By Alex Heath on Mar 14, 2011
The anticipated jailbreak tweak to rule them all, Springtomize, has gone live in Cydia and is now available for purchase. We showed you a detailed preview of this awesome tweak several days ago, and now you can install Springtomize and play with it yourself.
Most jailbreak tweaks focus on one specific aspect of iOS (whether it be the status bar, dock, icons, etc.). Springtomize aims at being the one-stop shop for your tweaking needs. As far as customization is concerned, Springtomize may very well be the king of jailbreak tweaks.
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 10, 2011
Okay Mr. Bigarella, you’ve outdone yourself this time. That’s the only phrase that popped into my head upon installing Springtomize and discerning how gaudy his latest jailbreak tweak is.
There’s simply no better description for Springtomize — a jailbreak tweak that takes about 50 other jailbreak tweaks, and rolls them all into one.
In fact, there are so many options here, that it could prove to be a bit overwhelming for those just looking to add slight customizations to their iPhones.
But that’s not who Springtomize is aimed at. It’s aimed at those who want absolute 100% control over the look and feel of their iPhone; it does a pretty good job of doing so too… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 14, 2011
When it was released a little over a week ago, the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 came with a nice surprise: animated boot logos. We already saw how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone, and today, we’re going to see how to remove this custom logo.
This is a fairly easy process which will require about a minute of your time, depending on how fast Cydia loads for you at the moment… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 9, 2011
The latest release of the GreenPois0n jailbreak for iPhone 4.2.1 comes with a nice little surprise: you can now add animated boot logos to your iPhone. We already showed you how to do this manually, today we’re going to show you how to do this directly from Cydia.
In order to do that, you’ll obviously need a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 4.2.1, either using GreenPois0n (see our tutorial), or the tethered version of RedSn0w. You will not be able to install animated boot logos unless you are on 4.2.1 jailbroken iPhone with GreenPois0n or RedSn0w tethered… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 5, 2011
A few days ago, we reported about the “big surprise” that was going to be included in the latest release of GreenPois0n: custom animated boot logos. Now that GreenPois0n is out, you can fairly easily add a boot logo.
All you need is a jailbroken iPhone, basic SSH knowledge, and about 5 minutes of your time. Without further ado, here are instructions on how to add an animated boot logo to your iPhone… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 31, 2011
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform is a step in the right direction for the industry titan. The announcement of the Windows Phone 7 OS was like a breath of fresh air after the antiquated and sluggish years of the Windows Mobile reign.
The Windows Phone 7 interface is quite unique. Microsoft had some very creative ideas when they designed the vertical, tile-like navigation in the OS. Windows Phone 7 live tiles display realtime information from apps for things like social networks and weather services.
Wyndwarrior, a jailbreak theme creator, has created a Windows Phone 7 theme for iOS. While there are other Winterboard themes that try and mimic the interface and features of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Wyndwarrior’s “OS7″ bears a striking resemblance to the look and feel of Windows Phone 7…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2011
I’ve seen some cool case mods in my day, but I’d be hard pressed to come up with a slicker looking mod than this.
Following up on the heels of the metal back covers we showed you back in December, this latest mod surpasses even those.
Introducing the transparent iPhone 4 case mod, yes that’s right transparent; as in: you can see your iPhone’s guts…
By Alex Heath on Jan 4, 2011
One of the biggest cons of jailbreaking has always been how difficult it is to restore a jailbroken iPhone’s settings and configuration. If you ever need to restore iOS or upgrade/downgrade to a different iOS version, there is no clear way to easily restore your iPhone’s (both jailbreak and general) configuration.
BackBoard is a new jailbreak app that aims to help you save your iPhone’s springboard/home screen configuration. There are other apps, like PkgBackup, that help you back up your jailbreak apps and settings; but BackBoard has some different features that make it appealing…
By Sebastien Page on Jan 3, 2011
Ever wanted to turn your iPhone into a skateboard? Yeah, me neither but it’s good to know that if we change our mind, we’ll be able to. Of course this won’t turn your iPhone into a real skateboard, but it will definitely give it the look and feel of one.
I just spotted this skateboard back cover and wraps on Etsy, and one thing is sure: the designer behind it did a great job at roughing up this iPhone 4 customization kit… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 16, 2010
You might remember a couple months ago when we showed you this metal back cover for iPhone 4. It seems that another company was inspired by the concept and came up with 5 variations based on the same idea. My favorite of course is the one with the pwnapple logo on it.
These metal covers aren’t cheap. But $24 a piece might just be the price to pay to get a unique device that will sure get you some attention… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 7, 2010
Here is an interesting tweak for jailbroken iPhones. Parallax is a new jailbreak app that allows you to add a panoramic widescreen wallpaper to your iPhone springboard. Once set up, you can flick through the panoramic image simply by scrolling left and right.
Simply select a widescreen wallpaper from Settings or Photos, and watch your background scroll behind your icons! The wallpaper scroll speed is configurable from Settings.
Watch the video below to Parallax it in action… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 26, 2010
Since the release of the iPhone 4 and its brilliant Retina Display, the amount of available themes for jailbreakers has been greatly diminished. First, the jailbreak for iOS 4 took some time, and once it happened it seemed no one was quick to convert their existing themes to match the stunning Retina Display quality. A few have started to crop up, now that the jailbreak for iPhone 4 seems permanent.
Themes seemed like a lot of fun when I first jailbroke my iPhone, but they quickly lost their novelty as they were often battery hogs and well, just plain tacky. But sometimes I like to change it up, and now I know the simpler the theme, the better. (Hey, kind of like Apple’s design… imagine that!) Enter the Glasklart HD theme, designed especially for iPhone 4.
By Guest Author on Oct 21, 2010
FontSwap has been one of my favorite reasons for jailbreaking, but it isn’t fully compatible with iOS 4.0. It works if you change the Notes or Lockscreen font, but that’s about it. It seemed like there was hope for an updated FontSwap, but the post from Guarav, the author, is now 3 months old. That’s an eternity in iPhone-time.
So what’s a jailbreaker to do? If you are comfortable using SSH or iFile there is a solution, thanks to iPhoneRuler.net. They have a list of iOS 4 compatible fonts and also instructions on how/where to install it…
By Guest Author on Oct 17, 2010
One of the pitfalls of Apple iOS is the lack of a good notification system. By notification system, I mean a panel where one can view all their notifications in a consolidated panel, much like the notification panel of Android OS.
Instead, we have a system that, with every pushed notification, you get a popup alert, a sound and a badge on the application icon which presents itself as a useless system once you dismiss the popup alert. Once the popup is gone, the risk of forgetting the notification opens up.
LockInfo, by David Ashman, picks up where Apple slacks by providing us with a very useful notification panel that can be set as your lockscreen, your first Springboard page and/or a panel activated by Activator (known as InfoShade). The latter provides Android-like functionality with a panel available from any screen, whether from within an open app or not… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 15, 2010
A few months ago we showed you how to turn your iPhone lockscreen into an aquarium. Turns out this tweak wasn’t free and was very buggy. The good news is that we now have another option. It’s called MultiFishLockScreen.
MultiFishLockScreen is a free tweak available for free on Cydia. This theme was especially developed to animate the lockscreen with a nice submarine view… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 7, 2010
I need it. You need it. We all need the 4.1 GreenPois0n jailbreak! To help us wait out these final days, a guy who appropriately goes by the name of “Sadist” has a GreenPois0n battery, lockscreen and slider theme available in Cydia.
Except after installing it I realized it just makes me more impatient for the new jailbreak, especially when the slider taunts “Inject the Pois0n.” So he’s not just a sadist, he’s a tease… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 4, 2010
Glowing App iCons is a new application available in the App Store that will let you make your iPhone apps icons glow on your springboard. This free application doesn’t require a jailbreak because it’s not actually tweaking the app icons, it’s simply adding glowing frames on your wallpaper.
Does that sound confusing? Then check out the video below and you’ll understand how it works… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 25, 2010
You might remember my post about TypoPhone 4 last month, which I think is a very nice iPhone lockscreen. Turns out a developer has decided to improve it by adding some colors and tweaking the layout a little bit. This new lockscreen theme is called Slanted Lock and is available in Cydia under the ModMyI repo.
The result is very nice and quite colorful. It displays the weather of your selected location, and the background changes with the weather. Very neat! Read More