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  1. theTrashcanMan

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    Hi guys,
    I need some help with tasker. I've had it for a while but got it on a whim and wasn't very interested until lately. So, I've been experimenting and learning how to use it from the wiki but there is one thing that I can't find that I really want it to do. I would like to have it take a picture, with the front camera, when someone tries to unlock the phone unsuccessfully 2,3 or 4 times.
    Does anybody know how or if this can be accomplished? I've googled the crap out of this and can't find much info. I'm still an noob with it, so I don't really know what I'm doing with it. Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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    That would probably take a higher level script to work. I'm not that farmiliar with Tasker in the first place, so I may be wrong. :eek:
     
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    Can you contact the app developer? maybe he can give you an idea if it is possible.
     
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    Yeah, I figured as much.

    I did. Sent them an email a few days ago and they haven't responded. I've also been through their forums and the google groups forum and didn't find anything. I know that that probably means it isn't possible, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask here as well.
     
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    I think you can do this. you need to get secure settings from the market and give it admin privileges.

    then in tasker your context will be
    state ---> plugin ---> secure settings --->failed login attempts

    then for the task you will need
    media ---> photo ---> camera (front) ---> give it a file name ---> check discreet

    everybody with tasker needs to get secure settings; everything you thought you couldn't do with tasker is possible with this plugin

    eta. okay I just set it up and that works. the only thing is the picture is showing up upside-down, but it's possible that's just a problem with my rom/kernel...but the important thing is you're getting the picture of the culprit
     
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    Holy crap! Thanks so much man! I had almost given up on this. I just did it and it works perfectly, so awesome!

     
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    Thread revival!

    Anyone know if you can do the above but disable the camera noise? So the 'offender' doesn't hear it take a picture?
     
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    I have just gotten tasker myself and it whipping my butt.

    Some roms allow you to toggle the camera sound, maybe tasker can get to that setting for you.


    Kind of be a giveaway if the flash goes off though, too, so don't forget that. :)
     
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    deleted by me, misunderstood thread. I'm a dope.
    Nothing interesting here.
     
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