When it comes to security, we all know that no operating system is perfect. Every once in a while, a privacy or security threat is exposed in Android or iOS, leaving users wondering exactly how safe their personal data is. Having said that, these bugs can prove to be blessings in disguise occasionally. If you are reading this post, it is likely that you have forgotten your phone’s pass code or unlocking patterns, and now want to disable Android lock screen completely. While it is not the easiest of tasks to bypass the pattern lock or PIN, it is achievable. The procedure isn’t particularly difficult, but does require you to be a bit lucky. You can disable Android lock screen thanks to an app named AntiLock, which needs to be flashed via custom recovery mode.
The lollipop update puts special focus on the lock screen and you can access a lot of information without unlocking your device. Still, you will need to bypass the screen if the pass code is forgotten. There are some complicated ways of going about this, most of which involve erasing all your data completely. AntiLock doesn’t ask users to do much though, and all the magic happens behind the curtains.
Disable Android Lock Screen With AntiLock
- Download the AntiLock ZIP file from the link provided at the end of this post. AntiLock isn’t exactly an APK, since you can’t install any regular app without unlocking the device.
- You will need to flash the app’s ZIP to the locked Android phone via ClockworkMod. For this purpose, copy the downloaded archive and move it to your device’s SD card.
- While there are a lot of other prerequisites, you should be able to install AntiLock via CWM simply by clicking the ZIP file and choosing the installation route.
- Restart your device.
If you had a PIN or password set up on the device’s lock screen, it simply won’t be required at the boot. You will be taken straight to your phone’s home screen. A pattern lock might still appear, but even drawing a wrong pattern unlocks the device.
AntiLock works pretty well with all Android devices, although some users have reported a few problems when using it with Samsung phones. The app has the potential to be misused, but since the method takes some time and requires any miscreant to have access to a laptop, the risks are not too high. So, if you simply can’t remember your unlock code, give AntiLock a try and see if is able to disable Android lock screen in some form.