How To Change The Working Of Hardware Buttons In Android

You can actually change the working of these Hardware Buttons on your Android device. Therefore, configure your Android buttons by remapping their functionality in your Android device. We have mentioned two methods for doing this task. Go through the post to know about it.

Android is the only device that can be easily customized according to the user needs. Here we will be discussing a cool tweak that will really make your Android work according to your wish. Android buttons are designed or programmed to perform some particular task, but what if you are actually able to change their functionality. Yes! it is now possible as you can actually change the working of these Hardware Buttons on your Android device. And that too very easily with the help of a cool well-known tweaker that is Xposed Installer. So have a look at the complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How To Change The Working Of Hardware Buttons In Android

The method is quite simple and you just need a rooted Android device that will allow a Xposed installer to run on a device. And after having the Xposed installer, you will be using an Xposed module to remap the functionality of the hardware buttons of your device. For this, follow the guide below.

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Note: – The below-discussed method will reconfigure the program files of the button, so use this method carefully.

Steps To Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 1. First of all, you need a rooted Android as Xposed installer can be only installed on a rooted Android, so Root your android to proceed.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 2. After rooting your Android device, you have to install the Xposed installer on your Android and that’s quite the lengthy process and for that, you can proceed with our Guide to Install Xposed Installer On Android.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 3. Now after having the Xposed framework on your Android, the only thing you need is the Xposed module Xposed Additions that will allow you to remap the working of you hardware buttons.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 4. Now install the app and launch it on your Android and you just need to provide super user access to the app to proceed.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 5. Now in the app, you will see the option Buttons (Configure buttons Remap Settings), just tap on it.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 6. Now you will see all the related options that your buttons can perform, you can modify the working of all these buttons using this app.

Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android
Remap the Hardware Buttons On Android

Step 7. You can also add new keys and new conditions that will work accordingly you set them.

That’s it! You are done, now the keys and the condition will perfectly work accordingly you set in the app.

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Method #2 Using Buttons Remapper

In this method, you don’t need to have a rooted Android smartphone. Buttons remapper allows setting custom actions for hardware including capacitive (not software) buttons of your Android device. Let’s know how to use it.

Step 1. First of all, you need to download the app Buttons Remapper from Google Play Store.

Using Buttons Remapper
Using Buttons Remapper

Step 2. Now open the app, and you need to grant the permissions.

Using Buttons Remapper
Using Buttons Remapper

Step 3. After granting the permissions, you can see it’s home screen. Here you just need to click on “+” button and select “Short and Long Press.”

Using Buttons Remapper
Using Buttons Remapper

Step 4. Here you need to choose the hardware buttons and the actions.

Using Buttons Remapper
Using Buttons Remapper

That’s it you are done! Now you have remapped your Android hardware buttons.

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Method #3 Using Button Mapper

Button Mapper makes it easy to map custom actions to your volume buttons, home button, back, and recent apps keys. Remap your buttons to launch any app, shortcut or custom action. Assign custom actions to single presses, double taps and long presses of your phone’s hardware buttons. Root is not required.

Step 1. First of all, download and install Button Mapper on your Android device.

Button Mapper: Remap your keys
Button Mapper: Remap your keys
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot
  • Button Mapper: Remap your keys Screenshot

Step 2. Launch the app, and you will see the welcome screen of Button Mapper. Just, tap on next button and skip the welcome screen.

Using Button Mapper
Using Button Mapper

Step 3. Now you will be asked to grant permissions to Button Mapper. Simply enable it and tap on “Ok.”

Using Button Mapper
Using Button Mapper

Step 4. Now you will get to see the home screen of Button Mapper. Simply select the option from the mentioned list.

Using Button Mapper
Using Button Mapper

Step 5. Now whichever button you want to customize, you need to enable it and start setting the actions.

Using Button Mapper
Using Button Mapper

That’s it! You are done. This is one of the easiest methods to remap your hardware keys.

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So above is all about Change The Working Of Hardware Buttons In Android. With the above-discussed guide, you can easily reconfigure or remap the working of hardware buttons of your Android device and with that, you can make you Android to work according to your wish. Hope you like this cool post, do share with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.

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