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My Captivate Glide's power button is broken, I was hoping to remap the a hardware key in the keyboard layout folder so that i may use a different key as the power button once the device is on. I was wondering if the change to the layout file would only be applied after boot or if i can use the assigned key to power on the phone as well?

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    Mr. Spock's logic suggests: No. As before the device is powered up, how should it read the contents of your keayboard layout folder?
    – Izzy
    Nov 30, 2013 at 16:21
  • @Izzy thanks for the reply, by extension that would mean kernel changes would have no effect either and the only other way would be a hardware modification. As there is no other solution short of repair, keyboard mapping will have to suffice. Thanks again for the reply.
    – Ant
    Dec 1, 2013 at 2:15
  • That's correct, yes. Unfortunately, short of turning it in for repair, I see no other solution.
    – Izzy
    Dec 1, 2013 at 10:20
  • Remapping power and volume keys
    – Firelord
    Sep 13, 2015 at 21:28

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