Disable the in-app 3-dot Menu Bar or remap it to Recent Apps on the HTC One X

By on September 15, 2015

Buttons available with the Ice Cream Sandwich won the hearts of those who were fed up of using the physical buttons. However, the Back, Home, and Recent Apps button available as virtual on-screen buttons did not please some.

Users would use the Menu button to bring up the options in apps. Recently this was removed too, and replaced by a button that appears only when an app is required. This displeased many users as the 3-Dot Menu consumes a lot of home screen space. Thanks to XDA Developers members blubbers and endursa, now there is a way to remove the nagging 3-dot menu from the HTC One X. Both stock and custom ROM users can use this hack. Read ahead to find out how to remove the 3-Dot Menu from your HTC One X.

Disclaimer
The information given in this article is meant ONLY for HTC One X. If you try using the instructions to any other mobile phone, you may experience undesired outcomes. This guide is meant only for instructional and educational purposes. We do not take guarantee if the given tutorial will yield specific results. Hence, you are requested to proceed at your own risk. We would not be liable for any damages that may occur due to this tutorial. Carefully follow the instructions given here.

Requirements to flash the hack on HTC One X:
· You should have rooted HTC One X with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
· If your phone has stock ROM, ensure that it is odexed, and that your build number is 1.29.401.11
· If your phone has custom ROM, ensure that it is deodexed, and that your build number is 1.26.x / 1.28.x / 1.29.x
· You should have a Windows PC
· You should have WinRAR or another program for extracting RAR packages
· Your phone should have minimum 80% charge. Better, if the phone is fully charged to power the entire flashing procedure.
· Data Backup: This is extremely important as during the flashing process, your data such as contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, and Wi-Fi passwords may be lost or corrupted. Take a back up of important data from your HTC One X’s memory to the SD card.

Instructions to flash the hack on HTC One X:

HTC One X with Custom ROM:

· Download the AROMA 3-Dot Remover package and put the ZIP file to the root of your HTC One X’s SD card.
· Power off your HTC One X.
· Boot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding down the Volume Down button and the Power key. Using the Volume Down key and Power button select the Recovery option at the HBOOT screen
· Click on install zip from sd card
· Click on choose zip from sd card
· Locate the AROMA 3-Dot Remover ZIP. Confirming this would start flashing the files on your phone
· Follow the onscreen instructions once you see the AROMA installer
· Select Go Back
· Select Reboot System Now to reboot your phone

HTC One X with Stock ROM:
· Download the stock Menu Bar package on your PC. Keep this file as backup in case you want to restore the stock ROM.
· Download one of the two available remover packages: MenuBarMod_lphome (Home button, when long pressed, acts as Menu Button) OR MenuBarMod_recent_menu (Recent Apps button acts as Menu Button)
· Copy the ZIP to the root of your HTC One X’s SD Card
· Power off your HTC One X
· Boot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding down the Volume Down button and the Power key. Using the Volume Down key and Power button select the Recovery option at the HBOOT screen
· Click on install zip from sd card
· Click on choose zip from sd card
· Locate the downloaded remover ZIP package. Confirming this would start flashing the files on your phone
· Select Go Back
· Select Reboot System Now to reboot your phone

Well Done! Your HTC One X no longer has the 3-dot menu button.