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01-02-2012, 03:55 PM #1
[Review] AppLocker 2 Going Live In Cydia Tonight!
AppLocker is an iOS security system for your applications and much more.
Are you one who loves keeping your iDevice so airtight that not even some of the best iPhone tinkerers can figure out how to get into your stuff? The iOS pass code is a great way to secure your iPhone, but it doesn't exactly offer pristine protection all across your device and figuring a four digit pass code isn't particularly hard to do. If you use the complex option, all someone needs to do is look over your shoulder and they know how to get full access to your iPhone. So, why not add some protective measures even beyond the pass code? Today we will be looking at Applocker 2, the replacement for Applocker which we reviewed at this link.
Applocker 2 is a free update for all Applocker owners, but if you didn't buy Applocker then unfortunately you'll need to pay full price for Applocker 2. Applocker 2 is made by a great iOS developer known as Ori Kadosh. This application is extensive and offers you security protection from unwanted hands all across the seams of iOS. It can provide security for your applications, folders, and much more. But, as we all like to hear, Applocker 2 actually adds security for even more places than Applocker did. You can take a look at the image above to see what has changed in Applocker 2 from Applocker.
With the new Applocker 2, you can lock the device from being tampered with when your iDevice goes into 'jiggle' (app deletion/moving) mode, where the application will show either a green or a red lock; red indicating locked and green indicating unlocked. You can also set Applocker 2 to disable itself on a certain Wi-Fi network. In case you were wondering how that would be useful, you can set it so that when you go on your own Wi-Fi network at home, Applocker 2 will be disabled so that you can use your device regularly. When you go out in public or to friends' houses, where your iDevice might be funked with, Applocker 2 will detect that you're not connected to your home Wi-Fi and activate its features again. It is a pretty cool feature if you ask me; you can see the setting in the screenshot below where you enter your Wi-Fi network name:
Applocker 2 takes iOS 5 locking to the next level, allowing you to lock notification banners. Additionally, you can keep people from accessing your Camera Roll photographs through the Camera application with that Camera Roll button at the bottom left which means that your photos will be kept private. With Applocker 2, you can lock up to 5 SpringBoard folders in the settings. You will need to type out the names of the folders exactly as they appear for Applocker 2 to recognize them. The entire Applocker 2 changelog can be read from this link. If you're ever worried that while using Applocker 2 that you might forget what your Applocker 2 password was, Ori included a feature that lets you invoke a password reset which requires that you enter a personal phrase and get it right. After you do that, your password will be reset to 1234:
Applocker 2 has been completely re-written from scratch and isn't just a minor enhancement to the original Applocker. The settings application is much cleaner - showing less clutter and much easier to understand organization. Performance has also been enhanced for older devices. Functionality that mirrors a jailbreak tweak known as KickLock, by developer Pathkiller29, has been integrated into Applocker 2. Applocker 2, once installed, doesn't put any icons on your home screen, instead you have the settings cell in the Settings application. It's compatible with iOS 4 and iOS 5 and it can be enabled and disabled on demand. I think that Applocker 2 is the best iOS lock application on the market - selling for a great price and offering amazing functionality that includes what Applocker was capable of and then extending it to unmatched milestones.
Here is a video demo from Ori Kadosh:
Here's a little about Ori Kadosh, the developer behind Applocker 2:
Anthony: Tell us in about a paragraph a little about yourself; include how you became a developer.
Ori: I'm a high school student from Israel. I guess I became a developer when I found out that I want to create stuff. Most of what I've created was on a need basis (just like Applocker). I started learning when I was very young; long before the iPhone. I've made stuff on several different platforms using various languages. I started as a Flash (yes, Flash, the thing that the iPhone doesn't support) developer; I still love making flash games (even though I have some mixed feelings about the current status of flash).
Developer: Ori Kadosh
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
What do you think about Applocker 2? Will you consider buying this great security application? Share in the comments!
Sources: Ori Kadosh
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-02-2012 at 10:21 PM.
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01-02-2012, 04:06 PM #2
for a buck...yes...don't even have to wait for the cracked version
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01-02-2012, 04:09 PM #3
When are people going to stop wasting money on these "security" tweaks? These are only as strong as MobileSubstrate and once MS is disabled (aka "safe mode") your "airtight" security has been breached and rendered useless.
(it's quite easy to send a phone to safe mode, either via SBSettings or SSH or causing a springboard crash "by mistake")
01-02-2012, 04:10 PM #4
01-02-2012, 04:14 PM #5
Oh come on I was only giving examples; there are a myriad of ways to disable MS. Even if it happens by mistake, all it takes is one accidental SB crash to breach your phone. All this is good for is to keep non tech savvy people out.
Oh and you don't need root SSH access to execute this command
and then respring, voila SafeMode
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01-02-2012, 04:45 PM #6
Ah, I hope they will add the toggle for SBSettings. Shall be a great alternative to Lockdown Pro, anyhow.
01-02-2012, 04:47 PM #7
I'll definitely give this tweak a try
01-02-2012, 04:50 PM #8
He should take out the auto correct when typing the "phrase".
01-02-2012, 04:55 PM #9
It's fine for everyday use - please Pod2g get the 4s jailbreak out it's torture seeing all these cool tweaks and I'm stuck on regular ios5 it's boring me already
01-02-2012, 05:51 PM #10
Oh yeah...................I'm so buying this.....................If only the interface was as perfected as Lockdown Pro was...............that tweak was truly flawless................Even would ask for a pass code when switching via Multifl0w (if session locking was not enabled).
Which no other app locking tweak does................
I have tried all of them and every single one had a flaw where i could access a locked app without the pass code......Even AppLocker.........Usually these flaws lie in opening an app from a link............
For example a website link in an email. If you tap on the link...Safari will open...........But if locked..........it would still open.....One thing every single app locking tweak has over looked........except for Lockdown Pro.............I really wish ipodtouchmaster (the Dev of Lockdown Pro) would update is tweak, or at least let us people that bought his tweak know if there will be an update or not. Makes me very mad.
At least give us some piece of mind damn it!
01-02-2012, 06:04 PM #11
Why are they showing this on the 4s, a currently unjailbreakable phone?
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01-02-2012, 09:58 PM #18
how in the hell do you reset the password. Apparently I turned the protection without setting a password. Now I can't even changed the settings. There should at least be a default password or something. This sucks
01-02-2012, 10:11 PM #19
I see some (legit) concerns about Applocker 2's functionality.
Being the developer of Applocker I'm here to address them:
If you're afraid of someone just turning off Applocker from the SBSettings 'More' menu, just lock the SBSettings app and turn 'Post App Launch' on. This way there's no way of gaining access to the SBSettings More menu without your password.
As for launching apps with Multif0w, Applocker 2 is even compatible with that, and in fact, every Cydia tweak out there that launches app (Zephyr, SBSettings' dock). Just use the 'Post App Launch' locking mechanism and your apps are totally safe.
If you have more question of this sort, feel free to email me from Cydia - I answer all of my emails almost immediately.
Have a nice day,
01-03-2012, 12:14 AM #20