This iPhone jailbreak will make you seriously consider hacking your phone

A new jailbreak mod for the iPhone that re-skins incoming phonecalls as Pokémon battles might seriously tempt you to jailbreak your mobile. 

The tweak comes from Reddit user FrozenPenguinToaster, who has set up their iPhone X to display a Pokémon battle (complete with original music and visuals) whenever it receives a call. You can then either choose to ‘fight’ (ie, answer the call) or else ‘run’ (ie, decline the call).

The developer has said that you can customise the trainer’s sprite depending on who’s calling you, and you can also set which Pokémon they throw to fight you.

Jailbreaking no more

Back in the day, jailbreaking your iPhone was an essential process if you wanted to unlock functionality such as night mode, a one-page control centre, or even being able to quickly toggle Wi-Fi on and off without diving into the settings options.

But over time, Apple has slowly added most of the features that jailbreaking an iPhone would get you. iOS 11.2 introduced night mode, iOS 11 brought the control centre into a single page, and the control centre itself first made an appearance all the way back in iOS 7.

At the same time, Apple has plugged the security holes that people previously used to jailbreak their phones, meaning that the process isn’t as simple or reliable as it once was.

In an ideal world, Apple would be able to see this most recent jailbreak and pledge to introduce the functionality itself, but issues surrounding the Pokémon licence will likely prevent this dream from ever becoming a reality.

Still, we can dream.

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