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

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 27, 2015
Exactly what I want and need. It works well with my Zenfone5. I finally found what I need. This app is very helpful. Though I hope in the next update, the proximity sensor would be a little more sensitive since there are a few times where it can't detect that I want to wake my screen up. But still it totally minimized my usage of the power button. Thank you so much!
A Google User
Jun 24, 2015
Works so far!!! Works when I flip my phone case open!!! I have been trying all of them....none of them work to turn the phone on! This was is working great!!
A Google User
Jun 23, 2015
Oh.. I love this app
A Google User
Jun 23, 2015
like nice
A Google User
Jun 23, 2015
So far so good Great app. Saved my phone cause the power button soon stopped working and they (phone company) want to take the phone for four days to fix it. Like I don't have to make calls during that time. Thanks for making this app
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