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    Default Locktopus : Password Protect Your Apps [Review]
    Some Apps Are Just Meant To Be Private



    Let's face it, there is a lot of personal information that we cram into our iDevices. Contacts, notes, social networking accounts, email, photos, you name it. All of which could potentially be hijacked or viewed from someone who manages to spend a few seconds on your iDevice. It happens; a friend who is perhaps interested in your iPhone asks if he can take a look, but your hesitant to hand it over, at the risk of leaving something available for him/her to accidentally open. But what if you could have the confidence in knowing that what you want to be kept private, will indeed stay private.

    Enter Locktopus. The most slick, tightly integrated, App Protection your iDevice has ever seen. Best of all it's compatible with the ALL devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod), and firmware 3.x up to iOS 4.0.1.

    What makes Locktopus unique is that unlike other apps which require you to respring for changes, Locktopus will allow you to lock your apps by simply tapping the bottom left corner of the app while it's in "wiggly mode". (That's when you press and hold an app to rearrange them.) You will see a red lock appear indicating the app is now locked. Tap your home button to exit wiggly mode and your ready to go.

    Once everything is locked the way you'd like it, your apps will ask for a password before launching. The default password can be changed in the Settings preferences. The default is "password".

    Not only is it easy to activate, but it's just as easy to deactivate. Simply tap to turn the lock icon off. You will be prompted for the password again in order to disable a locked app. Forget the hassle of respringing and re-opening apps over and over again.

    Use lock toggles in wiggle mode
    The default password is: password
    Change the password from Settings app
    Forget your password? Reinstall this extension with Cydia. If you locked Cydia, you must disable this extension with SBSettings, or by manually renaming or removing it via SSH. Upon the doing so, you can open Cydia and reinstall. Contact the authors if you need further assistance.
    The design and implementation is so natural that it feels as though this is part of the iOS 4. But where Apple can't, John Heaton and Coleman Stavish have, this giving us the incredibly smooth, Locktopus, available in Cydia now, for only $2.00.

    Hands down, Locktopus is THE BEST app protection software you can get for your Jailbroken iDevice.

    Locktopus is created by John Heaton (@gojohnnyboi) and Coleman Stavish (@c_axis)


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    Good app but 2 dollars. There are apps in Cydia that do this for free.

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    or for protecting your porn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandale View Post
    Good app but 2 dollars. There are apps in Cydia that do this for free.
    But none of them do it as well as Locktopus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandale View Post
    Good app but 2 dollars. There are apps in Cydia that do this for free.
    Lol your missing the point. There is some extra work that has gone into Locktopus, thus making it seamless really. Worth every bit for the hassle free setup.

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    What about Lockdown on cydia

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    Does this work on the iPad or is there something that will do this for the iPad?

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    You said its easy to deactivate just tap to unlock. My question is does it ask for the password when unlocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel_Dan View Post
    Does this work on the iPad or is there something that will do this for the iPad?
    Yes it will work on the iPad. It will work on all devices.

    Quote Originally Posted by smh7233 View Post
    You said its easy to deactivate just tap to unlock. My question is does it ask for the password when unlocking?
    Yes it does ask for the password when you try to "unlock" the lock. lol
    Last edited by Nick Hesson; 08-10-2010 at 05:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post
    or for protecting your porn
    Amen to you brother.

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    Lockdown is not compatible on iOS 4.0+, nor has the developer confirmed there will be an update for it
    Don't forget to hit the thanks button if you liked what I said or did

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    You could always say no if someone asks to see your iphone. wtf? there seems to be several things in cydia that don't work with 4.0 or 4.0.1 I am not talking about themes. Themes works.
    Last edited by mikerlx; 08-10-2010 at 06:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smh7233 View Post
    You said its easy to deactivate just tap to unlock. My question is does it ask for the password when unlocking?
    Yes, otherwise anyone could unlock anything you had locked, thus defeating the "secure" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post



    Yes it does ask for the password when you try to "unlock" the lock. lol

    Thanks. I assumed it would but you didn't really mention so i Just wanted to make sure before i bought it.

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    iprotect on ios4 is still better IMO
    iElegance Pro HD, can't wait!!!!!!

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    I really want this, but are there any other options that are similar to this app?

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    iProtect does all this. And doesn't reveal which apps are locked, prompting a suspicious gf/wife to ask,"why does this icon have a lock next to it?"

    PS-iProtect is hassle free, no respringing. Only difference is the key entry, iProtect is numerical.

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    Nice app..but I wish I could switch from a keyboard to numbers like the lockscreen :/


    Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
    Lockdown is not compatible on iOS 4.0+, nor has the developer confirmed there will be an update for it
    Developer said lockdown pro is coming out but it's gonna cost, not free like the first one

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    Quote Originally Posted by plnkeye21 View Post
    iProtect does all this. And doesn't reveal which apps are locked, prompting a suspicious gf/wife to ask,"why does this icon have a lock next to it?"

    PS-iProtect is hassle free, no respringing. Only difference is the key entry, iProtect is numerical.
    Downloading now...

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    You can still get to Photos if you don't lock the camera app >.<

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