While those with an iPhone 5s might be waiting for 64-bit Mobile Substrate
support, that doesn’t mean that an update isn’t coming soon, and jailbreak developers will soon be able to tap into Apple’s Touch ID to do some really cool things.
One iOS developer that goes by the name of Limneos
, well-known for his work on the popular CallBar
jailbreak tweak, has already been working on a project that uses Touch ID for launching applications on the home screen.
When installed, if the user tries to open an application on their home screen, they will be asked to authenticate themselves via the use of Touch ID before the application will open. A pop-up titled "Limneos Bio Authenticate" pops up asking the user to put their finger on the Touch ID scanner. You can check out Limneos' video demonstration of the tweak via the YouTube video below:
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For those with an iPhone 5s, this kind of authentication will blow password authentication right out of the water. There have been several security jailbreak tweaks in the past the require a password or PIN number before an application will be opened, but with Touch ID, combined with this upcoming jailbreak tweak, the user no longer has to type anything in, rather the Touch ID sensor will do all of the work for them.
With the additional security, iPhone 5s users will feel safe in knowing that they're the only ones that can open the applications on their home screen.
Limneos' teaser video has no information regarding a release date or price, but it's certain that it won't be released until Mobile Substrate is first publicly updated to support 64-bit devices.