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Master Geek

Topic # 57785 24-Feb-2010 19:59

So far my impressions of this phone are rather mixed. There's a lot I like and a lot I don't.
I can't help but think that after so many different versions of Windows Mobile that the OS is so unpolished.


I can't stand that I cannot set the phone to autolock after a certain period, without having to enter a password or pin number when I wish to unlock it. I just want a phone that autolocks, so the keys can't be activated until I press a two combo selection to release the lock without having to enter a PIN. Most phones (probably all) do this, why can't Windows Mobile? I've tried nearly every suggestion I can find, mostly from but to no avail.

THe latest suggestion I've tried is "auto key lock" as suggested here:

However when I try to install it I get the message:

"Installation was unsuccessful. The program or setting cannot be installed because you do not have sufficient system permissions."

I assume that this is because Telecom have locked the phone down.
How can I get around this? Has anyone found a way to autolock their HTC Snap 3G?
How can I do so please?


This phone is driving me nuts with its little idiosyncrasies.

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Master Geek

Reply # 306877 13-Mar-2010 12:48

Well, I found my solution. I've posted the details here, as to what was causing the problem and the work around:

The Auto Lock program I'm using is called Automatic Keylock and the site is here along with full documentation. It's brilliant and has so many options it's not funny:

and the direct download link is here:,com_docman/task,doc_download/gid,5/Itemid,3/

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