Blocking Mode......Jelly Bean

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    Verizon's at it again. I was really looking forward to blocking mode with the jb update, but they decided not to include this in the settings. Its actually hidden. However, you can still get it. This is part of the new software and not an app or 3rd party.

    First down load this app from the play store.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut

    Search for blocking mode.

    Click on the first one. There should be two.

    Rename it. I chose "blocking mode "

    A shortcut is now created on the home screen for blocking mode!

    Update: this creates a shortcut, but unfortunately its not fully functional. Post if you've found a fix please...
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    What is blocking mode?

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    It allows you to restrict calls, text, callers,etc.....at certain times. Nice jb feature!
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    Ah, very cool.

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    Thanks for the tip! :)

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    How do you access blocking mode without using this app?
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    You can't.......unlike other jb updates, this one is not accessible from settings. The app simply creates you a shortcut.
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    But the real question is, does it actually work?

    Everyone was all excited when I figured this out for the Verizon Note 2, but it turned out that even though it says that blocking mode is enabled, it didn't actually block anything. Is it actually blocking stuff on the S3?
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    Just tried it it does not work.
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    I figured that would be the case given the similarities in the software between the S3 and the Note 2.
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    Well your certainly all over the place. I got this tip from apparently you on droid life a month ago.

    And, yup......its not fully functional. Partial texts and calls are being blocked....

    Bummer!
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    Yep, I was the one who found it for the Verizon Note 2. I posted it in the Note 2 forum here first though to give our awesome community first crack at it. :biggrin: Droid-Life got it from my subsequent post on XDA, but they didn't include the fact that it's not fully functional in their article for some odd reason.

    I'm still hopeful that someone can figure out how to get it working since it's in there.
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    Well like you, I'm looking for a fix. This sucks! Was really looking forward to this feature.

    I know there's apps for it, but its not the same to me.......

    Well good hunting!
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    What apps will do this?
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    Mr. Number.....is one
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    +1 for Mr. Number. Use it only for blocking calls and it has never failed me. Plus it crowd sources comments from others who have gotten calls from a number so you can really tell if it is spam. Used the text feature for awhile but decided stock was good enough for my purposes.
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    Where does it go when you add a shortcut? I cant find it.
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    It goes on one of your home screens. If they're all full, it won't show up.

    But sadly, it doesn't fully work anyway. :(
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