1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Blocking Mode is Present and Working on the Verizon Note 2!

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 2' started by bsweetness, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Well, bad news folks. It seems that while we can indeed get to Blocking Mode, it doesn't appear to be fully functional. When I first found it and tested it out, it successfully blocked the calls I made from my computer via Gmail and Skype. But after some further tests this afternoon, it didn't actually block any calls made by some friends via their cell phones. So, while it's there, it doesn't seem like it's fully functional. At the very least, maybe this gives us some hope for someone out there to find a way to get it working consistently or that Verizon will enable it in a future update.


    ___________________________________________________________________________


    I was playing around with one of my favorite apps Any Cut. Regrettably, Any Cut (which isn't available in the Play Store any more) doesn't work correctly on Jelly Bean, but it works enough to be able to take a look at many of the shortcuts it's able to find. And low and behold, Blocking Mode was in the list. Since I couldn't get Any Cut to work properly in order to access it, I found another app on the Play Store that operates in much the same way that Any Cut does - QuickShortcutMaker.

    No root required!

    Here's how to get to it:

    1) Download QuickShortcutMaker from the Play Store. (Note: the app closed on me a few times while trying to use it, but it eventually worked)

    2) After QuickShortcutMaker installs, open it up.

    3) Type "blocking mode" in the text field. The app is pretty slow when it comes to populating the available shortcuts, so it might take a little bit. Once it finishes, tap on the first result at the top (It will say "Settings" with Blocking mode underneath it.

    4) Rename the shortcut to whatever you want. It's named "Settings" by default, and I changed mine to "Blocking Mode."

    5) Tap "OK."

    6) You'll now have a shortcut on your homescreen that will take you right into Blocking Mode (the icon will be a cog just like the Settings icon). Open it up and and block away! (Note: the shortcut on your homescreen will be the only way to access Blocking Mode, so if you delete it, you'll have to create a new one in order to get back into the settings for it)


    Known issues:

    The app will force close when trying to add contacts to the custom allowed contact list. But it seems to work fine when selecting "Favorites" as opposed to creating a new custom list. So if adding contacts to a custom list is force closing for you, add the contacts that you want to come through to your general favorites list when Blocking Mode is enabled, and then use the Favorites option in the Blocking Mode settings.

    Attached Files:

    5 people like this.
  2. moosetags
    Offline

    moosetags New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
    Great info. Thank you.
    1 person likes this.
  3. Caesars
    Offline

    Caesars Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,199
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Checking now! Good find!

    Edit: confirmed and working!
    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    1 person likes this.
  4. bkdodger
    Offline

    bkdodger Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    Awesome find.. Works perfectly and was quick.. You can also change icon to anything you want from your icons.. [​IMG][​IMG]

    《Take Note2 BK's here..》
    1 person likes this.
  5. steeletown
    Offline

    steeletown Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Thanks. It also works on the jelly bean leak for the S3. How do you change the icon?
  6. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I don't think you can through the stock Touch Whiz. You'll either need to be using a custom launcher or have root access.
  7. steeletown
    Offline

    steeletown Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    It works. I'm on stock and it works perfect.
    1 person likes this.
  8. bkdodger
    Offline

    bkdodger Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    I'm on Nova launcher... Let me mess with Touchwiz now..

    Edit: it works just tap the icon in the app.. Choose from your gallery

    《Take Note2 BK's here..》
  9. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    You can't on stock Touch Whiz. I don't know of any OEM skins that allow you to natively change the icons without root.
  10. steeletown
    Offline

    steeletown Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I think I misunderstood you mean you can't change your icon unless your rooted and running a custom ROM
  11. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    That's not quite what I meant, but almost. :) You can change icons if you're rooted or if you're running a custom ROM, but you can also change your icons if you're running a custom launcher. A custom launcher is an app that replaces the stock launcher and can be installed and used without root. Three of the most popular options are Nova, Apex, and GoLauncher. If you're running one of those, you can change nearly everything about how your device looks and many things about how it operates. With one of those, you can change your icons as well.
  12. smalltowngirl13
    Offline

    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Kansas
    Nice find! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

    You can change the icon while setting up the shortcut (within the quickshortcut app)...
    1 person likes this.
  13. steeletown
    Offline

    steeletown Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gotcha thanks for the info.
  14. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Well that makes sense. I was so excited about finding blocking mode that I didn't even bother messing around with the options in QuickShortcutMaker. :biggrin:
    2 people like this.
  15. spydergirl
    Offline

    spydergirl New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Awesome awesome awesome! Thank you so much! I can't wait to see how well it works when I need it to work. Thank you.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    1 person likes this.
  16. bkdodger
    Offline

    bkdodger Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    Y'all can change the icons in Touchwiz.. Go to the play Store & get desktop visualizer.. Place a short cut on a homescreen.. Tap to enter desktop visualizer then choose icon on top with anything you want from gallery etc., then choose the action.. New icon will be on homescreen to use anywhere you want it..

    Also I noticed when I use a shortcut in Nova with icon set.. It shows on Touchwiz when I switch launchers...

    《Take Note2 BK's here..》
  17. smalltowngirl13
    Offline

    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,517
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Kansas
    I have had moments like that too :)!!

    I was super excited you found the workaround!!
  18. bsweetness
    Offline

    bsweetness Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Well, that's not actually making changes to Touch Whiz. Desktop Visualizer - a fantastic app by the way - just creates a widget that links to whatever you want it to and will use virtually any image you want for the shortcut. It doesn't actually change any icons, but you can end up with a similar result.

    I don't know if you can use it to change the shortcut created here though. It can only create new widgets from a list of installed apps. Blocking Mode probably won't show up as an option.
  19. bkdodger
    Offline

    bkdodger Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    Here's a screen.. I changed all the dock icons with ADW icon pack from the market.. [​IMG]

    《Take Note2 BK's here..》
  20. sweeeeet
    Offline

    sweeeeet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,270
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    now I know my weather lol

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    1 person likes this.
Search tags for this page

blocking mode galaxy note 2

,

blocking mode galaxy s3 verizon

,
blocking mode galaxy s4 verizon
,

blocking mode note 2

,
blocking mode verizon galaxy s4
,

blocking mode verizon note 2

,
galaxy note 2 blocking mode verizon
,
galaxy s4 verizon blocking mode
,

note 2 blocking mode

,
note 2 global mode
,

samsung galaxy note 2 blocking mode

,

verizon galaxy note 2 blocking mode

,

verizon galaxy s3 blocking mode

,

verizon note 2 blocking mode

,
verizon s3 blocking mode