CrazyClock: speed up the Clock app icon animation on the Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 12, 2015

Before iOS 7, a jailbreak tweak was required to have an animated Clock app icon on the Home screen. That, of course, changed with iOS 7, as Apple ushered in its own version of the animated clock icon.

CrazyClock takes Apple’s animated app icon and does some pretty interesting things with it. It can significantly speed up the animated hands on the clock, and even make the hands move in a counter-clockwise direction. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 94: I rest my case

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 11, 2015

Episode 94: Cydia gets a small visual refresh, Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.2, Sling TV features jailbreak protection, and ReachApp gets more new features. Plus, we talk about some brand new tweaks like WidgetCenter, Keyboard Accio, Photo Timestamp and more.

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Jailbreakers beware: iOS 8.1.2 is no longer being signed

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2015

iOS 8.1.2 met its end today, as Apple pulled the plug on its signing status. This means that iOS 8.1.2 can no longer be installed on a device, and as such, you can no longer jailbreak if you restore your device. Jailbreakers will need to stay where they are on iOS 8.1.2 if they want to keep their jailbreaks. Read More

 

Keyboard Accio makes switching between preferred keyboards quicker

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2015

Do you find the iOS keyboard switching mechanism to be cumbersome? If so, then Keyboard Accio is a new free jailbreak tweak that’s worth checking out. It makes the globe key used for switching between keyboards toggle between the first and second keyboards configured in your keyboard settings. This provides a way for users to quickly switch between the two most preferred keyboards. Read More

 

16 new tweaks to consider this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Feb 8, 2015

We’re now entering the fourth week of straight decline in amount of new jailbreak tweak releases. I’m not sure if there is anything to get too concerned about at this point, but it’s definitely worth noting.

If you haven’t had a chance to get on Cydia this week, I’ve rounded up all the new tweaks that shipped over the last few days, with a short description of each of them. That should give you a quick overview of what was released and what might be of interest to you. Read More

 

New upcoming WidgetCenter tweak brings widgets to Reachability view

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Reachability has been all of the rage for jailbreak app developers as of late, and why not? It’s one of the big features for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it’s an obvious area that can be exploited to provided extra functionality. ReachApp—a tweak that’s still in beta—is a good example of a tweak that takes good advantage of Reachability, and now another upcoming jailbreak tweak is in the works that will breathe new life into Reachability as well.

WidgetCenter is an upcoming release that allows users to access widgets directly from Reachability view. This dynamically adjusting tweak provides impressive functionality, animations, and loads of future potential expandability. Developer Mitch Treece has provided iDownloadBlog with a first look at his upcoming creation, and of course, we’ve created a hands-on video to show it off to you. Read More

 

How to add a timestamp to photos in the Photos app

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Photo Timestamp is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that allows you to place a non-destructive timestamp on the photos that appear in the stock Photos app. These timestamps are not permanent fixtures on the photos, as they only appear when browsing the Photos app. The timestamps can be fully customized to look a specific way by means of Photo Timestamp’s preferences, and can be moved on the fly by dragging them to a desired position on the photo. Read More

 

Call Enhancer allows you to make phone calls anonymously

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Making anonymous phone calls that lack Caller ID credentials has always been possible. In fact, many countries have their own specific prefix codes in order to block your phone number from being displayed on a recipient’s Caller ID. For the US, that code is *67, but in iOS, there is no easy way to add the prefix to a contact that you wish to call. Call Enhancer is a jailbreak tweak that makes anonymous calling much easier on iOS, and it brings with it one additional key benefit. Read More

 

How to browse the web from Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

NCBrowser 8 is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to browse the web via Notification Center in iOS. The most obvious benefit to being able to do this is that the web is now instantly accessible from any app courtesy of the Notification Center pull-down interface. In a nutshell, NCBrowser 8 provides you with pseudo-multitasking ability between an app and the web browser in Notification Center, and it can be customized to your liking via the tweak’s preferences. Read More

 

SaveGram allows you to save Instagram photos and videos to the Photos app

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Looking to save some of the precious moments you find on Instagram? If so, then SaveGram is a jailbreak tweak that you want to try today. It allows you to not only save photos from the people you follow, but also videos as well. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 93: Way worth it

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2015

Episode 93: Comex comes back to the jailbreak community in a big way and saurik responds. We talk about lots of new jailbreak tweaks like Harbor, Pasithea, Anchor, AFVideo, and more.

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Cydia receives a visual update that ushers in a flatter more modern look

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2015

As promised by saurik, and as we reported on a few days ago, Cydia has received a modest visual update. The update, which makes the interface look a lot more modern and flat, has rolled out automatically, hence there is no need to download any updates. Read More

 

ReachApp continues to improve on its impressive true multitasking initiative

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

ReachApp continues to impress by bringing a true side-by-side multitasking experience to iOS. Although there’s no indication as to when the tweak will leave beta, it’s been receiving steady updates over the last few weeks, and continues to improve stability-wise and functionality-wise.

ReachApp is definitely shaping up to be firmly in the running for jailbreak tweak of 2015. Check out some of the details from the last few updates and see why. Read More

 

SimpleNC streamlines the look of Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

If you’re looking to simplify the look of Notification Center, then SimpleNC is probably up to the task. It is a tweak that features tons of switches, which allows you to disable specific Notification Center assets individually. The wonderful thing about SimpleNC is that it gives the user choice. You can go the subtle route, and only simplify bits and pieces of Notification Center, or you can go to extremes, and give it a makeover that you won’t soon forget. Read More

 

How to move multiple app icons and folders on your iPhone at the same time

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

MultiIconMover+ is the follow-up release to one of the most handy jailbreak tweaks from a purely practical standpoint. The original MultiIconMover provided an easy way to move multiple app icons from one SpringBoard page to another. MultiIconMover+ takes this same concept and adds several new handy features to the mix. Read More

 

How to install Kodi on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

Kodi is the media center application that is the successor to XBMC. Actually, it’s pretty much the same exact app with a newly minted name. Over the years, I’ve grown to love XBMC, its versatility, flexibility, and overall usefulness as a media hub. It has the ability to turn an ordinary device into a media powerhouse. But before you get to any of that, you have to learn how to install Kodi. Yes, indeed, XBMC has a new name, and with it comes a slightly modified method of installation. Read More

 

Pasithea: a new jailbreak tweak that saves pasteboard history

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

Pasithea is a jailbreak tweak that lets you manage pasteboard history on your iOS device. It works by replacing the Tibetan keyboard in iOS, and presents it as its own keyboard, which functions as a place to access previous items saved to the pasteboard. If you’re someone who uses copy and paste on a regular basis, and desires a better way to manage pasteboard history, then Pasithea is a tweak worth checking out. Read More

 

‘Harbor’ brings an OS X-inspired dock to the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 2, 2015

Imagine having 30+ app icons in your iPhone dock, and being able to view them all at the same time and easily launch them all with no issues. This is what life is like while using Harbor—a new jailbreak tweak that brings one of the best OS X-inspired dock experiences that I’ve seen thus far on jailbroken iPhones. Read More

 

18 new jailbreak tweaks recently released

By Sébastien Page on Feb 1, 2015

The trend that started about 3 weeks ago is getting more obvious as we enter yet another week with a slower output of tweak releases. I’m not necessarily complaining. I’m merely highlighting a trend that we all hope won’t be confirmed in the following weeks.

Today, we put 18 new jailbreak tweaks front and center, hoping there will be at least one that pique your interest. Read More

 

How to enable video autofocus on the iPhone 5s and older devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2015

The launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus brought autofocus ability to the stock Camera app while recording video. This was a feature that many iPhone users clamored for, and when it was finally unveiled with the iPhone 6, it was met with a positive response.

Unfortunately, video autofocus was to be exclusive to the newer devices, and wouldn’t be retroactively added to older devices like the iPhone 5s via iOS 8. But that all changed today when a new jailbreak tweak called AFVideo was released. This tweak brings video autofocus to older jailbroken devices running iOS 8. Read More