Button Savior (Root)

Button Savior (Root)


Requires root for full function. Some keys can still work without root. No Root users running Jelly Bean (4.1) and newer can also get Button Savior Non Root to get same functions.

Top 1 Software key App on Android Market
Top 10 Must have app for root devices
Top 1 Must have app on HTC HD2
Top 1 Software key app with best customization features
Works from 1.5 to 4.0(ICS)

If you are afraid of breaking your hardware keys or you have broken keys or you simply just don't have any key on your device, get Button Savior to make your life easier.

Button Savior V2.1 is even better. If you have a Kitkat device, you get the ability to turn off statusbar or bottom navigation bar to release more screen area!

This app will display a floating software key panel which can be summoned everywhere anytime. Button Savior 1.1.6 or later now suppports E-INK display with specially made themes provided by XDA member Berlinski.

For non root user: You can still use power off, Home, Camera, Call , and volume keys or you can get Button Savior non root if you are running Jelly Bean or newer.

[Features]
☆ (NEW) Immersive mode and full screen mode to get rid of Android navigation bar completely!
☆ (NEW) PopControl that allows you to add favourite action and use instantly.
☆ (NEW) Hover control supported for automatic Software Button visibility control with mouse or Samsung S-Pen
☆ (NEW) Free floatable trigger icon
☆ (NEW) Swipe to show Button Savior panel from both sides
☆ Simulates 'Home' 'Back' 'Search' 'Back' 'Recent Task' 'Screen Off' 'Volume', 'Directional Key'
☆ Can set to always open or auto hide based on user customizable timer
☆ Two types of trigger action to choose from (Gesture trigger and Click trigger)
☆ Added Camera key and Call key simulation
☆ Customizable trigger position
☆ Also provides themese to support e-ink display
☆ Can change it to one click mode for super fast button action in option
☆ Can create shortcut action such as call someone or go to bookmark on Call or Camera keys. (With PRO)


[Not Root?]
☆ Home key is supported
☆ Power key is supported
☆ Volume key is supported
☆ Camera key is supported
☆ Call key is supported

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM GRANTING ROOT FOR THIS APP
If your device is rooted and still cannot use keys except home, please update su binary and superuser apk.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNINSTALL
You need to disable screen off feature first. To disable, go to setting/location secuirty/device admin to remove Button Savior from the list.

Theme contribution list:
(1) Default (XDA member stefen)
(2) Froyo (XDA member hlvl)
(3) Sense UI (XDA member internauta2000)
(4) Honeycomb (XDA member securecrt)
(5) Pen's Ginger (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(6) Pen's Honeycomb (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(7) Pen's Sense UI (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(8) Contrast for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(9) Metro for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(10) Subtle for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(11) K3 ICS (XDA member kam333)
(12) K3 Honeycomb (XDA member kam333)
(13) Rajiv's Windows RT (XDA member rajiv)

[This app requires following permission because]
☆ GET TASK: Need to display recent app
☆ VIBRATE: For hepatic feedback
☆ INTERNET: For ads and for shortcut with internet action
☆ ACCESS NETWORK: For ads
☆ MAKE CALL: For direct dial shortcut

Recent changes:
V2.1.5
1: Added no animation option in look and feel for faster panel opening speed.
2: Various bug fix.
Please note the new no animation option is only available to Jellybean 4.3+ devices.


If USB debug must be enabled on your device, please email me with version of ROM and model of device. Thanks

To use Directional Key, just press and hold on D-Pad icon, then move slightly left/right/up/down to change cursor direction in text view.

Hover control is available to mouse or s-pen users.
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500,000+
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About Button Savior (Root)
Requires root for full function. Some keys can still work without root. No Root users running Jelly Bean (4.1) and newer can also get Button Savior Non Root to get same functions.

Top 1 Software key App on Android Market
Top 10 Must have app for root devices
Top 1 Must have app on HTC HD2
Top 1 Software key app with best customization features
Works from 1.5 to 4.0(ICS)

If you are afraid of breaking your hardware keys or you have broken keys or you simply just don't have any key on your device, get Button Savior to make your life easier.

Button Savior V2.1 is even better. If you have a Kitkat device, you get the ability to turn off statusbar or bottom navigation bar to release more screen area!

This app will display a floating software key panel which can be summoned everywhere anytime. Button Savior 1.1.6 or later now suppports E-INK display with specially made themes provided by XDA member Berlinski.

For non root user: You can still use power off, Home, Camera, Call , and volume keys or you can get Button Savior non root if you are running Jelly Bean or newer.

[Features]
☆ (NEW) Immersive mode and full screen mode to get rid of Android navigation bar completely!
☆ (NEW) PopControl that allows you to add favourite action and use instantly.
☆ (NEW) Hover control supported for automatic Software Button visibility control with mouse or Samsung S-Pen
☆ (NEW) Free floatable trigger icon
☆ (NEW) Swipe to show Button Savior panel from both sides
☆ Simulates 'Home' 'Back' 'Search' 'Back' 'Recent Task' 'Screen Off' 'Volume', 'Directional Key'
☆ Can set to always open or auto hide based on user customizable timer
☆ Two types of trigger action to choose from (Gesture trigger and Click trigger)
☆ Added Camera key and Call key simulation
☆ Customizable trigger position
☆ Also provides themese to support e-ink display
☆ Can change it to one click mode for super fast button action in option
☆ Can create shortcut action such as call someone or go to bookmark on Call or Camera keys. (With PRO)


[Not Root?]
☆ Home key is supported
☆ Power key is supported
☆ Volume key is supported
☆ Camera key is supported
☆ Call key is supported

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM GRANTING ROOT FOR THIS APP
If your device is rooted and still cannot use keys except home, please update su binary and superuser apk.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNINSTALL
You need to disable screen off feature first. To disable, go to setting/location secuirty/device admin to remove Button Savior from the list.

Theme contribution list:
(1) Default (XDA member stefen)
(2) Froyo (XDA member hlvl)
(3) Sense UI (XDA member internauta2000)
(4) Honeycomb (XDA member securecrt)
(5) Pen's Ginger (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(6) Pen's Honeycomb (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(7) Pen's Sense UI (XDA member Pens and DreamS)
(8) Contrast for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(9) Metro for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(10) Subtle for E-INK (XDA member OMGWTF_BBQ aka BerlinSki)
(11) K3 ICS (XDA member kam333)
(12) K3 Honeycomb (XDA member kam333)
(13) Rajiv's Windows RT (XDA member rajiv)

[This app requires following permission because]
☆ GET TASK: Need to display recent app
☆ VIBRATE: For hepatic feedback
☆ INTERNET: For ads and for shortcut with internet action
☆ ACCESS NETWORK: For ads
☆ MAKE CALL: For direct dial shortcut

Recent changes:
V2.1.5
1: Added no animation option in look and feel for faster panel opening speed.
2: Various bug fix.
Please note the new no animation option is only available to Jellybean 4.3+ devices.


If USB debug must be enabled on your device, please email me with version of ROM and model of device. Thanks

To use Directional Key, just press and hold on D-Pad icon, then move slightly left/right/up/down to change cursor direction in text view.

Hover control is available to mouse or s-pen users.

User reviews of Button Savior (Root)
Among other buttons adds a pop out BACK button when the back button on top of screen is not visible due to an app being "Full Screen"
Mar 10, 2012
still no sound on tap. i'm stuck ov v1.1.7
Nov 11, 2011
great app, perfect for using my adam tablet at night. would help if it remembered position settings though.
Mar 3, 2011
sucks , resets to default , side button is rite where my thumb is ,
Mar 3, 2011
Works great on my Droid x. I would pay for the option of putting the bar on the bottom though.
Jan 13, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Yesterday 4:26 PM
not.working on nexus9 stock rom rooted only the home button works,back and recent doesnt
A Google User
Thursday 10:52 AM
Not working..poor
A Google User
6 days ago
I love this guy he is dedicated to his app, and his customers! this developer has really made one of the best apps on Play Store and it keeps getting better he keeps giving us love, I would like to recommend to him improve the directional pad, I wonder if you could make it an eighth way directional pad and make it compatible with games that would be so cool to be able to double it as as a directional game pad. being able to use in video games would make this another level of usefulness! and would open to a more broader gaming community it is huge! that would be freaking amazing! yes your welcome for the suggestion, when your done just sitting back collecting your royalties think of me when your wealthy maybe send me some shared wealth could always use some financial help! ;-) could you please also update your high definition pack to include the the new directional pad a etc.. tis why I'm not using one i really like in the pack purchased. one more suggestion i think the vast Android users would love is maybe in the hotkey area o think you can ad 9 shortcuts, even programmable keyboard shortcuts, maybe release an in app tutorial telling us the codes for keys found on desktop keyboard for us to manually add the codes please. like i would like the code for home key end key and pageup & pagedown, which i know all work because when i use teamviewer quicksupport app remotely using my desktop keyboard on my NOTE4 all those keys work perfectly. thanks again for the love and dedication to your already fantastic app! Justin Cram dyingjedi
A Google User
6 days ago
Yey Better
A Google User
Feb 22, 2015
Gem. Use on both my 7" and 5" phones. Might I suggest an option to exclude the 'close' button, as it's unnecessary when it's set to auto hide after two seconds.