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Old June 5th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm wondering if there is another way to wake up the screen besides pushing the power button every time?

Is this an Android thing? I believe my roommates Droid does the same thing.

I think there are similar threads for this I just suck at searching this forum

So are there any alternatives to waking up our screens on the Evo without using the power button every time?

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i was wondering the same thing. coming from a phone that i can press any button to wake it up. im hoping theres a way to maybe hit the home button, or at least the side volume button to wake it up. my hands are just small enought that i cant reach the power button with one hand.
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I also need shortcut for this. Number one issue right now for me is using power button. Mylock is a good app but it works for the unlock but not wakeup. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm wondering if there is another way to wake up the screen besides pushing the power button every time?

Is this an Android thing? I believe my roommates Droid does the same thing.

I think there are similar threads for this I just suck at searching this forum

So are there any alternatives to waking up our screens on the Evo without using the power button every time?

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I d/l an app called "no lock". Let's you use the volume button to wake up the phone. never use the power button except to turn off the phone now.
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I d/l an app called "no lock". Let's you use the volume button to wake up the phone. never use the power button except to turn off the phone now.
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I would love to hold down the home button for about 3 seconds to wake up the phone.
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I d/l an app called "no lock". Let's you use the volume button to wake up the phone. never use the power button except to turn off the phone now.
this actually works pretty good - it completely gets rid of the unlock screen so you just power on. the evo's hardware buttons are pretty recessed so this should work just fine.
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That app is the "stuff". Thanks for letting me know.
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Absolutely bloody great. Thanks for posting that. Love how there always seems to be an app in the Android Market to pretty much tweak any part of the OS that we might not like. So different from the iPhone app store where nothing was really allowed to fix or tweak the hard-coded interface choices.
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Wonder if any more battery is used when not locked?
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no lock works good
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i was wondering the same thing. coming from a phone that i can press any button to wake it up. im hoping theres a way to maybe hit the home button, or at least the side volume button to wake it up. my hands are just small enought that i cant reach the power button with one hand.
so is there some benefit to using another button to wake the phone up from sleep or is just for ppl that find it a pain to reach for the power button?
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so is there some benefit to using another button to wake the phone up from sleep or is just for ppl that find it a pain to reach for the power button?
No benefit other than its easier to reach the side buttons with one hand
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There anyway you can wake up the screen using the volume buttons and still have the 'slide' locking screen? I find it hard to reach the power button.
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or how about a custom voice activated unlock? lol.

that would be awesome. "Open sesame"
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I d/l an app called "no lock". Let's you use the volume button to wake up the phone. never use the power button except to turn off the phone now.
such a useful and simple app. thanks a lot. just hope it does not use a lot of battery running in the background
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Huh... yeah, didn't think about the battery use. Perhaps using the No Lock app never really puts the phone in standby properly? We're all aware that battery life isn't the greatest already so I'd hate to see it worsen. Is there any way we can find such a thing out?
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I used No Lock all day yesterday, and I didn't see any difference in battery life.
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I didn't see it mentioned, you can hit the MENU button twice to activate the phone as well.
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I didn't see it mentioned, you can hit the MENU button twice to activate the phone as well.
This doesn't work for me......
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I didn't see it mentioned, you can hit the MENU button twice to activate the phone as well.
nope, not with the evo. I believe this is because the buttons are touch sensitive, not actual buttons. so when the screen is asleep so are the buttons.
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This doesn't work for me......
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would be great if it worked, but it does not on my evo.
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Dang, I wish tapping the Home or Menu button would wake the phone up
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Not for us leftys!! No Nolock running in the background all the time, FTW!!
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This doesn't work for me......
Make sure to click on lock. this will turn off the lock screen and enble the volume button to unlock the phone.
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Phone does sleep when using no lock.
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I didn't see it mentioned, you can hit the MENU button twice to activate the phone as well.
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Make sure to click on lock. this will turn off the lock screen and enble the volume button to unlock the phone.

bobr, veereihen was commenting on ronbien's suggestion that pressing menu twice wakes the phone. this does not work for the evo.

in any case, i don't understand your response. can you elaborate?
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Can any one else confirm no lock doesn't kill the battery? I tried myLock, and it completely prevented sleep mode (100% awake time), which really sucked the battery.
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Not for us leftys!! No Nolock running in the background all the time, FTW!!
That is one of the reasons I miss the trackball on my Incredible. Hitting the trackball wakes up the phone as well.
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so is there some benefit to using another button to wake the phone up from sleep or is just for ppl that find it a pain to reach for the power button?
Besides just being way cooler, biggest benefit to me is it saves the greasy finger prints. The swipe to unlock is the worst offender. Using the volume button prevents that.
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There anyway you can wake up the screen using the volume buttons and still have the 'slide' locking screen? I find it hard to reach the power button.
MyLock 2.0 or Screen Suite
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Can any one else confirm no lock doesn't kill the battery? I tried myLock, and it completely prevented sleep mode (100% awake time), which really sucked the battery.
Just checked my battery this morning from yesterday. i have 20 hours up time, and 3 hours awake time, while using no lock the whole time.
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Earlier comment said mylock does not let the phone sleep. Can anyone confirm this and also can anyone comment on whether the same is true for screen suite?
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Earlier comment said mylock does not let the phone sleep. Can anyone confirm this and also can anyone comment on whether the same is true for screen suite?
I'd be really interested in the answer to this!
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I d/l an app called "no lock". Let's you use the volume button to wake up the phone. never use the power button except to turn off the phone now.
ok, been using this app for the last couple of days and while it is great when working it looks like it is not free of bugs. sometime it just stops working I guess and the screen locks up.
I even had to once restart my EVO this morning to make it work

anyone have similar reliability problems? I'm trying to isolate what causes this
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Is this MyLock 2.0?
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Is there an app that gets rid of the unlock screen, but keeps the pattern lock?
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2nd this
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bobr, veereihen was commenting on ronbien's suggestion that pressing menu twice wakes the phone. this does not work for the evo.

in any case, i don't understand your response. can you elaborate?
For people tha say the no lock app doesn't work
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Just got my Incredible yesterday. I have small hands and found it awkward to have to press the power button every time I wanted to use the phone, which has been often as I explore the new toy. Discovered this thread and downloaded No Lock. Much to my delight, I found that, not only can you use the volume buttons to power up the phone, but the trackball button also does the same thing

Don't know about power issues, but it's easy enough to download and try out.

Haven't figured out how to download the barcode, but just google "no lock android".
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Earlier comment said mylock does not let the phone sleep. Can anyone confirm this and also can anyone comment on whether the same is true for screen suite?
To answer my own question, I experimented with mylock and found that when you have it configured so that the volume button wakes up the phone, the phone will not go to sleep even when the screen is off. I checked this by turning on mylock "advanced mode" and then checking uptime vs awake time to verify that the phone does not really sleep when it appears to (screen off). When mylock is running in it's normal mode (not advanced), the phone does sleep properly. However, in this mode, mylock causes the lock screen to be bypassed and only the power button wakes the phone up.

I also checked nolock and it does let the phone sleep properly. It also allows the phone to be woken up with the volume key. But keep in mind that the lock screen will be bypassed.

I have yet to find a program that allows the user to use a volume key to wake the phone while maintaining the lock screen and allowing the phone to sleep properly.
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Please try Screen Suite and and My Lock 2.0 and let us know. Thanks!
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So are you saying that when the lock is disabled the phone doesnt sleep using mylock? Or is this only in the advanced mode.

The power button doesnt bother me that much but I dont want to have teh volume work at the expense of the battery.

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To answer my own question, I experimented with mylock and found that when you have it configured so that the volume button wakes up the phone, the phone will not go to sleep even when the screen is off. I checked this by turning on mylock "advanced mode" and then checking uptime vs awake time to verify that the phone does not really sleep when it appears to (screen off). When mylock is running in it's normal mode (not advanced), the phone does sleep properly. However, in this mode, mylock causes the lock screen to be bypassed and only the power button wakes the phone up.

I also checked nolock and it does let the phone sleep properly. It also allows the phone to be woken up with the volume key. But keep in mind that the lock screen will be bypassed.

I have yet to find a program that allows the user to use a volume key to wake the phone while maintaining the lock screen and allowing the phone to sleep properly.
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So are you saying that when the lock is disabled the phone doesnt sleep using mylock? Or is this only in the advanced mode.

The power button doesnt bother me that much but I dont want to have teh volume work at the expense of the battery.
with mylock, the phone sleeps fine in normal mode but does not sleep in advanced mode. you will be sacrificing battery if you use advanced mode.

i should note that all of my testing was done by pressing the power button to put the phone to sleep. i did not check to see if there was any difference when the phone puts itself to sleep.
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