Working around a touchscreen deadspot?

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  1. Sleet
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    New to android - there's a deadzone in the corner of the screen where the software back button is, and as a result I can't use it in portrait mode. Also can't switch between numbers/symbols when using the keyboard. Is there an easy way of changing the buttons' positions? Or increasing their size slightly will probably work. I have an Xperia.
     
  2. SuperSVGA

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    You would probably have to flash a custom rom for most solutions. Are you comfortable with doing that? Otherwise there may be an app that adds another back button to the screen.
     
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    Probably will eventually, just want to learn stock first. Seems possible to change the navigation bar height, I think that may be the simplest solution.
     
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    Yeah one way I know of to do that is to change the DPI, but that also effects how big other things are.
     
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    I managed to fix my phone into upside-down portrait mode which minimized the impact of a dead zone for a while. I think the app was called "Screen Orientation Locker" or "Set Screen Orientation". From Google Play
     
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    You don't need a custom rom these days, you can use "xposed modules" if your device is rooted