How to add custom swipe shortcuts to your Android Lollipop lockscreen

How to add custom swipe shortcuts to your Android Lollipop lockscreen
Android Lollipop is pretty good when it comes to lockscreen functionality! You can have widgets, notifications, shortcuts, and whatever you please in there, really. And thanks to the Xposed module Custom Stock Lollipop Lockscreen, you can enrich the experience by adding two customized swipe shortcuts to the left and right of the screen. For example, this means you can open your messages with a swipe from the left, and your camera with a swipe from the right. 

The tweak is pretty convenient and it plays fine with losckreen security - swipe, PIN, pattern unlock, and the like. The only prerequisites are a rooted device and the Xposed framework installed. 

Ready to go? Let's dive right in!

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5 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice... Short and sweet.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Alas Xposed doesn't work on Android 5.1

3. tabbas97

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

when do you even live in ?

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't understand the question, when do I live in??

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If this is a comment about what year I think I live in or something. I do know there is an Xposed beta working on Android 5.0.x. But since the ART runtime got an update as well in 5.1, Xposed no longer works.

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