By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 20, 2016
The two most commonly-used volume modes in iOS are the ringer volume and media volume. The ringer volume controls the volume of text tones, ring tones, and notification sounds, while the media volume controls the volume of your music and videos.
The only problem is, iOS likes to default to the ringer volume all the time, unless you have media playing. If you do, that’s the only time the volume buttons will actually change the media volume level.
If you don’t like that solution, then hold on to your seats, because we’re going to be showing you a new free jailbreak tweak called SwitchHUD, which takes volume switching to the next level by letting you manually toggle between the two at any time with an Activator action. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 16, 2016
Your iOS device has multiple volume settings, and each one controls something different.
For example, you have your media volume, which affects your song and video sound output, and you have your ringer volume, which affects your ringtones, text tones, and notification sounds. But there are also other volume settings that you can set where applicable.
Volume Mixer 2 is a jailbreak tweak that provides you with an interface where you can conveniently adjust all of those volume levels at one time, and in this review, we’ll talk about how it works. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016
Choosing a wallpaper can be tough, that’s why every week we show you a featured wallpaper post in order to help you stay relevant and refreshed.
But if you want more, you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called EarthView Walls, which will grab random wallpapers from Google‘s Earth view and set them as your device’s wallpaper.
We’ll walk you through how the tweak works in this review and talk a little about why it could be an optimal solution for you.
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016
Normally, when you want to check to see if you have any new emails, you have to launch the Mail app and pull down to refresh the email inbox of your choice.
If you’re already in the middle of something, stopping what you’re doing to check to see if you have any emails is obtrusive. It would be so much better if you could just refresh your email from anywhere without leaving what you are currently doing in another app.
That’s exactly what a new free jailbreak tweak called Postman is going to allow you to do, and it works with a key ingredient that most jailbreakers are already familiar with. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 27, 2016
Those rocking a jailbreak that have been looking for the perfect all-in-one 3D Touch notification-clearing tweak for their iOS device(s) need not look any further than a new jailbreak tweak release called EasyClear, which is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49.
This tweak makes use of the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to let you dismiss notifications universally throughout iOS. Whether it be a badge on an app icon from the Home screen, or one or more notifications from Notification Center. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 23, 2016
If you’re jailbroken and you’re a fan of the classic Space Invaders arcade game by Tomohiro Nishikado, then you’re going to love this new Cydia release.
SpringInvaders is a fun new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository starting today for $0.99 that lets you play the popular classic Space Invaders game with your Home screen app icons.
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2016
If you’ve got a lot of apps on your Home screen and hate looking through them all, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak called AppSort, which just hit Cydia, and will let you sort your Home screen app icons with ease.
AppSort is a jailbreak tweak that offers users a quicker way to sort the apps on your Home screen so you don’t have to spend any of your time sorting them for yourself. The tweak lets you use Activator to reveal a menu full of options; the options allow you you to choose a criteria for how your apps will be sorted on the Home screen. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 27, 2016
For the times when you want to quickly search for something on the internet or define a word you just read in a book that you have no idea the meaning of, TextSearchPro is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia that lets you find what you’re looking for in a heartbeat. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2016
Ryan Petrich has released his massive update to Activator, an update that has been months in the making, to the public. After several beta tests, Activator 1.9.8 is now ready to go, and it brings features like Apple Watch support, event search, pauses between actions, and much more.
If you wish to try out this latest version of Activator, then you can get it free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Check out the remainder of this post for the incredibly long changelog. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2016
If you own an Apple Watch, you can now use it in conjunction with Activator on your jailbroken iPhone. Activator 1.9.8 beta 9, which was released yesterday, adds several new interesting features to the already massive list of things this tweak can do.
In addition to the Apple Watch support, the beta adds support for more system ringtones, features a reduced package size, and incorporates several fixes to make the tweak run more efficiently. Check out the full change log for more details. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 28, 2015
Ryan Petrich has pushed out another update to the Activator beta. This latest release, which brings Activator up to version 1.9.8 beta 3, includes some interesting new features that will make fans of Activator happy.
First and foremost, the new Activator beta now allows users to specify the sequence of actions, and even establish delays in between each action. That means that, for example, you could set up an action sequence to Lock the screen after a specific amount of time elapsed. You can also schedule delays to occur between multiple actions.
There are other new features included with Activator 1.9.8 beta 3 as well, such as new Answer Call and Disconnect Call actions. Have a look at the full change log for all the deets. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2015
Ryan Petrich has released the second beta of Activator 1.9.8, bringing a whole host of new changes to the popular jailbreak tweak. In the update you’ll find new localizations, new increase and decrease brightness actions, and several new fixes.
You won’t find Activator 1.9.8 beta 2 in the stock Cydia repos, but in this post, I’ll show you how you can add Ryan’s beta repo to take advantage of the latest Activator features. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 12, 2015
FolderJumper is a new jailbreak tweak that lets your instantly access a SpringBoard folder by using an Activator gesture. If you have groups of specific apps placed within a folder that you frequently access, then FolderJumper, a $1.99 tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, can make accessing those apps easier. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 12, 2015
Ryan Petrich has released a brand new update to Activator on his popular beta repo. The update, which brings Activator to version 1.9.8 beta 1, adds several new features and improvements to the staple jailbreak tweak. The update brings improved scrolling in the tweak’s preference panel, a clear app switcher action, and other handy new features. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 30, 2015
Homemade Bread is an iOS 9 jailbreak tweak that makes the Home button breadcrumb-aware. This means that when an app forwards you to another app and there’s a “back to app” button in the upper left-hand corner, then a press of the Home button will go back to the previous app instead of closing the current app. The end result is a tweak that lets you use the Home button to activate iOS 9’s new breadcrumb links that appear in the status bar. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2015
Activator, the staple jailbreak tweak relied on by many as a standalone release, and by tweak developers as a complementary component, has been updated to version 1.9.7. The update brings a boatload of new changes, features, and fixes to the fore, including support for taptic engine actions, 3D Touch events, and more. Needless to say, if you have a jailbroken iPhone 6s, then this update is for you. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015
Unless you happen to have a physical Bluetooth keyboard attached to your iPhone or iPad, you cannot invoke Spotlight on iOS 9 unless you happen to be on the Home screen. AnySpot for iOS 9 aims to change this.
AnySpot lets you assign an Activator gesture to Spotlight so that you can access the search interface from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, even if you happen to be within an app. If you want Spotlight search to work closer to how it works on the Mac, allowing you to access it from anywhere, then you should consider using AnySpot. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 18, 2015
Hot on the heels of the earlier initial beta release of Activator for iOS 9, Ryan Petrich has just dropped the public release of Activator 1.9.6. As you might expect, this release adds several new options and iPhone 6s-centric features to the popular tweak. Activator for iOS 9 is now available for download via the BigBoss repo. Check out the rest of this post for the full change log. Read More