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Does my phone need to be rooted to change my lock screen?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by diplomat1, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. diplomat1

    diplomat1 Newbie
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    How can i change the lock screen? I have seen some phones do it. My question is does the phone need to be rooted? If not how can i change it? Thanks. Also how to i change themes? Thanks
     



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  2. dasanman69

    dasanman69 Well-Known Member

    That would depend on what you want to do.
     
  3. If you mean the lock/slider thing, look for widget locker in the market. It seems to be the most popular replacement. You don't have to be rooted.
     
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Just a quick clarification - to change the "real" lockscreen, you need to have root. You can, however, just disable it, and use an app that is designed to act like a lockscreen. These apps technically aren't lockscreens, but you can't tell the difference based on how they work. Try widget locker and see how you like it. If you want to change the actual lockscreen, you need to root the phone.

    As for themes, what kind of themes are you referring to? Some launcher replacements, such as ADW, have theme support, but it's only going to change the background, icons, dock, etc. If you want to change the actual look of the system (notification bar, for example), you need to root the phone, and flash a custom ROM, then you'll be able to flash a theme.
     
  5. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    +1 for widget locker

    +100000000 for rooting
     

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