Apple unveiled iOS 5 back at the WWDC 2011 event, and it has about 200 new features, including the camera shortcut next to the slider. iOS 5 has taken cue from many jailbreak tweaks and added them to the list of it’s new features. One such example is the camera shortcut button that appears when you double tap the Home button on the lockscreen. Earlier this only used to bring the music player, now in iOS 5, it also brings the camera button.
This is an iOS 5 jailbreak tweak, so if you want to try it out, make sure that you’re running on iOS 5 GM. CameraLocker for iOS 5 is a pretty useful jailbreak tweak that always shows that Camera button shortcut next to the slider, instead of it appearing only when you double tap. This could be useful when you want to take a quick snapshot of something. Double tapping the Home button and then select the camera shortcut could take longer that intended and you could miss that lovely car whose picture you wanted.
CameraLocker is a free jailbreak tweak and can be found in the Big Boss repo, however, you can also search Cydia for it and install it. After installation all you have to do is respring your iOS device. There are no settings for this tweak, this only makes the camera shortcut stay visible all the time.
If you’re not on iOS 5 and want a similar feature, you should try out FlashCam, which adds both Camera and Flash shortcuts on your lcokscreen. There’s also FlashLock, which adds a flash shortcut instead of the camera shortcut, next to the slider.
Do you think this could be a useful tweak for you? Are you an avid iPhonographer?