How to set up actionable, iOS-like lockscreen notifcations on Android
1. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Why should I make my home screen look like a sub-par-ish os?
4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Did you even read the article and those screenshots
6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Nah, he didn't. He's here to bash and be a trash.
22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
lol I can't believe it but I am agreeing with Mxyzptlk.
11. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ya know....one of the great things about being able to customize so much....is you dont have to switch platforms, phones, OS's to enjoy, use some of the things that are in other OS's.
14. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
i think even samsung is ashamed to admit you as his fan or friend
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Oh please, custom lockscreens are quite buggy and insecure and they often slow the device.
10. gomulkaaa (Posts: 42; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
I've actually been using NiLS for a few months now and it works flawlessly. Obviously, if you don't want someone to see your notifications when they simply turn on the phone, this whole idea isn't for you.
12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I've used both golocker and widgetlocker, both were buggy enough for me to give up on lockscreen customisation. Widgetlocker is plain horrible for a paid app. I will give this one a try.
16. LAKAME_MAN (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
This is not a custom lockscreen. It's a lockscreen widget.
17. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Deleting suitable lines in build.prop can solve the problem.
3. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
Samsung's UI supports this by default anyway. (you know, the brand that somewhat 40+% of android devices is anyway?) :P
7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
But in that 40%+ there are many galaxies stuck in jelly bean and ics, which have a rather ugly clock on lockscreen. The one with s5 is beautiful though.
8. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
true enough, a poor update rate is standard across all of android though, even Nexus devices(Nexus's may get updates fast but still get abandoned after about 24 months).
my Galaxy S III did get updated to 4.3, i'm expecting if it get 4.4 then that will be the last official update it gets, it's also very late considering how long ago 4.4 was released.
18. Finalflash (Posts: 2769; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea but no other phone gets updates after 2 years anyway. MS only releases major updates after 2 years so we can't tell yet and iOS just updates the version number and cripples your phone without any useful new features anyway. So really the android update system is your best bet at the moment anyway. Worst case you still have the developer community to get you updates anyway.
23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Agreed, same here. I am also awaiting the 4.4 update but it seems like they are taking their time on it. Which is fine, because how many times does an update get released and then halted because of a major bug or problem with it?
5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
No, thanks. I'm happy with the normal lockscreen on my phone.
9. MobileNico (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
This is a cool idea, but doesn't DashClock offer a similar feature, albeit implemented a bit differently? I assume many would prefer that to one that looks very much like iOS 7's actionable notifications.
The Moto X's Active Notifications feature also does this sans lockscreen.
13. Castro90 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Is this not quite like what LiquidSmooth and Carbon-ROM have implemented into their ROMS? Right? RIGHT!?
21. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I don't use it, but I can have notifications on my lock screen on my Note 3. Author should check his facts.
24. roscuthiii (Posts: 2179; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
One of the reasons for a lock screen is to keep people out of my stuff - only child syndrome.
Seems asinine to me to have any information of any kind, no matter how innocuous, available at my first line of defense. Just not my preference, but that's the power of customization.
26. ashouhdy (Posts: 55; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
why not just swipe down the notification bar to view all notifications !!!