. It requires increased rights that can be granted through ADB.
So first enable the developer options on your Pixel 4 . Then go to the Developer Options menu (Settings -> System -> Advanced) and switch & # 39; USB debugging & # 39; in. Now connect your phone to your computer.
Step 4: Download the Platform-Tools package
Then download Google's Platform-Tools package ( Windows | Mac | Linux ). Double-click the file to extract the contents of the ZIP, then drag the extracted folder and drop it on your desktop.
Step 5: Open a command prompt
Now you need to have it on your computer you open a command prompt window. If you use Windows, press the Windows button on your keyboard, type "cmd" and press Enter. If you use Linux or Mac, open Terminal from your Applications folder.
Now type cd and add a space, but do not press enter yet. Instead, drag the platform-tools that you extracted from your desktop in step 4, and then place it at the top right of the command prompt window. This completes the full location path of the folder. Go ahead and press now enter .
Now type "adb devices" (no quotes) and press enter. If you use Linux or Mac, type "./adb devices" instead. If this returns a series of letters and numbers followed by the word & # 39; device & # 39 ;, you can go. Otherwise, consult our full ADB manual for help .
Step 7: Grant Logcat Access
You can now send the command that authorizes Button Mapper to change Motion Sense. Connected to your phone and the command prompt open, enter the following command if you are on Windows :
adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat.sh cialis19659029BuchFor Mac Linux and some Windows PowerShell users enter this command instead:
./ adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat .sh
Na When you are prompted, open Button Mapper and select "Done" and tap the switch next to "Customize". It must now be turned on.
Now that you have given Map Mapper the option to reassign Motion Sense, select the "Sweep" switch with "Adjust" and select the action you want that it is activated. There are many options available that you can find in the drop-down menu at the top. The screen shots below show only a few menu options. Choose the desired option, and that's it.
If you want it to sound when the swipe is performed correctly, you can enable the "Play sound with action" switch. If you want to use the swipe to still manage your music, choose "Turn off while music is playing."
Finally, select "Check Motion Sense Settings & # 39; and make sure that both Motion Sense and & # 39; Range to control phone & # 39; enabled Without this I could only perform the new configuration if the screen was off.
Whether you enable a sensor or open an app, it will run immediately and depending on the action you will see it run immediately or when you unlock the phone, for example, if you choose to launch an app, your phone opens for the app when you unlock your Pixel 4. Despite flar2 being on the lock screen or the home screen would work, I could not run Motion Sense in either scenario, but your mileage may vary.
If you wish, you can view some of the other features of Button Mapper from flar2 using the links below: