Stock Note 4 not bypassing the lock screen

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Stuart Yearout

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Dec 12, 2014, 11:53:44 AM12/12/14
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I just purchased this app today, appears to be version 1.04.  I'm on a Stock Verizon Note 4 Android version 4.4.4.  When I have the phone unlocked the app does exactly what it is supposed to do and works great.  When the phone screen is locked or off, I press the button, it comes to the lock screen (swipe lock) and stops.  If I unlock the phone manually it goes straight to Google Now as it should.  If I do not unlock the phone manually it goes back to sleep and launches Google Now immediately the next time I unlock the phone.  It looks like this was an issue previous to 1.04 being released, with a beta that had a workaround switch that my version doesn't seem to have.  Maybe this is a built in workaround now that doesn't seem to be working.  I tried turning all 3 switches on, turning all off and then back on ect.  I feel like there is a setting somewhere that I'm missing or something.  Let me know if there is something I need to try.

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Dec 12, 2014, 5:10:56 PM12/12/14
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I know it works well for some Note 4 users, I urge you to please help each other, as I don't yet have access to a Note 4.

Michael

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Dec 12, 2014, 5:28:38 PM12/12/14
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The behavior you described is happening to me as well. I have an AT&T Galaxy Note 4 (android v4.4.4). I feel like one of the earlier versions might've worked correctly but I can't really remember. For now I've just gotten used to swiping to unlock if my screen was off....which I know defeats the purpose of hands free 

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Dec 12, 2014, 7:37:39 PM12/12/14
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What gets me stumped is that I didn't change that much in the basic operation since the early versions. Now I submitted a new beta (v1.05b1) to the play store - should be visible within a few hours. 

Please see if this would unlock your phone. I reverted as much as I could, if this works, we can try successively to see what setting causes it not to unlock. If it doesn't I will take out all the new stuff.

Please try with Fight for mic on and off, although technically FFM off is closer to what v1.02 did.

You know you have to enable beta versions to receive this (please read the intro description above)

Michael

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Dec 12, 2014, 10:34:04 PM12/12/14
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Okay thank you for the fast response as always. I'll try beta tonight when I get home...thanks and ill let you know how it goes!!

Michael

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Dec 12, 2014, 10:36:53 PM12/12/14
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By the way...just wanted to mention i really liked the look and feel of the "pocket protection"...pretty neat! 

Michael

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Dec 12, 2014, 11:35:43 PM12/12/14
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Nice, just tried out the new beta both with FFM on & off and worked fine both times. I'll continue testing it out and let you know if anything changes tomorrow

Stuart Yearout

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Dec 13, 2014, 1:44:51 AM12/13/14
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Sorry, I was busy with a work event tonight. I will test and get back to you tomorrow afternoon/evening.

DYNA Logix

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Dec 13, 2014, 9:47:18 AM12/13/14
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No rush, Stuart. 
Michael: you mean it unlocks correctly now? Then we can take the next step to find the part which caused it not to work.

Michael

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Dec 13, 2014, 10:55:11 AM12/13/14
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Yup it works great again =) I press BT button with the screen off, and it correctly turns screen on and goes to Google Now and sends audio input to headset awaiting my command. Tried it both with FFM on & off and worked both ways.

Stuart Yearout

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Dec 14, 2014, 12:25:13 AM12/14/14
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Works for me as well. No issues with unlock. It's hit and miss as to whether or not I get the audible tone indicating that Google now is listening through the headset, but unlock works great and is better than any other option I've tried yet. I'm here for you for any future Note 4 testing you need.

DYNA Logix

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Dec 14, 2014, 6:07:23 AM12/14/14
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I posted a new beta (1.05b2) which looks a little bit more elegant (no full screen splash). There is a chance that this is the reason it broke the last time, if it was, I will quickly revert to keep having the splash screen.

Please try  when it becomes available.

Michael

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Dec 14, 2014, 11:04:09 AM12/14/14
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Looks like it broke it for me. BT press with screen off, it will turn on the screen but stops there. If i swipe to unlock then it brings up Google Now awaiting commands.

If screen is already on it seems to work fine.

DYNA Logix

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Dec 14, 2014, 11:35:53 AM12/14/14
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Ok, I quickly restore the previous version then, and that's v1.05

DYNA Logix

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Dec 14, 2014, 11:44:39 AM12/14/14
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One more test please. So I put the splash screen back (I would never have guessed it was what's necessary) This last round is to test if a shorter delay keeps it working. 

If it does, beta3 → main release 
otherwise beta1 → main release

Michael

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Dec 14, 2014, 12:41:48 PM12/14/14
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Cool no problem, thanks for troubleshooting all this! I'll have to test it when I get home, i forgot my headset.. probably in 3 hours or so.

DYNA Logix

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Dec 15, 2014, 1:14:15 PM12/15/14
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An LG Optimus G Pro user tells me Google beeps three times now after button press (using 1.05beta3)

Does it happen for you too?

I assume previous versions didn't do this. Would it also happen with the "Fight for mic" setting on?

Would it be irritating if it stayed like this?

Michael

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Dec 15, 2014, 1:57:36 PM12/15/14
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The latest version definitely seems less stable.

With screen off, it seems a little glitchy, sometimes quickly flashing the splash screen then my unlock screen and sometimes flashes back to H2S splash screen, then Google Now.

Also it's hit or miss if it correctly transfers audio input to headset, even with FFM on.


As for the multiple beeps, I sometimes hear it, and in the past too, but I was okay with it since it seemed like it was really trying to correctly transfer audio input to headset and usually worked.

DYNA Logix

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Dec 15, 2014, 1:59:11 PM12/15/14
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Thank you, then I think we will go with beta version 1

DYNA Logix

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Dec 15, 2014, 2:25:16 PM12/15/14
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Alea iacta est... the beta1 workaround is now published as v1.05
Thank you for all the feedback

Stuart Yearout

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Dec 16, 2014, 9:54:44 AM12/16/14
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Thank you for your quick work on this.  The app is now working as expected for me.
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