1. omnidroid's Avatar
    First of all, I am new to Droid (ex iPhone user), my current phone is a Verizon Wireless Droid Bionic running 5.9.902 stock. I spent hours looking for ways to wake it without pressing the power button. Not wanting to root my phone, I came up with the following.

    Touchdown (for my company exchange mail via push) - not free
    No lock (to prevent the phone from locking) - free
    Smart Screen Off Pro (to turn the screen on/off) - not free

    In Touchdown, I setup alert rules for emails and nagging is turned on. By accident, I discovered that when new emails arrive and while the alert tune is playing, I can press the up/down volume key and the screen will turn on. That's pretty good. I have a shortcut on my home screen so when I get new emails, I press the volume key and then the shortcut and I could read my emails.

    Next, I installed No Lock. There are a number of app with similar sounding name and mine is called No Lock by BoD. With is app, I can go directly to my home screen. Without it, I need to swipe my finger after the screen is woken up by Touchdown before I can press my email shortcut. This saves me one step. A bonus with No Lock is that when my phone ring, the screen wake automatically and I just need to press the answer button to start talking.

    Lastly, I installed Smart Screen Off Pro (by AndroidHD). You can put you phone face down and it will turn off the screen. When you get a call or email, lift up the phone and the screen will wake. It uses the proximity sensor in conjunction with the light sensor to do that. I only setup my phone to use the proximity sensor and it works pretty good.

    I carry my Bionic in a vertical leather pouch and when I put it inside the pouch the screen turns off. When I lift it out, the screen automatically turns on. I can also leave my phone face up on the desk and when it beeps, I just wave my hand over the sensor and that wakes the screen.

    Overall, I am happy with my setup. It pretty much eliminate my need to press the power button. Even the volume buttons are used less frequently now.

    I am using a stock extended battery. Before I installed this setup, it lasts anywhere from one full day to 1.5 s for emails (20+ daily), phone calls (30-45 min daily) and some light browsing. After installing the programs, I have not seen any significant drain to my battery. It is still lasting me at least a full day. But I don't have a lot extra widgets running either other than a simple clock app that emulates my iPhone :-(0
    03-29-2012 06:12 PM
  2. LDubs's Avatar
    Wow that's a lot of work.

    Tapatalked from my Bionic
    03-29-2012 08:51 PM
  3. 1812dave's Avatar
    Good grief, what's the big deal about touching the power button????
    03-29-2012 11:55 PM
  4. Joeyg720's Avatar
    Good grief, what's the big deal about touching the power button????
    03-30-2012 03:04 PM
  5. bbycrts's Avatar
    Well...I've come up with a wonderful way to avoid installing all sorts of software to make my phone wake up when I want it to.

    I use the power button. Hasn't failed me yet.
    1812dave and BRosenow like this.
    03-30-2012 11:49 PM