Hack to inableipad 2 smart cover functionality on iPad 1

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Tartarus, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Tartarus macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    Here's an idea I had for quite a while, you know how the iPad 1 has a proximity sensor, right? How about using that to monitor for changes and "magically unlock" the screen when you uncover your iPad? Also it will lock the screen when you close the case. I have no knowledge of coding but it would make a very useful cydia tweak for us iPad 1 owners.
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    The iPad 1 lacks the magnets in the chassis for a smart cover to attach on to. But aside from that, I see what you're going for.
  3. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Not a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor. And yes I would imagine that it can work.
  4. Tartarus thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2012
    Yeah, I figured it was either one, but my guess was proximity sensor. It stil should be ale to measure a change from (forgive me if I'm wrong) from a light value of x to light value 0-10 and from 0-10 to anything above that. and the nice thing is is that this will work with any cover/case! No magnets needed!

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