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    Default Froyo and mandatory screen lock

    Hey guys,
    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!
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    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.
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    have you tried lock picker? worked great in 2.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by modplan View Post
    have you tried lock picker? worked great in 2.1
    this ^. I have lock picker and it works great on 2.2.
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    LockPicker doesn't work after the 2.2 update. The developer even states that it doesn't work in 2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosShadow View Post
    LockPicker doesn't work after the 2.2 update. The developer even states that it doesn't work in 2.2
    Works great for me after the update.
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    No Lock still works fine on my phone after the Froyo update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosShadow View Post
    LockPicker doesn't work after the 2.2 update. The developer even states that it doesn't work in 2.2
    Please show me where the developer states this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosShadow View Post
    LockPicker doesn't work after the 2.2 update. The developer even states that it doesn't work in 2.2
    LockPicker does NOT work for me either after the 2.2 updated.

    I would happily use a pattern to unlock, but my IT has this disabled; I can only use a PIN.
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    LockPicker is no longer working for me either after 2.2. I can choose up to 15 minutes before the screen locks (much better than immediately).
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    I can choose 15minutes as well... better than nothing, for now. :\
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsum View Post
    Please show me where the developer states this?
    Go to the market, and read the "About" section of the LockPicker app.

    It says:
    Works on HTC Sense only.
    Doesn't work on Android 2.2
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    Or maybe you should be more responsible about your company's security policies and follow them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst_r View Post
    Or maybe you should be more responsible about your company's security policies and follow them.
    I don't really mind so much now with 2.2. With 2.1, it was broken with EAS Pin Lock enforcement policy--you could not de-couple the password lock with the screen lock. This is fixed now, meaning, each time the screen goes dark (1min, 30sec, etc) this will not password/PIN lock the phone. After 15 minutes of inactivity, only then will the phone be PIN locked.

    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.
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    Yep - my company is still holding out even after 2.2 because of a couple of issues they're working with HTC/Sprint to resolve so I can finally get exchange on my phone. That's the one thing I really miss about my iPhone at the moment.
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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)
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    When I updated to Stock Froyo, Lockpicker worked fine.

    When I decided to root my phone, and flashed the 2.2 rooted Froyo, Lockpicker was screwed. So there is something weird going on.

    Here's hoping Lockpicker gets an update!
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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.
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    Calkulin's aosp email zip solved this for me. I'm not sure where it is posted-over at XDA most likely.

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