I just got my LG shine a week ago, and been loving it so far.
I see what you're talking about.
Have you noticed that there are TWO WAYS of locking your phone?
One is to use the "pattern lock" and the other is to simply slide.
When my phone is locked using "Slide-lock," I was not able to see the emergency button I was looking for. (Yes, I looked for it because I have to know where it is before taking any cautions.)
However, when I switched to "pattern-lock." I could see the emergency button at the bottom, seducing me to touch it with its elegant red color
So, is your phone in "slide-lock" mode or "pattern-lock" mode?
P.S. I have my own problem. Has anyone had a problem of the screen not timing out after the set amount of seconds?? After 15 sec, 30sec, or even 1 min (I checked the option and set it up as 15 sec), I can still see a picture of cute cat (my background) on the screen. I still see it now..
Why is it not going black???? It's draining my batter even at the moment I'm posting this..