Are you concerned about the personal information stored in your mobile device falling to the wrong hands? You are not alone as this seems to be one of the top concerns of smartphone owners everywhere. One of the common methods of securing a device is by locking it with a password or pattern. SlimRoms wants to make it easier to lock a device by introducing the “shake to temporarily secure” feature.
For those unfamiliar with SlimRoms it’s actually an aftermarket ROM that can be used to replace the stock firmware of a couple of popular Android devices. It has several features including
- Invert the whole ROM including Gapps with one click
- Better multitasking, along with marking favorite apps.
- Access your most important apps from everywhere.
- Custom quick settings tiles
- SlimPIE, based on CM’s PIE, inspired by PA’s PIE with a light touch of Slim
- An easy way to quickly set short reminders to show on the notification drawer
- Full replacement of the official Google closed source dialer with added features
- True view and Smart capture camera features
The latest nightly update of SlimRoms includes a shake to secure feature. This feature allows the owner of the device to shake it to lock it up. This comes in handy in situations where quickly locking the device is required. Unlocking the device will require a password to be typed in. If no password was previously set then a temporary password will have to be setup before the device will be locked. Once it is unlocked with the temporary password owners will have to assign a new password the next time the shake to lock feature is used.
If you are interested in checking out this custom ROM first make sure that your device is supported then download the appropriate ROM for the specific device.
Here’s a list of supported devices
- Nexus 10
- Nexus 7
- Nexus 4
- Galaxy Nexus
- Nexus S
- Nexus 6
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- Samsung Galaxy Note III
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- HTC One
- Motorola Droid Razr
- Motorola Droid Razr HD
- Moto G
- LG G2
- LG Optimus G
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia Z
Installing SlimRoms is just like installing any other custom ROM. As such, all the precautionary measures must be done before performing the procedure such as backing up of important data and making sure that the device has enough battery charge.
A quick overview of the procedure involves these steps
- full wipe (means: wipe data / factory reset and format /system)
- install Slim ROM
- install Slim gapps
Once SlimRoms is running on your device you can access the shake to secure feature by going to Settings > Security to enable it.