Just over a year ago, we showcased a sleek anti-theft jailbreak tweak for iPhones dubbed No2Theft2 by iOS developer Elias Sfeir that could sound alarms when someone began tinkering with your handset without your permission. Just this weekend, however, Sfeir released the third iteration of his popular extension dubbed No2Theft3.
Just as you’d come to expect, No2Theft3 introduces native iOS 13 support to the popular anti-theft extension. But if that wasn’t enough, it also introduces a slew of new features that will help make catching your suspected thief or prankster even easier for you.
If you’re interested in learning what No2Theft3 can do for you, it effectively arms your handset with alarms that can be triggered several different ways, like disconnecting from a power source, entering the passcode wrong, failing Face ID/Touch ID authentication, and more. Moreover, the tweak can capture and email your device’s location and a front-facing photograph to help you discern where your device is and who’s using it.
Examples of the aforementioned emails are depicted in the screenshot examples above.
Once installed, No2Theft3 adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Enable charger disconnect-based alarm
- Enable wrong passcode-based alarm
- Enable failed authentication-based alarm
- Take a front-facing photograph when the alarm fires
- Send your handset’s location info via email or SMS when the alarm fires
- Prevent accessing the device’s power down menu when the alarm fires
- Configure extra options:
- Enable Low Power Mode when alarm fires to save power
- Enable mobile data when alarm fires to keep your iPhone connected to the internet
- Enable location services if disabled to keep tracking your iPhone
- Configure custom alarm:
- Choose the alarm sound that you’d like to hear when any of the triggers occur
- Configure preferred photo quality:
- Set the number of incorrect passcode attempts before the alarm fires
- Choose a countdown (in seconds) before the alarm fires after an incorrect passcode
- Enable and configure a custom PIN to disable the alarm
- Configure the phone numbers that will be used to send your handset’s location & photograph
- Configure the email that will be used to send your handset’s location & photograph
- Configure the phone number and email that can be used to send remote commands
- Configure up to five trusted Wi-Fi networks that will prevent the alarm from firing when connected
- And more…
The developer provides an Apply Changes button at the bottom of the preference pane to help you save any changes you make on demand.
No2Theft3 is perhaps one of the most advanced anti-theft jailbreak tweaks for iOS 13 on the market today, and while the alarm features are pretty handy, we especially like that the tweak can capture a front-facing camera image and location data and email or text that information to the owner in moments.
Those interested in trying No2Theft3 for themselves can purchase the tweak for $2.49 from the Packix repository via their preferred package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices.
Will you be protecting your pwned iPhone from thieves and prankers with the No2Theft3 tweak? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.