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    Default Disable the home button from turning the screen on?

    Is there a way of preventing the home button from turning the screen on? M
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    Default Re: Disable the home button from turning the screen on?

    If you are rooted there is.

    1. Mount as R/W and open /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl.

    2. Scroll to the line that says:

    "key 172 HOME WAKE"

    3a. Now delete the HOME so it says:

    "key 172"

    3b. Alternatively, you can change "WAKE" to "WAKE_DROPPED" if you use the stock lock screen and want your home button *NOT* to send you back to the home screen when you use it to wake. In my opinion Samsung should have defaulted it to WAKE_DROPPED in the first place. For what it's worth, WAKE_DROPPED doesn't seem to have any effect on WidgetLocker. If you use WidgetLocker, I suggest just doing step 3a instead.

    4. Save it and reboot.

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    Default Re: Disable the home button from turning the screen on?

    I am able to follow the steps outlined above, except that when I go to save the edited file, it won't let me save it. Any ideas on this? Phone is not rooted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deskjob View Post
    I am able to follow the steps outlined above, except that when I go to save the edited file, it won't let me save it. Any ideas on this? Phone is not rooted.
    You need to root first

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by deskjob View Post
    I am able to follow the steps outlined above, except that when I go to save the edited file, it won't let me save it. Any ideas on this? Phone is not rooted.
    Yup, phone needs root to save. Weird, I thought you wouldn't even be allowed to see/edit the file if unrooted... I guess the system is more open than I thought.
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    Default Re: Disable the home button from turning the screen on?

    Worked like a charm for me (went with option 3a). Thanks for the solution, because that home button was constantly waking my phone when in my pocket.
    T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (rooted, stock)
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    Wow - thanks. That's been bugging me too. What stupid user interface design that you can't turn this off!

    The Galaxy hardware seems great, the Samsung software is garbage.

    It's also nice to find a solution that doesn't involve installing some great overweight app just to do one tiny little thing!
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    Phone's rooted. Followed the instructions. Saved the file with "key 172" alone on the line. Rebooted. Waited for the screen to turn off plus 5 seconds for good measure. Pressed the home button. The screen turned on. Boo. Am I missing something?
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    Default Re: Disable the home button from turning the screen on?

    Use Wanam xposed, you can map it to a lot of things, I just set it to not turn on phone, there are a bunch of customizations there

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