Reply to post: This was not the Panic Mode I was looking for.

Sleuths unearth 'Panic Mode' in Android, set off by mashing back button

Sweeping Brush

This was not the Panic Mode I was looking for.

I was hoping like hellwig that this was some sort of special dialling code for anyone being attacked/mugged/robbed who could mash the button while handing over their phone to cause it to lock up and autodial the emergency services.

But i guess having a useful feature like that would cause less phones to be stolen and therefore reduce profits so would never be implemented.

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