Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By jj14x

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old September 6th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
berryracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 319
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Zoom
Carrier: Du

Thanks: 183
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Default How to have VPN but no password

I hate this so much

In order to enable VPN, you must put a screen pattern or pin code. I tried to live with this, I put the lock time to 30 mins yet I hate it everytime I pickup my phone every now and then I have to put a pin! How can I have VPN with NO password on my phone?

On my previous Galaxy S3 I had the same crap as well!

I hate iPhone really but it doesn't have this bullshit that Android tries to force users with!

berryracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 6th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 695
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint, home of unlimited dialup

Thanks: 54
Thanked 211 Times in 167 Posts
Default

It is a security feature.
(probably the first instance that I've seen where a user is complaining about Android being restrictive compared to iPhone! lol!)

I don't know if this will work - but a google search found this article
John R. Bussiculo − Disable the android lock screen password or pin with VPN enabled

Quote:
To Remove a password lock screen with VPN/Stored Credentials on Android
  1. Set up your VPN
  2. Add pattern unlock screen password protection
  3. Lock the phone and swipe the wrong password 3-5 times
  4. Tap “forgot password”
  5. Log in with your Google account
  6. Cancel on the confirm password screen
Additionally, make sure your configuration is set to lock the screen immediately otherwise you will have to wait 15 minutes before the lock screen will show up.
berryracer likes this.
__________________
20gb free cloud storage with this link
jj14x is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jj14x For This Useful Post:
berryracer (September 6th, 2013)
Old September 6th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
berryracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 319
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Zoom
Carrier: Du

Thanks: 183
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Default

nope, doesn't work. after I enter my PIN incorrectly 5 times, it just tells me I can retry to enter the PIN after 30 seconds
berryracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to berryracer For This Useful Post:
jj14x (September 9th, 2013)
Old September 8th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Looks like this hack only works for the HTC One :-(
JohnRBussiculo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
shmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WA State
Posts: 426
 
Device(s): Sprint HTC EVO 4G, Sprint Galaxy S4
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 131
Thanked 108 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Go to this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1717892

Read post #8 (the last one). Follow the steps. It worked for me. It's similar to the one posted above by jj14x...but I know it works because it worked for me.

I hate lockscreens but use VPN all the time.

There is also an app that I haven't tried yet...might try it when I have some time: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.did.vpnroot
shmn is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to shmn For This Useful Post:
jj14x (September 9th, 2013)
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S4
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S4 is all but guaranteed to be the next top-selling device. The new device is dubbed the "Life Companion" due to its intuitive features. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, an awesome 13 MP... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.