RomanPad brings Roman numerals to your iPhone’s passcode & dialer keypads

If you’re searching for quirky and unique ways to make your pwned handset stand out from the rest, then a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed RomanPad by iOS developer Simalary might be able to help.

Just as the tweak’s name implies, RomanPad replaces the traditional numbers on the buttons on the passcode and phone dialer interfaces with Roman numerals.

Roman numerals are an acquired taste, but if you’re accustomed to seeing them either because you have an old Grandfather clock or use a classic Roman numeral-supported Apple Watch face, then you shouldn’t have any additional difficulty discerning one number from another.

Once installed, RomanPad adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users may configure a few different options to their liking:

Options here include:

  • Toggling RomanPad on or off on demand
  • Choosing between using “-“ or “0” for the Zero key
  • Toggling letter assistance on or off on demand

We like that the tweak allows users to pick their preferred key style for Zero, and also that users can enable or disable the alphabet display beneath the Roman numerals on each individual button to help with dialing phone numbers that incorporate letters, such as 1-800 numbers. Of course, if you’d prefer to keep things looking fancy, you could omit the alphabet display entirely.

Those interested in giving RomanPad a try can download the tweak for free from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. Please note that the tweak is currently in beta at this time and that it only supports jailbroken installations of iOS & iPadOS versions 12.0-13.7. It doesn’t appear to work on iOS or iPadOS 14 as of yet, which is a bit of a bummer given than an iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 jailbreak is now available by way of unc0ver.

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