A way to lock AND unlock the screen without using powerbutton?Support


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  1. Run3

    Run3 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So... Im a bit sick of having to use the powerbutton (on the top of my desire) everytime I have to either lock og unlock the screen. Is there a setting or an app that will let me lock and unlock the screen solely by using the touchscreen?
     

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  2. Run3

    Run3 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nobody knows? The thing is I'm a bit sacred to ware out the power button :s
     
  3. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    By rooting and installing a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod or OpenDesire or Defrost you should be able to wake the phone up with the trackball however there is also a kernel patch out there for Sense that disables the power button for wake and enables the trackball (also needs root).
     
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  4. Run3

    Run3 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, suppose i have to root my desire then. Sound like you're saying one can root and keep the the android/sense ROM (and then patch it). Nice, i didnt know that.
     
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    Not so sure about that, however if you look at teppic74's pre-rooted Sense rom over at XDA's Desire forums, he has an init.d version which allows custom add-ons and I think that patch works with it.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=773997
     
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    Das_Jeeb Well-Known Member

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    You used to be able to unlock with the menu button but that was removed in FroYo for some reason.
     
  7. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can keep Sense and root and have all sorts of other goodies you wouldn't otherwise get by installing a custom rom :)

    XDA developers is a great place to see all the different options available to you, but I'd stick to this forum for learning the art of rooting and installing roms.
     
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  8. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

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    Widgetlocker allows you to unlock the phone with other buttons. No root required.
     
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  9. pezzer

    pezzer Active Member

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    So does LockBot(Free) and I use Lock Screen Widget to ...... err Lock the screen. No root required for either and saves the Power on/off button.
     
  10. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    cool - will be trying these - using power button all the time is annoying imo

    cheers
    dan
     
  11. ben.fred

    ben.fred Well-Known Member

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    what a great app!!!!
     
  12. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way of doing flight mode without
    Power button too? I use it at night so not disturbed
    Cheers
    Dan
     
  13. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    ok have installed widget locker - but it doesnt let me unlock phone with selected trackball :/ ie when the screen is actually locked and blank
     
  14. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    sorted - need to enable easy wake up option - all good :)
     
  15. JayJayW

    JayJayW Well-Known Member

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    I've put flight mode on one of my home screens, along with GPS, bluetooth and wifi. If you go to add widgets then settings you will find them in there. I put them all there so I can turn them off and on easily.
     
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    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    cool - thanks
     
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    How exactly? looked in the settings but cant find anything that relates to this, I have to press the Power Button then the Lockbot screen comes up :confused:
     
  18. JayJayW

    JayJayW Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who likes the way the screen is locked and unlocked? Makes it almost impossible for it to come unlocked and ring someobdy on your pocket.
     
  19. pezzer

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    Maybe you need to fiddle with the Config. On mine if I press the home button it wakes up the screen and take you to Home. If i press the other buttons it takes you to the Lockbot Lockscreen which needs another swipe/press.
     
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    I went ahead and bought Widgetlocker, great App but got a problem. I turned off the 'Use Visable Pattern' in the main settings but it still comes up after I use the Unlock in WL. This is bugging me somewhat and I cant find anything in WL settings to change it :(
     
  21. SlugForAButt

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    Widgetlocker for the win. :)
     
  22. MikeC1408

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    Nope, I agree with you.

    You could always install Lockscreen from the Market, gives you a widget for the homescreen that locks the phone
     
  23. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    yep - just added lockscreen widget myself :)
    seems to work well with WL
     
  24. emjayto

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    I just installed No Lock by BoD and it seems to work great. Plus, it's free. Widget locker is 7 bucks on my phone.
    Once locked, I hit the tracker ball and my phone's good to go.
     
  25. dan55

    dan55 Well-Known Member

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    $7 is that right?! im sure i didnt pay that much for it

    even if it was still rate it - working well now for a month :)
     

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