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Using the volume rocker to wake screen - solutions?

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22nd May 2014, 09:12 AM   |  #1  
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Hi Guys,

I know many A500 users have had problems with the power switch. I've managed to repair mine with glue but I don't want to continue using it unless I have to.

Spent all night looking for a way of using the volume buttons to wake the A500 but there's really not many options.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pp.powervolume

This is the only app I've found, it works flawlessly on 4.0.3 Stock and 4.4.2 OmniROM! Though I can't comment on battery life yet, it does run a background process constantly as a solution so it's entirely ideal.

I have tried editing the hard keys within the system but even with the volume keys assigned to 'wake', nothing happens? This was the case on 3 different ROMs. More information detailed here:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ake-phone.html

I'm wondering if there's something in the A500 setup that ignores hard keys once it's locked.

There is also a standard feature in 4.4.2 to enable 'Wake on button press', however this option doesn't save/work on the 4.4.2 OmniROM.

Does anybody know how to get the hard keys remapped properly?

10th June 2014, 11:12 AM   |  #2  
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That app might be your best bet. To wake with the volume button you will need special custom kernel and would require a wake-lock. And the wake-lock will drain battery.
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