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[APP] Lockscreen Policy - Disable Android 4.2+ Lockscreen Widgets, Camera

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By chislon, Junior Member on 14th November 2012, 03:16 AM
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Published to Google Play, Here
(Attached v1.2.2, v1.2.3)

This gets rid of the lockscreen widgets and camera on the homescreen on Android 4.2 or higher.

If you have root, you can disable the bold-hour clock widget from the action bar menu, under 'Clock Hack'. (since 1.2)

The app is completely free. I don't foresee adding anything much to this app (I could add a couple of toggle widgets).
This is a lightweight app at 80KB.

There's a known issue under 4.2.2:
With the clock hack disabled, the clock widget toggles between the bold hour clock and the non-bold hour clock every other unlock. If your device is rooted, you can use the clock hack to get the device to consistently display the non-bold hour clock. Otherwise, there isn't anything I can do for you immediately. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I had no control over this.


Disable widgets and/or camera access on the lockscreen under Android 4.2.

1) Run application
2) Make selections, and press activate
3) In the 'Activate device administrator' screen, choose 'Activate'
4) Verify settings, and press 'Apply'
5) To change settings, either press the 'Reset' button or hit the back key from the app to return to the setup screen

To uninstall, uncheck the application from the 'Device Administrator' list under 'Security' in 'Settings'.

I do not collect any personal information with this completely free application.

No permissions other than device administrator required.

Google Play developer link

Ratings, reviews welcome

Implements root tooles by Stericson
Attached Files
File Type: apk LockscreenPolicy_v1.2.2.apk - [Click for QR Code] (58.1 KB, 1005 views)
File Type: apk LockscreenPolicy_v1.2.4.apk - [Click for QR Code] (139.6 KB, 2556 views)
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14th November 2012, 03:40 AM |#2  
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14th November 2012, 10:27 AM |#3  
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Thanks! The flashing widget placeholder on the lockscreen was annoying as hell.
14th November 2012, 02:16 PM |#4  
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This app succeeds where stock Android has failed.
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14th November 2012, 02:26 PM |#5  
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Thank goodness...
The lockscreen was seriously driving me nuts. I hated seeing that widget box every time I turned it on. Thank you for providing a way to turn it off. I just wish Google had made it optional in the first place.

Now, if you could just help me change that ugly, ugly clock font.
14th November 2012, 02:51 PM |#6  
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It might be possible to change the default clock as more devs support lockscreen widgets, because I think it's just a widget there...
14th November 2012, 03:18 PM |#7  
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Looks good I am going to have to try this out.

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14th November 2012, 04:47 PM |#8  
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Installing. The lockscreen changes haven't impressed me much.
14th November 2012, 07:13 PM |#9  
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works on Nexus 7
14th November 2012, 09:07 PM |#10  
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installing NOW.
15th November 2012, 12:29 AM |#11  
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I'll test it for you on Nexus S, send me the apk via PM or open it on Google Play.
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