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[Guide]How to remove security lock when using VPN

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By Petros_tigra, Senior Member on 27th April 2013, 01:49 PM
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Good Morning

I make this guide because i dint find any similar thread here..
When you set up a vpn connection Android system force you to create a pin or pattern security lock for lockscreen.This is for security reasons in case you lost your phone.But many users want to use VPN without security lock.
In this guide I will describe how to remove security lock when using VPN.

This guide will work on any GN2 Rom and also in all other android phones

What you will need:
1)Rooted Phone
2)Root explorer or any other file editor
3)Sqlite Editor or Sqlite Manager

Before you proceed make sure you make a nandroid backup.Im not responsible for any damage.


1)First of all configure your VPN Connection

2)Open your file Explorer and browse /data/system/locksettings.db

3)Open it with sqlite editor and choose locksettings

4)Choose lockscreen.password.type and press "Edit record" button.

5)Change 131072 value to 0 (131072 may differ from security type)
The result must be this:

6)Thats it
It must be applied without reboot

PS:If you want to restore it do the same steps and make "0" value to "131072"
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3rd May 2013, 01:21 PM |#2  
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How about doing the same in non-rooted phones?
3rd May 2013, 04:19 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the guide
I was looking for a solution to the lockscreen security the other day while setting up a VPN to my home PC
Another alternative for rooted users not wanting to edit the sqlite db is to use something like the VPN Root app
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3rd May 2013, 04:45 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Imranhakro

How about doing the same in non-rooted phones?

As far as I know, you cannot modify these secure, locked down settings on a phone that isn't rooted.
10th February 2014, 05:49 AM |#5  
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Works like a charm! Good guide. Now I can set up my work/home VPN without any enforced screen lock
18th April 2014, 11:30 AM |#6  
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The same issue - how to remove forced lock screen on Galaxy S5?
It's extremely annoying and stupid I need to use PIN instead fingerprint sensor which is the Galaxy s5's main feature when I have my VPN set up. Please somebody tell us how to get rid of forced lock on GS5. Thank you!
27th April 2014, 06:17 PM |#7  
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Can't get this to work in Kitkat. SQLite Database Editor can't open locksettings.db. Any ideas?

Edit: Disregard. I think I am using the wrong program. Have to download SQLite Editor not SQLite Database.

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Worked great.
26th May 2014, 06:12 PM |#8  
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the method works, but after I reboot, when I enter VPN screen is aks me for "password for credential storage"... how can I solve? thanks in advance
27th May 2014, 09:53 AM |#9  
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Thanks for the guide
27th May 2014, 08:58 PM |#10  
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Not work on kitkat, value is 0 but security lock is...

Tapnięte z mojego S Advance
17th August 2014, 03:04 PM |#11  
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In 4.4 there is no such file
.. any ideas?
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