Add 3D Touch features to your jailbroken iPhone with Forcy

Apple's new 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is a wonderful addition to the input options we already enjoy on our cell phones, and it is not hard to imagine that most future flagships will be equipped with something like Synaptics' pressure controller

Android is already having the Mate S to boast with - the first phone announced with a Force Touch screen - though it's arrival at a much later date than the announcement indicates that it was just shown to the general public so that Huawei can say it has beaten Apple to the punch, while the actual model with pressure-sensitive screen might not even appear until next year.

The 3D Touch features are all fine and dandy, like popping up context menus upon pressing harder on an icon, while the Synaptics ClearForce solution allows for plenty of other shenanigans, such as pressing harder to scroll in an article, for instance. How about those iPhones that don't have a 3D Touch display, though? Fret not, as jailbreak is your friend. 

If you are simply loving the handy contextual menus that pop up when you press an app icon harder on the new iPhone 6s, you can now have this on your older iPhone. Just jailbreak iOS 9 on the thing, and head over to the Cydia store, looking for the so-called Forcy app (it's been there for a while anyway). Install it and here they are - contextual menus evoked straight from your app icon, either with a long press, or a swipe up, as you see fit. Well, it's not exactly a hard press that pops them out, but it's the result that matters - check out how Forcy works in the video below.

Developer: ForcyDownload: iOS (BigBoss repo)
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32 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

What's the point in getting an iPhone 6s now? sticking with my jail broken iPhone 6 Plus for now.

10. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Can't wait to jailbreak my iPhone 6 to install the Tage-tweak *_*

2. Talhamid

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

Another "feature" that was present in Android for years - you'd know it as "LONG PRESS" but too bad the tech press is busy pretending nothing ever existed before Apple's announcements. And hey, breaking news: Huawei Mate S is available for weeks to buy in my country. Please don't be so anxious to appease paymasters in Cupertino.

4. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

The model with Force Touch is still not avalilable.

5. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Force Touch is not Long Press - when will you stupid Fandroids learn this?

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't think they know that long press was part of iOS since android was still in beta. Force touch is like a very huge improvement on long press and rightclick put together.

15. Acer_Predator unregistered

Same 3D touch is long press.. it been made for idiots who will believe such pathetic feature which ppl will not be using after few weeks..

16. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

just wait for Android to add it, Android is still catching up, they just got access permission in Android M, maybe 1-2 years later til the 3D Touch arrived, and don't expect it to work as good as on iOS. don't be so envious.

17. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Ahahaha just like Control Center and Notifications came first on iOS and work so much better, right?

22. AlikMalix unregistered

I like control center as I can control whether it should be accessible within apps or not, what is allowed to display in it, or even how it looks. I especially like that the music player is full blown on it as well as screen dimmer (without having to tap on it first. Notifications were always in iOS before android, either app badges, pop up, or banner. the notification panel idea did come from android, but because it's accessible within any app and any screen, and allowes widgets to be placed within makes it practically better, but the one thing that makes it so much better is: we don't get apps or bloatware apps that push Ads thru our notification panel. But I'm open for discussion: what's so much better on android when it comes to CC or notifications?

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"they just got access permission in Android M" Android 4.3 actually.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Ordinary, we had this discussion: app permissions in 4.3 wasn't fully optimized, and barely supported, probably the reason why it was removed from android. with iOS it's been always fully supported since like 2008 I think. If you ever on the forums, people complain that apps start on their own, run the battery down while the phone not in use, the "do-or-die" attitude for all apps asking for your camera, contacts, mic, and some administration access when the app shouldn't. Then there's stagefright - I'm suspecting taking advantage of the lack of user control over your apps (either native or 3rd party). This year I was hoping that M was on android phones already by the time it was ready to upgrade and guess what, phones still sell without it today - and with android streak - if I buy the phone today - I'll have to wait months to get "m". That's months of no control over what ever the hell apps want to do on MY phone, specially the crap that comes preinstalled from carriers and 3rd party to subsidize the cost of the phone. No thanks.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Isheep are funny. I have has many iphone user than android user with crappy app thats drain battery like hell ( in fact many iphone user dont have any app at all and the phone drain like crazy ) As for stagefright this exploit and any app thats use it are detected by Antivirus like AVG and also in the future by All newer Qualcomm chipset. On a side note i had no client infected by this as when they come in store with strange behavior on the phone we install AVG and scan and none where infected ( its mostly the users thats are the problem not the device or OS ) As for app preinstalled there is various one click root and unroot solution out there you install it on the pc you plug the phone press 1 button and your phone is rooted ( and you can unroot it if you need to send it on warranty in 1 click as well ) I did thats on all my android phone and have no preinstalled crap and i can even remove the OEM app some maker put like Shamesung.. So in the end i prefere to have choice and not be forced to pay way too much for an underperforming device thats cant even have a standard performance ( iphone 6S some batch run better than others... was the same with the 6 and the 5S before its inconsistent ) IF you tell me its because providers of part cant fullfill the order well i dont give a s**t about thats with the money they have they can create there own chipset foundry and such sure they loose a bit or margin but as i said i dont give a s**t about it.. if you are to sell hardware thats price you have to give a really consistent experience wich is not the case since at least the iphone 5S ( i had the iphone 5 btw and i loved it ) Why on ipad the experience is better? Why ipad hardware is also much better and even with a LTE modem still cost less? ( thats because they make less margin on those device and strangely the end result is much better... i love my ipad air 2 ) The end.

29. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't believe anything you say moronrun, I asked the stores and service departments - they usually have much much more problematic android devices than iPhones. I encourage anyone to ask at bestbuy or something. Then you start off how you love your freedom because you can root the device and get what is already perfectly working on iOS? Kinda oxymoronic isn't it?

31. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Not really. Google removed it cause it was never intended for high end users but rather for development purposes. It was working pretty good actually and it had more permissions than iOS actually (150) so that could be one of the reasons of why they removed it. iOS 6 was the first version to have app permissions. MIUI has apps permissions running without problems. You have app ops even today but you need root and it works pretty good excluding the Google support for it. Also dont forget Google is an advertising company so things like apps permission could hurt them unless they changed some things on 6.0, we wont be seeing ad-blocker inside Google Chrome too. Nexus phones will come with 6.0. iOS also comes with some native bloatware like: Find my friends, findy my iphone, iBooks, photo booth, maps, facetime, podcasts, tips, itunes store and notes. I dont use any one of them and I cant delete them. 3rd party apps mostly comes with Samsung phones but at least you get most of the features compared to other phones.

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

As the PA writter said.. Same result same speed so in the end its the result thats count.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A necessary step for a patent troll that invent nothings but patent everything. "the announcement indicates that it was just shown to the general public so that Huawei can say it has beaten Apple to the punch"

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Android Been Had This LOL.

11. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Seriously? does it work with link? seems funny and a faster way to "peek & pop".

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Now you can do the same thing as the 6s. Long press....who knew...

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Long press takes too long... who knew...(also long pressing on an icon will give you options to delete or move it).... who knew... Also does this go beyond contextual menus for icons, like the rest of countless features of Forcetouch?.... who knew... But hey apple should have included this for the ios9 update for phones without forcetouch screens... I'll give em that...

12. Joulukas

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Dont mind the option in general, its just this makes me focus on the screen of the device even more, meaning using phone while moving is more dangerous than before. And since people are nore tilling to learn, that texting/browsing while driving is not ok, the additional seconds you have to focus on the screen, will make those people even more dangerous. As a graphical design option, to simulate actual drawing, I see pressure touch tech to be valuable asset.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

How about just asking siri (or GN) to do it all for you?

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Siri in car is just like all other voice software its crap and dont detect well the word you say.. i know i tryed with my ipad even using a headset.. the sound of a car moving is very hard to work with.

30. AlikMalix unregistered

I use it all the time, so your comment is moot. Check your car mic - there might be something wrong with it.

14. durrav

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nova launcher + Popup widgets. Just saying...

19. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

*sigh* I may have a preference for Android, but I am 100% capable of understanding that it doesn't matter if Android *has had* force touch support for a few years now. No one did a single thing to make use of it. Whereas, Apple actually brought it to life and implemented it in a brilliant way. Therefore, all credit goes to them at this point. I mean, honestly. I am certain 100% of us are expecting a certain 2016 flagship to implement 'S Touch' technology, despite Android supposedly supporting force touch for years.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Personally i dont need this its just make thing take more time with more step to do them.. Sub sub sub sub menu just imagine... its like to change camera setting on iphone cant do it in the app itself lol. What would be brilliant is if they would fix all those crappy annoying thing thats PA repported in another news.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Exactly what I've been saying to iSheeps on this site; force-touch is just an f'n buzz-word and brings NOTHING new that wasn't doable before...

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you keep calling IPhone fans names - you sounds stupid and your point goes moot instantly. Why so angry?

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