'Disabled' Keeps Your iPhone From Locking You Out After Too Many Incorrect Passcodes
We've probably all had that real upsetting experience of a friend or a family member thinking that it would be funny to enter our passcode incorrectly on our Lock Screen so many times that we've been locked out of our iOS device for 1, 5, 15, or even 60 minutes. Then, when you really want to use your device, you can't.
If you experience this a lot with people around you that think this is funny, a new free jailbreak tweak called disabled
by iOS developer Javier Brito will prevent your iOS device from locking you out. Instead, your friends or family members can enter as many passcode attempts as they want to, but when you go to use your iOS device, you won't have to worry about it being disabled.
The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable or disable the tweak on demand. This might come in handy when you only want to enable the tweak around people that you know are going to be messing with you and your iOS device, and you can disable it elsewhere. There's also an option for bypassing the locked device with Notification Center, although your Mail messages will remain protected:
If you want to give disabled a try to prevent the headache of a disabled iOS device, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4