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[MOD] avlock[11], a real, system-level lock screen replacement (fixed 04/22/2010)

16th April 2010, 05:18 PM |#1  
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avlock[10] is a (the first?) real, *system-level* lock screen replacement for Android (CM 5.0.6).

it replaces the standard "connect the dots" behavior with pin-like mechanism. patterns can be arbitrarily large, and nodes can be repeated. also, there are no numbers -- just circles. definitely not for everyone, but i think some people may like it.

here's how it works:

http://files.clangen.org/avlock/avlock.m4v

if you want to try it you must have CM 5.0.6 installed, then:

1. reboot to bootloader
2. nandroid backup <-- do it. seriously. just in case.
3. flash avlock[x].zip
4. reboot
5. if you don't have a lock pattern already, set one: Home > Menu > Settings > Location and Security > Set Unlock Pattern

faq:

q: what happens if something goes really wrong and i can't log in?
a: i've been tweaking this mod for a long time and you shouldn't have any problems. BUT IF YOU DO:

* restore from nandroid backup made in step 2 above

OR

* if you know how to use adb, just delete the file pattern file and reboot:

adb remount
adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
adb shell reboot

q: what files are replaced by the patch?
a: framework.jar, framework-res.apk, android.policy.jar, Settings.apk

q: why not just distribute this as a simple .apk file?
a: this is a system-level mod because it replaces system-level components. it cannot be distributed as an .apk.

changelog:

avlock[8]:
* initial release

avlock[9]:
* added tactile feedback
* reduced login delay

avlock[10]:
* disabling "Use visible pattern" works now
* better integration with system and Settings.
* re-added drag lock option.

avlock[11]:
* added the ability to specify a pattern timeout

use at your own risk. i am not responsible for any damages caused by this software. MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP FIRST!

caution: if you update your rom, install a theme, or flash another mod that replaces framework.jar, framework-res.apk, or android.framework.jar, you may not be able to log in upon reboot (or even spin into a boot loop). either (1) make sure you disable your lock screen before flashing or (2) rm gesture.key as described in the faq!

download:

avlock[11]: http://droidbasement.com/db-blog/?p=202 (thanks, pershoot)

sources:

http://github.com/avatar5d
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16th April 2010, 05:36 PM |#2  
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wow, nifty and works well enough

It'd be really nice if it was faster, there is close to a 2 second lag between entering and unlocking
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16th April 2010, 06:39 PM |#4  
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Nice , i agree with the faster unlock and if it's possible to install it via apk or another methode than flashing in recovery mode.
Good work.
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16th April 2010, 06:41 PM |#5  
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Nice , i agree with the faster unlock and if it's possible to install it via apk or another methode than flashing in recovery mode.
Good work.
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You could always unzip the zip and push the files manually

adb shell stop
adb push these files to their respective places framework.jar, android.policy.jar, Settings.apk
adb shell start

16th April 2010, 06:45 PM |#6  
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If you forget the pattern, you can get it emailed to you right?
16th April 2010, 06:48 PM |#7  
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Looks awesome in the video, nice idea, better executed!
16th April 2010, 06:56 PM |#8  
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NICE MOD!
16th April 2010, 07:18 PM |#9  
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Nice work!!!
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Quote:
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Nice work!!!

+1 Nice ...

Good Job !
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