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  • How to Unlock Your iOS Device With a Virtual Game Controller Sequence


    Here’s an interesting jailbreak tweak. Control Unlocker by iOS developer Stevie Hetelekides gives you a virtual old-school game controller on the lock screen that you can use to unlock your iOS device.

    Shown above, the virtual game controller gives you an A and a B button, as well as a thumb pad that gives you Left, Right, Up, and Down controls.

    After installing the tweak, your default unlock pattern will be to press A, B, A, B in that order. After doing so, your device will unlock. You can then head over to the Settings application to customize the tweak some more:



    From the preferences pane, you will be able to enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as choose a sequence for unlocking your iOS device, and choosing a custom text string that you want to appear on the controller.

    To set a new sequence for unlocking your iOS device, just tap on the Clear Sequence button to clear the existing sequence, and then start pressing buttons on the controller to set a new sequence. Be sure to use a sequence that you will remember.

    If you would like to give Control Unlocker a spin, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for free. The tweak has only been tested on iOS 6 iPhones and iPod touches.

    Name: Control Unlocker
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-147
    Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6.0+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Stevie Hetelekides
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Unlock Your iOS Device With a Virtual Game Controller Sequence started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I use it for fmf and find my iPhone so I don't have to login each time. Plus, is the controller supposed to come up any other time than when the pass code comes up? Cuz mine doesn't...
      I'm using atom for my lock screen already...maybe that has to do with it
      I don't know exactly how this tweak works (I didn't get it). I was just wondering if that would help. It also probably doesn't block people from restoring with iTunes as long as they don't put it in DFU mode. It would be nice if you could have your normal passcode only work with those features and not show up on the lockscreen.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Anyone remember down R up L Y B?
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      In other news, 70% of jailbroken iPhones have the same password:
      Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      So happy that I checked the comments section here. I did see that it's now free. Did notice the problem of unlocking with NES controller AND standard pass code unlock. Hope that gets fixed and I hope for the addition of a start button
    1. claroya94's Avatar
      claroya94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      Anyone remember down R up L Y B?
      Street Fighter 2 (orginal SNES)