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Support Disable Side Power Button while Locked

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BrianZephyr, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. BrianZephyr

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    Hello,

    I've been a member of these forums for a while but under a lost-password-email account, and have had my Android (Galaxy S Captivate) for almost a year. I'm well-versed in Android knowledge.

    However, certain things about Android OS really are pathetic such as why there can't be messages or custom buttons on the lockscreen, lack of customizable controls for hardware button actions, and overall lack of UI changes that seemingly Google prevented users from editing. I feel Android could be so much more but it's being hampered by disorganized programming from Google.

    Anyway, my issue at question now is how can I disable the side power button long-press from bringing up the Power Options menu when the phone is locked on PIN screen? I've accidentally pressed it against something in my pocket and made the phone ringer turn on, made it turn off, and turned off data.

    Is there a way to prevent this? Also, in case someone steals my phone and I am trying to recover it using lookout gps and wifi feature, couldn't the thief just turn off data (or flight mode) altogether without even putting in the password, preventing lookout from ever finding it? That doesn't make sense, and I've never purposely wanted to use it while the phone is locked.

    Or is this another thing Google (or Samsung) just made impossible to change for no reason?

    Thank you!-
    -Brian
     

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    You could try inputting *#*#7594#*#* into the phones dialer and ticking the box. It disables the power menu, so long pressing the power button just shuts the phone down.


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    I tried that and all it brings me to is a menu called "ShutdownApp" that says "Enable to shutdown on end call long press"

    I enabled it, but all it does is shut down the phone whenever I hold the power button for 1 second. This does not help me as I just want to disable it when the lock screen is on. I use it often to turn off data and flight mode when I'm using the phone, so I need it to be available.

    Thanks for the tip though. Are there any other options?
     
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    Brian, did you have any luck with that issue (maybe somewhere else?)
     

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