Jailbreak tweak developer Elias Limneos is out with a big update this week in the form of BioProtect XS version 4.6-26, which he says officially adds support for iOS 16 devices.
Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks
These are the latest jailbreak apps and tweaks available for your iPhone or iPad. We save you time by highlighting only the best tweaks.
Popular checkl0ck jailbreak tweak adds iOS 16.0-16.1.2 support for A10-A11 devices to use Face/Touch ID
If you have a jailbroken iOS 16 handset thanks to palera1n, then you might be excited to learn that you may be able to use one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks, checkl0ck, to enable a native passcode or biometric authentication (such as Touch ID or Face ID) user experience.
Anne enables biometric protection for the Photos app’s Hidden album
When you feel a little bit secretive about certain photos or videos, you can always hide them away in the native Photos app’s dedicated Hidden album. Unfortunately, they won’t be safe from prying eyes when the user knows where to look.
Checkl0ck officially released, enables biometric authentication on A11 devices running iOS 14 & jailbroken via checkra1n
Just a couple of days ago, we told you all about a then upcoming jailbreak tweak dubbed Checkl0ck by iOS developer FoxfortMobile intended to enable biometric authentication on A11 chip-equipped handsets that had been jailbroken with checkra1n.
Upcoming checkl0ck jailbreak tweak to enable biometric authentication on A11 handsets pwned on iOS 14 by checkra1n
If you’re using checkra1n to jailbreak an A11-equipped handset with iOS or iPadOS 14, then you can’t have a native passcode or use biometric authentication methods like Face ID or Touch ID.
Spore: A jailbreak tweak that works overtime to secure apps with passcodes & authentication
Privacy is a valuable thing, and while iPhones can be secured with a passcode or biometric authentication such as Face ID or Touch ID, many still feel like Apple could do more to improve user privacy — especially for when someone manages to get ahold of your passcode or you hand your unlocked device to another person for one reason or another.
IntelligentPass 4 intelligently disables your handset’s passcode and authentication in low risk environments
Your iPhone or iPad will be its most secure when protected by a passcode or some form of biometric authentication, be it Face ID or Touch ID.
But most would agree that such methods of security aren’t necessary in every environment at all times — such as when you’re alone in your own home.
Owl upgrades the official Twitter app on jailbroken devices at no extra charge
There are several third-party apps for accessing Twitter on the iOS platform, but there’s no question that the official Twitter app is the most popular by far. Unfortunately, it lacks a number of features that could make the user experience as good or better than many third-party alternatives, which is why they exist in the first place.
If you aren’t interested in spending money for a third-party Twitter client and you have a jailbroken handset at your disposal, then the good news is that you can take advantage of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Owl by iOS developer Michael Lema to breathe new life into the existing official Twitter app.
LockApps helps you protect individual apps with biometric authentication
If you’re in need of augmented security for your iPhone’s apps, then a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed LockApps by iOS developer Azozz ALFiras could be just what you need.
Just as the name implies, LockApps lets users secure apps from their Home screen by requiring some form of biometric authentication to use them. The tweak currently supports both Face ID and Touch ID, depending on what your handset comes from the factory with.
IntelligentPass 3 disables passcodes and authentication in ‘low risk’ environments
Most people turn to passcodes or biometric authentication to keep the data on their iPhones and iPads safe from unwanted prying eyes. But as many would agree, there can be certain times when such security measures may be unnecessary or workflow inhibiting, such as when your handset is safe in your home or when you’re physically holding it.
IntelligentPass 3 is a commendable jailbreak tweak by iOS developers Luke Murris and Geometric Software that prevents your pwned iOS device from asking you to enter a passcode or authenticate yourself in ‘low risk’ environments. The tweak identifies said environments based on criteria that you, the user, configure.
InstallProtect12 makes you authenticate yourself to install or uninstall jailbreak packages
InstallProtect12 is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer Castyte, and we’re particularly excited to show it to you.
While most jailbreak tweaks are somewhat subjective depending on the user, this one seems like a no-brainer for most as it seriously augments the jailbroken handset experience on all fronts. More specifically, it necessitates biometric authentication to manage packages in three of the most popular package management apps, including Cydia, Sileo, and Zebra.
SiriUnlock lets you access more data with Siri without unlocking your handset
Siri can make interacting with your iOS handset easier, and more specifically, the ‘Hey Siri’ feature comes in handy when you have dirty hands and you don’t want to touch your device. But when your handset is locked, Apple prevents Siri from accessing certain things to protect your privacy from those who may try to exploit her handiness to reveal personal information about you.
While we can understand Apple’s reasoning for doing this, we also understand that some iOS device power users care more about functionality than privacy, and so it would’ve been nice if Apple offered more flexibility in this department. Fortunately, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called SiriUnlock by iOS developer CokePokes makes this happen.