Tweaks of the week

The tumbleweed of jailbreak tweaks continues to roll despite the long drought the community has been putting up with in the midst of a non-existent jailbreak for modern iOS firmware releases in recent months.

Nevertheless, we continue doing what we love to do here at iDB, and share with you what our favorite releases were this week. We’ll start first with our favorites, and then talk about the rest of this week’s releases.

Our favorite release this week

VolumePanel – $1.49

VolumePanel via Control Center

VolumePanel is our favorite jailbreak tweak release this week because it has the most useful functionality of all of this week’s tweaks releases.

Available in Cydia for $1.49, this tweak lets you configure the volume levels of each of your iOS device’s apps independently. It works with both stock and third-party apps installed on your device.

The tweak is accessed either by Control Center or with an Activator action, and the slider knobs are automatically colored based on the app icons for the respective apps.

To learn more about how VolumePanel works and how it’s configured, you can head over to our full review.

Other releases this week

AutoGate: Auto simulation for Chronos Gate iOS game (free)

Mini vMac: Lets you emulate 68k-based Macintosh computers on iOS devices (free)

PersonalSpotlight: Offers features to configuring the look and feel of Spotlight (free – review)

Proton: A new music interface for iOS that utilizes a floating interface ($1.99 – review)

Rotary Lock Lite: Lets you use a combo lock interface to enter your passcode (free)

It seems pretty self-explanatory that the week has been pretty dry, but nevertheless, you can expect things will get exciting again whenever, and if ever, a new jailbreak drops.

Despite the recent tease of an unreleased jailbreakme-style jailbreak for iOS 9.3.x, we may still be a far way off from a fresh jailbreak, especially with WWDC 2016 coming up and many beta software updates just waiting to be released.

Just keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. In the mean time, if you’re already jailbroken and are looking for more tweaks to check out, you can refer to last week’s roundup for more.

  • Noohar

    Inb4 “Jailbreak scene is dying”

  • Y2J

    I really miss my jailbreak

  • Julio M.

    Maybe iOS 10 will open up some new exploits…

  • Jayy

    Can anyone tell me a tweak where whenever I’m playing video even if I have orientation lock on it lets me roars the video? Cause that’s literally the only reason I’ll have orientation lock off

  • leart

    waiting for a jailbreak…

    • You’re on iOS 9.0 and you aren’t jailbroken? Why not? πŸ™‚ Or am I totally reading this wrong?

      • leart

        got a new iphone 6 last week, but it was 16 gb, never used that and exchanged for this 64 gb model + money. interesting is that ios 9 was signed just for a week πŸ˜€ didn’t believe my eyes when i sow ios 9.0
        its very buggy,,, but i guess its very rare to… dont know what to do.. 9.3.3 looks very good and jailbreaking a ios version already buggy doesn’t make sense for my opinion..
        dont know

      • Chris

        Try the jailbreak, worst that can happen is you upgrade to 9.3.2.

      • leart

        are you sure? i have no idea how ios 9 is at all… i used for years only ios 6.. my ipad 2 at work is showing signs of life in the latest beta 9.3.3 i guess..

      • Chris

        I’m on 9.0.2 with a jailbreak, I’ve had it since about October-November last year.

      • Jayy

        Same as Chris up top. I’ve been Jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2 since the release. I waited maybe 24 hours just to make sure there wasn’t any bugs with Pangu ect… Then I never looked back. I’d say go for it!

        If you don’t like it, I personally believe that it’s better to switch from Jailbroken iOS to stock iOS 9.3.2 vs Stock iOS to Stock iOS. You have nothing to lose.

      • leart

        yeah I think the same .. why not just to give it a try. my only problem is that I have no idea why to jailbreak modern iOS like 8-9.. for what?
        I used to be jailbroken for years on iOS 5-6 just to install zephyr and ncsettings, but now there is control settings and I can use assistive touch like a single press virtual home button so I don’t have to wear the physical button..

      • Jayy

        Other than aesthetics, I’m personally Jailbroken for features that Apple didn’t place in iOS, as well as features that aren’t assessable on stock 3rd party apps. Example being able to download music directly on my phone, download YouTube videos / play then in the background without needing to pay for YouTube music. Adding 3D Touch to all my app icons and a lot more I can’t think of right now!