Stride jailbreak tweak lets you unlock your device with just a gesture

Stride is a new jailbreak tweak which is available now,  it allows you to passcode protect your device but without the need for a boring old passcode. Instead of a series of numbers or letters, the Stride jailbreak tweak lets you set up an on screen gesture to do the job for you.

Unlocking your iOS Device just got a whole lot cooler. Never again do you need to worry about entering some lengthy password, or are limited to 9 points on a grid. With Stride, you unlock with gestures! Simply draw your password. That's it.

The developer of Stride,  Adam bell has also enabled the ability to have the passcode lock available as well as the gesture based unlock; this allows an extra level of security and the ability to unlock your device if you forget what  your gesture  was. The jailbreak tweak is available now via the Cydia installer for $2.99. It is not compatible with the iPad at the moment and we don't know if it ever will be.

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Freiteez says:

Really awesome tweak. I'm gonna check it out. FYI I dunno why I noticed but first paragraph says "Stride jailbreak tweak lest you set up..." think it's lets :p

Jerry says:

Dang, from the title, I thought it was a way to unlock from your carrier!

Sarp says:

Looking in cydia and not seeing it?

RagedUSMC says:

ok seriously, this doesn't even work, i installed it, put in a new passcode, lets say the letter A, locked my phone and i hit the bottom right where the dial pad looking icon is, and it unlocked it. So whats the point of this? Another time i entered a line across the screen from top right to bottom left as the password, locked my phone, and slide my finger across the bottom of the screen from left to right and it unlocked it.

squirble says:

Check your passcode lock settings. I have mines set to not require passcode for 5 minutes. This means that even if I lock the phone by pressing the button at the top of the phone, it will not ask me for my passcode unless 5 minutes has passed. I'll still have to slide to unlock but I won't have to enter my passcode.

tyler_zyco says:

On full reboots Stride causes my iphone to crash and respring in safe mode. If I respring again it's totally fine, but still very weird.
Anybody else get this?

Yepiz92 says:

the app is working ok for me but it has an icon in the corner which doesnt require the gesture and takes you to the home screen so where is the security on this tweak?

tyler_zyco says:

Use a passcode as well. You won't need to enter it, but if somebody presses that button it goes to the passcode.
If you enter the pattern it skips the passcode.

Jim says:

Am I the only idiot who assumed that from the title; it was implied that you could unlock your phone to be able to use it with international SIM cards?
Revised: After reading the other comments; I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

RagedUSMC says:

This app messed up my iPhone, i had to uninstall it, now I'm working fine again.

RagedUSMC says:

UPDATE: The developer is going to be releasing an update soon to fix any bugs or issues.

Fady Tabar says:

After installing Stride and rebooting, my phone always boots in safe mode. i uninstalled Stride and this didn't solve the issue. i am now always in Safe mode. Also while uninstalling i had an errot from Cydia saying the following:
- Subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
- Sub-process/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
After entering Cydia again i had a message asking me to remove scripts that is not working and may cause the device to become unstable....
So i clicked on remove but still i am stuck in safe mode whatever i do.
Any idea how to fix this? Please help, i cannot restore because i am on 5.0.1 iphone 4S.
Thank you

Rod says:

I am having the same issue. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times with no luck. Have tried everything I can think of but phone is constantly in safe mode loop. Any help would be great!

Rod says:

I finally got my phone back to normal and I'm not sure if it was chance or luck. I read up on how to restore my phone without upgrading and while in the middle of restoring to my current version (5.0.1) there was an error and iTunes wasn't able to restore. As I was panicking thinking my phone was for sure messed up I noticed it was back to its regular jailbroken state with apps and tweaks back to normal. I went to cydia and forced the removal of stride and all is well, for now...

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I recently got this tweak but noticed a few bugs, if you hit the back button I no longer have the ability to unlock my phone(I use jellylock) that disappears, then to fix that problem I need to restoring or use Siri and ask her to open an app, when that happens it just bypasses all stride. Who is the creator to contact or a similar tweak?