By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2013
One of the more common error messages that new Cydia users will come across is the error that says Failed to fetch [...] HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found. This is a typical 404 message that you get when you visit a webpage location that no longer exists. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal, but it causes an error message to appear in Cydia each time you refresh your list of packages and it attempts to pull data from the non-existent UltraSn0w repo.
You’ll receive an error that states: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Yeah, so no big deal, but it’s still a huge annoyance, because this interrupts the stream of refreshing the list of Cydia packages. The fact is that you’ll probably never need to use UltraSn0w, and even if you did, you can always add the repo back to Cydia manually. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, the much anticipated Cydia 1.1.9 update for iOS 7 is out right now, and it looks good. We have a full video walkthrough in the works, but for now, head over to Cydia to find the upgrade to the Cydia installer and UIKit, and have at it. The tab bar icons were designed by Surenix, the UI Icons were made by Kyle Matthews, and it looks ridiculously good. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2013
Ok, now that you’ve jailbroken your iOS device running iOS 7 with evasi0n7, what do you do? Which tweaks work and which ones don’t? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received this morning, so we figured we’d better start making a list.
Most tweaks that rely on Mobile Substrate aren’t working, as it’s currently broken, but there are a few that seem to be ok. Below you’ll find all of the iOS 7 compatible jailbreak tweaks that we’re aware of, broken down into those working, and those ‘sort of’ working… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 3, 2013
Developer @winocm has been pretty vocal as of late about his intentions to eventually release a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 devices. Although we generally take such claims with a heaping helping on my favorite seasoning, winocm is, from what I’ve been able to gather, a respectable member of the jailbreak community.
After all, this is the same developer that worked on an iOS 6.x downgrade, the jailbreak tweak Accentify, and has had various other contributions to the community. Needless to say, when he announced that he had an untether binary that still needed a bit of work, my ears perked up.
A few days ago, winocm reached out to iDB about his progress on the jailbreak. Although the project is still knee deep in its development phase, he did allow us to go hands on with some of his work. Today, with the help of winocm, I was able to install Cydia on my iPhone 4S running 6.1.3. If we’re ever going to see a proper tool released for the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak, he just could be the developer to do so.
Yes, we have video of Cydia running on my iPhone 4S, and yes it’s legit. Although he has asked us not to speak about the process involved in getting a working Cydia on my 4S, I was there and watched him perform the process from start to finish. In other words, I can vouch for the Cydia install, and I can certainly vouch for video’s legitimacy. Have a look… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 1, 2013
Filippo Bigarella has released a new jailbreak tweak this weekend called GlyphPatch. The utility patches the recently exposed DoS exploit which targets Safari’s WebKit engine and causes apps to crash when rendering a malicious sequence of characters.
The bug, which was made public last week, affects users on both iOS and Mac and can be triggered through a few different surfaces: SMS, iMessage, the web, and network SSID. But jailbroken iOS users can protect themselves from it with this new tweak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 2, 2013
Samsung’s Galaxy S4, released back in the spring of this year, is loaded with a number of unique software features. And one of them that has been getting a lot of attention is Smart Pause, a mechanism that auto-pauses a movie when you look away.
While I myself have never lusted after such a feature, I can see how it would come in handy in a variety of situations. So I was happy to find out that you no longer have to buy a Samsung device to get it. You just need the new ‘FaceHalt’ jailbreak tweak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2013
Folks who have been around the jailbreak community for a while will likely remember a popular tweak called Safari Upload Enabler. Before Apple added the ability in Safari to upload photos and videos in iOS 6, it was one of the only ways you could natively upload files from within the mobile browser.
Well we have some good news today for all of you jailbreakers, Safari Upload Enabler has finally been updated with support for iOS 6. Developed by H. Samara and N. Bassen, the new version of the tweak is out in Cydia now with a number of improvements, including a new Dropbox API and more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2013
Folks feeling left out of all of the iOS 7 beta festivities will be happy to hear that there is now a way you can get in on the fun—no developer account required. A new theme just popped up in Cydia that promises to give your jailbroken iPhone an iOS 7-style makeover.
Now, obviously it’s not going to be exactly like iOS 7. You’re not going to get any of the new features that come with the major update, like the control center or the revamped Notification Center. But if you just want your iPhone to look like iOS 7, this theme is for you… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 3, 2013
I don’t use Spotlight much. The page, which sits to the left of the main Home screen in iOS, lets you do some really useful things like search for stuff on your device and the web. But honestly, most of the time I forget it’s there.
But jailbreak developers are looking to change that. We’ve seen a number of tweaks designed to enhance the Spotlight page, like SpotEnhancer and SLEnhancerSearch, and today we’ve got a new one to show you. Here’s OpenOnSearch… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 2, 2013
Folks who have yet to find a Lock screen-settings-toggle tweak that suits their needs will be happy to know that another one has been added to the pile this weekend. LockToggle, by developer Haifisch, gives you quick, one-touch access to some of the most common iOS settings, without you having to unlock your device… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 31, 2013
Are you getting tired of the old ‘slide to unlock’ bar on your iPhone’s Lock screen? Tough. It’s been like that since Apple unveiled the original handset back in 2007, and I doubt it’s going to be changing it anytime soon.
But the good news is, if your iPhone is jailbroken, Cydia has hundreds of slider replacements to choose from. In fact, a new one just recently hit the store called FXOSLock that completely changes the way the slider looks… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 31, 2013
If pressed, I would say that I consider myself an Apple fan. I love my iPhone, and my iPad, and I’m typing right now on a MacBook Pro. But even I cringed a bit when I first laid eyes on this new DreamBoard theme called Apple Web OS.
As the title states, Apple Web OS essentially gives your iPhone a complete ‘Apple web store’ makeover. Instead of icons it has product photos, and instead of pages it has tabs. It’s actually very authentic, which can either be a good thing or a bad thing… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 30, 2013
When a fan war breaks out over what the ‘best mobile platform’ is, I usually try to stay out of it. I like iOS better than Android, and believe it to be the superior of the two. But I know that’s just my personal opinion, and not a fact.
Truth be told, I actually like quite a few things about Android. The way it handles contacts, for instance, is great. You can text, email or call someone with a quick swipe or tap. It’s too bad I can’t do that in iOS. Or can I? Read More
By Cody Lee on May 28, 2013
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
By Cody Lee on May 27, 2013
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 last fall, it touted the fact that it could take better low-light photos than its predecessor. The improvement came by way of a new “dynamic low-light mode” that was built into the handset.
Unfortunately, the feature only works with the iSight (rear) camera, meaning low-light pictures taken with the FaceTime camera still look terrible. But don’t worry, you can fix that with the new jailbreak tweak FrontFlash… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 26, 2013
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
By Cody Lee on May 25, 2013
Have you ever been in the middle of a phone call on your iPhone and noticed your cheek was pressing buttons? Sure, there’s a proximity sensor there that’s supposed to keep this from happening. But any kind of jostling can thwart its efforts.
Luckily there’s a jailbreak tweak that can help with this problem. DimInCall, by developer snakeninny, will automatically dim your screen when it detects your iPhone has established a call connection. And it’ll keep it dim until the call is over… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 23, 2013
Avid Google Voice users will be happy to hear that there’s a new jailbreak tweak out that integrates Google’s SMS service into the stock Messages app. We’ve seen tweaks like this before, such as SMS GV Extension. But to my knowledge, none of them made it to iOS 6.
The tweak we’re going to be talking about today, however, does support iOS 6 (as well as later versions). It’s called SMS on GV, and like the others we’ve seen, it allows you to send and receive text messages using your Google Voice account from within Messages… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 21, 2013
There’s no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that allow you to quickly access your favorite apps. I can think of a few right off the top of my head including Axis, Grabby, and JellyLock. And today, we’ve got another one to add to the list.
SubIc0ns, by developer ClausCartel, is a new tweak that allows you to add up to 7 app shortcuts to a hidable window that can be accessed via any Activator function. This gives you quick access to these apps from anywhere in iOS… Read More