problem is hardware related happened to me some few months ago…
I took the phone for repair in the city I was in (location-China).
they opened up the phone and said nothing was wrong with the button but if I would want to change, I could only buy online as it was not available from the market.
On arrival of the button, I went to go fix and was told I could risk spoiling my screen
I was like whats the worse that could happen, you guys always say the same.
After the fixing was done, I tell you my screen did spoil had to buy and install a new screen. (also, from the shop I bought the button there had been some similar incidents about the ‘screen spoiling’ which I ignored)
SO, WHATS MY POINT?
- if it’s not a necessity don’t, (for my situation i was using an unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 build so i was able to enable navigation keys which worked perfectly until i worsened the situation)
- if you must buy, look for an authentic button(Home建）, (i think mine wasn’t)
- look for a proffessional that knows his way round phones (for a little heating is needed to pop out the screen and also adhesive for gluing it back)
- i’d advice not to try fixing on your own but if you are a pro, ride on.
AND I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU. GOD BLESS!
I dont know how much you use your smartphone. I am more a pc person.
But I just put the smart function on, so I can at least get to the homescreen if I needed to, and now I am happy. Isn’t perfect but enough for me.
I also tried a clean factory reset and updated to the latest G version, and put my phone over night in a glas of rice. In case it was caused by a water or rather cleaning damage! No success.
Once I installed the 4.5. I or A version and my home button worked a little bit. Or it was just one touch to get back to the home screen… I don’t know. Probably a hardware issue!