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  • Limneos Teases Upcoming Tweak for Opening Apps With Touch ID on iPhone 5s


    While those with an iPhone 5s might be waiting for 64-bit Mobile Substrate support, that doesnít mean that an update isnít coming soon, and jailbreak developers will soon be able to tap into Appleís 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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    YouTube Video

    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.

    Sources: Limneos
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Limneos Teases Upcoming Tweak for Opening Apps With Touch ID on iPhone 5s started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Adrian97c's Avatar
      Adrian97c -
      Well how did he get it to work without MS? lol so confused and annoyed that my 5S is worthless
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adrian97c View Post
      Well how did he get it to work without MS? lol so confused and annoyed that my 5S is worthless
      It took quite some time for us to even get this JB. It will only be a bit longer before the Mobile Substrate is updated for the 64bit architecture that your iPhone 5s houses. Patience is key. I'd rather wait than deal with some buggy tweaks that don't work.
    1. cashboxz01's Avatar
      cashboxz01 -
      Yeah SCIENCE!!!!
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      What's that homescreen tweak he has installed? Looks like a theme.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      Patiently waiting for the iphone 6s, Yep, that's what I'm doing...Lol
    1. dwizurd's Avatar
      dwizurd -
      This tweak is an automatic must for me. I absolutely love call bar too.
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      lol "please give me the finger"
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      I though that nobody could access the chip where the fingerprint is stored... I mean didnt tim cook say that when announcing the new iphone 5s??
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      I though that nobody could access the chip where the fingerprint is stored... I mean didnt tim cook say that when announcing the new iphone 5s??
      They cannot access your fingerprint as it is encrypted. But they can still take advantage touch id. Even apple said eventually they will put of an API for touch Id that devs can use. (Think of using a mobile banking app logging in with touch id. More security + faster login. Everybody wins )
    1. rodnutz's Avatar
      rodnutz -
      Was seriously hoping something like this would pop up once a jailbreak hit the scene. I was hoping it would be included with the next Lockdown Pro update since it's one of my favorite apps. Even when the updated MS drops ill still wait to see what LDP has to offer before grabbing this... It definitely a must buy for me since I use quite a few financial apps and such on my phone.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      What's that homescreen tweak he has installed? Looks like a theme.
      It looks like just a wallpaper but it is reactive to where he touches.
    1. BIG BUFF's Avatar
      BIG BUFF -
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselVexx View Post
      Patiently waiting for the iphone 6s, Yep, that's what I'm doing...Lol
      Damn homey you got patients lol...
    1. ZSakowski's Avatar
      ZSakowski -
      I wonder what the security implications are with someone hacking the TouchID technology to use with jb apps? Didn't Apple say that the hardware wasn't linked to any software to keep people from stealing other peoples fingerprints?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZSakowski View Post
      I wonder what the security implications are with someone hacking the TouchID technology to use with jb apps? Didn't Apple say that the hardware wasn't linked to any software to keep people from stealing other peoples fingerprints?
      Its a finger print "recognition pad". There's no such thing as "hacking it". The beauty of this fingerprint technology is that it takes a person's "actual" fingerprint to engage the unlock mechanism of any software using it. It's not like you can print out the image and lay the image on the scanner.

      Retinal and fingerprint scanners are as hack proof as it gets.
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      Just had a brilliant idea...

      Activator. TouchID. Using different fingers for different actions/launching different apps.

      Boom.
    1. dwizurd's Avatar
      dwizurd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      Just had a brilliant idea...

      Activator. TouchID. Using different fingers for different actions/launching different apps.

      Boom.
      Mind = blown.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Thats basically like icon passcode, except using touch ID instead.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Padgoi View Post
      What's that homescreen tweak he has installed? Looks like a theme.
      It looks very similar to way vWallpaper/2 responds when you touch the screen of your iDevice.It was a tweak released for ios4 then updated for ios5 not sure if it made it to ios6

      Very CPU/Battery hungry in those days...cool tho.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      Just had a brilliant idea...

      Activator. TouchID. Using different fingers for different actions/launching different apps.

      Boom.
      Superb idea!
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      Authenticate*