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Hello All. I've used these forums many many many times and have never had to ask a question... until now.

I had/have an issue with my headphone jack, and watched/followed a teardown vid to take apart my phone to check if there was anything I could do to fix the issue myself before calling in the big guns. I did not fix the issue, put the phone back together. during the teardown/put back there were no issues, but once I got it back together the home key would not work. I rebooted, no help. I took the phone apart again, checked to see if I damaged anything- saw nothing. Home key still would not work... properly. It is randomly working, but not when I press it. Every few seconds, or every few minutes it will long-press on its own and bring up task manager. My phone is out of warranty, and i'm sure i cannot afford to send it in to be repaired. Does anyone know if this is a software or hardware issue? I know it's my fault and I don't care about the headphone j ;ack anymore. I just need my phone to stop randomly opening the task manager. I installed a softkey home button app just so I can get to homepage without banging the back button (which still works, as does the menu - the homekey will sometimes bring up the menu as well) a million times. I would like to fix the issue, but at the very least i can live with disabling the home key and using softkeys. will rooting help? right now i am backing up my stuff so that I can do a factory reset. If that doesn't work I will need some advice, and I know you genius' have a few cents worth. PLEASE HELP ME!

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Replace home key pad...
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