Button Savior (Root)

Button Savior (Root)


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  • Saves buttons
  • Replaces broken buttons
  • Customize phone
  • Have to root
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"When You're Missing Buttons, Use Button Savior"

Reviewed by / Feb 25, 2015

If the buttons on your phone break, Button Savior can help.


The Button Savior app allows you to do a multitude of customizations to your phone. You can add floating software keys where you want them, when you want them, and can even disable the status bar and navigation bar to make your phone's screen bigger.

But beware, your phone must be rooted for the app to work.


The Button Savior app lets you customize your phone and access functions if the buttons are broken (such as power and volume). You can customize your phone experience.


Phone must be rooted.

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Developer's original description available here
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.

☆ (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 your device is rooted and still cannot use keys except home, please update su binary and superuser apk.

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
☆ MAKE CALL: For direct dial shortcut

Recently changed in this version

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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Comments and ratings for Button Savior (Root)
  • (48)

    by Dan Drake on 22/02/2015

    sch-i545 back button rarely worked, this app solves that problem perfectly... thanks!!

  • (48)

    by Vinicius Thedim on 22/02/2015

    Need more buttons reassignments and smaller icons (smaller than current preference). Could use two rows (again... Smaller icons) instead of the 3 dot button to see the remaining options, when there is no room for showing all at once. It will save one precious extra tap plus the time to select the option

  • (48)

    by Danny Danny on 21/02/2015


  • (48)

    by DeBB Rodriguez on 20/02/2015

    I finally learned how to set up the pop-up using mw menu shortcuts! Would love a button on first pop-up to enable second pop-up, so I could lose m/w altogether.

  • (48)

    by Ken Chan on 20/02/2015


  • (48)

    by Asghar Damavand on 20/02/2015

    I have htc one X double sim card without any warrenty. And of course didn't have enough time for a hardware solution. I don't know how to thank you for this wonderfull app.

  • (48)

    by Love Allah on 18/02/2015

    Saves and replaces all Hard buttons.

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