[ROM] [OFFICIAL THREAD] Steel Droid -5-28-2014 - Resurrecting Gingerbread!

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  1. Fakecharles

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    Please hello the geriatric Droid!

    My power button no longer works. I use the volume rockers to wake the screen but I need a way to map a button to turn it off. Also a reboot button.

    Keep up the great work!

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  2. chevycam94

    chevycam94 Steel Droid ROM Developer Developer

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    The button doesnt work AT ALL? That sounds like a hardware issue. I would take it apart, and look at it, see if I can fix it, but I dont have the phone in my hands. lol
     
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    It works a little but you have to press it REALLY HARD.

    I've never taken my phone apart but I'm not against it. Just not sure what I can expect to find.

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    There is an app(s) on the market that will allow you to remap buttons or at the very least use in place of the power button. I don't know one off hand since I have never tried but its worth a look.
     
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    As in use your thumbnail on the power button? Me too...think I'm wearing it out. If this keeps up I'll have to start looking for mods.

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  6. chevycam94

    chevycam94 Steel Droid ROM Developer Developer

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    Yeah, that's a hardware problem. The way the D1 buttons are designed might explain it. There is a small (1/8th inch wide) convex metal disc that sits on top if a pair of surface contacts. When you push down on the button, it pushes the disc flat, and makes bridges the two surface contacts. If your disc is off-center, or your contacts are dirty, that would explain the issues your having. Its fixable. :)
     
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    My power button is also shot. The phone isn't 2 years old yet but I've abused it. It can take a beating. I also use the volume rocker to wake the phone. Quick Boot is a decent app for reboot options, and it is free. My upgrade is not until April so I'm not repairing it. A built in option to remap buttons would be outstanding.
     
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    Installed a reboot app and a screen off app.

    Now I want to dismantle the phone and fix the power switch. Maybe i'll check YouTube...

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    you know that Moto was nice enough to hardcode a hot key reboot similar to Alt-Ctrl-Delete except on the Moto keyboards it is ALT-CapButtonAboveALT-DEL

    not a fix for wake lock events but works well enough enough for reboots
     
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    My volume rocker is shot ;( no more recovery pretty much
     
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    I know with RZR you can maneuver with the pad on the physical keyboard and use the enter key.
     
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    chevycam94 Steel Droid ROM Developer Developer

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    You know whats weird, is I didnt even know that! Just tried and it works. Why is it I never heard about this till now?
     
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    LogCat

    REALLY LOVE this ROM !!
    but also REALLY NEED to enable logcat. have not found a way on 9.0 to get it working. ONLY have OG's to develop on, and is important to have logcat in dev environment :)
    Nice to see the screenshot showing that it can be enabled or disabled in the new 10 rom.

    P.S.
    Steel Droid is ROCK SOLID, I use it because the official ROM crashes too often and the reboots are terrible,
    SD 9 just seems to work - it is my preferred ROM on all OG's that will take it (Have 1 that only official ROM works with???? - POS).
     
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    Hey Chevy I saw in your newest update you are looking for a new launcher, why are you ditching Go? (i'm just curious Go never went well with my phone(s))
     
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    ...so you made me read the first post...:blink:
    Someone ran up his bill...that really sucks...if it wasn't him I'd be having a little talk...

    As far as free launchers, I have been partial to Zeam. Even though I paid for ADW I still like Zeam better.
    I always get the force close on boot (seems no matter what launcher I use), but after that it runs great. It has a small footprint, it's customizable, and fast. I don't know about theming with it, but the icons change when I apply a theme.
     
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