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Ask Dr. Root: Is it possible to Remap Buttons?

Hello kiddies, hope you had a good holiday!  Since it tis the season to be giving, what better way than to hit you with a new app to help those of you with multiple Android devices. As I was browsing XDA, I came across this handy little app that lets you adjust the function associated with each button on your phone.  Being that I have multiple phones and the hardware keys are different on almost all of them, sometimes you catch yourself hitting the wrong buttons. Well not anymore with an app called Button Re-mapper.  The nice thing about this app is that instead of needing coding experience, it packages it for you in a nice clean interface for you to use, and in case you need to go back to your original layout it will do that also.

Here is a link to the apk:   Button remapper apk

Also, if you enjoy this app please think about grabbing the donate version.

Dr. Root (mrpicolas)

  • Franciscodv92

    I keep getting a rom type not supported error I've got the og droid rooted running simply stunning 4.9 using a chevy no.1 1.1ghz kernel

  • Apsmojo

    I'm running an OG unrooted and would like to know if there is a way I can get the black status bar.

  • The350zWolf

    I wonder if it can remap the QWERTY keys on my droid2/ogdroid

  • PyroHoltz


    What device are you using for your screenshots? Any indication from the developer, which devices this works best w/?

    Cool idea, but it seems strange to want to remap the buttons along the face of the phone. If you thought it was tough to remember what each button does because you have so many devices, just wait until you can't remember what you've mapped a button to…the graphic won't help anymore…haha.

  • mathees

    whats a good way to utilize this? can't see my back button doing anything besides back…

  • Onelegchair

    I'm only getting “Power” and “Headsethook” options for Droid. What's up with that. I thought I'd finally found an answer to my broken power button problem.

  • Supersport

    Nice.. Is it possible to map the search button to change the homescreen from landscape to portrait and vica versa?

    • Timoh

      I'd love that. I never use my search button. Or even to open teh app drawer so I can put something useful in its place.

  • Very cool, thanks! This is one feature I miss from my old BlackBerry.

  • Bigrob60

    So is this really that big of a problem. People need to remap the buttons now. Don't get me wrong adding more to “Droid Does” is good. But, this is got to be overkill.

    • Not a need, but a WANT 🙂

      and because we WANT to, WE CAN. Unlike those one button types

      • Bigrob60

        So true. I've just never really had that much of a problem w/ them. But there's a first time for everything. Maybe my next phone.

    • It would be nice for mapping buttons to have different options while the screen is off like play/pause, skip track and so on for music.

      • Bigrob60

        Good idea.

  • Timoh

    Definitely cool. Looking forward to future releases. Right now on the DX I can only remap the power button and whatever the headsethook is.
    Thanks for the heads up!

  • Haztv

    Link is dead

  • tbaybe

    way over my head 🙂

    • g00ber

      Everything is.

      • The350zWolf

        Hey, be nice to the lady!

        • g00ber

          She's use to my crap.