Upcoming jailbreak tweak lets you unlock your iPhone with virtual NES controller

By , Jul 27, 2013

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Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty cool jailbreak tweaks that allow you to unlock your device in unique ways. There’s PatternUnlock, which allows you to unlock your device by drawing a pattern, and Piano Passcode, which lets you do it by playing a tune.

And today we’re adding a new one to the list, which might just be the coolest of them all. It’s called NESUnlocker, and it’s a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to unlock your iPhone by entering in a custom sequence of button presses on an NES controller…

It’s probably easier to just show you this thing in action, so here’s a demo video:

As you can see, NESUnlocker’s options panel can be accessed from the Settings app. Here you can enable and disable the tweak, as well as program in your custom unlock sequence using both the directional pad and the A,B buttons on a virtual NES controller.

Other than that, we don’t know much about the tweak, other than that the developer Stevie Hetelekides says that it will be available in Cydia soon. Obviously, we’ll let you know as soon as it hits.

So what do you think of NESUnlocker? Too bad there’s no Start button.

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  • http://www.fat7y.tk/ Ahmed Fathy

    Excellent security, Kinda explains why all Nintendo Wii devices are hackable or jailbreak-able :D

    • Dan

      Wii U is not hackable as far as I know (sadly).

      • kevinstallone

        The virtual Wii OS side of it is.

      • Jimothy

        Yep! Smashstack still works but only lets Wii homebrew play.

    • pegger1

      That doesn’t explain anything. How does an iPhone tweak that resembles a system from almost 30 years ago have anything to do with the hackability of a Nintendo Wii.

  • Albert

    hoping this will work with iCaughtU!

    • Sam Wizla

      does it?

      • Albert

        no idea, but it was mentioned to the developer via reddit.

  • Daniel Amantea

    Up up down down left right left right b a b a

    • truehybridx

      WHY would anyone down vote this???
      Kids dont know the good games anymore :(

    • Nestea80

      I thought the Konami code ended with just “b,a”, not “b,a,b,a”. I guess a little extra security doesn’t hurt. :P

      • Scott Curry

        It is only one ‘b, a’.

        And it also always annoyed me when people add ‘select, start’. That was just to do it for 2 players. ‘Select’ was never necessary for 1 player to have 30 lives.

    • http://www.destroypixels.com/ Nicolas Arteaga

      I think that this will be the first option for anyone :P

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Epic button sequence!!!!! Oh the good ol days. I guess everyone will kno my code. Lol

    • Gus Me

      My guess is he got a down vote for getting it wrong… Maybe when its finally released it’ll include a “Start” button to make it complete. I do believe most iPhones with this tweak installed will be easy to get into. I’ll stick with the Gradius code Down, Up, B, A, B, A, B, A, Start.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    This is so creative. And awesome

  • Matt O’Hara

    Downloading this right when it comes out!! Brings back so many memories :)

  • Marly Marl

    Havnt heard anything about Ultrasn0w in a while. looks like u hackers forgot about us who cant afford factory unlocks

    • Burge

      Not that sort of unlock..watch the clip..as for ultrasnow I doubt that we will see another unlock for that again, because you can now get iPhones on nearly all carriers now. And you can buy unlocked iPhones direct from apple

    • iPhone Gruru

      You can do it fairly cheep at chronic unlocks dot com.

  • Yunsar

    Yes! Just like in wreck-it-ralph!

  • Steelahlive

    up up down down left right left right b a start =P

  • kabal29

    Looks fun.

  • dr.hassan

    I instal that one but phone is hang anyBody tell me default pattern to unlock