Camera Grabber for iOS 5 video walkthrough

By , Mar 29, 2012

One of the biggest features of iOS 5.1 is the new Lock screen camera functionality. In fact, we dedicated a post and video exclusively to the new Lock screen camera.

The problem is this; if you’re one of the many that wishes to maintain an untethered jailbreak, you can’t enjoy the fruits of Apple’s labor. This is because the 5.1 update kills your untethered jailbreak.

That’s where Camera Grabber for iOS 5 comes into play. This is a jailbreak tweak that allows pre-5.1 devices to enjoy the same Lock screen camera functionality as iOS 5.1 users.

How does it work? Check inside for the answer…

To use Camera Grabber, you must be on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1. It will not work on pre-iOS 5.0 firmware.

Once installed, simply go to your Lock screen, and test out the new Lock screen camera. It literally works exactly the same as iOS 5.1. There are few discrepancies with the font size on the “slide to unlock” bar, but besides that it’s pretty spot on.

Even better is the fact that Camera Grabber is freely available on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. This is an excellent way to enjoy Apple’s new features without compromising your jailbreak.

What do you think?

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  • Anonymous

    in iOS 5.1 you can also swipe from the top to bottom and the lock screen appears again. unfortenately that’s not implemented into Camera Grabber.

    • Hopefully he implements it! Would be great!

  • Anonymous

    this also works if you’ve hidden your unlock bar, just swipe upwards from the right side of the screen ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The swiping gesture doesn’t work for me. It just works as a camera button. iPhone 4S iOS5.0.1

    • Anonymous

      I have the same problem! iPhone 4s 5.0.1

    • Anonymous

      I’m on iPhone 4S 5.0.1 and it works fine for me. Maybe there’s a conflict with some other tweak you have.

    • Anonymous

      I’m on iPhone 4S 5.0.1 and it works fine for me. Maybe there’s a conflict with some other tweak you have.

    • Clifford Bareng

      Swiping wont work for me if AndroidLock is installed

      • Anonymous

        Oh I also have AndroidLock..hopefully they fix the conflict

      • So that’s the reason why it doesn’t work.

  • Dan

    nice will get this

  • Dan

    nice will get this

  • Sliding it up takes me to the Camera app. Nice
    But swiping back down doesnt return to lockscreen like in 5.1.
    thanks for the effort guys.

  • Kevin Tobola

    I noticed that this tweak interferes with the tweak called SlideToMod which gives you the ability to put a custom label on the slide bar on the lock screen where it usually says slide to unlock. I currently have my custom label set to say MFK DGAF. When Camera Grabber is installed the custom label on the lock screen’s slider now says Slide to MFK DGAF.

  • u cant customize the slide to unlock text if u install this tweak.

  • Anonymous

    download junowallet giftcards from the appstore
    enter the invitation code: IV913523
    and you can win 10$ or 20$ dollar worth itunes giftcards’ depends on your luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’s keeps saying it depends on iOS 5.1

  • It’s not working for me, in 5.1 you swipe up the camera icon, in my iPhone 4s 5.01 I just have to tap can’t swipe how to fix?

  • Love this tweak. I also changed my 3g statusbar icon to 4g. Its like being on 5.1 without all the nonesense and my 4S is still jailbroken. Good work on this one.

  • This doesn’t seem compatible with the messages+ app from IntelliscreenX. When I install this my “send” button is greyed out and I cannot send a text message from my home screen. I uninstall it and it works fine again. Boo.

  • This tweak is not compatible with StealthCam! Sad.

  • David Nguyen

    this tweak doesnnt work for me when i have passcode lock on

    like when u slide up and use camera then press home button it doesnt bring me to the passcode entry screen just goes black

  • Anonymous

    Does any body know how to jailbreak the iPod 4g 5.1? Iv been trying to jailbreak my iPod for a couple of months now but I just can’t get it. ๐Ÿ™

  • Anonymous

    How do u jailbreak ur iPod touch 4g 5.1.

  • Says same to me as well depends on 5.1