Rooted Samsung galaxy S2 custom 4.0.3 - No working screen lock or home button.
Hi there , about 3 months back , I got a Samsung galaxy S2. I instantly Rooted it and Gave it 4.0.3 (Because it was still on gingerbread).. I used Odin.
Cut a long story short , After doing this successfully , It worked fine do , The Screen Lock wouldn't work at all. Even if i tried downloading screen locks from the Android market , or even if i tried using other themes (Like GO launcher) , It still wouldn't screen lock. (This also is a problem beacause even do the screen goes off , It doesnt lock and i tend to press random things when its in my pocket and it saps my battery - in fact my battery barely lasts the day). At this point , The home button used to work ok , Used to do its job fine !
Than , last week , I got fed up of this screen lock because by mistake i had called a friend without wanting to because it was bumping around in my pocket and i got fed up of the "no screen lock" so i checked around the Internet for a solution to this problem and i found one.
this is what somone said :
Download from Play Store "Terminal Emulator"
Open it and type these commands:
echo -n ON > /efs/imei/keystr
(Source : [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click Here To Register...])
To my surprise , It worked , and the screen lock worked , Do than i rebooted my phone to make sure it did work and than , It stopped working again and the screen lock wouldn't work. I Re-tried entering the commands but , it still wouldn't work any more. After a few minutes , I tries pressing my home button because i was going to give up and call it a day and to my shocking surprise , The home button wouldn't work any more ! I tried spamming it to work and it wouldn't no matter how many times i pressed it. I even tried holding it down to go into task manager mode and still - Nothing.
I was worried that maybe the Button itself wasn't working (hardware problem) But i booted the phone into Recovery mode / Clockwork mode (Music Up + power + home button) And it worked (Meaning the home button worked) But to confirm , I went into Button debugging mode (Which basically checks if all buttons are working correctly) and all the buttons including the home button where functioning.
I rebooted the Phone again but my Phone's Home button still didn't work. :(
And here i am , asking for help
Thanks in advance
Re: Rooted Samsung galaxy S2 custom 4.0.3 - No working screen lock or home button.
Welcome to the forums!
Sorry to hear about your troubles....what carrier of Galaxy S2? Where did you get the root files from?