Camera Grabber Hides Your iPhone's Camera Underneath Your Lock Screen

iOS (Jailbroken): There are a plenty of ways to get a camera shortcut on your iPhone, whether it's via the lock screen or otherwise, but Camera Grabber provides a method that's top notch. When your lock screen is visible, it provides a button you can tap and drag to slide the lock screen away and reveal the camera app underneath.

That's all there is to it. You just flick the lock screen away and your camera is ready and waiting to snap a quick photo. This is a free hack you can download from Cydia. Just search for "Camera Grabber", install it, and let Cydia restart SpringBoard. When it's done, you'll see the little camera swiping area to the right of your "Swipe to Unlock" switch. Just pull it upwards and you'll be good to go.

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    Isn't that a built-in feature of iOS 5.1 anyway, without jailbreaking?

    Yup its a feature without jailbreaking... good to see lifehacker is on the ball. :)

    And this is different to iOS 5.1 because....?

      I guess because the camera app is already loaded? You can take a photo a lot quicker if it's preloaded, just flick up and hit the button -- no loading time for the camera app.

      Or, as HR said, for those on an older iOS version

    I think this is aimed at those still on 5.0 or 5.0.1

    You'll note that the link is titled "How To Get iOS 5.1 Lockscreen Camera On iOS 5.0/ 5.0.1 [Addictive Tips]". Life hacker just haven't noted up front that it's not all that nifty.

    Ok. Fair enough (please change the title). That said - why would anyone chose to jailbreak their device but NOT upgrade form 5.0 to 5.1? Seems kinda weird.

      I'm still on one of the 4.x versions on my 3GS, but I watched a video and it said that you can't upgrade to 5.1 if you have a 4S if you want to keep your jailbreak.

    They don't upgrade to 5.1 because there is no untether jailbreak yet. This give an iOS5.1 feature without losing the untether.

    Where did you get your lock screen i camt find it but i want the red and yellow and green and blue one with the circle im so jealous

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