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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to disable the proximity sensor. Can someone tell me the name of the driver for the proximity sensor on my phone?

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know it. Why do you need to disable it? perhaps there is something we can do about that? There are like hundreds of those sensors in the phone.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, I want it disabled.
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The stock rom is able to disable the proximity sensor in the call settings. Why the HELL is this not a feature in cyanogenmod?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The stock rom is able to disable the proximity sensor in the call settings. Why the HELL is this not a feature in cyanogenmod?
Possibly because no one has suggested it. Although it would need to be a feature they could implement across all devices and sensors and LEDs differ massively across manufacturers / devices. Turning off proximity sensor on the S3 may be different to the S2, let alone the latest nexus.

Cyanogen is one central code source for ALL devices. The only differences between CM on the s3 and the S2 is the drivers. They can't implement features that will only work on one device.

If you want samsung features, you need to stick with stock roms.
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All you need to do is block it from working in call. In any case, I'm waiting on the driver name...
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If thats all you need to do, do it then. If its that easy.... cm source code is available to all. I'm sure they'll be glad to see your pull request in github
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So if you're thinking of compiling your own frameworks for CM, this is where to start:

https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_frameworks_base/tree/jellybean/core/java/android/hardware
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The stock rom is able to disable the proximity sensor in the call settings. Why the HELL is this not a feature in cyanogenmod?
May I ask why you are wanting to disable the sensor during a call?
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Probably wants to leave the screen on
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It normally stays on unless you put it up to your ear. Then it should turn off or you cheek dial every icon on the screen.
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Right, but if you use BT or speakerphone, he might want it left on?
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Right, but if you use BT or speakerphone, he might want it left on?
Using BT or speakerphone will not activate the proximity sensor. The screen would just time out for what ever time it is set to do so.
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I want to disable mine. I have changed from Samsung stock ROM to a custom ROM that can´t disable the proximity sensor.

And mine is broken! The mobile dropped on floor, and since then the proximity sensor thinks that I´m with the phone near ear... :-( So, when in a call, the screen is blank. Always!

That was the only damage to the Mobile. I used, when using sotck ROM, to disable the proximity sensor, and manually disable/enable the screen when I want...

But I can´t doit anymore. Please help!
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