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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smiithxx, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. smiithxx

    smiithxx Lurker
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    So as of yesterday my home button on my note 3 stopped working. I've had my phone since December ish last year and haven't had this issue before. I know it is under warranty but I don't want all my stuff gone off my phone and I don't want to send it away. Is there an app that can replace the home button (ie clear all app in use, screen capture, etc) or would it be in my best interest to send the phone away and figure out what the real issue is?
     



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  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    You could use this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smart.swkey.nonroot&hl=en

    I use it all the time (even though my buttons work). The only time I use any physical button is for power on from cold.

    (I also use gravity screen to allow me to turn the screen on and off by swiping over the proximity sensor).

    I would test the app and if its OK, then make a decision on whether to return it for repair. Depends really on when you were planning to upgrade it (or sell it?). We all know its best to get it repaired under warranty, but also that its a pain..

    Roger
     
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  3. smiithxx

    smiithxx Lurker
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    Hey Roger, thanks so much for the suggestion. This app does exactly what I want. Awesome. Thanks again.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3200mAh battery.

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