I figured out how to disable the soft buttons. You need to use ADB to pull /system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl , open it in wordpad and comment out ( put a #) in front of the key you want to disable. So search would look like this normally: key 217 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED You need to make it look like this: #key 217 SEARCH WAKE_DROPPED To disable the browser key, you just do the same to key 48. After you have edited and saved your qwerty.kl file you need to use ADB to push it back to your tablet. Power your tablet down, turn it back on you are done. TADA! No more hitting the badly placed search or browser buttons on accident!