I have a work-mandatory email-app on my phone that won't work unless it detects that you have a passcode locked phone.

I have a rooted Galaxy S2 Android phone (Cyanogenmod 10) and am wondering if there are any apps or ways of tricking my phone into thinking it has a 4 digit pin code when it doesn't.


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    Why are you trying to bypass your workplace policy? Wouldn't it be better to have a chat with the sysadmin and see if you both can arrive at something that both of you are happy with.
    – Lie Ryan
    Nov 3 '12 at 7:25
  • If you enter your pin code wrong too many times, it factory resets your entire phone... which happened to me 3 days ago. It was one of the Sys Admin that suggested I could do this (I know him as a friend... he would not have said it while at work).
    – pyro214
    Nov 3 '12 at 20:57
  • "Don't do that" :P Nov 5 '12 at 6:19

CM's profiles may work for you. I use it for circumventing the mandatory lockscreen if a certificate is installed (CaCert's regular SSL root CA here).

To set it up tap disabled in:

For others: This only works with the alternative CyanogenMod aftermarket firmware.

  • Thank you very much! :) settings->profiles->default->lockscreen->disabled does the trick.
    – pyro214
    Nov 4 '12 at 21:09
  • Thanks for the fix, updated my answer. PS: You can upvote & accept my answer if you like it.
    – ce4
    Nov 4 '12 at 21:43
  • Thank you so much! I went with the "insecure" setting, because I like having to swipe to unlock. I just didn't want to have to enter a PIN.
    – indot_brad
    Mar 16 '13 at 13:15

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