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You can now hack 3D Touch onto any iPhone

iPhone 6S 3D Touch
iPhone 6S 3D Touch

You now won't need to upgrade to the latest iPhone 6S to get some of the features the new phone offers... if you're willing to jailbreak your iPhone.

Live Photos and 3D Touch are both available after the first jailbreak release for iOS 9, but both are a little different to the full experience.

To get 3D Touch in full it needs the pressure sensitive screen of the iPhone 6S screen to work. Instead a hack called Forcy allows you to activate quick actions by swiping up on an app - likely with a longpress too.

Why even upgrade?

There's also another hack available called UniversalForce that adds support for the same functionality within apps - that means you can swipe up to access quick actions within iOS apps.

Another hack called Live Photos Enabler also lets you create the moving images on any iPhone, not just the 6S. There's no need for a hardware upgrade here, it's just taken directly out of the iOS 9 software.

The hack is still quite recent and some are reporting that it doesn't work, so don't expect the experience to be smooth. There is also a third hack called Hapticle to make the phone vibrate when you activate any of the quick actions.

Don't expect full functionality from any of these methods though – if you really want these features we'd recommend upgrading to the iPhone 6S.

You're also going to void your warranty if you jailbreak your phone as well, so be warned of all the problems it can cause in the long run.

Via The Verge

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.