Nexus 5 Kernel Mimics LG G2’s Knock-On Feature


Nexus 5 Kernel Mimics LG G2’s Knock-On Feature

The Nexus 5 has been regarded as a stripped down Googlified version of the LG G2, and with it comes a cheaper price point, a different chassis, and a stock Android experience.

This can be both a good and a bad thing, and whilst some may prefer the stock buttery smooth Android UI over other manufacturer UI overlays, there’s no denying that some features and functions leave the Android experience feeling a little empty.

Luckily for those of you that like the best of both worlds, Android’s open source nature has already made it possible to get an LG G2 feature on the Nexus 5, thanks to some talented developers over at the XDA forums.

Unfortunately, there is no tap-to-install button for the LG G2 feature on the Nexus 5, but this new kernel can be downloaded by those who already have pre existing knowledge on Android modding and custom ROMs.

The Kernel also draws out a lot more power than normal, as although the screen is technically off, the touch screen is not on stand by and is always waiting for the double tap input to wake itself up.

The LG G2 feature kernel for the Nexus 5 also doesn’t work quite the same as the official LG G2 feature- although it can be double tapped to be turned on, the screen cannot be turned off with this method yet, so those using the feature will have to manually press the hardware on/off power button.

It is nice to see that the crafty Android development community is capable of though- we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled to see if this feature becomes more in-line with the full feature some time in the future.

If you want to download the Nexus 5 kernel, you can check out the kernel website.


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