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[Q] Other ways to turn on/off the screen without using the hardware button

27th August 2014, 11:11 PM   |  #1  
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I'm wondering if there's a way (app or manual edit of system files) to make the hardware buttons less used to keep them from getting soft

and for that I'm mainly focusing on the power button as it is frequently used, I have two ideas:
- taking the gesture from the new M8 which is by double tapping the screen, if you're a developer please tell me if it's possible to take that function from the M8 maybe edit it and make it work on the One Max!

- We have a great special thing called fingerprint scanner, and since it's not that good at identifying the owner's fingerprint but always works at identifying fingerprints of people, maybe we can use it to wake up screen by simply swiping the finger over it!

So here is my question and here are my ideas, if you have a good answer for me please share it in the comments!
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18th March 2015, 09:30 AM   |  #2  
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Also looking for a way to do it, but in my case the reason is my power button stopped working and the only way to wake the device is by plugging a charger. What could I use else before having it fixed by service?
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18th March 2015, 12:16 PM   |  #3  
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for switching off i use nova launcher with the app "screen off and lock"

DoubleTap on screen now the max going off. (i do this with all phones)

But switching on with doubleTap i always searching how it can work. I have
no idea
18th March 2015, 09:43 PM   |  #4  
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my understanding is that without a modded kernel, turning screen ON with touchscreen taps is a no go.

an alternate is to use something like the xposed sense 6 toolkit feature "wake screen with volume buttons". granted it still uses hardware buttons, but at least the power button wont have to take as much "abuse" anymore.

for turning screen off, sense 6 tookit offers gestures on the homescreen. i have mapped swipe down to screen off.

i vaguely remember reading about another xposed mod that can map double tap on status bar to screen off.

just my 2 cents!

edit: i m using another xposed mod called "sense 6 lockscreen mods" that enables double tap to screen off on the lockscreen.

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