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  • FolderLock: Protect Folders + (Settings, Spotlight, Multitasking)


    Andrea Oliva (@abart997 has developed and submitted a new tweak for the iDevice called FolderLock. Hence the name, this tweak gives you the ability to password lock your folders on the iDevice.

    Tweaks like Locktopus have given the user password protection on applications. With FolderLock upcoming soon, you'll be able to use the same principle with folders as well. Settings for FolderLock are located in the Settings.app under its name FolderLock. The settings are pretty simple with an Enable/Disable switch and Insert password. A Protect Options section has some toggles for protecting the Settings.app, Spotlight, and Multitasking. Andrea gives a word of warning in regards to two particular applications; Settings.app and Cydia.app:

    Originally Posted by :
    Don't put the Settings.app or Cydia.app inside a folder. If you forget your password and can't access both of these applications, then it makes things much more difficult. If this does happen however, you can remove FolderLock via SSH (/Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries). SBSettings allows you to disable it also.


    It has been submitted to the BigBoss repo and should be available soon. Upon release, it will be available on Cydia for $1.59.

    Name: FolderLock
    Author: Andrea Oliva
    Price: $1.59

    While getting a .deb from Andrea, I asked him a few simple questions:

    JOSH: How long did it take you to make FolderLock?
    ANDREA: It took me about one week or so.

    JOSH: Are you planning on adding any new implementations or features to FolderLock soon?
    ANDREA: I'm not planning anything at this current time.

    JOSH: Any upcoming projects, tweaks, or applications that you'd like to mention?
    ANDREA: None at the moment.

    Below is a demo of FolderLock (by me):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnsR2URrmA4

    For more information about FolderLock and other developments by Andrea Oliva, follow @abart997 on Twitter.

    Source(s): Andrea Oliva
    This article was originally published in forum thread: FolderLock: Protect Folders + (Settings, Spotlight, Multitasking) started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Sweet... buying it now Good to be able to lock all my social apps all at once.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Good to lock all my pron up
    1. VaderForce's Avatar
      VaderForce -
      Pretty nifty little idea, goodnwork.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Looks cool, put I'll stay with Locktopus
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
    1. iFanaddic's Avatar
      iFanaddic -
      Quote Originally Posted by smooth22 View Post
      Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
      Yeah I was just about to ask how it was different from Lockdown Pro..
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      I dont know why anyone uses anything but Lockdown Pro.

      Its does all of the above, but looks better and has more options.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      I'm pretty happy with locktopus
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by smooth22 View Post
      Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
      Dually noted. Thanks for the heads up!