Froyo and mandatory screen lock
I have an exchange account that madates use of a slide lock screen and enter in a PIN everytime I wake my phone up from sleep. This gets quite annoying as I check my email constantly. Prior to froyo I downloaded "No Lock" from the marketplace, which worked very well (it disabled the lock screen, and I didn't need to slide or enter in my PIN). After the froyo update, this no longer works, and I was wondering if anyone has any alternative? thanks!
- 08-03-2010, 08:52 AM #2
Well, Froyo has updated the Security feature to include Pattern, Pin, and Password now. And, they've included a nice feature - that if unnoticed, can be frustrating to figure out - once you've set a 'lock' you can select the option "Lock phone after" and choose to start the Security lock immediately, or in minute intervals. Quite nice if you don't need the lock every time you're screen shuts off.
- 08-03-2010, 08:56 AM #3
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- 08-17-2010, 04:04 PM #13
This sucks! somehow after I wiped out my droid 2 and put my exchange account back on I got up to a 20 min screen lock time, not a clue how that happened.
All I want to do is to be able to use my lock pattern and not need a password, is this so much to ask! since when was microsoft exchange such a big part of security now a days.
LOCKPICKER NEEDS AN UPDATE FOR 2.2!
- 08-17-2010, 04:36 PM #14
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- 08-17-2010, 06:46 PM #16
With 2.1, it really rendered the phone REALLY REALLY annoying to use--so much that I would have returned the Evo and went back to the Pre if this couldn't be fixed. Luckily, lockpicker was the answer. However, with Froyo, I don't mind now as the annoying aspect as been removed.
For the record, the EAS policy PIN Lock enforcement does exactly that: Pin Lock enforcement on the device. Meaning, you cannot use any other password type, such as pattern unlock, etc.
- 08-17-2010, 07:15 PM #17
- 09-01-2010, 01:58 PM #18
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For the record, I just got Froyo (2.2) on my Droid Incredible and:
Lockpicker WORKS (Remember, lockpicker is the app that forces the HTC Exchange Mail app not to require a password to unlock your phone)
PatternControl DOESNT WORK but isn't needed since the patternControl feature is native to Froyo 2.2. (via the settings -> security -> "lock phone after" setting)
- 09-01-2010, 06:22 PM #19
- 09-02-2010, 09:37 AM #20
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Got Froyo 2.2 this morning, and LockPicker does NOT work. Turned the service off and on, still doesn't. Restarted phone, still doesn't.
I will try No Lock instead, see if that works. If not, well, this is really annoying.
Is it possible to revert to 2.1? Because frankly I see nothing exciting or useful to me about 2.2, so I am in no hurry for it. I'd rather go back to 2.1 and have a phone that isn't a pain in the rear to use.
- 09-02-2010, 10:23 AM #21