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Motorola Droid "back" button broken

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June 7, 2011 4:18:20 AM

Hello,

I have a Motorola Droid(original version) and its back button no longer works. I hit the home button, use an app to close all applications and then reopen the application I was using, all in order to go "back".

I am not up for the "new every two" perk offered by Verizon, and if the back button worked, I would be more than happy with my Droid.

So my question for you is this:

Can I get this "fixed" or would I have to buy a whole new phone?

If it can be fixed, would I have to send it into Verizon or is there an alternative?

Thank you for your time,
Tim
June 8, 2011 12:41:24 AM

Think your best bet is to call Verizon first to see what choices they offer you. Also, check Verizon, Motorola, and other websites to see if other people have had the same problem and if they were able to resolve it.

Hope this helps
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June 23, 2011 5:56:47 AM

Hey Tim,

If you cant get the phone fixed, there IS a solution. 2 in fact.
A program called "button savior" is available on the android market, as is another called "soft keys"

Both allow on screen button replacements for the android hard keys at the bottom of the screen.
You need to "root" your phone for either of these to work using "SuperOneClick".

This allows root access to install unapproved apps, with greater control over your device than the manufacturers will generally allow.

This voids your warrentee, but, your phone is broken anyway, so I say, Go For It!

Good luck!
citygazer@hotmail.com



timothy2180 said:
Hello,

I have a Motorola Droid(original version) and its back button no longer works. I hit the home button, use an app to close all applications and then reopen the application I was using, all in order to go "back".

I am not up for the "new every two" perk offered by Verizon, and if the back button worked, I would be more than happy with my Droid.

So my question for you is this:

Can I get this "fixed" or would I have to buy a whole new phone?

If it can be fixed, would I have to send it into Verizon or is there an alternative?

Thank you for your time,
Tim

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June 30, 2011 11:03:08 PM

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