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DROID Lockscreen Gestures Loaded into CyanogenMod 6.1 RC5

CyanogenMod for the original Droid just got even more amazing, this time with lockscreen gestures from mtwebster.  What are lockscreen gestures?  Think of Google Gesture Search, only in a more practical manner on your lockscreen so that you can actually get some use out of i.t  You will now be able to set gestures to open up applications or perform actions and I’ll admit, this is pretty awesome.  Pull up your dialer, text message app, Facebook, or start navigating all from your lock screen with a simple swipe.  Not bad, right?

You can find this latest build in ROM Manager.

To set up gestures, open up Settings>CyanogenMod settings>Input settings>Lockscreen gestures and get rolling!

Via:  CM Forums

Cheers Picolas!

  • Billy Bug

    This feature does not exist since Cyanogenmod 9 … anyone know how to claim it?

  • technologiez

    I’ve used Widget Locker for awhile now. It’s virtually bugless and runs just as well as the standard lock screen. The only problem I ran into with it was with LauncherPro. They are both a little memory heavy, so I saw quite a bit of home screen redraws when closing out applications. Great for making your phone time efficient and cool looking though.
    I’ve used Widget Locker for awhile now. It’s virtually bugless and runs just as well as the standard lock screen. The only problem I ran into with it was with LauncherPro. They are both a little memory heavy, so I saw quite a bit of home screen redraws when closing out applications. Great for making your phone time efficient and cool looking though.

  • Unexpected62

    This is like the greatest thing ever. This thing is blazing fast… I came from Sapphire and running LPP but I ditched LPP… redraws grew on me. This ADW substitution isnt the BEST, i miss the widgets, but cyanogen lock screen gestures and notification bar shortcuts to wifi/gps/bluetooth is amazing. so many options in this freaking rom. I am never switching again.

  • deladroid

    Hmm, only seeing up to 6.1 RC2 in Rom Manager.

  • http://twitter.com/MIKEAWESOME MIKEAWESOME

    I've been absolutely loving sapphire since I downloaded it.

    Are there any major the differences between the two?

    I'd love to try out Cyanogen Mod, just since EVERYONE seems to be using it, but Sapphire is pretty damn nice and, frankly, I don't know if I want to go through the hassle of switching ROMs without knowing a bit more about it.

  • eddieonofre

    is there a video to see this and how it works???

  • Soap

    Unfortunately, RC5 also broke the sweet “OMGWP7ONADW” ADW theme from Koveleski (since it also updated ADW). Does anyone know if he is planning to fix this? It's my flavorite.

    • Soap

      For whom it may concern finding/lurking this in the future, I have located the updated theme that works with the new ADW. It's now on the Marketplace under the name “AndroidPhone7″ by Koveleski. (This was found per a post on his blog at koveleski.com.)

  • RMC

    Been running mtwebsters mod since saturday's Ultimate Droid nightly. It's great to be able to access apps from the lockscreen!

  • nblufire12

    I'm afraid to get rid of Ultimate Droid…

  • RoadsterHD1

    Chevy's 4.9 is the best . More control and very stable.

  • NebulaOcton

    I was going to try out MIUI tonight, even put it on ym dropbox for easier download, but after this post I may not… I am tired of SS 4.9 and Chevy seems to have fallen off the earth.

  • Aj9711

    Having a problem downloading this from Rom Manager. The Google Apps part gets stuck at 45%, been stuck like that for about 10 minutes on wifi. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Jb

      Keep your screen awake… weird but sometimes works

      • Aj9711

        It was awake the whole time, I just downloaded it and installed it manually, so now it's running!

        • Geoff

          i always have to install manually from ROM Manager via Recovery. not sure why it's never been able to do it automatically.

  • CaLcPereira

    Is this rom work on Milestone too?

  • Creepyfuz

    It's in the evo nightlies as well.

  • The350zWolf

    Yes, CM6.1RCn Rocks! (where n=1,2,3,4,5,…)

  • goose50

    Awesome! Used it like crazy for Twitter during Steelers game yesterday. The new Cyanogen RC's have broken my Bugless addiction.

  • What the Frack?!

    Doing now…

    Thank you…

    Peace out…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Wesley/1087710065 Matt Wesley

    There also is an option in cyanogen mod settings where it gives you a pull bar to access your dialer and messaging app whichever it may be…. just thought it was important

    • Kelly

      Just found the one where you can display the dialer and messaging on your lockscreen, which is sweet, where is the one for the pulldown bar? thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    If you're currently using a pattern lock, you can get similar functionality with this gesture lockscreen, instead, with a few caveats.

    PROS:
    - more complex gesture than the pattern lock
    - easier to enter (doesn't have to be a particular size or location on the screen)
    - option to have more than one unlock (different app load)
    - can use the whole screen (over the clock and text), rather than just the pattern grid. Gives you more room for the custom text
    - you can have the music player on lockscreen option!

    CONS:
    - not really a true lock. If you put into a car dock, it will circumvent the screen lock.
    - any action that loads an app will unlock the screen
    - the more gestures you have (or the simpler they are), the more likely it is for a person to be able to “brute-force” the phone by just trying some common shapes (letters and simple geometric shapes)
    - no emergency dialer access
    - no password recovery – if you forget or are unable to enter your gesture, you're just locked out
    - gestures can be changed without needing to enter the current one. So anyone with access to your unlocked phone can change your gesture if they want to/know how to.

    • Mrpicolas

      Umm no those trees are not really following you bb is watching you… jk

  • http://twitter.com/summerson Cameron Summerson

    I've never really been a fan of Cyanogenmod until the 6.1 RC Releases. I've been using it since RC 1 and I am so impressed that I don't know if I will ever be able to use another ROM again.

    • Anonymous

      You should give Ultimate Droid 2.1 a look. that sucker is much faster and smoother than Cyanogen and the battery life doesn’t suffer as bad as it does with Cyanogen (from my experience).

    • Anonymous

      You should give Ultimate Droid 2.1 a look. that sucker is much faster and smoother than Cyanogen and the battery life doesn’t suffer as bad as it does with Cyanogen (from my experience).

  • http://twitter.com/JazMac Jazmac

    Now can you get more cool that this? Good job guys.

  • Mrpicolas

    Yet another reason to love opensource and unlocked phones

  • http://twitter.com/yohankenobi yohankenobi

    Badass!!! Flashing all this now! Bye bye MIUI