Jailbreaking iPhones has fallen out of vogue in recent years, but this upcoming PokéCall jailbreak tweak developed by Reddit user FrozenPenguinToaster might be the best argument for jailbreaking in years. The hack transforms the dull incoming call screen on iOS into a battle from the classic Pokémon Game Boy games, right down to the iconic music.
It’s surprisingly functional, too, with contacts showing up as trainers, and presenting the options to answer the call (fight) or hang up (run away). Strictly speaking, you can’t actually run away from a trainer battle in the Pokémon RPGs, but we’ll give FrozenPenguinToaster a pass for accuracy in the name of giving users an actual way to avoid calls.
The tweak is still in development, but…
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