Goodlock is awesome.

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So I've had my Note 9 a little over two weeks now, and the customizability of the stock software is amazing. I saw the story about goodlock getting an update, and decided to check it out. So far I've downloaded all of its plugins except for routines.

With the lockstar plugin, I was able to move things around so everything is more or less out of the way of my lockscreen wallpaper. With quickstar, I was able to customize the color of my pull down menu to be blacked out with a splash of color in the lettering. And with task changer, I was able to kinda replicate the task switcher from Android 9.0.

With my previous phone (LG v20), at most you could download a handful of themes from their anemic store. I also had to resort to using Nova launcher (paid for) to change up the look further. And while true that there are a plethora of apps out there to change up the look of my Note 9, I haven't felt compelled to redownload any of them. The combination of goodlock and Samsung's theming engine have proved to be more than adequate for me.
 

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Glad you're enjoying your Note 9. And I love your setup. Goodlock is a great feature in the Samsung ecosystem. I think we're using the same theme actually.
 

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I agree with everything said. however i tried to hang with Samsungs themes but got bored and wasn't about to pay. all that said, goodlock works awseme with Nove prime so all good and loving it...

oh, best one is floating notifications:)
 

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Goodlock is one of the most underrated features. I finally got rid of all of "stock Android's" hideous white notifications with Goodlock. And the gestures in one handed operations is great.
 

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So I've had my Note 9 a little over two weeks now, and the customizability of the stock software is amazing. I saw the story about goodlock getting an update, and decided to check it out. So far I've downloaded all of its plugins except for routines.

With the lockstar plugin, I was able to move things around so everything is more or less out of the way of my lockscreen wallpaper. With quickstar, I was able to customize the color of my pull down menu to be blacked out with a splash of color in the lettering. And with task changer, I was able to kinda replicate the task switcher from Android 9.0.

With my previous phone (LG v20), at most you could download a handful of themes from their anemic store. I also had to resort to using Nova launcher (paid for) to change up the look further. And while true that there are a plethora of apps out there to change up the look of my Note 9, I haven't felt compelled to redownload any of them. The combination of goodlock and Samsung's theming engine have proved to be more than adequate for me.
So the Good Lock app - it's not a battery hog? I may dabble in it
 

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I hate the white so I think Illl check it out
Goodlock is one of the most underrated features. I finally got rid of all of "stock Android's" hideous white notifications with Goodlock. And the gestures in one handed operations is great.
 

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I've had it for about a day, so I can't comment fully on battery drainage. So far it seems about what it was when I didn't have it.
 

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I've never noticed any battery drain. The app is worth it. Honestly, I wish it was pre-installed. I would never have known about it if not for these forums.
 

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It's in the QuickStar section of Good Lock. Select one of the options and choose edit. From there select background color.
I dont have quick star
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I also found out about Goodlock through a story in androidcentral and decided to try it. This app provides the additional customization and options I wanted. I haven't noticed any increased battery usage with Goodlock.
 

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I've never noticed any battery drain. The app is worth it. Honestly, I wish it was pre-installed. I would never have known about it if not for these forums.
From what I saw on the Experience 10 leaks, it looks like at least the recents menu is being integrated into it. It just seems so disjointed that you have to download all of the apps separately after you install Good Lock. Maybe they'll mainstream it and incorporate it into the display settings for the Pie release.
 

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Did think the only differences on the Note9 is Multistar is added and the notification is shades to match your Quickstar settings.
Yeah, I don't have that feature. The S8 doesn't have that version of Good Lock. But I'm not sure that what Amyf27 has is Good Lock. No QuickStar feature.
 

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