Prometheus and TSSChecker: recent developments you should be aware of

By Joaquim Barbosa on Jan 3, 2017

It’s been a busy period for tihmstar’s suite of tools since the release of Prometheus during the 33c3 convention. Both TSSChecker and Prometheus have seen some problems, as well as updates in the intervening period, and this article will bring you up to date with their current statuses. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: CCLowPower, CCRecord, Evanesco, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 1, 2017

We were in a lull for quite a while, but the jailbreak community seems to be making a comeback as of late, especially in the midst of a jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 by Luca Todesco, which is currently in beta.

This week, there have been a number of jailbreak tweak releases, and we’ll be rounding them all up for you as we always do on Sunday. We’ll start with our favorites, and then talk about the rest afterwards. Read More

 

CCLowPower adds a Low Power Mode toggle to Control Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 1, 2017

As many of us use our iPhones a whole lot more than others do, we find ourselves combating the ongoing issue with conserving battery life, and that’s why Apple introduced a handy little feature known as Low Power Mode.

Although it’s useful at times, it still requires you to dig through the Settings app to get to it, which is not only cumbersome, but also inconvenient. To fix that problem, a new free jailbreak tweak made especially for iOS 10 called CCLowPower will let you enable Low Power Mode via a new toggle button in Control Center. Read More

 

ForceInPicture enables Picture in Picture mode on unsupported devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 1, 2017

Picture in Picture mode is a type of multitasking that was introduced with iOS 9 so you could complete other tasks while simultaneously watching video. Unfortunately those with iPhones, iPod touches, and even some models of iPad can’t use it because it’s restricted to certain models of iPad only.

A new jailbreak tweak called ForceInPicture is now available in Cydia that will enable Picture in Picture mode on all unsupported devices, so long as you’re running iOS 9 or iOS 10 on them. Read More

 

CCRecord: a tweak to quickly and easily record your iPhone screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 31, 2016

Display recording tweaks have long been a favorite utility of the jailbreak community, and now you don’t even need to put an app icon on your screen to utilize this kind of functionality.

A new free jailbreak tweak called CCRecord adds a display recording toggle button right to Control Center on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices, making the feature more convenient than ever before. Read More

 

Customize your iOS 10 Control Center toggle colors with Cream 2 and Creamless

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 31, 2016

Starting with iOS 10, your Control Center toggles are colored whenever they’re toggled on. This includes the toggle buttons at the top, in addition to the AirSharing buttons and the Night Mode toggle.

On the other hand, anyone who doesn’t like the appearance of the new colorizations in Control Center in iOS 10 and is jailbroken with the beta iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak by Luca Todesco can use one of two new free jailbreak tweaks called Cream 2 and Creamless to either customize all of Control Center’s colors or disable them altogether. Read More

 

Changes to Apple’s TSS servers currently render Prometheus non functional

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 30, 2016

Update: tihmstar has stated that the tool is working perfectly, and that he has used it successfully multiple times today. However, some users have been encountering a TSS server error when using the tool nonetheless.

Hot on the heels of Prometheus’ release at the 33c3 convention two days ago, tihmstar’s tool for upgrading and downgrading to unsigned iOS firmwares seems already to have hit a snag. Following some changes to Apple’s TSS servers today, the nature of which are yet to be investigated, the tool has been rendered non-functional at the present time. Read More

 

Cydia beta for iOS 10.1.x jailbreak released

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 30, 2016

Thursday saw the release of a new build of Cydia from its creator Jay Freeman (Saurik). Coming in at version 1.1.28, the build is marked as a beta, designed for use with the fledgling iOS 10.1.x jailbreak from Luca Todesco.

Although I still do not recommend the average user to jailbreak with Yalu for 10.1.x, those who are confident doing so and have already taken the plunge may find this Cydia release improves their experience running the jailbreak slightly. Read More

 

StatusFolder displays the Status Bar even when you’re in a folder

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 29, 2016

Just yesterday we showed you a tweak that brought the Status Bar to the App Switcher on jailbroken iOS 10 devices, and if you’ve gotten used to seeing it there already, you probably wish you could see it in your folders too.

A newly released jailbreak tweak in Cydia called StatusFolder adds the Status Bar to the iOS folder interface whenever you’re peering inside folders to search through the apps within them. Read More

 

Cuttlefish tints 3D Touch menu backgrounds on the Home screen to match the app color

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 29, 2016

Those who use 3D Touch to access the Home screen menu shortcuts from application icons know its usefulness for getting to specific app actions quickly. On the other hand, all of the 3D Touch Home screen menus are pretty bland, and no matter what app you use the 3D Touch gesture on, the menu is always the same color.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Cuttlefish aims to change that by dynamically colorizing the menu background blur to match the dominant color of the application icon you’re using the 3D Touch gesture on. Read More

 

Prometheus downgrade tool released: here is what you need to know

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 28, 2016

Today hacker tihmstar released his tool Prometheus, which can be used (in some cases), to upgrade or downgrade iOS to currently unsigned firmwares.
The tool is not foolproof however, so in this article I’ll briefly explain what its limitations are and how to follow tihmstar’s guidance on the tool.

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Evanesco brings out your Home screen wallpaper whenever your device sits idle

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 28, 2016

A lot of people take pride in their iPhone’s Home screen wallpapers, but because of the way app icons work on the iPhone, your wallpaper is often interrupted, so you don’t really get the full effect of it.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Evanesco aims to give your Home screen’s wallpaper more focus, and the way it does it is simply brilliant. Read More

 

StatusSwitcher brings the Status Bar to the App Switcher

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 28, 2016

Luca Todesco’s jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 is now in beta, and jailbreak tweak developers have started jumping on the train early to begin releasing tweaks for the updated software.

One of the first is a new free jailbreak tweak called StatusSwitcher, which adds the Status Bar to the App Switcher on iOS 10 devices. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: SnapchatNoClickbait, TwitterThemeToggler, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 25, 2016

We’ve gone a long time without a jailbreak on Apple’s latest firmware (iOS 10), but there’s a chance we might be out of the dark tunnel, as iOS hacker Luca Todesco has launched a beta jailbreak with support for a limited set of devices on iOS 10.1.1. Obviously, we don’t recommend using it yet until it’s stabilized, but it’s a start!

Regardless, those who are already jailbroken know that there were a small number of jailbreak tweak releases this week, and this roundup will put the spotlight on those. We’ll show you our favorites first, and then move on to the rest afterwards. Read More

 

SnapchatNoClickbait removes the clickbaity links from the Stories tab in Snapchat

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 22, 2016

Snapchat is one of the world’s most popular ways to send photos and short video clips to friends, but it also comes with additional clutter inside the app that many users feel they could really do without. Among said clutter are the clickbait-like links in the Stories Tab.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SnapchatNoClickbait will help clean up the Snapchat app of all that junk for anyone who’s tired of looking at uninteresting links and information. Read More

 

iOS 10 jailbreak beta released (but stay away for now)

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 21, 2016

Luca Todesco, better known by his handle qwertyoruiop, has just announced that the first betas of his iOS 10 jailbreak dubbed yalu are now out.

But before anyone begins prancing around and laughing out loud with sheer unadulterated joy, there are some caveats to take note of, as well as some risks to discuss.

TL;DR: do not use this tool unless you know exactly what you are doing. Read More

 

How to save your .shsh2 blobs automatically online with TSSSaver

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 20, 2016

A couple of days ago, we covered how to save your .shsh2 blobs manually with tsschecker, and many of you have reported back saying you managed to successfully grab them. However, if you haven’t got them yet and don’t feel tech-savvy enough to mess around with the Terminal commands required, you can try this online tool instead which should save them for you.

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How to save .shsh2 blobs for Prometheus with tsschecker

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 18, 2016

As reported on iDB earlier, iOS hacker tihmstar has announced a New Year’s Eve release of his new tool Prometheus, which can downgrade/upgrade devices to unsigned firmwares, subject to certain requirements.
The main prerequisite for using the tool is having the APTicket/.shsh for the firmware you want to go to, but the process for saving these has changed. You must now use his tool tsschecker to correctly save the files, dubbed .shsh2. This guide will walk you through how to do it. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the Week: Flex 3, FlixEnhancer, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 18, 2016

This week started out pretty slow, but once the end of the week came around, things started to heat up for the jailbreak community pretty quickly.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the new jailbreak tweak releases that became available in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and moving on to the rest afterwards. Read More

 

Prometheus: upcoming tool may allow unsigned iOS upgrades and downgrades

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 18, 2016

iOS hacker tihmstar has announced the upcoming release of his tool Prometheus. And no, it doesn’t steal fire from the gods for you to foster the burgeoning potential of your race. Instead, he claims it will be the first tool capable of upgrading and downgrading 64-bit iOS devices to unsigned firmwares.
If successful, this would be welcome news for the jailbreak community, allowing movement between firmwares for which you have saved your blobs, even after Apple’s signing windows have closed. Read More