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You can try Button Remapper, but I am not 100% sure if your device is supported. if its not, you could contact the dev and see if he can add support, he recently added support for the Galaxy S devices. Edit Actually, from looking at that thread, it may be supported already. I see there are "media" actions that can be changed...


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As long as your phone is rooted, you can use the excellent Button Remapper app by appelflap as a convenient workaround. What the app will let you do is remap the camera button to work as the power button. After installing the app, find the entry for "(Camera)" and set its Action to "Power" and its State to "WAKE_DROPPED". (WAKE tells the key to register ...


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My first thought was the same as Al Everett's answer but if you, for some reason, don't have that setting, you can achieve it through Tasker. New Profile -> Event -> Hardware -> choose the button event you'd like -> Done + button on the left bottom corner to add a task Phone -> End Call -> Done And you are ready to go ;)


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This is possible if you're rooted. There's two applications that I know of which give you a little persistent overlay on the side of the screen, then pop out a full set of soft buttons when you press the overlay. One is SoftKeys, the other is Button Savior. I haven't seen anything equivalent for non-rooted devices, but there is an app called SoftHome which ...


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This is a feature of CyanogenMod. Pressing and briefly holding one of the volume buttons when the screen is off will cause the music player to skip forward (volume up) or backward (volume down). The intention is that this allows you to skip tracks and whatnot without having to unlock the device. If you find it annoying then you can disable it completely in ...


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Is impossible for you to attempt to make the change withouth the device been rooted. According to XDA Developers Thread, you need to go into your system ('/system/usr/keylayout/[devicename]-keypad.kl') folder located in your root, to change the keyboard layout.


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Since Android 4, devices no longer need to have hardware soft buttons for menu, back, home etc. They are now part of the screen, provided by the OS. The menu button has now been replaced by 3 dots in the top corner of the program - if these 3 dots on top of each other are not visible, then the app hasn't been updated for ICS+, and you will not be able to ...


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This menu button is a backwards compatibility feature. It's displayed on all apps that say they are designed for a version of Android from when Android devices had physical menu buttons. (That's Froyo or earlier.) The Android system can't tell whether such an app needs the menu button or not, so it has to display it to make sure the app is usable on newer ...


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In general, when you leave an app with home, or by launching another app from the recents menu, Android keeps the state of the app around for a while. That includes the stack of which screens you've looked at, the position of scrolling things, selected items, the state of checkboxes and the text in text fields, and other such things. It'll only discard that ...


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If the phone is working normally except for the power button not responding, you most likely have a hardware issue. That is, the power button is probably physically broken. In this case, you will need to return the phone to the manufacturer or the point of purchase for a repair or replacement. Before returning the phone, copy off any personal data you wish ...


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If you're using the AOKP ICS ROMs, then there is a setting under System Settings->ROM Control->General UI->Long Press Home Action but it seems to only let you choose between different kinds of recent menu lists. I know this is a narrow part of your situation, but information for your taking nonetheless.


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To my knowledge, there is no way to do this system-wide without heavily modifying the ROM, or at least system files. Especially if ButtonRemapper doesnt show your volume keys as programmable buttons, then it won't be easy. Some apps will, however, let you customise their behaviour. For example, I know browsers such as Dolphin and Miren as well as Google ...


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The menu button will display the action overflow menu, and the action overflow "soft" button should not appear on the Action Bar. The Action Bar itself, however, will still be visible as it normally would (provided the app implements it, of course). The Android Design guidelines for the Action Bar state (emphasis mine): Action overflow The action ...


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media-button-router, already mentioned in one of your linked questions, tries to figure out what app is currently playing music and to dispatch the AVRCP events to it. In addition, it lists all apps installed, that declare to listen to AVRCP events. What makes AVRCP complicated: Some apps, like Sony's Music Unlimited, seem not to declare ...


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You phone should light up when you activate it. When an internal process either stops or wakes up you phone (like you said to start data transfer) or on other actions the lights can light up. When a process crashes my phone lights up the control keys too, usually with a buzz.


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Sorry, this is a bit of a half-answer - I haven't worked it right the way though yet - but I think you could do something like the following using the (amazing) Tasker app. ON 'Screen Off', IF current music track = "", SET Media Volume = 0 ON 'Screen On' set volume back to normal) By checking for a currently playing track, it won't mute whilst you are ...


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Button Shortcut will let you assign shortcuts to the camera and search buttons. The home button could be replaced with another home launcher-like app that handles that intent. However, I do not believe you will be able to re-map the menu and and back buttons without root access to the phone's system due to security reasons. Although within an application ...


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Generally, Back button calls onDestroy() method of current activity. But, Home button pauses the activity. This is the difference if a developer follows standard guidelines (a developer can choose not to respect this behavior). In layman's term, when you exit app with Back button and start it again from Recent Apps list, it'd be app's fresh launch. And, ...


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tl;dr: I wasn't aware of any such apps and so I've actually written an application that can do this for a university project; the user holds the volume down button for x seconds (default is 3) and a preconfigured emergency message is sent to their chosen contact(s). There are a few problems with getting this functionality however (see below). I haven't made ...


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Yes and it's called Xposed Additions - available as a free or paid version on the play store. I use it to disable the power button wake on my Galaxy S4 and replace it with the "media play/pause" function and it works flawlessly.


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I found some great info on the phone's buttons from AT&T's site too: Motorola Flipside Tutorial Closed View Earpiece: Lets you hear the caller and automated prompts. Power/Sleep: End a call / Turn off the device / Sleep mode. Micro USB: Charge the phone or connect to a PC. Menu: Press to access sub-menus with additional options for ...


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Try Facebook Button for HTC ChaCha or its lite version. It is a normal standard-abiding Android application, which installs from the Market, does not require any hacks, and works on unrooted devices — so it'll keep you warranty safe. Feel free to check also its support thread on XDA-Developers.


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A bit more playing around led me to a (if not THE) solution. I found an "enable headset buttons" check box in Meridian, which prompted me to dig further into BeyondPod, where a found a similar setting. Everything works as I'd like now. I've since gone back and checked a couple of things though, which are not quite as I expected. I thought if you ...


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To get the headset to control only one application: The application has to support receiving headset control events. In the case of Winamp, press menu --> Settings --> Enable "Control headset" If there are multiple apps that accept headset controls, you may have to disable the feature on the other apps (I'm not certain which app gets priority over ...


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I had this problem a LOT with my Thunderbolt. The solution I went with was to buy a low-profile TPU case for it and I've LOVED this solution. Not exactly what you're asking for but it might be something to consider. I chose a $5 "S-Line" case from eBay that lots of people sell. It's great and adds a lot of protection at little cost and is as low-profile as ...


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This XDA post describes how to change the key remapping. However, as the file(s) are in the /system folder, I believe one needs the device to be rooted. you need to edit the files english.us.kl and qwerty.kl found in /system/usr/keylayout folder. Open each of the 2 files and replace: "key 115 VOLUME_UP" with "key 115 DPAD_UP" "key 114 ...


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I believe it depends upon the music player app. Have you tried using another music player? In my case, I didn't encounter this issue. I have used Samsung Galaxy 3 with several music players including stock player and also with a Bluetooth headset. I think the app itself is the cause for this, which is causing screen wake-up on next/previous, and in my ...


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You can remap either of the volume buttons to be a power button. I have remapped my volume up button to power button. To remap, you should have rooted phone, with terminal emulator and busybox application you can edit the file /usr/system/keylayout/herring-keypad.kl change the line key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE to key 115 POWER WAKE And reboot your ...


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Yes, there is. The first one coming to mind (forgive me, it looks like this is one of my standard answers here meanwhile) is Tasker, the most complete automation tool for Android. It lets you define actions based on events; so for your case, you could let the event Hardware -> Camera button pressed trigger the action "Display off". You want to turn it on ...



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