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Lock Screen widgets - UPDATE: 6-19-04 Galaxy S4 Semi Working!

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17th June 2014, 10:51 PM   |  #1  
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So,

Little bit of a rant. But seems Samsung chose to remove the Lock Screen widgets feature. I just spoke to someone on live chat about this, they claim Android as of KITKAT 4.4.2, no longer has this feature. Bull sh!t.

Now, I saw the lock screen was ported to Galaxy S4 and in that port there also is no lock screen widgets.

I am requesting help of ALL OF US developers for the S5 and the like to come together and see if we can figure out how/where they disabled this. I also am thinking of just porting the Galaxy S4 lock screen to our phone. However, this would most likely break the finger print scanner.

What i would personally like, is modifing smali code to enable them again on the current lock screen. The main parts of the lockscreen are found in /system/priv-app/Keyguard.apk. I am personally working on this. There HAS to be a way to enable it.

To start, i'm simply comparing different aspects of the lock screen with the Galaxy S4 lock screen. Hopefully this will lead to the idiotic changes made by Samsung.


Please, if anybody has any input, please post!! This, to me, is the only let down of the S5. I really want this working. While I can make an app to "mimic" the lockscreen widgets, i really want native support. And im sure others do as well

Thanks guys for reading!
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17th June 2014, 11:17 PM   |  #2  
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It seems that they also disabled "settings shortcuts" also. On my Note 3 a screen press brings up the widgets screen where you can add shortcuts (I find Battery to be very useful) - I can't do this on my S5?

What the hell are these Samsung idiots thinking?
18th June 2014, 12:57 AM   |  #3  
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It seems that they also disabled "settings shortcuts" also. On my Note 3 a screen press brings up the widgets screen where you can add shortcuts (I find Battery to be very useful) - I can't do this on my S5?

What the hell are these Samsung idiots thinking?

You are correct. No Widgets on the lock screen. I'm trying very hard to get this back. Except for tonight, pretty little liars is on xD

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18th June 2014, 02:09 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by elesbb

So,

Little bit of a rant. But seems Samsung chose to remove the Lock Screen widgets feature. I just spoke to someone on live chat about this, they claim Android as of KITKAT 4.4.2, no longer has this feature. Bull sh!t.

Now, I saw the lock screen was ported to Galaxy S4 and in that port there also is no lock screen widgets.

I am requesting help of ALL OF US developers for the S5 and the like to come together and see if we can figure out how/where they disabled this. I also am thinking of just porting the Galaxy S4 lock screen to our phone. However, this would most likely break the finger print scanner.

What i would personally like, is modifing smali code to enable them again on the current lock screen. The main parts of the lockscreen are found in /system/priv-app/Keyguard.apk. I am personally working on this. There HAS to be a way to enable it.

To start, i'm simply comparing different aspects of the lock screen with the Galaxy S4 lock screen. Hopefully this will lead to the idiotic changes made by Samsung.


Please, if anybody has any input, please post!! This, to me, is the only let down of the S5. I really want this working. While I can make an app to "mimic" the lockscreen widgets, i really want native support. And im sure others do as well

Thanks guys for reading!

Good to see you here finally seeing some guys from the tmo gs4 forum migrating here lol
20th June 2014, 12:55 AM   |  #5  
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Update: I have the galaxy s4 lockscreen somewhat working now! :d
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