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Lock your phone when snatched
Lock your phone when snatched. An updated and improved derivative of PluckLock.

This polls the accelerometer in the background and will lock the phone if the
sum of all non-gravitational forces ever exceeds the threshold.

PluckLockEx loads immediately into its preferences page, where you can set
the only preference relevant to the app's operation: the threshold at which the
phone will lock when it receives an acceleration jolt. The application will run
in the background, constantly monitoring the accelerometer to determine if the
phone has been taken from your hand. The app will start itself when you boot
your phone.


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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.2.0 (4) suggested Added on 2018-07-19

    This version requires Android 3.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • android.permission.USES_POLICY_FORCE_LOCK

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