Button Savior (Root)

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    Button Savior (Root)

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    Published: 2015-02-25, by .

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

    • Saves buttons
    • Replaces broken buttons
    • Customize phone
    • Have to root

    "When You're Missing Buttons, Use Button Savior"


    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.

    Tags: button savior , button savior apk , button savior pro , button savior 1.1.9 apk , button saviour , buttonsavior , app/widget button savior , button savior qr , swkey v1.0.7 button savior


    by Molly

    Feb 25, 2015


    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.

    You will need to upgrade your SuperSU to latest version if you have problem with Home, Back, and Menu keys

    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

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    Users comments for Button Savior (Root)

    Mohd reabi

    by Mohd reabi

    Dec 26, 2017  |  "Great"

    Is a savior for my damage back button...i rlly recommend this for alls that have home button problems..try it and you will love it.

    Sayuk 29

    by Sayuk 29

    Dec 06, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Thanks for saving my phone

    athan raqi

    by athan raqi

    Nov 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Ashish Patil

    by Ashish Patil

    Nov 10, 2017  |  "Great"

    This app is great but it doesnt auto starts once the device is switched of you will need to start it manualy

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 29, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Google play

    The unqiue

    by The unqiue

    Oct 24, 2017  |  "OK"

    Nice app