ICS Lockscreen App shortcuts.. can you change them?

Discussion in 'Droid Razr and Razr Maxx ICS discussion' started by AndroidKachi7, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. mooch91

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    I figured this one out. I have been using Camera ICS+ because I think it's a better camera than the stock Motorola one. But I couldn't get it to come up on the lock screen.

    The reason was I had never set the camera to be the default one because I never needed to launch the camera other than through the home screen. What I did was to launch the camera from an icon in my gallery app (Gallery ICS for those who are interested) and it gave me the option to launch the stock camera or Camera ICS+. I chose Camera ICS+ and now it shows up as the camera on my lock screen. Hope this helps someone else.
     
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    Very interesting! I just followed your suggestion to make Camera360 my default camera app, and after doing this, Camera360 is on my lockscreen but Handcent is not. Perhaps there is a glitch that only allows one custom app on the lockscreen? I made no changes to any messaging app, only set Camera360 to default but the stock messenger replaced Handcent. I'm going to play around with this some more, but this might shed some light on how to customize the lockscreen without using an app.
     
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    Have you tried disabling the stock text messaging app? Other users have reported that doing this has added Handcent to their lockscreen because it forces the system to recognize it as the default texting app.
     
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    That did it! I have both Camera360 and Handcent on my lockscreen. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    I just got ICS today. I have handcent as my default messaging app, has been forever now but its not on my lockscreen, the stock messaging app is. Changed Handcent from my default messenger, then changed it back, and rebooted. The stock messaging app is still there. (The boyfriend has a menu to choose the apps-different device but still ICS -wonder why they left that out on RAZR.)

    Any suggestions on changing it (without having to buy an app)?

    Thanks!
    Brittany
     
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    Go into Apps, move over to All and find Text Messaging and disable it. Whatever messaging app you are using will become default.
     
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    This still doesn't work for me for Google Voice
     
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    That is because Google Voice isn't a true 'messaging' app. It is a application all on its own that supports not just texting, but voicemail collection as well. If you install a messaging app, such as Go SMS, Handscent, or any other, then it will show on your lockscreen.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I just figured it out for my Droid Razr.

    1. Click on Handcent SMS
    2. Go to Settings
    3. Click on Application Settings
    4. Click Default Messaging Application
    5. Select All(SMS & MMS)- That will make Handcent the "default texter"
    NEXT
    1. Go to the "home page" on your phone
    2. Go to your applications
    3. Scroll through until you find the original Droid texting app
    4. Touch and hold down on the app until it comes to your home page and drag it up to the top where it says "More Options"
    5. Select App Info
    6. On the page that it brings up click Disable. There will be a warning message, but just click ok. Then Handcent should now be the shortcut on your lock screen!

    WORKED FOR ME!
    HOPE THIS HELPS!!:)
     
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    Check out my step-by-step post about how to change it! Just posted it! Hope it helps:)
     
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    Will it let you change to any icon though? Like one in your library?

    Unrooted Droid Razr Maxx
     
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    I don't think we can change to any app in our libraries. On my boyfriends phone (not a RAZR, but on ICS)it gives him the option but I can't seem to find a similar one on my RAZR.
     
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