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Angry [APP][4+] SkipLock Beta - Skip the lock screen (Formerly Unlock With WiFi) 4/17

The app is now live on Google Play.

Thanks to all my beta testers for helping me iron out the wrinkles. I will still post beta versions here when I have new features that need testing.


Tired of entering your password all the time? SkipLock lets you skip past the lock screen when you're connected to a designated wifi or bluetooth device. When you're at home or in your car, your phone is safe and you don't need to be typing in that damn password all the time. When you're connected to your wifi network, or any bluetooth device, you can go straight to the home screen when you press the power button. You can even have it keep the phone unlocked while you're connected to a bluetooth keychain or headset. As soon as the phone gets out of range, it locks.

This is a public beta. SkipLock is a complete rewrite of Unlock With WiFi. Why rewrite it? This blog post explains the reasoning behind it.

Here are the new features in SkipLock:
  • Pattern and face unlock supported on rooted devices
  • Completely redesigned Android 4+ user interface
  • No background service = less memory usage and more reliable
  • No status bar icon required (but itís still an option). Tray-only notifications also an option.
  • If you have notifications enabled, you can now tap the notification to instantly lock the device
  • Even more cool stuff coming later

Many of the existing features from Unlock With WiFi will also be in the new app. Some of them are:
  • Automatically turn off wifi when leaving home
  • Automatically turn on/off bluetooth
  • Automatically turn on/off sync
  • WidgetLocker integration
  • Lock delay has been removed because Android 4+ supports it natively now

If you have a bug to report, press Bug Report in the app's menu. This will send me some diagnostic information that will help me figure out what's wrong. This is the quickest way to get a response. You may post more general questions in this thread, and I will try to answer them, but bug reports sent directly to me take precedence.

SkipLock requires Android 4.0 or above. Root is required for patterns and face unlock. Only PINs and passwords are supported without root.
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The FAQ is now being maintained on my website.
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sorry about that! it is the first release of the beta, so please bear with me. can you email me the log file? it's at /sdcard/SkipLock.log. send it to support at benhirashima dot you know what.
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This seems like a really great and useful app. However I can't seem to access it. Every time I click on the app it just crashes.

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This seems like a really great and useful app. However I can't seem to access it. Every time I click on the app it just crashes.

Running Droid Bionic with Jelly Bean [4.1.2]
sorry, corrupted apk file! i just uploaded a new one that works.
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Seems to work fine on my Nexus 5.
Only tested the WiFi setting though, not bluetooth.

Are there any plans to unlock with NFC too? I should be getting an NFC ring soon and I'd love for it to work with that, so when I grab my phone there's no PIN/password but when others get hold of it it requires a PIN/password.
 
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Seems to work fine on my Nexus 5.
Only tested the WiFi setting though, not bluetooth.

Are there any plans to unlock with NFC too? I should be getting an NFC ring soon and I'd love for it to work with that, so when I grab my phone there's no PIN/password but when others get hold of it it requires a PIN/password.
i would love to do that too, but unfortunately, the NFC reader is not active unless the phone is already awake and unlocked. that goes for most phones anyway. obviously, there are some exceptions, like the moto x.
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i would love to do that too, but unfortunately, the NFC reader is not active unless the phone is already awake and unlocked. that goes for most phones anyway. obviously, there are some exceptions, like the moto x.
True, but there are plenty of custom ROMs and even xposed modules which allow you to enable NFC with the screen off or with the screen on and the phone locked.
Still, if it's not something you're willing to add, there's nothing I can do to change that. The app works great as it is.
 
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True, but there are plenty of custom ROMs and even xposed modules which allow you to enable NFC with the screen off or with the screen on and the phone locked.
Still, if it's not something you're willing to add, there's nothing I can do to change that. The app works great as it is.
hmm, that's interesting. maybe i'll look into it when i get a chance.
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