Home Key does not take me home anymore

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  1. adil

    adil New Member

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    Hi All, I started observing that when I leave an app with the home key, I do not get to the home screen but rather to the screen selection mode, where you get to pick which screen to open. This happens with all applications. For example opening Pone from the quick launch menu and pressing the home key...
    Similarly opening Phone from a non-home screen and pressing the home key gets me back to the home screen. It is as if the home key.
    Now I wonder if this is related to SW, HW, or settings. I am running a stock ROM build number 6.5.1-73 from Nov 30 2011
    Please help.
    Thanks,
    Adil
     
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    Are you also using the STOCK launcher or a third-party launcher such as Launcher Pro?
     
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    I am using the stock launcher.
    Thanks,
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    Have you tried a hard reset with the volume down and the power button held for 10 seconds? Are you sure you aren't double tapping the home button? Because that is what opens the screen selector.
     
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    Go to Menu, Settings, Application and see if you have something in the Double tap home launch section. Possibly that's what's going on.
     
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    Sally, I checked the double tap and it is not active.

    I made sure it is not a double tap by looking at the trace log.
    First from email which resides on home screen:
    01-21 13:18:28.876: D/PortalService(782): Portal onReceive:
    01-21 13:18:28.876: I/PortalService(782): onHandleIntent() action android.intent.action.CLOSE_SYSTEM_DIALOGS
    01-21 13:18:28.876: D/PortalService(782): received close system dialogs: homekey
    01-21 13:18:28.883: I/ActivityManager(497): Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.HOME] flg=0x10200000 cmp=com.miui.home/.lockscreen.LockscreenActivity } from pid 497
    01-21 13:18:28.930: I/ActivityManager(497): Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.DEFAULT,android.intent.category.HOME] cmp=com.motorola.blur.home/.HomeActivity } from pid 891

    and then from the home screen:
    01-21 13:25:34.540: D/PortalService(782): Portal onReceive:
    01-21 13:25:34.540: I/PortalService(782): onHandleIntent() action android.intent.action.CLOSE_SYSTEM_DIALOGS
    01-21 13:25:34.540: D/PortalService(782): received close system dialogs: homekey
    01-21 13:25:34.547: I/ActivityManager(497): Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.HOME] flg=0x10200000 cmp=com.miui.home/.lockscreen.LockscreenActivity } from pid 497
    01-21 13:25:34.555: D/ActivityRenderTarget(7742): onPause
    01-21 13:25:34.594: I/PortalReceiver(782): onReceive() actionandroid.intent.action.HISTORY_CHANGED
    01-21 13:25:34.594: I/PortalService(782): onHandleIntent() action android.intent.action.HISTORY_CHANGED
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): TaskNotifier android.intent.action.HISTORY_CHANGED
    01-21 13:25:34.594: W/TaskNotifier(782): enter HandleHistoryChanged
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): mIdleTaskId =64
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): receiving intent with idleTaskId =65 mIdleTaskId =64 movedBackId =3
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): setting sendHomeTabChangedIntent to true
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): setting mIdleTaskId to 65
    01-21 13:25:34.594: D/TaskNotifier(782): Home Task Activity com.miui.home.lockscreen.LockscreenActivity
    01-21 13:25:34.594: I/ActivityManager(497): Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.DEFAULT,android.intent.category.HOME] cmp=com.motorola.blur.home/.HomeActivity } from pid 891
    01-21 13:25:34.602: D/TaskNotifier(782): iconId = 2130837541 name =MiLocker
    01-21 13:25:34.602: I/TaskNotifier(782): setPermission:/tmp/tab_icon_2
    01-21 13:25:34.602: V/TaskNotifier(782): name MiLocker id 65
    01-21 13:25:34.602: D/TaskNotifier(782): Case:new task,sending home tab changed intent to aiw, mIdleTaskId =65
    01-21 13:25:34.602: D/TaskNotifier(782): New task {com.miui.home/com.miui.home.lockscreen.LockscreenActivity}
    01-21 13:25:34.602: I/ActivityManager(497): Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.DEFAULT,android.intent.category.HOME] cmp=com.motorola.blur.home/.HomeActivity } from pid 891
    01-21 13:25:34.618: D/ActivitityRenderTarget(7742): onResume
    01-21 13:25:34.633: D/TaskNotifier(782): Closed task 64
    01-21 13:25:34.633: W/TaskNotifier(782): Deleting file /tmp/tab_64



    Hard reset didn't fix it. Is a factory reset my last resort?
    Thanks,
    Adil
     
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    It's looking that way. To protect your SMS and Phone Log history install SMS Backup and Restore, and Phone Log Backup and Restore, both by Ritesh Sahu. Run them once and then reset. Once reset is complete, install and run again and you'll have the histories back.



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    Factory reset did fix the issue. It is a pita though.
    Thanks All.
     
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    Glad you had success with the restore. Yeah it's a pain but thank God it is available to us.

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