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  • [Giveaway] We're Giving Away $200 Worth of Cylay Licenses AGAIN: Celebrating Untether

    We're giving away another ten licenses of Cylay to the lock readers of Modmyi to celebrate the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak!

    Cylay is a wonderful application for tracking your stolen iDevice or doing other tasks that involve spy-work. We wrote a review on Cylay back in November that can be read at this link. Cylay is a fully featured tracking application that includes anti-shutdown measures, accurate tracking, iCloud-like PC to mobile features, and camera spying. A license for Cylay lasts one year and costs $19.99 and we're going to give away one year licenses to ten lucky Modmyi readers!

    Cylay is primarily a Find My iPhone substitute. It works much better and offers features that Apple would never allow in their own applications - such as camera spying and preventing power-down. By preventing a power-down, you can be assured that your iPhone can be tracked from anywhere. You can use another iDevice with Cylay installed or the Internet on a computer to track your iPhone using Cylay. Cylay is compatible with all iDevices and works with iOS 5 and older.

    I have been able to use Cylay myself for many instances. One being that I let someone borrow my car with my iPhone hidden inside of it. I was able to track the car wherever it went. Another instance was setting up a surveillance camera in my front window and actually catch a thief stealing mail from my neighbor's mailbox. In both instances, the end result proved helpful in the long run. I am sure that many of you will find your uses for Cylay too. Cylay was a big hit last time and we have no doubt that it will be big this time too!

    I talked to Cylay support via email to ask some questions about the tweak and these are the responses that I got:

    Anthony: What was the hardest part about making Cylay?
    Cylay Support: The most hardest part was making it compatible with the latest iOS. Making the system more secure and doing some low-level work.

    Anthony: Are you planning any future updates for Cylay?
    Cylay Support: Yes, we are always keeping Cylay updated and we have for almost 3 years. Every 3 months we will post a big update in the future.

    Anthony: Do you have any recommendations for Cylay in how users should adjust the settings, or how they can use it?
    Cylay Support: Users who want to use cylay just need push notifications and a network connection. That means their iOS must support push and needs cellular/Wi-Fi data connection at any time.

    So, Cylay. Very good application! Nice job Cylay team!

    Name: Cylay
    Price: $19.99/year
    Version: 4.6.1
    Repo: Modmyi
    Developer: Cylay
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    To win a one year license for Cylay ($19.99 value) please leave a comment below explaining how you would use Cylay. I will contact the Cylay winners on January 2nd via PM. To win, you will need a Cylay account that can be credited. Cylay has a free trial and can be downloaded from Cydia right now. Good luck!

    Sources: Cylay
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Giveaway] We're Giving Away $200 worth of Cylay Licenses AGAIN: Celebrating Untether started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. WTFX's Avatar
      WTFX -
      I need this for gf's 3GS, since can't use Find My iPhone.. Please..
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      I'd use the heck out of it. I work in clubs as a DJ and there have been a few occasions where my phone has "walked off" with a random patron. This would be great to have. It'd be even better to follow the guy who took it and have him puzzled how I knew. Or I could just throw security on him.
    1. ksong12's Avatar
      ksong12 -
      I'm currently in college and there have been many thefts in the library. It'd be great to have this to have some peace of mind. Thieves usually immediately turn off the device, so Cylay would help a lot. I'd also keep my phone in my camera bag while shooting for the school newspaper since we generally leave the camera bag on the sidelines or something. Most people wouldn't dare to steal something like that, but it's nice to have that sense of security.
    1. randyj's Avatar
      randyj -
      I would use Cylay to track down the iPhone that I couldn't afford the insurance on so I don't have to save up and dish out another $500 just to get a new 4S. Hopefully I could bring the perps to justice too. Haven't used any app like this before so I'm looking forward to the untethered jailbreak and getting this app up and running!
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      since there is no jailbreak yet for 4s i'll probably install it on my wife's iphone and try to resist the urge to use the app for less than noble purposes! haha
    1. Joexfinny's Avatar
      Joexfinny -
      If i get this code I will become an Iphone super troll and leave my phone around places, setting up sting operations and trolling people all day.
    1. Jbrooks424's Avatar
      Jbrooks424 -
      my iPhone was stolen TWICE, (i live in new york) MobileMe, and iCloud only seemed to work about 50% of the time, and each and every time, the person, whoever they were, got away with stealing it, because it "just happened" to somehow not work. then, i installed cylay, and i was able to use it to get my phone back! i have only gotten a chance to use it once, but so far cylay has a 100% "find rating"!!
    1. summernyte's Avatar
      summernyte -
      This would be perfect because i have 4 kids with iphones so if they lose one or,god forbid,they get lost i could track them or the phones if need be.Thanks for consideration.
    1. coldbud's Avatar
      coldbud -
      I used the trial and loved it!!! I would definately use this. This is way more useful then the find my iphone app by Apple. Ive been through the broken in card and phone stolen and iphone lost at a concert this would really come in handy to track, trace, wipe and hopefully have it returned. Love this idea
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Well I definitely need something like this. iPhone 3G, which is the latest model I have, does not support any iOS above 4.2.1. This means no iCloud, which is very upsetting to me(although I have found a workaround for mail, contacts, and calendars to be synced). I need this because of the fact apple doesn't support iCloud on iOS 4.
    1. capnchemo's Avatar
      capnchemo -
      This would be great to have!
    1. rhodaime's Avatar
      rhodaime -
      The fantastic thing about cylay is the option to forward not only your text messages but also the any new sim card inserted in your phone should the phone be stolen. The option to prevent the phone shutting down comes in very handy. I tried the free version and totally loved it. After giving my phone out to a friend, I kept receiving text messages of my friends new sim number. I live in Africa and armed robbery is on the rise in certain parts. Having cylay on my phone will definitely make me feel more comfortable relinquishing all my possession should I be faced in such a situation knowing tracking down my car or possessions will only be a matter of time.
    1. Acostanavy's Avatar
      Acostanavy -
      So how is this different than iLocalis? I'll tell you... One its more expensive. Two, it has less features. And the best one, go and try to read Cylay's privacy page... There is none anymore... That's because they sell your information for profit. At least their last privacy policy did. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    1. mradz7's Avatar
      mradz7 -
      If i won the Cylay license I would give it to my friend who got his iPhone recently mugged on the NYC Subway then when he would call his iPhone the "robber"/guy who claimed he found the phone wanted $500 for it and to meet in Brooklyn. My friend got mugged at gun point in Brooklyn years ago and asked the guy to meet him somewhere in NYC after which the thief turned off the phone and never allowed further contact. PREVENTING SHUT DOWN would be a lifesaver!
    1. dattguyy's Avatar
      dattguyy -
      I would use it for a better sense of security than I get with Find My iPhone. Seems like the only thing that would prevent you from tracking it is if someone restored it through their computer or put it into DFU mode.
    1. Dean Hodes's Avatar
      Dean Hodes -
      How would I use Cylay? Me? I would make my iPhone a lure for bad-guys. It's a many stepped approach:

      1) I would buy a bright-red case. Maybe one that lights up. Maybe I'd even make one (if there isn't one already).

      2) I would change my ringtone to "Look, an easily stolen iPhone. It's passcode is 2323!"

      3) I would leave it in very crowded and cheap restaurants.

      4) I would call it every so often.

      5) Using Cylay, I would see when it moves, so I know it's stolen.

      6) Using Cylay, I would take pictures of the thief!

      7) I would alert the authorities. I would be sure to be there when the scumbag is arrested, and post his picture (that I own, thank you Cylay) on every site I could.

      8) Repeat beginning at step 3.
    1. Tony1979's Avatar
      Tony1979 -
      In every technologically advanced society, theft of electronic goods is all too common. The authorities are not interested in the least and 1 Infinite Loop does not care either- they increase their gain when you buy a replacement. So, to answer the question, I would take power into my hands, knowing that I had implemented security protocols the likes of which Apple never did, in the form of Cylay. I would showcase the application to everyone I know by displaying the advanced functions of Cylay, and implore them to purchase a copy.
    1. Enrique789's Avatar
      Enrique789 -
      I have had a trial version of cylay and its the most advaced, secure, and most accurate locator for my iphone i tend to loose stuff a lot and i would appreciate it if I had the full version of cylay it would be very useful to me
    1. docomar's Avatar
      docomar -
      Great promising app, looking forward to get a licence to try it.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      I'd like a copy because I'm always worried that my phone and I will become separated due to the fact my phone likes to drink....and wonder off looking to score some electronic booty.

      Being able to locate it in a flash would be great and the spy cam feature would be a nice touch when it's gett'n itself some. :-)