From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Avlock[x]: a Real, System-Level Lock Screen Replacement
Xda-member _avatar was tired of having to connect the dots of his Nexus One lockscreen together, so he decided to make a full lockscreen replacement.
The new lock screen is in my opinion not such a huge improvement (though I like it), but it’s the first real system-level lock screen. This means that it isn’t third-party software running on top of Android, but the new lock screen is placed in the system itself.
Originally posted by _avatar
avlk[x] is a (the first?) real, *system-level* lock screen replacement for Android (CM 5.0.6).
it replaces the standard “connect the dots” behavior with pin-like mechanism. patterns can be arbitrarily large, and nodes can be repeated. also, there are no numbers — just circles. definitely not for everyone, but i think some people may like it.
here’s how it works:
if you want to try it you must have CM 5.0.6 installed, then:
1. reboot to bootloader
2. nandroid backup <– do it. seriously. just in case.
3. flash avlk[x].zip
5. if you don’t have a lock pattern already, set one: Home > Menu > Settings > Location and Security > Set Unlock Pattern
Continue on to the application thread to discuss the modification, read the FAQ and see more information.
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