How to use NFC ring to unlock stock android lock screen instead of the NFC unlock app screen?



  • As above, it doesn't make sense to have two lock screen so be after another. The stock screen has more information etc. So how can I use the ring to unlock the stock android lock screen without root??? If it cant be done, then basically the ring is redundant to me. Thanks in advance.


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    The solution without root is the unlock app by mclear co... if you want to use just a single lock screen you could try turning off the stock android screen. If you're unable to then there are apps available to disable lock screen.
    I use 'No Lock' on one device and 'No Lock Screen' on another.



  • @calmwaters said:

    As above, it doesn't make sense to have two lock screen so be after another. The stock screen has more information etc.

    In the unlock app you need to check the 'Use with No Lockscreen' option, then you won't have to go through two lockscreens. As for the stock lockscreen having more information, well, that's the choice you make isn't it? What do you want - to unlock using NFC or to have a stock lockscreen? If you value that information and don't want to use NFC then stick to stock, and wonder why you backed in the first place. If you want to use NFC then kick that stock lockscreen into touch and use the app.

    Android doesn't natively support unlocking with NFC (yet), which is where the unlock app comes in. Maybe the unlock app will get some improved functionality, maybe stock android will gain NFC unlock.

    Or you can root and use the Xposed framework.

    So how can I use the ring to unlock the stock android lock screen without root??? If it cant be done, then basically the ring is redundant to me.

    Well I guess it is redundant to you then, because it just isn't possible - unrooted - to unlock the standard unlock screen using NFC. In the same way it isn't possible for the phone to take x-rays or shit out rainbows.


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    @shama said:

    In the unlock app you need to check the 'Use with No Lockscreen' option, then you won't have to go through two lockscreens.

    As far as I can see that option just stops apps from popping over the top of the Unlock App, you've got to be careful when enabling that one especially if you need to use a third party app to disable the lock screen. It can lead to shenanigans.



  • Ah, my mistake.
    I'll update the post to point out you should disable your lock-screen. Which is the first thing I did when I started using the unlock app.

    Just as an experiment, I tried setting my lock-screen to 'slide' and went through the process of unlocking: it turns out that I get to see the notification area now (message icons, clock etc) BUT (big but) NFC no longer works and I can't unlock.

    So what exactly does 'Use with No Lockscreen' do? Definitive info from the author would be great!


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    For a definitive answer you might have to check up on github, I'm pretty sure it just makes it persist as the topmost item, disallowing anything else from popping dialogs up or whatnot. That's what it does if I enable it with my lock screen off anyway.



  • Yes, in that case its really redundant for me. I was expecting the ring to be able to unlock the password screen of my phone. Having a popup screen in order to prevent any use of the phone don't seem like a good way to lock up the phone. I guess I will have to root the phone then. Thanks for all your contributions.


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