AnySpot for iOS 9: Search Spotlight from anywhere on your jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Unless you happen to have a physical Bluetooth keyboard attached to your iPhone or iPad, you cannot invoke Spotlight on iOS 9 unless you happen to be on the Home screen. AnySpot for iOS 9 aims to change this.

AnySpot lets you assign an Activator gesture to Spotlight so that you can access the search interface from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, even if you happen to be within an app. If you want Spotlight search to work closer to how it works on the Mac, allowing you to access it from anywhere, then you should consider using AnySpot. Read More


Tatton: a jailbreak tweak that brings a grab bag of special settings to iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Tatton is a recently released tweak that’s geared towards making your iPhone faster. In fact, the name Tatton itself is Greek for faster, and that’s what this tweak claims to do.

In order to accomplish this feat, Tatton, a free tweak available right now on the BigBoss repo, removes unnecessary features that can slow down iOS’ animations—think blurs and things of that nature. The developer of Tatton says that older devices in particular can benefit from his tweak. Does such a claim ring true? Read More


Nightmode9: a tweak that brings a system-wide dark mode to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Using a bright screen in a dark environment isn’t doing any favor to your eyes, and that’s why some apps incorporate a so-called night-mode for dark settings. But night mode features within apps have a big limitation, and that’s that they only work within specific apps.

Wouldn’t it be better if iOS had a true system-wide night mode that worked in apps as well as the iOS interface as a whole? That’s the basic idea behind Nightmode9, a recently released jailbreak tweak that adds tons of user-configurable night mode features to iOS 9. Read More


PwnTunes for iOS 9: manually manage music via Windows on a jailbroken device

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

PwnTunes is a jailbreak tweak that’s been around since the every early days of jailbreaking. If memory serves me correctly, I think it’s been available since the iOS 3 days, which seems like an eternity now that we’re only 7 months or so away from iOS 10.

The basic premise behind PwnTunes is that it affords Windows users drag and drop access to import and export music without iTunes. The tweak is able to accomplish this feat by turning an iPhone into a mass storage device that’s accessible via Windows Explorer. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 135: Bro Widgets

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 25, 2015

Episode 135: A look at some of the best WinterBoard jailbreak themes available for iOS 9. iPhone rebooting problems follow-up, our tweak wish list for an iPad Pro jailbreak, and a discussion about several new jailbreak tweaks, including AppBox 9, App Drawer, and more.

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App Drawer: an Android-inspired application drawer for jailbroken iPhones

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2015

App Drawer is a new jailbreak tweak that adds an Android-inspired application drawer to jailbroken iPhones. This is a good tool for those of you who want to view all of your installed iOS applications in one place, not scattered amongst multiple Home screen pages or within folders.

The iPhone-only jailbreak tweak is compatible with iOS 8 and iOS 9, and isn’t yet compatible with jailbroken iPads, though support for the iPad is said to be in the cards. Have a look as we break down the features that App Drawer brings to the table. Read More


Tweaks of the week: AppBox, ReDock, and Appendix

By Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2015

Yet another solid week for the jailbreak community with about two dozen new tweaks released on Cydia, and of course, the update of a crowd favorite, Springtomize 3. We’re still waiting for the tweak of the year, but we won’t complain. There are still several weeks left! Read More


AppBox 9 brings powerful Lock screen launching options to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 20, 2015

AppBox 9 is a jailbreak tweak that serves as a powerful Lock screen add-on for jailbroken iOS 9 devices. The tweak, which is available now on Cydia for $1.50, allows users to quickly unlock and open straight to an app, activate plugins when specific app icons are long-pressed, and more.

Is this the type of functionality that you’ve been missing on your jailbroken iPhone running iOS 9? Read on and see for yourself. Read More


Springtomize 3 for iOS 9 is now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 19, 2015

Springtomize 3, a jailbreak tweak that many iOS 9 jailbreakers have been looking forward to for quite some time, has been updated for iOS 9 and is now available for download on Cydia.

Users who have already purchased the tweak in the past will be happy to hear that the iOS 9 compatibility update comes free of charge. New users can expect to pay $2.99 for the privilege of using a tweak that brings an immense amount of customization to iOS. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 134: Same same, but different

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2015

Episode 134: We discuss Springtomize 3’s upcoming iOS 9 release, iPhone rebooting problems, Jeff ditches his jailbreak on his iPhone 6s, Cydia Substrate receives an update, launching apps from folders using 3D Touch, and more…

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Appendix: launch apps from folders using 3D Touch

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 16, 2015

Appendix is a new jailbreak tweak that breathes new life into Home screen folders on iOS. It allows you to launch apps directly from folders using the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch gesture.

Instead of having to open a folder to select an app that you wish to launch, users with Appendix installed, a free jailbreak tweak now available on Cydia, can open apps with a single gesture. It’s not the perfect solution for directly launching apps found in folders, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless. Read More


Tweaks of the week: BackupAZ, Eclipse, Lylac, NCCards, and more

By Sébastien Page on Nov 15, 2015

Another week, another steady flow of new tweaks. We’re still waiting for that one tweak that could potentially take the crown of best tweak of the year, but in the meantime, we’ll remain grateful for what we have.

Slightly off topic, if you haven’t yet, you should listen to this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak where I talk to Kevin Bradley (aka nitoTV) about the history of Apple TV jailbreaking. Read More


Lylac jailbreak tweak lets you customize your iPhone’s App Switcher

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 15, 2015

Lylac is a recently released jailbreak tweak that functions as an infusion of Control Center and the iOS App Switcher. Like many tweaks before it, Lylac aims to merge both interfaces together for the sake of convenience.

Along with the merged App Switcher interface, Lylac brings additional menus to the App Switcher for performing resprings, reboots, killing apps, and other similar tasks. The tweak also allows users to change the App Switcher layout, and alter the look of the interface using tint and blur value changes.
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Springtomize 3 has been updated for iOS 9 and is launching soon

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 14, 2015

The tweak that many of you have been waiting for is almost here. Springtomize 3, the legendary jailbreak tweak originally from Filippo Bigarella, is right around the corner for iOS 9. Earlier today, a copy of the tweak landed in my inbox, and I’ve been testing it out throughout the day and into this evening.

In case you’re not familiar with Springtomize, it’s a tweak that essentially allows you to customize a wide variety of SpringBoard attributes. You can change the size of app icons, change the look of the dock, hide icon labels, and adjust animation speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read More


Cydia Substrate updated to version 0.9.6110

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 13, 2015

Saurik has pushed an update to Cydia Substrate, bringing the package to version 0.9.6110. The update contains fixes for corrupt extensions, which some developers apparently use for obfuscation purposes.

Prior versions of Cydia Substrate made attempts to detect whether an extension’s installation might cause the process to crash, yet by doing so, it ended up resulting in Cydia Substrate crashing itself. With version 0.9.6110, this should no longer be the case. Read More


Tweaks of the week: LockBeam, Aeternum Hives, and more

By Sébastien Page on Nov 8, 2015

Like every Sunday, we bring the newest jailbreak tweaks directly to you so you don’t have to spend time scrolling down Cydia looking for what’s new. Everything’s here in one convenient list for you to peruse.

This week wasn’t very eventful on the jailbreak tweaks front, with a number of releases that definitely won’t shake the community. Still, we’re grateful for all these developers pushing new tweaks and allowing us to do much more with our iPhones than Apple intends us to. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 132: I wanna see the receipts!

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2015

Episode 132: Sebastien and Cody jailbreak their devices and share their experiences with the Pangu for Mac tool, the million dollar jailbreak that you can’t have, WinterBoard and Terminal now work well with iOS 9, Pegasus brings Picture in Picture mode to all iOS 9 devices, and lots of other jailbreak tweaks are discussed.

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BreadCrumbArrow: a new jailbreak tweak that removes back-to-app text in the status bar

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2015

iOS 9’s new back-to-app feature, which places a handy link in the upper left hand corner of the status bar to venture back to a prior used app, is a wonderful new feature. But not everyone is thrilled over the fact that it truncates that normal information contained within the status bar, effectively hiding the cellular data signal and carrier name, and other information in the process.

BreadCrumbArrow is a brand new jailbreak tweak that aims to modify the back-to-app links in such a way that they still display the iPhone’s cellular data information. Instead of the name of the app, only the small arrow resides in the upper left-corner of the status bar as a means to link back to the original app. Read More


BytaFont 3 goes live on Cydia to bring custom fonts to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2015

Good news for all of you custom font lovers out there: BytaFont, the jailbreak app that lets you install custom fonts on your jailbroken iPhone, is now updated for iOS 9.

BytaFont 3 supports swap mode for iOS 9, new font weights and more. If you’re at all keen on customizing the iOS fonts used throughout the entire iOS interface, or within specific apps, then BytaFont is a jailbreak app that worthy of taking for a spin. Read More


How to add a unicode face keyboard to a jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 1, 2015

Unicode Faces is a new free jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a unicode face keyboard to your jailbroken iPhone. The tweak, which is compatible with both iOS 8 and iOS 9, makes it easy to input over two dozen Unicode faces using a specially designed keyboard. Read More

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