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Lock Screen with Widgets? Notification Widget?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by trparky, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Any suggestions about a good lock screen that allows for widgets on it? Also, is there a good notification widget that will display gMail, SMS, and call counts?

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  2. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    Widget Locker

    and Organizational Widget

    BTW - If you have corporate email with forced pass code to unlock, WidgetLocker will not work.
  3. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Can I use a passcode with that lockscreen? I have one that I set myself.
  4. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    Sorry to invade the thread, but question of my own: Is there a widget/app that will display the app that has the notification on the lockscreen?
  5. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    I was told that widget locker would, but I can not comment. I depend on my work email email on my phone, and can not get it to work due to passcode restrictions from our corporate administrator.

    My goal was to get Go SMS pop up notifications to appear over the lock screen. However it failed for me, but others said it works.
  6. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    Widgetlocker would show over your password lock screen. So when you unlock Widgetlocker it then takes you straight to your passcode lockscreen. So technically you have to unlock twice.

    As for a widget that displays what you originally mentioned I would suggest you try missed it. I use it and it displays all you mentioned plus you can add other things like regular mail from k-9 (if you use it)
  7. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    OK, so if I disable my lock code on the phone and then just use Widget Locker as the lock screen and have it take care of the locking of the phone, would that work?
  8. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    Yes that will lock it but there won't be any password protection. I only put the password thing on my phone when im going out. If I'm home its just Widgetlocker.
  9. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I was hoping to completely replace the Lock Screen. I was hoping that it could replace the lock screen like anything else can be replaced on the Android.

    Kind of like this... Don't like the default launcher? Replace it. Don't like the default media player? Replace it. Don't like the default browser? Replace it. Don't like the default lock screen? Um... can't do that buddy.

    I'm hoping that maybe the developer of GummyCharged can package a lock screen that natively supports widgets into the ROM.
  10. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    Actually, you are not replacing anything. Just choosing a different app to do the same thing better. I use "Executive Assistant" and it has a lock screen option. I have 3 widgets, 5 app short cuts and notifications for e-mails, text messages, missed calls, next alarm and calendar events. I still use the stock lock screen too. (I have an Atrix and love using the finger print scanner.) I can view all of these without unlocking my phone. To see details, that's when I have to unlock it.

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