AndroidLock- Awesome new way to unlock your device!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Vandam500, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    If you have seen the unlock method for the Android lockscreen then you will know what I'm talking about. To keep it short, its out now in Cydia, its free and it's called "AndroidLock".

    Watch the video here and see it in action
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Does it always block the 75% of the screen like that, or do you have to tap something first?

    If it always blocks the lock screen like that, it would make my Lockinfo screen useless.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I agree.

    My take on these lock apps is that they are generally geared toward persons who somehow aren't completely happy with their choice of an iPhone.

    Just window dressing with no added functionality.

    I'll keep my LockScreen so one glance tells me all I need to know without bothering to unlock the phone.

    Plus the fingerprint smears on the phone don't lend to the security of these things.
     
  4. outz macrumors 6502

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    would be better if you wouldnt see the androidlock until you slide
     
  5. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I am happy with my iPhone but tired of the same old unlock method. This is something new and refreshing :)
     
  6. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So you are saying you want the Slide to Unlock and the AndroidLock?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I guess its good for those that like it but not sure about how secure something like that would be.
    Anybody could guess it by the smears on the glass or by doing a bunch of random zigzags.
     
  8. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It isn't that easy because you have to know where the pattern starts and where it ends. I removed the Passcode lock since I have a rather complicated zigzag :) Kill 2 birds with 1 stone? Yes
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting, video looks pretty cool.
    Would it work with quickreplySMS by any chance?
     
  10. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It should work. I am using BiteSMS and it works fine with it. It's free so you can try it out without giving out a couple of bucks.
     
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  12. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it out, but it blocks my LockInfo. Until the developer updates so that you slide first then the codescreen comes up, I cannot recommend it (to those with LockInfo, etc).

    Let's hope it is a quick fix...
     
  13. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No problemo, I love to share:)
     
  14. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes for LockInfo and Intelliscreen right now its a problem. Especially with that new badass LockInfo 2.0 you wouldn't want to block that bad boy;)
     
  15. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    LockInfo 2.0?? I thought 3.0 was the latest version...
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    2.0.0-7
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I would love to set its opacity at 50% so I can see my lockinfo as well.
     
  18. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Crashed my 3GS. Blocks out LockInfo.

    Works alright.
     
  19. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the same boat! I hate typing in my passcode and would much rather have a passcode with this app, but Only after either sliding to unlock or even a tap to unlock.
     
  20. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Vivid has it right... First you should need to tap or slide, then the android lockscreen pops up.

    If the developer can make this happen, I will be back on board.
     
  21. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I see what you guys mean! It should be possible though :)
     
  22. TheCoolGMan macrumors newbie

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  23. bripab007 macrumors 6502

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    Well, the great part about Android's lockscreen is that you have merely one motion to both prevent from accidentally unlocking and launching apps and also as a security measure. Contrast this with the iPhone's lock screen/passcode method, whereby you have a slider to prevent accidental touches and THEN the passcode screen.

    I think the Android method is better, overall, as it achieves both goals with one swipe/movement/step. The downside, of course, is that it takes up more real-estate.
     
  24. outz macrumors 6502

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    yeah... because i use lockinfo... so it's difficult to see it with the androidlock taking up most of the screen.
     
  25. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    Looks cool...but also easy for people to remember your pattern when they are overlooking your shoulder.
     

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