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I have a Nexus S, and Button Remapper that I see suggested is not working on 2.3 gingerbread for remapping the search/assist button as a power button (because Nexus S power button is known to be fragile).

Is there an alternative to remap the key? Device is rooted, in case that helps.

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If you don't mind, I would suggest a custom launcher, such as ADW. The advantage is that you can change the Search button without changing ROMs, the disadvantage: It only works on the launcher, and not throughout the ROM. –  Raghd Hamzeh Dec 23 '12 at 20:41
    
Thanks, i'll do that if nothing else works out. Still looking for some other solution tho. –  Sumesh Dec 24 '12 at 3:06
    
How exactly do I remap search button on ADW? I installed it, and it has improved a lot since I used it months ago! –  Sumesh Dec 24 '12 at 11:41

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