Originally Posted by npnp90
Hi all. I am an owner of S4 active i9295 ...
My menu and back buttons stopped working, but not due to water damage.
I have a solution similar to your first one, but I find that button overlays on the screen to be ugly and can get in the way. I use All In One Gestures
(I have no affiliation).
The great thing about it is that can swipe from all different angles/sides of the screen to do different things, including but not limited to the hardware buttons. I actually use it to replace my home, menu, back and power buttons now. I swipe up for home, from right bottom for back, from left bottom for menu, from bottom right for recent apps, from top right for power menu and top left for screen off. I also use Gravity Screen
as a means to turn the phone's screen both on and off. Now I only touch the power button to turn the phone on (or while in recovery/download modes).
I still use the volume buttons as I find them very convenient, but there are ways around using them as well without having to go through quick settings tiles.