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Root Rooting and Proximity Sensor

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by burningembers, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
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    I've searched the forums, and the xda forums and I haven't really been able to find a good answer on this...

    If I root my phone is there an option/app that will let me disable the proximity sensor?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. acidarmitage

    acidarmitage Well-Known Member
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    why would you want to? if you dont your face will push buttons when you talk on the phone
     
  3. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
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    It's unreliable and interferes with the way I use my phone. I would prefer to have full control by using the power button. I know from other forums other users agree, but still no luck finding a fix.
     
  4. patkicks10

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    I think on froyo, when you hit the power button it ends the call.
     
  5. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
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    Ouch, that's really unfortunate to hear.
     
  6. kachopra

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    I'd really appreciate a way to disable the proximity sensor. the amount of times I hang up because it is unreliable is starting to really get to me.
     
  7. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member
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    Definitely agree. Though this occurrence is more rare to me, because usually my sensor is over-sensitive:

    * If I'm using a hands-free headset, its likely I'm doing other things on my phone - even the slightest hover over the sensor or a change in the shadows above me (maybe I walk under a low-hanging tree?) causes the screen to blank out, and it seems to have a delay in coming back on no matter what I do in terms of pushing the power button or clicking the volume.

    It's pretty aggravating. I really wish there was an option to disable it completely, or at least disable it and fall-back on being able to lock/unlock my phone normally.
     

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