A lot of jailbreakers have already made the switch to iPhone X and are now feeling the itch to jailbreak it. Here’s a list of top 5 features jailbreakers want to have on iPhone X.
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Why iPhone X deserves a jailbreak?
Every flagship smartphone Apple releases deserves a jailbreak. This holds true for the Apple’s latest smartphone, iPhone X as well.
iPhone X doesn’t actually come with a whole lot of new features. Some new features have been stolen from jailbreak tweaks while others such as the notch are just plain stupid.
What iPhone X does have is the ability to allow tweak developers to fully experiment with it. Features such as the edgeless OLED display, notch, FaceID, gestures are just waiting to be tweaked.
Here’s a good example of what tweaks will allow you to do on this device.
Amazing iPhone X notch concept by @0therPlanet. Who wants this as a Cydia tweak? #RETWEET pic.twitter.com/zVI5kdrJcD
— Yalu Jailbreak (@Yalujb) September 19, 2017
Although there are a lot of other benefits to switching over to the X, it doesn’t come close to a jailbroken iPhone. Here’s why we need a jailbreak for iPhone X right now.
5 Features that should be a part of iPhone X
1. A real Home Button
The good old Home button has been around since the very first iPhone and it’s definitely hard to part ways with it after almost ten years.
So a real Home button is obviously at the top of every jailbreaker’s wishlist.
Fortunately, we already have such tweaks ready. NoPlaceLikeHome tweak by LaughingQuoll has been simulated on iPhone X XCode simulator.
2. Remove the Notch
The general public is having a hard time figuring out what to make of the notch. Some users are loving it while some hate the little black section at the top.
As far as jailbreakers go, they absolutely despise the notch and are already looking for a way to hide it.
It would be great to get the notch blend in with the background, which will give the illusion of a full bezel. The noNotch tweak by developer Jake James will allow you to do just that once a jailbreak drops.
Here’s another concept that hides the notch in landscape mode and activates it in portrait mode.
Landscape Notch – Show/Hide? @stroughtonsmith @steipete @jamesthomson @flyosity @drbarnard @agiletortoise @_inside pic.twitter.com/09VfVCMP3w
— Alex Devarty (@devarty) September 14, 2017
3. Dark mode
A Dark or Night mode will be very useful since this smartphone uses an OLED display. iOS 11 doesn’t have a native Dark mode as of yet so this will be a welcome addition.
The main advantage of OLED screens is that you can actually turn off certain pixels. Therefore, a Dark mode will end up saving a lot of battery while giving you the benefit of Dark mode.
Remember, we can’t do this with the LCD screens in older models. There is already a dark mode for these devices but it doesn’t save battery.
4. BioProtect with FaceID
BioProtect is a must-have jailbreak tweak for keeping your device safe and secure.
Until now, you could only use TouchID but FaceID will add a whole another dimension of security to this amazing tweak. FaceID is extremely secure and nearly impossible to break.
5. FaceID-based Activator gestures
Activator can achieve so much more with the new FaceID facial recognition system. For example, you could add a “blink to unlock” gesture to instantly unlock your iPhone.
You can also enable gestures like blinking twice to close an app or lock your device. There are a lot of possibilities when you integrate FaceID with Activator gestures.
That’s pretty much it! There are also a couple of other features that didn’t make it to this list – swipe-up Control Center, multitasking mode, black status bar.
If you have any other feature you want on your iPhone X, leave a comment below.
When is an iPhone X jailbreak coming?
Believe it or not, iPhone X already has a jailbreak!
Tencent KeenLab was able to successfully jailbreak it and they even demonstrated it in a security conference. Unfortunately, this jailbreak is private and there will not be a public release.
Another security researcher is working on an iOS 11 jailbreak. However, he hasn’t made public any details about it yet.
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