Oct 25 AT 2:40 PM Dustin Earley 21 Comments

GO Dev Team releases custom lock screen app GO Locker

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Here at Android and Me, we kind of have a thing for applications from the GO Dev Team. No matter what the app is — the ever popular GO Launcher EX, TaskManager widget, Calendar, SMS, keyboard replacement, weather app — they all share the same qualities. They serve their purpose well and look good doing it. The GO Dev Team places an extra ounce of thought into the design of their apps, and it really shows. Today, the GO Launcher EX branch of the Dev Team has released yet another great looking app that brings some added functionality to your Android device. It’s a lock screen replacement suite called GO Locker.

GO Locker is really easy to use. The only requirement for the app, other than Android 2.0 and up, is GO Launcher EX. (You have to have the home replacement installed to use lock screen replacements). You don’t have to be using GO Launcher, but it does have to be installed. Once that’s finished, you’re all set to go. From inside GO Locker, found in the theme preferences in GO Launcher, you can navigate to the GO theme store where you can choose between several different lock screen themes. For the most part, they all offer the same thing, but with a different look. You can easily swipe or drag your way to the dialer or messaging app and unlock your device — all from the lock screen in GO Locker. For now, that’s all there is too it.

The usual level of deep customization the GO Dev Team offers isn’t quite there yet in GO Locker, but rest assured it’s coming. To download GO Locker for free, and to see what it’s all about, use the download widget below. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.


Source: Droid Life

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  • WarDrake

    Go dev just can’t get it wrong, can they?
    between this and invisible lock, my phone plays real nice with noone but me ^_^

  • tim

    That looks like MIUI lock screen

    • Dustin Earley

      It pretty much is. I think GO and Xiaomi work together somehow. There’s references to Xiaomi in the demo GO widgets.

    • WarDrake

      actually it’s just a demo pic, there’s also a sense lock and a 4way one.
      and i’m pretty sure soon there will be a lot more.

      • Dustin Earley

        It’s the same lock screen used for MIUI.

  • unfeasible

    Can this unlock screen still use the unlock pattern?
    Many of these fancy looking unlock screen seem to ignore the pattern unlock, which is great for security.

    • http://www.lament.us lament

      This one is no different, unfortunately.

    • Futureboy

      Actually Widget Locker plays nicely with the pattern lock. First, unlock with WL then pattern unlock. The reason I use WL is that it allows you to put additional operational widgets on the lock screen that don’t require unlocking. Specifically, ICE (In case of emergency), and Contact Owner (in case the phone is lost). Having these two options accessible from the lock screen should be baked in. WL’s recent update adds nice options including ICS-style unlock.

  • sylar

    I had been hoping they would do this but they would have to work extremely hard to pull me away from my widget locker. Now if they would just make it where you could lock applications along with being able to hide them.

  • Dee

    While it is nice… It needs a couple more revisions before it gets downloaded and kept.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I finally checked out Widget Locker, ICS lockscreen is nice.

    This looks snazzy too.

  • ihatefanboys

    I tried several Home screen replacements, even GO launcher EX, and i just dont feel comfortable using them. i guess to each his own…but i do dig the ICS reminiscent set of icons tho.

  • PJ Fanatic

    I have the fascinate and I have both GO locker and GO Launcher EX installed but still first have to navigate through the puzzle or glass lock screen before I get the GO lock screen. Any ideas on removing/disabling the default lock screen? Where can I locate the ability to unlock directly into the camera?

  • Cwalden21

    Pretty sweet app but just use the go locker without the go launcher and i can’t figure out how to change the unlock screen background after i set the go locker i want yet..anyone know of a way to do that yet?

  • pritams

    It’s really good,working and useful…

  • p.c.

    Hello there,

    it’s a very nice app, thanks for your efforts. Accually exactly, what I was looking for. Especially with the ICS theme.

    Unfortunatelly the incoming calls are not connected into, while screen lock is activated. So the calls appear as during the normal use of the phone. But I suppose you know this already.

    It doesn’t make sense, when you take the phone out of the pocket e.g. and accidently push one of the red or green buttons.

    Is it planned to remedy this deficit? Or should I give it up?

    Have a nice time.

    P.S.: Is there a possibility to use ONLY the Locker without installing the Launcher / Launcher EX?

  • Mondop

    I use the GO Locker Dial Slider to unlock my screen and go directly to the dial pad. Unfortunately, I’ve choosen the normal dial pad instead of the Go Dial Pad. How can I revert back and choose wich pad I want to use again ?

  • Vinita Premnath

    When I swipe the lock screen to the right, automatically camera is started, can anyone tell me how to customize this.? And then wen I installed the application first the lockers keypad color was purple, but now it’s green and I m not able to change it.. Please help..

  • ccaneiro

    I installed go locker and I like the application. I have a galaxy 5s. I have two questions. One I can’t access the camera from the passcode screen without entering the passcode, with the default launcher the camera would open without having to enter the security code. I would like to enable that feature I use the camera a lot and need to open it quickly. The second question = it takes a long time to show my notifications from sms any way I can speed this up?


  • kastro

    This stupid app locked my phone a blue studio 5.0 and now the phone is useless I don’t recommend this app this app to anyone

  • kastro

    Oh yeah and that’s after a hard reset the code they sent me doesn’t work now the phone shows enter privacy lock and it doesn’t work