Draw a picture for your passcode with this jailbreak tweak

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You unlock your iPhone by either having it read your fingerprint or typing in a simple passcode. On Android, you unlock your device by drawing a pattern between a grid of dots.

But imagine being able to unlock your iPhone with art. Imagine painting a smiley face, or scrawling your signature, or heck, drawing a pornographic picture on your iPhone display and having it magically spring to life.

That’s just what a new jailbreak tweak lets you do.

Called Stride 2 and available for jailbroken iOS 7 device, the tweak allows you to ‘Draw Your Passcode.’ You simply configure the pattern you want to use, set the sensitivity (how close the drawing has to be to your pattern in order to unlock), and you’re off.

It’s pretty neat, and I think probably a lot more secure than an easy-to-remember passcode. A drawing can have infinitely more variation than a configuration of numbers, or patterns drawn on a grid. Although let’s face it, I can’t be the only person tempted to make a crude drawing of a penis my Stride 2 passcode, can I?

Stride 2 is available on Cydia’s BigBoss Repo for just $2.99.

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