1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I like the new Note 8.0 but I'm always hitting the back button. Am I the only one with this problem?
    This sucks pretty bad.
    05-06-2013 09:57 PM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    I do the same all the time. It really depends on screen orientation. I use mine mostly in landscape and try to make active habit of having the home button on the right when I start using it. This make the back button higher up on the screen than the keyboRd would be and right above thumb level. Ive found this works best for me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2013 10:08 PM
  3. bariebe's Avatar
    Me too and very annoyed about it. I usd papyrus to write because it has an option to disable back button, so I am thinking there is an app to disable it
    rooting might allow disable buttons
    turning it upside down also helps but is lame.
    05-06-2013 10:08 PM
  4. cybercrs's Avatar
    Similarly, when I use the S-Pen in portrait mode I just turn the tablet upside down so the buttons are out of the way.
    robertnv likes this.
    05-07-2013 07:46 AM
  5. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    I'm going to see if I can disable the hardware buttons and add on screen buttons soon. If so I'll make a how to thread.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-07-2013 03:58 PM
  6. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Sadly, I couldn't manage to figure out how to disable the keys. I did get onscreen home/back etc buttons working, however that's of no use unless we can disable the capacitive hardware keys.
    05-07-2013 04:32 PM
  7. justdriftin's Avatar
    I copied this from XDA Developers web site but you must be rooted:

    What you will need:
    Root explorer or similar program
    and Be Careful

    Open your root explorer or similar app
    navigate to system>usr>keylayout

    Make backup of sec_touchscreen.kl

    This step has been, found to be not needed. Skip to step 4!

    Open sec_touchscreen.kl

    find line:

    and place a # in front of it like:
    # key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    then find line:

    and place a # in front of it like:
    # key 139 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    Save your changes and close the file

    reboot your tablet, and you are finished.

    Your capacitive buttons will not respond to your fingers, but retain functionality with the s-pen.

    05-07-2013 04:37 PM
  8. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    If you want to do this, you can navigate to /system/ and edit build.prop to put on screen keys.


    Put that line exactly at the end of the build.prop and save/reboot.

    Make sure you are either using Root Explorer, which saves a .bak automaticly, or you first copy and backup the original build.prop.
    05-07-2013 04:47 PM
  9. Roshdyy's Avatar
    it is very annoying problem. I just bought the tablet and I am thinking of returning it because of this
    08-23-2013 11:22 PM
  10. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Turn it upside down.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 4
    08-24-2013 03:42 AM
  11. mnyonk's Avatar
    hy i know that this is a pretty old thread. but i just want to.share that eversince i.installed argustouchblocker ivent had any.problem with hitting the back button accidentally. the app will help u to lock all the buttons just by shaking your phone a lil and to unlock u can either shake the device again or use the volume button to unlock. i hope it helps.
    02-12-2014 02:54 AM

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