[Discontinued] Navigation Gest

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About this app


Jealous of the cool new gesture navigation features on newer phones?
With Navigation Gestures, you don't have to buy a new phone or wait for the next Android update to get swipe gesture controls. Navigation Gestures brings swipe gestures to any Android device! Replace the navigation bar buttons and get gesture controls with Navigation Gestures!

Best of all, Navigation Gestures can completely hide the stock navigation bar
without root! This is the first gesture control app with this feature.

Swipe left, right, up, or down. Swipe up and hold. Tap. Double tap. Long press. Go crazy and split the pill in 3! There's a lot of ways you can use the gesture bar to control your phone. Don’t like how the gesture pill looks? Customize it!

Here's everything you can do:



- Single tap
- Double tap
- Tap and hold (long press)


- Swipe up and hold
- Swipe left
- Swipe left and hold
- Swipe right
- Swipe right and hold
- Swipe up
- Swipe down

Split Pill

- Swipe up from left
- Swipe up and hold from left
- Swipe up from center
- Swipe up and hold from center
- Swipe up from right
- Swipe up and hold from right



- Home
- Back
- Recent apps
- Toggle split-screen (Android Nougat+)
- Open previous app (Android Nougat+)
- Open Assistant
- Hide pill
- Toggle navigation bar


- Pull down notifications
- Pull down quick settings
- Open power menu
- Skip to previous media track
- Skip to next media track
- Play/pause current media track
- Show keyboard switch dialog
- Launch app
- Lock screen
- Take screenshot
- Kill all background apps
- Rotate screen
- Toggle flashlight
- Toggle Bluetooth
- Toggle WiFi
- Toggle battery saver
- Toggle screen timeout
- Open volume panel
- Launch Activity
- Launch Shortcut
- Trigger Tasker Event
- Send Intent
- Toggle auto brightness
- Lower brightness
- Raise brightness
- Open app drawer
- Lower volume
- Raise volume
- Cycle ringer mode
- Toggle media volume mute
- Kill all background apps


- Hold back
- Go forward
- Open menu
- Kill current app
- Accessibility button (Android Oreo+)
- Choose accessibility button (Android Oreo+)
- Send keycode
- Send long-press keycode
- Send double-press keycode

Appearance (all free)

- Customize pill color
- Customize pill transparency
- Customize pill border color
- Customize pill corner radius
- Customize pill width/height
- Customize pill X/Y position

Behavior (all free)

- Blacklist pill/show NavBar in selected apps
- Customize sensitivity
- Customize vibration duration
- Customize animation duration
- Automatically hide pill after delay
- Many more


Setting up ADB: https://www.xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux/

- If your system navigation bar keeps hiding itself, run this ADB command:

adb shell settings delete global policy_control

Or, hit the "PROBLEMS?" button on the main screen and select the option that describes this issue.

- If you uninstalled the app without turning off "Hide Navigation Bar," run this ADB command:

adb shell wm overscan reset

- If your lock screen icons are cut off, go to Settings>>Behavior>>Blacklisting and enable Don't Hide NavBar on Lock Screen

Please visit this page for more details on the latest release and to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Check out the official XDA forum thread to leave feedback.

Please visit the GitHub page to report any issues you find.
Updated on
Nov 6, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

13K reviews
A Google user
December 12, 2018
I loved this app. Worked great with only the occasional hiccup. Something happened with this update now its pretty impossible to use now. Everytime I start my phone it works great, about 10 minutes in though I no longer have the ability to use the app. Can't go to the home screen, can't switch apps, can't go back, nothing. What usually fixes this is a restart and I'm good. Not anymore, even when I restart my phone it happens again and I have to go and give the app permission to run in my setting again. If I don't go check it every couple of minutes my phone pretty much becomes a paper weight. Someone please fix this so I can reinstall this app. Thanks.
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May 16, 2019
Hi, have you tried the latest version? If you still have an issue, report it over at https://github.com/zacharee/nobar-issues/issues/ and we'll see what we can do.
A Google user
May 14, 2019
when it works its great! but the app doesn't stay persistent on my devices. too many times my pill disappears and i have to go into the app and disable/reenable it to get it to return. this has happened in several versions now and doesn't seem to be getting any better. 5 star app if that is fixed imo. *edit* working much better after the latest update! a few weird things still happening but far and few between. keep up the good work!
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May 15, 2019
I'm glad the new update is working better for you! If you run into anything specific, it would be very helpful to report it to https://github.com/zacharee/nobar-issues/issues/.
A Google user
October 21, 2018
It's perfect! I didn't know how much I needed this until I actually got it running. I like a minimalist look so I always have the Nav bar hidden and have to swipe to reveal it anyway. This just makes it quicker and easier (not to mention cleaner with the split pill setup). This is great. Also the app provides very clear and helpful instructions for those who have never used adb or anything like that.
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What's new

We're back with another stable release, including some new features and plenty of bug fixes.

Here are the highlights:
- New Android 10-like side gestures
- Reduced battery usage
- Minor settings reorganization

More details: https://gist.github.com/zacharee/eea98beba99f271001c33aef27f2f0cc