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Stride brings fully customizable gesture unlock system to jailbroken iPhones

Popular jailbreak tweak and App Store developer Adam Bell released a new and unique tweak for jailbroken iPhones. It is called “Stride” and replaces your iPhone or iPod touch’s slide-to-unlock and passcode input screen with a fully customizable gesture unlock system.

As you can see in the promotional video above, you are not limited by a 9-point field like Android phones or by having to draw a specified pattern on top of an image. You can practically draw any shape, letter, or gesture that you want. You can even use a signature.

The gesture entry into your iPhone and iPod touch is built to act as a replacement for your PIN code, which appears after you “slide to unlock,” but the tweak was developed with two layers of security in mind.

The PIN unlock will appear after you draw your gesture, but it is completely optional for those who just want to rely on the gesture unlock. Skipping PIN entry is an easy-to-access option in Stride’s preferences. Additionally, there is a button to skip the gesture unlock and enter your PIN code when you suddenly find yourself unable to remember your gesture.

Stride costs $2.99 and is available from the Big Boss Repo in the Cydia Store.

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