3/30/2012 11:27:00 AM - 0 comments
Apple released iOS 5.1 with its new iPad earlier this month but there weren’t that many changes to report. One of the additions is the fact that the double tap of the home button on the lockscreen to display a camera shortcut button has been removed in favour of permanently displaying a camera icon that reacts to swipe up gesture. This means that in iOS 5.1 the shortcut to the camera app is now always visible on the lockscreen and a vertical sliding motion on the shortcut causes the lockscreen to be smoothly dismissed and the camera’s viewfinder is displayed.
When the camera’s viewfinder is displayed users can easily capture photographs without the need to unlock their device to locate the camera app. For those of you running iOS 5 who would like to have this feature enabled there is a way. Camera Grabber for iOS 5 is a new jailbreak tweak that can be found in Cydia and it mimics the new shortcut functionality that Apple have introduced in iOS 5.1.
Most jailbreak users are staying away from the latest iOS update as there is no stable and complete jailbreak solution available for this firmware version as yet. This means that many people will miss out on some of the added features of the new firmware until an untethered jailbreak is available. The release of Camera Grabber for iOS 5 has however ensured that jailbreak users can enjoy the updated quick camera access without having to upgrade their firmware.
Camera Grabber does not install any additional SpringBoard icons. The slide to unlock bar is shortened to accommodate the new grabber type camera button which is launched by sliding vertically. The new tweak is perfect and it even respects the passcode rules so if you have a passcode activated the user won’t be able to gain access to the camera without entering the code successfully. Camera Grabber for iOS 5 is available from the BigBoss repository and it is free to download and use on iPhone 4, 4S, 3GS and iPod Touch. You must be running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 to install this tweak. Read more...