Indotechboy — Do you have a broken keys or button on your Android device or you just want to assign a function you use often to another button as a shortcut? Then what you're looking is hack called "keys or button remapping".
Example if your power key on your Androi device is already hard to be pressed, then you might want to assign the power key function to "recent apps" or another keys.
Or If you often taking screenshot on your Android device, it must be suck to press and hold two or even three keys simultaneously everytime you take screenshot, when why we can't just holding the "back key" to take a screenshot if we want?
Now there is a convenient way to remap your Android device keys or button using an Xposed module Android app called "Xposed Additions".
Xposed Additions Android application Xposed module info
|app title||Xposed Additions|
|system requirements||Xposed Framework installed.|
|tested on||Android phone: Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ|
Xposed Additions Android application Xposed module description
Quoted from the developer:
"Xposed Additions is a module that allows you to control some addition power and button features. This includes Full control of how the device should react during USB Plug/UnPlug and button re-map which allows you to assign new actions to click or long press of each button, including disabling it. The re-map allows you to assign different action for awake state and sleep state."
Personally I was use Xposed additions to remap the screenshot button on my Samsung Galaxy V Android phone. It sucks that I have to press and hold the "volume down" and "power" to take a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ Android smartphone (ouch.. my fingers hurts 😢 ).
Even worse, in CM12.1 ROM and up you must press and hold the combination of three keys or buttons: "power" + "volume down" + "home" to take a screenshot :v . But with this Xposed Additions APK Android app, I had remap it. I could take a screenshot only by holding the "volume down" button. Also I had remap my long press "volume up" button into a flashlight / torch switcher.
Xposed Additions apk download link
Xposed Additions Android application is available for free on Play Store. Rate it and leave a nice review if you find the app useful.