LockLaunchApp brings up to six app shortcuts to your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 30, 2016

We’ve all got those special apps on our iPhones that we use more than the others, and a jailbreak tweak called LockLaunchApp intends to make accessing them easier.

As the name suggests, it will put an app launcher on your iPhone’s Lock screen that can support up to six of your favorite apps, and best of all, you can customize the appearance of the launcher too. Read More

 

ColorCalculator lets you modify the color scheme of the Calculator app

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016

The Calculator app on the iPhone has always had the same orange color scheme for as long as I can remember, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called ColorCalculator, you can tint the app any color you’d like.

With a number of pre-set colors to choose from, ColorCalculator is easy to use and can help you get whatever color scheme you might be going for. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: NotificationPop, Notifications10, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 27, 2016

This week was an improvement over last week in terms of jailbreak tweak release volume in Cydia, but things are still slow as we continue to go on without a jailbreak for iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

In this roundup, we’ll discuss all of this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting by showcasing our favorites and then talking about the rest afterwards. Read More

 

This tweak keeps Google Maps from nagging you when Location Services are disabled

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 26, 2016

While most people grant Google Maps access to their location for navigation purposes, not everyone uses Google Maps for navigation. Other users primarily use the app for region exploration and keep Google Maps from accessing their location for privacy reasons.

If you’re one of these people, and you hate seeing the location services warning alert every time you open the app, then you should install a new free jailbreak tweak called Google Maps – No Location Services Alert right away. Read More

 

Five ways to make the most of a file manager on jailbroken iOS

By Joaquim Barbosa on Nov 25, 2016

The vast majority of non-developers who jailbreak do it for the tweaks, and use Cydia almost exclusively to find, maintain, and update them.

However, jailbreaking your device brings much more than the ability to install tweaks; its real power lies in granting unfettered access to the filesystem, which allows you to make almost any change you like.

In this article, I’ll go through five of the most interesting and ubiquitous uses for file managers on iOS. Read More

 

NotificationPop lets you use a 3D Touch gesture to open notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 25, 2016

Although I enjoy the Plus-sized iPhones, I don’t very much enjoy having to reach all the way up to the top of the display to tap or drag on a notification banner when someone texts me.

Now, jailbreakers can work around this with a simple 3D Touch gesture thanks to a new free jailbreak tweak called NotificationPop. Read More

 

Notifications10 brings iOS 10 style notification banners to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 24, 2016

A ton of people are sticking with their jailbroken iOS 9 devices, but are drooling over the new features and interface changes in iOS 10. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Notifications10 can help bring some of the iOS 10 look and feel to your jailbroken iPhone.

Notifications10, as the name suggests, brings iOS 10-style notification bubbles and banners to your jailbroken iOS 9 device. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: ClearClockView, PullOver, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 20, 2016

As we continue to go on without a public jailbreak for iOS 10, the Cydia store is in the middle of a drought. These trends are typical when we don’t see a new jailbreak for a long period of time, but Apple isn’t making things any easier with their rapid software updates.

Regardless, jailbreak developers haven’t given up just yet. In this roundup, we’ll talk about what’s new in Cydia as of this week. Read More

 

PullOver lets you pin an app to your screen for easier multitasking

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 19, 2016

PullOver is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you pin an app to your screen for easy access from anywhere in iOS.

With a minimal UI and animations that look and feel appealing, and flexible configuration to get to any app you need to, PullOver is an elegant new multitasking shortcut any jailbreaker could benefit from. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: EmojiSuggest, PasswordRecovery, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 13, 2016

There has been a slight resurgence in activity for the jailbreak community this week compared to last week, but things are still a lot slower than they usually are due to the lack of a refreshing jailbreak release for iOS 10.

Despite the lull, there have been some pretty interesting jailbreak tweak releases in Cydia this week, and we’ll be recapping on all of those on this roundup. Read More

 

EmojiSuggest brings iOS 10-like emoji suggestions to the predictive keyboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 11, 2016

One of the cool new features of iOS 10 is the ability to input Emojis through the predictive row at the top of the keyboard that tries to guess what you’re trying to say before you say it.

When you express certain words, iOS 10 will recommend Emojis to communicate the word instead, and a new free jailbreak tweak called EmojiSuggest brings this functionality to jailbroken iOS 9 devices as well. Read More

 

WiJoin lets you know what Wi-Fi network you’re connected to

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 10, 2016

WiJoin is a new free jailbreak tweak that displays a small popup in the bottom half of your iPhone‘s screen any time your device connects to a different Wi-Fi network.

The popup itself displays the name of the network you’ve just connected to, and it does so in a minimalist HUD.

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PasswordRecovery stores passwords and recovers them when you forget them

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

It can be a pain to remember all your passwords, and that’s why password manager apps like 1Password exist. But if you don’t like the big price tag or the subscription models, then PasswordRecovery is a jailbreak tweak alternative you could check out instead.

This tweak comes with password remembrance and recovery options all in a single package so you’ll never forget your passcode or have to reset a password for any of its supported apps ever again. Read More

 

NCTextColor lets you add vibrancy to Notification Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

Notification Center always has white text by default, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called NCTextColor, you can mix things up a little bit with some of your own favorite colors and settings.

This tweak works great for anyone who themes their iPhone and wants Notification Center‘s colors to better compliment the theme they’re using, but you don’t have to be a theme user to love what you can do with this tweak. Read More

 

Luca Todesco tweets photo of iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 6, 2016

At the end of last week, a demo video surfaced on Reddit revealing what appeared to be an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1 that was jailbroken.

There was a lot of skepticism surrounding its legitimacy, but now the established iOS hacker Luca Todesco is sharing photographic evidence of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1 via Twitter. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PickPocket, NtSpeed, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 6, 2016

In what has been one of the slowest weeks for the jailbreak all year, this week has seen very little activity in terms of jailbreak tweak releases.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about what little we did see. We’ll begin by showing you our favorite releases this week and then we’ll talk about the rest. Read More

 

Round the corners of the multitasking cards in the App Switcher with RoundedSwitchr

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 5, 2016

RoundedSwitchr is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you add rounded corners to the multitasking cards in your iPhone or iPad’s App Switcher.

The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can control the corner roundness radius. The default is 10.0, but our screenshot above is pretty close to the 30.0 mark. You can set this radius amount as low as 0.0 or as high as 100.0. Read More

 

iOS 10.1 jailbreak on iPhone 7 demoed in video

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016

There’s really been a lack of news about an iOS 10 jailbreak recently, but despite any updates, we’ve been able to count on iOS hacker Luca Todesco to show off his personal jailbreaks running on iOS 10.

Now, another iOS hacker that goes by the handle @ijapija00 is demoing his jailbreak, only this time, the spotlight is on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.1. He claims it works on iOS 10.1.1 as well. Read More

 

PickPocket helps protect your valuable iPhone from thieves

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016

I hate good for nothing thieves just like the next guy, but who says you have to be completely powerless against them when your precious iPhone goes missing?

A new jailbreak tweak called PickPocket aims to help keep thieves away from your iPhone and give you additional piece of mind that you’ll be able to recover it if or when it gets stolen. Read More

 

Get rid of the clunky stock volume HUD in iOS with SmartVolumeControl

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016

The stock volume HUD has always been a pain point of iPhone and iPad users for years. As a result, it’s not surprising that so many jailbreak tweak releases have come along in Cydia to bring a better solution for what seems like a major oversight by Apple.

A new jailbreak tweak called SmartVolumeControl is just another one of those releases, and it aims to be a solution that can be customized to your heart’s content and also stays out of the way when you don’t want it to be. Read More

 
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