Change Epic's Lockscreen?


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  1. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,
    Does anyone know of any apps that can change the lockscreen on the Epic besides LockBot ( I read some sketchy reviews)? I am not rooted, btw.
     

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  2. unknown zone

    unknown zone Well-Known Member

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    "widgetlocker" is a really nice app with many features its $2.00 on the market I believe, unless you are looking for something free. I bought it and very happy with the results.
     
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    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought widget locker would just show certain widgets on the lockscreen? I want to change the lockscreen itself, although I think it would be a nice addition. I want to change the actual lock on the screen. I've seen many others in this thread -> http://androidforums.com/android-themes/4425-post-your-android-desktop.html
    However, I have not been able to figure out where to get any of them.
     
  4. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    I believe it has multiple lockscreens like the iphone, stock android etc.

    Buying it now to check it out.
     
  5. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok. Will you let me know what you find? It would very greatly appreciated...
     
  6. Pitbull329

    Pitbull329 Well-Known Member

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    Widget locker gives you many options. You can put multiple sliding locks, each customized to do their own thing. For example, you set a lock set on the bottom of the screen.. the left sliding lock, you can set to unlock the phone. The right sliding lock, you can set it to change the phone from ringing to vibrate or silent. Another set on top of that for the camera and screen brightness if you choose. So, you have many options to what you can open directly from your lockscreen. Sliding the camera lock, will take you directly to the camera. Hope that helps. You can go on youtube, there are some videos on there where people review the widget locker app. You get to see some of the things it does, etc.
     
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  7. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty good. There is the stock android lock, sense, iphone, & rotary android.

    I added the camera and video camera to my lockscreen, along with the weather.

    Only downside is that I can see the touchwiz lock screen for a few seconds sometimes. Any way to fix that?
     
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    I miss the Evo Stock lock screen it would integrate with the default music player.. too bad.
     
  9. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks everyone. I think I might try it today. Hopefully it's what I've been looking for.
     
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    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    You can use the sense lock screen and add a music widget with the app mentioned above.
     
  11. unknown zone

    unknown zone Well-Known Member

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    Kouki, I am still learning all the features in the "Settings Menu", but I believe there is a settings somewhere that will bypass/override the touchwiz device lock....I do not have that problem you are running into...I was just going one setting on the menu at a time just to see what the program offered until I had it the way I wanted it to work.

    Candi3188 I am pretty sure you will be happy with widgetlocker, you can do a lot with it. It is only $2.00 a price of a burger "ONLY"......lol
     
  12. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    @ unknown I do quite like it so far, but I do see the issue that Kouki has, although it's rather sporadic. There have been a couple FC's, but it automatically restarts itself. Also, I had the problem where it reset my launcher, but no biggie. I'm still messing around with it though.
     
  13. unknown zone

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    @candi, really go through all the settings one by one so that you can tailor and really get the low down on how widgetlocker works, I hope it does work out for you. 8)
     
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    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks! I think I will try Beautiful Widgets next. I think they could look very good together.
     
  15. Bitbang3r

    Bitbang3r Well-Known Member

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    Does the TouchWiz lockscreen actively fight with thirdparty lockscreens the way Htc's fought with LockBot, or does it politely step out of the way for thirdparty lockscreens? Before I abandoned the official ROMs altogether, HTC's dysfunctional Hero lockscreen (and the way it fought with pretty much everything that tried to replace it) drove me to really start actively hating my Hero by February. The day I reflashed it with AOSP a couple of months ago was literally the first time I ever had a lockscreen on the phone that wasn't dysfunctional and didn't cause at least as many problems as it solved (rooting allowed me to delete HtcLockscreen.apk, but then I was screwed if an alarm went off... DamageControl got me 98% of the way home, but had some other quirk I vaguely remember -- I think it left menu-menu unlocking enabled).

    The fact that the Epic4g doesn't even have real hardkeys makes keeping the phone's touchscreen effectively neutralized when the phone is in my pocket even MORE imperative.
     
  16. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

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    TouchWiz lockscreen is quite happy to hide away and let Widgetlocker do it's thing.

    Every once and a while it shows up for a split second when Widgetlocker doesn't cover it up fast enough. If what unknown zone said is true this is fixable but I haven't bothered personally since it is barely noticeable. Even a force close doesn't cause any issues since Widgetlocker is back up and running almost instantly.
     

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