iPhone Anyone else having TouchID issues after jailbreaking?

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  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    When I got my iPhone 6 a month ago, I was pleased to see how well TouchID worked. After jailbreaking, it doesn't work so well anymore. Not sure why since I haven't installed any TouchID tweaks or tweaks that utilize TouchID.

    90% I get a 'Try Again' error after I try to unlock the phone. After a few times it just goes to the passcode lock.

    Anyone else experiencing difficulties with using TouchID?
     
  2. tblisscoug macrumors newbie

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    I was having issues where my iPhone 6 was going straight to passcode unlock and once i got rid of Activator the problem seemed to go away.
     
  3. elmizzt macrumors newbie

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    I had similar problems, not quite 90% but often enough to be noticeable.

    Did a backup and a fresh restore, then jb, then restore from backup. So far this has seemed to fix it for me.

    Other data points:

    I never did an OTA update, always updated through itunes.

    I did have activator installed before and still do.

    I did have to re-setup touch id after the restore.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    My touchID works fine on my JB 6 Plus.
    Maybe something you installed is causing this.
    Start remove one by one to isolate the culprit.
     
  5. FriednTested macrumors 6502

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    I would say down to 80% from 99.9%...

    Edit: success rate I mean...
     
  6. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    I've got my 6+ jailbroken and have Activator installed and I have zero issues with TouchID. I'm thinking you may have another app that's interfering.
     
  7. bushido Suspended

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    unlocking works fine but double tap for reachability isn't working as good anymore. Always ltakes a few attempts
     
  8. themyst macrumors 6502

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    Activator breaks many touch sensor related inputs. After I got rid of it, works perfectly.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There you have it.
    I don't have activator installed and Touch ID and reachability works perfect.
     
  10. snowmandc macrumors newbie

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    I just uninstalled activator and it seems to be back to 99% again thanks!
     
  11. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    I just jailbroke today and I've noticed a few touchID integrated apps not working with it.

    Discover Mobile app doesn't pick up touchID at all. Just asks for my pin. Pretty sure it worked pre-jailbreak.

    The other is Yik Yak. Not really an app I care about, but there's an option to protect "Yaks" and replies with touchID. If you try to enable it, it spits out an error "You need to be on an iOS 8.0+ and have touchID or a passcode enabled to protect your Yaks!".

    So something weird is going on.
     
  12. timmay77 macrumors member

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    No Activator, and my TouchID won't work correctly either. I only had Winterboard, a theme (didn't matter which one), and Springtomize installed, and it would not work. If I went in and re did my finger prints, it would work for about 15 minutes, then back to not working at all. Over and over. I DFU reset my phone to remove the Jailbreak. Not worth it.....
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's a well known issue with springtomize.
    Remove it for a day and test it out.
     
  14. timmay77 macrumors member

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    I removed it and still had issues.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And removed activator?
     
  16. timmay77 macrumors member

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    I never had it installed......

    It was doing these issues before installing Springtomize.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sucks.
    Mine and a few other 6 plus models I jb work fine.
     
  18. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    Only issues I've have with TouchID are those apps that have it integrated as I mentioned above. App Store TouchID works fine and unlocking my phone.

    I noticed another app that I think I lost TouchID support from...Amazon. If I remember right, pre-jailbreak I could use TouchID to login to certain parts of the app. Doesn't even pop up anymore.

    I have pretty minimal amount of tweaks installed. Haven't installed/reinstalled anything besides anything below. I just jailbroke yesterday.

    f.lux
    FakeTimeWarner
    LocationHolic
    Nitrous
    NoSlowAnimations
    Phantom for Snapchat
     
  19. timmay77 macrumors member

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    I tried one more time and it seems to be working now. Time will tell. Thanks for the advice.
     

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