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Short answer: no. Long answer: not usually, but there some exceptions. In general, to root the phone, you first have to unlock the bootloader. This wipes the internal storage, keeping your data safe. (It doesn't usually wipe the SD card, but you have to assume an attacker will just remove the SD card if he wants to read it). You'd almost think it was ...
I struggled with this for a long while as well. I found Silent Mode Switcher, which lets you the press power button and shake the phone to switch it to vibrate mode. Easiest way I've found, and it works great on Nexus 5.
There is no way in Android to access to the standard Android camera from a password-protected device. However this little application allows to access to a simple camera with a triple press on the power button even when the device is password locked... Camera Unlock (free) Disclosure: I am the developer of this app
The MDM solution can require that you set a PIN. The Google Apps Device Policy app, for example, can require you to set a PIN. This is described in the Google Device Policy for Android if you want more details.
There is a simple solution to this one. First of all change password lock to pattern lock. Then enter wrong pattern 5 times. You will see forgot password. Click that and enter account details. Then a screen will appear saying to change the lock type. Simply hit the back button and it will be automatically set to none.
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