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I've used [link] to make a long press on my app switcher button effectively do this same thing. It'll be nice to have the option without a third party involved.
You can try using Button Mapper. It doesn't need root, I personally use it to remap my hardware/on-screen keys. I did set Double-tap Recents button to take screenshot.
Yes in order for it to work properly you have to enable usb debugging which is kind of a process, and you can use any package disabler. Go to system and disable every app with bixby in the name except for "bixby voice"
I used button mapper and made long press volume down button to summon assistant and long press volume up to bring up split screen.
I bought a pair and I'm going to return them. I think I'll hold off for some Assistant-enabled Bose buds or something else. The fit was a bit too uncomfortable for me. Audio quality was surprisingly good, and I did like the assistant, but I think I'd like some hardware from a trusted audio manufacturer.
Also, you can use this app to change tracks, btw. you can set the volume buttons to next and previous on double-tap and those commands carry through to the buds. So you'd double-swipe forward and back to change tracks.
So make sure all the Bixby apps are enabled and set up
Go into Bixby Home settings and turn it off. Go into Bixby Voice settings and turn it off
Download platform tools (I'm assuming you have windows)
Extract it and copy the platform tools folder to your desktop
Install Button Mapper [link]
Go into developer options on your phone and enable USB debugging
On your computer, open CMD (Windows key + R and type cmd and enter)
Type "cd C:\Users\<your username>\Desktop\platform-tools"
Plug your phone into your computer and type "adb shell"
Accept the dialog that pops up on your phone
Type "sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/keyevent.sh"
Open Button Mapper and grant accessibility access and then you can remap Bixby
I use Button Mapper. I had to run some adb commands to get it to disable Bixby and start taking control of the Bixby button, but that's what I use. It works with the screen off too. I've got it mapped to toggle the sound mode with a long press and screenshot with a single press.
edit: don't know if anyone will see this, but here's a link to the xda-developers forum page that I used when I got stuck typing the adb commands. I just copy/pasted the commands from this page.
Shout out to button remapper.
Remapped my home button to screen off.
Requires root though.
If anyone has a better/safer solution, I'm open.
On my S7, there's a system setting called double_tab_launch_component that was originally set to com.sec.android.app.camera/com.sec.android.app.camera.Camera to provide the feature of being able to double-tap the Home button to launch the camera. I played around with setting it to other components to see whether it was actually configurable, and that did indeed turn out to be the case. I had a look through all my system settings (adb shell settings list system), but didn't find anything that looked like it might make it possible to do the same for a hold of the Power button. I don't have a Pixel XL to hand to explore much further, but maybe my little spiel will help get you in the right direction. Failing that, give Button Mapper a shot.
adb shell settings list system
Get this before Google removes it from Play:
It uses some kind of accessibility workaround to enable this and Google is clamping down on apps that do that.
Use Button Mapper: [link]
You won't be able to do the combination of buttons, but you can make it so a long press of Volume Up toggles the flashlight.
I have the same Harmony setup with a Mi Box. You can customize what each button does for each activity either in the Harmony app or desktop software. This only applies to things on your original device remote, like Shield volume etc. So if you wanted to bind the Shield volume to the vol buttons on the Harmony while in the Movie activity, you can do that via the Harmony app.
If you want to setup a button to open a specific app, like the red/yellow/green/blue buttons, then I installed this app from the Play store:
That let me map the color buttons to open Netflix, Plex etc. If you want to set one of your activity buttons (e.g. the Movie button) to open up Netflix when it starts, you'll have to add whatever button you mapped Netflix to with the Movie activity start sequence. So your Harmony activity sequence would look something like this Turn On TV --> Turn on Shield --> Turn on Denon --> Set inputs etc. --> Command Red Button (or whatever you mapped Netflix to etc.)
I'd love it too, but currently you'd only be able to squeeze to go into immersive mode, not exit it.
If anyone wants to remap the squeeze button:
(You'd probably have to also include tasker for it to work)
This is true, but more so due to the change of the default volume adjustment from notification to media, rather than the Settings app specifically that OP was referring to.
I'm not sure if it still works in the final version, but in the Developer Preview you could install this button remapping app and it would change back to notification volume first.
Somewhere else in this thread, /u/Zap_12100 suggested This Button Mapper to fix the issue with the volume controls. I also adjust my ringer volume throughout the day and this mapper made it exactly the way you're describing. Somewhat of a shame that we have to download a third-party app to get a few normal functions back.
You may be able to use an app like this one that lets you remap the keys to a "do nothing" action.
There's a whole fleet of them on the play store so you can probably find one of them compatible with your setup.
I have not tried this app but I saw it earlier in XDA.
You can find it in the Play Store
Button Mapper: Remap your keys by flar2
You can give it a shot, wouldn't hurt. Has pretty decent reviews.
This app hasn't been updated in an year, I wouldn't recommend it as it looks like it's been abandoned. There are plenty of better options anyways, such as flar2's Button Mapper which doesn't require root either and supports remapping the Bixby button on the S8.
If you figure out the adb part, this app lets you remap the active edge using adb also. right now i have it setup to turn the flightlight on since i can get google assistant by saying "ok google"
Button Mapper: Remap your keys
I have a Samsung phone so can't help, but I'm about to try this app [link]
> -Tasker intents (execute any task in Tasker)
EDIT: It says it conflicts with AutoInput so that's a deal breaker for me
Btw, I have now come up with a slightly janky solution.
I installed this app:
I then remapped the double tap volume down to launch an in-built activity labelled "Search" (no root required). This launches an ordinary search bar within the regular google search app.
You'll need a laptop with ADB to set it up. Googe: xda adb samsung
Sorry, just copy-pasting my reply to the other guy, lol
There's a bunch of apps that'll do it but I've had most luck with this one: [link]
All the others I've tried have been slow or inconsistent but this one works immediately every time.
Fwiw, I use the pro version of this: [link]
Which has a setting for the volume rockers to always control media volume. It works great, and doesn't seem to kill battery.
It doesn't break android. It will just limit the functionality of google now.You already turned off google now. Disabling google app will stop that google assistant launch when you long press. I did that to my old device to save battery.
If you don't want to do that , you can clear data & app cache of 'Google app' , 'Google play services'. & Then change assistant & voice input settings. Set your assist app to 'none'. So that , No app will appear when you long press home button. If you don't have none option , Use Button Remapper .
Button Mapper might be able to help you out with some of this, but I think it requires root. I always run rooted so I can't say I've ever tried it without root. When I had a working home button, I configured it to launch the camera on a double-tap. This also involved Tasker, which you need for some actions, but others are native to Button Mapper. For example, configuring the home button to launch the flashlight with a long press should be doable with just Button Mapper. I don't think it can reconfigure the power button though, but you can do the home button, capacitive keys, and volume buttons.
LinkMe: Button Mapper
Edit: Guess linkme doesn't work here? [link]
That phone is pretty old spec
if its compatible, maybe something like this:
Updating for OP:
Check out Button Mapper. You have to turn on the screen (but you don't have to unlock) then squeeze to launch an app.
You can re-map active edge "squeeze" to launch the flashlight or camera. With the double tap power for camera and squeeze for flashlight I'm missing the Moto smart guestures less.
Root free button mapper.
I have my volume buttons mapped so that up when held toggles my flashlight, down held toggle screen rotation. And my volume buttons by default adjust my media volume.
To adjust the volume I just click as many times.
There's a couple ways.
The best by far is by rooting the Shield. Of course not everyone is willing to do that though.
It's by far the best because once you root, you gain system access and can edit the key layout file directly, changing the commands on the remote to whatever you want. Just edit the file, reboot and voila, your remote now sends the commands you want. No 3rd party app required.
The non-rooted way would be to use an app like Button Mapper or Multilanguage Keymap Redefiner
Using either of these 2 apps, you can remap the buttons on the remote to perform other functions (like FF/RW to volume up/down)
Personally I found MKR often crashed on me and it's a keyboard replacement app, so you no longer have access to the built in android tv keyboard while it's enabled.
Button Mapper might work better, but having tested it in Oreo, I found it was not completely without issues either.
I held off on rooting for the longest time because I just couldn't be bothered. However I am glad I finally did. It's actually not that difficult once you learn how to do it and it's nice being able to modify the remote without having to rely on a 3rd party app being installed and running.
button mapper is the best one since theres an option to "remap bixby only" which disables the extra accessibility features for smoother scrolling, no lag like other apps.
made by flar2, who developed a bunch of kernels back in the day
Oh yeah I noticed that as well. I don't really use the keyboard often, so I don't find it a big deal. If I do need to use the virtual keyboard for any reason, I just go to Settings -> Keyboard and temporarily switch back to the leanback keyboard.
If it is something that really bothers you, you might want to give Button Mapper a try instead.
It's an app that uses google accessibility features instead of the keyboard.
You can use it the same way to remap buttons as well. Just not as many options as the other app offers.
Sideload and install
Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Button Mapper -> Enable
Click on 'Configuration' to open the app
Add buttons -> add keys to remap and assign functions (ie. vol up/down)
Click back, go to Advanced options, set double tap delay to 100ms (not necessary, but I found really helps by allowing you to adjust volume speed quicker)
Enable 'alternate button handling'
Big thing that keeps me from going Google less was casting to a Chromecast. I am constantly casting and that requires play services last I checked. I'm on project fi as well so kinda pointless when Google is my carrier and all up in every thing I do on my phone.
You may be able to fix the camera button yourself with the app button mapper you can listen for hardware keys then manually assign it to launch your camera app.
This app (Play Store link) works great for re-mapping the squeeze feature on the Pixel 2(XL). I use it on my 2 XL and have it mapped to showing the notification shade.
I'm a fan of the new gestures on Pie, but none of the modified Pixel launchers support those gestures yet, meaning I can't have the swipe up gestures and the swipe down for notification gesture. Squeeze for notification has been easier to get used to than swiping down on the FP reader since I have to adjust my grip less to do it.
Use button mapper and quick shortcut maker. You can have a long press of the home button trigger any aspect of the Google app.
I have my back button when long pressed drop my quick toggles. You can set that to the original Google app if you want.
I used Button Mapper ([link]). It lets you remap a long press on volume up (or down, but that doesn't work well, triggers GA if you open anything loud by accident).
Button Mapper can make a long press on your home button, take a screenshot, instead of triggering nonsense.
It's free. No ads. It's amazing.
Just remember to exclude it from any task killer!
Thanks for taking the time to answer!
I am skeptical that it's a straight up Android problem, Samsung tends to crap up their OS with bloat that causes extra problems both with stability and compatibility. You might have some luck flashing a ROM that's closer to stock Android, but if you go with Android in the future you might want to buy something that's like that out of the box (Sony, Motorola, and of course Google are all like this). If you're not too frustrated to continue trying to address your phone's excess shitty, /r/AndroidQuestions/ might be able to help you out. It might be a pain in the ass, but you could probably make a script that could still function as a cortana button or there may even be something someone has already made.
If you are OK with making Cortana your default, this might help: [link]
If you're savy, you might be able to modify a keyboard APK to remap the buttons on the keyboard or root your phone to remap the buttons ORRRR just use this app: [link]
This is not even a good joke (I really hope it is, what else he's doing?) . Other than destroying phones he has no clue how what he's doing. You don't like Bixby and want to have additional commands? Get something like Button remapper, it's free, no root required and you're good. "Tech Influencer" are not living like normal people. Their answers and solutions to problems with a phone might be as dumb as people believing you can charge your phone with the microwave.
Get button mapper. [link]
It's great. I have mine set up so holding volume up toggles the flash light and holding volume down toggles do not disturb. I also set a double tap of the recents button to switch between my current app and the last app i used and by pressing and holding the back button the notification tray expands so it's like i have the pixel but so much better.
There's also this one [link]
Which let's you map a double click of the volume buttons to do whatever you want. The second one doesn't allow you to set anything to toggle the flashlight though so I don't like it as much.
Yea I have the flat version. I heard the edge works a lot better with a case. You can get one of those crystal clear soft cases that are super thin. Theyre basically invisible and really affordable .
Go to play store and get Button mapper. [link]
Get any of the share to clipboard apps too.
It's so useful. Also get SwiftKey. All the themes are free for the holidays.
And also there's a triple home click that shrinks your screen for easy one handed use.
I have button mapper pro. It's awesome.
I have it set so that if I tap and gold my back button the quick toggles drop fully expanded so the brightness slider is near the bottom and easily accessible. If I wanna adjust my flashlight I just tap and gold the back button, the fully expanded quick toggles drop, the I tap "flashlight"
I also have my volume up button when held toggle my flashlight which I use a least a dozen times a day and the volume down held toggle screen rotation so if I'm way don't a video and wanna full screen it o just tap and gold volume down.
To change the volume I just click however many times.
You can also use it to have your volume buttons default to media volume control which a lot of people like. I don't really see the point myself
I never have to reach to do anything and everything is easy and instant.
Ah ok, I misunderstood. There aren't any other official apps that I know of. There is a app that will allow you to remap the pixel buds gestures but it's not an official app.
Also make sure to install button mapper from the play store [link]
I got mine setup so if I hold the back button the quick toggles drop, another quick tap and my notifications pop up so I have access to both without reaching. My volume up when held toggles my flashlight and my volume down used to toggle DND but since I can do that just as easily by holding the back key, I set it as an extra recents key so I can one hand it so much easier.
To actually change the volume I just tap as many times as I want.
There's also a WiFi repeater mode built in too already.
Also get OG YouTube. It allows background floating window and screen off play. The only catch is that autopsy only works in floating window or screen off mode, not when in the background. And sometimes when you switch modes the video stays black for a few seconds. Just wait and it'll be fine
From reading the description on Button Mapper it is impossible without root access.
For your specific request, perhaps try an app called 'Power Button Flashlight' I've used it in the past; you can turn on the flashlight by double pressing the power button.
For the last app switch, I've managed to somewhat replicate it on my Marshmallow device using this app though at times it can be a bit wonky. I managed to replicate this feature far better on my M8 using gravitybox but I guess beggars cent be choosers.
/u/flar2's Button Mapper essentially does that. Just need him to add support for the Bixby button. But it would be even more better if the button scan codes weren't hard-coded into the app. For instance, I'd like to be able to use it to customise my OP3's alert slider (instead of downloading yet another app).
Actually, I just installed button mapper and can remap the home button to bring up Google search.
It's an extra service running, but it gets the job done!
Your kernel might have to support it, but I use Button Mapper from the play store. You don't need the pro version if all you want is double-tap for camera.
(edit: it says root is actually not required - that's good to know!)
Whilst it shouldn't be necessary Button Mapper is great, solves this problem and gives the sort of control that was available in custom ROMs.
Someone mentioned battery drain, this appears to be negligible for me.battery use
You can try the "Button Mapper": [link]
With it you can't disable the active edge with Tasker, but you can set it up to run a task with it. In that task you could set up an action to run only if the phone isn't connected to the car's Bluetooth.
wow, so long press bixby works then for you? I liked Bixby and wanted to keep it.
So do I just install [link] and follow instructions to have it like yours?
You can remap the squeeze button with: [link]
then add a tasker profile for immersive toggle. BUT the limitations of the app (for now?) are that the squeeze won't work in immersive mode. It'd only bring you into, not out of it.
Had to set it to now on tap and not Assistant (it still activates assistant though) too so that it would default to text input.
Check out this app (link below) to remap functionality of physical buttons. I found it yesterday in Pixel sub. I am using it to set double tap Volume Up to screenshot and it does not require root.
for the flashlight one, try this app:
I’m hopefully getting one tomorrow too! (Fingers crossed) I’ve read about an app called button mapper, that should do the job. Here’s the app:
I’m not sure how to use it though, so you’ll have to find that out yourself.
I just did this a few days ago. My recommendation:
Install a button mapping app on the shield.
Add a windows or Mac computer to your harmony activity (doesn't need to be linked to a real machine, we just need keyboard keys).
Map the red button on the harmony remote to send a key from the computer keyboard, I chose F1.
Open the button mapping app and set the red button (sending "F1" to the shield) to open Netflix. (Clicking the shield's right stick to use it as a mouse may be helpful in setting it for the app I linked).
Add a step sending "F1" as an action to the end of you're activity's start section.
This strategy has been 100% consistent and more resilient than any other method I've seen. It will continue working if you rearrange the home screen tiles. It will continue to work when Nvidia updates the shield to Oreo and we get the completely redesigned lean back launcher. You don't have to buy a flirc or rely on that not breaking the flow.
As for remapping the squeeze function, its hardcoded to Google Assistant, but there's an app that sort of remaps it. It hides Assistant so quickly that you basically can't see it pop up, to which you then remap it to whatever you want. Here's the link to the app, and the XDA article on it. Note, however, that your screen has to be on for the remapped feature to work. I installed it but haven't figured out what I want to do with it, so I could be wrong.
I'll suggest an alternative solution: Button Mapper. It'll keep a floating button out of your captured images and can be used just as quickly. You can assign screenshot to a hard button, such as volume up or an in-line headphone button.
I where in the same boat as I come from galaxy s5 to my Nokia 8 and I found that [link] this app let you change the recent/back button order
Not only that it also let's you to have automatic volume button orientation change as well.
All this and it does not even need root access to work.
You could map brightness up and down to your volume buttons with something like Button Mapper.
You could use an automation app, like AutoMate, to set a brightness level or enable auto-adjust and trigger it a multitude of ways—including custom gestures, but they are almost impossible to reliably replicate unless you choose something crude like a hard shake. Maybe something along the lines of screen on+light level+device at certain angle as a trigger would be better. Or, if you use a launcher that supports gestures, like Nova, you could assign the brightness task you created in AutoMate to be triggered by a Nova gesture.
Found it :D
Can map any button to any of the 3 categories (Action, App, Shortcut).
Just follow the prompt to enable button mapper in accessibility, and scroll down to add buttons, then click on the button attempted to map and customize it.
I mapped Netflix, Google Play, and the 4 color buttons to 4 apps and 2 actions (recent & screenshot), worked perfectly with X900E remote.
Though I've only mapped single tap and haven't tried double tap or long press.
You could trigger a Tasker task with Button Mapper but I think you need root access for 1) screen off button mapping and 2) uninstalling apps without user input
Actually now that I'm thinking about it... In what way was the app awkward to use with the remote? Is it related to you sideloading it? See if you can install it remotely from a PC and you might find it easier.
If you can find an audio recorder with a shortcut to start/stop recording, the app Button Mapper will allow you to run it on a button press
You could install Button Mapperor something similar from play store and set the volume keys to access Google assistant. For example a long or press or double tap on the lower volume button can now access Google assistant.
I use Button Mapper to map a long press on the volume down key to open Google Assistant.
Can not personally vouch but this could help:
There's an app you can install called button mapper. It allows you to remap the buttons to volume buttons.
However personally, I have my Shields rooted, so I did not need a 3rd party app. I just edited the key layout file (/system/usr/keylayout/) for the fire stick remote and changed the FF/RW buttons to control volume instead.
Here's the link to the app. It's android TV compatible so should be able to download onto your Shield:
Don't forget Button Mapper & Good Lock too.
I haven't got the note 9 yet but I had limited success with bx actions.
Try Button Mapper by flar2
This always worked for me, hopefully it will work in the note 9.
Button Mapper is probably one of the easier solutions.
You could also use an automation app to replace Assistant with a screenshot action, have a notification trigger, quick settings tile, etc.
Tasker in itself can't control the volume keys without a plugin. U can use either touch task or autoinput to control the available buttons on your device but these plugins as far as I know doesn't work while the screen is off. an alternative app you could try is button mapper [link] I think this app works with the screen off it's not a direct plugin but it can send Tasker intents
Let you remap buttons. I used it to remap the squeeze feature to turn on the flashlight. You'll need to use ADB
Double tap to lock will only really work from the homescreen, but there are workarounds: double tap status bar, assign a screen off action to home long press, use Button Mapper to map screen off to a volume button press, etc. Double tap to unlock is not something you can turn on if your phone doesn't support it (LG, OnePlus, etc). I don't think Huawei typically supports this without root.
I'm no help on WhatsApp. But, typically, long pressing a folder in your file manager will give you the option to add a shortcut to your homescreen. If your stock file manager doesn't support this, Amaze does.
I'm not familiar with EMUI, so I can't say if you are overlooking how to edit icons. But, a launcher can do that. I've always used Nova Launcher when setting up older relatives' phones—icon resizing, homescreen gestures (double tap screen off), ability to lock layout, etc.
You may also want to check out accessibility options in settings. Or, consider a floating button or gesture control, if she finds gestures easier than having to navigate back to the homescreen for everything.
I'd recommend Multiling O Keyboard. More sizing control than other keyboards, custom keys and layouts, etc. It can be confusing to set up, but here's a past comment that goes into more detail. Or, feel free to ask if you need help.
You may be able to configure Comfort View with Tasker, but I haven't tried.
I’d recommend getting a new launcher like Nova and going from there with icons, themes and the like.
You can remove/disable apps without root through ADB: link
Save the Capture+ screenshot to Gallery, then back up that folder in Google Photos, then set your Google Drive to display your Google Photos.
You would need an app like Button Mapper to do this, otherwise it just controls the volume when the screen is unlocked.
You can get greater customization of “smart settings” through apps like Tasker and IFTTT.
Edit: I see you're asking to customize your nav bar. Here you go: [link]
You can try this. Can confirm it works for me.
use Button mapper and HTTP Request Shortcut (need sideloading) combo.
ps. the request body is
I am not sure if I understand what you want. However, here are some apps that might fit to your desire:
If you combine the above to Tasker or Automate, you can trigger almost any action with a button or gesture.
Button Mapper: Remap your keys
Yes. Button Mapper. [link]
You can fix the "wrong" capacitive keys with an app
This is the one i have works great with almost not noticeable delay
No lag. Doesn't actually open Bixby.
Button Mapper (BETA)
I use Button Mapper for the same purpose -
So Button Mapper won't work ?
Here you go:
This looks long, but it's not.
Don't open anything
Hard press Home button
Settings > Look & feel > Notification Bar > Hide navigation bar > ENABLE
App in Play Store
Try Button Remaper
May be this app will work for you.
Check this app out.
You could assign a function to the volume button for a quick double tap or a long press using something like [link]
I currently have mine at as follows:
Long-press Vol+ to launch Google Assistant
Long-press Vol- to toggle the flashlight
Try Button Mapper, you should be able to choose a single press/double press/long press on the convenience key to launch assistant.
You could use something like Button Mapper, SwipeUp Utility (fingerprint scanner as trigger), or an automation app (AutoMate, Tasker, etc). With an automation app, you can accomplish what Button Mapper does or you can go about it another way: if a certain app is open and another event/state is met (like, covering the proximity sensor or device rotation is sensed), then your display will rotate.
Or, slightly different, Home Button Launcher—which will give an overlay menu triggered by the home assist function.
Ah it's an Android app that you install onto your TV. You don't need to use an Android phone. Here's the link
I miss chop chop very much. I ended up using Button Mapper and napped a double tap of volume up to toggle flashlight. Works very well. [link]
AutoInput is the one. But there's also this: [link]
I don't know the specifics of the app though as I haven't used it since alpha.
Button mapper :
Do you know about button mapper and force doze? And adhell?
Just trying to return the favor.
So, I've only been using android for about 3 weeks so I can't claim anything apout 'best apps'.. these are some ones I found worth keeping for me anyhow. All free almost all with no ads. If not found in play store then I got them in f-droid or apkmirror.
Perhaps it's something you can do with /u/flar2 's Button mapper?
If you have hard keys/off screen buttons this app is good.
Button Mapper (more options and free)
Button Mapper can make a long press on your home button, take a screenshot.
I'm glad you find it useful! And yes, it's a scary permission.... you guessed it right. That's specifically for supporting phones with physical buttons for the back, home, and overview buttons. I don't use that permission for anything else. The other permissions are for phones that use on-screen back, home, and overview buttons.
Other similar apps like Button Mapper, and Universal Copy require this permission too, so I'm not making this up.
Edit: I've had a similar conversion over here too where I explain how each permission is used.
This app works!! You unfortunately have to pay $4. But Google opinion rewards ftw
Try Button Mapper. I've been using it for a while and it works well for me.
Have you tried something like Button Mapper or AutoInput?
You can use that
I have Kodi as interface, if I click on the home button I come back to kodi.
Weird did you get this one ? I don't have any ads on my keyone
Button Mapper tool
Install button mapper. Set up app using adb.
This app seems better.
Below are a list of packages that can be removed. Read the comments and decide for yourself. The only thing you should definitely not delete (which is in the list) is com.sony.dtv.b2b.hotelmode. For me, whenever I removed it, it completely broke my settings menu, and had to do a hard reset before I could it back. If you are okay with getting your hands dirty. Setup adb, and run below command with each package as an argument. For good measure, at the end, simply restart your TV by doing adb reboot or holding the power button until it reboots.
Commands to run to delete apps
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 "<package name here>"
adb uninstall "<package name here>"
adb shell am force-stop "<package name here>"
You can use above commands to delete the Vudu app as well. You will just need to find the package name.
List of deletable apps:
# Japanese Keyboard
# Sony recommendations row in launcher + row with list of available inputs (HDMI1, HDMI2 etc.)
# Sony select video
# Discover button
# Note: this for obvious reason makes the discover button useless. You can however use Button Mapper to remap it to something more useful (I have it mapped to open YouTube for example)
# Netflix manager, this shows Netflix in the "Discover" menu, Netflix button on remote.
# Note: this also disables the netflix button. You can however use Button Mapper to restore this functionality
# all kinds of recommendations
com.sony.dtv.bravialifehack # Something todo with the recommendations row
# com.sony.dtv.recommendationservice # main recommendation service
# com.sony.dtv.networkrecommendation # Sony network recommendation
com.sony.dtv.irbrecommendation # set-top box control setup
com.sony.dtv.watchtvrecommendation # shows a recommendation to watch tv
# Sony Samba
# Bluetooth Low Energy advertise service ( Maybe don't remove this)
# Hotel crap
# com.sony.dtv.b2b.hotelmode # can't remove this, breaks the settings menu
# Google Play Games
# Preinstalled Racing game
# Internet browser
# Stuff for google calendar
# Responsible for syncing contacts calendar etc.
# Stuff for google contacts
# Sony account manager
# Sony demo mode
# Printer spooler from google
# media apps
com.google.android.videos # Google Play Movies. Note: this for obvious reason makes the Google Play button useless. You can however use Button Mapper to remap it to something more useful
com.google.android.music # Google Play Music
com.sony.dtv.osat.music # Sony Music
com.sony.dtv.osat.video # Sony Video
com.sony.dtv.osat.album # Sony Album
com.sony.snei.video.hhvu # Sony Playstation Video
com.sony.dtv.tvx.search.s501.psv # search provider for PSV I think
com.sony.dtv.photosharingplus # Sony Photo Sharing Plus
# Sony keyboard
# Google Talk Back thingy (Can be enabled in settings)
# Google user dictionary
# bug report and feedback services
# Forgot what this was, will update later
# Stuff for satelite TV, if you use satelite tv then don't remove this
# Support for the inputs menu, etc.
# Control TV with Alexa
You should be able to use any generic button remapper app to do this. I use Button Mapper: Remap your keys to do so.
Im on an unlocked S8+ ... so I guess Im good for at least another 2-3 weeks. Super Pumped! eye roll
Have you tried: "Button Mapper: Remap your keys"
[link] for your GPD XD yet?
You could use the app Button Mapper by flar2.
Check this app
Button Mapper this does without root.
It's the BK plugin which causes the issue, if you remove its administrator rights you'll find the judder disappears.
Try an app like this (it allows buttons to be mapped to Tasker tasks)?
This is what I use:
This is the answer. Otherwise this app is what I use (and I map various Tasker tasks to my buttons):
You actually can remap it with this:
Button Mapper can do it
I have tried that one. But I prefer [link]
Then add using Custom button menu. You might need a mouse with this one.
Will a button remapped application work for the S Pen
You can try Button Mapper. I'm using it in the Remap Bixby Only mode and the flashlight works perfectly.
EDIT: Yes you can using this app: [link]
I think this would also work? (before custom roms / root hacks are developed)
Oops! Button Mapper
Button Mapper can do that: [link]
Give this a try it won't work with the screen off but can be super useful otherwise. No root needed.
> Are you using this app?
Not this one: I was referring to "the app I'm using" (which is "All in one Gestures" BTW) and which have that specific issue. I was wondering if Button Mapper had been able to implement a workaround.
> Because in this app there is a toggle to disable the backlight or not
I've only installed so far the evaluation version of Button Mapper which unfortunately allow to remap none of the software buttons of my device. Anyway, I haven't been able to find that toggle in app settings. It's not even mentioned in the online description.
There also a notice which make me doubts if will work on my S7 :"Button Mapper does not work with onscreen buttons (such as soft keys or the navigation bar)"
Oh, you should have written that it require an add-on (free that one) app:
Button Light and Touch
"this app works as an add-on for Button Mapper. Button Mapper will automatically detect that Button Light and Touch is installed on devices running Marshmallow or Nougat. Installing this app adds new settings to Button Mapper and fixes the issue of the back and recents keys not lighting up if long press actions are assigned."
I have mixed feelings about purchasing that app: looks a bit overpriced for just a basic tool which does only one thing. Suffice to compare to Tasker which cost barely more and provides so much features.
Try this app: [link]
Same version as mine? What mapper app? I'm using flar2
There might be an app like this that could do it. [link]
I don't think so. Button mapper by reputable Flar doesn't work with the power button or with the screen off.
There're a few out there but that's my favorite
[link] Might have this feature. If not you could email the dev and see if it is possible to add.
Whoops looks like i misread your issue. There is no way in oxygen os to do this.
You could try this: [link]
This is a remapper app and I use it for the same reason your asking. Long press my home button to screen shot.
Solid review! If you think Nova blew your mind......try Button Mapper, this was the next best app I ever paid for.
> Regarding bixby, purchase bxactions pro. There's a free version which has slightly less customisability so you should try that first.
One should also try Button Mapper. It has similar overall capability when comparing paid app to paid app, but more when you're comparing free to free.
So you want to double-tap the physical volume down button to skip tracks? That sounds like something you would do with a button remapping app like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.homebutton. They don't work on every phone, but if it works on yours, congrats.
If you're looking for other ways to control music without opening the app, consider using a third-party music widget to keep YouTube Music controls on the home screen: https://androidcentral.com/third-party-music-widgets I suggest using a music widget without album artwork as YTM's album artwork is a bit weird sometimes.
Another solution is to use Google Assistant. "OK Google, next song" will interact with the YTM notification (and most standard media playback app notifications) to skip to the next song.
You could try something like this [link]
Nope. Apps like BxActions and Bixby Remapper don’t work anymore, though, so I recommend Button Remapper.