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    HTC Hero Screenlock app?

    One failing of the Hero over the iPhone is that there's no way, natively on the Hero, to lock the screen. This, to me is a major failing.

    Is there a decent app to add this functionality?

    The only app I can find is Lock 2.0, that's a chargeable app and I've read mixed reports of it. Can anyone give a first-hand opinion of this?

    Any other apps out there\?

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    settings -> security -> require pattern
    settings -> sound and display -> screen timeout

    should do it.

    also take a look at 'contact owner' it displays info such as your email address/alt number if you loose the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    settings -> security -> require pattern
    settings -> sound and display -> screen timeout

    should do it.

    also take a look at 'contact owner' it displays info such as your email address/alt number if you loose the phone
    Saw that but it only controls unlocking the screen following a 'timer shutdown' doesn't it?

    I want to be able to lock the screen at will, like the iPhone does with it's slider lock.

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    with the security pattern, I just hit the power button (rather than hold the power button) and the G1 locks.

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    Yeah, that will have to do for now.

    In reality I just want a screen slider control because it looks good, no other reason really

    I'll maybe have a look at Lock 2.0

    Thanks anyway.

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    oh, you said that you just wanted to lock the screen - which android does out of the box.
    Let me know if you find something that can lock the screen using a slide thing or any other interesting method.

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    On re-reading my OP I wasn't clear, sorry.

    I'll keep looking; Lock 2.0 is the best I've come across so far but I think that only replaces the standard unlock screen. I really want a permanent widget or app that locks and unlocks the screen with a slidey thing.

    I really should get out more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    On re-reading my OP I wasn't clear, sorry.

    I'll keep looking; Lock 2.0 is the best I've come across so far but I think that only replaces the standard unlock screen. I really want a permanent widget or app that locks and unlocks the screen with a slidey thing.

    I really should get out more
    no firmware updates on the HTC site ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    no firmware updates on the HTC site ?
    Not checked yet. I wouldn't imagine that what I'm looking for would be in a firmware fix though.

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    I wouldn't imagine that what I'm looking for would be in a firmware fix though.
    You'd be suprised - when android when from V1 to V1.5 (cupcake) it added a bunch of different functionality.The last update was just bugfixes iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    You'd be suprised - when android when from V1 to V1.5 (cupcake) it added a bunch of different functionality.The last update was just bugfixes iirc.
    When it went from V1 ( aka cupcake ) to V1.5 ( triple chocolate gateau ) lol.

    Is version 2.0 a triple chocolate gateau cake with ice cream ? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Is version 2.0 a triple chocolate gateau cake with ice cream ? haha
    Rubin: Android getting more social features; Donut, Eclair, and Flan all in the oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    You'd be suprised - when android when from V1 to V1.5 (cupcake) it added a bunch of different functionality.The last update was just bugfixes iirc.
    I'll have a look when I have time then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    I'll have a look when I have time then.
    It'll do the updates automatically, you just need to say yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    It'll do the updates automatically, you just need to say yes
    OK. Do I have to do anything to get the update process moving or does it just happen?

    Another question, a little OT but there we are; battery life - it seems to be attrocious. What do other users achieve with moderate to heavy internet / wifi usage + a few texts and calls?

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