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    Default Disable hold volume down for camera?

    I wear my G2 in a holster and I've had several occasions where when I get out of my car my camera is running. I believe it is that between my seat belt and jacket something has pressed the volume down long enough that the camera gets turned on.

    While I certainly understand that some people love this feature, I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a way to disable it (without rooting).

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    Dont think its possible withour rooting mate
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    Theoretically, the proximity/light sensor SHOULD be preventing the G2 from coming on (including the camera). Does your holster/case cover the proximity/light sensor or is it exposed?

    As a test, with the phone out, if you cover the proximity/light sensor with your thumb and then try to turn the device on, it should not come on. Okay, if you press the power button, yes the screen comes on for a second and then goes out; BUT for knock on, long press of volume down (camera) and long press of volume up (quicknote), the phone should not even turn on if the proximity/light sensor is covered. This is supposed to prevent pocket dial and backpack pictures, etc.

    If the phone does come on under those test conditions, there is an app in the play store that will test the proximity sensor. Also, if you have a screen protector, check to see that it does not cover that row of camera/flash/proximity-light-sensor/LED (the stock screen protector has cutouts around that area), or that the protector is clean.

    What kind of holster do you have? I'm also a holster guy (getting harder to be one with smartphones getting bigger and bigger lately), but my holster is more of a "rigid pouch with a flap plus belt clip" than a case and holder snap-in combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klotar View Post
    Theoretically, the proximity/light sensor SHOULD be preventing the G2 from coming on (including the camera). Does your holster/case cover the proximity/light sensor or is it exposed?

    As a test, with the phone out, if you cover the proximity/light sensor with your thumb and then try to turn the device on, it should not come on. Okay, if you press the power button, yes the screen comes on for a second and then goes out; BUT for knock on, long press of volume down (camera) and long press of volume up (quicknote), the phone should not even turn on if the proximity/light sensor is covered. This is supposed to prevent pocket dial and backpack pictures, etc.

    If the phone does come on under those test conditions, there is an app in the play store that will test the proximity sensor. Also, if you have a screen protector, check to see that it does not cover that row of camera/flash/proximity-light-sensor/LED (the stock screen protector has cutouts around that area), or that the protector is clean.

    What kind of holster do you have? I'm also a holster guy (getting harder to be one with smartphones getting bigger and bigger lately), but my holster is more of a "rigid pouch with a flap plus belt clip" than a case and holder snap-in combo.
    Thanks for the reply. It definitely does come on with proximity sensor and light sensor covered.

    Funny because I don't have a problem with the proximity sensor while on a phone call (screen turns off when phone brought to ear). Maybe it's the light sensor?

    I'll search for some apps to test these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. It definitely does come on with proximity sensor and light sensor covered.

    Funny because I don't have a problem with the proximity sensor while on a phone call (screen turns off when phone brought to ear). Maybe it's the light sensor?

    I'll search for some apps to test these.

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    So, I tried this app:

    It shows that both proximity and light sensors are working fine.

    Does your G2's camera not turn on if you cover those sensors and hold the volume down button down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Does your G2's camera not turn on if you cover those sensors and hold the volume down button down?
    That's correct, if I cover the sensors and hold volume down, the camera does not turn on. Also, if I cover the sensors, knock on doesn't work either (as expected) to wake up the phone; however, as mentioned, if I use the back Power button to wake up the phone, the phone screen will come on for a brief second, and then immediately turn off.

    This bug/feature may vary by carrier, I have read others commenting on the same thing (the test while sensors covered does not prevent the camera from turning on, yet the sensor itself is functioning correctly and the motion sensor has been calibrated).

    Edit: just to clarify, if I DON'T cover the sensors and DO long press volume down, the camera does come on (my 'cover the sensor test' wouldn't be worth much if it didn't, LOL).
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