iPhone iPhone 6 plus jailbreak breaks touch ID?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JohnPyn, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. JohnPyn macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Hi everyone, I've jailbroke my iOS 8.1 iPhone 6 plus a few days ago... And well... Ever since I jailbroke I noticed some problems with the touch id... Is it just me or is it actually a jailbreak related problem? Can someone give me some insight into this please? I actually have thumb and forefinger fingerprints registered as one on the first tab and on the second just the thumb and very often it fails to recognize the thumb... I guess it's the same with the forefinger, I just use it a lot less to unlock my device.
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    Check the jailbreak section. There was a version of the jailbreak that caused issues with Touch ID. I think the latest version fixes it.
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Cydia installer just got updated today, install it, it could help....but strange problem you have there...I mean, it was a problem at the beginning of this latest jailbreak, but it was fixed in the meantime.....I have 5S jailbroaken also and I don't have any problems using TouchID.
    There were also few Pangu updates over Cydia, latest version is 0.4...have you installed those?
  4. JohnPyn thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Wow thanks a lot for replying so fast guys, I'm really grateful. Yeah I know it's weird... I didn't expect that and I always have the latest jailbreak, I mean I check cydia everyday for news about jailbreak and I'm always pretty much up to date... Now I'm actually restoring, since iOS 8.1.1 isn't out yet I'd better do it now and eventually jailbreak again...

    There's one thing I did notice though... When I first got the iPhone 6 plus which was around 2 weeks ago I registered the fingerprints, I clearly remember that I could move the finger quite a lot while registering during the first part... Before jailbreaking I did a restore and had to register the fingerprints again because I had taken the touch ID off for the jailbreak although it wasn't necessary any longer I believe but I did it anyway... And once I was on iOS 8.1 jailbroken and was registering the fingerprints again well... The first part would end really quickly... And I mean a lot quicker than when I was on iOS 8 non jailbroken (which was when I first registered them)... Is this something like new of iOS 8.1 which gets the first part done quicker and let's you rest your finger on the sensor less times or is it the jailbreak? Or maybe I just forgot how many times I did it and I'm wrong?

    Thanks a lot once again, I really appreciate your help immensely :)
  5. JohnPyn thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Uhm... I looked up on the net a little and... If I set like 4 fingerprints of my thumb, would this make the touch id more reliable or just slower?
  6. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    Shouldn't have any effects of making it slower, mine seems to be working the same after jailbreaking and I have both of my thumb prints on it as well on my iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  7. jpcarro macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2009
    On your nine
    I noticed on both my iPhone 5s and now my iPhone 6, that after jailbreaking, there's a slight delay when waking the phone before "slide to unlock" appears. Your fingerprint isn't read until "slide to unlock" appears.

    On my iPhone 6, the reading of the fingerprint is much faster than the 5s...once "slide to unlock" appears.

    I'm not sure what the culprit is for the wake delay, but I've gotten used to it.

    Before selling my iPhone 5s, I ditched the jailbreak and ran it stock for a couple weeks. The lack of a delay when running stock was immediately noticeable.

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