Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lock Delay on FroYo

Those that have installed early pre-release builds of FroYo have discovered that Lock Delay does not work correctly any more.

Unfortunately, Lock Delay is not and may never be FroYo compatible. In Android 2.2, changes were made to some of the system settings APIs that were used by Lock Delay. The setting for enabling and disabling the pattern lock is now read-only for non-root processes. Infact, Lock Delay doesn't even show up on the Market when you search from a FroYo device because of the API incompatibility.

All devices running Android versions prior to FroYo 2.2 are unaffected by this change and can continue using Lock Delay normally.