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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. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Really cool. But I was thinking unlock.... Not unlock. Lol

      ...so on my iPhone 5 it just adds an extra lock. It's still asking for the regular passcode. Hope this bug gets fixed
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      Need to update the article. Price is $.99 when I just now checked.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by senorian View Post
      Need to update the article. Price is $.99 when I just now checked.
      It was free when I downloaded it. Must've changed since then
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      another tweak ripped off.. credit should go to Jonathan Wang the creator of "Piano Passcode"
    1. jtanner's Avatar
      jtanner -
      D U L L A R D - old skool
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Everyone is going to set it to: up up down down left right left right b a...
    1. GooseG's Avatar
      GooseG -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Everyone is going to set it to: up up down down left right left right b a...
      That pattern sounds familiar, but I can't place it... Where do I know it from?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
      That pattern sounds familiar, but I can't place it... Where do I know it from?
      Famous konami cheat code.
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      It was free when I downloaded it. Must've changed since then
      i just checked now... still free
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Quote Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
      That pattern sounds familiar, but I can't place it... Where do I know it from?
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Famous konami cheat code.
      The code was first used in the 1986 release of Gradius for the Nintendo Entertainment System[3] but was popularized among North American players in the NES version of Contra, for which it was also dubbed both the "Contra Code" and "30 Lives Code" <--straight from the "most reliable reference source" Wikipedia LOL

      Contra - Only the best NES game ever. =)
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      b,a,b,a,up,down,b,a,left,right,b,a,start.

      That's the code for Ninja Turtles 2. Can't believe I still remember that.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by ABOSWORTH View Post
      b,a,b,a,up,down,b,a,left,right,b,a,start.

      That's the code for Ninja Turtles 2. Can't believe I still remember that.
      I wish I still remember the one for TMNT 3. Where it allowed you to choose how many lives and what level to start on.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Everyone is going to set it to: up up down down left right left right b a...
      Beat me to it All that's missing is the start button (at least for Contra.)
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by senorian View Post
      Need to update the article. Price is $.99 when I just now checked.
      It's definitely free. Try downloading it.
    1. saanmg's Avatar
      saanmg -
      umm..... can't get into my phone now, abab isn't working.... ideas?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by therandy View Post
      The code was first used in the 1986 release of Gradius for the Nintendo Entertainment System[3] but was popularized among North American players in the NES version of Contra, for which it was also dubbed both the "Contra Code" and "30 Lives Code" <--straight from the "most reliable reference source" Wikipedia LOL

      Contra - Only the best NES game ever. =)
      I remember using it in gradius, life force, contra and a variation of it in Contra III. Fun times, thems were the good ole days.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Really cool. But I was thinking unlock.... Not unlock. Lol

      ...so on my iPhone 5 it just adds an extra lock. It's still asking for the regular passcode. Hope this bug gets fixed
      Can't you just turn the normal passcode off?
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      up up down down left right A B A - Mortal Kombat
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Can't you just turn the normal passcode off?
      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
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Everyone is going to set it to: up up down down left right left right b a...
      Contra code