bypass power button
While i was on distrowatch today, i found out you were still supporting and updating ubuntu touch.
So i decided to try it on my old nexus 5. Everything went well and it is perfectly working.
However, my nexus 5 power button is not working anymore and i wanted to find a way to unlock lockscreen without it.
- I tried to find out about double tap or wave to wake but it does not seem to exist.
- I tried to modify the keymapping and modify the files in /system/usr/keylayout/ but i have a read-only error and i did not succeed to make the files readable.
Does somebody have a solution for my problem ?
Thanks in advance for your answer
advocatux last edited by
@remyl hi, yes the Nexus 5 button misbehaving is a well known hardware issue in that device model. Probably trying to clean it or replacing it, if it's really broken, it will be better than trying to find a software workaround, IMO.
Yes, i know that it's a known problem. The button was broken and has been removed, i tried to changed it but i didn't have the tools to do it that's why i want to find a software solution. I found a workaround for everything except to unlock lockscreen.
Modify the keymapping worked on android, and the same thing should work on ubuntu touch but the files are note writable
dobey last edited by
If there's a decent shop in your area, you should be able to get a new button installed for $20-30 or so.
But if the power button is completely dead, how are you even able to turn the device on?
I mean, you can just plug in the USB to power and the screen should come on, and then you should be able to unlock it.
The phone boot when it's plugged to the usb charger. The thing is that when the phone is booted i almost never shut it down, however unlock the lockscreen is inconvenient and plug it the the charger work but it's not a solution