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  • [Review] Redire - Get the Old iOS 5 Camera Button Back On iOS 5.1


    If you are not a fan of the iOS 5.1 camera grabber on the lock screen, then you now have the ability to change back to the iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5.0 camera button-style lock screen Camera application launcher with a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Redire by iOS developer Ron Melkhior. It makes the camera button appear after you double-press the home button on the lock screen.

    Ori Kadosh’s free jailbreak tweak, Camera Grabber for iOS 5, brings the iOS 5.1 camera grabber to older iOS versions, however this tweak does just the opposite. The camera grabber is a nice way to launch the Camera application, requiring less actions from the user to get the Camera application open, however this is also the downfall of the camera grabber feature, as people could inadvertently open the Camera application quite easily.

    The lock screen camera button, in contrast to the camera grabber, requires a double-press of the home button, which offers more of a fail-safe against accidents. It also brings up the lock screen’s iPod controls, where the camera grabber could launch the Camera application without showing the iPod controls.

    Being able to enjoy Redire means that you either have to hate the camera grabber or prefer the camera button more. Most of the public has made it pretty clear that they enjoy the camera grabber more, however the having the option to revert is always an advantage of jailbreaking. The tweak is free, so if you’re running iOS 5.1, then give it a try. This tweak should not be installed on any other iOS firmware and there are no options to configure.

    Name: Redire
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5.1, iPhone or iPod touch
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ron Melkhior
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: Ron Melkhior
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Redire - Get the Old iOS 5 Camera Button Back On iOS 5.1 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      If YOU read the thread correctly youd already know that someone pointed that out. Enjoy

    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      I'd hate to revive an old thread, but on 5.1.1, this tweak does get rid of the grabber, however it makes the button always visible, and the text is not customizable...anyone know of any other tweaks that actually make the lock screen camera exactly how it used to be on 5.0.x? I'd love any help!
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      I have a solution. today in cydia a tweak called 'nocameragrabber' got released, and, well does what it says. thanks for your guys' help
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      just jumped to 5.1.1 and looked into this tweak, since i'm not a fan of the grabber always being there, but as keenpois0n said, it makes the button always visible, and to me that's basically the same as having the grabber.

      is there something that makes it exactly like 5.0, where you have to double tap on the lockscreen to bring the camera button? "nogameragrabber" totally removes it but doesn't have the double tap for camera.