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How to disable proximity sensor for phone calls

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Default How to disable proximity sensor for phone calls

During a phone call any attempt to scroll down from the top of the screen turns the screen off.
This is caused by the proximity sensor, and according to Official Samsung representatives, cannot be disabled.

I have rooted my device.
Now, how can I disable this?

Phone: Galaxy S5, Stock (care to recommend a rom? I really can't find anything stable)

ForSale\ForTrade\BackUpPhone: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Rom: DN3 v5

ForSale\ForTrade\BackUpPhone: HTC Desire Z
Rom: CM11 unofficial by flinny

Other Android's I've Had the pleasure of having for a long period of time:
Nexus One, HTC Aria, MK808, Motorola Defy, Asus eee 1101ha (modded), Nook Simple Touch, Nexus 4
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As with most things, a simple Google search finds the answer.

Google search: s5 disable proximity sensor xda
Third search result

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