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Support Emergency Call button

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tphillips84, May 15, 2013.

  1. tphillips84

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    The button..although im aware will be usefull in an emergency is annoying.. is there anyway that this button can be removed? im not on a rooted device either
     

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    Im at a loss as what you mean.

    As far as I can see the 'Assistance' is activated by holding both volume keys for 3 seconds or more. This can be turned off in Settings>My Device but I dont see a button to remove though.... Screenshot?
     
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    I'm guessing he's talking about on the lock screen. At the bottom it says Emergency Calls.
    I honestly dont know if its possible to disable it as I think its like a safety feature.
     
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    yes this was what i ment. i forever catching it when i get my phone out ... never mind i guess il have to live in hope !
     
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    FIXED IT! Okay, not totally. I couldn't get rid of the emergency call button, but by downloading sqllite editor I was able to edit the emergency contact and change the number to NOT 911. I set mine to 12345 so when pressed it just "cannot complete the call as dialed". No more pocket 911 calls. Here's what I did.
    Root the phone
    Download SuperSU
    Download SQLite Editor (costs money, but you really only need it for 5 minutes, you could always REFUND it when you're done, but $5 is a small price to pay for this fix, and you never know when you might need to edit another database.....)
    Open SQLite Editor and navigate to data --> data --> com.android.providers.contacts --> databases -->contacts2.db --> emergency
    Select the only entry and click edit (pencil icon)
    Change the number to whatever you want. I don't advise an actual working number because then you'll be pocket calling them instead, but whatever floats your boat. Hope this helps!
     
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    That worked on my S4 Active SGH-I537. A big thanks from me and local cops. But I here is another 911 contact that I would like to change.

    Lock screen, hit emergency call, hit contact button on lower left then hit dial. There is only 1 contact there and it is under ICE emergency contacts

    Where would I find that one?
     

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