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19th June 2014, 12:32 AM |#21  
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interesting

Yeah. Something fishy here

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19th June 2014, 01:55 AM |#22  
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Yeah. Something fishy here

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halo was involved in a layer of the os thats very secure, thats why you couldnt install apps while there. maybe its the same here?
19th June 2014, 02:03 AM |#23  
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halo was involved in a layer of the os thats very secure, thats why you couldnt install apps while there. maybe its the same here?

Maybe. But it just seems weird that a lockscreen replacement would create an overlay for the entire system even when it's not activated.

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19th June 2014, 05:56 PM |#24  
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Check this out. . We discovered this in the Paranoid Android Community the other day.

If you have Echo Notifications Lockscreen installed, whether you have it activated or not, it disables installation of apks and the OK button on certain other dialogs. I went nuts trying to figure out what happened...

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Just tested that out myself and it does in fact cause the issue. Weird.
20th June 2014, 07:08 AM |#25  
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Just coming in to confirm that it is indeed Echo Lockscreen that can cause this issue. Happened on my One X running Paranoid Android 4.4-RC2.
25th June 2014, 07:59 AM |#26  
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Originally Posted by Pirateghost

Check this out. . We discovered this in the Paranoid Android Community the other day.

If you have Echo Notifications Lockscreen installed, whether you have it activated or not, it disables installation of apks and the OK button on certain other dialogs. I went nuts trying to figure out what happened...

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Echo developer here. You can install APKs by unchecking "use Echo lockscreen" in the settings. After you install the APK, you can turn Echo back on.

Echo hold a overlay in the background to update the UI whenever a notification arrives. This allows us to be much faster than most apps that only update the UI when the lockscreen appears. During the apk install prompt, google checks whether any overlay exists (thus any screen filter app would disable it too), and doesn't allow the user to proceed if there's one exists.

We are working on a more permanent fix for this issue that retains the smoothness. For now, APK installs work fine when you pause Echo in settings.
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25th June 2014, 01:33 PM |#27  
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Echo developer here. You can install APKs by unchecking "use Echo lockscreen" in the settings. After you install the APK, you can turn Echo back on.

Echo hold a overlay in the background to update the UI whenever a notification arrives. This allows us to be much faster than most apps that only update the UI when the lockscreen appears. During the apk install prompt, google checks whether any overlay exists (thus any screen filter app would disable it too), and doesn't allow the user to proceed if there's one exists.

We are working on a more permanent fix for this issue that retains the smoothness. For now, APK installs work fine when you pause Echo in settings.

This is not a good solution. Your product is suffering because of this and you have caused quite a lot of problems for a lot of people. Have you clarified this in your play store listing?

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25th June 2014, 06:54 PM |#28  
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This is not a good solution. Your product is suffering because of this and you have caused quite a lot of problems for a lot of people. Have you clarified this in your play store listing?

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Absolutely - We make this very clear in our play store listing.
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