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28th August 2012, 02:43 PM   |  #1  
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I found out a way to temporarily disable back light on the soft keys on my non-rooted HOX. It kind of works most of the times and is active until you lock the device.

First, download "Screen filter" from the Play store

Activate the screen filter to your liking, I recommend putting a widget on your home screen and un-tick the "enable soft-key backlight"

Now comes the extremely unscientific trick to get the soft key to be turned off, press the power key on your device to lock and unlock your device until it "forgets" to turn on the soft key back light!

I do this almost every night and usually works after 3 or 4 tries.

Maybe there is a better solution out there for the people who have not rooted their device?
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I found out a way to temporarily disable back light on the soft keys on my non-rooted HOX. It kind of works most of the times and is active until you lock the device.

First, download "Screen filter" from the Play store

Activate the screen filter to your liking, I recommend putting a widget on your home screen and un-tick the "enable soft-key backlight"

Now comes the extremely unscientific trick to get the soft key to be turned off, press the power key on your device to lock and unlock your device until it "forgets" to turn on the soft key back light!

I do this almost every night and usually works after 3 or 4 tries.

Maybe there is a better solution out there for the people who have not rooted their device?

Edit: my bad didn't notice the not rooted part

I think there is? Adjbrightness or how it's called, but it needs root. Or you can just shut the backlight completely like I did with an easy framework change.

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29th August 2012, 05:38 AM   |  #3  
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There's another dirty trick. Press and hold your power button, till the capacitive buttons start to blink, when they are off, during the blinking process, release the power button, this will turn them off

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There's another dirty trick. Press and hold your power button, till the capacitive buttons start to blink, when they are off, during the blinking process, release the power button, this will turn them off

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This is actually easier, thanks mate!
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This is actually easier, thanks mate!

How do you turn them back on again?
7th March 2013, 10:43 PM   |  #6  
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How do you turn them back on again?

Just switch the screen off and on again

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Just switch the screen off and on again

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Thanks for getting back mate!

Thing is, mine stays off... it is only three days old too haha!
21st March 2013, 08:02 PM   |  #8  
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There's another dirty trick. Press and hold your power button, till the capacitive buttons start to blink, when they are off, during the blinking process, release the power button, this will turn them off

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Thanks man! This really annoyed me.
4th August 2013, 08:50 AM   |  #9  
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Thanks man! This really annoyed me.

Have u tried Soft Keys from Goole play?Its for rooted and non-rooted devices,work like a charm.Just press Brute mode and viola the soft keys dont ligh up.
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Have installed Soft Keys; back lights gone but how I can re-activate it? Trying to reset, no success..

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