Tuesday, September 15, 2015

iPhone iOS 8 3D Touch Jailbreak Tweak For Older Models

If you don't plan to buy any of new Apple's smartphones then upcoming iPhone iOS 8 3D Touch jailbreak tweak will bring you opportunity to try out new feature on older Apple's devices.

For the first time ever, with this 3D Touch feature the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can now detect how much pressure has been applied to the screen in three different levels, and will provide a new set of menus and actions based on that level of force. For example, while inside apps like Notes, Mail, and Messages, you can make the keyboard behave like a trackpad by pressing harder on it to easily manipulate text. Now, thanks to popular Greek developer Elias Limneos, jailbreak fans have a 3D Touch inspired tweak to look forward to in the near future.

As you know currently only new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with 3D Touch option. They are embedded with capacitive sensors built into the backlit of the Retina HD display that calculate the distance between the cover glass and the backlit which makes this feature possible. Limneos’ 3D Touch jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 devices, which is currently in development, aims to emulate this as best as possible on older hardware.

This upcoming jailbreak tweak has been teased in a new video by Elias Limneos. The package itself will be released onto Cydia under the Touch 3D name. This doesn’t mean that the tweak will enable your device to differentiate between hard and light presses but rather brings the same actions and shortcuts of 3D Touch to iOS 8, and more importantly older iPhones.

As you can see from the video, Limneos has 3D Touch-inspired shortcut gestures for the Settings app, Phone app, and Camera app. The tweak will likely feature Activator support for customizing the invoking method for the pop-up shortcut menus, but to align itself more closely to how the real 3D Touch works, users will be able to long-press on apps to bring up the shortcuts.

The developer hasn’t provided any information about the 3D touch jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 iPhone as to when it will be public launched and how it functions. Of course it’s really exciting to see how fast the jailbreak community is in porting new features to older Apple's iPhones.


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