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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mischka7, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Mischka7

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    Hi all,

    Sometimes, after manually locking the phone, I'll try to unlock the phone but the "swipe" bar no longer shows up. It's almost comical when this happens, as I can get phone calls, emails, texts etc during those times (I can even pick up/reply), but the phone goes immediately to that "swipeless" lock screen right afterwards.

    There is no way for me to unlock the phone (even a long press on the lock button doesn't work), so I have to take off the case and do a batt pull to reset.

    Has any experienced this and does anyone have any fixes for it? Does anyone know why it happens?

    Thanks!
    Mike
     

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    Did you perhaps install/uninstall a different lock app, or use an app that has its own lock screen like bPlayer?

    If you swipe the area where the bar would be, does it unlock (missing the graphics)?
    Only real solution I can think of would be a hard reset though :(
     
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    Thanks for chiming in Necosino.

    At one time I did have lockbot, but I uninstalled it. Could there still be an effect even after uninstalling it?
     

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