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!
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.
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.
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.
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.