Snapchat locked

If you’re a fan of Snapchat and you like to use Snapchat-oriented jailbreak tweaks like Phantom, then take note. It appears that Snapchat is beginning to crack down on users who use jailbreak tweaks with its app.

Phantom—one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks for Snapchat—allows you to do things like spoof locations, save media, set custom notifications sounds, and much more. But apparently, Snapchat isn’t too keen on jailbreak users having such perks, and have begun locking out users of these tweaks.

Fortunately, the lock out isn’t permanent—at least not yet. Once you disable the Snapchat tweaks, your account can be unlocked and you can regain access to Snapchat sans any jailbreak tweaks on your device.

We just recently did a walkthrough of one of Phantom’s new features—a first for us, so the timing is interesting to say the least.

How to unlock your Snapchat account

Step 1: Uninstall any Snapchat tweaks you have

Step 2: Go to and login to unlock

Snapchat unlock

Step 3: Log back into the app once unlocked

Snapchat unlock success

It’s not clear what methods Snapchat is using to see which “plugins” (aka tweaks) you have installed on your device, but they are able to pick up Phantom for sure, as we’ve independently verified this. Once I uninstalled Phantom, and unlocked my account, I was able to log back into the app successfully.

This could be the beginning of a long-term cat and mouse game between jailbreak tweak developers and Snapchat. As far as how risky it is with regard to Snapchat outright banning an account running on a tweaked device remains to be seen. My advice? Tread cautiously until we can derive more info.

What do you think about Snapchat putting the clamp down on jailbreakers?

  • Poke Mon

    after they lock it 3 times is your account permanently gone?

    • Joe

      I don’t think so, unless you got an email saying you were. Before if you were banned they said just update to the latest version, so I’d say just be patient and hope for an update.

  • Eddie Melendez

    Well! It’s a Jailbreak Dev working with them now!

  • Chris Angulo

    My account got banned permanently, I got an email saying they detected more than one third party plugin and all I had was phantom.

  • bigred200

    I unlocked my account 3 times and now it won’t let me do it agian why??!!

  • trurnt

    I may have been permanently banned from using snap. I kept unlocking my phone multiple times and eventually i wasn’t able to unlock it anymore. “We’re sorry, you are unable to unlock your account at this time.” I waited all day to see if it would go away but it still pops up. Anyone else get this?

    • السياسي المستفرد

      same problem as me

  • Alex Scoggins


    • arbitar

      has this worked for you?

      • Alex Scoggins

        just worked for me about ten minutes ago. please try it and tell me if it works for you

      • arbitar

        how many times did you try to unlock before this worked? and did you do it on the computer?

      • Alex Scoggins

        my account was “locked” five times and snapchat began showing the message “we are unable to unlock your account at this time…” message. Then i saw somewhere to change the password. so on the app i clicked the “forgot password” they sent the email then on my computer i changed the password and logged in on the app with my new password and it worked.

      • arbitar

        ok man ill try that right now

      • Alex Scoggins

        ok keep me updated

      • arbitar

        nope sorry, didn’t work. still gives me the locked error when i try to sign into the app

      • Alex Scoggins

        i apologize then. this fix woorked for me

      • arbitar

        no worries man glad you were able to get yours back i wish i could haha

  • Ryan

    Hey are you still locked out?

  • Samuel Easton

    I had Phantom, but only to see snap chats for longer. I deleted the tweak, and I’m still locked out! I have family, friends, celebrities on there.. People ive met and keep in touch with that have no other social media! Please unlock my account. My user name is samster5150

  • Mannav Aildasani

    I’m unable to unlock my account, and this is what comes up. Any idea ?

  • Tippin311

    This just worked for me after being locked out for 2 days… Add me also snapchat (Tippin311) let me know if it worked.

    Log in from a completely different phone that has snapchat app (No iDevice)

    Log in, it’ll say blocked, go through the steps to unlock (Mines finally said successful after a ton of tries and password resets on my iPhone and MacBook)

    Log back into snapchat from that same phone (Non iDevice) and you should be good to go.

    Like I said this just worked for me. 7/22/15 9PM.

    Now I’m logged back in on my iPhone. #PermBlockKiller!! Lol

    Also on the latest version from App Store no reverting or download or messing with ifiles and .plist stuff.

  • El-Ma3alem Ahmed

    Phantom is now working fine, open Cydia and update Phantom and everything will be working fine:)

  • Abdel Mohammed

    After about 4 times of unlocking my account through the website, it finally locked up and had to email SnapChat to remove the hard unlock from their end. In the email they sent, it said if it locks up again, they will PERMANENTLY delete my account…….

  • Bob Taylor

    I was using snapchat previously with Phantom but deleted phantom after my first temporary ban because i didnt want to risk getting banned again. Although despite my efforts to stay away from using the third party app i have been banned about a month or 2 later. I’m really confused to why this has happened and for the fact that I’ve staayed away from using Phantom is beyond my belief. It seriously proves their data base is useless in some areas….!
    if anyone knows why contact me please

    • General MvkR

      what you need to do is to install the tweak nosub
      you can find the source in google search
      go to the tweak setting and enable snapchat and respring

      thats it