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 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


Hours after the BigBoss repo endured an outage, ModMyi is experiencing similar problems

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 20, 2015

In what appears to be a coincidence, the popular ModMyi repo now appears to be suffering from an outage. This comes just hours after the BigBoss repo waded through extended downtime.

When trying to refresh the ModMyi repo from the Sources tab in Cydia, it hangs and never actually refreshes. Trying to download a tweak from the repo results in a black screen with an eventual timeout—just like what happened with the BigBoss repo yesterday.

Like I said, it could be just a coincidence, but I have to admit that the timing of these two outages is a little odd. Both ModMyi and BigBoss rarely suffer from extended downtime, so it’s weird to see them both suffering from similar outages back to back like this. Read More


BIM: a new jailbreak tweak that lets you view links without leaving the Messages app

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 19, 2015

I’ve always lived by the idea that simple jailbreak tweaks make the best jailbreak tweaks, and BIM is the perfect example of that. BIM is a tweak that lends a convenient web browsing experience directly inside of the stock Messages app.

When someone sends you a link, tapping on it will open a web browser directly inside the Messages app. This means that you can check out the links sent to you quickly without needing to leave the Messages app for Safari. Read More


No, it’s not just you, the BigBoss repo is currently down

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 19, 2015

If you’ve recently tried to install a tweak hosted on the BigBoss repo, then you’ve probably encountered issues doing so. It’s not something wrong with your phone, or with your Internet connection. The BigBoss repo is currently down, and have been for at least 45 minutes. Read More


20 recently released jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 19, 2015

I think it’s safe to say that jailbreaking doesn’t seem to be slowing down much, despite the just-released iOS 8.4.1. Jailbreak developers are still putting out tweaks at a blistering clip, as evident by our tweaks of the week post this weekend.

Just in case you may be a little behind on what’s new, we’re showcasing 20 recently released jailbreak tweaks in less than five minutes. Watch this video for a quick refresher of what’s recently been put on Cydia, and remember, this is just a portion of the releases to land over the last few weeks. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 121: Watch transmitted disease

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 19, 2015

Episode 121: The death of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak, our jailbreak gameplans going forward, running tweaks on iOS 9, a discussion of iMods, and the upcoming Multiplexer multitasking jailbreak tweak.

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Apple is still signing iOS 8.4…install it now or forever hold your peace

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 18, 2015

Apple is still signing iOS 8.4. That’s not an anomaly, as Apple usually waits a while before it slams the door for good on older firmware. It’s now been nearly a week since the exploit-killing iOS 8.4.1 was released, so time is definitely not on the side of those wishing to downgrade (or upgrade) to iOS 8.4 and enjoy a crisp new jailbreak.

We’ve emphasized this several times already, but now it’s really serious and now it’s really crunch time.

What should you do? Read More


Why I jailbroke my iPhone 6 Plus again and why you should consider it as well

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 17, 2015

I’ve been running the iOS 9 beta on my iPhone 6 Plus and have been using the iPhone 5s as my jailbroken device for the last 2-3 weeks. My idea was to use the iPhone 5s as my jailbreak device, and keep my daily driver—my iPhone 6 Plus—jailbreak free.

But once Apple released the jailbreak-killing iOS 8.4.1, my tune changed. I decided to go back to iOS 8.4 and jailbreak my iPhone 6 Plus again. Why’d I do it? I explain in this post… Read More


Hands-on with Multiplexer, the six-in-one multitasking tweak

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 17, 2015

Today, I got my first chance to try out Multiplexer, the highly anticipated upcoming multitasking tweak from Elijah Frederickson and Andrew Abosh, that’s currently setting the jailbreak community ablaze.

Multiplexer can rightly be labeled as an “ultimate multitasking tweak”, because it basically combines six multitasking-oriented jailbreak tweaks into one.

The tweak blends traditional side-by-side multitasking options along with enhanced backgrounding, and multiple desktops. But all of that is just the tip of the iceberg. Step inside as we give you the first hands-on look at Multiplexer on video. Read More


Here’s a video walkthrough of the latest iMods beta, an upcoming Cydia alternative

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 16, 2015

iMods has posted a new video walkthrough of its long-in-the-works app, and it’s made lots of progress. Unlike the Extensify app that we previewed last week, iMods is a true Cydia alternative that aims to provide users with a prettier UI, ratings, video previews, and more.

The video is impressive. It shows how tweaks are installed, navigating the various sections of the app, and more. Of course a video can only go so far. Trying iMods out for ourselves will be the ultimate test as to whether or not this is a viable Cydia alternative, but I have to admit that it looks good based on the video preview. Read More