[Review] NoPowerDown - Disable iOS' Power Down Interface
If you are tired of people turning off your iOS device on you, then a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed NoPowerDown
by iOS developer CoolStar will disable the ‘slide to power off’ feature of iOS so that your device cannot be powered down via the stock iOS interface. Unforunately, power down add-ons such as Siri extensions and SBSettings options will still allow the device to power down.
Since all the tweak does is hide the ‘slide to power off’ slider from the user (shown above), the user can still toggle the power down interface by holding down the sleep button on the top of the device, however instead of a ‘slide to power off’ slider, the user will only be accompanied by a Cancel button.
The tweak was ultimately made to help resist turning your device off if you have a tethered jailbreak, where the iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.1.1 jailbreaks for the A4 devices are currently tethered. Since the power down interface is disabled with this tweak, people that use your device and don’t understand the facts about a tethered jailbreak won’t force you into a state where you can’t use your jailbreak until you boot tethered by powering it off.
Since NoPowerDown only focuses on the stock power down interface, a good improvement for the tweak in the future would be the ability to keep the device from powering off entirely unless the battery drains. This would fail-proof the tethered jailbreak from ever being tampered with by anyone using the device. The tweak is free, so if the stock iOS power down interface is the only way you have on your device to power off, then this tweak could be worth your time if you are running a tethered jailbreak.