Reset Spen (free)

Reset Spen (free)

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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Recently changed in this version

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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  • (64 stars)

    by Michael Schomaker on 08/05/2014

    Just had glass replaced and s pen pointer was off a bit. App totally fixed issue ...alliance ROM P.s. I love your responses to the users that gave a bad review because they couldn't read the description. ..seriously? ?? Lmao

  • (64 stars)

    by Prathibhanu Wasanthatilake on 24/04/2014

    Just awesome man!! Im left handed n since I installed a custom rom, I felt my S-Pen became useless, coz it was so out of focus. This fixed everything like a charm! Only thing is that I have to calibrate it every time I reboot the phone. Using Galaxy Not

  • (64 stars)

    by Jamie Lawrence on 31/03/2014

    Thanks loads, s pen was inaccurate on near the edge of the screen, now it isn't

  • (64 stars)

    by Tuomas Kilpeläinen on 14/03/2014

    And works as advertised. Thanks!

  • (64 stars)

    by Ashley Davis on 11/02/2014

    Doesn't work for my note 3

  • (64 stars)

    by Daniyal Khan on 14/01/2014

    Just what I was looking for as my spen was a bit off point which led to great annoyance. Thanks to this app my spen was saved :D

  • (64 stars)

    by James Bertrand on 06/01/2014

    Works as stated, and I'm curious how. Thanks