Unfold — the popular jailbreak tweak that brings an accordion style unlocking animation to your iPhone — is being updated with new features, including a new vertical unlock animation.

Unfold 2.0, due soon on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free, is an update that brings new features to an already solid jailbreak tweak. Developer, Jonas Gessner, provided us with a preview copy of Unfold 2.0 to try for ourselves. Take a look inside for a video walkthrough showcasing what we found…

The new vertical mode worked just as you might imagine. Instead of a horizontal accordion style, the effect is designed to work vertically up towards the status bar.

There’s also a new provision to select the number of slices that appear in the unfold effect. You can choose as little as one, for a outwardly swinging window effect, all the way up to ten for an extreme accordion effect.

Lastly, there’s a section for customizing the text on the lock screen. By default it reads “unfold to unlock”, but you can alter it to say anything you want.

Unfold is a pretty generous offering from the developer. He could have likely charged upwards of $2.00, and still had quite a few legitimate customers, but instead decided to provide his work free of charge. It’d be one thing if this was a half baked tweak, but it’s not; it’s really well designed, stable from my testing, and it looks good to boot.

What do you think about Unfold 2.0? Are you anticipating trying it?

  • The best thing about this tweak is that you don’t have to respring for changes to take affect.

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  • Pedro Fernandez

    Is it working good with dashboard X?
    That’s why I uninstalled it. It gets very slow when you put widgets at the springboard

  • 1337lolzorz

    I like to remove the slide knob and text so that the strip where you slide is blank. Looks pretty cool.

  • I used to get a crash and respiring because of Unfold. When i had appstore open in the main screen, and the device was locked, after unlocking it with unfold my phone simply resprung. I hope the dev fixed this issue, because it is the best tweak of its kind.

    • Shadow861

      The same happens to me?!
      Like to see this problem solved already in the next version 2.0

    • christodouluke

      I have to disagree. Unlockize is better than unfold. It’s not free but it was made in closer collaboration with the guy who came up with the unfold concept and includes a couple of other animations he thought of.

      • Unlockize has slightly poorer animation detail (especially for unfolding). Yes, it is great too, but it is paid and it copied what unfold showed first.

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  • Liu Zhenyu

    You know the WWDC video Jeff posted that showed he was african american? i think it was fakes because look at his caucasian hands in this video. P.S. i am not racist

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  • Rasty


  • Unfold jailbreak doesn’t play with on my iPhone; I use Stride, Springtomize, IntelliScreenX, Winterboard–clearly one of these is conflicting… sorry, Unfold, you had to go.