How To Add Multitouch Browser To The Google Nexus One


When the Google Nexus One was launched, Andy Rubin said that he “considered adding multitouch” to the handset, but he doesn’t like it. I don’t really know how someone cannot like multitouch, however, let’s move on because the guys at XDA-developers have found a way to add multitouch capabilities to the Nexus One browser. First of all, you will have to root your Nexus One, and secondly, you have to know that you “might” lose your browser’s bookmarks and settings. Let’s see how to add multitouch to the Nexus One browser, courtesy of Cyanogen Android hacker:

  1. Download this file Browser.apk.

  2. Download this file Android.xml.

  3. Download this file Android.jar.

  4. Add the files to your device.

  5. The code is:Ā ”adb shell stop
    adb remount
    adb shell rm /system/app/Browser.odex
    adb push Browser.apk /system/app
    adb push /system/framework
    adb push /system/etc/permissions
    adb shell reboot”

  6. That’s it. Run your browser and give the cool multitouch a try. I know you want to!

If you have any other questions or if you’d like to give Cyanogen a better, then read more at the XDA-developers forums here.

P.S. Cyanogen will release a custom Nexus One ROM soon and pinch-to-zoom will be there. You could wait until then or… not.

Nexus One Gets Multitouch

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