New beta tweak helps clean up Cydia package descriptions

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 27, 2015

Well-known developer Majd Alfhaily just released a new beta tweak on his personal repo called Cyte. The tweak aims to clean up the descriptions for packages present in Cydia to make them look more consistent and appealing.

In my opinion, this is one of the biggest tweak opportunities present since Cydia opened up to Cydia Substrate extensions. A more consistent and cleaner looking Cydia when it comes to package depictions, would go a long way towards improving the experience. Read More

 

3 ways to prepare for iOS 8.4.1

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

With iOS 8.4.1 currently in beta, chances are it will be released sooner than later, and Apple will follow up that release with a closure of the iOS 8.4 signing window.

Although we’ve seen nothing official regarding the matter—Apple still has yet to post release notes about its 8.4.1 beta—rumors are swirling that this update does indeed fix the exploits used in the TaiG iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak.

With this in mind, it’s time to begin preparing mentally for what’s to come. In this post, I’ll show you how to be proactive and take the right measures to ensure a long jailbreak tenure on iOS 8.4. Read More

 

How to browse Cydia in full screen mode

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

As you’ve no doubt noticed, a lot of the newer jailbreak tweaks are Cydia-centric tweaks designed around improving the experience while browsing Cydia. One such example of this is a tweak we talked about recently called TranslucentCydia.

The latest such tweak—nobar+—is a release that allows you to browse Cydia in full screen mode. It does this by automatically hiding the status bar when Cydia is launched. Read More

 

How to add translucence to the Cydia install screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 19, 2015

After Cydia was updated to version 1.1.19, the floodgates were opened to all sorts of tweaks to modify the Cydia experience. Some tweaks added new functionality to Cydia, such as SwipeForMore, one of my favorite new releases to touch down in some time. Other tweaks, like TranslucentCydia, take a different approach and simply aim to change the look of Cydia. Read More

 

How to unjailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Cydia Impactor

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

Want to remove your jailbreak without updating iOS? The just released Cydia Impactor can help you unjailbreak your iPhone with little effort. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to revert back to stock iOS and remove your jailbreak without updating your iOS version. Read More

 

Saurik releases Cydia Impactor to “unjailbreak” your iPhone without updating iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

A powerful new tool has just been released for jailbreakers to “unjailbreak”. It’s called Cydia Impactor, and it’s an on-device tool that lets you remove and revert all changes made to a device to return it to its stock configuration.

The most notable thing about this tool is that it allows you to return to stock without needing to upgrade your device. Say, for example, you wanted to sell your iPhone, but wanted to retain its jailbreak-ability to increase resale value. Normally, if you wanted to perform a full system restore, you’d be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware, and thus lose your jailbreak. With Cydia Impacter, you can restore your device to stock without upgrading. Read More

 

How to set a custom timeout setting in Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015

Timeout is a jailbreak tweak that’s currently in beta. It’s a tweak that lets you add a custom timeout setting to Cydia. Setting a custom timeout value for Cydia is handy for those occasions when you encounter long wait times with slow repos. Instead of waiting for what seems like an eternity on a slow repo, you can use Timeout to force Cydia to refresh in a quicker fashion. Read More

 

How to downgrade a Cydia tweak or app

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

As we noted earlier, Cydia now features the ability to downgrade apps and tweaks. With version 1.1.23, saurik gave users the ability to downgrade their tweaks via the Cydia package page if there is an older version available on the repo that the tweak or app resides on. In this post, we will show you how easy it is to downgrade a Cydia package. Read More

 

Indulge adds top free and top paid tweak charts to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

Indulge is a brand-new first-of-its-kind jailbreak tweak that allows users to view the most popular Cydia releases based on aggregate user install data.

Cydia has never had a way to view the most popular jailbreak tweaks available for download, but with the recent 1.1.19 update, it can now do that and a whole lot more. Indulge is a jailbreak tweak that’s available on developer Steve Rolfe’s beta repo. If you’d like to take it for a test drive, check out the installation information that follows. Read More

 

Cydia Installer 1.1.23 released to support package downgrades, find extensions, and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

Another day, another big Cydia release. Cydia 1.1.23 brings some big changes to the table, as saurik has added package downgrade support, the ability to use find extensions like TweakHub.

The update also fixes a crashing issue that occurs after clearing caches. Doing so would cause Cydia not to be able to run at all.

Needless to say, this is a pretty large update for Cydia users, and has long-term positive implications on jailbreakers and their Cydia usage habits. Have a look at our post for the full change log. Read More

 

TweakHub helps you discover new Cydia packages and customize Cydia tabs

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2015

TweakHub is one of the most impressive Cydia-centric tweaks that I’ve seen since Cydia opened up to accept substrate modifications. It allows you to find new packages based on the apps that you have installed on your device. It also allows you to rearrange the available Cydia tabs via an Edit option similar to the older versions of the Music app.

If you’re looking for a new tweak to show off the power that Cydia now possess, then look no further. TweakHub can be found on a special third-party repo, and the details are in this post. Read More

 

Cydia Installer updated to version 1.1.22 to squash bugs

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2015

Cydia Installer has been updated again to fix bugs. Actually, it was just updated twice—once to fix bugs, and again to fix a bug brought about by the previous bug fix.

Version 1.1.21 of Cydia installer appeared first, followed shortly by version 1.1.22. Needless to say, you should update to the latest version of Cydia at your earliest convenience. In this post, you’ll find the full change logs for both updates. Read More

 

How to add a pull-to-refresh gesture to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 9, 2015

Pull-to-refresh has become quite ubiquitous when it comes to iOS apps, and now Cydia can join in on the fun. The just released TweaksRefresher brings true pull-to-refresh functionality to Cydia.

TweaksRefresher requires Cydia 1.1.19 or higher, which famously made it so that Cydia Substrate tweaks could modify it. Once you install TweaksRefresher, a free release on the BigBoss repo, there are no options or settings to configure—just install it and go. Read More

 

TaiG 2.3.1 officially released and no longer in beta

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 9, 2015

TaiG has elevated its latest jailbreak tool out of beta and are now promoting it as a public download. Version 2.3.1 of the TaiG tool’s most notable change is its inclusion of the latest version of Cydia, version 1.1.20. Actually, this is apparently the only change contained within TaiG 2.3.1, as we noted in our overview of the 2.3.1 beta release a few days ago. Read More

 

How to make Cydia purchases with PayPal’s 2-Factor Authentication

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015

Now that Amazon Payments is no longer an option for purchases in Cydia, users are forced to use PayPal, at least for the time being. Saurik has noted that he plans on offering an alternative to Cydia, but until that day comes, users are forced to use PayPal.

The problem with PayPal, is that you cannot make a payment via Cydia if you have 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) enabled on your PayPal account. You’ll simply receive an error message stating that you need to add your security key to the end of the password in order to login. This, unfortunately, doesn’t work, leaving users who haven’t set up the initial auth with PayPal unable to purchase Cydia tweaks.

This issue is due to the mobile PayPal interface presented while inside Cydia. If you can bring your authorization outside of Cydia and into mobile safari, you can invoke the desktop interface and login to PayPal that way. Thankfully, a new jailbreak tweak makes this easy. Read More

 

10 Cydia sources to try for the iOS 8.4 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015

The default Cydia repos hold the majority of the awesome jailbreak apps and tweaks that we all know and love, but from time to time, you’ll need to use a third-party source for certain Cydia packages. Some third-party repos, like Ryan Petrich’s beta repo, are one of the first things I add after jailbreaking my iPhone. Other repos aren’t nearly as necessary, but still nice to have available.

In this post, I’ll share with you 10 different third-party Cydia sources that you can add to Cydia to gain access to additional apps, tweaks, and themes. I’ll also showcase one tweak from each repo that makes it worth consideration. Read More

 

Nella lets you customize the Cydia install interface

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2015

Another day, another new Cydia customization tweak. I guess this will continue to be the new trend for the foreseeable future, not that I’m complaining at all.

It’s great to have tweaks that can finally customize Cydia without jumping through a ton of hoops. Nella is the latest such tweak. It lets you customize the colors of the installation interface background and buttons for a truly unique look. Read More

 

FavoriteTweaks: a Cydia tweak for saving your favorite releases

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

Have you ever stumbled upon a new Cydia release that you wished to remember, but then later forgot about it? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could designate your favorite tweaks so that you could easily remember and find them later?

That’s the basic premise behind FavoriteTweaks, a new jailbreak tweak release from developer iMokhles. It allows you to save Cydia releases and manage them from one central location. Read More

 

SwipeForMore lets you manage Cydia items with just a swipe

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

If you find the stock method of managing Cydia packages to be a bit cumbersome, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, saurik has opened up Cydia to third-party modifications, and for that we all are very thankful.

As expected, many new jailbreak tweaks specifically designed for Cydia are beginning to appear. One of the latest tweaks, entitled SwipeForMore, looks like one of the most compelling one thus far.

SwipeForMore allows you to swipe on a tweak in order to access install and uninstall options. It can save you time, because you don’t have to navigate into a tweak’s individual page in order to manage it. Read More

 

Cydia Installer updated to version 1.1.20 to fix bugs

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

As we noted to you guys upon release, Cydia 1.1.19 was a major upgrade for Cydia. As such, it was inevitable for a few bugs to surface with all of the under-the-hood changes.

In Cydia version 1.1.20, saurik has addressed many of these bugs in what he is calling a bug fix release. If you’re encountering problems while using Cydia, it’s definitely suggested that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as you can. Read More

 
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