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Disabling completely the home button


New member
Feb 19, 2017
Hi. Does anyone know how to disable the home button? I am using the on screen buttons but the off screen button still keep sending me back to the home-screen if pressed.
Kr Niels


Retired Moderator
Feb 12, 2012
At the Android level, the home button is the home button - whether it's the on screen button or the off screen button. So you're going to have to do it at the Linux level, watching for the off screen signal and throwing it away. That goes beyond app development, and into kernel programming.