Upcoming jailbreak tweak allows you to fold your Lock screen to unlock your iPhone

By , May 20, 2012

A few days ago, Russian freelance designer, Anton Kudin, created a new “fold to unlock” concept for the iPhone. Needless to say, his concept turned out to be a pretty big hit.

Unsurprisingly, given the history of the jailbreak community’s fast turnaround time, Kudin’s concept has been turned into a reality.

This afternoon I had the privilege to sit down and test out an unreleased version of Unfold, a new jailbreak tweak from German jailbreak developer Jonas Gessner. Unfold, as you might have guessed, is a usable implementation of the fold to unlock concept.

Want to see Unfold in action? Then step right inside…

Once installed, Unfold simply works. It doesn’t require any settings configuration, and it plays nice with iOS’ passcode security feature. Unfold is a solid implementation of an interesting concept, and it’s sure to make anyone unfamiliar with jailbreaking do a double take.

As stated, Unfold is still in development, but it’s slated to be released in the very near future for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

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  • http://twitter.com/Lamonorazer Eren Özcan


  • http://www.facebook.com/amcolash Andrew McOlash

    Awesome and yet very simple. Love it

  • http://twitter.com/costee Nagy Konstantin

    Will this work with Winterboard and Intelliscreen X?

    • http://twitter.com/christodouluke Luke Christodoulou

      I don’t see why not, what has it even got to do with isx?
      I want to know if it’ll work with camera grabber.

    • Anonymous

      I would like to know as well. Does this only work on the stock Apple unlock screen? Or does it work with custom winterboard unlock screens as well(Weather Elements)?

  • http://twitter.com/BUSfromRUS Alexander Buskin

    Brilliant overall but I think developer should do something with invisible status bar.

    • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas Ullbrand


  • http://www.facebook.com/Gielkonink Giel Konink

    i also wanna pay for it it look awesome !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gielkonink Giel Konink

    i HOPE iPad also supported

    • http://twitter.com/iLifeTouch iLifeTouch

      We have built his for iPad as well

    • http://twitter.com/iLifeTouch iLifeTouch

      We have built his for iPad as well

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    Needs the springboard pages to fold as well when swiping across

  • http://twitter.com/BUSfromRUS Alexander Buskin

    That awkward moment when shitty tweaks cost +3$ but great tweaks are free.

  • http://twitter.com/ShaXdoW Moh’d Salim

    Really sweet, but the first thing came to mind is what about the camera button? It is one of my most used features,
    It would be really nice if you ‘fold up’ for the camera app!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002687066731 Ricky Stott

      yes i aggree im only goning to use it if i can get quick acess to my camera :/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001523499614 Aron van den Herik

        I hope to see something like folding the screen up for the camera, like you’d do on iOS 5.1, but with the folding effect, without the button of course.

  • Anonymous

    One word; beautiful. I love it.

  • http://twitter.com/ShaXdoW Moh’d Salim

    Same here, camera grabber. :)

  • Max Katzmann

    That’s the kind of stuff I jailbreak for!!

  • http://twitter.com/PedroTobarC Pedro Tobar C

    I use LockSliderz, I wonder if this tweak will play nice with that tweak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donhillyan Donhill Yan

    how where u able to get it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595420643 Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Wow, this is so awsome 😀 make it compatible with the camera grabber, and I’m sold ! Haha 😉

  • http://www.imaxforiphone.co.cc/ McMichael96

    This is awesome looking! I wish their was more “fun” tweaks like this.

  • http://twitter.com/q8nationblog Q8nation

    looks awesome need to test it out later
    P.S jeff please don’t review upcoming jailbreak tweaks . your making us suffer lool

  • http://www.youtube.com/Tr1pTr0p Tr1pTr0p

    iUnlock also features unlock animations and it is not compatible with mathalarm. Can someone confirm whether this one is compatible with it?

  • http://twitter.com/Asad_1nfam0us ᗩsad ᔕhahab (Wild ᗩ)

    Can you send us te file to install it? ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/Urvaksh Urvaksh

    Awesome tweak. Hope it’ll work with Lockinfo.

    • http://twitter.com/SomaXD somaxd

      hoping it will work with lockinfo as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531547859 Habib Ullah Khan


  • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

    My first thought was will it work with camera grabber but it was quickly followed by my second thought of who cares about camera grabber, 5.1.1 jb will be released “in a matter of days” :o)

    • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas Ullbrand

      Exactly, in witch case it doesent matter

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniellflores Daniel Flores

    Will this work with stride? Looks amazing 😀

    • http://twitter.com/SgtSmackSmith Johnny 2Balls adidas

      my question exactly

  • http://twitter.com/Protocol_L Tyler Ladner

    Hope it will be out in time for 5.1.1 untether!

  • http://twitter.com/Punjabi_Eyes ☬P.Singh☬

    To many quetions but no Answer. The Developers should also come to the IDB to Answer all the quetions, no?

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  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck willie

    Sadly, the camera function is not there

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaz.shoghian Shahrouz Shoghian

    I hope this will work.. or eventually work with the camera always being on.. (aka compatible with sprintomize) Awesome tweak idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mytam Ming Tam

    I will buy it for a buck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.hong3 Kim Hong

    great tweak i love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amith-Surana/1248756621 Amith Surana

    would love to use it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gielkonink Giel Konink

    i keep refreshing my cydia xD

  • http://twitter.com/kemkemJOP ♚☭♞♞☭♚

    I dont like edges hence the Unfold …smooth transition is cooler

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXQQP3XQ5DPW5D2D6F3CT3VB54 mark

    think this look better for ipad

  • http://twitter.com/NaturaLDiva87 Miss Chrissy

    I cant wait til the new jailbreak so I can get this tweak on my iphone!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QIBYH67ZM4JZZ2TNZWKSTKNQJI Justin

    i can’t wait to have it:)

  • http://twitter.com/SgtSmackSmith Johnny 2Balls adidas

    does it work with stride???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003242081217 Michael Vhan Patrick

    i want it *w*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003242081217 Michael Vhan Patrick

    DAT tweak

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000477357100 Ariel Goldman

    is there a release date?

  • Anonymous

    this is cool! can’t wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/albert.tiao Albert Tiao

    I can’t find it in Cydia store.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    this is very cool, i could easily see apple stealing the idea and implementing in into something like IOS 6.

  • Anonymous

    I want it.

  • http://twitter.com/j__ferraz José Ferraz

    Installed it from cydia but has two major problems:

    One, wich renders it almost unusable is that when unlocked it jumps to spotlight and not to homescreen.

    The second one is that even with the unlock sound set to off in settings it will play the unlock sound when unlocked…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724471998 Eleazar Resendez


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467014738 Richard Salazar

    This works great with IF FOUND app.

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