‘Mimir’ multitasking tweak for iOS 8.4 now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 1, 2015

Yesterday, we brought you a full review of a hot new jailbreak tweak called Mimir. This is a new tweak that allows you to have true side-by-side windowed multitasking on jailbroken iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4.

If you’d like to try Mimir, you can get it today for $3.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Watch our video review in this post if you’d like more info before you buy. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 114: Another week another jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 1, 2015

Episode 114: The fun doesn’t stop. An in-depth discussion on the new iOS 8.4 jailbreak by TaiG, along with a recap of last week’s exciting events.

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Activator beta now available for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

If you’re looking to try some of the available jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8, chances are you’ll need Activator to support them. Since the current public version of Activator doesn’t yet play nice with iOS 8.4, Ryan Petrich has graciously released a beta version on his beta repo. Be sure to grab this Activator update to ensure better compatibility with all of your favorite jailbreak tweaks. Read More

 

The iOS 8.4 jailbreak roundup

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

To state that today has been busy would be an egregious understatement. Actually, the last two weeks have been downright insane with releases.

As you’re likely aware of by now, Apple dropped iOS 8.4 today with the new Apple Music service. This has proved to wildly popular, and many, including yours truly, didn’t hesitate to ditch the iOS 8.3 jailbreak for iOS 8.4. I personally did so knowing that the likelihood of an iOS 8.4 jailbreak was very high given the timing.

Well, not a few hours after 8.4 went live and everyone was enjoying the new Beats 1 radio station, news began to spread that a jailbreak was released. That, as it turns out, was true. The rest, as they say, is history.

Here’s our full roundup of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak. As we did with iSO 8.3, anything related to this firmware from a jailbreak perspective will be contained in this post. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG 2.2.0

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

TaiG 2.2.0 was just released about an hour ago, and it brings with it support for iOS 8.4. Like previous versions of TaiG’s tool, this version is Windows-only, so you’ll need to use a Windows machine or a virtual Machine.

We’ve created a full video walkthrough and tutorial to show you how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.1.3-iOS 8.4 using TaiG 2.2.0. It’s an extremely easy jailbreak that only takes a few minutes if the directions are followed closely. Read More

 

Springtomize 3 updated for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

One of the most popular and well-regarded tweaks available on Cydia has just been updated. Springtomize 3, under the tutelage of another developer, has been updated to work with the latest Apple firmware. I’ve tested it out personally, and can confirm that it works on iOS 8.4. Read More

 

TaiG releases an iOS 8.4 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

As expected, TaiG has released an update to its jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4. Just a while ago, PP released a jailbreak tool, which TaiG claims uses its code. For those of you who didn’t want to bother with the PP tool for this reason, you’ll be glad to know that TaiG’s updated 2.2.0 jailbreak is now available for iOS 8.4 users. Read More

 

PP releases working iOS 8.4 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

PP, the same team who released a previous iOS 8 jailbreak for Mac, and who was accused of taking code from TaiG, has purportedly released an iOS 8.4 jailbreak. We have been able to confirm that this jailbreak works on iOS 8.4. That said, TaIG claims that PP stole its code, but we are not able to confirm this as of yet.

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How to jailbreak iOS 8.4 with PP Jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

Surprise. Only a few hours after iOS 8.4 released, there is a working jailbreak. The tool, entitled PPGhost, is a Windows only jailbreak tool that works for iOS 8.4. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 on your iPhone or iPad using the PP Jailbreak tool.

There are some rumblings that PP took the code from TaiG, but we have not confirmed this. As such, you may want to wait for the TaiG tool update to jailbreak iOS 8.4. I personally prefer waiting, as it’s wrong to steal code, if the claims are true, which are difficult to prove. When TaiG releases their updated tool, we’ll post a tutorial, and deprecate this one. In the meantime… Read More

 

Mimir: a tweak for running multiple apps at the same time on iOS 8.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 30, 2015

Mimir is an upcoming jailbreak tweak by Ethan Arbuckle and Liam Thynne, which will allow you to run multiple apps at the same time on your iPhone or iPad. I was able to run four apps side-by-side-by-side-by-side with minimal slowdown on my iPad Air 2. It was quite impressive.

Mimir uses its own built in gesture system for invocation, but it works with Activator as well. If you’re looking for a true-multitasking tweak for iOS 8, then look no further. Watch our full video walkthrough for all of the juicy details. Read More

 

50 more jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.3 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

A couple of days ago, we posted 50 tweaks to try out on iOS 8.3. Is that the end of the great jailbreak tweaks? Not at all! Today, we follow up with 50 additional jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.3. If you’re looking to try something new, or you’re completely new to jailbreaking, then you need to watch this video. Read More

 

Moonlight for iOS jailbreak app lets you stream Steam games to your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

Although I’m far from being a hardcore gamer, and even less so of a PC gamer, my ears perked up when I heard about Moonlight compatibility on iOS on Reddit. Moonlight lets your stream games from your PC to external devices. With Moonlight for iOS, this means that you can stream your full collection of Steam games to your iPhone or iPad.

Moonlight itself is an open-source Nvidia GameStream client that lets PC owners equipped with the proper hardware to stream games to other computers and Android tablets. An official iOS client is coming, but you can try it now if you’re jailbroken. Read More

 

Jailbreakers: are you prepared for iOS 8.4?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

iOS 8.4 is scheduled to drop on Tuesday morning to usher in the Apple Music era. While this is extremely exciting for most iOS users, it should raise some eyebrows if you enjoy jailbreaking.

Although there have been rumblings and whispers about the fact that iOS 8.4 is susceptible to the same exploits that allowed TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.3, until there is solid evidence, that’s all still speculation.

It’s possible that the release of iOS 8.4 could spell an early end to the fun we’ve been enjoying lately. So how does one prepare for iOS 8.4? Read More

 

TaiG 2.1.3 Untether update released on default Cydia repos

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

For those of you already jailbroken when TaiG 2.1.3 launched earlier this morning, you may have wondered when you would be able to join in on the 2.1.3 fun. Sure, you could have always added TaiG’s third-party repo, but understandably, some aren’t comfortable with doing that for various reasons.

Well, the TaiG 2.1.3 untether now has saurik’s stamp of approval, as it has appeared on his Telesphoreo default Cydia repo. This means that by performing a simple refresh on Cydia’s changes tab, you should see an available upgrade to the TaiG untether. Read More

 

Tweaks of the week: everything’s free!

By Sébastien Page on Jun 28, 2015

What a week that was! Not so much in terms of jailbreak tweaks, but rather by the surprise release of the TaiG jailbreak, which pretty much came out of nowhere, although we knew progress was made on the iOS 8.3 jailbreak.

We’ve covered TaiG extensively with many tutorials to use the tool on Windows and Mac, so make sure to check these out if you’re looking into jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.

As far as tweak releases go, this week was pretty meager, but all of them are free, so go at it. Read More

 

Stuck on 20% in TaiG? How to jailbreak iOS 8.3 with TaiG 2.1.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

As we mentioned earlier, TaiG has released version 2.1.3 of its jailbreak tool, and it’s a significant update as far as fixes go. First and foremost, it works with virtual machines, so you no longer need to modify your virtual machine to use the tool. Secondly, it fixes the 20% hangup. With these things in mind, we thought we’d show you how to jailbreak using this latest TaiG update.

This post is primarily aimed at those who have yet to jailbreak, and are looking for guidance with the latest tool. In the video that follows, we’ll show you the proper way to go about jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, and we’ll show you how well the tool runs on a virtual machine. Read More

 

TaiG 2.1.3 released to fix virtual machine errors, missing icons, and hang ups at 20%

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2015

Good news for those of you still experiencing issues with the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.3: a new update for the tool has been released to fix several problems that are still plaguing users.

TaiG 2.1.3 has been released to address some major concerns with the tool, and although it remains a Windows-only app, the update brings changes to the way it responds when used with a virtual machine on Mac and Linux systems. Check out the full change log for all of the details. Read More

 

The top 10 must-know Cydia tips [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Since I imagine that there are probably tons of new jailbreakers since the iOS 8.3 jailbreak touched down, now is a great time to review some of my favorite Cydia tips. But even if you’re a seasoned Cydia veteran, you may find a tip or two in this list that you’ll find handy. How many of these tips do you use on a regular basis? Watch our video and find out. Read More

 

Power Saver Mode tweak brings impressive iOS 9-inspired battery management features to older firmware

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

iOS 9 has some significant new power saving features that will lend users up to an additional three hours of battery life. Dubbed Low Power Mode in iOS 9, users can eek out up to an extra 3 hours of battery life with the option enabled.

Low Power Mode works by disabling animated wallpapers, Mail Fetch, Background App Refresh, motion effects, and, as recently discovered, throttling the CPU.

Power Saver Mode, a new iOS tweak developed by Elijah Frederickson, tries its best to provide many of the same benefits to jailbroken iPhone users on iOS 8. Power Saver Mode increases contrast, enables Reduce Motion, disables Background App Refresh, location services, Cellular Data when on Wi-Fi, and more.  Read More

 

Still having problems jailbreaking iOS 8.3? These tips may help

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Sadly, there are still many individuals that cannot successfully jailbreak iOS 8.3 with the TaiG. I understand how insanely frustrating this can be, but also want to help. Trust me, I feel your pain on this, as it’s super-frustrating when you see everyone else enjoying their jailbreak and you’re stuck with a stock phone.

But don’t give up! You’re going to do this. Consider some of my tips inside. Some may be obvious, but some may be not so obvious. Whatever you do, just give it a try. Read More

 
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