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4.4 Kitkat Lockscreen music player

I hate the new kitkat update with the new album art lockscreen display when you are playing music. I would like to know is there any way possible to get the track list w/music controls back like on ...
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Galaxy S4 bluetooth voice commands

Can anyone help me out. I recently changed my Razr for Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on Verizon. I would like to access S-Voice from my bluetooth headpiece, but if I have a pin number set for the phone's lock ...
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How to prevent widget resize on unlock swipe on jellybean 4.3?

This is very annoying since I never want to resize the widgets after they are set, but obviously, I swipe the phone a lot. Is there a way to disable this box and return the swipe area to the visible ...
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root android device without USB debugging

Is it possible to root a galaxy note 2 locked with a pattern screen lock? I am locked out of my phone . I thought if I can root the device then i would be able to remove screen lock through admin mode ...
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How to set a better encryption password

How would I go about setting a stronger password for disk encryption on my android device? I had set a PIN already before enabling full disk encryption, and it proceeded to use that PIN as the ...
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Lock screen force close.when slide the phone reboots it continually persists.:-\

I installed a widget locker lock screen app for my android 4.1.I didn't liked it so I directly uninstalled. Now every time I try to slide on the lock the phone reboots. Again after boot when I touch ...
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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Disabling the lock screen on a Kindle HD

I have an app installed on the Amazon Kindle HD that auto starts. Unlike regular Android, there is only an option to password protect the screen. I would like an option to turn off completely, can it ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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Disable screen lock on samsung galaxy pocket gt s5300 [duplicate]

i have forgotten the screen lock on my galaxy pocket. Right now my phone its unlock, but i want to disable or change screen lock pin and i cant remember the pin a.set before. Please help how to remove ...
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Why is my lock screen scrambled sometimes?

Occasionally my phone (specs below) will awake to the dots on the lock screen being all the way up in the corner. I can't unlock it because the other 6 dots are cut off and turning the phone or ...
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How do I remove a custom MIUI lockscreen via adb or other means?

So I downloaded a lockscreen for MIUI from the themes app but apparently it doesn't go well with my phone and it just displays the wallpaper without the actual lockscreen. The problem is, now, I can't ...
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Sometimes the screen is on when in lock mode

I have a Samsung Pocket GT-S5310L and sometimes, when the lock mode is on the screen never turns off (until I turn it off manually). This started to happen after I made a factory reset When charging ...
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lock screen clock shows my work alarm after update 4.3

I have a Galaxy S3. I don't want to look at what time I have to wake up in the morning every time I look at my phone. I don't think there is a way to make it not show on the lock screen, but any input ...
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Android / S3 (i9300/i9305) - Disable default keyboard pop-up at lock screen

After the 4.3 update, there is a default keyboard popping up at lock screen. Let me describe what I mean. When you opened up your phone pre-4.3, it displayed the lock screen. With no keyboard ...
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Music lockscreen controls

I'm on a Nexus 4, when I play music from the Play music app, the full screen lock screen music controls or music art will not show only the lock screen as if I am not playing music at all. I do have ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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How to disable screen lock during Android development?

I am developing Android app with my daily phone, I want to turn off screen lock only during development. I can done this manually, but that is too troublesome and sometimes I forgot to enable it ...
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How do I delete a calendar/swipe lock-screen that appeared after Android 4.3 update?

Recently, an Android 4.3 update appears to have created a strange and unwanted calendar/swipe lock-screen on my Galaxy S III which is pictured here. The calendar provides an inaccurate date with a ...
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how to add a custom lock for the recovery and/or bootloader?

Unlocking the bootloader and/or the recovery is very popular discussion across many devices. But doing so exposes a very obvious and inevitable issue with security! An unlocked recovery means that no ...
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Remove Album Art from Lock Screen

How can I remove the album art from showing on my lock screen? I want my live wallpaper to show instead. Edit: should have added device and ROM. Sorry first time on here. Using a Sprint GS3 with ...
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Transparent notification bar after Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

I've just updated my Galaxy S3 to the OTA 4.3 update and whilst its fine, there are a couple of really annoying niggles. The main one is the notification bar at the top - where the little icons are ...
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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Samsung note 3 titanium backup freeze lockscreen

I have a rooted note 3 am am using a custom lock screen. Is it possible/wise to freeze the lockscreen service or any dependencies to free up CPU time and memory? Does a custom lock screen rely on ...
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Lockscreen widget default to expanded on Android 4.3 or upcoming 4.4

Does anyone know if there is a configuration to allow the lockscreen widget to default to expanded view on Android 4.3 or higher? I have a Note 3 and have not yet received the 4.4 update. I prefer ...
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Use ADB To Lock Phone

I have a security app that needs to be able to activate the default lockscreen but with a passcode. Is it possible to do this with android shell commands?
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Adding more widgets in 'Widget' Lock screen style of HTC One X

I have HTC One X with Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. In 'Settings > Personalize > Lock screen style > Widget' when I click on 'Settings' button I have options of Gmail, Google Now, Google+ posts, My ...
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

I had some NFC tags with my Xperia Sola. It could change settings if I touched the tags with the phone, and it was pretty useful. Can one use this "technology" with modern Samsung phones? Both ...
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Unable to reset the lock screen password for xeria M

I forgot my lock screen password and have tried resetting it with Google device manager since my phone is connected to home WiFi .But when I try to give lock screen password it always says "Your new ...
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How do you unlock phone after encrypting if you've never set a character password?

I have a Moto X. It was connected to my Google account, and set up with NFC unlock, with a pattern code backup. I never had a character password. When I clicked the "Encrypt" button under security ...
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How to Disable Double Tapping?

My Galaxy S2 asked me to double-tap and drag to unlock (instead of just dragging) and every time I try to tap anything, one tap only makes a yellow box appear around the app or file or whatever, which ...
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Lock screen shortcuts cannot be changed

When my mobile had 4.1 version of Android, I could go to Security -> Lock screen -> Shortcuts to change the shortcuts. But, after Android 4.3 update, I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts ...
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How can I set the lockscreen personal message after updating?

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, I had an option to change the personal message on the lock screen. After the system update, the option is still there, but it is grayed out. Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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After using lock screen 3x I decided I don't want it

I cleared all certificates from settings, lock screen. Not sure how to proceed since I can't get certificates back. I changed to a 30 min delay for lock screen but it is still inconvenient to type in ...
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Show messages on lock screen on Galaxy S3

Is it possible to show previews of messages (as the iPhone does) on the lock screen on a Galaxy S3 running android 4.1.2?
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Can I prevent S-voice from unlocking my screen?

I use s-voice while driving, so I don't need (or want) to see the screen. Yet, it unlocks the screen upon use (and then it's easy to accidently press a wrong button). Is there a way to disable that?
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Micromax A88 too many pattern attempts issue?

My CellPhone MicroMax A88 locked and it is showing Too Many Pattern attempts To unlock, sign in with your Google account. My 'WiFi' is Off and my Mobile Data is also not enabled. I am not able to ...
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After upgrading the preview of text messages on my lockscreen feature disappeared

I have a HTC One Mini and recently upgraded from Android version 4.2 to 4.3,. Everything went fine, but I noticed when people were sending me messages that I couldn't see a preview of them or who sent ...
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How to add a shortcut to the list of installed apps (or to a widget)?

I have an app (Pleco) which has created a shortcut (study flashcards). I want to execute that shortcut from the screenlocker (Go Locker), but it only allows to add either installed apps or widgets. ...
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Disabling Pattern Unlock when Power Button Pressed

I've just downloaded and installed DashClock onto my Nexus 5. I really like the functionality - but I found its usefulness is diminished somewhat by the fact that the pattern unlock automatically ...
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No lock screen notification on JellyBean 4.3

I have a HTC One Mini. I don't get any notifications for missed calls or new messages on my lock screen since the 4.3 update. I have the option enabled in my settings. I tried resetting factory ...
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Delay on screen wake

When I push my power button to wake my device it takes 1-4 seconds for the screen to turn on and show the lock screenp. I have seen that others have solved the issue by turning off power-saving mode ...
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How to enable drag status bar from lock screen?

I have an ICS phone, the problem is on the lock screen I can't pull the status bar down in any type of lock screen (slide, pattern, PIN, etc). My question is how do I enable status bar dragging on ...
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How can I make Lock Screen widgets work on my Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3?

When my Galaxy S3 upgraded to 4.3 last night the lock screen lost all its widgets and now immediately turns on to the password entry screen rather then the widget screen where I can slide to unlock or ...
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Lockscreen rolling notifications like iPhone

I like everything about my new Samsung Note 3. It is a superior device in almost every respect to my previous phone the iPhone 5. But, I have one issue that I have not yet resolved. I cannot get the ...
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Is there a way to switch Android users from the command line?

Using the following command, I managed to enable multi-user mode in an Android device that doesn't officicially support it: adb shell setprop fw.max_users 4. For good measure I also added the ...
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How to change the order of the users on the lock screen?

I have setup a tablet for my 2yo son. I am the primary user, with root access, etc. Because of this, I am the first user on the lock screen. I would prefer if the tablet defaulted to his user account, ...
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Securing power off menu options when phone screen is locked or customizing power-off menu options?

I am using Google Nexus 5 with stock 4.4 KitKat. When the phone is in locked state (locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern) and we long press power button, we get the power-off menu ...