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Good Lock 2019 with Android Pie support is finally here

We reported earlier this week that Samsung will be releasing an update for Good Lock to make it compatible with Android Pie and One UI. We can now confirm that Good Lock 2019 with Android Pie support has finally arrived.

Many Good Lock fans were not excited to see that most of its apps and plugins no longer functioned properly when the One UI beta was released for the Galaxy S9 last year. The development team later confirmed that they were working to make Good Lock compatible with Android Pie.

Good Lock 2019 with Android Pie support has been released

For those who are unaware, Good Lock provides users with an array for customizable features for their handset. The first ever Good Lock app was released in 2016 with compatibility for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung then updated the app in 2018 with support for Android 8.0.

The core features in Good Lock include Quickstar, Lockstar, Task Changer, Routines, Clockface, Edge Touch, Edge Lighting and more. The development team has said that the updated version brings some improvements for these features as well.

Task Changer gets new styles for recent apps while MultiStar enables some of the Multi Window functionality that was removed from Pie due to some Google policy. Much of the functionality remains the same so you’ll be familiar with it if you have used Good Lock 2018.

Good Lock 2019 does not remove geographical restrictions. It’s only available to users in the United States, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Samsung’s list of supported markets isn’t complete but some other markets like India do have it as well. It can be downloaded there from the Galaxy Store.

You can get the Good Lock 2019 APK from our database, though. If you’re in an unsupported market, you will need to download and install the Good Lock APK and the APK file for all of its plugins. You will also have to manually enable Good Lock apps. Follow this guide we wrote for Good Lock 2018. The procedure remains the same, just use the latest APKs.

Do keep in mind that Good Lock 2019 with Android Pie support is available for the Galaxy Note 9 and older flagships running Pie. It does not work with the Galaxy S10 currently. An update will be released later with support for the new flagship series. Those who have Good Lock installed already can update from within the app or get the APKs and install them manually.

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dcap
dcap

i’ve tried to like good lock, but i always just uninstall it. if you can’t get it you’re not missing much.

radin574
radin574

Anyone know how Multi Star has changed and what the restrictions are in the updated Google policy? Guessing it prevents some apps from running in pop up mode.

Requa
Requa

I do like the restored ability to move the clock back to the right in QuickStar. I disabled Task Changer because it is not compatible with the navigation gesture in OneUI that enables lateral scrolling among running apps. Additional clock faces on the AOD are nice (but far from essential). The rest does little for me and probably won’t be used.

Lilwarrior313
Lilwarrior313

They work somewhat fine, but they need to be polished. For example, if you use Quickstar you’ll notice that with a dark or transparent theme some notifications cannot be read properly. When using it without Lockstar, it interferes with the notifications in the lock screen and they become impossible to see, especially with a light wallpaper. Plus, after a reboot the quick toggles keep the theme but the notifications go white again….

woody365
woody365

Alot of it is so buggy. Conflicts with the settings on the phone and some of it doesn’t work properly.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s not available here, but after spending a lot of time setting up Good Lock last year, I was pretty unimpressed by it. It should be more widely available for those who want it though. I cannot understand why there are geographical restrictions. Either way, I wouldn’t use it. It’s nothing special.

shiraz29
shiraz29

How to download Activity Manager. It’s not available in Google Play Store.

siaho
siaho

It is, open the playstore app and search for it – changed icon, etc, but does the job. You will have to open individual apps tho (after you create shortcuts for their settings to the home screen via activity manager) as the “good lock” will just spit network error and will not work.

utvic99
utvic99

Does this 2019 version also work with phones on Oreo, such as the S7?

Shauryam
Shauryam

Yes it does work but Task Changer Is a bit laggy but works really well on S9 plus

bobfrantic
bobfrantic

In Belgium, Good Lock gives a network error.

“There was a network or server error. Try again later. -The mapper function returned a null value.”

ClockFace sets new clock but after reboot lockscreen clock goes back to default clock and I need to repeat the change.

Tasker, EdgeLight and navstar all work ok.

Galaxy S9+ SM-G965F Android 9 PIE

ReynArts
ReynArts

I have routines and task changer

Martin R.
Martin R.

We’ve uploaded them too

hammadk
hammadk

Hello Adnan,

How does the Routines thing work? I have tried to set up a few times and it says more information needed. I have tried turning it on in the car with Bluetooth and sorts but no luck?

any advice on how to get this going, please?

Thanks

Haitham Shawwa
Haitham Shawwa

There is no difference
Only new icons

DpakHK
DpakHK

Task Changer has been updated for me with new Layout Types and One UI design, though my phone is running Oreo. LockStar and QuickStar have remained the same, however.

ahmedalwakeel552
ahmedalwakeel552

Where is routines?!

hammadk
hammadk

How do Routines work? any ideas?

henklbr
henklbr

Online now, together with “Task Changer”

fajnas
fajnas

Its not work on my galaxy s9plus UAE

siaho
siaho

Read the linked in the post article how to make shortcuts for the different good lock 2019 apps. You need to open them to change things.

fajnas
fajnas

Network or server error!!! Cant work

siaho
siaho

Same for me, I open directly the apps, i.e. multistar.

MDUMAD
MDUMAD

I don’t see or find Task Changer

siaho
siaho

Still not released, maybe for the s10 compatibility that will come on a later date.

henklbr
henklbr

“Task Changer” & “Routines” uploaded…

jrs
jrs

Task changer and routine isn’t there yet and it sux that you have to download apks and install it all 1by1 instead of getting from Samsung store like other region, feels like Samsung is racist some how by preferring some and ignoring others.

henklbr
henklbr

“Task Changer” & “Routines” uploaded…

locarno
locarno

Don’t work. I have “There was a network or server error….”.

siaho
siaho

Same for me, check the linked thread in the article – it’s written how to create individual shortcuts for every app you installed. After the shortcut is added to the home screen – launch it and configure individually all the things you want. The returned multiwindow functionality is swipe from corner to pop-out + the menu between two split screened apps + you can allow two apps to run at the same time, really useful if you play a game and bring out in pop-out view via gametools app like messages – it will not pause the game like you… Read more »

locarno
locarno

I already testing new version and I don’t see ability to create app pair and add it to home screen.

I think you don’t broke update with this.

siaho
siaho

It’s there, in the mid menu that is enabled between two split screened apps. The first icon from the left to right. Just tested it, it’s working.

locarno
locarno

Ok. Thanks.

siaho
siaho

Also if you change the recents view to one of the 4 main types, it will now have hold to pop-out/split screen + when you open the recents it will not pause the app that is opened – that way you can split screen youtube without pausing it, for example or pop-out an app without pausing the game – cool. 🙂

ReynArts
ReynArts

Where is task changer ?

Martin R.
Martin R.

I guess it will come with the S10 update..

ReynArts
ReynArts

I’m sad 😔

henklbr
henklbr

Just uploaded… 😉

henklbr
henklbr

“Task Changer” & “Routines” uploaded…

siaho
siaho

The region restriction is a form of discrimination. Seriously, not only US gets the better snapdragon variant, but also they get officially the good lock to customise their phones further without installing APKs and so on. Great of you that you provide the APKs tho as you are trusted source.

mada222
mada222

R u uploading all apk plugins

henklbr
henklbr

All APK’s are online: https://www.sammobile.com/apk/

mada222
mada222

Where’s s secure apk new update

henklbr
henklbr

The APK’s we could download for the new “Good Lock”-app are online (no “secure”-APK)