Corporate Screen Lock override?

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    With BB v0.3 Screen Mode overrides my corp screen lock, but with 4.4 and other roms it does not?

    Any ideas or better app that will over ride the screen lock pin?
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    I'm not even really sure of what you are asking.

    Screen mode? Corp screen lock?

    Never heard of either of those app/settings. Please clarify.
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    Sorry realized that was totally vague.

    When setting up my corporate exchange account it requires me to add an screen lock (and an administrator)

    I can override this screen lock pin with the application Screen mode by sam chiu with BBv0.3 but with .4 I cannot.
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    Hmm, did you install this screen mode app from the market, or from a backup?
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    Glad my Corporate Exchange Admin does not enforce this policy, but I guess it is for a pretty good reason?

    Good luck
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    IMO - You should be following what your corporation requires. You are using your phone on THEIR network, with their rules. By circumventing their security, you could be at risk of termination. If you don't like their rules, you should talk to your IT person to see if they can be changed.

    For me, I would just be happy to be able to get on my corporate network with my Android phone.

    My thoughts,

    AzJazz
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    Way to tow the company line AzJazz. Corporations already control plenty in my life. I say forget that! The lock they force on the phone effects the phone no matter where you go. As far as I'm concerned their control ends at their own network. Why not just impose a password to access the network instead of imposing a lock on my phone every time I use it no matter where I use it?

    I set mine for 60 minutes but it is still annoying. I too, would like a work around this. Post em up!
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    Yeah, screw the guys paying you, how dare they interfere!
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    They don't pay me when I'm at home and allow me to remind you that I WORK for that pay.
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    Hey, you mistook me. I'm on your side, screw em. They have an annoying card access system at work and I hate carrying my badge around, so I just bring a doorstop to work and prop the door open so I can come and go. Who are they to infringe on us? Fight the man. We can't let him keep us down.
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    +1. In this day and age, a lost or stolen phone could be a huge liability for the company. I don't know anything about your particular job, but many people regularly have confidential trade-secret or customer information contained in their email, and businesses have an obligation to their customers and shareholders to make sure that is protected. You might not personally access that information, but that doesn't mean that others don't, and I doubt your IT department has the time to monitor who does and doesn't.
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    Tough call on this. I am a Technology Infrastructure Manager. We used to tell people to purchase and pay for their own plans, and we would reimburse them at different levels according to their job duties. (Execs and sales $200/month, engineers $75/ month, foreman $50/month etc.)

    It is hard to enforce corporate policy on someone who pays the bill on their phone, even when they are reimbursed for it.

    We ended up changing our policy. People can choose Sprint or Verizon and them we give them a phone. With our software and security policies on the phone. (This also has the benefit of the company "owning" the phone numbers which is a big plus when a sales person leaves the company.) You can install apps, but you can't uninstall our apps or bypass our security measures.
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    I just love people who side with companies. Funny, I don't recall receiving a bailout or having the ability to charge companies late fees, or living in perpetuity or being allowed to donate infinite sums of money to political campaigns or ruin someone's credit or or or, the list goes on and on. Companies have more rights than citizens and we now live in a state of corporate welfare and I think it's pathetic that people just think this is ok. Funny how none of you mentioned that a screen lock protects YOUR information, just how we can protect the company's precious data.

    I never said that companies shouldn't protect their networks. All I'm saying is that that protection should end at the network and not follow me wherever I go.

    If I enter a password to get on the network and I log off when I'm done, no problems. But my company requires that I put a lock on my phone that is annoying 24/7 no matter where I go.

    Email is a stupid place to keep proprietary corporate information. Do you know how many people accidentally hit the "reply all" button every year?

    If my company pays for my phone, then I agree with you and I don't have a problem with them dictating how it's used, but if I pay the bill they don't.

    Sorry Bugless, didn't realize you were agreeing with me.
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    Has anyone found a solution to this? I am using my personal phone that I paid for and pay the bill for. My company just recently started enforcing a password to unlock my phone and its super annoying. I would love to get around this. I may just have to have them give m a phone so that I don't need a password to unlock it...but then I have two phones.
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    Help me understand this. Are your companies coming to you and saying it is mandatory for you to get corporate email on your personal phones, or are you requesting/volunteering for it? If you're asking to have it, then you should have been made aware of any requirements they place on your device. If it really cramps your style that badly to have to unlock it, then you probably should get a separate phone for it. To say that their protection shouldn't follow you wherever you go ignores the fact that their data (yes, it is their data) is on your phone and follows you wherever you go.
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    My biggest concern with unlocking a phone is something along the lines of this scenario.

    I'm driving down the freeway and rocking out to pandora. A song comes on and I love it so I want to get it a thumbs up. Instead of just swiping and pressing thumbs up (I leave the app up) I now have to swipe, take my eyes off the road to type in a password, then hit thumbs up, skip, etc.

    I understand why my company does it, and they are more then willing to give me a phone...but then I'm carrying two phones. I'm twice as likely to lose one, break one, forget one, etc.

    I just want to make my life easier and consolidate it all onto one phone....also I have my cake and eat it too....
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    Don't use your personal phone for work if it's an issue. Use it for, um, personal things. If you never connect to work, it's not an issue, the two are unrelated. If your employer requires you to have the phone connected to work, tell them to supply one, or you'll just work without connecting to their network. It's not really rocket science.

    When I consult with clients who require specific AV & VPN software and enforcement of domain policies, they provide me with a laptop. When I work with smaller companies, I use my own laptop with my own policies. As noted above, saying 24/7 is a violation of your rights is insanely stupid and childish. If the phone has the connection info stored to get on the corpnet, then it has it 24/7. Just because you don't choose to connect to it during off hours doesn't mean the capability vanishes. Put your foot down and tell your boss that you won't check company e-mail from your phone, that if they want you to do so, it's up to them to make it possible on their equipment. Tons of people have two cells, work and home. You don't call your mother on your work phone and you don't check work e-mail on your home phone.

    This isn't the economy where I'd put my foot down, but your brass balls need to match your loud outrage, otherwise it's a tantrum.
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    This is actually a Froyo issue for the 2 newest builds I believe..... And it may only affect the droid, not sure though. The phone is enforcing the security even when your IT dept is not and it is really annoying since it locks the entire phone and not just email.

    There are 2 easy fixes

    1 - search these forums as I did for a patched email.apk with the security policies overridden.

    2 - wait for SSv4.8 and from what I've been told it will be in Chevy's tools to turn on and off as you please.

    Those are the 2 easy options..... I would link you to the thread, but dont feel like looking for it, sorry.

    Personally I would just wait for SSv4.8 as then it can be turned on and off, instead of always being off.


    edit - Look for a post by raidzero "Educational - Froyo Bypass Exchange Server Policy"

    You can use his provided .apk or edit you existing........ I still think option 2 is better since it will give you a choice to enforce security or not.
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    The original poster did not ask anyone's opinion on the morality/legality of unlocking the phone. He (and I) want to know how. It's that simple.

    Thank you BushBandit for your suggestions.
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    Then do you mind if I ask you for the best warez/pirating site? Forget the morality/legality, it's a simple info request.

    What about where to find child porn? It's just info, no morality needed.
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