How To Add Pie Control To Any Rooted Android Smartphone/Tablet! [LMT Launcher]

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What’s hot around town right now?  Of course, it’s the PIE Control!

If you are running the latest ParanoidAndroid ROM, you can get PIE Control, a new way of accessing your home buttons.

Now, the good news is that you don’t need to install ParanoidAndroid ROM to get this feature.  You can install LMT launcher app on “any” Android smartphone/tablet device and also even customize the buttons (up to 10 buttons + another 10 for long-press on the buttons).

Step 1. So, let’s get to it.  First, you will need a rooted Android smartphone or tablet.

Step 2. Next, download the latest version of LMT launcher from XDA.  Then install it using ES File Explorer app.

Step 3. Open the LMT app, and hit “Start/Stop TouchService” to start the LMT launcher.

Also, you can set “Autostart TouchService” to value 1 if you want it to start when your phone/tablet reboots.

Step 4. For the gestures to work correctly, you will need to set “Set gesture input”.  Refer to the device list below and choose the right value for  your device.  If you don’t see your device in the list, try a device with similar display specs.

Step 5. Test your new PIE control by swiping from the center right-side edge of your screen.  You should see a “basic” PIE control like shown here.

Step 6. You can change the color of your new PIE control in Settings under “Pie Colors”.

Step 7. Also, the PIE Control defaults to the right side of the screen, you can also activate it for left side of the screen (for left handers), bottom of the screen, or even have it activated for left, right, and bottom.

Step 8. Next, you can customize the PIE Control buttons any way you like by going to PIE Settings and setting them up to 10 buttons and also 10 longpresses.

Step 9. When you add an app, you might not see the logo of the app.

Simply set “Show app images” in settings to 1 or 2 to make it show app logo.


Step 10. If you set all of your buttons, you should see a nice PIE Control with 10 shortcuts!

Step 11. You can also add gesture shortcuts easily.  First, make sure “Set TouchService mode” is set to value 1 otherwise they will not work.

Step 12. Next got to “GESTURES” tab and add your favorite shortcuts.

Step 13. Also you can go to “ISAS” tab and set invisible swipe shortcuts.

Once you are done setting your PIE Control and gestures, you are set to go.

Enjoy and go show off to your iWhore friends how much better your Android is.

59 Responses

  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks Max for this tutorial. It worked like a charm on my Nexus 7 and I’m doing it on my Razr Maxx next. You are the best!

    • Max Lee says:

      Yeah, works awesome on my Nexus 7, very useful for tablets actually I don’t have to elongate my fingers anymore to the home button at bottom.

  2. sriabhi says:

    Ok thnx…for a new tut. tat works on any device.

  3. Chanaka says:

    Hey MAx,
    is this work for AT&T One X

  4. Dan says:

    Hey Max
    Does this work with the s2?

  5. James says:

    Installed this on Galaxy S2 (rooted with standard Gingerbread ROM)./ Everything seems to work except no apps are displayed for me to choose from when I try to assign one to either a pie item or a gesture. Any ideas?

  6. Sneexus says:

    works great! thank you for sharing this great application!

  7. Allan Hansen says:

    This works great exept for the gestures. I cant seem to get them to work. Im using Gs2. Also there is a new version now, 1.9. Any Ideas?

  8. Diogo says:

    Does it work in the Galaxy S3? I didn´t find it on the list on xda

  9. vandorb12 says:

    I’m having issues with the latest version of this app with my HTC evo 3d. I can get the pie shortcuts operating, but I cannot get the gestures. Is it possible that Iconfigires my device I correctly, or is this a bug with the app?

  10. Drunken1 says:

    Looks neat, tried it on my Galaxy Note, running Padawan ver4, it kinda works and kinda doesn’t, pie won’t stay out there, even if I can get it to come out, What am I doing wrong, or is there a setting I need? Would really like to have this feature on my phone!

  11. Nick says:

    Worked perfectly. Use gesture input 4 for GS3

  12. raphe says:

    Thanks for recommending this app,
    I use it all the time!

  13. Ben noyles says:

    How did u get the system stats to show? Mine will only show date battery ringer vibrate and lte 🙁

  14. darren says:

    Hey max. I cant find a link for the atom launcher. I got your you tube tutorial but no link. I did try the pie. Way cool

  15. sunny says:

    doesn’t work on my lg optimus sol.

  16. reuben says:

    Will it work for samsung galaxy s3

  17. Adhi Nick says:

    nice post, but in my device (gt n-7000) is not work, i get stuck in step5…
    pleasehepl me…

  18. O says:

    This is a life saver.

    The bottom of my galaxy note 2 was dunked in salt water and the menu, back and home buttons stopped working (Luckily nothing else was damaged). With pie, I hardly miss them.

  19. Anizub says:

    Hi there,

    I have a galaxy note (n7000) and i can’t pass from step 5…simply doesn’t show anything…

    Any kind of advise?

    (sorry for my bad english)

  20. ade says:


  21. andrey says:

    Hi there,

    I have a galaxy note (n7000) and i can’t pass from step 5…simply doesn’t show anything…

    Any kind of advise?

    (sorry for my bad english)

    same here

  22. Thomas Hobbs says:

    Doesn’t work on ATT Note 1 running latest Avatar ROM

  23. dnz says:

    i got xperia x10 rooted,it say process force stop

  24. Mckoleen says:

    How to change the icon size in level 2??? My icon size in level 2 is bigger than the default icon size…
    Anyway, thanks for the the tutorial!!! 🙂

  25. Mckoleen says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!!! 🙂

    Anyway, how can I change the icon size on level 2? My icon size on level 2 is bigger than the usual icon size on LMT launcher.

  26. Luis Cruz says:

    I’I’m trying to get the windows multi whatever 2 work on my HTC One is anything you suggest because whatever reason it doesnt work (yes my phone is rooted)

  27. user says:

    Will it work for macromax canvas hd a116

  28. phillip says:

    it doesn’t seem to function on the galaxy s4. is it not compatible?

  29. Nach says:

    Is it possible to link an “es explorer” file shortcut? I want to link a specific *.pdf file. Thanks

  30. Franco says:

    Dont work at Samsung Galaxy S4. Gestures work but pie control just dont work 🙁 Pls say me which gesture input i need to choose

  31. Victor says:

    I’m totally new to the whole pie control thing I was wondering if it would work on the Sony Xperia z

  32. sai says:

    is it works on spice mi 530

  33. srikanth says:

    hi..this is srikanth..
    am useing samsung galaxy s3..
    lmt launcher is not working…
    how to get in my smart phone…
    plz sloved the problem..

    the lmt launcher is so nice…its shortcuts is so nice..

  34. achap says:

    how about galaxy y.. it is work

  35. Anthony says:

    Will this work with s2 t989 4.1.2 ?

  36. Mikael says:

    how about s3 Mini?

  37. Perry says:

    Willthis work with Note 3?

  38. dipak says:

    Not working on my s3 i9300.

    Tried every input device. What to do pls help.
    My device is rooted but no custom rom.

  39. death says:

    not working on canvas doodle plzzzzzzz help me

  40. Meri says:

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    future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting
    things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read even more things about it!

  41. sam says:

    i m having issue with my samsung galaxy note 3. i have rooted phone and still this app doesnt work so plz help me kindly reply via email if possible..
    apart from this, i have learned to root my phone by this site only it was easy due to you guys i really appreciate your work..
    thank you

  42. eric says:

    Galaxy s4 with newest upgrade gestures aren’t working at all

  43. Rob says:

    Holly cow this is AWESOME! THX Max!
    Works on SGS5:D

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