New Slide Unlock / Old Slide Unlock

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  1. DROIDustin
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    Now that 2.0.1 has come out, they decided to change the slide unlock from the arch to line.

    Since we now have root access, is it possible to change this back to the arch unlock that I much prefer. The line unlock is to much like the iFail.
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    The reason they changed it was because people were failing to unlock it quickly because they weren't pushing it in an arch motion. I'm sure there's got to be a way. I, personally, prefer the new lock screen... much more elegant.
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    But you didn't have to do the arc motion in order to achieve greatness. A simple slide from left to right was enough (is, for me, as I'm on a Milestone and still no 2.0.1 on the horizon :(). But I can't wait for the new styled thing, because I think it looks awesome plus I like the new non-centered stuff on the lock screen.
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    The same thing applies. An arc motion still unlocks it.
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    Right, because it was the motion that folks miss. Not the old visual. [​IMG]
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    i liked the old because it was different, and i think we should just have the choice. maybe a setting? if its "customizable", why dont they let us 'customize'
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    I agree, you should have a choice. I like the arch style, it WAS differant. Android is differant that's why I got the DROID.

    So, here is to hoping someone figures out how you can change it.
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    It's a bit frustrating they're touting the droid as this open platform you can do anything on. Why don't we call verizon, google, or motorola and ask to have our old unlock. Or put multitouch in our browser. THey'll tell us to download an app for that. I guess marketplace is just an excuse for OEMs to be lazy in the software department.
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    yes, just give us a choice!
    ""these petty tiranies trying to control the very way we unlock our phone (in order to communicate..)""
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    New Unlock :(

    I really do not like the new unlock. The unlock is lower on the screen which makes the phone more difficult to hold. Also, the straight horizontal movement is not very natural feeling. Some have said that you can still do the arched motion and it will work. It DOES NOT work.

    Please give us an option to change it back!
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    I am working on it, but unfortunately its not as easy as just moving the "unlock.apk" like it would have been on a hero rom...

    I do think its possible, I just don't have all the peices compiled...if anyone else is working on this PM me...

    ~ReverendYo
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    I started going through everything set to be patched from the 2.0.1 update earlier on a 2.0 Virtual Device, but had to take a break. I'll play with it more tonight =)
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    i like the new one better, i can answer the phone with hand now if needed.
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    i read

    i read in a post on this site a while ago that someone really wanted to see the empty spot on the arch lockscreen used to open an app directly such as the dialer or something, i really like the idea and thought possibly even take it a step further and make a full rotary lock screen with customizable slots. i guess we will have to wait for a custom rom to see this but i really like this idea!!
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    It kinda does if you don't arch too much...

    The new one is better, make more sense to just slide perpendicular to the phone... you could just get used to it (although I'm all for giving people choice, if someone enables this!)... the font of the clock is also much more techy and nicer looking. All IMHOs obviously :-\
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    I do like the new date+time display but I really liked the old rotary/arch lock. Now if we could combine the two...
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    The new date and time are nice(would be better if it were centered...that's just my OCD talking tho) and that annoying grey line is gone, but I'm not liking the new unlock motion. I agree that it's to low and makes it difficult to hold and unlock with one hand. I really we can get the wheel back
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    I am also not liking this new unlock. It seems like you have to be much more precise on where you start unlocking it and staying on the correct path to get it unlocked. With the older one, the arc was much more natural for me with the thumb on my right hand. It takes me two or three tries to get it unlocked now.
    You would think there would be an unlock app in the market. This can't be the first time someone has hated the way their phone unlocks...
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