All buttons (soft or hard) such as power, home,volume up/down and issues with them.

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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I am using Moto G3 TE. I was happy with the 5th version but because the frequent alert for 6th version was killing me, I gave up and updated to Marshmallow. It's been like 8 days and now my mobile is ...
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HTC One X soft keys not working for 4hours now

The soft keys of my HTC One X aren't working for 4hours now. I've restarted it many times but still the problem persists. The screen is normal, just the back, recent app and home key aren't. Could it ...
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How to send the “open menu” command to an application

So, I have an application I'm trying to use, and on one phone, the buttons are soft-buttons on-screen, and on the other phone, the buttons are hardware buttons. On the hardware button phone, when I ...
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Making “running apps” button single click

I have a huawei y560 running android 5.1.1. There's a hardware button at the bottom right of my smartphone (device originally used to call people, now equivalent to a small computer) which displays ...
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Power button triggers volume up instead of its default behavior

I have Cubot S168 running Android 4.4. Most of the times (but not always) when I press the power button, instead of correctly lock/unlock the screen, it turns up the volume. When this happens, if I ...
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Restore power button to default behaviour

I have LG G2 (D801) on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, rooted. The power button stopped working. I am pretty sure an app messed up its behavior - I don't know which one of the many I recently un/installed ...
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Motorola RAZR D3 power button doesn't (un)lock screen

I have Motorola RAZR D3, and when I press the power button, nothing happens: If the device goes to lock screen (after 5s), I can't unlock it with the power button, and the only way is using the soft ...
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Power button is not responsive when being hold on LG Optimus F3

I have an LG Optimus F3. Last night, I wanted to screenshot something, but holding the power button didn't do anything. I can press it and the screen would turn on/off, but there's no response when ...
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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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Holding power button doesn't work on Nexus 4

My Nexus 4's power button's hold function is not working. I can lock my screen, but anything which involves me having to hold the power button isn't working. I'm scared to even wait for my phone to ...
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Power button replacement (Remap) [duplicate]

Somehow I broked up my Samsung Galaxy S (rooted) power button, so I can't power it on. I powered it on using PC ADB command and remapped Home button to be a power button (long pressing it shows "Power ...
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Remapping power and volume keys

My power button has broken so I'm trying to use the volume up key as the power button instead. My phone is a rooted Sony Xperia Go ST27i running Android 4.1.2. I've tried ButtonRemapper, but this ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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Disable hardware keys on Cyanogenmod 12.1 / SM-T800 (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I've hated the hardware keys on my Samsung tablet since I bought it. Even after a year, I have to be careful not to brush the keys with my palm or else I'm suddenly exiting the book I'm reading or web ...
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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How can I change the disposition of the buttons in navbar?

As the title says I would like to know how you can modify the navigation bar buttons so that the "back" and "recent tasks" buttons get inverted. Have a good day !
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How to override the long hold center button feature of the Amazon Fire phone?

Because it always triggers the annoying "Hello" lady and usually she will say "I did not get that" in my pocket. That usually freaks me out. There is a temporary way to disable it, but once it's ...
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How can I disable the softkey backlight?

I've been using Voodoo Display Filter to dim my screen further than the normal minimum at night, and it works great. I want to do the same thing with the backlight for my touch buttons since it's ...
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Press back button by accident

I own a samsung a5 and would like to either install stock android or just move the buttons so the back button is not on the physical phone (but instead on the screen) so that I don't accidentally hit ...
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Hide buttons overlay (e.g. 5 second burst) on Google Camera

I have been getting overlays as such on my Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and now my Nexus 6P - haven't noticed exactly when they start to appear and have yet to find a way to disable them - please take a look at ...
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Trying to remap my hardware buttons

Since I have a broken back button I have remapped my buttons in such a way that my original volume up button functions as a menu button, and my original menu button as the back button. I've done this ...
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Is there any way to disable/enable the back button?

The back button annoys me in some apps so I want to disable it in certain time and will enable it later. Is there any way to do it ? p/s : I use Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Android 4.1.2, rooted.
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Soft buttons don't work

Some on screen buttons of my Motorola moto g 2nd, do not respond until I reboot the phone. After reboot it works fine, after using it for sometime it happens again. Usually my home button stops ...
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Enable software menu without virtual keys

I have a broken touch screen at the bottom of my Jiayu G45 (Android 4.2.2) phone. Thus the capacitive buttons are not available any more. I've found a program (Soft Buttons) which enables software ...
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Reconfiguring volume up and down buttons?

A few days ago, I came to know about apps such as Tasker and Locale. Today, I have purchased the Tasker app from Google Play. I have spent around more than an hour, going around and exploring the app. ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn ...
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What is the offical name of the third on-screen button?

I am searching for the official name of the third (right) android on-screen button. The left and middle button are clear: Left: Back button Middle: Home button Right: ??? Please include a ...
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Prevent Accidental Reboots when holding down the power button

I often end up accidentally rebooting my Nexus 6 while having it in my pocket, because the power buttons gets pushed for more than 10 seconds. Considering the long boot times, this can be very ...
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Alcatel One Touch S'Pop remap power button

How can I remap the camera button to work as a power button? I have a rooted Alcatel One Touch S'Pop. I edited system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl by copy-pasting POWER WAKE string from the power button ...
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How can I install Jelly Bean on a Micromax Funbook P275?

I have a Micromax Funbook P275 tablet with Android 4.0.4 ICS installed, and I want to install 4.2 Jelly Bean on it, using this guide. Since the P275 doesn't have hardware buttons for volume up/down, ...
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Change mapping of Hardware buttons in an un-rooted device?

How can I change the mapping of my un-rooted device's buttons like swapping the volume buttons? My device is a Sony Xperia E C1505
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Bind action to hardware key combination

I know that long-pressing power + volume down hardware buttons for a second or so on any screen takes a screenshot - I was hoping to bind an action to the power + volume up combination (specifically I ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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Is there a way to send an emergency text and/or email by holding down either of the volume buttons?

A friend of mine recently developed a medical condition that causes sudden shortness of breath, and in one instance, caused her to pass out. In that instance, she said she lost her vision first, so ...
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Mute button doesn't switch off when calling someone

I recently rooted and installed CyanogenMod9 on my Galaxy Ace (Model GT-S5830). It's working normally, except for the mute button when I make a call. It stays turned on, and it doesn't switch off. ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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Missing MENU button

I have an application, which uses MENU button for navigation purposes. Some devices doesn't have this button. I have tried long pressing app switch button, but it is not working.
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How do I swap (reassign) the capacitative hardware keys MENU and BACK on a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo?

I am on Cyanogenmod 12.1 on a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo. I found various answers on how to reassign hardware keys on Android devices, but they were always specifically for other devices and did not ...
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Navigation Buttons (Back, Home, Menu, etc.) in the Notification/Statusbar?

I am remotely controlling an old Nexus One attached and talking to a Lego NXT robot. The Nexus One has a broken Home button. In the past I remember overcoming that by finding an app which added an ...
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Is it possible to change navigation buttons after a Cyanogenmod theme has been applied?

I'm currently using a Cyanogenmod theme (Lumin). I only checked the "Style" option in the Cyanogenmod theme selector. I really like how the status bar/ drop down menu looks and other elements. ...
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Can I make my phone start recording sound without removing it from my pocket?

Sometimes I would like to record sound from my Android phone, very quickly, without having to touch the screen. (Example: record funny situations in the street, funny sounds, etc. ) Can we launch ...
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How to reorder bottom navigation bar buttons?

Is there any way to reorder the soft buttons at the bottom navigation bar on Android? I have a tablet (Teclast X98, KitKat), which has the following layout: This layout is really bad, because the ...
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Force Show Menu button (Soft keys)

I've updated to the latest nightly build of Pacman ROM, and then updated it through recovery (wiped: cache and Dalvik Cache) and the system boot up and everything works great but there are 2 exrea ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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No OK button in recovery mode on MyPhone Agua Rio Fun

I bought a new smartphone, MyPhone Agua Rio Fun (a local brand in Philippines). It's actually a pretty good phone in my book, but the storage in this thing is terrible! I found a way to solve it, but ...
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How to prepare touchscreen-based Android device for [emergency] calling using only hardware buttons?

If my touchscreen Android phone gets smashed I expect that it can happen that only touchscreen is broken (as it seems to be the most fragile part) while the device itself able to function somehow; and ...
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Prevent Apps from Hiding Navigation Bar

I am using CyanogenMod 12 (Lollipop) and I have Expanded Desktop disabled for all apps. However, there are some apps that either "minimize" my Navigation Bar, turning the buttons into small dots and ...
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Show an app's context menu on Nexus 7

My Galaxy S1 (Gingerbread) has a context menu button below the lower left of the screen which brings up various extra soft-buttons. For example, in the Twitter app, I use this to pop-up an additional ...
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Android 4.4 default button restoration? [duplicate]

Android 4.4 comes with an app button in the bottom panel. If it gets deleted, how do I get it back?