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

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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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CM9 skips to the next song, even on short presses

I have a Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan, and the option to skip to the next / previous songs on a long press of the volume buttons is active. ...
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Android Jelly Bean: fix search button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn’t find installed apps I just upgraded my Nexus S from Android 4.0.something (I forget the ...
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Can (ringer) volume only be locked by hacks/apps or is there a easy way? [duplicate]

I tried several apps to lock the volume button, because when touching them acidentally this always changes my ringer volume. This seems to be default function of volume button - change the ringer ...
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My phone's power button has gone bad. Can I use my computer to send a USB command to start the phone up?

I got an old phone: an HTC WildFire S. Everything works fine, except that the power button has gone bad. Can I start the phone from my computer over a USB connection somehow?
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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 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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How can I get to Settings if there is no physical settings button?

I just got a Samsung S5 and it has a physical Back, Home and Task Manager button. No settings button ... some apps I use do not have a settings button (I guess it sees the physical buttons and assumes ...
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Help to understand working of powerbutton and volume rockers

I want to understand the workings of power button and volume rockers in Android devices, which are associated with the kernel driver of these keys. What happens in the kernel driver and boot loader ...
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restart Android phone when power button stopped working

The power button on my Nextbit Robin has stopped working. After some investigation, it would appear that the volume down button doesn't work, either, so, I'm 99% certain that it's a software issue (...
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How to boot with a volume button?

I have a motorola-moto-g which has a broken power button. I tried to fix my button by gluing it but now it seems that the button connection is somehow isolated and unworking completely, similar to ...
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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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Volume buttons unexpectedly started waking the phone from - how to disable?

When my phone is locked and the screen is off, I could usually wake it up only by pressing the home or power buttons. Now, the screen also wakes when I press a volume button. This started happening ...
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How can I use the camera button to pause/resume mp3?

How can I change camera button functionally and use it (or any other physical button) to pause/resume mp3 in a media player app? It is very important for my, because I want be able to pause/resume mp3 ...
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How to make a “system” screenshot with ButtonMapper

Since a recent update of ButtonMapper the functionality to make a "system screenshot" (if you have root) seemed to be replaced by a "app screenshot", which is limited in some apps as Instagram of ...
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Disable Volume and Power button screenshot

Pressing Volume (-Up or -Down) and Power button takes automatic screenshot. Can I disable this feature? (I often grab my phone and press those buttons by mistake). I use OnePlus with OxygenOS 9.
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How can I hide soft buttons?

I have a tablet with 3 soft buttons (Back, Home, Recent) with Android 7.1. Is there some way to hide them (and consequently use the full available screen), or at least dim them? (They are ...
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I need help identifying a feature

I have been using an app called Foodpanda that is able to show a button on top of other apps and, on the home screen. It makes this little button which I have marked in the screenshots below with an ...
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Unwanted outgoing phone calls

Occasionally, when I flip the lid of my phone and put it on the table, the phone calls the primary number of the contact with which I communicated last (by phone or text message). I suspect that some ...
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What can I do to fix the volume button back onto my Moto M?

Heres a set of pictures depicting the problem. Any form of help will be much appreciated !!!
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Assign physical camera button to another app

Is there a way to assign the physical camera button to a camera-app other than the default camera app? So, if the camera button is pressed, a specific app should start up. If possible, it should ...
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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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Can I use side buttons of my phone to turn (by holding) next/prev track without root?

I have xperia M. It has normal walkman player. But choosing music is not comfortable, it needs taking out my phone from a pocket. How can I custom side volume buttons to turn next/prev. track by ...
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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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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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Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons not working

Suddenly, Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons are not working. No amount of rebooting or taking out the battery work. I saw somewhere that clearing the Dalvik cache might work, but I got as far as ...
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Search2Play broke my Samsung Infuse's back button. How can I fix it?

I have a Samsung Infuse 4G, rooted and unlocked. I installed Search2Play and it broke my back button. I uninstalled and unrooted, then rerooted, but the back button is still not working. Could ...
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Is there a way to disable the power button on Android 9?

I have an alarm clock app that disables the power button when alarming (to prevent from turning off the phone). This option works fine on my ancient android phone, but it doesn't work somehow on ...
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Accessing the home screen without the capacitive home button?

I dropped my OnePlus One, and now the bottom half of the touchscreen doesn't work. I connected a mouse to disable the lock screen, and I can now work with most apps (apart from Strava and the Camera) ...
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Detect Apple-compatible headphone keys

My headphones have 3 buttons but unfortunately only central one (Play/Pause toggle) is recognised as a "Headphone button". I'm currently using Button Mapper Pro to make the double click work as "Next ...
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z3 play not starting

I have a motorola z3 play used for about 12 months. It has worked fine and all of a sudden it crashed. It does not start on pressing power button. I am able to charge it and also take it to fastboot ...
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How to have volume rocker control a master volume that controls media and ringer volumes?

Rule 0 of using a phone is it's ok to make a sound or it's not ok to make a sound. (notification alerts need to be separate from ringer but someone already asked that question) Notification alerts can ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...
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Map the home button to wakeup device on lineage os 16 (android 9.0)

I have a Samsung j5 2015 j500H with lineage os 16 installed (android pie) this rom doesn't have an option to control the mapping of the home button (maybe that just because there are no phones with ...
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home button swipe function: anyway to add that back without replacing the hold home button function?

Here's the one I'm talking about https://winaero.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/google-now-no-swipe-action.png Reason I want it back is so I'll have an extra key shortcut available to use . I'm ...
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Reassign Bixby button on rooted S10

I never use Bixby on my rooted Galaxy S10e, so I would like to repurpose the Bixby button, for instance as camera shutter or to open an app of my choice. Question: How to do that? Note: I tried ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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How to press & long press the “back” key with a terminal command?

We manage Zebra Mobile computing units running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow through an MDM. For some reason, the MDM interface doesn't show the Android buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, home, ...
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

I'm trying to fix a phone (LG G3 Stylus) that has been badly injured, so now the touchsreen doesn't work, and the only button that works is the volume-up one. I need to backup some stuff (notes, ...
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Will an S4 boot and run without a volume button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a dented/stuck volume button (causing any attempt to boot to end at the screen that asks whether I really want to install a custom OS because the smartphone perceives ...
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Customize on-screen function buttons on Insignia Flex tablet

We just bought an inexpensive, low-end Android Tablet (the Insignia Flex 8") running Android 6.0. The navigation bar buttons (which are also called, apparently, the "Home Touch buttons", "On-Screen ...
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What buttons are required on android device?

Typically there are three buttons on the device a back button home button and an overview button. Which of these buttons are required by the standard or de facto standard?
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Where are actions of buttons' long pressing stored?

I want to remap the long press action of the menu button to open the dialog box that appears when the power button is long pressed. I know the keybinds are stored mainly in /system/usr/keylayout/...
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Can't edit files in /sys/ folder

Is there any way to edit files in sys folder? I want to do that because buttons backlight on new rom is off, probably because I turned it off on previous rom and now I dont have backlight buttons ...
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Galaxy S6 Edge unresponsive Download Mode Screen

Worth noting my home button doesn't work (although the fingerprint scanner does). I'm able to access the 'Warning: A custom os can cause critical problems..' screen by holding down my power button and ...
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How to double tap to open video feature of camera app?

I have a clip-on that I sometimes carry my phone in. When clipped in, it is not possible to interact with the screen. However, I still have access to the buttons on the side, so the double-tap to ...
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Galaxy A5: How to set power button to reject calls (no root)

I've found in Settings/Answering and ending calls how to answer by pressing Home key and how to end a call by pressing the Power key. Is there any other possibility to assign the power key in order to ...
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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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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. However,...
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How to change soft key actions

I have a HTC one v, rooted, stock ROM. The home, back and recent app keys are touch on the glass, but not on the actual screen. In some Roms, it gives you the option to change what it does, but not in ...