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How do I disable my Proximity detector?
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My proximity detector is broken.  It thinks that my phone is always next to my ear so when I make a call, the screen immediately blanks until the other person hangs up the phone, and then I have to cycle my screen off and on.  Until then, the only thing I can do is power off my phone.

I wanted to know if there was some way to turn off the proximity detector until I can get the issue looked at by a technician.  Is there a toggle in the settings somewhere, a code I can enter or some way to boot up into a root system to remove the function of the proximity detector?  I don't care if it stays on when it's next to my face.

Thank you.

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