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Anyone know if it is possible to swap the mapping of the home/back buttons? I use the back button more often than the home button and find the location of the home button easier to reach in general. I realize I can't change the actual hardware icon ... looking for a software fix.
 
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Anyone know if it is possible to swap the mapping of the home/back buttons? I use the back button more often than the home button and find the location of the home button easier to reach in general. I realize I can't change the actual hardware icon ... looking for a software fix.
You can try the "Xposed Additions" module that remaps hardware keys but not positive if it will work, never used it on this phone.
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Anyone know if it is possible to swap the mapping of the home/back buttons? I use the back button more often than the home button and find the location of the home button easier to reach in general. I realize I can't change the actual hardware icon ... looking for a software fix.
There are some options that can help with this in the ViperMAX ROM:

1. In tweaks you can set custom mappings for short press, double press, long press and swipe action for the home hardware key. The same can be done for the back key (except for the swipe action, if I'm not mistaken).

2. You can enable PIE, which basically allows you to slide your finger from the side of the screen to pop-up customizable software buttons on the screen. I use this for the same reason you describe (to make my most common actions easily accessible with my right thumb). In-fact I use PIE to pop-up software buttons to do things like "back", "pull down notifications" and "home"...

If you take advantage of those tweaks, it is easily enough to suite your needs and more.
 
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Anyone know if it is possible to swap the mapping of the home/back buttons? I use the back button more often than the home button and find the location of the home button easier to reach in general. I realize I can't change the actual hardware icon ... looking for a software fix.
Yes, it possible software wise. I'll pm how to. File explorer needed with root access.
It can be done with Sence or Aosp, stock or custom ROMs. I edit this ever device I have to suit my needs. I like running full screen, no status bar nor navigation bar. One reason I like my Max. Full 5.9 viewing area.
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