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Long pressing the home button stops working

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cdf3, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member
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    Pressing and holding the home button on the Note 2 will bring up the Task Manager, Recent Apps, and Google Now.
    There are times when this feature stops working. I would press and hold the home button, but the window would never appear. I would only get a subtle vibration.
    I would then have to reboot my device in order for this feature to work again. I searched online and saw where a few other people had the same issue, but no one had a fix.
    I contacted Samsung, and they claim this doesn't happen, and acting as though I'm making it up.
    It seems to happen when my available RAM is low. When I constantly clear my RAM throughout the day, I don't have the issue as much. As soon as I forget and my RAM runs low, it happens.
    Is this happening to anyone else?

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  2. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    First you need to find out why your Ram is filling up

    Also are you using a different launcher, or you are on TW ??
  3. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member
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    I was using a 3rd party launcher, and assumed it was the reason. I then switched back to the stock launcher and it still happened. I even wiped my device and did a reset using the home button, power button, and home button method.
    It still happens.
  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    And you are running stock, not rooted ??
  5. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member
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    Stock. Not rooted.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    After using a 3rd party launcher, some of which will remap or ignore the TouchWiz mapping of the home button, a revert back to TW and reboot will fix that issue.

    If it's not, and not even a FDR, then I'd suspect debris in the home button well. Cleaning that area can be tricky.. and removing it for thorough cleaning could be problematic, but is possible:

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Home Button Repair - YouTube
  7. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member
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    Reverting back to stock and reset, still didn't correct the issue.
    Not sure if it's debris in the home button because it works fine most of the time. I only have issues when the RAM gets low.
    After doing a reboot it would work again. I'm assuming if it was debris, it would still not work after rebooting.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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