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Disable Android home, back and active apps buttons

Before you get totally into this post, I would like to warn you regarding the use of these functionalities, because they aren't user-friendly and Android Play Store wouldn’t approve of these unless you have a very strong reason.

Photo by Suika Ibuki on Unsplash

Active Apps/ Reorder Apps button

Add the following permission to AndroidManifest.xml

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.REORDER_TASKS" />

The following to the Activity

protected void onPause() {

ActivityManager activityManager = (ActivityManager) getApplicationContext()

activityManager.moveTaskToFront(getTaskId(), 0);

Home Button

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.HOME" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

Back Button

public boolean onKeyDown(int keyCode, KeyEvent event) {
// Do nothing or catch the keys you want to block


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