Having a jailbroken iDevice is a blessing from a user’s perspective. Despite Apple’s take on that, you get to explore tons of new features you didn’t even know existed. But yeah, one needs to be vigilant when setting out to jailbreak their iPhone/iPad.

For the entire process to go fruitful, you need to select a tool that effectively works on your device. The most popular one available right now is checkra1n. Even that can’t help with A12 and A13 iPhones. Still, we do keep our hopes high.

checkra1n vulnerability

In fact for the time being, you have to drop your plans to get elated privileges on A12/A13 handsets through jailbreaking. What if you have an older phone, say an iPhone X? That means, you can wallow in the truckload of features like minimised call screen, always on VPN, etc.

Have you ever got your phone stolen? If the thief turns it off, the chances are pretty narrow for you to track your way back. Prevention is better than cure, isn’t it? So, here we introduce you to StopAStupidThief, which is a jailbreak tweak to disable power down menu on lock screen.
stopastupidthief jailbreak tweak

You can get it for free from this repo and it’s open-source as well. No one can access power off menu once you have StopAStupidThief installed on your iDevice. Meaning, those who take your phone has to keep it turned on.
cydia jailbreak tweak stopastupidthief

When the tweak went live yesterday, the developer had known only one way to access the menu. As you might already know, it’s possible to open it up by holding the lock. So, he released an update within hours after the first build went live.

So yeah, when you have this jailbreak tweak installed on your iPhone, it’s impossible not to even get SOS power down menu. In short, it will bring you some time to track in case you lose or someone steals the phone from you.

But there is another angle to this. If your phone freezes for an unknown reason, it could create a weird situation because power down menu is beyond your reach. And, the only choice left in your pocket is hard reset. Another disadvantage is the developer couldn’t verify its status on iOS 13.

Note:- Have a look at our iOS section for more jailbreaking related stories.

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Rahul Krishnan, a wordsmith from Kerala, India is always in lookout for his next article idea. He is a fanatic reader. And, the rumour is that his mom has recently hidden his debit card so that he won't buy books anymore. She doesn't know he has a spare one.

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