Tweaks of the week: is this the beginning of a drought?

By Sébastien Page on Oct 4, 2015

I’ve been doing these weekly jailbreak tweaks roundups for several months now, and it seems to me this is the most uneventful one to date. Not only there isn’t much new on Cydia, but what’s new isn’t that groundbreaking either. Is it the beginning of a tweaks drought? Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 127: It’s the little things

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 30, 2015

Episode 127: Where does jailbreaking go from here? Jailbreak tweak ideas for new iPhone 6s features like 3D Touch, Live Photos, and more.

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Tweaks of the week: Multiplexer, PhotosLive, Seng, and more

By Sébastien Page on Sep 27, 2015

Some of us got to play around with a new iPhone 6s this weekend, and surely, some ideas must have popped up in people’s brains on how cool a jailbreak could be on this new device. Imagine the possibilities if Activator met 3D Touch for example! We’re still left longing for such a treat, so in the meantime, lets just enjoy what we have now. Read More


New tweak brings Live Photos to older iPhones running iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 25, 2015

Live Photos is a new iPhone 6s exclusive feature that breathes new life into static photography. It works by shoehorning the photo in between video captured just prior and just after the photo is taken. The resulting effect is a “live” photo that moves on your screen, lending context to the photo at hand.

The new 3D Touch feature is used to activate Live Photos in the Photos app, and doubtlessly the iPhone 6s and Live Photos were made with each other in mind. That said, it doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to have a similar iteration of Live Photos on older hardware, as has just been proven by a new Cydia tweak.

Elias Limneos, a well known tweak developer who has releases like CallBar and BioProtect under his belt, just released PhotosLive—an impressive rendition of Apple’s Live Photos for older jailbroken devices. The question is, how well does PhotosLive work? Read More


Rumors swirl about a potential iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 24, 2015

Over the last few hours, rumors have swirled on reddit and other places that we could see a jailbreak released for iOS 8.4.1. While I certainly can’t vouch for the validity of these rumors, I am nonetheless intrigued by such a prospect.

Although the great new features found in iOS 9 would make it hard for me to personally backtrack to iOS 8, I understand that some of you would jump at the chance if it meant being able to jailbreak.

The good news is that if a jailbreak is released for iOS 8.4.1, everyone, at least as of this writing, can enjoy it. That’s because Apple is still signing the iOS 8.4.1 firmware for all devices. When this will change is anyone’s guess, but Apple usually closes its signing window for older firmware in relatively short order. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 126: You lost me at hello

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 23, 2015

Episode 126: The Multiplexer six-in-one jailbreak tweak is finally released, iOS 9 security issues, giving up a jailbreak for iOS 9, a new 3D Touch emulating tweak, and more.

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Seng: a new Auxo alternative now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 22, 2015

It’s been a big day for jailbreak releases. First, we had the highly anticipated Multiplexer land on Cydia, and now, we have Seng, another much-anticipated tweak, albeit less so than Multiplexer.

Seng, as we discussed back in in August, is a jailbreak tweak that’s inspired by Auxo. Actually, just calling it “inspired” would be doing it a disservice; Seng is heavily influenced by Auxo.

After being in beta for nearly two months, Seng is now available for purchase on Cydia for $2.50. Should you consider taking a look at it? Read More


Multiplexer, one of the deepest jailbreak tweaks ever, is now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 22, 2015

Multiplexer, the six-in-one multitasking jailbreak tweak that we previewed back in August, is now available for purchase on Cydia.

Multiplexer brings six different jailbreak tweaks together as one, and each tweak could rightfully stand on its own as a separate download. In the package, you’ll find Aura, Empoleon, Mission Control, Quick Access, Swipe Over, and the already well-know jailbreak tweak, Reach App.

All six of the tweaks join together to form one insanely deep package for multitasking on a jailbroken iPhone. Watch our video inside to get a preview of what to expect.

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New tweak lets older iPhone hardware mimic 3D Touch

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2015

A new jailbreak tweak called Force Touch Activator was recently released on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and it lets users on older hardware running iOS 8 mimic the 3D Touch effect that’s headlining the launch of the iPhone 6s.

Real 3D Touch requires a pressure sensitive screen, which is a part of the new hardware found in the new iPhone 6s. Older hardware, like the iPhone 6, lacks the pressure sensitive screen, so jailbreak tweak developers have to look for unique ways to try to bring similar functionality to older devices.

I’ll be honest and say that Force Touch Activator is pretty much nothing like 3D Touch—you don’t have the nuanced sensitivity levels, you don’t have haptic feedback, and most importantly, you lack a true pressure sensitive screen—but it’s an interesting tweak for jailbreakers to try nonetheless. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside, and see for yourself. Read More


ForceTouchActivator, Phone++, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out today

By Sébastien Page on Sep 20, 2015

Earlier this week we published a couple interviews featuring representatives of the BigBoss and ModMyi repo, talking about how they handle security once a tweak is submitted to them for review. If you haven’t read these yet, we really suggest you take the time to peruse them as they provide details about how these repos work and do their best to make sure the tweaks you download are safe.

And speaking of tweaks, this week saw the release of a dozen or so tweaks. As always, some are more worthy of your interested than others. If you haven’t refreshed Cydia all week, we save you time by listing all the new tweaks in one convenient place. Read More


Provenance classic game emulator launches for Apple TV, and iOS devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 18, 2015

A week ago, we told you about Provenance, a then upcoming emulator that would be one of the first of its kind for the new Apple TV. Today, Provenance officially launched for the Apple TV and it also works with other iOS devices.

Provenance is a multi-emulator, meaning that it can emulate games from a variety of classic platforms. Users can look forward to emulating their favorite NES, SNES, Genesis/MegaDrive, Sega CD, Master System, GameBoy & GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Advance games.

Want to see what Provenance looks like on the big screen? Check here for more screenshots. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 125: Jailbreaker’s guide to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 16, 2015

Episode 125: We talk about how to prepare for iOS 9 and how to emulate many of the feature of iOS 9 with a jailbroken iPhone.

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Aria 2, MeetingDnd, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out

By Sébastien Page on Sep 13, 2015

On the eve of the release of iOS 9, we can’t help but feel concerned about the future of jailbreaking. Will rootless make this an impossible thing? Is there such thing as impossible when talking about software though? We’ve seen encouraging signs from iH8sn0w this week, but only time will tell if this something that will actually happen, especially in regards to new devices being shipped.

In the meantime, let’s enjoy what we have now, as there is a number of interesting tweaks that were released this past week. Read More


WaveFlow adds a visualizer to the iOS 8.4 Music app

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2015

Looking to add some additional pizazz to the Music app in iOS 8.4? If so, then you should consider giving WaveFlow a try.

WaveFlow, a new jailbreak tweak, adds a music visualizer to both your iPhone’s Now Playing interface in the stock Music app, and on your iPhone’s Lock screen. It only works with the stock Music app, but if that’s your primary method for playing tunes, it’s definitely work checking out. Read More


MeetingDnD enables Do Not Disturb based on calendar events

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2015

The Do Not Disturb preferences in the stock Settings app provides a limited level of scheduling for the DND feature found in iOS. If you want deeper scheduling capability, you’re going to need to rely on a jailbreak tweak like MeetingDND.

Just like the tweak’s name alludes to, MeetingDND allows you to create blocks of Do Not Disturb time based on calendar events. Check out the details in this post for more info. Read More


Upcoming jailbreak tweak looks to bring 3D Touch-inspired features to older iPhones

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 10, 2015

If you don’t plan on buying one of the new iPhones, but are intrigued by the iPhone 6s’ hallmark 3D Touch feature, you might want to listen up. Popular jailbreak developer Elias Limneos is currently working on a 3D Touch-inspired jailbreak tweak.

Since 3D Touch requires special hardware, this obviously isn’t real 3D Touch, but it emulates the 3D Touch feature by means of a long tap-and-hold gesture on the iPhone’s screen. The tweak, which is entitled Touch 3D, appeared in preview form on a recently posted YouTube video. Check it out and let us know what you think… Read More


iOS 9 untethered jailbreak demoed on video

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 10, 2015

iH8sn0w, a well-known and reputable hacker in the jailbreak community, has demonstrated an iOS 9 untethered jailbreak running on his iPhone 5. The jailbreak demonstrates Verbose booting, a custom boot logo, code injection, and Cydia.

iH8sn0w is running the just-released iOS 9 GM seed on his iPhone, as proven by the 13a340 build number seen in the About section of the Settings app. Watch the full jailbreak video demonstration, and see for yourself. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 124: Protect yourself

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 9, 2015

Episode 124: More talk about how to protect yourself from malicious jailbreak tweaks. A look at a new app that helps you to identify if your jailbroken iPhone has been compromised.

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PushRecord tweak adds hands-free audio message capability to the stock Messages app

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 8, 2015

PushRecord is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to record extended audio messages in the stock Messages app hands-free. Normally, when you wish to send an audio message in the Messages app, you have to hold down the record button for the duration of the message. With PushRecord, all it takes is a single push to start the recording and keep it going. Read More


Keek: the best way to view apps in Control Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 8, 2015

There are several jailbreak tweaks that allow you to view apps in Control Center, CCMore being the latest, but none of them are as good or as well implemented as this tweak.

Keek is a jailbreak tweak that lets you quickly open your most recently viewed apps in Control Center. You can then go back to Control Center, close the app, or launch the app in full screen view. Watch our video walkthrough to see Keek in action. Read More

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