How to Enable Soft Keys on Android

In this post, we’ll see how to enable soft keys on Android. Let’s get started.

For Rooted and Non-Rooted Android Devices

Install and open the Simple Control app.

Follow on-screen instructions to enable “Allow display over other apps” and accessibility service for the app.

Now, you can see this screen:

How to use screen

Tap the “Ok” button.

That’s all. All done.

Remember that this app has a lot of customization options. Use the ones you prefer.

For Rooted Android Devices Only

Note: Take a Nandroid backup before proceeding.

Steps

  1. Install and open the File Explorer Root Browser app.
  2. Provide “Root” and “Storage” permission. Now, you’ll be in the “Root Directory.”
  3. Tap system > build.prop file > Text Editor.
  4. Add the following code at the end in a new line: qemu.hw.mainkeys=0
  5. Hit the “Save” icon at the top and then tap the “Save & exit” option.
  6. Reboot your phone.

That’s it. All done.

Notes:

To disable soft keys, remove the code or replace the 0 with 1 in it.

If your device has the soft keys by default and you want to disable it, then follow the above steps and make sure to replace 0 with 1 in the code.

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