mic_888 · Jun 10, 2010 at 06:15 am

How to Remap Hardkey Actions on your Hero

Are you tired of clicking on the app drawer in order to launch the camera app on your HTC Hero CDMA?  Want to wake your screen using another key? Don’t really use the ‘Search’ key and could find a better use for it?

Well, XDA forum member Decad3nce has written up a pretty informative guide on remapping the hardkey buttons to your hearts’ content.

You’ll need to be familiar with adb commands and the use of an editing tool (Notepad++ as suggested by Decad3nce) in order to edit the ‘heroc-keypad.kl’ file.

There are different attributes assigned to each key and Decad3nce has clearly listed these out for you by key number and action, including if the action should wake your Hero on button push or just complete the action directly.

For those of you who may have an aversion to adb and would prefer to flash any tweaks, Decad3nce has mentioned a possible update.zip coming soon.

To check out the guide, visit the forum thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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