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  • AndroidLock: Lock/Unlock your iPhone, Android Style


    An Android phone features a unique lockscreen, where you have to connect various dots to unlock your phone rather than enter in a passcode or slide to unlock. There are 9 dots in total, and gives a little extra security just incase your friend happens to look over while you punch in your numbered code.

    Just released to Rock and Cydia, comes AndroidLock, available now for free. This iPhone and iPod tweak will transform your iPhone lockscreen into an Android styled lockscreen where you connect dots in the same manner to unlock your phone. Simply draw the pattern to unlock.

    After installing it, go to Settings > AndroidLock, to set the pattern. Requires 4 or more dots to be used.
    On a side note, there were many discussions about the androids security flaws in their lockscreen method being hackable by a certain combination, however, my guess is there will be some sort of issue here, some way to get around it. We'll soon find out.

    Quote Originally Posted by dzjstern View Post
    While this feature is quite cool, it shouldn't be visible until after the user "slides to unlock" just like the normal passcode system is set up. Also, this lock system sits behind IntelliScreen, forcing you to disable IntelliScreen to be able to unlock the phone.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AndroidLock: Lock/Unlock your iPhone, Android Style started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 214 Comments
    1. Tiller630's Avatar
      Tiller630 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      its too bad you have to draw it out. anybody watching you could easily see the pattern. if you could just type the pathway it leaves more to the imagination
      that would completely ruin the purpose of this. If you want to type something use the default passcode lock. This is for fast, but secure unlock.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Deleted this today, was making my safari crash consistanly.
    1. DMT's Avatar
      DMT -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jailbroken heart View Post
      Heres what it looks like...
      if i was u i would uninstall it then install it again... since its acting up on u... it works fine on my phone
    1. jd1992's Avatar
      jd1992 -
      does this cause any lag at all? i hate when i download things and they slow down my device
      -nothing to the developers everything is cool, its just something i can't stand

      OH , and a fun comparison

      JB'ed Device = Ditto ( From pokemon ) ... lol
    1. danielharkins1991's Avatar
      danielharkins1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vandam500 View Post
      This is awesome and here is a video I made on it by the way YouTube - AndroidLock- Awesome New Way To Unlock Your iPhone/iPod

      What Theme is that you have?
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      How can i access it in winscp? I want to make the background transparent.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiller630 View Post
      that would completely ruin the purpose of this. If you want to type something use the default passcode lock. This is for fast, but secure unlock.
      its not secure.thats my point. slide and four digits is not slower than having to connect the dots. if you could tap a random order of dots it would not only be quicker but more secure. think about it. you draw an [x] or an [e] or whatever, it shows the pattern on the screen let alone take ages to draw. tap a few random ordered dots and bam. your in.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      awesome, transparency would be nice. gonna have to check this out
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      awesome, transparency would be nice. gonna have to check this out
      Yeah i cant find anything in winscp..
    1. jiniej's Avatar
      jiniej -
      been waiting for this

      freaking awesome
    1. TechGeec.com's Avatar
      TechGeec.com -
      As previously stated, a transparent mode would be nice. Has anyone been able to find out where the file's located so that I can change the size/transparency of the dots? I can't find it through SSH.
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      If you are one of many that lost their combo to get in ssh to
      /var/mobile/Library/preferences
      download the plist that looks like
      com.zmaster......roidLock.plist
      and look at your combo.....the numbers represent the buttons starting with one in the upper left, and going horizontal to 3, then goes to the second row and starts with 4 and goes to 6 . Then starts with 7 and ends with 9 on the last row....... you can see what your old combo was and put it in to unlock your phone or edit the plist, if you understand what I was saying about the numbers, to an easier combo

      Still workin on transparent back.....
    1. Koinonia's Avatar
      Koinonia -
      The path is shown in Cydia:

      library>modbilesubstrate>
      -dynamiclibraries>...
      -preferencebundles>androidlocksettings.bundle>...
      -preferenceloader>preferences>...

      And within those are various files. But I have not been able to find where the background, dot images, ect... are located...
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      yea...just tryed that and your path doesn't work after dynamiclibraries.........but in dynamic libraries i found a dylib and a plist...but neither are as easy to see your combo as what i said above^^^
    1. TechGeec.com's Avatar
      TechGeec.com -
      Well I was able to get into the path where (it seems all of) the files are located for AndroidLock (thanks Koinonia) but there doesn't seem to be any images other than the icon.png. Right now I'm not coming up with any ideas where the files are located to change the look of the lock screen.
    1. waroftyr's Avatar
      waroftyr -
      been wanted this since i saw it on my roomates nexus one, great addon. it has its flaws but most things do most likely will be fixed with time
      its funny how people continually ask the same questions through this thread that have been previously answered though, they can wait for responses but cant take two minutes to search through and see if an answer has already been posted
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      try editing the plist
    1. Twbviper's Avatar
      Twbviper -
      Hey guys, if you need to get around the gesture based lockscreen, you can use the security flaw mentioned here:
      http://www.webisee.com/2010/01/12/ha...s-screen-lock/
      It works with the iPhone too. Just press the home button while in a call. This just saved me several hours of heartache and frustration from restoring everything.
    1. TechGeec.com's Avatar
      TechGeec.com -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      try editing the plist
      How would I edit the way AndroidLock looks by editing the .plist?
    1. iFokust's Avatar
      iFokust -
      This app works great & the price is right.....FREE! Great job.