PageLock – Remove SpringBoard Page Scrolling Ability

PageLock is a hack that removes the ability to scroll through the pages on your SpringBoard. I know what you thinking, “So how in the world am I going to get to my next page of apps?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking the same thing! So, I installed the hack and gave it a try. What I found is that it does indeed stop the ability to scroll between pages on your SpringBoard however, you are able to tap next to the page dots on the bottom of the SpringBoard to go to the next page. Tap to the left of the page dots to scroll left and tap to the right of the page dots to scroll right.

Personally, I could never use this hack on a daily bases… I’m WAY to programed to scroll my through my pages. I left the hack installed on our test iPhone for a while and I’m pretty sure I could not even count the number of times I was like, “What is wrong with this thing!!” Then I would remember that I had the hack installed. You’ll have to let me know in the comments if you think you will use this hack or if you have a really good use for it.

PageLock is activated as soon as it is installed via Cydia. Which means, if you would like to remove the hack… you will need to uninstall it in Cydia. It does not add an icon or any options in the stock Settings application. You can get PageLock via the modmyi source.

Note: The “tap the page dots” scrolling is actually not a new method. You can do that on any iPhone (jailbroke or not).

Another Note: When I uninstalled PageLock… I had to reboot my iPhone before the scrolling would work again. But, once my device rebooted, everything was back to normal.

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

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  1. One thing I noticed about this tweak is that if you tap and hold an icon till the icons wiggle and then press the home button, you get a free flowing springboard until you respiring your device. I don’t think this was intentional, but it is kind of handy for scrolling across pages quickly.

  2. The basic question is: what is it for ? Scrolling through pages is one of the most recognizable features of iphones because it simply works! And i think this tweak is pretty useless. Seriously, some of the developers could do better job by doing nothing. Dumb.

  3. Actually, this is very useful for themes that are based SOLELY on SpringJumps. Then you can have the feel that pressing a button actually brings up a new page, as in the Windows 7 Ultimate theme by ebl. So, no, the developer is not dumb, you are.

  4. actually, i think this is great. i have eight folders on my homescreen that have all of my apps thanks to folderenhancer. now i dont need to scroll eleven pages to get to my handy but rately used morse code app. i realize that pagelock doesnt need to be there to be able to do what im doing, but its kinda like the difference between washing and then waxing your car. sure, the car is clean either way, but the little finishing touches make it look more polished.

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