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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tooleman694, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member
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    Alright so I rooted and loaded Froyo last night.. but it looks like 2.2 has some added security features and requires me to have a password on my phone because im using exchange email.. is there a way around this..
     

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  2. Praetorian

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    This feature was introduced with 2.1 actually. Installing lockpicker will disable the password requirement.
     
  3. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member
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    I found that app, but it says it doesnt work with 2.2..
     
  4. erisuser1

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    Just curious (sorry, don't mean to jack your thread) - what Exchange client do you use on Froyo (for the Eris)?

    eu1
     
  5. Praetorian

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    My fault, I never tested that app on 2.2. Sorry.
     
  6. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member
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    I use the email app that came on the Froyo build..
     
  7. erisuser1

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    Doh. There it is, buried inside the account setup (after you have entered email address and pass): Exchange Active Sync.

    Thanks for the info.
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  8. ErisDroid?

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    If you use exchange mail you're probably reading work e-mail right? So part of the security requirements for exchange are a password. You need to have some sort of a password or pin to get into you're phone. So long answer short is no there isn't a way to turn that off or work around it. It's not a bad idea to have a pass set up anyway. Think of someone you really don't like getting a hold of your unlocked phone, what would they have access to?

    P.S. with some exchange clients (webmail) you can also remotely wipe you're e-mail and possibly your phone, if it fell into the wrong hands.
     

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