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How to close a crashed application by clicking the back button (root)

We all know how applications can be unstable. Who has never had an ugly app crash on your Android screen? If you have root premises, a simple trick unlocks and closes any app by long pressing the back button. See more details below.

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Do not try to unlock an app on gross force. / ANDROIDPIT

Anyone who already uses a custom ROM knows the function. Given the amount of features Android Lollipop has incorporated from ROMs, it wouldn't surprise me if a future version of Android included the option to return to unlock as a serial feature. But at l, there is an app that performs the same task.

S could have been a developer of the XDA forum called elesbb, the creator of the package, which cannot be found in the Google Play store. To download it, therefore, you must enable Unknown Sources by going to Settings> Security. Be sure to disable permission once you have entered the APK. As we said before, you will also need root permissions to use it.

note: The developer warns that on Samsung devices, by installing the app you will no longer be able to use the multi-window bar. Also, install an app that is not in the Play Store at your own risk.

How to close an app by long-clicking the back button

1. Download the hold back to kill app from this XDA link;

2. Once downloaded, click on the notification to install it and accept the permissions;

3. When opening the app, you must set the duration of the click for gesture control (in milliseconds). Choose a figure between 300 and 600 and click Save And Close (you can change this value later if not appropriate);

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Enter the left duration and accept the app in Accessibility. / ANDROIDPIT

4. You will be automatically taken to the Accessibility menu, where you must click the Kill Hold Back option and then activate the function. Click OK to accept the permissions.

5. Now open an app and click and hold the Back button to close it. A superuser allowance will appear. Grant access to Hold Back to Kill and you will see a small toaster showing that the app has been closed. And ready!

How do you usually close a crashed app?

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