Phone proximity sensor bug, makes phone go mute or hang up

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  1. tassadar898
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    Coming from chevy's roms for a long time i forgot this bug existed prior to when he fixed it during 4.X... During a phone call if I hold the phone my right shoulder it will mute, dial numbers, or hang up during the call. Moving to saphire for the first time i can see this bug is present.... see this thread:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/55913-call-tilt-sensor.html

    Chevy fixed it so maybe CVPCS can?
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    There is a open Bugzilla ticket for this issue: Bug 66 – Proximity Sensor??? since 0.8.4
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    That explains why I muted the phone in a call for the first time ever last night (and I've had it since launch day).
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    It's actually an issue even with Eclair Android 2.1 the phone turning back on while holding up to your ear. Often people with long hair have the problem.

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    Huh, strange. I've never had it happen before, and my hair is very short. Hopefully it was just a fluke and doesn't happen again then.
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    I have never had the problem (short hair) with Eclair or Froyo but my g/f does unless she puts the phone behind her hair.
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    I have a buzzcut and it happens to me atleast once a day cause i rest my phone my right shoulder all the time
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    This is not a short hair/long hair/dirty hippie issue. Please read the thread (or at least the last page) the original poster linked to.
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    Yes there does appear to be at least 2 different issues relating to proximity sensor and the phone locking and staying locked when held up to ones head.
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    OK - Glad I saw this post, thought something was wrong with me phone. I almost always use my bluetooth, but yesterday I took a call without it and my phone hung up!
    Also, I noticed a slight lag when swiping to answer.
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    Yes, in the Bugzilla ticket I am asking for a Sapphire built in option to ignore the proximity sensor for locking while in a phone call and have slider lock that can be manually unlocked and unlocks automatically when call ends. There is a program in the market called Screen Suite which my g/f uses. However, Screen Suite does not disable the home key button which will unlock the phone while in a call and Screen Suite remains locked after the call ends and must be manually unlocked. I think it would be great if Sapphire addressed the proximity issues while in a call by having my suggested built in solution as an option.

    Bugzilla ticket: http://bugs.ccroms.net/show_bug.cgi?id=66

    Screen Suite: http://www.appsbeyond.com/apps/screen-suite
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    Having come from SS i can tell you chevy has found a way to completely remedy the issue on his ROM
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    What issue exactly? The phone tilting causing the phone to become unlocked during a call? There is no way to completely resolve the 'proximity issues' in general without providing a manual lock function as I suggest as an option built into Sapphire. Soon as the proximity sensor is fooled for some reason the phone will unlock while in a call leaving open the possibility of hitting mute, hanging up the call, etc.
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    Read the thread in the first post.... on his rom i never accidentally muted, hung up, dialed numbers while talking on the phone... I have done that twice in the 2 days on saphire 1.0... chevy said he found a fix and he did it.. maybe CVPCS can ask chevy how he did it? Other than that i love saph 1.0 which is why i want this issue to be resolved!
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    Yes, actually I just did some further testing and I think what is going on with people that have long hair or not is they are holding the phone at a different angle causing the phone to turn back on during a call due to the bug which apparently Chevy has resolved that problem. I agree perhaps CVPCS can ask Chevy how he resolved this bug or see what is causing based on the simple test Chevy describes in your OP link. Thanks! :)
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    My only question is more for me than to help you but, I was wondering what you like about sapphire that isn't on ss

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    I like CVPCS development approach and feature set in general. :)

    I actually don't have issue with proximity sensor while in a call. My g/f does and she uses Screen Suite and is ok with that for now.
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    Here is an easy solution till a formal fix is made. Use scriptybox and switch the phone app to cytowns overhaul. I used to have this problem all the time........big time shoulder talker here.

    Oh make sure you use the terminal editor in devtools and not one from the market, or the switch wont take! At least it wouldn't switch the apk for me.

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    Could you link to somewhere about this, or just say what exactly should be typed into the terminal?
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