While most people use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock their modern iPhones and iPads, there are still times when you’ll be required to enter your passcode. Examples include after rebooting your device, after pressing and holding certain buttons on your device, failing a biometric authentication attempt, and when you don’t have biometrics set up on your device.
As jailbreakers, one thing we always try to do is find something fun and quirky that makes our handset stand out from the stock crowd, and that’s precisely what you can come to expect from a new, free jailbreak tweak release called PinAnim by iOS developer ExeRhythm.
There’s something to be said about the retro look of Windows XP that makes it feel both nostalgic and homey, especially if you used it at one point in your life. But now you can have that same experience every time you pick up your jailbroken iPhone.
Just a little over three years ago, we showed you an interesting new take on the iPhone’s passcode entry interface called Hive. The name spoke volumes about the tweak’s purpose, as it introduced a hexagonal-inspired aesthetic to the passcode entry interface that you’d typically find in a beehive.
Apple's watchOS 8.5 update brings out a new feature that allows you to complete purchases and subscriptions on your Apple TV from the Apple Watch on your wrist.
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.
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.
If you forgot your iPhone passcode, take advantage of a handy Security Lockout feature to erase your device without having to plug it into a computer in DFU recovery mode.
One of the more substantial caveats that plagues jailbreaking an A11 chip-equipped handset running iOS 14 via checkra1n is that you can’t use a passcode. Affected devices include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and even the coveted iPhone X. But perhaps not anymore…
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.
With iOS 15, you can approve personal Siri requests on your iPhone, such as accessing your contacts, by wearing your Apple Watch without having to use Face/Touch ID or your passcode.
Thanks to the checkm8 bootrom exploit that powers it, the checkra1n jailbreak has earned a reputation for its resilience. No mere software update can patch this exploit, and so susceptible devices (those equipped with A7-A11 chips) should effectively be jailbreakable for life...