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‘Draw’ your passcode instead of entering it with the new Doodle jailbreak tweak

‘Draw’ your passcode instead of entering it with the new Doodle jailbreak tweak

I remember a time several years ago when I would replace my standard passcode on my jailbroken device with an interface where I would draw a picture to unlock my locked device. This meant setting a unique drawing as my ‘passcode’ and having to draw the same drawing (or as close to it as possible) for my device to register that I was me.

Doodle jailbreak tweak showing drawing a passcode.

I always found this concept more attractive than entering pin numbers or alphanumeric passwords, but I always found it interesting that jailbreak tweak developers didn’t keep the concept going for more recent iterations of jailbreakable firmware. Fortunately, iOS developers ETHN and MTAC are reigniting the cycle with the release of a new jailbreak tweak called Doodle.

Doodle, much as I just described, allows you to set a specific drawing as your passcode and allows you to unlock your locked handset by drawing (with your finger) as close to that drawing as possible. Doodle is especially built to support the latest jailbreaks in iOS 14, 15, and 16, including the rootless variety like Dopamine and palera1n.

Once installed, a failed Touch ID or Face ID attempt will no longer be met with a numeric keypad or keyboard, but rather a drawing surface for you to ‘doodle’ the drawing you set as your ‘passcode.’

What’s neat about Doodle is that you can set a unique drawing that only you would know, and I feel this offers a little bit less predictability than a pin number or alphanumeric password that someone may more easily guess based on your personality.

Once installed, Doodle adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure a number of options to your liking:

Doodle jailbreak tweak options to configure.Doodle jailbreak tweak options to configure.

Things you can do here include:

  • Toggling Doodle on or off on demand
  • Configuring how strictly you want your drawings to match your original doodle before unlocking your device:
    • Default
    • Less Strict
    • More Strict
  • Configuring a custom line width for your doodling
  • Choosing how the line stroke color will look:
    • Solid Color
    • Transparent
  • Selecting a custom line stroke color
  • Selecting a custom blur style:
    • Dark
    • Transparent
    • Light
  • Activate the Doodle passcode immediately
  • Hide or show the Face ID padlock icon
  • Reset all settings to their defaults
  • Save your changes and respring your device

Because Doodle evokes a feeling of nostalgia from the days when I jailbroke early versions of iOS, I find myself easily impressed by the tweak. This is functionality that I always wished Apple would have by default, but even many years later, that still hasn’t happened.

If you’re interested in giving Doodle a try for yourself, then you can purchase the tweak for $1.49 from the Havoc repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14, 15, and 16 devices only. Support for the tweak is handled via the developer’s Discord server.

Are you planning to use Doodle to replace your passcode, or has modern biometric authentication made this type of authentication too slow for you to consider? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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