Touch 3D

If you don’t plan on buying one of the new iPhones, but are intrigued by the iPhone 6s’ hallmark 3D Touch feature, you might want to listen up. Popular jailbreak developer Elias Limneos is currently working on a 3D Touch-inspired jailbreak tweak.

Since 3D Touch requires special hardware, this obviously isn’t real 3D Touch, but it emulates the 3D Touch feature by means of a long tap-and-hold gesture on the iPhone’s screen. The tweak, which is entitled Touch 3D, appeared in preview form on a recently posted YouTube video. Check it out and let us know what you think…

As you can see from the video, Limneos has 3D Touch-inspired shortcut gestures for the Phone app, Settings app, and Camera app. The tweak will likely feature Activator support for customizing the invoking method for the pop-up shortcut menus, but to align itself more closely to how the real 3D Touch works, users will be able to long-press on apps to bring up the shortcuts.

I guess it wouldn’t be right to finish this post without mentioning Velox. It was one of the first jailbreak tweaks to introduce these types of shortcuts, although Touch 3D more closely emulates the way Apple is doing it on the iPhone 6s.

Along with Touch 3D, Limneos is working on another new feature inspired by what we saw from Wednesday’s keynote—Live Photos.

What do you think about Touch 3D? Are there any other new features that you’d like to see jailbreak tweaks based on? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the matter.

  • Where’s that multi-plex tweak at? Too good to be true.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      You know Jeff already got the beta for it and has posted a video?

      • You know it was due August and hasn’t been heard of since right? How do you think I heard of the tweak in the first place?

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        I would rather have a good tweak with least amount of bugs, than them releasing the tweaks with bugs

      • If you haven’t figured it out by now…it’s not coming. Current devices just can’t handle such multitasking.

      • Anthony221121

        If you haven’t figured it out by now…. its just a bunch of multitasking tweaks put it to one. You can already do that stuff with other tweaks like Multify and ReachApp. Current devices just can handle such multitasking.

      • …and none of those tweaks you named work smoothly. You just proved my point. Shit reachapp never even got out of beta ffs.

      • Anthony221121

        lol they work flawlessly for me
        how exactly did i prove your point?

      • You’re lying. Reachapp does not work flawlessly hence its still in beta and multifly will reach a point where it won’t even open up anymore due to lack of ram.

      • Anthony221121

        I’ve never had any problems. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Goodbye

      • Anthony221121


    • Steve Davidson

      You know what, I have been really irritated that we see these great tweaks and I look in cydia every day waiting to get my hands on them, and they never happen. I have been looking for Multi-plex since the first video. Along with this tweak, I will now be waiting for it and who knows when it will appear. Really frustrating, and I know Jeff tries to show us the coolest latest greatest stuff but, its really a tease sometimes. I do appreciate how hard the idb staff works on all their content, we just need the chance to try these out in beta if we want, or let us know an approximant eta from the dev, or even if the tweak died, let us know.

  • Lemerio P.

    This a great. Another great tweak would be a multitask switcher that mimics iOS 9 along with the long press on the edges similar to 3D touch.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      I agree, the only 3D Touch feature that caught my attention was the force press on the edge of the screen to open up App Switcher / Multitasking App Switcher cards. Been wanting gesture-based or iPad style gesture based multitasking actions for years and this is the closest thing we’re ever going to get to Apple putting a feature like that, and that’s good enough for me. But to see a tweak like this that’ll do its best to emulate this, then I commend the developer for this effort!

  • Shaw

    My opinion, Elias Limneos is currently the best Tweak developer. One important&good thing is that his tweaks does depend on Activator.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Very much intrigued. I held off of buying velox because I was more interested in another tweak in development called iOS blocks but it just hasn’t materialized yet. Guess I’ll just get this when it comes out 🙂

  • Wesh

    Im happy with the battery life, speed and camera of my 6 so no real need to upgrade, and if 6s software/hardware features can be emulated on older hardware: ship it!

  • besrate hogsa

    this might go well with activator

  • Raymond Lanser

    Would be cool if it worked with a flick gesture instead.

  • Infamous Geek

    I wonder how we can get the apps icons into wiggle mode with that tweak enabled…

  • Is this supposed to be for iOS 8 or iOS 9?

  • Luke Per

    what about the jiggling thing when you move apps and stuff? Will it replace this feature???

  • credulousgeek

    Like I said I am not at all surprised by Apples3D force touch technology its nothing special I believe 3D force touch could have been used way better than apple used it its ridiculous you know when you know its not that a new invention I honestly liked the new cameras and the iPad pro and Apple TV.

  • anustart

    This is why 3D touch is pointless. Because you can do it all with a long press! 😀

  • jake kneller

    Jeff I would love to try the beta please share when you have it