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  • [Review] Camera Grabber for iOS 5 - iOS 5.1-Like Grabber On iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1


    When iOS 5.1 was launched, one of the cool new features was the ability to grab the camera icon and slide upward to launch the Camera application instead of having to double-press the home button and then tap on the camera button. This new launching Style feels almost Zephyr-like and a lot of people liked it.

    Unfortunately, iOS 5.1 is not jailbreakable on newer devices and any A4 or older devices excluding the old bootrom iPhone 3GS still have only a tethered jailbreak. That being said, if you wanted this new camera-launching feature on your iDevice, you were out of luck. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Camera Grabber for iOS 5 by iOS developer Ori Kadosh brings the iOS 5.1 camera grabber on the lock screen to iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 so everyone can enjoy the camera-launching fun.

    Looking at the camera grabber from this tweak and comparing it to the iOS 5.1 counterpart, it is extremely hard to discern the difference. There is a noticeable difference in the size of the slide to unlock text in the unlock slider, and the Apple version of the camera grabber has slightly different shading. Besides these minor differences, most people without a comparison would not be able to tell the difference.

    Launching the Camera application via Oriís custom camera grabber is as smooth as butter and is more convenient than having to press the home button twice and then tap the camera button. If you have wanted this feature on your iDevice, but didnít want to lose your iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, then this tweak is for you. It does not work on the iPad. Itís free, so give it a shot!

    Name: Camera Grabber for iOS 5
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.1
    Requirements: iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1, iPhone or iPod touch
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: Ori Kadosh
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: Ori Kadosh
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Camera Grabber for iOS 5 - iOS 5.1-Like Grabber on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      It works great but will be obsolete soon
      Maybe, but that's kind of the point isn't it?

      I brilliant little fix. This was the only thing I missed after downgrading from 5.1 so that I could keep tetherme.
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      ????????????
    1. Benson11's Avatar
      Benson11 -
      I was just wandering for this tweak. Glad to know this news!
    1. TheBlackHulk's Avatar
      TheBlackHulk -
      how do i change the slide to unlock text... i had a custom one but this tweak overwritten it
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      Won't install it keeps telling me I have 5.1 when I don't. I think it's that hack for iMovie where you edit that file to trick the device into thinking its on 5.1 that's messing it up.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by redstar299 View Post
      Won't install it keeps telling me I have 5.1 when I don't. I think it's that hack for iMovie where you edit that file to trick the device into thinking its on 5.1 that's messing it up.
      That is exactly what's doing it. Go in and change it back to the correct firmware. iMovie will still work if you have the patch installed.
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Just got it. It's pretty smooth.
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Grabbed it. Thanks! Too bad slide my name doesn't fit in the smaller area anymore even after setting the font to 10px Oh well.
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      It works great but will be obsolete soon
      I rely on 5.0.1 for spire compatibility some where on mmi said spire wont be supported on 5.1 ever thus i will be staying at it for a while. this is perfect for me and 4 users who want to keep their Siri.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackHulk View Post
      how do i change the slide to unlock text... i had a custom one but this tweak overwritten it
      I use springtomize... There are a lot of other apps that do this as well
    1. jpeebs's Avatar
      jpeebs -
      Looks awesome. Will this work with AnyLockApp? And will camera the CameraLocker tweak affect this in any way?
    1. ryanerdmann's Avatar
      ryanerdmann -
      I have Typophone 4 installed with this and can't get the "slide to" text removed. Does anybody have a solution? I've tried clearlock and slide to unlock killer (text) in winterboard, but neither works. I've alos tried sprintomize, but maybe I'm missing something in there.
    1. nityanandachandra's Avatar
      nityanandachandra -
      thanks
    1. lolawilcoxx's Avatar
      lolawilcoxx -
      I super love this screen grabber! It makes me want to post pictures to facabook about whats goin on in my Iphone. lol
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      This just messed up my custom slider text using Springtomize...
    1. Mr. B's Avatar
      Mr. B -
      Is it possible to theme the camera icon with this tweak? I tried replacing CameraGrabber@2x~iphone.png in com.apple.springboard to no avail.

      [edit]
      The app description at the repo answered my question.
      Camera Grabber for iOS 5
    1. ViperzDTL's Avatar
      ViperzDTL -
      It seems this creates a conflict with Android Lock XT. A little late reply but I had to disable my android lock in order to get the grabber working. Does anyone else seem to experience this or is it just me?