ZTE Blade - Nubia SoftKey Enabler version1.0 APK Download

SoftKey Enabler

This App will help you enable the on-screen SoftKey (like the one present on Nexus devices) easily. Please make sure that you have a Rooted device. Navigating via SoftKey is easier than using hardware buttons specially with the big screen devices (e.g. Note 2). It is compatible with stock and custom ROMs (like CyanogenMod, AOKP etc). Please note that some stock launcher may seem a bit odd as they were not designed to go nicely with the on-screen button layout. To fix this issue use any other launcher available on Play Store.

Imagine a situation where you have damaged your hardware keys and unable to navigate then this App might save your day.

This is a free App with Ad. If you want Ad-Free version or want to support the development then please buy the Pro version from Play Store.

Requirements :
- Android 4.0 +
- Root
- Busybox should be installed

Tested Working On :
- Galaxy S3
- Galaxy Note 2
- HTC One X

Apart from the tested devices, it should be able to run on any rooted device running on Android 4.0+.

If you have any feature request, suggestions or bug report then please drop a mail to fatedevgroup@gmail.com. We will try our best to resolve any issue or add add new feature.

FDG part of our zteTools and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Update for ZTE phones Feb. 26, 2013. ZTE rating is 64.6982. Verison is 1.0. Actual size 481.0 KB.

Whats new

    - Initial Version
Download softkey-enabler.apk 481.0 KB


This app needs alot of work for some devices The soft keys covered like 90 percent of my screen and had to do a hard rest I was rooted so dont tell me it was that I lost all my familys photos and all my music dont install this app untill the developer tell me their sorry im on samsung galaxy tab 3

  • April 24, 2014

I don't know what you guys are all talking about This app does exactly what it says, and it all depends on the ROM you are using (CyanogenMod 12 on my GS5 gives me android lollipop keys). I hear the reviews saying that "I have root" but do you have busy box if not download the app on Google play. Thx for such a good app.

  • March 24, 2015

Canada s4 i337m adroid 4.3 rooted Does not work. Crash system ui. Pop up " system ui has stopped" I really want to see this work please fix.

  • Dec. 10, 2013

Great app but lacks one thing... It does exactly what it claims to, but the soft keys aren't the same as the ones on the Nexus devices for me - they're a more brown-ish color and don't look as good. They're also in the wrong order (Multitasking - Home - Back)

  • April 30, 2013

Shows error! Please help me Mr. Developer :) I use a rooted galaxy s3 running cyanogenmod 11 with 4.2.2 KitKat When I try to use this app...it shows an error /storage/emulated/0/SoftKeyEnabler/build.prop.temp: open failed: ENOENT (No such file or directory) I even tried the restore option but it still shows the same problem Please solve it quickly as I want to buy the full version too :)

  • Jan. 10, 2014

Perfect-easy way Update: Doesn't work on galaxy note 3... oh well. It's okay I edited the build prop my self however the system won't let me. So yeah don't try it on the note 3 just yet or launcher will have short crashes. This app makes things so easy! Thank you. Perfect for the galaxy note 2 :) and note 2 roms.

  • Nov. 17, 2013

It doesnt work on my galaxy S4 zoom. After i enabled the soft keys and then rebooted my phone, the system UI is always force closed. Why it happens? Pls fix it

  • Aug. 31, 2014

Bad... Booooo....when i enable it and then i reboot my phone the soft keys is there but...when i disable the soft key and reboot my phone the soft key is there.....i even format my phone and the soft key is still there....pls fix this

  • Feb. 7, 2015

Great, just the app I was looking for, but some issues with stability and customizabilty This is such a great app and I am very grateful it exists. It works greatly, and as expected. I am thoughly impressed, and I have respect for the developer. On my device (Note GT-N7000, it works great, however the app itself has a tendency to crash). Also, there is nothing in the way of customizabilty... Although I am aware this is an early build, so I'm sure things will improve. It would just be nice to have the layout and theme as the nexus devices, if so I would definatly buy pro. Thanks :)

  • Dec. 17, 2013

Wonderful but.. can you like offer us themes and can we have the chance to resize the soft keys and the black bar, it's a little big space.thanks and keep it up.works well on my note 2 :)

  • March 28, 2013


  • April 26, 2015

Doesn't work M using 4.4.2 on s4 and my device is rooted too, but when i enable this and restart my device, there isn't any change at all and no soft keys either, help me wid this if u can dev, regards

  • April 11, 2014

dosent work !! need help my capacitive keys doesn't work on htc one s. need on screen keys so. after i installed tish app and enabled it it shows /storage/sdcard0/softkeysEnabler/build.prop.temp: open failed ENOENT( no such file or directory) and after reboot i dosent work! can any kelp me !! \also tried qemu.hw.softkeys= doesn't work.

  • Aug. 12, 2013

I would rate this zero if I can Any time I enable soft keys enabler it says success reboot device to take effect and when I reboot my phone nothing happens plus my phone is rooted and android 4.1.1 jellybean

  • Aug. 14, 2014

Good initiative but not at all successful Hi .. Its a great app. But the app is not working properly..it doesnt shows anything

  • Jan. 25, 2015

Not working! When I try to enable it, it asks me to reboot and when I do I see nothing on my screen apart from the sams old desktop! No good! :)

  • Aug. 29, 2014

great app but... ...i actually use it to disable softkeys on my galaxy tab 2 tablet (with cyanogenmod) and i use pie control instead. it works fine with one minor glitch: when the softkeys are off the menu button in some (most?) apps is gone as well. this app probably tells the systems i have a hw button for menu. i'd appreciate to be able to customize which buttons to disable/enable (if possible). thanks!

  • Dec. 15, 2014

Disable hardware buttons? Well it works... But so do my hardware buttons. Is there any way to disable the original hardware buttons? If yes then you get 5 stars. Thanks!

  • Feb. 25, 2015

Using Rooted Note 3 N900v This actually is working on my rooted Verizon Note 3. At first it didn't enable when I clicked on Reboot from your app. So I tried again I clicked on enable but this time I did a manual reboot from the power button and it worked. I wanted to see if it would Disable without a problem too, so I clicked on disable and did a manual reboot again with the power button and it disabled the soft keys. For that 5 stars. Thank you!

  • Oct. 18, 2014

Nexus softkeys :) Does what it says really. I am running a pure nexus ROM on my i9300 and these soft keys has completed the transaction to a complete nexus. Even allows swype up from any screen to access Google now. Thank you !

  • April 7, 2014

Works but.... I'm running android 5.1 on my newly converted HTC one m7 GPE. The soft keys are back, if I could somehow make them like the nexus devices that would be worth donating

  • Dec. 9, 2014

Phone saver My Galaxy S is alive again. My back button is back and the home button works every time. For the 20 seconds I have used it I love it!

  • Nov. 24, 2014

Bad news This useless app is not removing the soft keys useless do not download my phone Samsung ace 2 cm 11 fix it

  • July 5, 2014

Needs landscape support. I'm using a Canadian Samsung galaxy s5, and softkeys don't seem to appear in landscape orientation. A fix is greatly appreciated.

  • Oct. 1, 2014

Awesome & nice app This app work smoothly for my Sony Xperia Neo(MT15i)but the icon is too big. Hope another update can make the icon more smaller than this & I will rate it with 5 star.

  • July 4, 2013

Works good on my Verizon S3. It overlays the screen indicators, but I don't pay attention to those anyway.

  • April 29, 2014

Brilliant Works 100% just that it would be better if we have an option to choose between buttons like lg g2

  • Jan. 8, 2015

Awesome app but screws up minecraft pe I love this app and I have been looking for ways to get soft keys without using JavaScript. Thanks but it messes up minecraft and makes the UI really small. And, if we could reduce the space that would be great! Thanks once again.

  • July 24, 2014

An app I've been looking for It does what it says. I'm using Xperia Z and I want no soft keys in my app or home drawer and with one click, it's gone! I use LMT laucher instead of the stock, it's just too big and a waste of space in a 5 inch phone. Although, thanks for creating such app :)

  • June 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy note 2 Worked for me ..thank you did your efforts. Juzz need root permission and good to go.

  • July 2, 2014

No Words to Express... This app is so cool.. It gave my phone xperia softkeys, which was what I wanted most!!

  • June 7, 2014

Excellent Not only did it add soft keys to my ROM but it actually seemed to make things a lot smoother and less laggy. Great app.

  • April 21, 2013

Its works perfect! Thanks developer so much, but is there any chance to swap back and menu keys? My device is Galaxy note 2 and its little hard to deal with these Keys.

  • Aug. 9, 2014

Excellent! Works great on note 2. As previously mentioned above the only thing is the left key enables recent apps instead of menu like the hardware key. However, it does function great and works as described!

  • May 23, 2013

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Dosent work. Gives me errors when rebooting my tablet. I had to reflash my rom twice.

  • Jan. 21, 2015

Good idea but not work on lg optimus g e970 jb4.1.2 I hope it will work on my device soon... ^^

  • July 7, 2013

Works on ZTE Source (Rooted, Stock ROM) And Help for all, Create a Folder on Root of SDCard Called "SoftKeyEnabler" and your good. I even tried SoftKeyZ with this. Nice work!

  • April 1, 2014

cool awesome man... would have been much better if it was transparent

  • June 28, 2014

Great! But only one bug.... Aren't working on landscape mode how to fix it im running a 4 inch device with ics

  • Aug. 17, 2013

Doesn't work! I have micromax A120 KitKat updated and it don't work. Whenever I enable it reboot and nothing happen. When I open its app is again say enable

  • June 18, 2015

AMMMAAAZZZING After flashing CloudyG2 3.0 on my LG G2, the soft keys dissapeared. I was able to get them back with this wonderful app!! Thanks soooo much!!

  • May 27, 2015

Soft keys don't show Google Play Edition 4.4.2 running on HTC One Max . the space appears but not the icons

  • June 7, 2015

Great job This nav. bar does exactly wat I want it to on my rooted Alcatel one touch evolve...soft keys DO NOT get in the way of touching the screen, keyboard, etc...its like it was already integrated with the phone...it will be when I turn it into a system app...thanxbfor helping me customize my device ??????????

  • May 18, 2015

Heh Why buy the ad-free version when you can use any FREE Root explorer or Terminal to do the exactly same thing, by editing /system/build.prop and changing line 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=1' (w/o quotes) to or if there isn't add 'qemu.hw.mainkeys=0' (w/o quotes) and vise versa?

  • Nov. 23, 2015

Dont Even Try it to Install!! This fuc**in app bootlooped my phone.. Please Do NOT install it if you love your phone.

  • April 17, 2016

Awesome My hardware keys stopped working and this app saved my phone thanks guys for creating such a helpful app the only thing I want is a way to hide it and pull it up when we want so I really hope the developers make it work on the next update but the app itself does exactly what it says so good job guys

  • July 19, 2015

Not so good I would give it 5 stars but it works only in a rooted phone

  • Oct. 30, 2015

Nice idea but fails on Note 4 Thought the app was causing SystemUI error but now know this and similar softkey apps will Not Work on Samsung Note 4 KitKat so don't bother trying

  • July 8, 2015

Very bad and dangerous this app I've downloaded this app and when I opend the app directly turn off the phone and how much time I turn on my phone, but unfortunately the phone only vibrates does not open .. and my phone is the Samsung S-4 God take revenge on you and your app bad .. I give it one star to make a word

  • Dec. 27, 2015

Worst app.....lost everything I was newly rooted on my micromax canvas spark.....i installed this app and when it asked me to restart it i did it.......during restart my phone hanged at the logo screen and never turned on......had to factory reset it bt no luck.....my phone was like bricked n i never used it again in my life.......this disgusting app destroyed my phone....my data n my life.......worst app

  • Jan. 10, 2016

This app does what it's meant to! People give this negative reviews but really it does exactly what it says on the tin. It simply makes it easier to enable on screen keys, so you don't have to go digging around in the build.prop file. Incredibly simple, yet it does what it's meant to. Five stars

  • Oct. 8, 2015

Worst app ever!! I rooted my device and I enabled it and now when I disable it, it does not disable and is still on screen and by the app it is disabled so please tell me how to do it . plz hurry up

  • Dec. 11, 2015

Wow It fixed my broken button issues..It completely made my forgot that I have broken keys on my mobile ..perfect app! @developers put a check if the device is rooted and app is supported before it is enabled. this will put a check to all the crap reviews and helps to improve the bad user rating.. Just advise!

  • Dec. 2, 2015

Whats the point? My phone is rooted and busybox is installed but still it doesn't work. Don't waste your time!!!

  • April 2, 2016

It does what it claims but.. Everything is great ..thanks for the great effort done for this application.. The only thing to improve is to add customized settings

  • Nov. 6, 2015

this app bricked my phone DON'T INSTALL.!! it changed the build.prop and device was stuck in bootloop. so I had to flash stock farmware. don't install if you are expert.

  • March 6, 2016

It worked fine for me but Now I can't delete this , even if I click on Disable and restart. I is not being deleted. plz help don't want to see on my screen

  • Feb. 9, 2016

Good job Since last few days I have been. trying to get something which can work in place of my three failure button. I installed this app in my rooted phone, works very smoothly and I'm lucky button looks exactly same as phone. This app saved my $260. Thanks a million..

  • May 13, 2016

Galaxy s4(works perfectly) On cyanogen mod God knowjs what knighly it works just as described. I missed them from my nexus 4.. (Doesn't work on kit Kat Roms) tested on cyanogen mod 11. if you want soft keys use a root explorer and goto system/build.prob and add qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 This will enable them on most devices as far as I know.

  • Jan. 6, 2014

Not working on Note 3 Saw a few reviews saying it didn't work for Galaxy Note 3, but they were several months old, so I tried. As of this writing, it still does not work for Note 3. I am rooted with busybox. I have not installed a custom ROM so if this is the main problem, please let me know dev. Otherwise, I'll be happy to use this app when it works!

  • March 27, 2014

Needs improvements. Thanks this works great on my phone I have had no problems but I would like if the buttons were updated to the newer ones but for now these are pretty good. Can't seem to disable the soft keys for some reason, now I am stuck with them.

  • Sept. 26, 2015

Awesome!!! I'm on rooted stock lollipop on Note 4. I always liked softkeys & thats the main reason I like AOSP ROMs. But I don't want to miss s-pen features. So this is the perfect solution for me! Developer should add some option, at least on the paid app, such as: hardware key disabling, vibration control, key customization. It would really really appreciated.

  • Oct. 11, 2015

Needs minor tweaking, but know improvements are to come On the galaxy note 2,the left virtual soft key doesn't perform the same action as the physical soft key. For instance when I want to access my pop up menu from the stock launcher home screen I get the most recently used apps, which is a nexus device feature for that button. On samsung devices, the left soft key/virtual key from the home screen should access the pop up menu, which includes settings, etc. Aside from that the home and back key work as expected.

  • May 26, 2013

Doesn't work on cm 11 note 3 I'm running cm 11 nightly based on android KitKat 4.4 4. This on my Samsung galaxy note 3 sm-n9005. This just simply doesn't work. The soft keys don't even show up on my screen please fix this SMS my rating will change.

  • June 26, 2014

A thousand thank you's! I've been looking for on screen buttons ever since I saw the nexus and I loved the design! Then it became a necessity when I dropped my phone in water and the buttons didn't work anymore. Thanks dev, you're a life saver!

  • May 4, 2013

Used to work, and what adds are we talking about? This used to work great on my gs3, but now it's not working. I don't know why. Did the free version expire? If so, I'd be glad to buy the full version, but not if it's just broken... Also, I've never seen any ads, should that worry me?

  • Dec. 10, 2013

Thank you so much based god! You SAVED me. After using auto-hiding software buttons I decided to return to stock. When I accidentally removed the wrong app and stuff, they were gone forever. Your app reset the keys. You're a life saver. Five stars to you

  • March 8, 2014

Causes LG Keyboard to Crash On LG Optimus G Pro, always causes the LG Keyboard to crash. Really hoping to hear back from the devs on this. Otherwise love it. It's saved me from having to get a new phone when back and menu button randomly decided to stop working.

  • Sept. 18, 2014

I hate it I cant disable it for some reason i rebooted my phone i pressed every button i uninstalled and nothing i rebooted 10 times! And still this stupid softkey wont get out of my screen i hate it!

  • June 1, 2015

Works flawlessly! I'm using a CM12 based ROM, and this app worked flawlessly! It enabled the soft keys and they work the way they should be. The only problem that I have is to disable the hard keys, but that is another story, not of this app. Thanks a lot to the developer of this app!

  • Oct. 4, 2015

Good Dont hide during camera. It covers the click button, therefore it is creating problem. I am unable to click pictures,change to video mode. love to has soft keys on my s2 . Thanks to the developer. Make the keys transparent i will buy this app.

  • Aug. 12, 2014

Fake, Useless, 100% Not working, I have GT-S5360 (Samsung Galaxy Y) with Cyanogenmod11 kitkat 4.4.4... after I rebooted my phone. Where is the soft keys? Where is the changed? Please fix this app. Very very useless and no longer working

  • Oct. 13, 2015

Didn't do a thing. Im rooted. I enabled and rebooted. Nothing. I thought it might do the same thing as tje build.prop edit and just automate it so I did the edit on my own, and it crashes tje system ui. On a S4 mini.

  • May 5, 2014

Does NOT work with rooted GS4 After having a Galaxy Nexus for so long I was hoping to get some of that nice interface back and THIS app does not deliver. I rooted my S4 and it doesn't work. At first it just did literally nothing, then I did what it recommended and installed busybox as well, but that just ended up in breaking the UI of the system and causing the notification bar to not appear and make me unable to get into the app drawer. Awesome.

  • Aug. 21, 2013

Great(Gempak gile!!!) I am using Lenovo A850+... And it working very very well.. Must have app for those who broke their virtual key... Seriously.. If you add auto-hide, then it will be 5 star.

  • Sept. 21, 2015

Awesome This is exactly what Im looking for :) ...my buttons fades away due to daily usage this app really helps on my phone.. I would like to request this to become resizeable.. Cause its huge on my device thanks more power.. Or reduce the suze by half.

  • March 20, 2013

Works great 100% satisfied on the galaxy s4 rooted running CyanogenMod 10.1. Seriously, what's with all the hate? I just click the app, grant superuser permissions, and reboot. Done. Thank you!

  • July 26, 2014

Solve my problem I have motorola razr xt910 and have capacitive softkey that doesn't work at all. This solve my problem & i got my phone work! My suggest : make addons or another app to change layout and sofkyey height & width.. thank's!

  • June 16, 2014

Flawless Works perfect! If only you could also disable the hardware buttons or even turn off the lights in app. Had to use exposed module to turn off the lights. i9505 with play ROM now complete Nexus

  • Aug. 22, 2013

Not working pls help!!!!! I hv seen many good comments about this app. But im unable to get the soft keys on my galaxy note 10.1 gtn8000. I do hv a rooted device with busy box installed pls reply.help

  • March 16, 2014

You are awesome! I have been looking for this for ages. I hate the physical buttons of my GS3. I would pay even more for this! Now I have a full nexus device! yehaaaaah! All I wanna do is zoom a zoom zoom zoom And a poom poom! By the way if you could add the function of disabling the physical buttons that would be great!

  • April 21, 2013

Awesome! Now to improve... ... just try to disable the hardware buttons. Sometimes, I bump into the hardware capacitive back and menu button. Also, if possible, and option to perhaps resize the buttons. If you do that, you have made by phone into a OnePlus One!

  • July 5, 2014

Dont even think of try Worst app it ll ask for root for enable and after rooting it wont work on ur mob so dont install and dont root

  • Nov. 30, 2014

The Worst Tool ever! This app Bricked my ROOTED Samsung Phone. I do not recommend you guys to download it! TRUST ME!!!

  • June 18, 2016

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