The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a beautiful 4.65-inch 720p HD display, but that measurement can be a bit misleading since a good portion of the screen is constantly occupied by a row of on-screen navigation buttons. Unless you only use the Galaxy Nexus as a dedicated YouTube player, you’ve probably noticed that very few apps allow the user to minimize the virtual buttons in favor of expanding the content to fit the screen. It’s not a big deal in most instances, however, it can become a nuisance when playing games because the buttons have the propensity to get in the way during gameplay. Besides, wouldn’t it be nice to make use of all 4.65″ of screen real estate on your terms, especially for entertainment purposes? That’s exactly what mrx8836350 from XDA thought, so he decided to develop a handy mod to make it all happen.
The video below shows the full screen mod in action, displaying all 1280 x 720 resolution in all its glory during regular UI navigation and while playing games. A custom set of virtual buttons can be recalled by using an app in the Market called Button Savior. The obvious downside of using this setup is that you’re basically giving up the convenience of having the buttons directly accessible at all times. I’d also be willing to bet that there are some stability issues at work, too. Still, if making use of the entire screen is important to you, head over to XDA-developers to learn more (advanced users).
Source: XDA via reddit