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  1. d_sanche's Avatar
    I know that this has always been something people wanted, so I finally decided to do something about it today.

    Step 1: download, unzip, and place in /Applications

    Step 2: install ang Jiggy runtime from installer

    Step 3: open and navigate to the webpage it displays on your iPod's screen

    Step 4: open up the main.js of

    Step 5: edit lines 174 to 184 so that it has the password you want. ( the default is 1,1,1,1,1,1). The lines should end up like this (with the question marks replaced by one-digit numbers of your choice)
    if (sc.selectedSegment == ? )
     if (sc2.selectedSegment == ? )
     if (sc3.selectedSegment == ? )
     if (sc4.selectedSegment == ? )
     if (sc5.selectedSegment == ? )
     if (sc6.selectedSegment == ? )
    Step 6: edit line 186 so it has the identifier of the app you want to lock. You can find the identifier in the app's Info.plist. The default is MobileAddressBook.
    It should look like this:
    Step 7: Hide the original of the app you want to lock with poof


    1: replace's icon with that of the locked app
    2: edit /System/Library/CoreServices/ so that's name apperas as the app you wanted to lock. To do this, I would add

    (k e y) (/ k e y )
    (s t r i n g) Contacts (/ s t r i n g)

    (in < brackets)

    for it to appear as Contacts on the home screen


    You can have more than one, just make sure that every you install has a different name and indentifier in its info.plist

    Hopefully someone with more experience than me can take this and make it easier to manage, but this is good for now.

    Edit: screenshots attached

    Edit2: Update added. The last one only needed a correct last digit to open, this version fixes the problem
    Attached Thumbnails [HOW TO] Lock Applications-img_0001.jpg   [HOW TO] Lock Applications-img_0002.jpg  
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    Last edited by d_sanche; 2008-06-02 at 03:02 PM.  7206
    2008-06-02 03:34 AM
  2. d_sanche's Avatar
    Bump. Come on, no responses?  7206
    2008-06-02 04:05 AM
  3. Adplaya's Avatar
    I dont think anyone has responded because its not so user friendly. I mean to me, it is, if i ever wanted to lock my apps, but to others who need a quick solution this isnt it. Simply poofing the app seems adequate and simple enough to me.
    2008-06-02 04:44 AM
  4. asmodeus_dhoine's Avatar
    Sounds like too much work. And what if someone just unhide it? Insecure.
    2008-06-02 04:45 AM
  5. d_sanche's Avatar
    Ya, I'm sorry I couldn't make it simpler. Maybe someone with more experience could build onto it. If you're worried about poof, you could hide your apps manually by editing the info.plist. Or just lock poof.
    Last edited by d_sanche; 2008-06-02 at 04:54 AM. Reason: spelling  7206
    2008-06-02 04:52 AM
  6. Ximpostrxx's Avatar
    i think i'll lock my texting but thats it... i agree with the aforementioned
    2008-06-02 05:26 AM
  7. Prdirtysouth49's Avatar
    seems like a great idea but would be alot better if it was as simple as picking a program, setting a password and locking it
    2008-06-02 05:38 AM
  8. tombonez's Avatar
    Very nice
    Last edited by tombonez; 2008-06-02 at 08:23 AM.
    2008-06-02 06:48 AM
  9. d_sanche's Avatar
    A bug has been brought to my attention where you only need to know the last number to gain access to the locked apo. I have fixed this problem, but I will have to upload the updated app tomorrow  7206
    2008-06-02 07:33 AM
  10. rawbdee's Avatar
    I think I would be into this but not without making it a seperate app with a user friendly gui.
    2008-06-02 07:01 PM
  11. tweaker's Avatar
    Thanks d_sanche.

    It's a good start. Too bad I don't know how to do this to my phone because I would definitely attempt this. I guess I'll just have to wait for a user-friendly GUI version.
    2008-06-02 08:41 PM
  12. iphonejeff's Avatar
    where is the noob friendly version?
    2008-06-03 04:20 AM
  13. Chase817's Avatar
    if you could get some help from a dev and make a gui version, im sure a lot of people would like this  03473
    2008-06-03 05:43 AM
  14. zsuns's Avatar
    Thanks bro, i don't think it's really that difficult, i already locked all of my apps i wanted to be locked in a matter of 10 minutes =]
    A Thanks is always nice =]
    2008-06-03 05:46 AM
  15. dlubbat's Avatar
    Pretty cool but too much work. Good work though man
    2008-06-03 05:47 AM
  16. zsuns's Avatar
    Anyone upp to compiling this into one simple app. ?
    A Thanks is always nice =]
    2008-06-03 05:58 AM
  17. rasbill's Avatar
    this is fantastic, just what i wanted, the only thing i ask is if you can make the password a text entry box, because this is just to visual, people can clearly see my password as i enter it.
    2008-06-03 07:10 AM
  18. TatesMan's Avatar
    I am with rasbill
    and I hope to see a GUI version soon
    iPhone 4GB [1.0.2 OTB]
    2.2 Bootneutered and QuickPwned!
    2008-06-03 11:16 AM
  19. MattMac's Avatar
    Great job.
    Finally someone has managed to make this app. Although it requires an amount of user programming, a GUI is defiantly not hard to make from here. Get onto some devs if you need a hand. They would be glad to help.
    Thanks for the time put into this. I'm sure once the wrinkles are ironed out you'll be quite respected by many!
    16GB iPhone 3G
    2.2 Pwned
    Dedicated Cydia User

    2.2 GHz Intel MacBook

    Mac OS X 10.5.5
    Bootcamp w/ Windows XP
    2008-06-03 02:41 PM
  20. reznor9's Avatar
    here here! Sweet start! people have been bugging the devs for an app like this for a long time. Congrats to you for finally making one.
    2008-06-03 03:55 PM
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