04-21-2016 10:40 AM
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  1. erasat's Avatar
    For those of you that come from a Nexus or another Vanilla Android device I think you'll love this app that it seems that it was released yesterday by Samsung.

    If you are one of those that hate Touch Wiz, this one will get you a little closer to a Stock Android look, so if you combine this with a Stock looking Theme you'll feel that you are using a Nexus or similar device.

    Plus it has a whole new and interesting idea about the Notifications in general adding widgets to the Lock Screen and even saving Notifications for later usage.

    I just installed it so i still have no real opinion about it, other than it looks very strange, but it seems to have great potential. Anyways, you can go to this link from your device to install it and try it, post your opinions here. For those of you that want to know more about it, take a look here.

    You will be taken to Galaxy Apps.
    Baby_Doc likes this.
    03-29-2016 02:02 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Alex wrote an article about it here - Samsung's 'Good Lock' UI is your Galaxy S7, as seen through a fever dream | Android Central.

    From the sound of it .. It doesn't sound too good.
    03-29-2016 02:13 PM
  3. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Its nice except Location has to be on all the time to use. Wish theres way you dont have to.

    -S7Edge
    03-29-2016 02:23 PM
  4. erasat's Avatar
    Alex wrote an article about it here - Samsung's 'Good Lock' UI is your Galaxy S7, as seen through a fever dream | Android Central.

    From the sound of it .. It doesn't sound too good.
    Ohh I didn't know about it, I'll take a look at it now, thanks.
    03-29-2016 02:30 PM
  5. Jazzman911's Avatar
    Can this be removed if you don't like it or is it a permanent feature once installed...

    Please advise..
    03-29-2016 02:47 PM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i'm actually kind of digging it. the notification shade is smaller now thanks to the ASOP style buttons (and the stupid brightness bar is finally gone)

    still not sure which multitasking version i like better, but aside from that i am liking the new UI.
    03-29-2016 02:47 PM
  7. erasat's Avatar
    Can this be removed if you don't like it or is it a permanent feature once installed...

    Please advise..
    Yes, you open the app in your App drawer and hit uninstall.
    03-29-2016 02:50 PM
  8. Redraider001's Avatar
    This "Good lock" seems to have fixed the double tap to lock screen using Nova issue.
    Earlier, if the screen was locked using the "double tap" gesture of Nova launcher, fingerprint unlock would not work. You had to input the pin or the pattern. Now, with good lock, fingerprint unlock works flawlessly and also appears to be faster. Almost same speed as iPhone6s.
    Also, there is not need to have location on. Just cancel the pop up and it stops asking after a couple of times.
    03-29-2016 03:16 PM
  9. Adiliyo's Avatar
    This "Good lock" seems to have fixed the double tap to lock screen using Nova issue.
    Earlier, if the screen was locked using the "double tap" gesture of Nova launcher, fingerprint unlock would not work. You had to input the pin or the pattern. Now, with good lock, fingerprint unlock works flawlessly and also appears to be faster. Almost same speed as iPhone6s.
    Also, there is not need to have location on. Just cancel the pop up and it stops asking after a couple of times.
    good to know!
    03-29-2016 03:20 PM
  10. brava27's Avatar
    I tried it but I'm so used to the Samsung ui. Plus the colors are too white
    03-29-2016 04:55 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    This "Good lock" seems to have fixed the double tap to lock screen using Nova issue.
    Earlier, if the screen was locked using the "double tap" gesture of Nova launcher, fingerprint unlock would not work. You had to input the pin or the pattern. Now, with good lock, fingerprint unlock works flawlessly and also appears to be faster. Almost same speed as iPhone6s.
    Also, there is not need to have location on. Just cancel the pop up and it stops asking after a couple of times.
    Yes, I can confirm that somehow the fingerprint is faster than before, even from Sleep with an SD card installed, what it has been confirmed that some SD cards are causing a lag while unlocking the phone, my Samsung PRO 64GB was one of those, now it's working great.

    After I customized it and changed colors and just recently created notification groups I also installed it on my S7 edge, I was first testing it on the S7. So far it seems that it will be a permanent change for me.
    03-29-2016 06:38 PM
  12. uncannyzebra's Avatar
    Wow thanks for mentioning. I really like it after changing the color and customizing a little bit. How do you configure what quick toggles show. The option is there in the routine but doesn't seem to let me change it.
    03-29-2016 07:32 PM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    Only thing I'm missing right now that I can't find it anywhere is Quick Connect feature that I use once in a while to connect to my Samsung Smart TV, it's very convenient and easy to share my screen, see and hear my phone media and even watch what I have on the TV on the phone.

    So far it seems that it's linked to the default notification shade only as I can't find it anywhere else on the phone. It will be a shame to sacrifice one or the other.
    03-29-2016 07:51 PM
  14. erasat's Avatar
    Wow thanks for mentioning. I really like it after changing the color and customizing a little bit. How do you configure what quick toggles show. The option is there in the routine but doesn't seem to let me change it.
    Well, it seems that this original release is using just what Vanilla Android allows to use, but seeing that the option is there, I'm hopeful they will allow for customization in that area in a future update.
    03-29-2016 07:55 PM
  15. Gator352's Avatar
    Dangnabbit. Now I'm going to have to try this.
    03-30-2016 07:42 AM
  16. Gdwheel's Avatar
    This "Good lock" seems to have fixed the double tap to lock screen using Nova issue.
    Earlier, if the screen was locked using the "double tap" gesture of Nova launcher, fingerprint unlock would not work. You had to input the pin or the pattern. Now, with good lock, fingerprint unlock works flawlessly and also appears to be faster. Almost same speed as iPhone6s.
    Also, there is not need to have location on. Just cancel the pop up and it stops asking after a couple of times.
    I use the double tap to lock with Nova and the fingerprint unlock works just fine. I have no issues.
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    03-30-2016 09:55 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Dangnabbit. Now I'm going to have to try this.
    Don't do it!!
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    03-30-2016 10:02 AM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm so doing this when I get my Note 6.
    03-30-2016 10:13 AM
  19. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    I'm not getting a fast charging notification anymore when I connect my stock adaptive fast charger after installing Good Lock.
    03-30-2016 11:28 AM
  20. qz0xr3's Avatar
    I have the S6 and had no problem installing it. However, I'm unable to customize the lock screen from the standpoint of using a picture from my Gallery like I can with the "standard" lock screen. Can the lock screen be customized in this sense?
    03-30-2016 11:42 AM
  21. Nkky7's Avatar
    Tried, didn't like it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-30-2016 12:29 PM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Plusses and minuses, positives and negatives.....


    I LOVE the notification handling. So superior to everything else it's not even close. I'd pay plenty for an app that brought these capabilities to my phone.


    The fingerprint scanner is WAY faster now. Essentially instantaneous.


    I hate the loss of the regular Samsung settings toggles and the ability to customize the toggles that are shown. Standard Android is a giant step backwards here. Fewer toggles, and no choice as to what ones are shown: how can anyone consider that an improvement? Only Googlely fan-boys who think any that comes out of Google is automatically superior.


    I've come to like the recent apps screen, although the animation is a bit much. With "stock" Android, you can only fully see the one card at a time, and after a few days the stack of cards is so long it's a nightmare to find anything. It's actually easier to recognize an app icon than the glimpse of a screenshot as you scroll through cards, and I can find what I'm looking for faster with this approach than with cards..


    On screen widgets are, yet again, stupidly implemented. Let me put a widget ON THE LOCK SCREEN, not on a hidden screen that I need to scroll to. With a fingerprint scanner it's easier to unlock the phone than to display a hidden lock screen. I'm not using this option at all. (Widget Locker got this right 4 or 5 years ago, but sadly doesn't seem to work on Marshmallow. Why can't Google and Samsung figure this out?)


    On screen apps aren't quite as useless. You can swipe on an icon, then use the fingerprint scanner to open it, but it's at least as easy, and probably faster, to just use the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone. And I'm not sure why a tap on the icon forces you to use a pin, while a swipe lets you use the scanner. Why not default to the scanner on a tap, too? It would be nice if you could open these apps without unlocking the phone, but be locked out of anything BUT that app (sort of like pinning). Again, Widget Locker got this right.


    In spite of what some seem to think, the color scheme can be modified, and made pretty neutral and reasonable in settings. I'd like more granular control, but what's there is tolerable. You can also set your own lockscreen wallpaper.


    On balance, I like it. It's clearly a work in progress, but notification handling alone is worth it.


    Unfortunately, I've had to uninstall it. It's too buggy to be my daily driver. The home button doesn't always work, sometimes requiring two taps, occasionally not working at all. Sometimes tapping on a notification doesn't do anything at all. But when it works, the notification capabilities are brilliant, Brilliant, I say! I'm already missing it.
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    03-30-2016 12:37 PM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    I have the S6 and had no problem installing it. However, I'm unable to customize the lock screen from the standpoint of using a picture from my Gallery like I can with the "standard" lock screen. Can the lock screen be customized in this sense?
    I set my Lockscreen wallpaper just from the Wallpaper settings, when you open the settings at the top by default it only has Home screen selected, you should change it to Home and Lock or just Lockscreen if that's what you want.

    I have Good Lock installed and I did set my Lock Screen Wallpaper just like mentioned above.
    03-30-2016 01:28 PM
  24. Gator352's Avatar
    Don't do it!!
    Lol, that bad huh??
    03-30-2016 02:36 PM
  25. qz0xr3's Avatar
    I set my Lockscreen wallpaper just from the Wallpaper settings, when you open the settings at the top by default it only has Home screen selected, you should change it to Home and Lock or just Lockscreen if that's what you want.

    I have Good Lock installed and I did set my Lock Screen Wallpaper just like mentioned above.
    Hmm, I thought that's what I had done. I was able to select the picture that had been my lock screen image,. However, when the screen is locked, the default Good Lock image is what shows up. I'll have to give it another try.
    03-30-2016 02:45 PM
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