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***REQUESTING INFO FROM USERS! SEE LAST POST!!!*** Screen Locker v1.0.1

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By elesbb, Senior Member on 30th October 2013, 11:51 PM
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Hey fellow XDA members!

I was using my phone and accidentally clicked a bunch of things xD

So I was like, well it would be nice to have a way to lock my screen but still see it lol.

Then I saw on Facebook where someone said "I really hate when I give my phone to someone to look at a picture and they swipe left or right to look at other pictures"

So I made an app that you can lock the screen and disable all touch input, it also disables the status bar from being expanded as well. Also consumes button presses

You activate the lock by either long pressing on the search button, or a notification

To unlock your screen again, just enter a pattern which you created I love this app Hope you guys do as well!

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UPDATE 10.31.13
- Fixed home button issue
- Temporarily fixed recent apps issue

UPDATE 11.1.13
- Removed trying to close recent apps, instead screen is completely black and you can only unlock it, nothing else will unlock it. and you cannot see what is on the screen. (labeled as b1 for "beta 1" as im not sure how many people will like this method.)

Downloads temporarily removed.
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31st October 2013, 02:17 AM |#2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elesbb

Hey fellow XDA members!

I was using my phone and accidentally clicked a bunch of things xD

So I was like, well it would be nice to have a way to lock my screen but still see it lol.

Then I saw on Facebook where someone said "I really hate when I give my phone to someone to look at a picture and they swipe left or right to look at other pictures"

So I made an app that you can lock the screen and disable all touch input, it also disables the status bar from being expanded as well. Also consumes button presses

You activate the lock by either long pressing on the search button, or a notification

To unlock your screen again, just enter a pattern which you created I love this app Hope you guys do as well!

Donations appreciated! Thanks are loved!

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31st October 2013, 04:08 AM |#3  
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This is a genius idea!
31st October 2013, 04:10 AM |#4  
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Tried it on HTC DNA was able to use the back and the home button. Using either, the notification shade kept rolling itself back up. These are capacitive buttons on my phone. The touch was disabled though.

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31st October 2013, 04:12 AM |#5  
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Nice work with this app. It works like a charm on my Nexus 7 2013. I've featured it on the XDA Portal.
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31st October 2013, 04:13 AM |#6  
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Also I forgot device has no search button and in the full screen mode for gallery app no notification pulldown is available. I know gallery lock down was a focus for the app.

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31st October 2013, 04:29 AM |#7  
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Great minds, great works

I haven't used this app yet since im in the office now but I just cant wait to try this

This is something I was really looking for but never thought that someone like you will make an app for this too

Great work mate
31st October 2013, 04:45 AM |#8  
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I'm curious from a dev standpoint - how do you handle the home key presses? Or does the system level alert cause them to be ignored automatically?

EDIT: A home key press bypasses the app. Maybe add an option so your app can be a "launcher" as well.
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sounds promising and useful! the screen is locked but what about the the home button and the back key? can others bypass the lock by pressing them?
31st October 2013, 05:36 AM |#10  
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Easy to bypass
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Originally Posted by rayjr13

Tried it on HTC DNA was able to UAE the back and the home button. Using either the notication shade kept rolling itself back up. These are capacitive buttons on my phone. The touch was disabled though.

Sent via my M7DNA

Unfortunately, as Rayjr13 mentions, hitting the home or back button unlocks.
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