WiFried Cydia

Developer Mario Ciabarra, best known for his work on big Intelliborn tweaks like MyWi and My3G, is back with a brand new tweak that claims to do some great things for people experiencing Wi-Fi issues on iOS 8. WiFried is the name of his new tweak, and its purpose is to fix the persistent Wi-Fi issues that occur for a lot of iOS 8 users. That sounds good and all, but the question is, will it work?

WiFried allows users to enable and disable AWDL/AirDrop support using a simple toggle. According to Ciabarra, Apple’s choice to use Bonjour over AWDL for AirDrop and AirPlay is the likely cause of the Wi-Fi performance issues. He explains:

I’ve narrowed down the issue to the use of Apple’s Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) that is used for AirDrop, AirPlay, and Gaming connections.

I’ll go out on a limb and say the WiFi issues are because of Apple’s choice of using Bonjour over AWDL and that, given the constraints of the WiFi hardware, this will be difficult to get right.

Interestingly enough, OS X Yosemite users experience similar Wi-Fi network performance issues as well. These issues, like the iOS 8 issues, are related to AWDL. While there’s no specific tweak like WiFried to quickly enable and disable AWDL, users can simply type the following terminal commands in to fix the issue on the desktop:

sudo ifconfig awdl0 down

To reenable AWDL, use the following:

sudo ifconfig awdl0 up

Obviously, if you’re a big AirDrop user and proponent, you may want to think twice about doing this. But most users probably value their Wi-Fi network performance over the convenience that AirDrop brings to the table. I certainly do, and haven’t hesitated to use both WiFried and the OS X terminal commands. I’ve regularly complained about the terrible Wi-Fi performance on both my Mac and iPhone 6 Plus, so I’m anxious to see how this helps over the long term.

I’ll be sure to report back with my findings. In the meantime, I highly recommend that you read Mario’s uber-detailed post on the issue, where he explains how he came up with this solution.

Have you tried WiFried yet? If so, what have you found? Does it fix your Wi-Fi issues? You can get WiFried for free via Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Sound off down below in the comments section.

  • Exstinction

    tweak community is now more reliable than Apple

    • yungcinnabun

      They always have been, I don’t know a single time when apple came out with a fix before jb community

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      • Steve Jones

        wow, this cydia source is badass! It seems to have all the awesome paid tweaks for free. It’s gonna be a long night installing tweaks.

      • Antzboogie

        We should use this Repo only to test out Tweaks and then buy them if we like them. Let’s try to support the Developers who keep the Jailbreak Community fresh with Tweaks they have to eat too right?

      • Niclas

        Do you really think ppl follow your suggestion? Lol ^^
        Just get that shit out of here already and let the real JB community continue to discuss the topic.

      • John Davis

        thanks bro!

      • tysiphonehelp

        Definitely one of the best if not the best Cydia source.

      • Antzboogie

        Yeah but you should just use this repo to test out Tweaks before you buy them. We should support the developers who put hard work into these awesome tweaks.

      • Utrarunner5

        Get ready for malware!

      • Niclas

        Get that shit out of here, your not part of the community, get lost.

      • Antzboogie

        The real Jailbreak community wouldn’t steal Tweaks you fool. You must be a noob. Lol shortcuts in life can only get you so far.

      • Niclas

        …right. That’s what I said… English must be your second language if you didn’t understand that.
        It’s all right though, try again and you might succeed.
        And when you actually think that repo is used for “testing”, it shows that you are clueless. If you don’t believe me, ask any top tweak dev. You newb.

      • Dan Jaydee

        your a f*cking idiot

  • nonchalont

    I didn’t have any wifi issues luckily. I have a 5s running 8.1 on Verizon.

  • redjazon

    Works well on my iP6. I used to experience a lot of unstable wifi connection like it would suddenly disconnect unexpectedly while downloading something from Cydia. It hasnt happened since I installed the tweak.

  • James G

    What exactly is the nature of Wifi issues people are referencing with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite? Drop outs or what?

    • Tavish

      There are lots of different symptoms people have. Most people don’t even know they’re having issues. Dropped packets, slow loading times, pages not loading all the way, are a few of the issues. I recommend everyone install it. Can always remove it if need be.

  • NP92

    No probs ever here, and this tweak installs 10 other tools in cydia.. Not good.

    • Ds

      did you just recently jailbreak? cause when I install this tweak it only installs this 1 tweak. not 10 others?

      • NP92

        No bro? I Got more than 10 tweaks In settings? Applist, springtomize, hideme, noper, ccquick, callbar, appsync, sleek, bioprotect. And more.?

      • bChon

        First off, if you didn’t have any WiFi issues.. why did you even bother to install this in the first place? Why fix something that isn’t broken? Oh, I know.. just because everyone else is doing it, lets just jump on the bandwagon and install it!! Sad..

        Secondly, you said that installing this WiFi fix installs 10 other items in Cydia, which is completely false. If you look at the package on Cydia, you will see that it only installs WiFried and NOTHING else. I have absolutely no idea where you pulled the “..this installs 10 other things from cydia” crap.

      • NP92

        First of all: i have NOT installed this mr smart, i tried to pres install not confirm.

        Try your bullets other places kid.

      • bChon

        ..lol, I can see English is not your first language so I’m not going to even bother spending anymore time responding to you.

      • NP92

        Shhhhh kid, what a sad life:)

      • Irakli Chikhladze

        Calm down.

      • Endriu Andrei

        That is a reason not to respond to him ? :)))

      • Monkey king

        F*** you with your kindness of talking to non-english-speaking people. I am one of them. And again. F@@@ you

      • lEBNENE

        EAT SHIT AND SHUT UP AND LEARN

    • Chris

      Same as @Ds:disqus, it only shows one item to install.

      • Guest

        U guess also have many other tweaks…

      • NP92

        U also Got many other tools than me 100%:)

      • Chris

        Not really 99% of what I have installed is tweaks, the rest are libraries such as OpenSSH, OpenSSL, theos etc.

      • NP92

        and thats also what i mean bro:)

      • GuyWithTheThings

        Something’s wrong if you’re installing 10 other tools from Cydia, as you put it. Is it the first tweak you’re installing from Cydia or what..?

    • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

      you obviously don’t know what you are talking about 🙂
      that’s all 🙂 there are stuff you need to have for it to work
      doesn’t mean its bad…

    • Tavish

      Something must of gone wrong for you. I have installed this tweak on multiple devices and have yet to experience your issue once. Maybe you are using the wrong repo or something?

    • Niclas

      Well, you obviously did something wrong. Straight from the .deb:

      Package: wifried
      Name: WiFried (AWDL Disable)
      Version: 0.3
      Architecture: iphoneos-arm
      Section: Utilities

      _Depends: firmware (>= 8), mobilesubstrate_

      Maintainer: Support Above
      Author: Mario Ciabarra
      Sponsor: ModMyi com
      Depiction: http://modmyi com/info/wifried.d.php
      Description: BETA fix for laggy WiFi (at least on iOS 8.1)

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Wow, I wasn’t gonna jailbreak but I might have to just to get this tweak.

    • Ahmad A A Daqqa

      the same opinion, I removed my jailbreak a week ago because of heat issues, but I’ll jailbreak it again and install only this tweak

  • Chris

    I personally don’t have any Wi-Fi issues on both my 2011 MacBook Pro and iPhone 6, in any case this feels almost like one of those “Ryan Petrich” save the day type tweaks.

    • Niclas

      Read the white paper and you can see it in action if you want to.

  • I just did several tests with two speedtest apps with the toggle enabled and disabled. There is a minor difference for me but nothing substantial. Everything seems average. Great contribution to the community though!

    • Tavish

      Do you have multiple ios devices on the same wireless network? Did you pull up control center while doing the test? That seems to make things much worse. If you read the post by Mario, it’s pretty easy to replicate the wifi issues on almost all newer ios devices. Either way, glad you’re not having and issues! I, on the other hand, seem to have issues on all my devices.

  • Chelu

    For me is worked, is the difference between with and without the tweak!

  • Mohammed Gurain

    I fixed it without any tweaks i just disable the 3g and the wifi will never diconnect again, and enable the 3g when outdoors only. i think the wifi problems happens only when 3g is enabled.

  • Eni

    i don’t know for the speed but sometimes my iphone messes up my wifi ruter. idk why but it happens

    • Niclas

      Read the white paper, it mentions this.

      • Eni

        I don’t see any.

      • Niclas

        In the above blog post it is called “Mario’s uber-detailed post”.

      • mickey

        I don’t see where it says that it causes problems with the router? Just on the device itself?

      • Niclas

        Sorry I ment that it might look like the router is failing.
        It depends on your issue.

      • Eni

        I was just replying that i was talking about my problem not that, i mean i dont se my problem in there. anyway thx 🙂

      • Niclas

        Sorry, didn’t read properly.
        What’s your problem with the router?

      • Eni

        It’s ok.
        idk, i’ve noticed that my phone messed up the router sometimes

  • Golicza Alpár

    I don’t know but it seems that on my iPod Touch it worked. Before installing this 10-12mbps and now 32mbps, but my wifi rage still sucks balls. Does anyone know a fix for this? Some trick to extend the range of wifi reception?

    • Skoven

      You can start by choosing a channel that is the least populated – that might give you better range (it will surely give you higher bandwith). Search google for “choosing wifi channel”. Also – if range is your main concern, then i would go for the 2.4Ghz band and not the 5Ghz – 5Ghz does not go trough walls and such as well as 2.4Ghz (the downside being that 2.4Ghz is properly more populated than 5Ghz).
      It is also a good idea to place your router in a high place, and “in the middle” of your house/apartment.
      If you have an Apple Airport router, you can extend wifi-networks (there are properly also other brands that does this).

  • El Sánchez

    Nothing found. o_O?

    • alvin lim

      from modmyi repo

      • Tavish

        Refresh your sources. That fixed it for me.

  • alvin lim

    finally my wifi is back to normal with this.

  • svartkuken

    Doesn’t work for me on either my 6 and MBPr, still have the freezing webpages and throttling speeds.

  • Martijn van Neerven

    I install the tweak butt i dont see the toggle for enabled and disable

  • mahe

    I would love if this is also available as a FlipSwitch toggle

  • Sh4Hzad

    From which source can i install wifried

  • Martijn van Neerven

    its worked for the speedtest

    23 mbit disabled
    39 mbit enabled

    So far so good, butt if I tested with a random video on the internet.
    Its buffering all the time!

    In IOS7 never had this issue.

  • Anas Hasan

    Mario Ciabarra, Thank you very much.

  • Chang in Charge

    Not sure if my iP6 is any better to soon to tell, but the terminal command seems to have fixed some Wi-Fi issues on my MBP.

  • NP92

    Like to bitch and talk? This tweaks is old news, the first time he uploaded it, it was about to install alot, he pulled it out or must have it changed. BTW? Im not the one with probs…..:)

    • Joe

      Learn English before you comment on anything

      • NP92

        Grow up kid, go feel good about your self other places.:)

      • Joe

        You don’t make any sense at all

    • Niclas

      I can’t tell about the old v0.2 version as it is replaced with v0.3. It is marked “BETA” and can contain bugs etc. I used 0.2 and 0.3, both worked fine for me.

      What would make this tweak “old news”? Actually, this is new news. No one knew the cause of the bug before Mario Ciabarra put this out. It is present on at least iPhone 5+ and iPad 3+. Every device has this “bug/feature”, you might not be able to tell, but it’s there.

    • mrgerbik

      eh?

  • JulianZH

    What WiFi issue??

    • Niclas

      Just read the white paper?

  • kacy

    inTube for ios8 is out

  • JakeLights

    Tried it today on my 2 devixes (ipod touch 5g and iPad mini 2) now my wifi randomly turning off on my devices. Anybody had the same experience?

    • Tavish

      I haven’t had any issues like that. Could it be a different tweak?

      • JakeLights

        I’m sure this is the tweak.

    • JuanLaker_24

      Im having the same issue and I cant use my control center without my iPhone 5s going into safe mode.

  • Slacker

    Doesn’t actually work.cjust placebo effect for some.

    • Niclas

      Lol, you have no idea how to reproduce the issue and think you know it all you mean?

      • Slacker

        No, it’s more like I have the problem both on my 5s and one of my iPads, and this tweak does nothing to rectify it. The problem is that the “problem” is sporadic, and I bet most users will over time agree that this isn’t a fix. Just like I have realized, as the periodic stalling and whatnot is still present.

      • Niclas

        Ok, this is in beta and YMMV.
        You might need to disable it and re-enable it/reboot.
        It is easily proved that this works, read the white paper to understand the issue.
        It is also possible that you have an unrelated issue.

      • Slacker

        Lol, why bother replying to me when your just talking out your bum Bum?

      • Niclas

        Lol you’re really lost here huh?
        You might want consider to not to JB as you obviously have poor technical skills.

        And please excuse me for trusting a prominent hacker who’s been in the jb community since the early days, shows proof, white paper and a fix. A fix that works for me and many others.

      • Slacker

        HahaHa ha. Like I said, talking you your bum bum. Clueless.

      • Niclas

        Well, this was a giving conversation… Gah, trolls…

  • mav3rick

    Under low memory conditions the WiFi connection will frequently reset.

  • ChaCha Abapo

    no 🙁 i just updated to 8.1.1 🙁 And also fix my wifi. but now, i miss the JAILBROKEN IPHONE… 🙁

    • mickey

      I believe you can still downgrade to 8.1 right now.

  • yargnits

    FWIW – I tried it on my iPhone 6 running 8.1 and it actually slowed my wifi down considerably. Uninstalled and my previous speed returned.

  • Ex mea sententia

    My iPhone just went into warp speed. Never realized what I was missing.

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    1. Open Cydia

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    3. Tap Edit

    4. Tap Add

    5. Type this url in the box (cydiasource,n e t) without the spaces and switch coma for a dot in the url.

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  • Матт Реякіпѕ

    Wouldn’t just turning off AirDrop from control center have the same effect?

  • JuanLaker_24

    after installing this tweak on my iphone 5s i go into safe mode every time I open the Control Center. Anybody know why?

  • Golicza Alpár

    iOS 8.2 beta solved all my wifi problems on my iPod touch. It’s blazing fast, couple of bugs here and there, but I think this will be the first stable and usable iOS since iOS 6. For me atleast.

  • Onyxus_Music

    I didn’t know where else to post this, but hopeful someone here will be able to help. I never really noticed a slow internet connection/download speed for my iPhone 6 Plus, currently on iOS 8.1 Jialbroken. Before, when I thought all was well, I had a 30Mbps internet speed and it would cap at around that speed, just under or at 30Mbps. The thing is that now that I’ve upgraded my ISP to 300Mbps, my iPhone STILL only gets up to 30Mbps. On rare occasion it goes up to around 70Mbpd and below, but never passed that. I tried WiFried, but I saw no difference, I tried resetting my network settings, but nothing’s. Rebooting my iPhone didn’t seem to help either. I know that 8.1.1 isn’t much on an upgrade, so if I can avoid restoring my iPhone I will. I think I may have to restore though. I’m using the Speedtest app to conduct all my inter speed tests. I would GREATLY appreciate anyone’s help. Thank you!

  • Brandon McCarthy

    This didn’t work for me… did it work for anyone else? I still can’t send Video via airplay

  • Kuy Sophal

    good tweak i like it

  • Charlie Heston

    I have found with my clients that if I simply move them off Fisher-Price phones and tablets and into real products that most of these issues magically disappear.