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By KDJewl, Member on 4th May 2014, 11:26 PM
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Hi there,

I've been really happy with my Nexus 5 since buying it in February, but I've always been jealous of those notifications iPhone users get on their lockscreen... So I decided to look at many different lockscreen apps. However, and I've found this issue multiple times with Widgetlocker, SlideLock, etc. After installing, the apps work like normal; my stock lock screen is disabled and the other shows up in its place. But after a while, seemingly random, the lockscreen app fails to show the screen, and I often have to flip it on and off or even reinstall it to get it to show up again... Has anyone else had this problem and possibly knows of a solution? I'm running a rooted factory ROM. Thanks in advance!

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5th May 2014, 12:39 AM |#2  
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Hi there,

I've been really happy with my Nexus 5 since buying it in February, but I've always been jealous of those notifications iPhone users get on their lockscreen... So I decided to look at many different lockscreen apps. However, and I've found this issue multiple times with Widgetlocker, SlideLock, etc. After installing, the apps work like normal; my stock lock screen is disabled and the other shows up in its place. But after a while, seemingly random, the lockscreen app fails to show the screen, and I often have to flip it on and off or even reinstall it to get it to show up again... Has anyone else had this problem and possibly knows of a solution? I'm running a rooted factory ROM. Thanks in advance!

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Just get a ROM with lock screen notifications. There's a bunch with the feature.
5th May 2014, 12:40 AM |#3  
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Just get a ROM with lock screen notifications. There's a bunch with the feature.

Hmm...I was really hoping for more of a solution to the problem than a way to avoid it, but if that's what I have to do I guess I'll do it.

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5th May 2014, 12:47 AM |#4  
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Hmm...I was really hoping for more of a solution to the problem than a way to avoid it, but if that's what I have to do I guess I'll do it.

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Well, seems like app issues. No one here can really help with that. You'd need to go to app website or email the makers.
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Well, seems like app issues. No one here can really help with that. You'd need to go to app website or email the makers.

Okay thanks. I was sorta thinking that but I thought I'd ask here first since its literally EVERY lockscreen app that I try.. But thanks again!

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5th May 2014, 08:29 PM |#6  
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Okay thanks. I was sorta thinking that but I thought I'd ask here first since its literally EVERY lockscreen app that I try.. But thanks again!

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.nilsplus

Try this if you don't want a custom ROM. Rather than "replacing" the default lockscreen with an app it overlays on top. You'll also need to install this first but do not add it as a Lockscreen Widget since NiLS Floating Panel overlays over the lockscreen without needing the Widget.
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