I find the power button hard to press with one hand. Pressing an optical trackpad (trackball) would be much more convenient. Are there any hacks for this?

  • are you referring to "waking up from sleep" or "turning on from shutdown"? If it's the latter, I believe you'd need to at least hack the phone's firmware (assuming htc does not hardwire the power on logic); the former should be trivial. – Lie Ryan Dec 2 '10 at 23:37
  • At least waking up from sleep. – Denis Nikolaenko Dec 3 '10 at 1:06

I think turning on from shutdown is not possible without messing with the hardware. I have a nexus one which is basically the HTC desire and using cyanogen mod i've been able to use the trackball to wake from sleep etc. You will need to root etc and probably will void your warranty whatsoever.

Try the following link for more info:


also google cyanogen mod (i can only post one link at a time)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.