1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar


    Andrea Oliva (@abart997 has developed and submitted a new tweak for the iDevice called FolderLock. Hence the name, this tweak gives you the ability to password lock your folders on the iDevice.

    Tweaks like Locktopus have given the user password protection on applications. With FolderLock upcoming soon, you'll be able to use the same principle with folders as well. Settings for FolderLock are located in the Settings.app under its name FolderLock. The settings are pretty simple with an Enable/Disable switch and Insert password. A Protect Options section has some toggles for protecting the Settings.app, Spotlight, and Multitasking. Andrea gives a word of warning in regards to two particular applications; Settings.app and Cydia.app:

    Don't put the Settings.app or Cydia.app inside a folder. If you forget your password and can't access both of these applications, then it makes things much more difficult. If this does happen however, you can remove FolderLock via SSH (/Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries). SBSettings allows you to disable it also.


    It has been submitted to the BigBoss repo and should be available soon. Upon release, it will be available on Cydia for $1.59.

    Name: FolderLock
    Author: Andrea Oliva
    Price: $1.59

    While getting a .deb from Andrea, I asked him a few simple questions:

    JOSH: How long did it take you to make FolderLock?
    ANDREA: It took me about one week or so.

    JOSH: Are you planning on adding any new implementations or features to FolderLock soon?
    ANDREA: I'm not planning anything at this current time.

    JOSH: Any upcoming projects, tweaks, or applications that you'd like to mention?
    ANDREA: None at the moment.

    Below is a demo of FolderLock (by me):



    For more information about FolderLock and other developments by Andrea Oliva, follow @abart997 on Twitter.

    ***EDIT*** FolderLock is now up on the BigBoss repo (as of 5 minutes ago)

    Source(s): Andrea Oliva
    Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 2011-05-23 at 10:13 PM.
    2011-05-23 04:50 PM
  2. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Sweet... buying it now Good to be able to lock all my social apps all at once.
    2011-05-23 08:45 PM
  3. unison999's Avatar
    Good to lock all my pron up
    2011-05-23 09:15 PM
  4. VaderForce's Avatar
    Pretty nifty little idea, goodnwork.
    2011-05-23 09:38 PM
  5. whereswaldo's Avatar
    Looks cool, put I'll stay with Locktopus
    2011-05-23 10:07 PM
  6. smooth22's Avatar
    Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
    2011-05-24 01:30 AM
  7. iFanaddic's Avatar
    Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
    Yeah I was just about to ask how it was different from Lockdown Pro..
    2011-05-24 02:25 AM
  8. carlbgc's Avatar
    I dont know why anyone uses anything but Lockdown Pro.

    Its does all of the above, but looks better and has more options.
    2011-05-24 02:32 AM
  9. iSteed's Avatar
    I'm pretty happy with locktopus
    2011-05-24 04:03 AM
  10. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
    Lockdown Pro does that already! and More.
    Dually noted. Thanks for the heads up!
    2011-05-24 04:23 AM
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