Nexus one is shaping well in the smart phone arena as compared with it’s competitors but sold 20k phones thanks to many issues including the 3G issues faced with T-Mobile network.The most disadvantageous thing about US version of Nexus is the lack of Multi touch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it.Why would that be of so much importance.Certain tasks like resizing objects with a finger pinch was not possible.But now folks over at XDA-Developers have released a Nexus One add-on, which enables full multi touch functionality, including gestures like pinch-to-zoom in Nexus One’s native web browser.Move forward with the steps mentioned below to add multi touch support to Nexus one.
Note: Follow the guide on your own risk.I haven’t tried this personally i won’t be held responsible if you end up bricking your phone.Don’t worry everything would turn fine.Come back if you have issues with it.You may lose your bookmarks and browser settings by doing this.
- First thing you need to do is root your Nexus.Check previous post for how to root Nexus.
- Download all the required files for Nexus One multitouch add-on from the source link here.
Add these files by running the following commands:
- adb shell stop
adb shell rm /system/app/Browser.odex
adb push Browser.apk /system/app
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.jar /system/framework
adb push com.cyanogenmod.android.xml /system/etc/permissions
adb shell reboot
- That’s it done.reboot your nexus and you should be having multi touch support which was disabled by software.
Check out the video in case you get in trouble