iPhone Is there a jailbreak that replaces the lock screen camera with Camera+?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by zooby, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. zooby, Feb 28, 2013
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  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Not sure about an app but you can just set up an action for it in Activator.
     
  3. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    There's a few options. One free option is AnyLockApp. A paid option is LockSliderz but that does a lot more than just replace the camera shortcut. There are a couple other I can't think of right now.
     
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Just a note on AnyLockApp: It installed fine, worked fine, but once used to activate Camera+, it seemed to disable Activator actions attached to my status bar until a respring. Swiping left no longer brought up SBSettings, double tap no longer brought up the MusicControlsPro dropdown, though both still showed as attached to those gestures in Activator.

    I didn't try activating any other app with it, nor did I test other Activator actions, and of course, your mileage may vary depending on other tweaks you have installed. But it's not worth the nuisance factor for me as those two tweaks are among my most used--uninstalled, went back to an Activator action to enable Camera+ instead, and everything's back to normal.
     
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Ahhh sorry bout that. Didn't realize there were issues with AnyLockApp. There are multiple options in Cydia for this though. Have you tried doing some searches to see what you can find, whether in Cydia or on google?
     
  6. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    Good observation. I have AnyLockApp set to launch ProCamera, and my only statusbar action is SBSettings, and I see a similar issue. After using ALA, the statusbar action stops workin on the springboard and lockscreen, but still works in apps.

    Also, FolderEnhancer folders become shifted upward when open, so half the name is blocked off.
     
  7. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    You can also try GrabberApp. Not sure if it works on 6.x. You'll have to check the iOS6 compatibility list in the other thread.
     
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Nah, not this time around as it's a low pri for me. I was just hoping it was a quick and dirty solution to a minor nuisance. Other tweaks may work--or it could be an Activator issue, etc. I know MCP is reasonably popular and SBSettings moreso, which made it worth bringing up. But again, I didn't invest time tonight in working out which tweak was at fault; I run so damn much on my phone that anything new that conflicts automatically gets tossed. :D I'd be interested to see if anyone else comes across a similar problem though.
     
  9. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Haha I hear ya. We've all been there. Install, bugs, delete. All in the matter of minutes haha.

    But anyways c like I said GrabberApp is the same thing. It was originally designed when Camera+ got really popular so people could use that instead of the stock camera. It will allow you to select any app. I used to use GrabberApp to make Camera+ open from the lockscreen back on iOS5. Matter of fact, I'm gonna install it because I forgot how much better that app is than stock. I've been using the stock camera ever since updating to 6.x.

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    Any chance you tried GrabberApp before ALA? Just curious cause I'm thinking of installing it.
     
  10. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried it after uninstalling ALA. Unfortunately GrabberApp crashed to safe mode.
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Well, damn. Thanks for trying.

    This is one of those things that Apple should just make stock--I do hate having a useless (to me) button on the lockscreen, since I've used Camera+ since its original release over two years ago. Since that'll probably never happen, hopefully one of these tweaks will eventually be updated.
     
  12. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Dammit. Thanks for posting this. Much appreciated.

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    Yea I hear you. Hopefully one of these will be updated.
     
  13. sphumi macrumors newbie

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    How is lockslizers then - since the others seem to be buggy?
     
  14. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I own a copy and used to use it on my 3GS. Basically it allows you to have up to 8 different "slide to open" apps. It's hard to explain so I suggest you look at the Cydia description and images. It'll make sense then.
     
  15. zooby, Mar 1, 2013
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  16. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Yea I hear ya. I also use Camera+. I have an activator action set for hold volume up to open Camera+ anywhere.
     
  17. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    LockSliderz isn't the *only* option--as psywizard responded in the very beginning, you CAN set up an activator gesture for the lockscreen; it's basically the easiest method since most of us have Activator installed for another tweak or twelve already. I set mine to open Camera+ with a swipe up from the bottom (lockscreen only) and it's just about as quick as using the button. And AnyLockApp *does* work, it just may interfere with other Activator gestures you use. For me, it interferes with two tweaks that are more important to *me*, but you may have a totally different setup that it doesn't affect.

    As far as focusing goes, while I haven't noticed a real difference in that between Camera+ & stock, ProCamera could perhaps be sharpening the images more than the regular app does, or boosting the contrast. Either trick can make an image look a bit more in focus. It might also be the anti-shake, or they really may somehow be doing a better job of focusing. It's hard to tell.
     
  18. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    Not to derail the thread and I agree with you that anti-sheake is a must. BUT, do you know of a camera app that does anti-shake AND HDR? Thanks!
     

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