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[Q] Disable hardware buttons

26th February 2014, 08:12 AM   |  #1  
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I would like to disable the hardware buttons from my Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 since I already made the softkeys visible by changing the /system/build.prop file.

I found HowTo's for other Samsung devices. All of them proposed a modification of the /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl file by deactivating the mappings for the keys 139, 158 and 172 (see this thread). Unfortunately, this isn't working for my Tab 3.

Can someone give my advice in this topic?

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26th February 2014, 11:52 PM   |  #2  
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Im curious what edit you made to enable the soft keys

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27th February 2014, 12:52 PM   |  #3  
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I added qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 to the end of /system/build.prop. If you are interested in the source I could post a link, even if I'm not sure whether external links are accepted.
27th February 2014, 10:15 PM   |  #4  
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I've got mine disabled and all you do is put # in front of the key mappings.

What I want to know is how to switch the back key (which defaults to the right) and the menu key (which defaults to the left). It's a pain to have the back key on the right.

Anyone know how to swap them, I've tried different steps for galaxy devices and nothing's working.
28th February 2014, 08:04 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks for your answer, but this isn't working for me. I prepended the 3 lines with a # and rebooted the device. But the three hardware buttons are still working
28th February 2014, 08:57 AM   |  #6  
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I've got mine disabled and all you do is put # in front of the key mappings.

Do you talk about the mappings in the Generic.kl file? I just opened the other *.kl files and noticed keymappings for the same keys in many other files, like vnc-kbd.kl
28th February 2014, 10:31 AM   |  #7  
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Do you talk about the mappings in the Generic.kl file? I just opened the other *.kl files and noticed keymappings for the same keys in many other files, like vnc-kbd.kl

Open up sec_touchscreen.kl and place a # in front of key 139 MENU and key 158 BACK.

This will disable the Samsung buttons.
28th February 2014, 11:35 AM   |  #8  
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Open up sec_touchscreen.kl and place a # in front of key 139 MENU and key 158 BACK.

This will disable the Samsung buttons.

Thank you! The back button is disabled but the center Home button is still working. Any advice for this?
28th February 2014, 11:47 AM   |  #9  
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Thank you! The back button is disabled but the center Home button is still working. Any advice for this?

Comment out HOME button in gpio-keys.kl
2nd March 2014, 12:15 PM   |  #10  
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When you added the soft keys did it make the launcher bar at the bottom move up and overlap the page dots for the home pages? I turned them on in gravity box and thats what happened.
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