I would like to tweak several Android behaviors (lock screen, DND, power-button). Is it possible?

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I am recent migrant to Android. I used to use a BlackBerry Z10 (BB10 OS) and *loved* it but my new company won't support it, so I am back to Android land for the first time since 2.x. My new device is a BlackBerry Priv. It runs Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and uses (mostly) the stock UI with a few BBRY improvements around messaging and some other things.

I miss a few specific things about my BB10 experience, and hoping to re-create them on Android, if possible. Specifically:
1) Bedside mode. On BB10, there is a "bedside mode" that suppresses all notifications *except* telephone calls, and it ensures that the phone actually rings loudly. I can get close to this with Android's "do not disturb" function, but if I have my phone on vibrate (which I usually do), the ringer is still silenced (vibrate only) when in "do not disturb mode" - meaning that it won't wake me up when I am on-call unless I remember to crank up the volume before I go to bed.
--> Is there a way to replicate the BB10-style behavior on Android?

2) Lock screen. I actually really like the lock screen on both Android and BB10. On BB10, the lock screen is shown after waking up the display - even if the phone isn't locked. I would love to get this same behavior in Android. I have a 10-minute lockout on my phone, but if I wake the display with either power button or double-tap, I am returned to the previous view.
--> Is there a way to have the display wake-up view default to the lock screen, even if the phone isn't locked?

3) Power button. One thing I hate about the Priv (and this is *not* an Android problem - it is bad hardware design) is that the power button is along the left edge. This is a problem because when I holster the device, the power button can easily toggle and when I go to retrieve my phone, I find it asking for my boot password. Obviously, I can flip the orientation when holstered, but is there any way to *require* approval to shut down when the power button is held, unless it is held for a ludicrously long time like 60 seconds?

Thanks, everyone for taking the time. I appreciate it :)
 

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1) Bedside mode. On BB10, there is a "bedside mode" that suppresses all notifications *except* telephone calls, and it ensures that the phone actually rings loudly. I can get close to this with Android's "do not disturb" function, but if I have my phone on vibrate (which I usually do), the ringer is still silenced (vibrate only) when in "do not disturb mode" - meaning that it won't wake me up when I am on-call unless I remember to crank up the volume before I go to bed.
--> Is there a way to replicate the BB10-style behavior on Android?

I think you'd have to use a 3rd party app for that. Try Seer.

Not sure about your other issues, sorry!
 

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nothing you can do about the power button, and that was also one of the things that irked the hell out of me when i had my priv, and with my work holster i couldn't change the orientation of the phone. as for the bedside mode emulation, check out the crackberry forum, there is a post that someone posted about a way to almost emulate bedside mode. i never had the need for it since i got my priv after i quit the job i had that required me to be on call.

found the post on crackberry, heres the link - http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-priv-f440/how-fake-bedside-mode-priv-1047904/ . i've never used this option myself, but it's probably what you're looking for.
 
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