I just bought a low-end Android tablet (using Android 4.2.2), and it has 6 virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen :

  • Home
  • Apps
  • Back
  • Volume down
  • Volume up
  • Screenshot

Screenshot of a Pipo M6 tablet: maybe not the same as the OP says, but definitely related to the question

I don't need the last 3, since I have physical buttons for the volume, and I rarely make screenshots. I looked for a way to remove them but couldn't find anything.

Any suggestion appreciated.


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    As I could not verify it myself, not an answer but a comment: you might wish to take a look at the Xposed module Xposed Additions. From its description: includes Full control of how the device should react during USB Plug/UnPlug and button re-map which allows you to assign new actions to click or long press of each button, including disabling it. Not sure if "disable" in this context means "remove", but certainly worth a try. Please let us know if it works, so I can make it an answer (or not :) – Izzy Dec 23 '13 at 22:10
  • Hi! Thanks for the tip. I have no computer access atm to root my tablet, but I will be able to try this by the end of the week. I will get back to you. Merry Christmas ! – 3rgo Dec 23 '13 at 23:04
  • To you too, and good luck! Looking forward to your feedback! – Izzy Dec 24 '13 at 5:47
  • Any progress made so far? Don't forget to share the solution once found :) – Izzy Jan 22 '14 at 22:06

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