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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Etuta, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Etuta

    Etuta Lurker
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    When I press the power key to power off or restar
    t, the panel that appears is shaded to the point of almost not being able to read it. Any other Kyocera Duraforce Pro 2 users experiencing this?
     


  2. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Do you actually use any third-party launcher?
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    is the brightness turned down?
     
  4. Etuta

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    No.
     
  5. Etuta

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    I can turn the brightness all the way up and it's still shaded grey.
     
  6. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Try resetting the desktop theme to default or change it to see.

    My upgrade to Pie was smooth, the only issue I could see is that built-in compass app that stopped working. But it has been fixed after I applied a patch (also OTA).
     
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  7. Etuta

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    Thank you for your response. On Verizon's website under Kyocera Duraforce Pro 2, it says,
    "This device doesn't have the option to change the default home screen panel." Also, on Verizon, it shows the panel I'm talking about with 4 functions but I still only have 3 from before the update. Mine doesn't show "Lockdown."[​IMG]
     
  8. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    The lockdown mode comes with stock Pie, but many manufacturers have removed it, the same way they removed the adoptable storage feature. I have two phones running Pie but none has the Lockdown option.
     
  9. Etuta

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    Thanks very much for your reply. That's fine with me that I won't have the Lockdown function. The panel is still grayed out but works. Do you think I could just leave it that way as long as everything seems to be working fine?
     
  10. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Try another launcher to see, for example Nova. You have nothing to worry because you can change the launcher as often as you wish.
     
  11. Etuta

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    I installed Nova but the panel is still grayed out. I shut down the phone and restarted after the install, but it doesn't change.
     
  12. Etuta

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  13. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Make sure you select the line that says "Wipe cache partition", not the line that says "Wipe data / factory reset".
     
  14. Etuta

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    I followed the instructions but it just took a screenshot and asked if it should save, delete, etc. The Kyocera logo didn't come up. I shut down and restarted 3 times and still only get the screenshot. The panel is still grayed out.
     
  15. Etuta

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    I noted that the Recovery Mode instructions are for Android 8.1. Could that be why this doesn't work for me?
     
  16. Hadron

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    I have a Pixel which also doesn't have it.
    Are we sure this is "stock" rather than something one manufacturer has added!? ;)
     
  17. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    The news about Lock Down mode appeared before Pie was made official, so I believe it's a Pie-specific feature, not something manufacturers can add to a stock ROM.

    Still not sure why your Pixel doesn't have it, maybe for the next security patch?
     
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I've had about 10 updates since the official release of android 9, so if it pre-dates the official release Google seem to be in no hurry to actually include it.

    I'll let you know if it gets added next week ;)
     
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  19. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    OK, I said I'd check after the next update, and I still didn't have it.

    So I did what I should have in the first place: searched the settings ;). Turns out that the option exists but has to be enabled (in "Lock Screen Settings", which isn't entirely obvious).

    (I'm not going to enable it though: don't think I really have a need for it. It's even possible I made the same decision a year ago and then forgot that the feature even existed).
     
  20. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Glad to know you found it.

    But for other brands this thing simply doesn't exist. I don't have it on my phone running the latest Pie upgrade and security patches. That's all I have under the "Lock screen setting" tab.

    Screenshot_20190702_095159.jpg
     

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