I know what you’re thinking. “But Jeff, we don’t need any more walkthroughs of Lock screen launchers, we’ve already been inundated with them.”
To be honest, I thought the same thing.
We went through a period where it seemed like there was Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher. And it’s not that any of the releases were bad, the niche just got a little too crowded.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that Simple Mode, although it falls firmly within the genre, adds an original flavor to the typical Lock screen launcher. Simple Mode will actually learn your app usage patterns, and adjust the apps available on your Lock screen automatically. Read More
Arco is a recently release jailbreak collaboration between Jack Willis and Sentry. The release, which falls under the A3tweaks umbrella, places a visual music timeline indicator in your device’s status bar.
The design of Arco is very much akin to the download animation that happens in the App Store in iOS 7. In iOS 7 there’s a round circle indicator that wraps around a button, which is indicative of the download progress. In the case of Arco, the “progress” is in relation to a currently playing song.
Although it’s a solid tweak, the best thing about Arco isn’t about design or functionality. The great thing about Arco is where the money goes when you purchase a copy. A3tweaks has generously decided to forward all proceeds to Kyle Matthews’ Because of Ezra charity, which helps to fund research for neuroblastoma, a terrible form of pediatric cancer. Read More
One of the best jailbreak tweaks to touch down in some time is now available for purchase on the Cydia Store. I’m referring to Apex, the new jailbreak tweak collaboration from A3tweaks.
Apex is an innovative new release that allows you to group sets of app icons together, and reveal each individual app using a swipe up or swipe down gesture. This means that you can have what appears to be a single app on your Home screen, when in all actuality, it’s hiding up to four additional apps.
Apex is a great way to get by without using folders. It allows you to quickly group items together, and launch them just as fast using intuitive gesture commands. Have a look inside at our full video walkthrough, as I explain why this is a must have jailbreak release for you. Read More
It’s been a little over a week since we got our hands on Apple’s new iPhone hardware, and we have some deeper thoughts on the device now that we’ve had some serious hands on time with it. We also discuss the matter of simplifying our device cluttered lives, bugs in iOS 7, and our expectations for Touch ID implementation in future Apple products. Jailbreaking is also a hot topic as we discuss the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak, the iOS 7 jailbreak, and a couple of new jailbreak tweaks that are making waves in the jailbreak community.
JellyBoard is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that supercharges the editing features on your iPhone’s keyboard. Using swipe gestures, JellyBoard allows you to perform deletions, cut, copy, paste, select all, make uppercase, make lowercase, move the cursor, etc.
Think of JellyBoard as a tweak that similar to SwipeSelection, but a lot more customizable. There are tons of actions that you can assign to a variety of gestures, and we’ve showcased a few of them in our hands-on video preview inside. Read More
Apex is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that allows you to nest app icons on your Home screen in a way that may eliminate the need for folders. It’s an especially cool tool for grouping like applications such as the stock Mail app, and many of the other popular 3rd party Mail apps.
Apex is from Sentry’s a3tweaks, which has been responsible for a long repertoire of awesome jailbreak tweaks, including Auxo. Indeed, Apex works as awesome as it looks, and I’m confident that many will enjoy this upcoming release. Have a look at our brief video preview inside for more details. Read More
The iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7 are once again the big topics on this latest episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. Cody, Jeff, and Sebastien all share their launch day experiences, and talk about their favorite new features to be found in iOS 7 and with the iPhone 5s. The trio also discusses the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak, along with their thoughts on sacrificing a jailbreak for the sake of iOS 7. It’s our longest and perhaps most entertaining episode ever. You don’t want to miss the fun.
With the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c release mere days away, Sebastien and Cody discuss their thoughts on Apple’s keynote, the hardware for both new phones, and various other relevant tidbits of information. The pair also discuss the controversial iPhone 5c case, the hardware’s somewhat surprising price point, along with an outlook for its sales potential. Of course, we also talk about our favorite jailbreak tweaks of the week, along with the promising prospects surrounding an iOS 7 jailbreak.
Jailbreaking is all about customizing your iPhone in a way that you see fit; from the biggest detail all the way down to the smallest detail. With that in mind, Status Color is a recently released tweak that’s worth a look.
Status Color is a tweak that allows you to adjust the color of your status bar in real time using simple RGB sliders. The tweak, which is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, allows you to easily match the color of the status bar with wallpaper or other Home screen elements. Check out our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean. Read More
SBPageSwipe is an interesting new tweak that was recently released on Cydia. It allows users to quickly scroll between the first and last SpringBoard page by swiping on the page dots that reside above the Home screen dock.
As you would imagine, this is a very simple and straightforward tweak with zero options to configure. Though it’s simple in nature, I did find it pretty handy to have. It’s almost like using the Home and End buttons on a desktop keyboard. Take a look inside. Read More
Yesterday, the Evad3rs’ @planetbeing said that the team behind the Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 was starting some initial investigation into the possibility of an iOS 7 jailbreak. It doesn’t look like they plan on wasting much time in the process.
In an update provided via Twitter, planetbeing states that he’s achieved unsigned userland code execution using some of the stuff the team has held in reserve. As mentioned yesterday, the Evad3rs are now on a reconnaissance mission to see what exploits still work with iOS 7. Read More
Now that iOS 7 GM has been officially released, the evad3rs — the team responsible for bringing us the iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak last winter — have started looking into iOS 7. The team, according to prominent iOS hacker and team member @planetbeing, are now in a reconnaissance phase to see which exploits, if any, still work with iOS 7.
This is being done on existing devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, etc. The new devices, especially the iPhone 5S with its 64-bit processor, will presumably be another massive hurdle to overcome once they launch later this month. Regardless of what the final outcome may eventually be, this is great news for those of us who would like a jailbreak for iOS 7. Read More
Tomorrow is a huge day, so for that reason, we thought it would be appropriate to post this episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak a day early. Inside, Sebastien and Jeff talk about the anticipation surrounding tomorrow’s iPhone event in which the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C should be revealed to the public. The duo also talks about this past week’s tweaks, which include TapTapFolder, the Samsung Galaxy inspired WaveOff, and Sentry’s new quick reply tweak called Anemo. Of course, that’s not all. Listen to episode 27 for all of the jailbreak goodness, which includes our thoughts about the iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak for the iPhone 5.
VoiceChanger is a new jailbreak tweak from Elias Limneos — the same developer that brought us Call Recording, and CallBar for the iPhone. Needless to say, he’s a very experienced developer when it comes to getting more out of the average phone call on iOS.
As you’ve probably already figured out, his latest tweak allows users to change the sound of their voices while on a phone call. VoiceChanger allows callers to select between 4 different voice effects (plus the normal voice), and you can do so while on a live phone call. Have a look inside for more info. Read More
VideoExplorer is an upcoming jailbreak tweak from the same developer that brought us AudioExplorer. As you might expect, the tweak works very much in the same way as AudioExplorer, in that it allows you to quickly identify all valid files stored on your iPhone.
From there, you can play, share, and import any of the video files available on your device. Files can even be taken directly from the apps you have installed. Have a look inside for a sneak preview showing how it all works. Read More
If you own a jailbroken iPhone, you can now toggle its screen on and off using a simple wave gesture. WaveOff, a tweak released yesterday on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, allows end users to move their hands to and from across the devices proximity sensor to turn toggle its screen.
It’s a bit on the gimmicky side, but WaveOff is a good tweak for those moments when you want to show off in front of your friends and family. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean. Read More
Anemo — the quick reply tweak that we previewed some time back — is now available on Cydia. It’s been a long time coming, but for those of you desperate for a simple quick reply solution, the wait was well worth it.
Instead of a full fledged Message app replacement, Anemo take a more anemic approach. Using existing banner notifications, it provides a simple, yet extremely handy quick reply solution for jailbroken iOS users. Read More
TapTapFolder is an innovative new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on the Cydia store. It’s a tweak that allows end users to launch the first app contained within a folder using a single tap on the folder itself.
You may be wondering to yourself: “How do you launch any of the other apps contained within a folder?” It’s actually pretty simple: you utilize a double tap gesture on the folder to open its contents.
I really dig TapTapFolder, because not only is it useful, but it does something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before on the Cydia store. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More
If you’re looking for a subtle way to imitate some of the features of iOS 7 on your lesser firmware, then CopyDock is a new jailbreak tweak you might want to try. CopyDock brings an iOS 7 inspired dock to iOS 6 devices with no options or settings to configure.
CopyDock isn’t a perfect 1:1 match of the dock found in iOS 7, but it’s close. Have a look at our brief video inside to see what I mean. Read More