SnooScreens lets you set wallpaper from your favorite subreddit

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2014

SnooScreens is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to change your iPhone’s wallpaper based on images appearing on a subreddit of your choice. Once the tweak is installed, all you need to do is configure a subreddit, adjust some of the tweak’s options, and assign an Activator gesture.

Upon invoking the Activator gesture that you assign, SnooScreens will cause the Home screen and/or Lock screen wallpaper to reflect the top image post on a subreddit or an image at random from the front page. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break for a look into how this tweak works. Read More

 

Slide2Kill8 Pro lets you kill apps in a variety of ways

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2014

Slide2Kill8 Pro is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to kill apps in a variety of different ways via the App Switcher. The tweak includes “switcher actions”, which allow you to kill apps directly via the switcher cards, along with “icon actions”, which let you kill apps using the app icons that reside beneath the app switcher cards.

Each action in Slide2Kill8 Pro can be customized to some degree, allowing you to kill all apps, kill single apps, do nothing, or show a quick menu. The quick menu allows you to close all apps, invoke Control Center, and invoke Notification Center.

If you’re looking for a way to enhance app management, particularly when it comes to force-closing apps, then you need to take a look at Slide2Kill8 Pro. Check out our full video walkthrough inside. Read More

 

29 new and updated jailbreak tweaks to check out this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Nov 23, 2014

We’ve now had an iOS 8 jailbreak for just about a month and it seems developers are finally catching up with updating their tweaks and even coming up with new ideas based on iOS 8’s new features. We do provide an ongoing coverage of what we believe are the most interesting jailbreak tweaks, but because of the sheer amount of releases and updates, we unfortunately can’t write about each of them, hence this round up that provides a quick look at what’s new and what’s been updated in Cydia. Read More

 

Stepper 2 shows your step count on the Lock screen and in the Status Bar

By Sébastien Page on Nov 21, 2014

Stepper 2 is a new jailbreak tweak that will display your step count on the Lock screen and in the Status Bar of your iPhone. The tweak allows you to set a daily step goal and receive notifications when it has been reached. Additionally, you can set the tweak to notify you of your current step status on a daily basis. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 82: Dreaming of an Apple Watch jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2014

Episode 82: Cody and Jeff talk about the possibility of an Apple Watch jailbreak. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1. The iOS 8.2 beta drops. And talk about new jailbreak tweaks like WeatherBoard and Everest.

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‘Everest’ lets you control the Music app and Spotify using banner notifications

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2014

Everest is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to control your music via banner notifications invoked by an Activator gesture. Along with the stock Music app, you can use Everest to control music from Spotify.

If you’re looking for an alternative to controlling your music with Control Center, then Everest is a legitimate option. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean. Read More

 

WeatherBoard brings amazing weather effects to the Home screen and Lock screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2014

WeatherBoard, one of the biggest brand new tweaks that we’ve seen hit iOS 8 thus far, is now available for purchase on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $2.49. It’s an awesome release that brings impressive weather effects to the iPhone’s Home screen and Lock screen.

WeatherBoard allows you to use custom weather related Wallpapers (over 80 of them) along with weather overlays that can use your existing wallpaper. The tweak is even capable of providing weather effects based on what’s happening in a specific location. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to see WeatherBoard in action. Read More

 

Apple credits Pangu team for discovering vulnerabilities patched in iOS 8.1.1

By Cody Lee on Nov 18, 2014

Apple has posted a support page on the security content of the just-released iOS 8.1.1, reaffirming previous reports that the firmware breaks the Pangu jailbreak tool. In the page, the company credits the Pangu team for discovering three vulnerabilities patched in 8.1.1.

Among those vulnerabilities was a state management issue in the dyld directory, which has to do with app launches. There was also a validation issue in the handling of metadata fields with the kernel, and a sandbox profile bug that allowed apps to launch arbitrary binaries. Read More

 

SendDelay will give you a brief second chance before you send that iMessage

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 18, 2014

It’s happened to me several times before to send a message and quickly realize I was actually sending it to the wrong person. I’m sure many of you have experienced the same situation at some point. If you wish there was a way to stop a message from getting delivered, you should probably check out a brand new jailbreak tweak known as SendDelay. Read More

 

Substrate Safe Mode updated to fix CPU usage issues

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 17, 2014

Substrate Safe Mode, the package that allows jailbreakers to safely boot into Safe Mode and remove uncooperative packages, has been updated to version 0.9.5000. The update, which was pushed by Saurik just recently, fixes a fairly significant issue related to CPU usage.

Safe Mode works similar to the Safe Mode on desktop machines, as it allows you to boot without loading certain extensions, allowing you to troubleshoot problem extensions. Have a look inside for more details. Read More

 

A roundup of new and updated jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8

By Sébastien Page on Nov 16, 2014

We’ve now been had a jailbreak for iOS 8 for several weeks and while while not all tweaks have been updated yet for Apple’s latest mobile software, many of them already have. Even better, we’ve started to see some brand new jailbreak tweaks, some of them even taking advantage of the new software and hardware features found in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

While developers still have plenty of work to do updating their old tweaks, we can already enjoy many of them. If you’re not sure what’s new and what’s been updated in Cydia recently, we have a roundup that should bring you up to speed. Read More

 

Apex 2 updated to support iOS 8.1

By Timothy Reavis on Nov 15, 2014

Several well-loved tweaks from the jailbreak community have been receiving their iOS 8 updates over the past several weeks, the latest of which being Apex 2. This popular tweak by A3Tweaks allows users to create app stacks, which work similarly to folders and can be used to group similar apps in an attractive bundle.

Apex 2 is a great way to eliminate folders on the Home screen and replace them with stacks of up to five total apps. Check out Jeff’s review of Apex 2 for a look at the features of Apex 2. Read More

 

Remove the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen with Abeo

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 15, 2014

One of the useful features of iOS is definitely the dock, where you can place your four favorite apps to access them quickly, no matter which page of the Home screen you’re on. If you ever wished to get rid of the dock, you should definitely check out a solid new tweak called Abeo.

The tweak has just one purpose and it does it nicely. With Abeo, you’ll have the ability to hide the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen leaving space for other icons to fill in. The tweak doesn’t add a new row of icons, but rather increases the spacing between adjacent rows of icons to accommodate the empty space.  Read More

 

AppHeads: an upcoming tweak that reinvents iOS multitasking

By Timothy Reavis on Nov 15, 2014

iOS multitasking remained relatively untouched for the first several years of its existence, and although iOS 7 revamped its UI, it still maintained the core idea of using one app at a time. AppHeads is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will reinvent iOS multitasking for some and, at the very least, greatly enhance it for others.

If you’re familiar with Facebook Messenger, you probably already have an idea of what the interface of AppHeads will look like. It uses the same round icons as Facebook Messenger, but instead of juggling conversation threads and friends’ faces, AppHeads uses these bubbles to manage running applications. You can watch this tweak in action in the video below. Read More

 

IntelliScreenX for iOS 8 is live now, here’s our full video walkthrough

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 14, 2014

Get ready for IntelliScreenX for iOS 8 to touch down any minute now! The update, which is being released as an open beta, is scheduled to appear on Cydia’s ModMyi repo sometime tonight. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with IntelliScreenX, it’s a tweak that allows you to supercharge your Notification Center. It brings the ability to add Twitter, RSS, Mail, Facebook, and more to the Notification Center, and features Lock screen access as well.

IntelliScreenX is by far one of the deepest jailbreak tweaks of all time, and it’s the reason why a lot of people jailbreak. We’ve been able to go hands-on with a copy of the IntelliScreenX for iOS 8, and have tested it on a jailbroken iPhone 6 Plus.

Intelliborn has been working hard to prepare ISX for iOS 8 and for the new iPhones, and their hard work has paid off. Have a look at our full 12+ minute video walkthrough inside for the details on why this tweak remains such a staple for jailbreakers everywhere. Read More

 

CallBar updated for jailbroken devices running iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 13, 2014

Hot on the heels of a major iOS 7 revision, CallBar has been updated to play nice with iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. CallBar is a tweak that makes it possible to make and take calls from anywhere on your device, even while engaged in using another app.

CallBar is a great jailbreak tweak for those of you who feel that iOS’ stock calling features are intrusive. Have a look inside at our video walkthrough for more information on what makes this tweak a must-have. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 81: Shake it off

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 12, 2014

Episode 81: Sebastien and Cody finally join the jailbreak party after Pangu for Mac is released. We discuss a ton of new jailbreak tweaks, the future of jailbreaking, and much, much more.

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How to disable WhatsApp read receipts

By Sébastien Page on Nov 12, 2014

WhatsApp recently introduced a new feature that automatically sends read receipts to the sender once the recipient has seen the message. Showing in the form of two blue check marks as seen in this screenshot above, this new feature could potentially raise privacy concerns for some users. If you don’t want your contacts to know whether you’ve read their messages or not, there are a couple ways to disable WhatsApp read receipts. Read More

 

Apple Watch UI tweak Aeternum now available in Cydia

By Sébastien Page on Nov 12, 2014

Aeternum, a jailbreak tweak that mimics the Apple Watch UI on iPhone is now available for download in Cydia. Developed by SpiritOfLogic, Aeternum has received Jeff’s praises as he called it the best looking and best functioning Apple Watch UI-inspired tweak so far.

As highlighted in our recent preview, Aeternum comes with features you might expect from such a tweak. More specifically, it allows you to disable or enable the dock, and rearrange icons to your liking. But maybe more importantly, the tweak uses clean and smooth in and out animations when launching apps. Read More

 

How to unlock Apple’s hidden battery usage menu in iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 11, 2014

Developer Hamza Sood, well-known for his innate ability to uncover hidden items in iOS, has discovered another hidden feature, and created a tweak out of it. Dubbed DetailedBatteryUsage, this new tweak allows you to unlock the hidden battery usage menu that Apple uses internally during development.

Want access to hyper-verbose details on your iPhone battery usage? Have a glance inside to see what it looks like on video… Read More