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

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week, Kairos, ThemeStore, & more….

By Anthony Bouchard on May 22, 2016

It’s been another quiet week for the jailbreak community as the looming atmosphere of no recent jailbreak continues to surround this week’s tweak releases.

Now with iOS 9.3.2 available to the public, any team that has been testing a new jailbreak would have yet another software version to try and break into.

Nevertheless, there were still some good tweak releases this week, and we’ll start by showing you our favorites, followed by the rest of them in this roundup. Read More

 

Duo of tweaks enables round profile pictures in Facebook & Twitter apps

By Anthony Bouchard on May 20, 2016

As iOS moves forward in design, square profile pictures across the platform are becoming somewhat dated in terms of aesthetics.

A new free jailbreak tweak duo called Round Profile Pic (for Facebook) and (for Twitter) are available in Cydia that let you bring the round profile picture effect to Facebook and Twitter, an aesthetic that already exists throughout all modern iOS versions in various native apps. Read More

 

ThemeStore tweak lets you customize various aspects of the App Store

By Anthony Bouchard on May 19, 2016

ThemeStore is a new customization platform intended specifically for the App Store app on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. With it, you’ll not only be able to customize the look of the App Store, but you’ll also find some functional goodies packed inside of it.

We’ll walk you through some of the features of ThemeStore in this review so you can decide if it’s the tweak for you. Read More

 

Kairos lets you schedule text messages to be sent later [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on May 18, 2016

Text message scheduling is a useful feature that I’m surprised Apple hasn’t already built into iOS’ Messages app as a stock feature. After all, sometimes you want to wish someone a Happy Birthday or wish them a great holiday and you may remember before the fact, but you forget when the time actually comes.

Kairos is a new jailbreak tweak that streamlines scheduling out text messages in iOS, and we’ll show you how it works in this review. Read More

 

Installing themes on your iPhone without a jailbreak

By Anthony Bouchard on May 16, 2016

Theming your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad has been a long time primary reason of jailbreaking. Unfortunately, as the wait for a new jailbreak becomes ever so longer in between iOS releases, the jailbreak scene is becoming less reliable for getting the features you want on the latest version of iOS.

For those who are tired of waiting, iSkin is a new platform that can be used directly from your Safari web browser to install themes on your iOS device without a jailbreak, and we’ll show you how it’s used in this tutorial. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PersonalAssistant, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on May 15, 2016

Every week, we do a recap on all of the jailbreak tweaks we show you. This Sunday will be no different.

Although Cydia isn’t exactly kicking with new releases like it does after a fresh new jailbreak, the community is continuing to show its fortitude as new releases hit the Cydia store for current jailbreakers.

First, we will kick off by showing you our favorite releases this week, and then we’ll show you the rest of them. Read More

 

Bring organization to your SMS & iMessage conversations with Message Groups [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on May 14, 2016

Message Groups is a new jailbreak tweak that aims to give you more organization in your Messages app, especially if you’re like the developer and have many conversations going on at once, as shown above.

With this tweak, you can add and manage your own custom groups in the Messages app, making it easy to filter through certain contacts or conversations, and as a result, making it quicker and easier to text in general.

In this review, we’ll talk about Message Groups and how it can help you. Read More

 

PersonalAssistant: a 7-in-1 tweak that supercharges your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on May 10, 2016

There comes a time every once in a while where a jailbreak tweak is groundbreaking and has the potential to shake up the entire jailbreak community, and folks, we definitely think a new tweak release in Cydia called PersonalAssistant is one of those tweaks.

In this review, we’ll walk you through this monster of a tweak, which the developer notes has seven tweaks built into one unified interface.

Excited yet? You should be… Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Audicy, LiveRinging, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on May 8, 2016

It has yet again been a relatively quiet week in Cydia for the jailbreak community, which is growing ever so more impatient with the lack of a jailbreak for the latest iOS version.

Nevertheless, Cydia is still turning over new jailbreak tweak releases from those persistent iOS developers out there. We’ll show you everything that was new in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites, and then we will quickly go over the rest. Read More

 

Audicy lets you import media to your iPhone without iTunes

By Anthony Bouchard on May 7, 2016

Audicy is a great new jailbreak tweak that lets anyone running a jailbroken installation of iOS 7.0 to 9.1 import media from various sources to their stock media apps. These include the Music, Podcasts, and Videos apps that come pre-installed on your iOS device.

In this review, we’ll talk about how Audicy works and show you how it’ll come in handy for quick, on-the-go media importing without having to tether yourself to a computer to use iTunes. Read More

 

LiveRinging brings video ringtones to your jailbroken iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on May 5, 2016

For deeper customization of the incoming call screen from iOS that goes deeper than just blurring your wallpaper background or showing the contact picture of the person who is calling you, you may want to check out a new jailbreak tweak called LiveRinging.

This tweak replaces the background of the incoming call screen with a video of your choice and gives iOS a feature Android users know and love known as video ringtones.

In this review, we’ll show you how LiveRinging works and demonstrate its capabilities. Read More