We’ve seen some pretty cool themes over the past few weeks. There was FlatIcons, iMIUI, and more recently Motif—all of them are worth checking out if you haven’t already. And we’re going to add to that list today, with WhiteLine HD.
WhiteLine HD is a new iPhone theme by Xavier32. It’s lightweight, and looks great, as long as your into the whole minimalism thing. But don’t let its simplistic design fool you. It includes over 800 icons, countless UI elements, and more… Read More
When your iOS device is jailbroken, customizing how it looks can be as easy as installing a WinterBoard theme. There’s literally thousands of them in Cydia to choose from. The options get much more limited, however, if your device is hack-free.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We’ve covered a number of ways to modify a stock iOS device in the past, and we’ve got another one to show you today. Here’s how to customize your iPhone or iPad app icons, no jailbreak required… Read More
I’m not usually a theme kind of guy. I know there are a lot of people out there that love customizing the look of their devices, and that’s awesome, but I’m more about functionality and minimalism.
That doesn’t mean, though, that I won’t give new and interesting themes a shot. I used ayecon for a long time, and then I had iMIUI for a bit. And over the past few days, I’ve been testing out Motif… Read More
A few days ago we showed you how to add a custom carrier logo to a non-jailbroken cellular iOS device. The app to enable the hack — CarrierEditor — is a Mac only app, so only Mac users were able to take advantage of the feature.
Now it’s your turn, Microsoft faithful, as developer Dany Lisiansky steps up to the plate to provide a custom carrier logo solution for Windows users
If you read our original post on CarrierEditor, then you’ll be happy to note that the process for adding a custom carrier logo using a Windows machine is virtually the same as it is on the Mac. Take a look inside as we break down the entire process in our full video walkthrough… Read More
Looking to add some additional functionality to the iPhone’s volume HUD? If so, then you might want to take a look at HUD Pro — a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s MacCiti repo.
At $1.50, I feel HUD Pro is a bit pricey for what it offers. It features things that venture more toward the gimmicky side than actually being useful, but perhaps this video will make it easier for you to decide on that… Read More
The iPhone 5, though some will argue that it looks similar, is a major departure from its predecessor. It has a larger screen, upgraded internals, and a new unibody design.
And as it turns out, that design could spell trouble for aftermarket back panels. Because instead of a single piece of glass — like on the iPhone 4 and 4S, you have this part-aluminum, part-glass back panel directly attached to internal components…. Read More
The stock Home screen in iOS looks pretty boring. Luckily, jailbreaking can change that. It opens the door to a whole world of customization, including tweaks, icon packages and tons of other theming possibilities.
And if you like customizing your device, and want to share your iPad or iPhone setup with the world, there’s a new service that lets you do that. Homescreen.me finally came out of private beta this week… Read More
Let’s just file this one under the “who in the world would ever find a use for this?” category. MakeMyPopup is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to create your own pop up notifications on the iPhone.
The problem with MakeMyPopup isn’t that it only allows you to create one singular pop up notification. It isn’t that pop up notifications are ugly, and have all but been replaced by banner notifications. The issue with MakeMyPopup is that it does absolutely nothing; it has no usable function outside of the fact that it fakes your own customizable pop up.
The question stands to be asked: Just who would use this? Would you? Read More
I’ve always tinkered with my devices, regardless of their OS. I remember installing leaked versions of RIM’s OS 6 on my old BlackBerry Bold, and rooting my Android handsets to install the latest ROMs.
But out of all of those experiences, I can honestly say that hacking devices, customizing them and installing tweaks, is much easier to do on iOS than it is on any other platform — even the “open” Android… Read More
Some jailbreak tweaks are immediately labeled as being worthless, and Black Icon Labels is one such tweak. I understand that there are a few users out there who will find this tweak handy, but most will probably claim otherwise.
Black Icon Labels changes the color of your app icon labels from white to black, and nothing more. If there’s one good thing that I can tell you about this tweak, it is that it doesn’t require WinterBoard to make the change. If you have a light colored wallpaper set on your iPhone’s Home screen, then Black Icon Labels might be something you want to check for… Read More
Have you been looking for a way to make your iPhone’s ringtone more personalized? Do you enjoy listening to jazz ensembles? Well if you answered yes to one of, or (preferably) both of these questions, you need a Singtone.
What’s a Singtone? Well it’s a ringtone, customized and sung just for you by the folks of Ensemble 101. The group is looking to take its jazz act on the road next year, and they are hoping to use Singtone sales to fund the tour… Read More
You can safely file this one under the “not necessarily useful, but nonetheless interesting” tweak of the day. VolumeColor is a recent Cydia release that allows you to alter the color of your volume HUD.
It’s also not that original, as I’m pretty sure I’ve seen such functionality in another tweak before, though its name currently escapes me.
Anyhow, feel free to take a look at our video walkthrough of VolumeColor inside… Read More
A few days ago, we gave you an exclusive preview of Chip, a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize banner notifications background color, text color, border color, and gradient using simple RGB sliders. Chip also includes the ability to customize the notification sound and banner animation. In short, it brings an insane level of customization to your notifications.
Chip is now available in Cydia, via the BigBoss repo for $1.99.
MusicGestures is a jailbreak tweak that lends the ability to control the stock Music app with gestures instead of button presses. There are a total of 6 actions (7 if you count disabled as an action) that you can assign to any number of gestures.
The gestures can be used to skip, play, pause, and gather info on both the album cover view, and the individual track view.
It’s not the deepest tweak in the shed, but the simplicity of MusicGestures makes it worth a look… Read More
Yesterday we showed you how to manually replace the carrier logo in your status bar with the iDB logo. Today, iDB fanatic reader iPhoneiHelper decided to create his own set of iDB logos and put them on Cydia.
If you have Zepellin installed on your iPhone, go to Cydia and download the iDownloadBlog Logos for Zeppelin pack… Read More
We’ve talked about AndroidLoader before, the jailbreak tweak that replicates the way Android lets you see all your apps on one single page. Today the app got a major update making the it more appealing than ever.
For those of you who don’t know AndroidLoader, it’s a tweak that allows you to launch, view or hide certain applications, play music, and more, with a simple tap or swipe gesture… Read More