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Apps Lock Screen Security Bypass


We are developing a app that pushes advertising to the devices lock screen. The user can the choose to engage or not.

My question: Is there a way to over-ride the app pin a user has set-up in their android OS settings? (Obviously asking permission from the user before doing this)

Current solution: we can only redirect the user to the settings page where they can the turn of their android OS pin.

The idea: To give the user the best possible user experience in unlocking their phone as easliy as possible while still receive the lock screen content.

Any advice will be appreciated.


#1 FrancoNieman, Feb 13, 2018
I really hope this isn't possible... Pin spoofing sounds like a bad idea to me.

The current workaround is a better plan, if you are going ahead with this project.
#2 psionandy, Feb 13, 2018
Wholeheartedly agree with you. just exploring all avenues.
#3 FrancoNieman, Feb 14, 2018
Turning off the PIN prevents you from using fingerprints to unlock, and also prevents you using them for other authentication purposes such as payment systems. So I don't think that's going to be a popular option.
#4 Hadron, Feb 14, 2018
Great point!
#5 FrancoNieman, Feb 14, 2018