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Tweaks Updated May 19, 2024

BioProtect XS

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Apple requires a secure authentication method, such as Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode, to protect your Home Screen. However, with the BioProtect XS tweak, you can add an extra layer of protection by enabling it for specific apps and Control Center modules on iOS 12 — iOS 16. This tweak provides an added level of security for your device. Recently, BioProtect tweak was updated with support for RootHide Bootstrap and Serotonin.

Add BioProtect XS Repo

BioProtect XS tweak was released as a DEB package, which can be purchased at $2.99 from the Limneos Store. To install the BioProtect XS tweak and enable apps protection with Face ID or passcode, you can add BioProtect XS Repo to your preferred package manager and install it for iOS 16. In the official repository, you can also find BioProtect packages for iOS 11 – iOS 17.

What is BioProtect XS?

BioProtect XS is an excellent tool to enhance the security of your apps and other items from unauthorized access. It actively monitors events like app launches, and if the item is protected, BioProtect XS will prevent access until you authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode.

Once the installation is complete, BioProtect XS generates a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app, allowing you to customize all options according to your preferences. From here, you can toggle the tweak on and off, and configure protection settings globally or for specific apps and essential items. This user-friendly interface makes it easy to manage your device's security settings, giving you complete control over how your information is protected.

BioProtect XS recently received an update from Limneos that includes support for iOS 15 - iOS 15.7.3 and iOS 16. Now, you can run the tweak using Palera1n and XinaA15 Jailbreaks on these operating systems. By installing this update, you can add an additional layer of protection to your apps and other critical items, preventing unauthorized access.

Two iPhone screens showing the BioProtect XS tweak authentication and settings pane.

BioProtect XS goes beyond securing only apps located on your Home Screen and provides protection for other system items. You can block unauthorized access to folders, settings panes, Control Center items, power-off function, SIM unlock, App Switcher, Siri Access, and Icon arrangement by configuring the tweak's settings. This comprehensive level of protection ensures that your sensitive information remains secure.

It also offers an experimental PhotoLibrary Forced Protection feature. If protection for Photo.app is enabled, BioProtect XS will attempt to block access to photos from any non-protected app until authenticated. You can try this feature instead of blocking the entire Photo app.

In addition, BioProtect XS provides an alternative protection method by enabling you to set a passcode. You can customize and set this passcode from the BioProtect XS preference pane, even on devices without a Touch ID sensor. This passcode is distinct from the system passcode, giving you an added layer of protection for your critical items. With BioProtect XS, you have the flexibility to choose the authentication method that works best for you.

The tweak also includes a range of customization options, such as enabling vibration feedback upon successful or failed authentication, and unlock session reminder. You can also select Wi-Fi networks on which you like to automatically disable BioProtect XS when connecting to them.

Two iPhone screens showing the BioProtect XS tweak Control Center and Settings pane items selector.

Limneos Development creates high-quality commercial tweaks for jailbroken devices, like BioProtect XS. This protection tool for iOS is priced at $2.99. It works with all modern jailbreaks running iOS 12 up to iOS 15.7. AudioRecorder XS is another tweak from Limneos.

In conclusion, BioProtect XS is a powerful tweak for adding an extra layer of security to your iDevice. It allows you to authenticate access with passcode or biometrics, and offers a range of customization options to suit your needs. Whether you want to protect against unauthorized access or simply add a touch of style to your iPhone, BioProtect XS is a great choice.

The latest update for BioProtect XS now supports Fugu15 Max Jailbreak. As part of this update, a separate package called BioProtect XS rootless has been developed specifically to function on rootless jailbreaks that have been released for iOS 15. This new package allows you to enjoy the benefits of BioProtect XS on your iPhone even if you are using a rootless jailbreak.

You can enable Face ID on iOS 16 with Checkl0ck, or use BioProtect only with a BioProtect passcode. Alternatively, if BioProtect XS does not meet your requirements, you can try Bio Locker tweak from IArrays. This lightweight tweak offers similar features to protect your iDevice.

The most recent release of BioProtect can also run on RootHide Bootstrap and Serotonin SpringBoard tweak injection toolbox designed for iOS 16. This is not a full jailbroken environment but it can run jailbreak tweaks on iOS 16 through iOS 16.6.1 and A12+ iPhones.

How to add Limneos Repository

Limneos Repository contains the latest version of the BioProtect XS installation package. To download the apps' protection tweak on your iPhone it's required to add the official Repository to Cydia Sources. The tweak will create a new preference pane in the Settings app. Please note that the tweak will not function if your device is no longer in a jailbroken state.

To install BioProtect XS tweak on your iOS device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Sileo app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit.
  3. Add the following repository URL:
    https://limneos.net/repo
  4. Search for BioProtect XS or BioProtect XS-rootless and install the package.
  5. Respiring your iPhone to apply all changes.
  6. Access the BioProtect XS from the Settings app.

Two iPhone screens showing the BioProtect XS Preference pane in Settings app.

For added convenience, you can quickly add the repository to your preferred package managers (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) by using the convenient quick links provided at top of this page. With just one click, you can easily add the repository and download BioProtect XS.

Note: To purchase the tweak you must use a modern package manager like Sileo, Saily, Zebra, or Installer. Cydia is outdated, and it doesn't offer an option to buy tweaks.

BioProtect Packages List

  • BioProtect for iOS 14 – iOS 17 (RootHide)
  • BioProtect for iOS 12 – iOS 16 (rootless)
  • BioProtect X for iOS 11
  • BioProtect XS for iOS 12 – 16
  • BioProtect XS for iOS 12
  • BioProtect XS for iOS 12 – iOS 13
  • BioProtect XS for iOS 12 – iOS 14
  • BioProtect XS for iOS 12 – iOS 15

What's new

  • Updated BioProtect XS to version 4.6.
  • Added support for rootless jailbreaks.
  • Support for iOS 16.
  • Fixed Face ID scan animations.
  • Added support for iOS 15 – iOS 15.7.2.
  • Added support for iOS 14.
  • Now with BioProtect Control Center Module.
  • Added iOS 13 support.

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