Jailbreak Tweak PickPocket Keeps Your iPhone Secure in Case of Theft

I hate good for nothing thieves just like the next guy, but who says you have to be completely powerless against them when your precious iPhone goes missing?
Of course Apple offers a nifty tool for tracking your lost iPhone via Find My iPhone. You can remotely put your iPhone into Lost Mode, track its last known location or play a sound. But all of this require your iPhone to be connected to an internet network.
If your iPhone is jailbroken, you can enhance its security with a brand new jailbreak tweak known as PickPocket. This tweak offers a suite of security features that allows you to protect your iPhone from thieves.

There are over 8 different features packed in the tweak:
  • Disable Airplane Mode
  • Keep your iPhone turned on until the last bit of battery is drained
  • Simulate hard reset
  • Display contact information on Lock screen
  • Remotely control your iPhone via SMS
  • Prevent your iPhone from being switched off
  • Automatically play an alarm if SIM card is removed
  • Automatically play an alarm if the password is entered incorrectly after certain number of attempts
When you install the tweak for the first time, you’ll need to go to Settings → PickPocket to configure the tweak to your liking:
You will be able to password-protect the preferences pane to keep anyone but yourself from making changes to the Settings, and you’ll also be able to configure your email and text message phone number so that your iPhone can contact you at another good email address or phone number when a thief tries to do stuff with your iPhone.

Shutdown Options

You can prevent your iPhone from being turned off by requiring Touch ID or device passcode to be entered before powering off. You can also enable fake shutdown which will trick the thief into thinking that your iPhone has been turned off.

The remaining sections of the preferences pane include enabling an alarm to be played whenever the SIM card is removed from your iPhone or the password has been entered incorrectly after certain attempts.

PickPocket offers all the essential features required to secure the important data on your iPhone and prevent thieves from misusing them. If your iPhone is jailbroken, then you should consider installing this tweak to increase your chances of recovering it in case it gets stolen.
PickPocket is available for $1.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If decided to give it a try, make sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below.


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