Some of the best sensor-based jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14

After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, there’s a lot more you can do besides simply making your device look cooler. You can also harness the power of your handset’s built-in sensors to perform useful tasks.

In today’s roundup, we’ll be showing you a plethora of different jailbreak tweaks that can take better advantage of your jailbroken iOS 14 handset’s built-in hardware sensors so that you can more conveniently perform actions on your device.

So without wasting another moment of your time, let’s hop into it.

The best sensor-based jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14

LightsOut – FREE

LightsOut is a cool jailbreak tweak that harnesses your iPhone’s ambient light sensor in order to determine whether it’s bright enough to use light mode or dark enough to use dark mode.

Based on user-configured parameters, the tweak automatically switches your devices between the two modes for the most comfortable display viewing experience you could ask for.

You can find out more about LightsOut and how it works in our full review post.

PocketProtector – FREE

With PocketProtector, you can say goodbye to the days of butt-dialing people with your iPhone.

This highly configurable tweak simply uses your handset’s gyroscope and proximity sensor to determine if your iPhone is in your pocket or not, and if it is, then it locks the device after a timeout period to prevent accidental taps on the touch screen, which can cause iPhone calls and other havoc-causing actions without your knowledge.

You can learn more about PocketProtector and how it works in our full review post.

NotLiveText – $1.50

NotLiveText is a useful jailbreak tweak that uses the camera sensor on your iPhone to convert text appearing in an image or camera frame into copyable text that you can paste anywhere in the operating system.

This feature comes standard in iOS & iPadOS 15, so the NotLiveText tweak brings it to jailbroken iOS 14 devices.

You can learn everything you need to know about NotLiveText in our full review post.

FreeFall – FREE

FreeFall is a fun and quirky jailbreak tweak that uses the accelerometer on your device to to determine when it’s in free-fall and play a funny user-configurable noice when it is.

The tweak can also play a noise when the device detects that the handset has slammed into a surface, such as after a fall.

You can learn more about FreeFall and how it works in our full review post.

Fisting – FREE

Fisting is an unfortunately named jailbreak tweak that lets users launch the Camera app from anywhere in iOS with two quick twists of the wrist.

The tweak makes use of the accelerometer to detect these motions, and it can make getting to the camera UI a lot easier in certain circumstances.

You can find out more about Fisting and how it works in our full review post.

Checkl0ck – $2.99

Checkl0ck is a jailbreak tweak that enables the biometric sensors on newer devices running iOS 14 that have been jailbroken with checkra1n — most notably, those equipped with A11 chips.

With it, you’re going to be able to use Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate yourself for most non-Apple Pay-related behaviors.

You can find out more about Checkl0ck and how it works in our full review post.


That brings this sensor-based jailbreak tweak roundup to a close, but since we eat, sleep, and breathe jailbreak tweaks at iDownloadBlog, you can bet we’ll be back soon with another roundup just like this one, although based on a different facet of the iOS 14 mobile operating system.

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