I’ve watched a video on YouTube where some guy bypassed the security lock on his jailbroken iPhone by viciously pulling and inserting his SIM card; some crazy method to bypass the lock and see the phone contacts :) definitely not worth a try if you found a locked iPhone in some bar ;) By watching that video, a thought came to my mind, actually two of them. Why this guy didn’t tried to tap the “contacts” button while on an emergency call, and why he didn’t try to launch the multitasking by double tapping the home button. I have tried both methods and it worked!
Double tapping the home button while on a Emergency call screen showed all the previously used apps, you could easily switch between them but not go to the home screen; so I tried the other method. Call the iPhone from your other phone if you know the number, answer it, tap the “contacts” button and now hit the home button; that’s it! You’re on a home screen with full control over device. Don’t forget this only works on jailbroken devices, I have tested it on iOS 4.2.1 and iOS 5.01.
I think of myself as an IT engineer and innovator. I first started as a developer with programming experience raging from Commodore 64 when I first saw the Commodore (PET) Basic to the newest and most popular technologies like PHP5, HTML5 and iOS. Now I'm an entrepreneur and a founder of several companies: Generation Stars (game development), GEM Studio (web development & hosting services, also sold to Avalon Ltd.), WhoAPI (web service and API for researching Internet domains) and most recent endeavor for personal small business deals Exevio Ltd..
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