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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zackman2091, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to get rid of the swipe down lock screen but keep like a number password so then all i have to do is hit the power button and then type in my password then it goes to home

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  2. mdizzle99

    mdizzle99 Android Enthusiast

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you can use Root Explorer to go to:

    system/app and then delete HtcLockScreen.apk

    You could also remove it via adb, but I'm not very familiar with it myself to tell you how to do it.
  3. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i do have root explorer and when i did that nothing happen, could i possibly have to reboot for it to take effect
  4. raul602

    raul602 Lurker

    let me know if that works out for you, i wonder if i could delete it all together and just use the power button to lock/unlock it?

    would that worK????
  5. kd0axs

    kd0axs Newbie

    This removes HTC's Sense lock screen, but it will be replaced with the AOSP (vanilla) lock screen.
  6. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Try nolock from the market. I think that does something similar
  7. jamesdean

    jamesdean Android Enthusiast

    I have nolock and it is all or nothing. It will not remove the swipe and leave the code input. I played around with it yesterday when this thread started including freezing the htc lock app.
  8. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ya it did nothin for me and yes i deleted htclockscreen.apk file and well now im ****ed with the vanilla one which is nice but when i wanna turn off my phone alarm it doesnt work because i cant swipe down

    which is my new problem how the **** do i get the original lock screen from sense back on so that i can do that because not being able to turn ur alarm off at 645 am when you dont have to work sucks a**
  9. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    this particular preference was the subject of great debate when the Evo launched. Tons of people using a lock pattern didn't like having to then slide as well.

    Unfortunately even then, after two months of scrutiny was any resolution reached. Sorry to say, but it's all or nothing sir.
  10. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well isnt that just dumb but alright thanks
  11. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

  12. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Here is the apk I extracted from a Baked Snacks Rom I have:


    FYI, if you have a ROM .zip laying around, especially a stock one, make a copy of the zip, extract the copied zip (make a copy because if you extract the original and re-zip it, it will never flash correctly again) and look in the system/app folder and you will see all the main app .apk files. It's good to have those around in case you screw something up you can always push the original .apk and be back where you were.
  13. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    that zip file above has all of the stock apks in it...so one can simply download and keep safe, rather than copy and unzip a rom.

    either way will work

  14. jamesdean

    jamesdean Android Enthusiast

    Could a problem like this be avoided by just freezing the app for testing before deleting it?
  15. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

  16. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    The link you posted was a google search link, not the actual zip file so I just zipped up the apks and put them on my dropbox. Here is the link for anyone that wants them.

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  17. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    I always post the google search (and have done so like 10 times in the last month)...as people keep moving the file :cool:

    I hit 5 dead download links when originally looking for the file for my own use.

    Leave those there in your drop box! lol
  18. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

  19. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    A. this is why you back up, just saying.

    B. if you want to keep the vanilla lock screen (in my case) install the vanilla clock and use that app for setting alarms.

    I prefer the google one because its cleaner and has the ability to set the phone to silent without unlocking.

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