This tweak keeps Facebook Messenger from bugging you to invite people to use it

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 21, 2016

Facebook has been badgering its users to download the standalone Messenger app for as long as I can remember, and as it stands, even years after the change, users are still reluctant to download a standalone app for something that used to exist in the Facebook app itself.

NoInviteFBMessenger is a new jailbreak tweak that disables the “Invite [name] to Messenger” alerts in the Facebook Messenger app, and we’ll talk a little about it in this post. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BootScreenCustomization, Breadcrumb10, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 19, 2016

This week has been jam-packed with interesting news from Apple following the WWDC 2016 event, but the jailbreak community is still standing in the midst of no new jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS firmware for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

In this roundup, we’ll be talking about all of this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

Breadcrumb10 enables iOS 10-style Breadcrumb links on jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 19, 2016

There is a truckload of new features in iOS 10, but some of the features it has to offer have existed for a long time already and have just received a facelift.

One of the features that has existed since the launch of iOS 9 is the Breadcrumb links that appear in the Status Bar when you switch between apps, and iOS 10 changes the look of these a little bit.

If you’re a fan of the new design, you’ll be happy to hear Breadcrumb10 is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you port the iOS 10 Breadcrumb changes to your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Read More

 

BootScreenCustomization lets you colorize the boot screen to your liking for free

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 18, 2016

Each and every time you turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on, you get the boot up screen, which shows a mono-colored background and an Apple logo in the center with an opposing color.

Depending on whether your device has a black or white bezel, the colors of the boot up screen differ from the factory, but with jailbreaking, you can actually take control of the colors and configure them your own way.

BootScreenCustomization is a new jailbreak tweak that will let you do this, and we’ll show you how the tweak works in this review. Read More

 

Hacker’s recently-teased browser-based jailbreak reportedly killed in iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016

Only last month, well-known Italian iOS hacker and developer Luca Todesco teased a really nifty browser-based jailbreak that appeared to work on iOS 9.3.2.

Although the jailbreak would never be released to the public, Todesco says that Apple’s upcoming iOS 10 release closes an important exploit used in the jailbreak, which was shown off just last month. Read More

 

Poll: will you upgrade to iOS 10 or keep your jailbreak?

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 14, 2016

Apple announced iOS 10 yesterday at the company’s WWDC 2016 Keynote and awed the audience with some pretty neat new features.

Of course, the battle continues for those who want more control over their devices, and because of that, we want to know whether you’re going to be updating to iOS 10 this Fall, or if you’ll be keeping your iOS device(s) jailbroken on iOS 9 or earlier. Read More

 

10 iOS 10 features that appear to be derived from the jailbreak community

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 14, 2016

Every year, Apple updates their lineup of iOS devices with a major new firmware version. This year at WWDC 2016, Apple announced iOS 10, and it not only includes an array of new features for users to take advantage of, but it also comes with some subtle UI changes that will be easy to spot in day-to-day use as well.

Of course, when Apple adds new features to iOS, sometimes those features aren’t 100% original. Sometimes, they’ve existed in the jailbreak community for a long time in one form or another.

In this roundup, we’ll go over 10 features in iOS 10 that appear to be derived from jailbreak tweaks and have already existed for those who have been pwning their devices to get around what Apple doesn’t want you to have. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: CoySIM, SnapOldStory, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

The jailbreak scene has really been running dry lately with the lack of any new jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS releases. Nevertheless, Cydia is still alive with a few releases that we cover throughout the week.

In this post, we’ll show you everything that was released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites. Then, we’ll show you all of the rest of them. Read More

 

SnapOldStory reverts your Snapchat apps’ Stories page to the older design

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

Not long ago, Snapchat released an app update for iOS that changed the way users interact with the Stories section of their app.

Not all users were happy with the changes, and so, an iOS developer in the jailbreak community made a new tweak called SnapOldStory that lets you revert back to the old Stories page style. Read More

 

VolumePercentage shows the numeric volume level in your iPhone’s volume HUD

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

On any normal day, your iPhone or iPad’s volume HUD shows an icon in the middle, along with little rectangles at the bottom of the indicator that illustrate how high your volume level is.

But if you want something a little more informative, then a new free jailbreak tweak called VolumePercentage will give you an even better idea of what your volume level is by showing you an actual volume percentage in the volume HUD. Read More

 

CoySIM lets jailbreakers get rid of annoying No SIM alerts on iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016

If you have more than one iPhone sitting around because one is your older handset and the other is your daily driver, then chances are your older iPhone no longer has service and may or may not still have its SIM card inside of it.

CoySIM is a new free jailbreak tweak that makes it so your iPhone won’t constantly pester you with alerts and Status Bar indicators all because you don’t have a SIM card installed in it.

We’ll show you how the tweak works in this review. Read More

 

How to fix boot loop on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad with ‘No Substrate Mode’

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 9, 2016

What happens when a jailbreak tweak bugs out on your device and ends up in a boot loop? Do you try to reboot the device to no avail? Do you take to the internet to ask how to fix it?

How about this: try booting into a form of booting up that Saurik calls ‘No Substrate Mode,’ then uninstall the faulty tweak.

In this piece, we’ll talk about how you can use No Substrate Mode, an under-used feature of jailbroken iPhone or iPad that can truly save you from losing your precious jailbreak when you’re unable to turn on your device. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: VolumePanel, PersonalSpotlight, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 5, 2016

The tumbleweed of jailbreak tweaks continues to roll despite the long drought the community has been putting up with in the midst of a non-existent jailbreak for modern iOS firmware releases in recent months.

Nevertheless, we continue doing what we love to do here at iDB, and share with you what our favorite releases were this week. We’ll start first with our favorites, and then talk about the rest of this week’s releases. Read More

 

VolumePanel lets you set individual volume levels for each app

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 5, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to have more fine-grained control over the volume level across your iOS experience, and you’re jailbroken, then you should really check out a new jailbreak tweak called VolumePanel.

With this tweak, you’ll be able to set a custom volume level for each and every app installed on your device. In this review, we’ll show you what makes the tweak tick and talk about how it can be useful. Read More

 

Proton is another take on a system-wide mini music player [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 3, 2016

The jailbreak community is one place where we can almost always count on developers to create new ways to interact with music throughout the system-wide iOS experience. New tweaks are released all the time that let you control your music without even being in the Music app itself, and each tries to be better than the last.

A relatively new tweak release, Proton, is available in Cydia and offers some unique functionality of its own. We’ll show you what it’s all about inside this review. Read More

 

Customize Spotlight features to your liking with PersonalSpotlight [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on May 31, 2016

iOS 9 came with a totally new Spotlight experience for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but there still remains a lot that could be changed to better suit individual users’ needs.

Thanks to the jailbreak community, however, customization is never really a problem.

A new free jailbreak tweak called PersonalSpotlight is now available that gives users the ability to personalize their Spotlight experience in a way that better suits them, and we’ll show you how the tweak works as we go hands-on in this review. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Prenesi 3, LetMeSwitch, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on May 29, 2016

Despite the dry Cydia pipeline that continues on due to the lack of a fresh jailbreak, existing iOS developers are still launching jailbreak tweak releases.

This week hasn’t been much more impressive than the last, but nevertheless, we’ll still recap on everything that’s new. We’ll start with our favorites, and then we’ll finish off with the rest of this week’s releases. Read More

 

Prenesi 3 enables video downloads and more in the Facebook app [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on May 29, 2016

Facebook users who are looking for a little more oomph from their app experience are going to love a new jailbreak tweak release called Prenesi 3.

This tweak not only supercharges the app with additional features, but it even lets users further configure the app’s behavior and features to their liking.

A long story short, if you’re rocking a jailbroken device and you use Facebook regularly, then this is a tweak you don’t want to miss. Read More

 

New jailbreak tweak enables sending text messages via Pebble

By Anthony Bouchard on May 28, 2016

Those who are using a Pebble smartwatch rather than Apple’s own Apple Watch as an accessory for their iPhone are limited in features, but with a new jailbreak tweak dubbed TextSender for Pebble, there is at least some hope for extended functionality.

TextSender for Pebble will, as the name implies, allow those with a Pebble smartwatch to send text messages from their watch via their iPhone. Read More

 

LetMeSwitch is a tweak that improves keyboard switching in iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on May 25, 2016

One of the things that can be really peeving about third-party keyboards in iOS is how you can only jump to the next keyboard instead of actually being able to pick a new keyboard to use immediately after.

iOS developer PoomSmart has the right idea with a new free jailbreak tweak called LetMeSwitch, which makes switching from a third-party keyboard to a different keyboard easier than ever. Read More