1. cdg79's Avatar
    Every time I press the home button it doesn't take me to the home page it either hi lights an app or a selection , I've reset it multiple times already and nothing has helped. The device is a Samsung galaxy tab 4 7.0 on android 4.4.2
    11-14-2014 05:07 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Check Settings/Device/Accessibility/ and make sure you don't have any "helpers" enabled. I got into that mode once accidentally, and I think that's where the wrong thing was checked (and it took a lot of work to get it to uncheck instead of telling me what I was pressing).
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    11-14-2014 05:24 PM
  3. cdg79's Avatar
    Thanks for replying, Here are some screen shots of what I'm seeing . The boxes appear when the home button is pushed , it's all That happens when I push it .

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    Attached Thumbnails Why is it everytime I press the home button it highlights an app instead of taking me home?-screenshot_2014-11-14-16-14-58.jpg   Why is it everytime I press the home button it highlights an app instead of taking me home?-screenshot_2014-11-14-16-14-48.jpg   Why is it everytime I press the home button it highlights an app instead of taking me home?-screenshot_2014-11-14-16-15-08.jpg  
    11-14-2014 05:41 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Go into settings - applications. Look for touchwiz launcher and clear the cache. Let us know if that helps.
    11-14-2014 07:44 PM
  5. cdg79's Avatar
    I couldn't find TouchWiz launcher but I did find and clear TouchWiz home but it didn't change anything .
    11-14-2014 08:05 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    It sure looks like the same problem I was having. Play around in Accessibility and see if you can get it to turn off and run what you press.
    11-15-2014 01:05 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Agree with Rukbat--that kind of thing is usually related to Accessibility features. Go to Settings>Accessibility​--is anything turned on there?
    11-17-2014 08:35 PM
  8. Caio Danley's Avatar
    Hello. I actually came across this problem just now. In my case, I was fussing around with a wired xbox360 controller and my old galaxy SII's settings. It had nothing to do with accessibility, or touchwiz, which I don't have. I moved one of the files from the system/usr/keylayout folder, one that had today's date. after rebooting, nothing had happened, so I went to the folder once more and removed all files with today's date. All the others had a 2008 date, which I think is default. Anyways, after moving these files somewhere else, I rebooted and everything was back to normal.

    Before that, I also tried wiping the phone's cache via the recovery mode. I don't think that helped at all, but who knows? certainly not me.

    I highly suspect it has to do with the most recent files in system/usr/keylayout, and I believe it's safe to delete the ones I moved.
    01-17-2015 10:47 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    The worst that can happen is probably the keyboard forgets all your completion choices.

    BTW, before doing anything like connecting foreign hardware, or making a major change to anything, you might want to do a nandroid backup (CWM or TWRP). Then if it all blows up in your face, just restore the backup. (I once "installed" a keyboard as a ROM - instant bootloop no matter what I did. Five minutes later I was running the backup. Seems Android can't boot on screen keyboards.)
    01-18-2015 06:19 PM

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