Captivate Search Button Fixer

2.4
11 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

All AT&T Captivate (US-AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy S) phones have a hardware issue where the Search Button gets automatically pressed if your phone is exposed to moisture. This can get really annoying as the phone opens up the search screen, hides the keyboard and moves focus away from the current application ensuring that you can't get anything done.

This application disables the search button by modifying the handset's keyboard layout files. You can even restore (unfix) the layout files if you need to.

This app is open source software. You can access the source code at https://github.com/born2c0de/captivate-search-button-fix

This app is designed to work for other phones as well but provides no guarantees.

NOTE:
1) Since I've only encountered phones where the search key had problems, I have disabled the other buttons (HOME, MENU and BACK) from being fixed. If you have issues with other buttons, send me an email and I'll enable the button for the application.
2) YOU NEED TO HAVE ROOT PERMISSIONS AND BUSYBOX TO USE THIS APP.
3) THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR DEVICE. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Updated on
May 12, 2012

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2.4
11 reviews
A Google user
August 19, 2012
Would give 5 stars if it worked with my Jelly Bean rom. However it worked great with ICS. Can't really blame dev since my phone does not have an official Jelly Bean rom.
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A Google user
September 23, 2012
I'm giving this a three star because I think the problem I'm encountering (the app doesn't do anything ) is because I'm running a cyanogenmod version of android 4.1.. in theory, this is the fix I've been waiting for for about 1 year.. hope it gets patched. thanks.
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A Google user
November 18, 2012
sadly didnt worked for my cappy with SaltyBean custom rom, a programmer should find a fix for this or I will sell the phone,,, thanks for trying
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