If you are a fan of AndroidLock XT, the Android inspired jailbreak tweak that lets you unlock your iPhone by drawing a pattern, then you are going to love this jailbreak tweak, as it a much better version.
PatternUnlock allows you to draw a pattern to unlock the device, instead of entering the mundane numeric or alphanumeric passcode.
The jailbreak tweak offers tons of options, which can be configured via the Settings app (Settings -> PatternUnlock). You start off by turning on PatternUnlock, which will prompt you to enter a pattern that can be created by connecting any of the 9 dots. You will be prompted to re-enter the pattern to confirm it.
That’s it, you’re all set. Now when you unlock your iPhone, you’ll be prompted to draw the pattern to unlock it instead of entering the passcode. If you’ve set a passcode, then you can tap on the keyboard button to the right of the Option bar to bypass PatternUnlock and enter the passcode instead. You can tap on the SOS button to make an Emergency call.
You also get to select from 5 built-in themes (Settings > PatternUnlock > Select Theme). The developer has also provided a guide on how to create your own themes.
You can also enable haptic feedback while using the tweak via the Settings app. You can set haptic feedback when you touch a point and also when you successful unlock the device.
Your pattern information is stored using AES-256 bit encryption and the device’s keychain. The developer has disclosed that over 620,000 different patterns possible in PatterUnlock. The developer has also recommended setting a passcode in addition to PatternUnlock for extra security.
Here’s a brief demo of the tweak in action:
As you can see, PatternUnlock works beautifully and is compatible with lock screen tweaks such as LockInfo, IntelliScreenX, Unfold, JellyLock, Atom, Cydget etc.
The tweak has been developed by Jonas Gessman. It is available for $1.99 on Cydia and you can purchase and install it using the download link provided below. It is compatible with iOS 6 or later and works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Warning: Please note that there seems to be bug, where the pattern doesn’t work for the first time when you reboot your device. If you have a passcode then you can bypass PatternUnlock to get past the lock screen.