By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2013
In iOS 5.1, Apple revamped the Lock screen Camera shortcut so that users could access the app with a single swipe. The icon, commonly referred to as the camera grabber, has been very popular with jailbreak developers.
We’ve seen a lot of tweaks involving the icon over the months, and today, we’re adding another one to the list. Introducing Grabber Enhancer, a recently-released Cydia package that adds functionality to the camera grabber… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 2013
Folks who dislike the fact that iOS automatically dismisses notification banners after just a few seconds will be happy to hear that there is a jailbreak tweak out that makes them much more permanent.
Sticky Icky, written by developer Aleksander Azizi, lives up to its name by pinning new notification banners to the top of your iOS device’s screen, and keeping them there until you manually close them… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 2013
In iOS 6, Apple introduced a handy new feature called Remind Me Later. It allows you, among other things, to set a time or location-based reminder when declining phone and FaceTime calls, so you don’t forget to return them.
But what if you wanted to set similar reminders when declining messages or other notifications? Unfortunately, you can’t. Apple has limited the feature to just the Phone app. Which is why, ladies and gentlemen, we jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 21, 2013
I don’t really make phone calls anymore these days. But when I do, they almost always originate from the Messages app. You know the drill—you tap the Status bar to scroll to the top of the conversation, and hit the ‘Call’ button.
While most folks, including myself, don’t find this two-step process at all troublesome, the jailbreak community seems to always be asking the question “how can I do this quicker?” And the answer to that question today, is RaiseToCall… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 2013
Yesterday, we bid farewell to one of the most infamous jailbreaks of all time: evasi0n. Born on February 4, it lasted nearly 6 weeks before Apple finally disabled it by way of the iOS 6.1.3 software update it issued yesterday.
It certainly served its purpose though. According to Jay Freeman, aka Saurik, Cydia saw more than 18 million unique iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, running iOS 6 (or later), visit during the jailbreak’s 6-week long run… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2013
Every once in a while, a good jailbreak app or tweak sneaks past our radar. We feel we do a pretty good job of covering most new notable Cydia packages, but every now and then, one slips through the cracks. And that’s exactly what’s happened with BatteryDoctorPro.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, BatteryDoctorPro is a jailbreak app that monitors your iPhone or iPod touch usage to essentially lengthen your battery life. But it also has Notification Center settings toggles, a multitasking bar and several other handy features… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 16, 2013
Good news on the jailbreak front this week. The popular Mail Enhancer Pro tweak has received a fairly big update, bringing it to version 2.0. The update includes full support for iOS 6, and a handful of other improvements.
For those unfamiliar with the jailbreak tweak, Mail Enhancer Pro, as its name suggests, enhances the stock iOS Mail app by adding features like multiple signatures, custom notifications and sounds, and much more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2013
When it comes to getting rid of those little red bubbles that hover over your app icons, there’s been no shortage of options in Cydia. Let’s see, there was BadgeClear, BadgeRemover and No Badges, to name a few.
But unfortunately, most of these tweaks either haven’t been updated for iOS 6 or cost money, making them non-options for a lot of folks. And that’s where the new jailbreak package Clear Badges comes in… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Mar 5, 2013
Ever since the evasi0n jailbreak came out, we’ve been inundated with the same support request about a Cydia error that displays the following message: wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of. The message also shows a couple more lines of errors but the first one really is the source of the problem.
In this post, we’ll explain what “the number of package names this APT is capable of” means, and most importantly, we’ll provide you with a quick and simple fix for it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 4, 2013
Cydia, despite being the go-to app and tweak store for several years in the jailbreaking community, has a number of shortcomings. It’s slow to load and daftly unorganized, among other things.
And most people tend to blame Saurik for all of these issues. After all, he is the creator and ‘grandmaster’ of Cydia, right? Not so much, according to his latest comments in a Reddit thread… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2013
Folks that are really into customizing the look and feel of their iOS devices will be happy to hear that a new tweak just hit Cydia this week that will enable them to take things a step further.
Animer, by Hashbang Productions, is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize the animations for a handful of features in iOS including notification banners, and the app switcher… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2013
For some reason, Apple insists on keeping frequently used settings toggles buried deep within the Settings app. From the Lock screen, doing things like enabling/disabling Bluetooth or Wi-Fi take more than a few steps.
Activating a device’s Airplane mode, however, is a bit easier, as it sits on the top level in the Settings app. But for those who still find the process to be a pain, we’ve got a new jailbreak package for you called Shake Air… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2013
The long-awaited iOS 6.x jailbreak, known as evasi0n, has been dubbed the most popular jailbreak ever. And rightly so. In its first 10 minutes, it was used by over 100,000 people. And 4 days later, that number grew to 7 million.
Today, nearly a month after evasi0n’s release, there’s a new statistic out. Evad3rs team member pod2g just passed along the news from Saurik that more than 14 million devices have now been seen running Cydia on iOS 6.x… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2013
Planetbeing, known best for his work on the new evasi0n jailbreak, is also a developer of apps and tweaks. He helped write the popular IntelliScreenX tweak, and has an app called Signal, among other things.
And this afternoon, an update for Signal—aptly-named Signal 2—popped up in Cydia. Planetbeing announced its arrival on Twitter, saying that the new version now works with both CDMA and GSM devices.
So what does it do? Read More
By Jim Gresham on Feb 25, 2013
The iPhone Lock screen has not changed since 2007 and it is certainly boring, even outdated. Everyone loves a good Lock screen and we wanted to give a quick how-to for a simple tweak. Getting things looking fresh on your iPhone can be a jumbled mess while plowing through Cydia, looking for the right packages. A few days ago we had users submit their favorite Lock screens, screen shots, and tweaks, which led to this post. While this initial posting is simple, we hope it inspires you to construct your own beautiful Lock screens… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 23, 2013
If you’ve been experiencing booting problems with your jailbroken iDevice, then a new update to the evasi0n 6.x Untether may be of sincere interest to you. evasi0n Untether version 0.4-1 was recently released in Cydia, and it brings with it fixes to booting problems that were happening during some reboots.
If you’ve been experiencing booting issues, then you should head over to Cydia right now, and upgrade your evasi0n Untether package. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2013
We’re not sure if this is cool, or copyright infringement, but either way here you go. We’ve come across what appears to be a toy iPhone, that has seemingly been jailbroken. Notice the Cydia icon in the bottom row of icons?
Of course, it’s not called an iPhone. The packaging reads ‘Telephone Intelligent.’ And instead of Cydia, the iconic brown icon is labeled ‘Gift.’ But either way, it sure looks like someone is selling toy jailbroken iPhones… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2013
Zephyr is arguably one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia today—and for good reason. It’s easy to use, reliable, and it makes switching between applications on your iPhone a breeze.
Today, the tweak gets even better. Chpwn announced this morning that Zephyr 1.5 is now available with several bug fixes for iOS 6, and the ability to use the iPad’s four-finger gestures on your iPhone… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2013
If you have used the new evasi0n tool to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, you’re among the millions of people that have done just that thus far. In fact, an unbelievable seven million devices have been set free in just four days following the release of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.1, making the free tool the most successful jailbreak ever, on any device, period… Read More