Certain tidbits of information pertaining to your iPhone or iPad are specifically unique to your device and would therefore be considered particularly sensitive.
These include your serial number, MAC address, and IMEI number, among other things, and they’re easily captured in screen recordings and screenshots if you aren’t careful to hide them.
Fortunately, iOS developer Ichitaso has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed HideSerialNumber that can help you mask these important pieces of information so that they aren’t being disclosed.
Once installed, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can enter custom text strings for a bevy of different sensitive information pieces:
Things you can do here include:
- Toggle HideSerialNumber on or off on demand
- Enter a custom OS version
- Enter a custom Model Name
- Enter a custom Serial Number
- Enter a custom cellular network
- Enter a custom number of applications
- Enter a custom storage capacity
- Enter a custom available storage capacity
- Enter a custom carrier
- Enter a custom Wi-Fi address
- Enter a custom Bluetooth name
- Enter a custom IMEI number
- Enter a custom ICCID
- Enter a custom MEID
- Enter a custom Modem Firmware
- Enter a custom carrier lock string
- Hide everything instead of entering custom text strings
- Reset all settings to their defaults
While being able to hide all this potentially private information from screen recordings and screenshots is certainly helpful, we appreciate how HideSerialNumber lets users spoof some of this information instead of hiding it outright. This can make some screen recordings and screenshots more convincing.
If you’re interested in giving HideSerialNumber a try for yourself, then you can download it for free from Ichitaso’s personal repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 12, 13, and 14 devices.
Those not already taking full advantage of Ichitaso’s personal repository can add it to their package manager app of choice by using the URL provided below:
Do you have any plans to take advantage of HideSerialNumber, or are you just fine with sharing tour handset’s personally identifiable information to the masses? Let us know in the comments section down below.