When it comes to the matter of iOS devices, security and privacy are matters that are hard to overlook. It may not necessarily be from the hands of a thief or a stranger but it could be from a nosey relative or friend who's always keen on tinkering with your iOS device. Sure, you can use the iOS pass code function to secure your device but it doesn't hurt to have an extra layer of security. If you consider yourself a security junkie, then you need to check out today's featured upcoming jailbreak tweak.
The name of the jailbreak tweak is called Applocker 2 from developer Ori Kadosh. As you can see, this is actually an updated version of a not-so-new tweak that's currently available in Cydia. As its name implies, Applocker gives you an added security layer by giving you an option to lock specific apps, folders and more. This is a great way keep your apps and content secured from people who likes to tinker with your phone.
But what can you expect from the new Applocker? Applocker 2 is a free update for those who have already bought the previous (current) version. The developer has made sure to pack in more features in Applocker 2 and not just addressing the iOS 5 compatibility issue. For starters, the tweak will now be able to automatically disable / enable itself when you are on a certain WiFi network. How will this be useful? For example, you can set the tweak to disable itself when you are on your own WiFi network at home. Then when you are in public or other people's WiFi network, Applocker will be enabled. It is a pretty neat feature if you ask me.
Applocker 2 has been fully optimized to work with iOS 5. The tweak is now capable of locking notification banners. If you do want people snooping on your photos, you can have this tweak lock your Camera Roll. For the complete list of changes, refer to this pastie link. And while you're at it, you can watch the Applocker demo video below:
Applocker is supposedly going live in Cydia today, so by the time you have read this, it should be available in Cydia for the reasonable price of $0.99.
Before you can use this neat jailbreak tweak, you need to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken. For those who have installed the iOS 4.3.5 IPSW, you can use our Redsn0w tethered guide. But if it is an untethered jailbreak is what you are after, go ahead and download the iOS 4.3.3 IPSW and restore to it. Then feel free to use one of the following tools: Redsn0w / Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool / JailbreakMe. For the latest iOS 5.0.1 firmware however, refer to our iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak guide. [via ModMyi]