ScreenWakeUp

ScreenWakeUp


ScreenWakeUp uses the proximity sensor to lock and wake up the screen. It run as a service and it will restart automatically on boot.

WARNING: BEFORE UNINSTALL YOU MUST RELEASE THE LOCK ADMIN! (run ScreenWakeUp and select on RELEASE LOCK ADMIN)

You can lock the screen with ScreenLock application (it's not a widget), a long press on search key, covering the proximity sensor on the top of the phone for a few seconds (settable) or simply you can put the phone in your pocket (I've noticed it can fail if the tissue of pocket is opaque black, I think due of how the proximity sensor works).

The screen automatically wakes up (or unlocks if enabled) when you take the phone out from the pocket or you move a hand over it.

The program is event driven (don't uses CPU cycles to check sensors), but the phone needs to stay in PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK mode to permit the wake up. The CPU doesn't go into sleep mode, so after a few minutes (settable) the lock will be released to prevent battery drain. You can read more about PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK here: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/PowerManager.html

Don't be afraid about consumption of proximity sensor, it's really low (0.045mA on my atrix).

Permissions required:
- WAKE_LOCK for turn on the screen
- DISABLE_KEYGUARD for unlock the phone automatically
- MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS for check if a headset is connected
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED for restart automatically at boot
- VIBRATE for vibrate on screen lock

No internet connection needed, no ads, no privacy risk.

Known bugs:
- Sometime the auto unlock option don't works
- Sometime the proximity sensor stops to work when the phone is connected to PC (you must restart the phone)

Legal stuff:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Tested only on Motorola Atrix with Android 2.3.4

For comment / feedback / bug / suggestion / localization / donations write to: iiizio AT users.sf.net
PS: Sorry for my bad English

Thanks to Daniel Añez Scott for spanish translation.
Thanks to Stefan (sk750) for the motion sensors management.

Recent changes:
v0.3 (2013-08-25)
- Added icon in the notification area (optional)
- Added 5 minutes timeout
- Added do not lock these applications
- Added lock only below this angle
- Added option to suspend service with low battery
- Added option to disable turn screen on
- Added option to turn off sensor at the end of wakelock
- Added option to disable autostart
- Added do not show ScreenLock in the list of recent applications
- Fixed some bugs
...

Sorry for the long waiting
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About ScreenWakeUp
ScreenWakeUp uses the proximity sensor to lock and wake up the screen. It run as a service and it will restart automatically on boot.

WARNING: BEFORE UNINSTALL YOU MUST RELEASE THE LOCK ADMIN! (run ScreenWakeUp and select on RELEASE LOCK ADMIN)

You can lock the screen with ScreenLock application (it's not a widget), a long press on search key, covering the proximity sensor on the top of the phone for a few seconds (settable) or simply you can put the phone in your pocket (I've noticed it can fail if the tissue of pocket is opaque black, I think due of how the proximity sensor works).

The screen automatically wakes up (or unlocks if enabled) when you take the phone out from the pocket or you move a hand over it.

The program is event driven (don't uses CPU cycles to check sensors), but the phone needs to stay in PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK mode to permit the wake up. The CPU doesn't go into sleep mode, so after a few minutes (settable) the lock will be released to prevent battery drain. You can read more about PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK here: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/PowerManager.html

Don't be afraid about consumption of proximity sensor, it's really low (0.045mA on my atrix).

Permissions required:
- WAKE_LOCK for turn on the screen
- DISABLE_KEYGUARD for unlock the phone automatically
- MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS for check if a headset is connected
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED for restart automatically at boot
- VIBRATE for vibrate on screen lock

No internet connection needed, no ads, no privacy risk.

Known bugs:
- Sometime the auto unlock option don't works
- Sometime the proximity sensor stops to work when the phone is connected to PC (you must restart the phone)

Legal stuff:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Tested only on Motorola Atrix with Android 2.3.4

For comment / feedback / bug / suggestion / localization / donations write to: iiizio AT users.sf.net
PS: Sorry for my bad English

Thanks to Daniel Añez Scott for spanish translation.
Thanks to Stefan (sk750) for the motion sensors management.

Recent changes:
v0.3 (2013-08-25)
- Added icon in the notification area (optional)
- Added 5 minutes timeout
- Added do not lock these applications
- Added lock only below this angle
- Added option to suspend service with low battery
- Added option to disable turn screen on
- Added option to turn off sensor at the end of wakelock
- Added option to disable autostart
- Added do not show ScreenLock in the list of recent applications
- Fixed some bugs
...

Sorry for the long waiting

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A Google User
5 days ago
So far... ...Every other app like this has started well & petered out within 2 days (sometimes 2 minutes). This has lasted longest & while it works (hopefully a long time!) I'm thrilled with it. Thank you!
A Google User
Feb 21, 2015
Very good working app. I like it Hare Krishna.....
A Google User
Feb 6, 2015
Relieved My power/ lock button stop working so it has been such a pain to unlock and lock my phone ive done it all from connecting disconnecting my charger to taking out the battery just to wake my screen, thanks to this app i can now simply lock and unlock my phone!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!
A Google User
Feb 6, 2015
The best screen lock
A Google User
Feb 5, 2015
Good idea Alcatel Idol X+. Some time the app worked fine. Later I noticed it started waking up every 7-20 seconds, no matter during a day or night. It's annoying. I'd like to keep using it. Is there any setting that may fix it? I'll set 5 stars if fixed.