Regardless of whether you love Motion Sense or think it is a gimmick, we can agree that functionality is limited. Currently, you can only change tracks in a playlist, turn off alarms, mute calls, lower the volume of alarms, and check notifications. But with a new mod you can do much more.
Thanks to a recent update to the flar2 Button Mapper app, we can make Google's soli-radar gestures a lot more useful. With the app, we can configure Motion Sense to launch an app or shortcut, switch sensors, and more. And we can do it all without root!
Step 1: Download Mapper Button
First you need to install Button Mapper. Developer flar2, AKA Aaron Segaert (the same developer behind ElementalX) has actively expanded the app with new features. This includes reassigning Active Edge on Pixel 2 and reconfiguring Motion Sense on Pixel 4. You can find the app in the Play Store via the following link.
Step 2: Upgrade to the Pro version [1
9659004] To reassign Pixel 4's Motion Sense, you need the Pro 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. Each of the amounts will unlock the Pro version and all their functions . You can choose to donate just $ 4.29 or up to $ 25 if you feel generous. In both cases, all functions are available to you.
When you have selected the amount to pay, follow the instructions to complete the transactions When the upgrade is complete, you will be taken to " Button Mapper Pro "updated.
After updating to the Pro version, you can now access the Motion Sense menu. However, selecting "Customize" will take you to a setup screen. Button Mapper can not reassign Motion Sense immediately. Increased permissions are required that can be granted through ADB.
First, enable the developer options for Pixel 4 . Then go to the Developer Options menu (Settings -> System -> Advanced) and enable "USB Debugging". Now connect your phone to your computer.
Step 4: Download the Platform Tools Package
Next, download the Google Platform Tools Package ( Windows | Mac | Linux ). Double-click the file to extract the contents of the ZIP file, drag the extracted folder to your desktop, and drop it there.
Step 5: Open a Command Prompt
Now you need to have your computer open a Command Prompt window. If you are using Windows, press the Windows key on your keyboard, type "cmd" and press Enter. If you are using Linux or Mac, open Terminal in your application folder.
Now enter cd and add a single space, but do not press Enter . Instead, drag the folder platform-tools that you extracted in step 4 from your desktop and place it in the upper-right corner of the Command Prompt window. This completes the full path of the folder. Go ahead and now press Enter .
Enter now "adb devices" and press Enter. If you are using Linux or Mac, enter "./adb devices" instead. If this returns a series of letters and numbers followed by the word "device", you can start. Otherwise, see our full ADB manual for help.
Step 7: Grant logcat access
Now you can send the command granting button Mapper permission to modify motion sense. With the phone connected and prompted, enter the following command if you are working on Windows :
adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat.sh[19659029[For Mac Linux and some Windows PowerShell users instead enter this command:
./ adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat .sh
Open After running the button Mapper and select "Done" when prompted. Then tap (again) the switch next to "Customize". It should be activated now.
After you've given Mapper the ability to reassign Motion Sense, with the "Customize" switch selected, select "Swipe" and select the action you'd like, that it is activated. There are many options available via the drop-down menu above. The following screenshots show just some of the menu options. Select the desired option and you're done.
If you want a sound to play when the swipe gesture works correctly, you can turn on Play Sound on Action. If you want to use the Swipe gesture to manage your music anyway, select "Disable while music is playing".
Finally, select "Check Motion Sense Settings" and make sure both Motion Sense and "Phone Verify Without them, I could only run the new configuration with the screen off.
Switching a sensor or opening an app will do it immediately, and depending on the action, it will run properly or unlock the phone For example, if you want to launch an app, the app opens on your phone when you unlock Pixel 4. Although flar2 says it would work on the lock screen or on the home screen, Motion Sense did not work in both cases. but your mileage may vary.
If you like, have a look at some of the other features of flar2s Button Mapper using the following links: