[APP][XPOSED] MaxLock, an AppLock alternative

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hac9

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Hi. I have an issue with MaxLock 7.0.6 version on OnePlus 5T (latest DerpFest Android 11). If I enable MaxLock in EdXposed and simultaneously enable keyguard (by setting unlock password in settings) and then I reboot, the UI freezes. The launcher won't start - the screen is black. After long press on power button the power menu appears - shows an option to shutdown, restart and lock. The only way to restore it is to boot the device in safe mode which disables magisk modules and edxposed. I can use MaxLock with disabled keyguard or use keyguard with disabled MaxLock. I have attached log files on what happens during black screen. Do you have any suspicions on what causes this behavior?
 

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DarkSJ1998

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Does anyone here have any app suggestions that work just like MaxLock? I've been using this module since years now & it seems I won't be if/when I upgrade to Android R/12.

Tried a couple of "app locks" from Play Store, none of them are as easy, effective & simple to use as MaxLock is, I don't need fancy stuff, the crash dialog imitation is fine for me. Thanks.
 

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Does anyone here have any app suggestions that work just like MaxLock? I've been using this module since years now & it seems I won't be if/when I upgrade to Android R/12.

Tried a couple of "app locks" from Play Store, none of them are as easy, effective & simple to use as MaxLock is, I don't need fancy stuff, the crash dialog imitation is fine for me. Thanks.
Did u try Norton? The only Play Store alternative I've found useful
 
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Alright, will give it a try, thanks!

I see there are some bad reviews regarding the latest version on the Play Store, are you using the latest one or any old one? Also, does it have the "app crash" imitation implementation in it?
Actually I don't use it right know because Im on MIUI and it has handy inbuild app lock tool :sneaky: But I remember I was using it some time ago and it met my requirements. I dont remember anything like "app crash imitation" though...
 
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You can use the non "root"/Xposed/LSposed MaxLock implementation. Install the app but do not activate it in LSposed/Xposed. It is running well with Android 11 on an Xiaomi Mi phone.
 
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I've been using Xposed MaxLock for longtime (thanks) and now that I decided to try the no Xposed version on a non rooted device, I noticed MaxLock actually does not relock itself if you close the app without dismiss it from recents, so if you re-open the app from recents, it opens without restriction at the same place where you leave. A security breach I guess, that calls for some revision. Probably the app should always close itself when you leave.
On the other hand, I noticed that device after device, I had to install two or tree different locking apps for things that I want to remain private: photos, videos, documents, notes... also, the possibility to change app icon in order to disguise would be another welcome feature. With all of those integrated into MaxlLock, it would be the versatile, all in one privacy app that everyone must have.
 

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I've been using Xposed MaxLock for longtime (thanks) and now that I decided to try the no Xposed version on a non rooted device, I noticed MaxLock actually does not relock itself if you close the app without dismiss it from recents, so if you re-open the app from recents, it opens without restriction at the same place where you leave. A security breach I guess, that calls for some revision. Probably the app should always close itself when you leave.
On the other hand, I noticed that device after device, I had to install two or tree different locking apps for things that I want to remain private: photos, videos, documents, notes... also, the possibility to change app icon in order to disguise would be another welcome feature. With all of those integrated into MaxlLock, it would be the versatile, all in one privacy app that everyone must have.
This app isnt maintainted anymore Im afraid.
 
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This app isnt maintainted anymore Im afraid.
Which really sucks some heavy major moosetail because there was at one point some hope in @Maxr1998 redesigning the app or at least showing some interest in continuing development. 😩😫😭☠️

Another thing about the non-root vs root implementation, with root you get the awesomeness of setting specific app elements to lock. So you could have the capability of a truly guest user friendly device without having to set a guest profile much less switch to it. Having say the Photos app open normally and navigate around except for Settings, or Play Store allowing navigation within except for the app or family management screens. Very handy stuff.

Unfortunately the non-root method uses Accessibility service and no xposed framework hooks which will leave you with just the one option for locking apps.

I've seriously considered getting my hands dirty with xposed modding and app development just to develop this mod but I'm so far removed from the basic knowhow of where to even begin. 😬
 
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    This is the continuation of the MinMinLock module developed by @FatMinMin. All original credits belong to him!

    Features
    Conventional applock softwares use polling to detect current running process, which drains your battery and slowers your device. This is why I have created MinMinLock. With the help of Xposed framework, MinMinLock uses an event-driven method to detect app launch and lock it, which results in better performance.

    Visit MaxLock website!

    • Multiple lock types: Password, PIN, Knock code
    • SHA-256-encrypted passwords
    • Nice design
    • Many UI personalization options
    • Fake die: app force closes on start, click on "Report" in dialog, then enter "start"
    • Compatibility from Android™ JellyBean to Lollipop
    Tips and special features are located in About screen in-app

    Screenshots
    On Google Play™

    Downloads

    Xposed Repo

    Changelog
    Look here

    Source code
    https://github.com/Maxr1998/MaxLock
    The code is licensed under GNU GPL v3 license.

    Translations
    Thanks to all the voluntary translators! Visit about section in app to see their names.
    If you also want to translate module to your language or improve the existing translation, head over to source code, fork, translate and send pull-request!

    Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.
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    We're finally there: MaxLock 7.0-RC1 has just been released to the Beta channel on Google Play!

    Today is exactly (*) one year after I published the previous version, 6.4.1, to the Play Store. Additionally, this is my 2000th post on XDA. Yay!
    I'll do a write-up of the full changelog tomorrow, because I'm just too tired now to do anything anymore. Also, even though this build is pretty polished and all, expect some bugs - not because I didn't test it thoroughly, but because this is Android after all - there will be a weird configuration which I couldn't reproduce breaking the whole functionality ^^
    So, please report any issues through the respective button in-app.
    Thanks for all the support, ideas, donations and motivation. I couldn't do all that without you. So, thanks! :)


    (*) It's past 2am here, so it's technically already the next day/a day later, but psst!
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    Why do not you tell us whether you plan to continue supporting your product or not? If so, what are the terms, how long should we wait?
    Really, what's so complicated about reading the last pages?
    I already fixed the bugs that specifically affected support for Nougat, but some parts aren't finished yet. I could push out a release right now, but with usability issues and potential bugs keeping you away from using the app properly. Would you rather have an unfinished app now or wait a little more and get an awesome update?
    Also, your attitude towards myself and my "product", which I basically develop in my free time, without real payment apart from some small donations, doesn't help finishing the update faster..
    I didn't do nothing in the last weeks, if you just took a look at my GitHub you'd see quite some activity..
    People like you though, being impatient, rude and asking for ETAs, decrease my motivation quite heavily, so your impression of me abandoning the app might come true if it continues like that.

    So, please, just stay patient, all I can say you now is that it'll be worth the wait.
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    Great app and thanks for it. But I have one question: Is it possible to hide notification that is "content hidden by maxlock"? Because if I want to make something really hidden then I don't want it to be declared as hidden by any other app. So, how to lock any app without any notification on the bar but with notifications as sound and vibration?

    I asked similar question about ten days ago and still waiting for an answer. Am I missing something or just being ignored intentionally?
    Thank you spaceman but as far as I could see dev can answer questions, and he can indicate the situation. According to you I must be patient because I'm using non-Nougat version, right? Is this a rightful approach?
    I think you all have to be equally patient, as Nougat support and the notification feature will likely come out on the same day :D
    And no, I didn't intentionally ignore you, I read your request (as I read all requests and messages in here), but I was too busy to reply at that moment (likely because that "about 10 days ago" was 11 days ago, which was my birthday..), and it kind of got lost in between the other posts.

    Also, that request is actually pretty old, as I have it on my to-do list for months already (see proof in attachments), so fear not, it'll likely be included in the next version.
    Cheers!
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    So, I'm happy to finally announce that RC5 is now available on the Play Store! I'll push it to Xposed repo later today if everything works smoothly. Thanks for the patience!

    Sent from my PH-1 using XDA Labs