How do I add the camera to the lockscreen now that I have ICS?Tips


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  1. gianmarco

    gianmarco Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can not figure out how to add it :(

    Thoughts?
     

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    wolfyboy359 Well-Known Member

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    You download a third party launcher app. Seriously, our version of ICS doesn't have that feature.
     
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    If you want the ICS lock screen with the ability to launch any apps from the unlock gesture, try WidgetLocker.
     
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    I second widegetlocker. I can't live without it. I use it to unlock straight to camera, change volume/brightness, send an auto-text to my wife, open email, IMO, MMS, etc etc. All with 1 swipe of the lock screen. It can also display widgets.
     
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    gianmarco Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the replies.

    How is it that our version (4.0.3) does not have that feature?

    This endgadget article is dated December 1, 2011 (which I am assuming makes the version featured int he article 4.0.2 considering the release date of 4.0.3 was a few days later) and states that having it on the lock screen is a feature: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review -- Engadget

    Also, does widgetlocker takt he place of a launcher? I am currently messing with Apex and Nova.

    Thanks!
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    No, Widgetlocker only replaces the lockscreen and doesn't effect the launcher.
     
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    gianmarco Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks.

    Also, any thoughts ont he endgadget link I posted? I would assume the version we have (4.0.3) would have the camera ont he lockscreen considering that aricle is a few months old...
     
  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    That was a review of the Gnex. That's pretty much pure Android ICS. You'd have to ask Samsung and AT&T why they chose the Honeycomb lockscreen fro the update. I've never seen it in person as I've been running a custom rom with widget locker for months.

    There are settings for the lockscreen under menu>settings>security, but I don't know if you can configure the slide lock from there or just assign pin or pattern. Sorry.
     
  10. gpradar

    gpradar New Member

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    Just figured out a way to directly access the camera from a password/pattern secured lockscreen last night after digging around for an answer to this same question.

    I use Vignette quite a bit as my main camera app- it has an option in the settings menu to "Keep screen unlocked" (Prevent the screen from locking while Vignette is open) which I always have enabled. This makes it so when walking around taking photos I could have direct access to the camera without having to go through a lock screen. Downside is that Vignette stays open all the time.

    Figured out that a nifty side-effect of whatever voodoo they do to keep the phone unlocked also makes the app usable via Widgetlocker, even when the phone is locked via a pattern lock.

    Install Vignette, make sure "Keep Screen Unlocked" is enabled in the options menu, make Vignette a custom slider in Widgetlocker, and voila, you have direct access to a camera app via Widgetlocker even if a pattern lock is enabled on the phone. I also have images saving to the external SD card- not sure if that setting would matter or not.

    It's not a universal solution, but for those that just want quick direct access to a good camera app via the lockscreen, it works.
     

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