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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. ThaNatrix's Avatar
      ThaNatrix -
      Causes serious blank icon issues. I liked it but uninstalled it to avoid the headache.
    1. minibikemike's Avatar
      minibikemike -
      This app would be great if it actually worked!
    1. studlyspudly's Avatar
      studlyspudly -
      I really like the tweak, but without being able to disable an alarm clock easily with slide/fold action, I'm going to have to pass. It's too bad, I was really liking this tweak. Devs, take note!
    1. bootloader's Avatar
      bootloader -
      adding a disable button in settings would be nice
    1. doggone1's Avatar
      doggone1 -
      Hi is there anyway tyo change the fold to unlock text ive changed the arrow icon but cant change the text
    1. dartan25's Avatar
      dartan25 -
      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.
      Just saw your post... even though I got it fixed I tried your method and YES that does appear to disable the tweek. Question - What else is disabled with this method? Is this a form of "safe mode"?
    1. jjh76's Avatar
      jjh76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by studlyspudly View Post
      I really like the tweak, but without being able to disable an alarm clock easily with slide/fold action, I'm going to have to pass. It's too bad, I was really liking this tweak. Devs, take note!
      Same here, love the tweak but cannot use because you cant turn off the alarm
    1. budsalinger's Avatar
      budsalinger -
      Dont use this if you like to turn off your alarm clock. You'll have to respring or reboot to turn off an alarm.
    1. happypup6969's Avatar
      happypup6969 -
      Love this, but it bypasses my lock screen password screen. What am I doing wrong? I can't use if I can't keep my phone locked with a password...
    1. GooseG's Avatar
      GooseG -
      Quote Originally Posted by dartan25 View Post
      Just saw your post... even though I got it fixed I tried your method and YES that does appear to disable the tweek. Question - What else is disabled with this method? Is this a form of "safe mode"?
      It completely disables mobile substrate. It's almost as if you never jail broke. Almost. Cydia is still there and usable

      I get a black screen when unlocking 😥 Obly time I don't is immediately after a respring. Any fixes?
    1. lee3272's Avatar
      lee3272 -
      works fine on 3gs no problems yet
    1. mrmyco's Avatar
      mrmyco -
      on ipod touch 4g..completely eats up all my ram, ridiculous
      good tweak though lol ( im an origami fanatic )
    1. gotzaiPhone's Avatar
      gotzaiPhone -
      I'm having an issue now that when I unlock, I'm still seeing intelliscreenX on the springboard for a second and it also frets out my weather widget on the first page of my springboard. The widget (from dashboardX) still works, but looks like if someone was pushing it down. This is on version 1.0.1
    1. neous's Avatar
      neous -
      New update fixed the black screen problem. I love this tweak coz other tweaks doesn't capture app screen. When you unlock you will see the home screen before goes to app. One things irritated me is that it replaces custom slider. Anyone figure it out how to remove the shadow in slider area?