Thursday, July 13, 2017

Android 7.11’s panic mode rescues your screen when malware strikes

The folks at XDA Developers have uncovered a new ‘panic mode’ in the latest-and-greatest version of Android, which can help you escape a malicious app to go straight to the home screen. Handsets powered by Android Nougart 7.11 can invoke panic mode by hitting the home button four times in quick succession, letting you flee applications that hog the input queue. This feature isn’t found in the Android documentation. Members of the XDA Developers community stumbled upon it in the AOSP source code for the Android Window Manager. As pointed out by the folks at The Register, the feature is a…

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