Developer bponury, the mind behind WifiKill and FaceNiff, has created something that looks pretty awesome, if you're the owner of a GSM-enabled HTC Evo 3D. That something is the Slide 2 Wake kernel, which allows you to wake and lock your device by sliding a finger across your Evo 3D's capacitive buttons. The kernel is still in its very early stages, but seems to perform quite well.

While the kernel is only running on one very specific device for now, there is hope for at least a port to the CDMA variant of the 3D, and perhaps other devices with capacitive buttons as well. For more info (and the download) head to the XDA link below.

Source: xda-developers via Good and Evo

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    A bad-ass mod that I hope we can see someday in CyanogenMod.

  • alang

    but my HD2 dont have capacitive button =(

  • JimJim

    So the capacitive buttons are always enabled...

    But it preserves the power button :P

  • George C

    Seems sorta pointless to me unless you broke your phone's power button.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The power button on a large-screen device like the EVO 3D is inconveniently placed at the top for many, especially those with smaller hands. It's a pain in the ass, and I hate the location personally - I far prefer Samsung's side placement.

      • George C

        sigh, I want my Galaxy Nexus already.

  • andre

    So now if your phone is in your pocket and it "Accidentally" slides to wake.....you will be calling someone or your battery will die sooner! Dislike!!!

    • JimJim

      Lol, only if you have some fingers moving in your pocket !

    • http://www.mildlydisturbed.com Paul E King

      There is not a chance that would happen.. capacitive buttons only recognize fingers and that weird cloth they put on smartphone gloves., not pressure. If you put your fingers in the pocket and slid them, sure... otherwise no chance...

      try touching the screen with quarters, jeans, etc... does not register.. same with the buttons

      • Kree Terry

        it rarely happens but when i dont have a pin setup on my droid x my leg will unlock it in my pocket. it doesnt happen often but it has happened.

        • AC

          so put it in your pocket with the screen facing outward?