So it seems that I’ve managed to stumble across a bug in the Samsung Galaxy S2’s lock screen. In a similar vein to the iPhone lock screen bugs of years gone past this one allows you to bypass the lock screen and gain access to the phone without having to enter in the code. I’ve done a short video to show how this particular bug works:
In essence it appears to be due to the voice activation program. Now I don’t really use this feature so the bug could possibly be due to the disclaimer still being there, but in any case should you have the lock screen set to the numerical keypad there’s a high likelihood that this bug affects you.
Some quick info about my phone for those looking to replicate this bug:
- UK version hardware
- CF-Root kernel
- VillainROM 2.4
- Otherwise stock, no other mods installed