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On one phone of mine that is running Android 10, I installed Nova Launcher since I like the things I can customise. One thing that unfortunately happened after setting Nova as my Launcher/Home application, is that I lost the Gesture Navigation, and was reverted back to the standard 3-button navigation.

To my dismay, in Android 10, only 2-button navigation or 3-button navigation is available when using a 3rd party Launcher/Home application. This and the background are also mentioned in the help pages of Nova Launcher.

Fortunately, there is a way to activate the Gesture Navigation by the use of Android Debug Bridge (ADB). This requires you have ADB installed and a connection authorised.

Enable gestures

adb shell cmd overlay enable

Disable gestures

adb shell cmd overlay disable

Source - Gadget Hacks

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