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  • [Review] Unfold - A Neat Folding Animation for Unlocking iOS


    iOS' slide to unlock feature has been nice while it lasted, but it’s time to bring some new unlocking animations to iOS. A really nice, new animation can be found for free in Cydia today, dubbed Unfold by iOS developer Jonas Gessner. The tweak will make it so you can fold your lock screen and see all of SpringBoard’s contents under the unfolding animation. The animation is smooth and beautiful and works with any iOS 5 devices except for the iPad, however the developer hints via Cydia that iPad support could be on the horizon.

    Unfold does completely away with the slide to unlock bar, and replaces it with just an arrow followed by text saying, “fold to unlock.” Swiping along the text will begin the unfold animation, and you can drag it back to its original position to cancel the unlocking of iOS. Unfold works completely with lock screen tweaks such as Ori Kadosh’s Camera Grabber for iOS 5 and also Intelliborn’s IntelliScreenX.



    If you are using a pass code for iOS, the animation will display a pass code input screen under the fold instead of your SpringBoard. This is good since it doesn't mess with the animation of the tweak and it continues to have the security you would expect from iOS. The tweak works either when applications are open or when you are on your home screen, as whatever you have opened will appear under the fold as the animation takes place.

    The tweak doesn’t have any options to configure as installing it will immediately put the animation into effect. The only way to discontinue the animation is by uninstalling the tweak. Since Unfold is a free jailbreak tweak and the animation is just drop-dead gorgeous, we would have to recommend this tweak for anyone that likes adding a little bit of style to their iOS device.

    Name: Unfold
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 5, iPhone or iPod touch
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Jonas Gessner
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: Jonas Gessner
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Unfold - A Neat Folding Animation for Unlocking iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
      If you have an alarm set in the clock this tweak becomes a pain in the rear. You have to turn your phone off to stop it.
      Yup, same thing happened to me. Even with the beta.
    1. Krima's Avatar
      Krima -
      A simple way around the alarm issue is to just tap the snooze and then slide to unlock. Then u can go into the app and turn it off. No need to restart phone.
    1. mcdad03's Avatar
      mcdad03 -
      Slick. Works Fine for me in 5.01.
    1. driftzorz's Avatar
      driftzorz -
      Doesn't work for me! It will unfold but I don't see my SB in the background just black till I fully unfold.
    1. iGamers's Avatar
      iGamers -
      I was actually working on creating this, I had most of the functionality down, but couldn't get it to actually appear to be folding, kudos to the developer, I still need a lot to learn about coding, it sucks that he beat me to it though haha
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Seems to interfere with Intelliscreen X. By this I mean that the widgets window stays pulled down after unlocking, requiring the widget to be dismissed. Effectively, with Intelliscreen x running this adds another step to get to the springboard. If this could be fixed I would be in love. Looks smooth and very nice. I'd even pay a buck for it.
    1. dartan25's Avatar
      dartan25 -
      Looked / Looks REALLY Nice ... But I put it on my 4s 5.0.1 IOS when I also had andriodlock on it and now NONE of my icons/apps open ... How can I remove this if I can't open anything? ... HELP!
    1. Krima's Avatar
      Krima -
      Restart your phone while holding the up volume button. This will disable tweaks and let u launch cydia and delete the troubled tweak. Let me know if this works.
    1. dartan25's Avatar
      dartan25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dartan25 View Post
      Looked / Looks REALLY Nice ... But I put it on my 4s 5.0.1 IOS when I also had andriodlock on it and now NONE of my icons/apps open ... How can I remove this if I can't open anything? ... HELP!
      Fixed it ... I used Ifunbox to access my phone and did a search for "unfold"... located 2 files called "Unfold.dylib" & "Unfold.plist" in "raw.../Library/applicationsupport/unfold

      I copied them to my PC then deleted them fom the phone ... re-booted and all was good ... I had access to my icons/apps again! :-) ... I then removed androidlock (via cydia) and re-installed unfold and all works like it should!
    1. KabutoCub's Avatar
      KabutoCub -
      Sad.

      Had to uninstall it. Not compatible with Dashboard X. All the widgets disappeared. Added the repo, updated to beta, and STILL, all widgets disappeared.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Really nice tweak. Had to uninstall though. Won't work with dashboardx, and did anyone else notice it takes 50mb memory? I've still got the iPhone 4, so that's a little rich for my phone. Great job though, will keep an eye out for updates!

      Quote Originally Posted by Krima View Post
      Restart your phone while holding the up volume button. This will disable tweaks and let u launch cydia and delete the troubled tweak. Let me know if this works.
      Does that bring the springboard up in "safe mode"?
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      My only complaint is the random black screen when you unlock. Sometimes it shows the home page sometimes it takes a second. I managed to get it to fold from the bottom up but I'll stick with move2unlock for now.
    1. joehowes's Avatar
      joehowes -
      Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
      If you have an alarm set in the clock this tweak becomes a pain in the rear. You have to turn your phone off to stop it.
      If you use the volume button up or down it snoozes / stops the alarm, then just turn it off in the app.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Downloaded it..Will give it a Try.
    1. PowerCamStudio's Avatar
      PowerCamStudio -
      interesting
    1. tlc1217's Avatar
      tlc1217 -
      I hate how the alarm doesn't turn off when u unfold. May have to uninstall just for that reason alone :/
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Beautifull little toy. drew a few looks from store personnel in Germany!
      Thanks alot!

      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Darn. Not working for me. Hangs up when you start to unfold.
      works fine for me. running 5.0.1 iphone 4!

      Thanks for making this!
      unklbyl
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      It does not unlock while in landscape orientation.
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      I love this tweak, but not the sound. Would the dev please tell us where to find the necessary folder so that I can tweak it? Thanks in advance.
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      The only thing I don't like is it replaced my custom slider. Any way to get around that?