Jailbreak App iGotYa Sends Picture of Person with Stolen iPhone to Owner

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While Find My iPhone has just been updated, jailbreakers chalk one up for themselves as jailbreak app iGotYa has been used to send a picture of a person with a stolen iPhone back to the phone’s owner.

Via the BBC:

The owner reported that the iPhone had been stolen at the Coalition nightclub in Brighton earlier in December.

An app had been installed on the phone which takes a photograph of anyone who tries to unlock it, maps their location and sends the information to the owner.

PC Gavin Crute said: “We know where and when the photo was taken” but added that the woman might not be the thief.

64675245 64675244Yahoo! news tipped folks off to the app that did this little bit of magic—iGotYa. Of course the irony is that iGotYa is a jailbreak app (much like iCaughtU), which very few people would be able to use—especially if they have an iPhone 4S (running iOS 6.x) or iPhone 5—but still, it shows that there are real practical reasons for jailbreaking your phone.

Given the number of times I mis-tap my passcode, I can’t imagine how many emails I’d get of my myself looking frustrated at my phone.