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!