Even with all the different UI and UX available for different Android devices, the navigation buttons have essentially been the same. However, if you are a Samsung user who has recently moved to the Nexus 6P, you would want to swap Back & Recent Apps buttons on Nexus 6P to make navigation simpler.
Unlike the hardware buttons on Samsung, Nexus devices come with virtual navigation buttons, which can be altered with some software tweaks. However, since the Nexus 6P does not have this feature built-in (like the OnePlus 3), here is a quick guide on how to swap the Back & Recent Apps buttons on the Nexus 6P.
Step 1: Download the required files
A flashable .ZIP file has been developed for the Nexus 6P (all the different versions), which can be used to swap the navigation keys. However, you will need a custom recovery such as TWRP to install the flashable .ZIP file, so make sure that you have a custom recovery installed before proceeding.
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- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MMB29V)
- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MTC19T)
- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MMB29Q)
- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MMB29P)
- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MMB29M)
- Swap Back and Recents ZIP (Build MHC19I)
Simply check your Nexus 6P build number from the Settings app and download the compatible file directly to your device.
Step 2: Flash the .ZIP file to your Nexus 6P
With the .ZIP file saved to the internal storage of your device, go ahead and boot up your Nexus 6P into recovery mode. Using the custom recovery, select “Install” and browse for the saved .ZIP file in the directory.
Once you have selected the file to swap Back & Recent Apps buttons on Nexus 6P, swipe the slider at the bottom to begin the installation. Once the process is completed, tap on “Reboot System” and you will able to view the new navigation bar right away.
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