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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-29-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

You can get a slim hard case which it cover only the back of the phone. The case that I bought does not cover the lock button. So the lock button is like being sunken in.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

Agreed, 100%

It is almost unbelievable that a mobile device company could overlook a flaw like this. It's even worse when they already have a solution to the problem; competitors swipe motion or previous 2button bb models. Any solutions other than proprietary updates are unacceptable.

 

Am I really expected to put up with this?

Too bad such a wonderful device is tarnished by such a ridiculous problem.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

Pocket, meet Torch lock button.

Torch lock button, meet pocket

 

You'll be spending a lot of time together.

You better learn to get along. Smiley Sad

Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

I'm running .246, and I've found that after I press the lock button, pressing the "Volume" up/down buttons will also act as unlock buttons - so not only do I have to worry about the lock button on the top unlocking my phone, but bumping the side buttons as well will unlock it!

 

Bug or feature? If it's a "feature" can we please get a way to turn it off! Also, giving a customizable delay to holding the unlock button would be great.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-05-2010
My Device: torch 9800
My Carrier: at&t

Re: Torch screen lock button

It looks as though many users have the same problem, including myself. I would prefer to just keep the phone in my pocket, sans holder. I have not been able to find a straight answer yet to this problem (new rev, app, etc.). This is a horrible problem and had I known about it before hand, I probably would not have even purchased the phone!!

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-22-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: You can lock the screen to avoid pressing it accidentally.

Obiwan... didn't you read their problem?  The unlock key is getting pressed in their pocket (mine as well) and unlocking the phone.

 

"Oh, you need to lock the phone with the lock button" isn't a helpful response.

 

Good thing you're not in charge of life support or navigation.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-28-2010
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: Torch screen lock button

1) download patternlock lite app (free)

2) install and assign side button to this app

3) problem solved

 

Smiley Wink

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-22-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Torch screen lock button

Pattern Lock is awesome!  Thanks! Smiley Very Happy

I bought the full version for $3.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-30-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

I downloaded the free version of stormslider! LOVE IT.

Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Torch screen lock button

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I haven't looked at each and every one of these replacement locks, but the ones I did look at were a no-starter because they required the replacement/removal of the built in Blackberry password. This isn't acceptable for my workplace, so they're not valid options for me.