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Lockdown Lite is a lightweight app to lock your Android apps behind a PIN, pattern or fingerprint

There are several reasons why a user might want to lock apps separately, even in addition to the global lockscreen. For this reason, most Android OEM UX's now come with an app locker baked in, allowing users to quickly lock down app access without needing any extra app. However, if your phone does not have...

Xiaomi Locks Bootloaders; Unlock Approval Takes up to 21 Days, Bricked Devices Must Wait

At XDA, we have a love-hate relationship with Xiaomi: We love the low-cost revolution they and other Chinese manufacturers have brought to the smartphone race, but absolutely detest them for violating the GPLv2 on multiple occasions. The GPL situation keeps rocking back and forth, with sources for certain devices being released, while other devices get ignored and...