PowerColor brings custom color gradients to the iOS battery indicator

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2015

Want to better visualize the current status of your iPhone’s battery? PowerColor is a new tweak that lets you enjoy a gradient of colors ranging from green (fully charged) to red (empty). As the power level of your iPhone’s battery decreases, the color of the battery indicator will subtly change to represent the appropriate range of remaining charge. Read More

 

New details emerge on recent iCloud breach of jailbroken iPhones

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2015

Two days ago, we told you about an attack on jailbroken iPhones that compromised the accounts of some 220,000 iCloud users. New details have since emerged about the breach, that confirm what we initially speculated in the post on Tuesday evening.

The vast majority, if not all of the accounts, were of Chinese origin. On Wednesday morning, I personally confirmed this with someone directly in the know about the attack.

To that extent, a website has been created for potential victims of the attack to see if their account was compromised. That website is in Chinese, further emphasizing the origin and the region that was affected by this recent breach.

In all, there are a whopping 105,275 valid iCloud accounts out of the 220,000 compromised. That means that nearly half of those accounts captured contain active username and password combinations.

As speculated, this was indeed the result of a jailbreak tweak, but it was also self-inflicted, meaning users installed both the repo and the tweak responsible for the intrusion. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 122: It was good while it lasted

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 26, 2015

Episode 122: The guys discuss the closure of the iOS 8.4 signing window, the iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak, the future of jailbreaking, and tons of new jailbreak tweaks. We also discuss our picks for top tweak of the week.

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Report: 220,000 iCloud accounts breached due to jailbreak tweak backdoor

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 25, 2015

It’s a number that’s bound to raise some eyebrows: 220,000 iCloud accounts breached in what is being called a backdoor attack made possible by a malicious jailbreak tweak.

This leak, which was brought to our attention by /r/jailbreak, was reported by a Chinese online vulnerability reporting platform called WooYun. It’s an information security platform where security researchers report vulnerabilities and vendors give feedback. WooYun is a legit site, and it has reported thousands of security related issues in this month alone.

On a post on its website, WooYun details the nature of this particular attack, stating that 220,000 accounts have been compromised as a result of a malicious jailbreak tweak or plug-in. It also states that WooYun has notified vendors—presumably Apple—and are awaiting processing.

It’s sure to make any jailbroken iPhone user take note, but before you get too alarmed, understand that this hack has nothing to do with Apple’s security, and that there appears to be special circumstances in the case of this breach. Read More

 

QuickSwipe lets you swipe to dismiss videos in Safari

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 25, 2015

QuickSwipe is a new tweak that brings swipe to dismiss functionality to videos playing in mobile Safari. The tweak is extremely simple and focused, contains no preferences, and is good to go upon installation.

After respring, begin playing a video in Safari and perform a swipe down gesture to dismiss the video and go back to the browser. If you find it annoying to have to tap the “Done” button to close a full screen video, then QuickSwipe is a tweak that you may enjoy using. Read More

 

Docker doubles the capacity of your iPhone’s dock

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 25, 2015

Are you finding that the dock’s four app limit just isn’t enough for day-to-day usage? If so, then you may want to give Docker a shot.

Docker is a new jailbreak tweak that doubles the capacity of your dock, allowing for up to eight different apps to reside there. It accomplishes this feat by adding a bottom drawer that’s accessible by means of a simple swipe up gesture on the dock. Anytime that you wish to access the extra items in the dock, just perform that same swipe up gesture.

Docker is simple to use, but it’s not without its fair share of issues, at least in its current 1.0 build. Check out the details inside to see. Read More

 

How to customize the iPhone’s respring boot logo

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2015

BootLogoCustomizer is a brand new tweak that lets users customize the colors of the respring Apple boot logo. Customization is achieved by means of a simple preference panel found in the stock Settings app.

Although BootLogoCustomizer doesn’t allow you to change the boot logo that appears when you first reboot your iPhone, it will let you change the one that appears on respring, and it will eventually show up on reboot after the unmodified logo is displayed for a few seconds.

If you’re looking for a way to customize your logo and background, than look no further than this $1.00 jailbreak tweak. Read More

 

WGradRemover gets rid of the wallpaper gradient overlay shadow

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2015

Have you ever noticed how your iPhone’s wallpaper is sometimes noticeably dark at the top of the screen near the status bar? That’s because iOS automatically overlays the wallpaper with a shadow gradient. This is done in an attempt to make status bar icons and assets more visible, especially on busy wallpaper backgrounds.

But not everyone wants to have their wallpaper modified by this shadow overlay, as it can change the true look of your wallpaper. WGradRemover is a new jailbreak tweak that helps jailbroken users easily remove the wallpaper gradient overlay. Read More

 

QuickDictation brings faster dictation access to the Messages app

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2015

If you rarely use the audio message feature in the iOS 8 Messages app, then perhaps you should consider changing the functionality of the audio message button into something more useful. QuickDictation is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to do just that. It changes the audio message button into a dictation button, which is normally resigned to the keyboard. Read More

 

MusicScroller adds a pop-up alphabet indicator to the Music app

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2015

Yesterday, we told you about Skippy, a new jailbreak tweak available on Ryan Petrich’s beta repo. That tweak was the result of a Reddit request to bring a pop-up HUD overlay to the scroll index in the Phone app and Contacts app.

Sadly, at least in the current release, Skippy doesn’t work for the stock Music app’s list view. But a brand new tweak called MusicScroller steps up to fill in the gaps. MusicScroller brings a simple pop-up alphabet HUD indicator to show your current location while scrolling through lists in the stock Music app. Read More

 

17 tweaks to check out this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Aug 23, 2015

As I am preparing this roundup of new jailbreak apps and tweaks, I realize that what I’m actually doing is taking the pulse of the jailbreak community. Some weeks it’s slow. Some weeks it beats fast. This roundup is very much a way to not only see what’s new, but also how healthy the community is. Right now it’s doing pretty good! Read More

 

New ‘Typecast’ tweak brings “now typing” and read receipt indicators to the fore

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

Typecast is a new jailbreak tweak that makes the “now typing” indicator and read receipt indicators associated with message conversations more prominent. Typecast is especially good when juggling multiple conversations at the same time, because it places the now typing indicators right on the conversation inside of the message list view.

If you’ve ever used TypeStatus, a similar tweak from which Typecast draws inspiration from, then you pretty much know what to expect here from a technical standpoint. But it’s the way that Typecast presents itself, and the fact that it works with additional apps, that makes it warrant a look— even if you already use TypeStatus. Read More

 

Ryan Petrich’s ‘Skippy’ adds an HUD overlay for quick index jumps in iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

Ryan Petrich has posted a brand new jailbreak tweak on his beta repo called Skippy. It’s the result of a request fulfillment for an r/jailbreak reader.  Skippy makes it easier to navigate quick index jumps by implementing an HUD overlay.

The quick index jump feature is the vertical list that appears on the right side of your iPhone when scrolling through alphabetically sorted content. Users can vertically swipe on the alphabet to quickly jump between items in the list that begin with the letter last selected.

To make it easier to see the current letter, Skippy displays a handy HUD that showcases the letter that you’ve landed on. Read More

 

The iOS 8.4 signing window is now closed

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 8.4, it’s now too late. Apple has closed the iOS 8.4 signing window according to IPSW.me. It’s now impossible to upgrade or downgrade to iOS 8.4. All users are now forced to iOS 8.4.1 or higher upon restore. Read More

 

ChargePulse: make your iPhone’s battery icon pulse when charging

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

Although the small lightning logo appears next to the battery icon when charging the iPhone, I still find it difficult to quickly discern whether or not my device is charging. For whatever reason, it always takes me a second or two to realize that the lightning icon is there, indicating a charge.

With a tweak like ChargePulse, you can easily spot when your iPhone is charging, even when it’s two to three feet away. ChargePulse makes it readily apparent that your battery is charging by adding a subtle pulse to the battery icon in the status bar. Read More

 

Prism adds a visualizer to the stock Music app in iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

Want to feel more connected to your music? Prism, a new visualizer jailbreak tweak for the iOS 8.4 Music app, can help you do just that.

Not only does the Prism visualizer work with the music that you have stored locally on device, but it also works with Apple Music if you happen to subscribe to Apple’s recently launched streaming music service.  Read More

 

LinkCollector lets you delay opening links until later

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015

LinkCollector is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to collect multiple links, and open them at your leisure all at once. Instead of opening the links that you collect immediately, you can simply defer them.

When you attempt to open a Safari link from another app, you’ll get a banner notification that informs you that a link has been collected. You can tap the banner to open the link immediately, or you can let the banner timeout, and open the link(s) when you visit Safari later. Read More

 

Pangu touts a new iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak at HackPwn security conference

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 21, 2015

I have to be honest, I didn’t think we’d see a jailbreak for a long time after Apple fixed what seemed like a gazillion different security holes in iOS 8.4.1, but here we are. Just over a week after iOS 8.4.1 was released, the Pangu team showcased an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak on an iPhone 6 at Friday’s HackPwn2015 security conference. Read More

 

igSpeedster: an awesome tweak for managing multiple Instagram accounts

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 21, 2015

igSpeedster is a new jailbreak tweak that’s squarely aimed at social media managers with multiple Instagram accounts. But you don’t need to be a social media manager to benefit from igSpeedster, as it’s not uncommon for a person to have multiple Instagram accounts.

I like to keep my personal and work Instagram accounts separate, so a tweak like this is right up my alley. Yet, igSpeedster does more than just let you manage multiple accounts. It adds the ability to save images to your photo library, tap on links, copy captions, and repost photos. It really is one of the best Instagram jailbreak tweaks that I’ve seen thus far. Read More

 

New ShiftCycle tweak lets you quickly change the case of selected text

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 20, 2015

Have you ever wanted to quickly change the case of a block of text after the fact? Sure, you can always go in and change casing letter by letter, but wouldn’t it be better if you could do so with minimal effort?

A new jailbreak tweak called ShiftCycle allows you to do just that. By simply highlighting text you wish to change, and tapping the Shift key, you can easily change and cycle through text casing in a matter of seconds. Read More

 
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