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[Q] Missing - lock screen shortcuts, ability to change bottom row of apps

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3rd October 2013, 03:05 PM   |  #1  
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Hey everybody,

Long long time reader, first time poster.

I've just bought a Galaxy Note 3, because I was so happy with the Note 2 I just had to have the new one.

To my surprise, there's a couple of fundamental features missing from my ****ty AU version (my Note 2 was an International Version).

There doesn't seem to be an option to enable lockscreen shortcuts, I've seen videos online of people enabling these on their respective Note 3's, but the AU version just doesn't seem to have it.
The other thing that is really grinding my gears is that the bottom row of apps on the homescreen is locked. Ie. they can not be moved or changed (Phone, Contacts, Messages, Internet, Apps), why in gods name would Samsung ever lock something like that?
There is one last thing, but I can't be sure if this is an isolated AU version issue or one that is across the board, but when I plug in my headphones, it doesn't take me to that wonderful Music specific screen like the Note 2 did. Is this something that has just been omitted from this phone or is it entirely an AU specific thing?

My question then becomes, is there anything I can do about this?
I've noticed a JB 4.3 Firmware kicking about and I would gladly void my warranty to get back these features. But I don't want to void my warranty and still not have these features, if you know what I mean.

I'd really appreciate any advice on this, as I said, I've been a long time reader of this forum, any time I've googled anything about my phone, this is the place I end up, so I know you're a knowledgeable bunch, help me out

Thanks in advance, I'll be watching this space.
3rd October 2013, 05:05 PM   |  #2  
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Mine doesn't even have the lock screen apps but I have a favorite apps widget on the lock screen.
Plus I don't have the flare in lock screen like I saw in a video review.
I have the Germany Snapdragon version

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5th October 2013, 12:10 AM   |  #3  
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I have the same issue. Has anyone found a solution yet?
5th October 2013, 02:34 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by cooper5005

I have the same issue. Has anyone found a solution yet?

I hate the locked dock as well .... also, the Australian version of touchwiz does not work in landscape mode. eg: if you use Ultimate Rotation Control to force the home screen to rotate, the touchwiz icons wont align properly in landscape.

I have complained on their Samsung Australia facebook, but none of the rep has replied.
https://www.facebook.com/SamsungAust...51943776798523

I think it is the decision of the samsung Australia to lock the dock and not allow us to change it.

maybe we need to form a petition on change.org
5th October 2013, 05:31 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by uccoffee.forum

I hate the locked dock as well .... also, the Australian version of touchwiz does not work in landscape mode. eg: if you use Ultimate Rotation Control to force the home screen to rotate, the touchwiz icons wont align properly in landscape.

I have complained on their Samsung Australia facebook, but none of the rep has replied.
https://www.facebook.com/SamsungAust...51943776798523

I think it is the decision of the samsung Australia to lock the dock and not allow us to change it.

maybe we need to form a petition on change.org

Remove the lock screen lock (pattern, password, pin) option

enter lock mode as swipe to unlock and then you can enable the shortcuts.. on lock screen

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5th October 2013, 08:16 AM   |  #6  
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5th October 2013, 08:55 AM   |  #7  
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If you don't care about voiding your warranty then it's easy fixed. It just involves deleting a couple of lines in others.xml which you can do with root explorer or a similar root file manager. I have and more all good

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5th October 2013, 08:58 AM   |  #8  
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Aus Note 3
Regarding the Aussie Note 3 dock etc, I believe this is due to the ongoing legal crap between Sammy & Apple.

Use a custom launcher or flash other firmware?
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Hi all. I am from Romania, Europe, and bought on 25th september a Note 3 from Korea. Is a N900K model, unlocked, so is working with my SIM from Vodafone RO. I had a Note 2 before and I was very happy with it. But now... I don't know... There are some problems and one is the lock screen shortcuts that I can't change. There is a "slide to right" menu were you can put the shortcuts, but not directly on the lock screen. Why?
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thanks, it works without any security ... but in the my note 1 t can still have shortcut with some security


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Originally Posted by krooksrocks

Remove the lock screen lock (pattern, password, pin) option

enter lock mode as swipe to unlock and then you can enable the shortcuts.. on lock screen

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