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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I was facing a similar error with the Nexus 5. Safe mode and wiping the cache partition were not working for me. People also complaining about not be able to use the adb commands because the phone ...
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

Your problem is in two parts: Unable to get power menu, which you could solve thanks to Andrew's answer You have a non-functional Google assistant (why do they even roll it out to countries where it ...
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Long-pressing power button shows Assistant, how to restart the device?

Long pressing the power button is still the standard gesture to show the power menu, including the restart option. However, the Assistant is likely due to the system gesture setting. At least for ...
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

The screenshot shortcut has not changed. I have my suspicions that your issue stems from not pressing power+volume down simultaneously (at nearly the same time), but that instead you are likely ...
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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

AFAIK, there are 3 solutions for this issue (try it in below order): (2 & 3 need adb drivers or terminal app) Switch to guest and come back Settings->Users->Guest (or) Swipe down the ...
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How to disable bottom app toolbar on Samsung Tab running Android 12?

The "bottom app toolbar" is known as the Taskbar and has been introduced since Android 12L. To disable it, go to Settings - Display, and then toggle "Taskbar" off. Image courtesy ...
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How to send the "open menu" command to an application

You can long hold the recents button on your device and that will open the menu. In case you have root access and the above didn't work, you can still do it without using adb. Just open a terminal ...
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Long-pressing power button shows Assistant, how to restart the device?

On a Pixel Device Power + volume up pressed simultaneously will give you options to restart amongst others Note: You won't find the bug report option unless you enable it from developer options (...
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Is it possible to use an app to disable the power button from switching the phone off?

No, it's not possible. The functionality to turn off the device if the power button is held down is at a very low level of the system, so that even if Android gets into some broken state, the user can ...
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Activate screen buttons on the CyanogenMod

Edit /system/build.prop and add the line qemu.hw.mainkeys=0. Save and reboot. Should you want to revert, change that "0" to "1". Alternatively, use a non-native solution such as LMT Launcher.
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How to boot with a volume button?

As mentioned here, with some charge in your battery connecting to a PC or laptop via USB should work for Motorola Moto G. If this does not work for you try the below steps/solution. Below methods ...
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restart Android phone when power button stopped working

It would appear that the only way to reboot the device in the case where the phone is not rooted and when the power button is unavailable is through adb. As per StackOverflow, it would appear that ...
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How do I change the Umi Super's shortcut button to take screenshots?

Install Xposed edge module (see the help and support section on basics of how to use this module) Select Keys from main menu and tap to reveal the next screen which has hardware keys listed (You can ...
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Honor 8 : Is there a way of taking a screenshot without using the power button?

Since you mentioned that internet is censored in your country, here are two links, that describe how to take a screen shot without a power button. Youtube, specifically for Honor 8 How to take a ...
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How can I switch keyboards using gesture navigation only(no navigation bar)? (OnePlus 5t)

Android 9 "improved" this problem, as navigation bar is default hidden. My Bank app has a feature which is a keyboard and helps a lot to make payments during chats in WhatsApp and SMS, but now it's ...
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How can I switch keyboards using gesture navigation only(no navigation bar)? (OnePlus 5t)

Some keyboards may provide such features. E.g., Gboard allows you to hold the spacebar to bring up different languages and input methods. I've tried some Chinese keyboards as well, but I don't ...
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How To Map Joypad Axis To Button?

From the Split axes documentation: A split axis maps a Linux axis code to two Android axis code names, such that values less than or greater than a threshold are split across two different axes when ...
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How to make a "system" screenshot with ButtonMapper

the developer build this in but you have to know... if you want a system screenshot instead of a limited app screenshot do the following in ButtonMapper: be sure to have root access press the 3 dots ...
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How can I remap my camera button to switch back and forth between two apps?

I still don't know how to make this work, but I ended up using the app Full Screen Gestures instead. It lets you configure actions for when you swipe inwards from the screen edges, and I simply ...
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Disable Volume and Power button screenshot

For the moment, you unfortunately can't unless your phone is rooted. A user submitted a suggestion to have Option to disable screenshot using volume down and power button for OnePlus 6T. On the same ...
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How can I reboot my phone without the power or volume buttons?

Use the Scheduled Power On/Off features available in the Accessibility setting to turn it off, then back on a minute or two later.
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How can I hide soft buttons?

Navigation Gestures for Android, featured app on XDA Developers will work for you. Its free for most of the features. It hides the navigation bar completely and enables gestures to operate the phone. ...
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Menu button for very old apps in Android 7

This might help you: Xperia/AOSP NavBar Buttons. A pre requirement is root access and Xposed. I found only this alternative way for your device for the menu bar, but it might not worth. Or try Custom ...
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I need help identifying a feature

I found out that the feature is Draw over other apps. Funnily, this is not a permission that needs to be granted. I've confirmed this. When I disable that permission, the app cannot draw that button....
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

If you aren't seeing it in adb the try killing the adb server first with adb kill-server If still nothing, you may be missing adb keys files.
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Is it possible to simulate a button press on an Android application from another application (Android or Desktop)?

You can use adb command to simulate touch adb shell input tap x y where x y are the co-ordinates of the pixels on the screen to be tapped.
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Unwanted outgoing phone calls

Depending on where the phone app icon is on your screen, it’s can be very easy to tap it twice. Once to start the phone app and a second time to select the phone instead of contacts, call logs or ...
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What can I do to fix the volume button back onto my Moto M?

Your best option is to take the phone to an Authorised Motorola Service Center to get it repaired, but it may be possible to attempt it yourself. As there are no iFixIt guides available currently, ...
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Volume up key to answer call

Alternatively with Tasker; Now for the Task: Task 1 Answering the call Create a named task : Action: Phone >> Take Call (click images for larger variants) Exit out of the task. Task 2 Ending ...
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Assign physical camera button to another app

Yes there is a way, but your device has to be rooted. First you have to install Xposed Framework, than download and install an Xposed module called Xposed Additions or Physical Button Music Control. ...
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