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[Q] Help Disabling Power Button?

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By VinBertinelli, Senior Member on 16th January 2014, 10:19 PM
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My GS3's power button is jammed and i rebinded holding the home button down to turn off the screen. If I move the device or slightly touch the power button it thinks its being held down. I'm running a CM11 nightly, is there anyway i can edit a file and disable the button all together?
 
 
17th January 2014, 05:14 AM |#2  
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Try the xposed module Xposed Additions - you can rebind press/long press of the power button to do nothing.

Alternatively, you could edit the key files directly - check system/usr/keylayout, and open sec_keys.kl with a text editor and put a # in front of the power key line. You might have to comment out the power key line in generic.kl too, then reboot and power button will be totally disabled.

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My GS3's power button is jammed and i rebinded holding the home button down to turn off the screen. If I move the device or slightly touch the power button it thinks its being held down. I'm running a CM11 nightly, is there anyway i can edit a file and disable the button all together?

I had this same problem on my gs3 a few months ago. It is a hardware problem, not caused by your rom.

What I did, is I found a guide ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1867253 ) that walked me through flashing everything back to stock. I then took it to the store, and they hooked me up with a replacement.

The guy at the counter had never seen it before, but it was clear that it was a hardware malfunction, and therefore not my fault.

Maybe you can do the same

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I had this same problem on my gs3 a few months ago. It is a hardware problem, not caused by your rom.

What I did, is I found a guide (use Google, I can't remember where it was) that walked me through flashing everything back to stock. I then took it to the store, and they hooked me up with a replacement.

The guy at the counter had never seen it before, but it was clear that it was a hardware malfunction, and therefore not my fault.

Maybe you can do the same

I would do this as well but I don't think I can flash the unsecure bootloader on the replacement.

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I read it some where on this by ThePagel, he smacked his phone button against some hard plastic object and it fixed the button issue. I suggest to wrap your phone with a towel then smack the button against a wood table....do it at your own risk!! and ThePagel can chime in if you like..
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Try the xposed module Xposed Additions - you can rebind press/long press of the power button to do nothing.

Alternatively, you could edit the key files directly - check system/usr/keylayout, and open sec_keys.kl with a text editor and put a # in front of the power key line. You might have to comment out the power key line in generic.kl too, then reboot and power button will be totally disabled.

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I just downloaded that module and when I press add new button, it asks me to press it but it doesn't receive the input, the button just does what it normally does. Is this because I'm on kitkat?

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I would do this as well but I don't think I can flash the unsecure bootloader on the replacement.

Good point. I don't know if the replacement would have the new bootloader that can't (as of now) be unlocked or not

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I'm gonna have to say its a software glitch for the power button. Its happen to me before. Wipe data and cache is the only thing that fixed it

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