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  • 'Piano Passcode' Lets You Play Piano Sequences to Unlock Your iOS Device


    Uniqueness is a word that we can use to describe a new jailbreak tweak called Piano Passcode by iOS developer Jonathan Winger Lang. This tweak allows you to unlock your iOS device by using a piano sequence; the only way to unlock the device will be to play the piano sequence that you set in the tweak's preferences, similarly to a passcode.

    This musical lock screen is pretty neat. After you’ve set the sequence you want to play for your passcode (default is 1234567), you will be able to play that sequence every time your device gets locked to unlock the device. Additionally, as you are playing the piano to unlock your iOS device, you can hear the piano as you play it, and as you tap on the individual keys, they will become shadowed to indicate that you are pressing them down, which is a nice aesthetic touch.



    From the tweak’s preferences pane, you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, which may be necessary for times when you want to be able to get into your device easily, or just don’t want to play the piano. Under that, you will be able to change the piano sequence that you use to unlock your device, and under that you can enable secure mode.

    When choosing a sequence, you can only use the digits 1 through 7. This is because there are only 7 white keys. If you pick anything above 7, you may have issues unlocking your device, so when we say stick to digits 1 through 7, we mean it! The black keys on the keyboard are no usable, so you can't use them in your sequence. If you have a basic iOS passcode enabled, you will need to disable it before you begin using Piano Passcode.

    Notably, the tweak may not be compatible with all lock screen jailbreak tweaks. Users of lock screen-enhancing jailbreak tweaks should be wary of this. You will also need to un-mute your device’s ringer/silent switch in order to hear the piano playing, or else you will still be able to unlock your device, but you won’t hear the piano.

    If you're interested in giving Piano Passcode a try, you can grab it from Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for just 99¢!

    Name: Piano Passcode
    Price: 99¢
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Jonathan Winger Lang
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Piano Passcode' Lets You Play Piano Sequences to Unlock Your iOS Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. wiipro's Avatar
      wiipro -
      Awesome
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Looks great, but this guy is obviously not a musicians. Piano keys have letter names, not numbers.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Looks great, but this guy is obviously not a musicians. Piano keys have letter names, not numbers.
      I think it's because the iOS pass code uses numbers, not letters.
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      So what if someone hears the tones? Wouldn't that make it easy persay to figure out the "pass code"
    1. jigyar's Avatar
      jigyar -
      Quote Originally Posted by wiipro View Post
      Awesome
      Awesome? Are you serious?
      This is just stupid. Not only do you have to hide your iPhone but you have to be far away from people so they won't hear your tune.
      Unlocking has just become easier.
    1. Freund117's Avatar
      Freund117 -
      has anyone found any really cool sounding password?
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
    1. zoogderrick2's Avatar
      zoogderrick2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Freund117 View Post
      has anyone found any really cool sounding password?
      Mario Overworld
      333135

      Epona's Song (Zelda 64)
      42142142121

      Bolero of Fire (Zelda 64)
      42426464
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      you can use a virtual piano to help
      http://www.virtualpiano.net/
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Anthony, how could you not have written about Velox yet, but you wrote about this!?
    1. Dainelli's Avatar
      Dainelli -
      I want to jailbreak my device now specifically for this.
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      I think it's because the iOS pass code uses numbers, not letters.
      Actually you can use letters if you turn off "Simple Passcode", which is the 4-digit PIN.
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raybeast View Post
      Anthony, how could you not have written about Velox yet, but you wrote about this!?
      EXACTLY! I tipped them to Velox WEEKS ago before it even hit many websites, and nothing. But this thing (That is NOT an original, btw, this comes from the MIUI ROM from Android, I had it on my Note 2 a long time ago, and this one has no mention of inspiration and claims to be original) gets an entire article. I used to love this place, but it's starting to become a wasteland.
    1. HighTymes's Avatar
      HighTymes -
      Well this little tweak put my i5 into boot loop :/ Back to stock iPhone here I come.
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      Well this little tweak put my i5 into boot loop :/ Back to stock iPhone here I come.
      Ouch--do you have many/any other lockscreen tweaks installed that might be giving it a big conflict?
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      EXACTLY! I tipped them to Velox WEEKS ago before it even hit many websites, and nothing. But this thing (That is NOT an original, btw, this comes from the MIUI ROM from Android, I had it on my Note 2 a long time ago, and this one has no mention of inspiration and claims to be original) gets an entire article. I used to love this place, but it's starting to become a wasteland.
      Just wondering why modmyi didn't have any review about this nice tweak. I love it on my iphone5
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      Just wondering why modmyi didn't have any review about this nice tweak. I love it on my iphone5
      There was a review done on Velox about a month ago before it was released on Cydia.
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      EXACTLY! I tipped them to Velox WEEKS ago before it even hit many websites, and nothing. But this thing (That is NOT an original, btw, this comes from the MIUI ROM from Android, I had it on my Note 2 a long time ago, and this one has no mention of inspiration and claims to be original) gets an entire article. I used to love this place, but it's starting to become a wasteland.
      Well, looks like Velox finally showed up here. Sweet.
    1. iM1sf1t's Avatar
      iM1sf1t -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Looks great, but this guy is obviously not a musicians. Piano keys have letter names, not numbers.
      If you've ever been around a studio in Nashville, you would know that notes do in fact have numbers...
    1. HighTymes's Avatar
      HighTymes -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Ouch--do you have many/any other lockscreen tweaks installed that might be giving it a big conflict?

      Ya I have intelli and theme stuff but was able to recover doing a hard reset then held vol up and was able to boot and uninstalled it and everything booted up fine 😃