LG Knock code

Firmware update scheduled for 'specific countries' next month

LG's Knock Code looks pretty cool. Tapping on your screen to wake things up is a good idea to start with, and adding different "codes" to start different apps is pretty damn genius if you ask me. Tonight's news letting us know it's pushing out to other phones as early as next month is welcome, indeed.

In a press release this evening, LG reaffirmed that they will be pushing out Knock code to phones released earlier, and they are starting with the G2 and the G Flex. Things will come with a firmware update starting in April to "specific countries." LG didn't name those countries, but my money says that Asian and European countries will get first crack at it.

KEY LG SMARTPHONES TO GET KNOCK CODE™ UPGRADE

LG’s Newest UX Feature to be Available for G2 and G Flex

SEOUL, Mar. 25, 2014 ― As announced at Mobile World Congress last month, Knock Code™ will be a key feature in LG smartphone models this year, including G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L SeriesIII. Now LG Electronics (LG) will make its innovative Knock Code™ feature available on earlier LG smartphone models via a firmware update starting in April. Owners of LG G2 and G Flex in specific countries will be the first to receive the Knock Code™ update which will give users instant access to their smartphones via a customized “knock” pattern.

With recent consumer research showing that most users check and unlock their devices between 100 and 150 times a day, LG was inspired to further enhance its KnockON feature with a higher layer of security and convenience. KnockOn, which LG patented in 2008, was the perfect foundation to further develop Knock Code™, which is unique in its ability to both wake and unlock the phone in one step, a clear time-saver for users. It’s no surprise that more than 50 percent of participants in a recent survey selected Knock Code™ as the most anticipated feature of G Pro 2, demonstrating the real need for an alternate solution to smartphone security.1

The consumer benefits of LG’s Knock Code™ technology are obvious in its ability to wake and unlock the phone simultaneously, providing more convenience and greater security over conventional password and pattern-based security options. With Knock Code™, the smartphone display is divided into four invisible quadrants. The user taps or “knocks” anywhere from two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence. With more than 80,000 possible combinations and no fingerprint streaks, Knock Code™ offers a level of security far greater than other devices, even those with fingerprint recognition systems. And because Knock Code™ can be implemented anywhere on the screen in any size without having to view the screen, there’s no chance of password theft. In addition to being safer and more convenient, Knock Code™ is also more responsive compared to bio-recognition systems, which are much more susceptible to variations in the environment.

“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users with exceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.”

Details of availability of the Knock Code™ upgrade will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

 
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I'm OK if knock code doesn't come to At$T G2. Though I think some of the other g pro sw features might be cool.

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Mpearce25 says:

Why don't you want it

G2

I don't normally use any password or anything. I also usually have my lock screen off ad well. I want in my phone asap.
Yeah, big security risk, but ah well.

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Amir47 says:

You must not keep nudes on your phone
or conversations you don't want other people to see

bigtank says:

hellz yeah...now i just need the darker tone firmware off the Gflex for my G2

DWR_31 says:

Google LG Smartworld apk.

G-Flex theme inside.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, K00949438Yd FRAMILY!

rlbrooks says:

Brilliant! Thanks for the tip on this.

gonk24 says:

Is that theme hidden somewhere in Smartworld? I haven't been able to find it.

lraed74 says:

I cant find this as well...

Ethere says:

I only wish AT&T wouldn't have disabled themes.

Amir47 says:

xda is your friend

mantle_7 says:

When is the lg g pro 2 coming out and will it be on att?

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that.rick22 says:

I hope we get the OIS+ upgrade as well since I read that it's just a firmware update

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DWR_31 says:

Is this the reason my Sprint 4.4.2 update isn't on my phone?

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, K00949438Yd FRAMILY!

I love this phone. But I am ready for the update. Will this push things further back? Or will we be the first to get it?

Posted from my Lg G2 over Sprint in Orlando

Amir47 says:

You forget sprint got the phone last?

DelaneyGrace says:

Its not on mine either! Reply if you figure it out thathanks. Still on 4.2.2 for now :/

AT&T will probably approve the update some time in July. Verizon has been getting better at this though so hopefully I won't have to wait as long to get it on my G2.

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ronnypoo says:

-cough- except that they're the only carrier -cough- that hasn't -cough- released 4.4.2 -gags- on the g2 yet -chokes-
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Uglyfido says:

Nope, still no KK for Sprint either.

ronnypoo says:

Ur right. Forgot about the ls980 model as well

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GMoney90sMan says:

U.S. Please!!!

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miami786male says:

Tmobile USA please.

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JJaret says:

Nice feature, but I hope this doesn't delay the Kit Kat update for my Verizon G2. Still waiting.

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Aredubu says:

Ditto

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ronnypoo says:

Omg ty based LG ^=^

jbaker46 says:

What are the odds of knock-knock coming to the Nexus' since they're made by LG?

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drokssilva says:

Zero. Zilch. Nada.

At least not until Google adds it's own version in

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Amir47 says:

custom ROM but not officially

chronophilos says:

"Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.” I can't wait for the day when one of these companies decides that the best differentiator of user experience should be compatibility. Put your software in Google play, making it available to all, give us a clean android installation, and focus on hardware.

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pagger says:

thats a thing to hope for! on all android phones with the option to go in google play and download 5mb of touchwank or lg senseless or the others. sadly thats wont happern.

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By a Nexus.

I like the lg sw.

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nickcv says:

Hopefully this comes with Kit Kat for the G Flex.

maogua says:

Any way we can use this on the N5?

I bought LG G2 last week. Best phone ever!

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sladyrko says:

Still don't see need to upgrade to this years flags if you have G2 best phone ever and the price right now is the best... Will wait for G3 :-)

Amir47 says:

That's rumored to be out soon but i think that rumor might have been false

starztruk says:

I can't wait for this update. I thought the Knock On feature would be a gimmick before I purchased the phone and now, I can't do without it. Knock Code™ will only make things better.

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Seixip says:

I hope they add the option for the onscreen multitasking button.

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Damien_Starr says:

Has anyone gotten this on there att g2? i still haven't

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