IGotYa - Snaps pic of your iphone thief.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by h1r0ll3r, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Anyone tried this out yet and gotten results? Seems like a great concept but it was a little buggy for me. Anyone gotten this thing to work?
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
  3. bw1128 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    looking into it now. seems pretty interesting for picturing your thief stealing your phone
  4. h1r0ll3r thread starter macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    It's a new app in Cydia that, in case your phone is stolen, will take a pic of the thief whenever they try to unlock your phone. If you enter the wrong password a couple of times, it snaps a pic, geotags it, and then emails it to you. In the event that the wrong passcode is entered, it's supposed to lock out all of your pics/contacts/etc until the correct password is entered. I couldn't get it to work correctly and wondered if anyone else had luck with this app.
  5. Justinb51 macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    I downloaded it last night, set it up and then tried to test it. For me nothing happened, no pic or email. It didnt do anything at all, so I deleted it.
  6. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    Sounds like a great idea. If it works as advertised. Apple should take note and offer it as part of MobileMe
  7. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    within 5 minutes of noticing my iphone 3G was missing a couple years ago at a crowded public place, the phone was off. It was the first thing the thief did.

    All of Steve's horses and all of Steve's men couldn't get my iphone back again. :(

    That being said, this app is very interesting but I wonder how well it would work.
  8. h1r0ll3r thread starter macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    OK, I see I wasn't the only one that didn't get any results. I deliberately entered incorrect passcodes and still haven't received any pics. When I did enter the correct code, this thing nearly bricked my phone when it tried to get out of Secure Mode. Deleted for now but this thing is totally worth the price if it worked as stated.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Anything can be stolen and there's always ways around things.
    Its just a phone, Steve's horses are probably glad that you lost it and will have to buy a new one :D

  10. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    None of these apps really seem to work well, if the thief has any kind of a brain. I have Fone Home, but to be able to track the phone you have to leave it running all the time, which wastes battery. However, all the thief has to do is either restore the phone, go to the multi-task window and turn it off, or just delete the app. It works great when it’s running though. Also, to take pics, you have to have push on, which I don’t, because that wastes battery, as well.
  11. ZCherub macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    GA, USA
    Yep - it's a well-documented fact that for every iPhone that's lost & not replaced w/ a new iPhone, Steve Jobs shoots a horse in the face.
  12. iPunish901 macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    the developer for trackmyphone(actual app in app store) has this already implemented into the app. never tried to see if it actually takes pics, but i use it instead of mobileme
  13. ivan300 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    ilocalis.com works and has that same feature

    It runs a background daemon which can track and has lots of neat features
  14. atlbuc macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Yea this totally screwed up my springboard layout. It worked as far as when entering a wrong passcode twice it hides your email and other private info but when you come out of secure mode or whatever they call it all your third party apps you've installed or taken out of folders and spread across multiple springboards. It never took a picture or emailed me.
  15. iDeving macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    So this thing could be legit

    After seeing / installing / going through the same thing as everyone above (including folder/app/location glitch) and it may be due to infinidock or infinifolders. The picture feature and email location feature did not work... BUT!!!

    I did a hierarchy search using ifile for "igotya" and found 2 files, one was preferences, and the other is "igotya.log"!!!

    In this log it shows all my attempts and seems like it did take geolocation and attempt to email it, it even goes as far as to show "email sent"

    I am scared that all this information was taken in log yet not actually sent or saved in picture roll... but at the same time, at least it looks like its doing SOMETHING and not just sitting their taking our info!

    But i hope this "email sent" with all my info is getting sent to my email and not the devs ;P

    I would post results in snapshot but it contains my geolocation and custom message prompt (peronal)

    I will be doing some research on this dev and post later if updated...

    Oh ya, FYI ilocalist does NOT have the same features as this, in fact, the only thing it has in common is GPS location
  16. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    no. make it FREE.
  17. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  18. iDeving macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    do not attempt it until it is updated...

    I just emailed the Dev and told him to respond asap, because the logs show my info being sent somewhere... yet have nothing to show for it...


    iPhone 4 ios4.1

    NOTE: make sure to keep all location type daemons for any tacking app to work
  19. PaHtSaN macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    Yeah...and not with a gun :eek:
  20. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    This app actually works perfectly, all you have to do is go to the settings and turn everything on and set a passcode than when you put the wrong passcode in twice it sends a picture of who ever is holding the phone to your email which it actually did send a picture of myself to my email, but the only thing I hated about it is when I tested it actually messed up my springboard apps and I couldn't get my layout back, that's the only downside of this app.
  21. iDeving macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    Dev replied

    hmm, did you download from modmi's or dev's repo? well, u would be first to receive picture, did it save it in your Camera Roll as well? Did you have a passcode set before you downloaded / enabled iGotYa?

    Because I downloaded it from ModMi, installed it, settings enabled, set passcode, respring, attempted incorrect password twice, sent to secure mode, locked screen, unlocked, entered correct code, checked mail... nothing... checked pictures... nothing... turned off secure mode, respringed, entered incorrectly twice.... nothing... nothing... nothing... uninstalled pkg, searched for log file, saw that it worked in some way... reinstalled pkg, double checked passcode and email... attempted same as above with passcode pre-enabled... still nothing...

    Then i Emailed the dev:


    Sent from me:

    iGotYa needs to go to beta, the igotya.log showed it saved geo and attempted to email... But no picture in cam roll nor any email

    And your secure mode screws up folders/app locations on springboard after going back.

    Please confirm u got this email by replying, that log shows lots of personal info and I want to make sure u and ur app r legit ;)


    He replied:

    There is a problem with the package of ModMyI. Please install my repo and upgrade and tell me your results:



    I will posting an update to let you know if any changes were found compared to his repo vs modmi
  22. iDeving macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010

    I just noticed the guy who made this is the same guy who made iLocalis, and his repo http://iLocalis.com/repo/ has NEWER versions of both this and iLocalis, I wish modmi used direct... grrr

    this guy rocks it, made location faker two
  23. iPunish901 macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    lmao im diggin this app. its sends an email instantly on the first failed attempt. i think this would be fun if like you leave it sitting around and your gf/bf try to get in your phone or just a friend in general trying to be sneaky and nosey. i do hate locking my phone tho.

    100x better than than the legit app i bought in the app store
  24. pauliphone macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2008
    London, UK
    this worked perfectly for me, just had to turn phone off and on again after installing it...
    I'm on the 10 day trial, however it doesn't seem to have a price or option to buy anywhere, I assume this must come up after the 10 day trial?
    Also I don't use the 'secure mode' it messes up the springboard, and no point to it, why would you want someone to think they have the correct passcode!
  25. iDeving macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    Actually it's the coolest feature in the app. Security mode has 2 percs:

    - you can prompt the finder / theif with instructions on how to return, and or tell him his picture and location has been sent to police/owner, and that the only way to avoid charges is to return to John Smith @ 555-5555 (home phone) ;)

    - or do not prompt him, make him think that he guessed the passcode and that he doesn't need to restore, all while u r tracing him and taking pics... Most theives do not know to (or know how to) restore an iPhone if the find/steal it and want to keep it... They will most likely sell it as quickly as possible and or give to someone who will restore it for them if they think it is unusable after it has been found... The element of surprise my friend!

    If I found a phone and I couldn't gues passcode within first 2 tries, i would just restore it immediately... But if i got in, I probably would take longer... Now I know ;)

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