We were telling you about iGotYa, the application that makes it possible to secure your iPhone.
Indeed the application protects the iPhone with a password previously chosen by you….
In the event of theft, if the person is mistaken more than 2 times, an email is sent with the geographic coordinates of the iPhone as well as a photo taken using the front camera for the iPhone 4 ^^
I will start by explaining how this tweak works and then tell you about the mishap that I had with iGotYa ^^
First of all know that iGotYa is available for free on our repo in crack version: http://appsystem.fr/cydia/
1. Install the tweak via our repo
2. Go to Settings / General / Lock code => Activate the (Be careful, you should not forget it)
3. Go to iPhone settings and activate
- Take Picture (Take a picture of the “thief”)
- Acquire Location (Retrieve geographic coordinates from a google map)
4. Enter the email address where you wish to receive the email
5. Activate “Secure Mode” and enter your chosen lock code at step 2
6. Show Text allows you to display the postal address to which the person who found the device must return it (Indicate the address in the field just below)
Good iGotYa is now configured 😉
So if a “thief” wants to use the iPhone, he will be on the lockscreen and will need to enter the password you have chosen to access the SpringBoard.
If it is mistaken more than 2 times, the iPhone will still unlock, making the thief believe that he has found the right code.
It is at this precise moment that a photo will be taken, the coordinates recorded and the email sent and all this in record time oO and without seeing anything…
The camera application does not launch, there was no arrow in the status bar indicating that the GPS is active and there was no sound from the email once it was sent!
Once the iPhone is on the lockscreen again, the latter is completely blocked.
The touch screen no longer works, only voiceover works but does nothing… voice recognition allows you to call someone in the directory… not very useful.
Here is the message displayed on the iPhone
The message means “Exit secure mode” but it is not the case it got stuck … believe me!
For the blog, I therefore deliberately tested and blocked my iPhone… well, I received the email: p
There were the coordinates… a google map link… and my photo ^^
(My face appears globally…. For skeptics)
The problem is that my iPhone was completely blocked -_- ‘
So I checked my Wi-Fi router and determined the IP address of my iPhone (192.168.1.241)
Via my mac terminal (for Windows Putty users will do the trick)
I typed the command
ssh [email protected]
I entered the SSH password
Be careful to leave the iPhone on the lockscreen and not leave it in standby
I then wanted to delete the application first
dpkg -r com.iphone3gsystem.igotya
I then rebooted the device
And my iPhone was unlocked again … wow
Good already to be able to do what I did must fall on an iPhone connected by SSH in Wi-Fi… there is little chance that it will happen unless the guy steals the iPhone directly from your home ^^ or that he configures his box so that there is no need for a wep or wpa key and that you have left the wifi activated on the device…. pfiou it does things!
The thief must not be too bad, he must know Linux, the SSH commands him to delete a deb and reboot the device: p
So I think this app is relatively good … unless you’re really unlucky …
the iPhone3GSystem team