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  • [Review] Applocker 2 Going Live In Cydia Tonight!

    Applocker 2 is an iOS security system for your applications and much more.

    Are you one who loves keeping your iDevice so airtight that not even some of the best iPhone tinkerers can figure out how to get into your stuff? The iOS pass code is a great way to secure your iPhone, but it doesn't exactly offer pristine protection all across your device and figuring a four digit pass code isn't particularly hard to do. If you use the complex option, all someone needs to do is look over your shoulder and they know how to get full access to your iPhone. So, why not add some protective measures even beyond the pass code? Today we will be looking at Applocker 2, the replacement for Applocker which we reviewed at this link.

    Applocker 2 is a free update for all Applocker owners, but if you didn't buy Applocker then unfortunately you'll need to pay full price for Applocker 2. Applocker 2 is made by a great iOS developer known as Ori Kadosh. This application is extensive and offers you security protection from unwanted hands all across the seams of iOS. It can provide security for your applications, folders, and much more. But, as we all like to hear, Applocker 2 actually adds security for even more places than Applocker did. You can take a look at the image above to see what has changed in Applocker 2 from Applocker.

    With the new Applocker 2, you can lock the device from being tampered with when your iDevice goes into 'jiggle' (app deletion/moving) mode, where the application will show either a green or a red lock; red indicating locked and green indicating unlocked. You can also set Applocker 2 to disable itself on a certain Wi-Fi network. In case you were wondering how that would be useful, you can set it so that when you go on your own Wi-Fi network at home, Applocker 2 will be disabled so that you can use your device regularly. When you go out in public or to friends' houses, where your iDevice might be funked with, Applocker 2 will detect that you're not connected to your home Wi-Fi and activate its features again. It is a pretty cool feature if you ask me; you can see the setting in the screenshot below where you enter your Wi-Fi network name:



    Applocker 2 takes iOS 5 locking to the next level, allowing you to lock notification banners. Additionally, you can keep people from accessing your Camera Roll photographs through the Camera application with that Camera Roll button at the bottom left which means that your photos will be kept private. With Applocker 2, you can lock up to 5 SpringBoard folders in the settings. You will need to type out the names of the folders exactly as they appear for Applocker 2 to recognize them. The entire Applocker 2 changelog can be read from this link. If you're ever worried that while using Applocker 2 that you might forget what your Applocker 2 password was, Ori included a feature that lets you invoke a password reset which requires that you enter a personal phrase and get it right. After you do that, your password will be reset to 1234:



    Applocker 2 has been completely re-written from scratch and isn't just a minor enhancement to the original Applocker. The settings application is much cleaner - showing less clutter and much easier to understand organization. Performance has also been enhanced for older devices. Functionality that mirrors a jailbreak tweak known as KickLock, by developer Pathkiller29, has been integrated into Applocker 2. Applocker 2, once installed, doesn't put any icons on your home screen, instead you have the settings cell in the Settings application. It's compatible with iOS 4 and iOS 5 and it can be enabled and disabled on demand. I think that Applocker 2 is the best iOS lock application on the market - selling for a great price and offering amazing functionality that includes what Applocker was capable of and then extending it to unmatched milestones.

    Here is a video demo from Ori Kadosh:

    Youtube Video

    Here's a little about Ori Kadosh, the developer behind Applocker 2:

    Anthony: Tell us in about a paragraph a little about yourself; include how you became a developer.
    Ori: I'm a high school student from Israel. I guess I became a developer when I found out that I want to create stuff. Most of what I've created was on a need basis (just like Applocker). I started learning when I was very young; long before the iPhone. I've made stuff on several different platforms using various languages. I started as a Flash (yes, Flash, the thing that the iPhone doesn't support) developer; I still love making flash games (even though I have some mixed feelings about the current status of flash).

    Name: Applocker
    Price: 99
    Version: 2.00-10
    Repo: Modmyi
    Developer: Ori Kadosh
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    What do you think about Applocker 2? Will you consider buying this great security application? Share in the comments!

    Sources: Ori Kadosh
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] AppLocker 2 Going Live In Cydia Tonight! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyest View Post
      You should probably refrain from making claims about WHEN an app will be available on a repo in the future... "tonight" has come and gone, here it is the next day, and its STILL not showing up in Cydia!

      Ori, have you considered disabling the unlock button? One of the things I loved about Lockdown Pro was that once the last digit of your code was entered, the app unlocked.

      PS. i'm a paid Lockdown Pro user, and my 5.x inquiries to ipodtouchmaster have gone ignored too.
      Well now that last night has come and gone, if you read it again today it points to tonight. So everybody wins. -trollface-
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Well now that last night has come and gone, if you read it again today it points to tonight. So everybody wins. -trollface-
      lol
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      What ever happened to Lockdown?
    1. cjori's Avatar
      cjori -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyest View Post
      You should probably refrain from making claims about WHEN an app will be available on a repo in the future... "tonight" has come and gone, here it is the next day, and its STILL not showing up in Cydia!

      Ori, have you considered disabling the unlock button? One of the things I loved about Lockdown Pro was that once the last digit of your code was entered, the app unlocked.

      PS. i'm a paid Lockdown Pro user, and my 5.x inquiries to ipodtouchmaster have gone ignored too.
      Hey, not only have I considered it, but I implemented it. It's called Auto Launch and it's inside Applocker 2 (which has gone live few hours ago). Here's a screen shot of that feature: http://modmyi.com/mmi/upload/4f01ed7d5d8e5.png

      I'm sorry for the misleading ETA, in any case Applocker 2 is now available, go grab it!
    1. Retribution1337's Avatar
      Retribution1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It looks like a CDMA white iPhone 4 (CDMA iPhone's have that same look).
      Oh now that I didn't know. I'd always used the bands to tell the two apart at a glance. Learn something new every day.
    1. Kendall213's Avatar
      Kendall213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjori View Post
      Hey, not only have I considered it, but I implemented it. It's called Auto Launch and it's inside Applocker 2 (which has gone live few hours ago). Here's a screen shot of that feature: http://modmyi.com/mmi/upload/4f01ed7d5d8e5.png

      I'm sorry for the misleading ETA, in any case Applocker 2 is now available, go grab it!
      Can't grab something that's not there.... Still not showing in Cydia.
    1. cjori's Avatar
      cjori -
      Are you sure? Applocker isn't a new package it's been in Cydia for about three months now.
      Applocker 2 is an update to the existing Applocker, go to the search field and type 'Applocker' I'm sure you'll find it.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kendall213 View Post
      Can't grab something that's not there.... Still not showing in Cydia.
      When cydia refreshes, Modmyi gets some error so that's probably why.
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Applocker 2.0.1 won't accept my password any longer on any of my devices. It just keeps asking for it again. I ssh'd into the devices to gain access. I deleted and reinstalled the app but the same thing keeps happening. I sent an e mail to the author so we will see what happens...

      Love the app though...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by GunHo198 View Post
      Applocker 2.0.1 won't accept my password any longer on any of my devices. It just keeps asking for it again. I ssh'd into the devices to gain access. I deleted and reinstalled the app but the same thing keeps happening. I sent an e mail to the author so we will see what happens...

      Love the app though...
      Version 2.0.2 is coming out to address that issue.
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Thanks for the heads up! This is why BUYING an app is worth the money. The tech support and updates is money well spent!
    1. Zeke Gates's Avatar
      Zeke Gates -
      Bought and installed. Seems to have some issues either within the app itself or with some of the other tweaks I already have installed. Had to remove it in order to get things working again on my phone
    1. cjori's Avatar
      cjori -
      Quote Originally Posted by GunHo198 View Post
      Applocker 2.0.1 won't accept my password any longer on any of my devices. It just keeps asking for it again. I ssh'd into the devices to gain access. I deleted and reinstalled the app but the same thing keeps happening. I sent an e mail to the author so we will see what happens...

      Love the app though...
      As Anthony said (correctly), Applocker 2.0.2 is on its way to fix that issue. I made a terrible mistake and submitted 2.0.1 with this critical bug. I'm terribly sorry for this inconvenience. As soon as I was made aware of this bug I fixed it in about 3 minutes and submitted it the minute after, the thing is - ModMyi submissions take about 24 hours to show up in Cydia. Meanwhile you can turn on 'Session Locking' in Applocker > General as a temp solution.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zeke Gates View Post
      Bought and installed. Seems to have some issues either within the app itself or with some of the other tweaks I already have installed. Had to remove it in order to get things working again on my phone
      What issues are you having? Please email me from Cydia to get support so we don't spam this thread.
    1. IllumiKnight's Avatar
      IllumiKnight -
      I just ran into that 2.0.1 problem and I can't do anything about it via the phone. I locked cydia along with settings..
      I can ssh but I'm having trouble finding the directory for AppLocker.
    1. cjori's Avatar
      cjori -
      Quote Originally Posted by IllumiKnight View Post
      I just ran into that 2.0.1 problem and I can't do anything about it via the phone. I locked cydia along with settings..
      I can ssh but I'm having trouble finding the directory for AppLocker.
      Again, in order to avoid spamming this thread I prefer supporting via my email. (Which is in Cydia).
      But as you posted your problem already I'm not going to ignore it - just delete this file:
      /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.nnfyrbsnss.applocker.plist
      As you said you have ssh access so this should be trivial to you.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Applocker 2.0.2 is now live in Cydia.
    1. sdwhwk's Avatar
      sdwhwk -
      Is there a way to place more than 5 folders into applocker? I have ten on my iPad that I don't want my daughter accessing. It does great for folder locking, just has this limitation.