Download Camera Unlock power btn (free) apk 4.2 free for Android smartphone

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Camera Unlock power btn (free)

Posted by Aeropic in Tools | Oct. 4, 2014 | 36 Comments

Apk file size: 2.6 MB

Camera Unlock : shoot pictures from a locked device ...

If you get a company smartphone, it is most probably password protected ... In that case "Camera Unlock" is designed for you. This application allows to get access to the camera while the smartphone remains locked (even password protected) more or less like on the Apple Iphones !

Upload the application, launch it and a notification will be displayed to inform that the "Camera Unlock" service is running.

Once your device get locked (password protected, swipe or pin), you get two options:
- either just press 3 times the power button each press shall occur around once every second (no more) and a camera will appear. The correct sequence is: press it, wait for screen on, press it, wait for screen off, press it : a bit "à la pressy"
- or set your device in a vertical position up side down and press once the power button and release it (you get a vibration) then turn back the phone horizontally in landscape position (you get a second vibration). This works too when the screen is OFF and the phone not locked

Use it ... the pictures are stored in the external SD card in the directory DCIM/Camera if available or in the device memory same directory in case the SD card is not present.

Once the camera is unlocked, pressing the "back" button will lock again the camera and brings back on the device lock screen .

From a security point of view, don't be afraid, only "Camera Unlock" application is unlocked. It remains impossible to access to any other application. It is more or less the same principle which is used by the agenda to warn you of a rendez-vous even if the device is locked.

On splash screen you get the opportunity to activate/inhibit the background service and also to show or not the Camera Unlock notification. When the notification is displayed, pressing it brings you to the camera.

Note after having installed the application Camera Unlock Service will automatically be loaded if you reboot the device.

if you like, go to the pro version ! (includes a timer, full resolution, selectable focus area...)

Enjoy ;-)

Whats new

    V4.2 : outdated librairy update
    V4.1 : fixed bug in gallery (crash after deleting last file)
    V4.0 : added a focus rectangle
    V3.7 : outdated librairy update
    V3.6 : imprived robustness to phone vibrator
    V3.5 : fixes the blue LED false notification that was reported on Galaxy S3
    V3.4 : should fix the ANR for cameras without autofocus !
    V3.3 : added a button to cancel pictures from gallery
    V3.2 : added start at boot
    V3.1 : fixed out of mem error when displaying huge images
    added spanish translation

Aeropic part of our Tools and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Oct. 4, 2014. Google play rating is 78.8916. Current verison is 4.2. Actual size 2.6 MB.

Download camera-unlock-power-btn-free.apk 2.6 MB


Alex Mononen

Thank god this exists!!! I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Moblie (SGH-M919). I could not find anything like this on Xposed without a full custom rom. Then I stumbled accross this. IT WORKS. 3 presses on the lock button and boom your in a very well done camera app. It is not the stock camera app that is on your phone. Thank you Aeropic!!!

Morgan Humphreys

Seems to work-ish so far I can't seem to get the triple press to work? Maybe my timing is just off. The vertical launch works just fine and the camera launches nice and quickly. Would be good if it remembered your flash setting though instead of defaulting to no flash each time. I also can't find how to open the settings page in order to disable the notification? The context menu button only gives me the option to Rate/Comment or buy the pro version... But I do love the idea for this, thanks for developing :)

James Queen

Not worked for my Note 3 Error sign said Can't save photos after I did triple push power button then camera showed up and snapped photo but not avaliable saved in DCIM. Uninstalled. I will try it again later if u fix it.

Bekah Phillips

Terrible Takes a picture every time it re-focuses after taking the first picture after being launched. Almost.

Jim Buck

Not Good It keeps taking photos every couple of seconds and you can't stop it. Please fix and update.

Fraser Booth

Very useful for quick access to the camera :-)

Nouran ElKhashab

I can't find the pictures I take It works great to take photos without having to unlock the device but, I can't find any of the photos I take on my camera roll. Could you please help? Will rate 5 stars once the issue is fixed.


great app missed lots of photos by having to unlock phone before i could use the camera. the app works well and i am ready to shoot in five seconds

mikael bernsten

Works just fine. Works as design. But sometimes I found lots of picture been taken...

Tom A

Great time saver Handy work around to enable use of a camera without having to unlock the device. Would benefit from a button on the interface to change wake options.

Pingjia Shan

Exception Got a null pointer exception. Also the vertical unlock activate doesn't work. On the second try, null pointer exception is gone. But vertical activate still doesn't work.

Graham Aid

works for me Thanks! I was looking for a solution to this on my S4

Benjamin Chen

Does exactly what I wish A setting for shutter sound enabling would be nice. Especially in outdoor, a sound would be much easier to know if the picture is taken.

Stu Stu

Great! But... Great app and really pleased to be able to do this now. .. Was working fine but now just having taking a pick it gives a Java error saying there's no such file or directory...continue yes/no... Please fix :)

Araceli Bohorquez

I really like it ! But I have a question how do we stop the application from running ? It wastes my battery

Noah Abolafia-Rosenzweig

ABOUT TIME. I am so glad that someone has finally made this app. Google should really have fixed the inability to have quick camera access and device security in their OS, but I'm glad you've created a workaround until they do. It does what it says it will do for me (Galaxy S3). The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because, while it does come with a lot of cool filter effects that the standard camera doesn't have, there is no focus feature. I don't know how easy that would be to add, but it's really helpful when trying to take pictures of things involving text.

Randy Moss

only one that works win Pin or pw

Danilo D Gonzalez

Samsung Mega Works perfectly, however it would be nice to have it take videos as well. I would gladly pay for that feature.

Sereysokorn Keat

Camera Unlock Power btn I love its

Momodou Jallow

Very clear camera

Dave B

Unlocks and drains battery Overly complicated to get the camera to unlock. The turn upside down shortcut is fiddly and my phone now unlocks inside my pocket and drains battery. Good in theory but please simplify. Why is taking pictures quickly on Samsung s3 impossible if you want security too.

Mel Andrews

Does not work as described For me the steps are, Power press (screen comes on), power press (screen goes off), power press (screen comes on), enter my unlock pattern (this cam is launched). :( (jellybean 4.3)

Richie Burt

At last! Had my S3 for over a year and hate that I cannot quick launch camera from a password protected screen. The vertical button hold works well. The 3 press is too tricky to be practical though. 5 *s though for finally solving something that up till now has made me wish I had stuck with Apple.

Melissa Asensio

Good Overall it's good but it takes a little long to open

Anish Kurien

Brilliant Very good app.

Rehan Ali

Rare app Gooiegh adapt.

Tom Lord

I'm clearly stupid I'm clearly stupid as I couldn't get this to work at all!!!! Or maybe its a bad app...?!!

Quentin Christensen

Almost works Good idea and certainly addresses a bug Samsung introduced on their devices, but ends up being cumbersome and unreliable to start

mentos eiseb

unlocker please unlock my phones camera

Ashvin Krishnag

Bugs When i presses my unlock key then camera is not appeared and i was unlocked the pattern then it is running in notification bar so improve this ..... But i will not destroy your work so i am giving that app 5 star because this is free app and I hope you will understand .. Jai Shri Krishna

Dmitry Davletbaev

Bad The maximum image size is 1280x720 even if camera is 8M.

Carmen L.

Unfortunately doesn't work S5 Great idea, just doesn't work with this device

Darnel Carlson

Its AMAZING It looks just like an iPhone camera or a iPod camera!!! #LOVEIT

V Bond

It takes 14 pictures every time

Kim Schiavo

quick for what a quick draw of a camera needs Great workaround for bypassing lock screen, as well who wants to quickly draw a camera! Perfect!

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