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Old 07-10-2010, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering... and I know this has been discussed in other threads, but why the hell would RIM get rid of keyboard lock and the "* + send" function to unlock? I know you can do it with a password, but have there been any actual reasons for this change?

For years, it's been "*+send" to unlock -- and now I have to get used to clicking the lock/unlock button on the top?

Is there any way to get this feature back? I'm honestly contemplating going back to the original out-of-box AT&T OS...
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im with you on this. i dont like the lock button on top. it is easily pressed in my pocket and unlocked making the lock feature pointless. having to hit a 2 key combo prevented accidental unlocking. i think the whole change is a stupid idea and i dont blame you for wanting an old OS. and why cant they just give us the option to disable the lock button all together? i have considered taking the phone apart and destroying the button its self.
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Just wondering... and I know this has been discussed in other threads, but why the hell would RIM get rid of keyboard lock and the "* + send" function to unlock? I know you can do it with a password, but have there been any actual reasons for this change?

For years, it's been "*+send" to unlock -- and now I have to get used to clicking the lock/unlock button on the top?

Is there any way to get this feature back? I'm honestly contemplating going back to the original out-of-box AT&T OS...
Maybe my thread might be of some interest to you.

Owner info shows on Homescreen Lock "5.0.0.602".
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Wirelessly posted (8310, 8100, 7100t)

I'm on 5.0.0.593. I'll have to give .062 a shot next time I'm near a computer.
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On .714 the left top left button locks the keyboard and turns the screen off. Any keypress will turn on the screen and present a pop-up to hit the lock button to unlock the keyboard.
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Wirelessly posted (8310, 8100, 7100t)

Yea, that's the same as .593. Its retarded.
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.602 seems to be an "older" version of 5.0... Home screen lookcs different, bbm is older, etc. What are the differences between the older 5.0's and the newer 5.0's?

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If any key unlocks the keyboard how is that a keyboard lock. normal use would require a multiple key input to re-activate and keep the keypad from making dial errors or other input mistakes.
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it seems like 5.0.0.5xx+ is like that, so downgrade :p which is what i did.
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If any key unlocks the keyboard how is that a keyboard lock. normal use would require a multiple key input to re-activate and keep the keypad from making dial errors or other input mistakes.
Think of it more as a "sleep" mode than a lock. True lock still requires a password to unlock it. Oh, and "k" from the home screen still locks it.
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If any key unlocks the keyboard how is that a keyboard lock. normal use would require a multiple key input to re-activate and keep the keypad from making dial errors or other input mistakes.
Gives you a false since of security from butt dialing doesn't it?....
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I can use both the options to lock and unlock....
"*" OR "key on top" to lock
"* and SEND" OR "key on top" to unlock
using 5.0.0.602
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If I understand the last os version to lock the keyboard with te convenience key is version .602??? or there's one newer????
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.602 is the latest I'm aware of; I'm still hopping along on .442 though.
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Thanks a lot Felix !!!!!!!
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.602 is the latest I'm aware of; I'm still hopping along on .442 though.
Latest official "AT&T" Version.

P.S. My remedy to all this is " Beiks Keyboard Locker ". It even lets you assign any Keyboard key to unlock and comes preloaded with the " * + send " key combo. You can use it in any 5.0 build.
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Can anyone tell me which version before v5.0.0743, platform 5.1.165 still has the feature of utomoatically locking the keys when you put the phone in the holster?
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$3.99 to lock my keyboard -- damn :(
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Latest official "AT&T" Version.

P.S. My remedy to all this is " Beiks Keyboard Locker ". It even lets you assign any Keyboard key to unlock and comes preloaded with the " * + send " key combo. You can use it in any 5.0 build.
Thanks Beiks.
Ya, I use Beiks too. its real good. After inadvertently dialing the same person five or six times by accident, i got beiks and set it to lock after 3 minutes of inactivity. Its much better now.

I don't usually put my phone in my pocket, but rather in its little holster on my belt , so I don't have the issue of accidently unlocking it.
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