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I would like to know if there is a way or tweak to disable the shutdown option while in lockscreen with a passcode activated.

asked 22 Aug '14, 14:46

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Go into Activator and set the action Do nothing for long holding the power button on the lockscreen. This doesn't really disable it, but it's pretty close: the thief would have to do a hard reboot (hold down both home and power), then hold down the volume up button while the device restarts, and finally hold down the power button and slide to unlock. So as I said, for all intents and purposes, it's disabled from the standpoint of your average mugger (and even someone who's knowledgable about iPhones probably won't figure it out that quickly).


answered 22 Aug '14, 19:39

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And by the way, it would be impossible for any tweak that's dependent on CydiaSubstrate (I'd venture to say this includes over 99% of the tweaks in Cydia) to disable shutting down from the lockscreen due to the safety feature included in Substrate. So this is probably as close as you'll get (as tweaks that do not use Substrate are generally not safe as they hook into the system files directly). Hope you enjoy :).

(22 Aug '14, 19:41) pzp1997 pzp1997's gravatar image

This would have never cross my mind. Thanks a lot.

(22 Aug '14, 19:49) Jv1007 Jv1007's gravatar image

There's also @coolstar's tweak, NoPowerDown, but of course this won't fool the determined thief who's done his research. :P


answered 22 Aug '14, 20:56

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CyLay has a 'disable shut-down' feature. It fakes the shut-down, the possessor sees a dead phone. You can still track and control the phone while it appears to be off. Control includes backup, take photo of thief, wipe phone etc.


answered 23 Aug '14, 04:50

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Icaughtu Pro has this feature and you can display a message when someone tries to power down the device.


answered 23 Aug '14, 09:55

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