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As far as I know, currently there is no setting to turn off the "safety lock" due to the addition of notifications on the lock screen. (Strangely, the lock is still there even if the user chooses not to display any notification) The best bet to bypass this is to use Smart Lock's Trusted face, a new feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop similar to previous face ...
When your phone is "rooted", applications can be installed (intentionally or otherwise) that can do almost anything on your phone, including breaching the Android application sandbox. Thus, by rooting your phone, you are removing a critical layer of the multi-layered security system. This can be mitigated, to a degree, by restricting root privileges to ...
Since I just upgrade to 5.0/Lollipop, I can't confirm for sure if this setting is present in KitKat/4.4, but in 5.0, you can hide the last digit in the PIN unlock screen by turning off the Security setting labeled Make passwords visible, as seen here: This is found under the general Settings app under the Security section. Note, however, that this also ...
This happens, when you have installed some kind of overlay app like Twilight. It is a security feature against screen manipulation. Solution: Find that app and disable it. After that you will be able to hit the Install button.
Adding to what Andrew T. posted, one can also have Trusted location: Phone will not challenge user with the pattern lock if the user is present at the location added in this setting. Home and Work locations will be present by default, more locations could be added. Trusted devices: One can add bluetooth devices such as Android wear or bluetooth headsets ...
You can simply erase you security credentials in security and this will automatically allow you to remove the lock screen on 5.0
Check if your credentials in security, if you have an application that requires you to have a password and delete that. Did you encrypt the phone ? That requires a password. Also if you are a guest you cant, but i think you already are an administrator of your own device.
Ok, just posting an answer in case someone with the same problem finds this. I took a change and hit "clear credentials." Afterwards I was able to select NONE for screen-lock again. So far haven't noticed and side-effects to clearing credentials.
I recently wiped my phone to factory after I had rooted the phone and got rid of the bloatware I did not want. (Forgot the passcode) I thought I would have to root my phone again and then get rid of factory installed bloatware....again. I was pleasantly surprised to find both that the root was intact AND the bloatware was still gone. Also, my superuser app ...
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