Reply to post: Had a TV remote app on my Note 4

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

the Jim bloke

Had a TV remote app on my Note 4

said app could be activated from the lock screen without entering PIN - I can see their reasoning, BUT a shit update had the app putting an impenetrable overlay on top of the pin screen, and the power off menu too once i activated that.

Took a couple of occurrences to identify the cause - and remove the app, but the immediate fix was ripping out the battery.

This is just an example why users need an absolute hardware kill option - and how they work.

The panic button is a second rate solution which sounds like it wont even be implemented by most suppliers.

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