Samsung's Galaxy Note II the latest to fall victim to lock screen flaw

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Mar 4, 2013
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  1. It seems Apple isn’t the only smartphone provider that’s having trouble as of late with lock screen flaws as we are now hearing word that Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is suffering from similar issues. Mobile enthusiast Terence Eden said he...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    First they copy icons, then they copy lock screen security issues... what's next?! /s
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  3. Julien

    Julien TS Member

    Interesting. My note 2 is fully up-to-date and has no such issues.
  4. This is problem is related to the Touch Wiz lock screen. Which is frustrating because wasn't it Google's plan to get rid of this, HTC Sense and other overlays since 4.0? I am glad I run stock android on all my devices including my Note 2...
  5. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 108   +30

    Interesting this only applies if someone finds your lost phone (in which case your a *****) or someone steals it. Either way under normal circumstances this is a no problem for 99% of people.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    The best thing you can do is download any number of apps that allow you to find your phone. This becomes INCREDIBLY usefull when you figure the phones run anywhere from 400-800 dollars. I use a app that finds my iphone and completly locks my information down. I lost my phone in a casino and used the app to track it down.
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    I tried this on my Note II. I could not get anything started above the lock screen. There were a few programs, apps as you will, to run.. but the lockscreen still came up and blocked them.... so, sure there may be a flaw... but I really dont see anyone getting anywhere with this.
  8. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Yeah, doesn't work on my Note II. However, I am running a custom AOSP rom. So, maybe it only happens with stock TW builds.
  9. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 440   +223

    Galaxy note II on att with 4.1.2 - I can see the home screen for a brief second and can launch an app if I press quickyl, but I as Trillionsin said, the lock screen still blocks access to the device.

    Also hes not using a pin lock, hes using pattern unlock which is not as secure.

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