iPhone Anyone using Virtual Home on the 5s?

3bs

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Is it safe to have this tweak enabled?
Safe in what sense? It's not crashing my 5S if that's what you mean. It works but I think it's a bit slow because it's waiting to see if you will keep touching it for the app switcher. I've emailed the developer asking if he can add an option to disable long hold for app switcher or maybe make it a double tap to trigger app switcher.
 

creativedogmedia

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I guess it seems a step quicker than the standard way. It feels less secure but I guess it's not since it still needs my thumbprint. Right?
 

3bs

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I guess it seems a step quicker than the standard way. It feels less secure but I guess it's not since it still needs my thumbprint. Right?
I uninstalled it for the time being so you'll have to check yourself but I don't think it has any effect on how you unlock your phone so it will still need your fingerprint to unlock, so no I don't think it has any effect on how secure your phone is.
 

BumpyFlatline

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where did you get this tweak/app ?
Default repo. Refresh your sources if you don't see it. Or just search for it.

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Safe in what sense? It's not crashing my 5S if that's what you mean. It works but I think it's a bit slow because it's waiting to see if you will keep touching it for the app switcher. I've emailed the developer asking if he can add an option to disable long hold for app switcher or maybe make it a double tap to trigger app switcher.
Good point. Double tap would be much better instead of tap and hold.

Edit: I can't get the single tap to work. Only the tap and hold works for the multitasking. I'm gonna wait for future updates. Not very smooth for me right now. Wish I could just use zephyr!
 
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jjk454ss

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Noticed you can use any finger, at least it's working for me with fingers I dont have registered. Which I think is great since it's nothing you need secured in any way. Still to unlock I need to use a finger that's registered.
 

robotphood

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I would prefer zephyr as well but this will do. At first my timing was a bit off when I tried to single tap vs hold because of the delay. My muscle memory is getting better now and I'm getting it on most tries. A shorter duration & and double tap would be nice though. We are all used to using the home button that way.

One "bug" for me is purchases using touch id disable the tweak. Respring required to re-enable it.
 

jjk454ss

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I would prefer zephyr as well but this will do. At first my timing was a bit off when I tried to single tap vs hold because of the delay. My muscle memory is getting better now and I'm getting it on most tries. A shorter duration & and double tap would be nice though. We are all used to using the home button that way.

One "bug" for me is purchases using touch id disable the tweak. Respring required to re-enable it.
Yeah, can't wait for Zephyr again.
 

TheSlimOne

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I like the app, its been pretty easy to transition to it. The issue I see with Zephyr is it is going to be fighting with the control center.

I haven't used the touch for app purchase so this one works great for me.
 

robotphood

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I like the app, its been pretty easy to transition to it. The issue I see with Zephyr is it is going to be fighting with the control center.



I haven't used the touch for app purchase so this one works great for me.

I'm guessing it'll be something like left half for control center and right half for zephyr. I already do something like this with activator for bringing up app switcher. Zephyr also had that function for certain sections of the screen edges for multitasking.
 

lukejc1

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I'm having a pretty big issue with this tweak. I had it installed and it worked fine, but the Touch ID to unlock the phone wouldn't work anymore. The phone doesn't react to my finger print at all anymore.
 

robotphood

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I'm having a pretty big issue with this tweak. I had it installed and it worked fine, but the Touch ID to unlock the phone wouldn't work anymore. The phone doesn't react to my finger print at all anymore.

Did you purchase anything with touch id in the AppStore? Respring/restart do anything?
 

lukejc1

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Did you purchase anything with touch id in the AppStore? Respring/restart do anything?
I haven't purchased anything recently so I don't know if that was affected by the tweak.

Respring/restart does sort of fix the issue. If the TouchID is disabled and I want to enable it, I have to turn it on and then respring to make it work. Kind of a nuisance but not that bad, I suppose.
 

carjakester

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i wish it could just bypass the actual fingerprint, i don't really need it but using a fingerprint is faster and easier than sliding to unlock, also my fingers don't really work with the touch id very well either.
 

robotphood

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Jun 25, 2010
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Anyone using Virtual Home on the 5s?

I haven't purchased anything recently so I don't know if that was affected by the tweak.



Respring/restart does sort of fix the issue. If the TouchID is disabled and I want to enable it, I have to turn it on and then respring to make it work. Kind of a nuisance but not that bad, I suppose.

That's an odd one. Maybe something is conflicting with it? Mine only gets disabled if I make a purchase. Otherwise it functions properly.

i wish it could just bypass the actual fingerprint, i don't really need it but using a fingerprint is faster and easier than sliding to unlock, also my fingers don't really work with the touch id very well either.

Contact the dev perhaps. Not sure if it's possible but worth a shot. He's active on twitter and also reddit I believe:

http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/1u6y9v/virtual_home_is_released/


There's also someone else on reddit working on a touchid tweak. I noticed he was taking a lot of suggestions.

http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/1u6y9v/virtual_home_is_released/
 

jjk454ss

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I'm having a pretty big issue with this tweak. I had it installed and it worked fine, but the Touch ID to unlock the phone wouldn't work anymore. The phone doesn't react to my finger print at all anymore.
Same here
 

goonerm3

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Jan 5, 2013
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Did you purchase anything with touch id in the AppStore? Respring/restart do anything?
This tweak doesnt use the actual fingerprint scanner it simply detects if you've touched the scanner. Thats why it also works with any finger. Ive gotten quite used to it now so it works well. Also puts less wear and tear on the home button.
 

Ace036

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Jan 3, 2014
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It's safe to use. It doesn't require your fingerprints to work. Just touching with whatever finger works.

I used this, but prefer Activator, since I can double tap for multitasking instead of holding.
 
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iMrNiceGuy0023

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I love it so far. Only issue is taking a screen shot at times.

Anyone using an alternative for screenshots?
 

robotphood

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I love it so far. Only issue is taking a screen shot at times.



Anyone using an alternative for screenshots?

I just got used to the timing on screenshots. Not actually touching the button and just pressing it. There are control center toggles for screenshot functions in the various cc tweaks. Or you could assign screenshot to something else in activator?
 

Carlanga

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i wish it could just bypass the actual fingerprint, i don't really need it but using a fingerprint is faster and easier than sliding to unlock, also my fingers don't really work with the touch id very well either.
All your fingers are fudged? Reprogram them and try again ;)
You can always use other body areas too :D
 
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