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03-27-2012, 03:58 PM #1
[Review] Camera Grabber for iOS 5 - iOS 5.1-Like Grabber on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1
When iOS 5.1 was launched, one of the cool new features was the ability to grab the camera icon and slide upward to launch the Camera application instead of having to double-press the home button and then tap on the camera button. This new launching Style feels almost Zephyr-like and a lot of people liked it.
Unfortunately, iOS 5.1 is not jailbreakable on newer devices and any A4 or older devices excluding the old bootrom iPhone 3GS still have only a tethered jailbreak. That being said, if you wanted this new camera-launching feature on your iDevice, you were out of luck. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Camera Grabber for iOS 5 by iOS developer Ori Kadosh brings the iOS 5.1 camera grabber on the lock screen to iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 so everyone can enjoy the camera-launching fun.
Looking at the camera grabber from this tweak and comparing it to the iOS 5.1 counterpart, it is extremely hard to discern the difference. There is a noticeable difference in the size of the slide to unlock text in the unlock slider, and the Apple version of the camera grabber has slightly different shading. Besides these minor differences, most people without a comparison would not be able to tell the difference.
Launching the Camera application via Ori’s custom camera grabber is as smooth as butter and is more convenient than having to press the home button twice and then tap the camera button. If you have wanted this feature on your iDevice, but didn’t want to lose your iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, then this tweak is for you. It does not work on the iPad. It’s free, so give it a shot!
Name: Camera Grabber for iOS 5
Requirements: iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1, iPhone or iPod touch
Developer: Ori Kadosh
Editor's Rating: 4/5
Sources: Ori Kadosh
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 03-27-2012 at 04:25 PM.
03-27-2012, 04:35 PM #2
Just got it. Works awesome.
03-27-2012, 04:40 PM #3
cool. Probably the only reason i'd update
By the way, Im sure this has been asked before, but where did you get your wallpaper?
Last edited by iPod; 03-27-2012 at 04:56 PM.
03-27-2012, 05:17 PM #4
03-27-2012, 05:25 PM #5
03-27-2012, 05:26 PM #6
I was hoping someone would do this... seemed simple enough but I know nothing.. Thank you very much Ori! I just installed it and it works great!
03-27-2012, 05:30 PM #7
Where can I find that background used in the picture?
03-27-2012, 06:16 PM #8
03-27-2012, 06:17 PM #9
Very nice tweak!!!
03-27-2012, 06:21 PM #10
Agree, will download this oneIf my post was good, click the button in my post
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03-27-2012, 06:23 PM #11
too bad i cant install it on my IPhone 4s and i dont even have any apps(jailbreak) installed on this phone....WTH
03-27-2012, 06:30 PM #12
03-27-2012, 06:41 PM #13
A nice feature update would be the ability to use other camera apps such as camera+
03-27-2012, 07:16 PM #14
i'm guessing this doesn't work with other iPhone camera apps like Camera+ or Camera Awesome. That would make me get it. Hate the stock Apple camera app.
03-27-2012, 07:20 PM #15
Just downloaded after reading this article. It's awesome, makes it so much easier to capture funny moments quicker.
03-27-2012, 07:31 PM #16
03-27-2012, 10:08 PM #17
It works great but will be obsolete soon
03-27-2012, 10:42 PM #18
I don't like it I want a tweak to remove the stupid camera from the slide to unlock and put it with double click like iOS 5.0.1 and below
03-27-2012, 10:43 PM #19
Nice I like it thanks for making it free
03-27-2012, 10:54 PM #20
why do i not see this on my repo / in cydia? ????