Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to have a good time and someone tries to walk off with your expansive iPhone? I sure do, and it’s one of the reasons why I stand behind the No2Theft jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Elias Sfeir.
This amazing tweak can make it ever so easier to find out who made off with your handset. It works in a multitude of different ways, including deterrents to keep the thief from making off with your iPhone and ways of catching them after the fact.
The tweak may sound familiar and that’s because Sfeir has been making these tweaks for several iterations of iOS, with the latest now supporting palera1n and XinaA15.
Once you install No2Theft, you’re going to find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure a slew of options to suit your needs:
Things you can do here include:
- Choose whether to sound an alarm when your iPhone disconnects from the charger
- Choose whether to sound an alarm when an incorrect passcode is entered from the Lock Screen
- Choose whether to take a photograph with the front-facing camera when the alarm fires
- Choose whether to email and/or SMS iPhone location data when the alarm fires
- Configure additional actions that happen when an alarm fires:
- Enable Low Power Mode
- Enable cellular data to keep the device connected
- Enable location services to keep your iPhone locatable
- Choose what alarm sound is used for any of the above actions, or set your own in /Library/Application Support/No2Theft3
- Choose a preferred photo quality for capturing the thief with the front-facing camera and sending to your email/SMS
- Choose how many times the passcode can be entered incorrectly before firing the alarm
- Configure a custom countdown timer for the alarm to fire after too many incorrect passcode attempts
- Enter a custom PIN to disable the alarm
- Enter up to two phone numbers to send the SMS to
- Enter up to two emails to send the email to
- Enable and configure a specific email address or phone number to accept remote commands from
- Configure up to five trusted Wi-Fi networks where, when connected, the alarm won’t fire under any circumstances
- Apply your changes with a respring
As you can see, the developer offers a lot of ways to catch a potential iPhone thief. Not only can you capture a photograph of the perpetrator and have it emailed and SMSed to you, but you can even wait a little while to allow that to send before sounding an alarm that will notify you to the whereabouts of the thief.
In addition, we like that you can set trusted Wi-Fi networks because you can safely enter your passcode incorrectly at home without having anxiety over an alarm going off. In those instances where you leave the safe haven of your home, it intelligently reenables the protection.
With all the different ways you can prevent and thwart iPhone theft with No2Theft, it seems like a must-have for any jailbroken iPhone owner. The tweak is available for $1.99 from the Havoc repository via your favorite package manager app and supports jailbroken iOS 15 and 16 devices.
Do you plan to use No2Theft? Let us know in the comments section down below.