CyanogenMod implements Paranoid Android’s Pie Controls

by: Brendan LynchMarch 26, 2013

CyanogenMod Pie Controls

Those of you familiar with the popular Paranoid Android ROM are probably familiar with Pie Controls. For those of you who aren’t, Pie Controls are a way of having the three bottom buttons on your device pop up when you need them and become hidden when you don’t. This obviously only works with devices that have an on-screen navigation bar.

Now, we hear that CyanogenMod has implemented this functionality into their latest releases. This is possible because after the feature was released as a standalone application dubbed LMT Launcher, it was open-sourced, thus becoming available to the CyanogenMod team to freely use.

The feature should be appearing on all CyanogenMod nightlies starting today. Once you have the latest nightly installed, you must first go into expanded desktop mode in order to use the feature. This mode will get rid of the traditional navigation bar, allowing you to simply swipe up to have the Pie Controls pop up.

  • Daryll Hurst

    Wonderful and awesome.

  • Thats great! Those controls are pretty sick! I can fully utilize my Nexus 4’s Screen!

    • Rishank

      When you swipe from the bottom what happens to google now?

  • can anyone confirm if you can enter FULL SCREEN mode ? you know, getting rid of the NAVBAR ?

    • yes since month or more on pa, xylon etc…you can keep statusbar and hide only navbar or hide both.

  • asd

    i wonder if this is coming with key lime pie as well

  • williamworlde

    Just installed Xylon; nice. Biggest downside so far: RAM hog for sure!. Still figuring out battery usage, but doesn’t seem that great on battery either. With Pie and NavBar as well as numerous other enhancements, it is pretty though!

  • Twisted247

    Why do people write articles and pretend to know what the hell they are talking about?

    The 3on screen Nav keys are negligible compared to what LMT REALLY does. Actually use the product or hell at least GOOGLE IT FOR F#(%$ SAKE.