Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?

share|improve this question
That would be unsecure, wouldn't it? a) you could accidentally "slide open" the keyboard with the device in your pocket, and run something randomly; b) some "unauthorized person" could bypass your lock screen easily (when using a PIN/password/pattern lock). – Izzy Apr 8 '13 at 9:08
Well, I mean that it should show the password promt when I open the phone, not that I have to open, slide and enter the password all the time. – Martin Ueding Apr 8 '13 at 9:24
AFAIK they are both connected, and you cannot get rid of the "simple slide" alone (without de-activating the other as well, disabling "keyguard" with e.g. Tasker). – Izzy Apr 8 '13 at 9:26

Yes it's possible with tasker + secure settings plugin.

I dit it in a harder scenario (altough I'm an sk17i owner too) I used the above combination to unlock, force landscape, and wake up an alcatel dual sim phone paired with a Nuu minikey sliding bluetooth keyboard.

share|improve this answer
Could you say exactly how you did it? – Peanut May 20 '13 at 12:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.