In August, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called AutoOK
by iOS developer Atlas Wegman. The tweak made it so that entering a text-based passcode would behave more like entering a PIN number-pased passcode. When you finish typing your text-based passcode, this tweak would automatically unlock your iOS device without you needing to tap on the "OK" button, but that was on iOS 6; iOS 7 doesn't have that "OK" button anymore, instead, you have to tap on the blue "Done" button shown that appears where the "Cancel" button is in the screenshot above once you've entered text.
The developer has just launched an iOS 7-ready version of the tweak in Cydia called AutoOK7
, and this tweak does the same thing that AutoOK did, but it has been re-written from the ground up with iOS 7 compatibility in mind.
With the tweak installed, when you enter your text-based passcode on the Lock Screen, you can skip the step of tapping on the "Done" button completely. Instead, once you've correctly entered your text-based passcode, your iOS device will unlock automatically.
The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable and disable the tweak on demand. Here, you will also need to enter your text-based passcode in the text box so that the tweak knows when you've entered the correct passcode on your Lock Screen and can help you bypass the "Done" button:
The tweak works like a charm, and if you like the idea of being able to skip the seemingly unnecessary step, AutoOK7 is available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for 99¢. AutoOK7 is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS 7 devices. The original AutoOK is still available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository, but it only supports iOS 6 and earlier. AutoOK7 supports iOS 7 and earlier.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4