Reset Spen (free)

Reset Spen (free)


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For Samsung Note, Note II, and Note III phones. Also works on Note 8 tablets prior to Android 4.2.2 update. A newly modified kernel (see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2299406&page=2) exists for Note 10 tablets that appears to provide the needed files and the app appears to work there. No other devices are supported! THIS INCLUDES NOTE 4.
Your device likely must have a TouchWiz-based ROM for this app to work. Other ROMs may lack support for the S-Pen settings that this app manipulates.
You simply tap that app's icon and the quick change is performed - there is no other user interface and you will only see a popup message indicating success or failure.
Please email me from the link on this page with questions, comments, or suggestions. I cannot respond to reviews left by users so that is not the best channel to reach me.



I have owned and really loved my Samsung Note for some time now. As an ex-Palm user, the S-Pen stylus was a huge draw. To my dismay, I began to see that over time the accuracy and the location of the floating pointer of my S-Pen began to drift. I searched and found many people complaining about this and saw multiple posts of "fixes" to try. I found one paid app in the marketplace that claims to deal with this but its price seemed excessive. I recalled that on my various Palm devices I occasionally had to re-run the touchscreen calibration routine and began to look for something like this thinking it should be built-in to the Note. But I could not find anything that actually seemed to help.



After more digging I discovered a technique that seemed to work. Simply changing the S-Pen's dominant hand setting back and forth from my choice of Left to Right and back to Left again made a big difference. But doing so was inconvenient and it really had to be done with some regularity to keep things really perfect. After yet more searching, I discovered how to change the S-Pen device's dominant hand by communicating directly with the device from code (not the preference setting). This technique requires ROOT access but I tired and found it worked well for me.



I decided to wrap this technique up in a little app called Reset S-Pen. It uses the same technique and therefore also requires ROOT access. Reset S-Pen is available free in the marketplace. You simply tap that app's icon and the quick change is performed - there is no other user interface. The app determines your current dominant hand setting from the Android preference file and then tells the S-Pen device to switch to the opposite hand and back again. It displays a popup message on success or failure.



I have also released Reset Spen Pro which, for a minimal cost, offers additional features and the convenience of having the Spen reset periodically on a regular schedule. Please check it out!



Please email me from the link on this page with questions, comments, or suggestions. I cannot respond to reviews left by users so that is not the best channel to reach me. Thanks!

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Recent changes:
1.1.1
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Added permission android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER to keep SU program happy.

1.1
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Added support for ROMs like SuperNexus which support the S-Pen but lack a dominant hand preference in the system settings. On first run, Reset Spen will now prompt for and use your preference.
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**** R E Q U I R E S -- R O O T ****




Thank you for READING the following BEFORE commenting/reviewing:

    • For Samsung Note, Note II, and Note III phones. Also works on Note 8 tablets prior to Android 4.2.2 update. A newly modified kernel (see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2299406&page=2) exists for Note 10 tablets that appears to provide the needed files and the app appears to work there. No other devices are supported! THIS INCLUDES NOTE 4.

    • Your device likely must have a TouchWiz-based ROM for this app to work. Other ROMs may lack support for the S-Pen settings that this app manipulates.

    • You simply tap that app's icon and the quick change is performed - there is no other user interface and you will only see a popup message indicating success or failure.

    • Please email me from the link on this page with questions, comments, or suggestions. I cannot respond to reviews left by users so that is not the best channel to reach me.




    I have owned and really loved my Samsung Note for some time now. As an ex-Palm user, the S-Pen stylus was a huge draw. To my dismay, I began to see that over time the accuracy and the location of the floating pointer of my S-Pen began to drift. I searched and found many people complaining about this and saw multiple posts of "fixes" to try. I found one paid app in the marketplace that claims to deal with this but its price seemed excessive. I recalled that on my various Palm devices I occasionally had to re-run the touchscreen calibration routine and began to look for something like this thinking it should be built-in to the Note. But I could not find anything that actually seemed to help.



    After more digging I discovered a technique that seemed to work. Simply changing the S-Pen's dominant hand setting back and forth from my choice of Left to Right and back to Left again made a big difference. But doing so was inconvenient and it really had to be done with some regularity to keep things really perfect. After yet more searching, I discovered how to change the S-Pen device's dominant hand by communicating directly with the device from code (not the preference setting). This technique requires ROOT access but I tired and found it worked well for me.



    I decided to wrap this technique up in a little app called Reset S-Pen. It uses the same technique and therefore also requires ROOT access. Reset S-Pen is available free in the marketplace. You simply tap that app's icon and the quick change is performed - there is no other user interface. The app determines your current dominant hand setting from the Android preference file and then tells the S-Pen device to switch to the opposite hand and back again. It displays a popup message on success or failure.



    I have also released Reset Spen Pro which, for a minimal cost, offers additional features and the convenience of having the Spen reset periodically on a regular schedule. Please check it out!



    Please email me from the link on this page with questions, comments, or suggestions. I cannot respond to reviews left by users so that is not the best channel to reach me. Thanks!

    **** R E Q U I R E S -- R O O T ****



    Recent changes:
    1.1.1
    ------
    Added permission android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER to keep SU program happy.

    1.1
    ---
    Added support for ROMs like SuperNexus which support the S-Pen but lack a dominant hand preference in the system settings. On first run, Reset Spen will now prompt for and use your preference.
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    A Google User
    4 days ago
    Not work at all
    A Google User
    Nov 15, 2014
    GalaxyNote 2 error message , would not work.
    A Google User
    Nov 13, 2014
    GT-N7100 with DN4 rom. Not working! Thanks for reply! I will buy spen pro and 5-stars if u support Dn4 rom or Note 4 devices 😄
    A Google User
    Nov 8, 2014
    Works! Mate great app! Using custom rom based on TW spen had some problem. This actually solved! Thanks
    A Google User
    Nov 5, 2014
    Error upon execution I received an error when executing "pen configuration file not found" what do I do