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Tired of “Slide to Unlock”? Hack to Use Volume Button to Unlock iPhone Screen

Recently, Apple awarded patent for the iPhone’s “slide to unlock”. However, not all the iPhone users love this invention to unlock the screen. Developers have already built hacks like “Tap to Unlock” for jailbroken iPhone. Here comes another hack called “VUnlock” that lets you use volume buttons to unlock the iPhone screen.

VUnlock is a hack available in cydia without charge. If you have a jailbroken iPhone and are tired of the current way to unlock your iPhone, you may love VUnlock.

To use VUnlock, simply follow these procedures to install the hack:

1. Launch cydia and tap “Search”

2. Search for “VUnlock” to locate the package

3. Tap “VUnlock” and install it.

4. After installation, tap the “Respring” button to effectuate the hack.

Now, you should be able to use the volume buttons (+ / -) to unlock iPhone screen.

If you like this hack, it is likely that you will love SnapTap that turns iPhone’s volume buttons into shutter button to take photos in Camera app.

What do you think about “VUnlock”? Leave us comment and share your thought.

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3 Responses to Tired of “Slide to Unlock”? Hack to Use Volume Button to Unlock iPhone Screen

  1. Case August 25, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Is this only available for jailbroken iPhones?

    • Simon Ng August 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm #


      Yes. You need a jailbroken iPhone to use it.


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