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...
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.
It’s important to have a passcode on your iPhone or iPad because it helps keep your information safe by ensuring that only an authenticated user is able to access your apps and personal data. But have you ever found yourself annoyed about the fact that you’re asked to authenticate yourself after respringing your jailbroken handset?
Typically when you’re respringing a device, you’re doing it because you just installed a new jailbreak tweak or because you just applied new settings to an already-installed tweak. In both cases, having to enter your passcode to get back to what you were doing is an extra step that most users would probably prefer to do without.
If you’re searching for quirky and unique ways to make your pwned handset stand out from the rest, then a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed RomanPad by iOS developer Simalary might be able to help.
Just as the tweak’s name implies, RomanPad replaces the traditional numbers on the buttons on the passcode and phone dialer interfaces with Roman numerals.