SetBack allows you to revert back to your previously saved jailbreak setup

By Alihassan Mahdi on Sep 5, 2014

When you try new themes, you might be tempted to change the Home screen setup in order to bring a better look to your device. Even when you install new jailbreak tweaks, you’ll definitely have to disable the conflicting ones and this might ruin your current setup. SetBack is a new jailbreak tweak that overcomes this annoyance.

Developed by GroovyCarrot, SetBack allows you to easily switch between different saved jailbreak setups. The tweak allows you to save the current state of your setup for future use. This said, it stores all the installed tweak settings, applied Winterboard themes, icon layouts on your Home screen as well as wallpapers. With the touch of a button, you can quickly revert back to a saved setup. Read More

 

ClassicLockScreen brings over four different Lock screen styles to iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Sep 4, 2014

ClassicLockScreen is a brand new jailbreak tweak that debuted on Cydia recently and allows you to replace the current Lock screen style on iOS 7 with one of the four different styles supplied by the tweak.

The tweak offers four different Lock screen styles: classic, ‘Modern Mode’, ‘Dark Mode’ and ‘7.1 Slider Style’. The classic mode ports the exact iOS 6 Lock screen style to iOS 7 and brings back the iOS 6 media control buttons, lock keypad as well as the unlock sound. The Modern and Dark modes feature a stylish ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider with a blur background and top bar. The difference between the two styles is that the latter sports a darker look. Read More

 

Wink adds an on-demand Status Bar to your iPhone

By Alihassan Mahdi on Sep 3, 2014

The Status Bar provides a great deal of information such as the time, carrier, and much more which can be viewed from anywhere within iOS. Wink is a jailbreak tweak that’s been available for a long time on Cydia but didn’t receive the attention needed, solely because it is available on the developer’s own repo rather than on one of the major repos.

Wink brings an on-demand Status Bar to your iOS device allowing you to view it only when needed. This means that the Status Bar will remain hidden giving you more screen estate. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 72: My eyes are burning!

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 3, 2014

Episode 72: Cody talks about his recent experience with several popular jailbreak tweaks. Jeff defends f.lux. We discuss the best tweaks for Notification Center, plus we talk about three recently released jailbreak tweaks.

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The best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 30, 2014

Compared to iOS 6, Notification Center has been upgraded a little in iOS 7 but there’s still some room for improvement. Just like iOS 6, there is a lot of jailbreak tweaks on Cydia that will bring new features to iOS 7 Notification Center and allow you to customize it. These range from providing additional statistics about your device to placing your favorite apps right at your finger tips.

This is why we have compiled a complete list of the best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center on iOS 7 that will help you get the most out of it. Read More

 

#PlayMe2 displays the currently playing song’s details in the Status Bar

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 30, 2014

If you’ve been following iDB, you’ll remember that Jeff reviewed a status bar tweak a few months ago known as #PlayMe. The same developer has now released #PlayMe2 which is a more stable version of its predecessor with fewer bugs, but it serves the same purpose.

#PlayMe2 makes your Status Bar more informative by displaying the name of the currently playing song along with the artist name in the Status Bar. The tweak will rotate between the time, song name and artist name in the Status Bar. This allows you to take a quick peek at what music is playing in the background without opening the music app or Control Center. Read More

 

PlayTask lets you play or pause a currently playing song from the App Switcher

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 29, 2014

The main purpose of the App Switcher is to display the apps running in the background as well as enable you to close them. PlayTask is a brand new tweak that makes the App Switcher a little more useful by allowing you to play or pause music.

Developed by TheJailPad, PlayTask allows users to play or pause the currently playing song by swiping down the Music app card in the App Switcher. The tweak not only works with the stock Music app but with other third-party apps as well such as Spotify. By default, when you swipe down a music app card in the App Switcher, nothing happens, but with PlayTask, the music will start to play from where you left it or it will pause. Read More

 

BlurSlide gives a new look to your ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 28, 2014

One of the many reasons that users jailbreak their iOS device is to customize the various UI elements. BlurSlide is yet another customization tweak that brings a new look to the ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider.

Developed by CP Digital Darkroom, BlurSlide allows users to change the original Slide to Unlock design to that of iOS 7.1.x’s power off slider style, which features a round movable knob with a blur background. Yet, the best thing about this tweak is that it provides a lot of options to customize the slider the way you want. Although the tweak is still in the beta phase, it worked smoothly without any issues on my iPhone 5s running 7.0.4. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 71: Don’t download from strangers

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 27, 2014

Episode 71: A discussion about the best tweaks for Control Center and the best tweaks for Touch ID. We talk about how to protect yourself from iOS malware, and the best new jailbreak tweaks from the past week.

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Quickly turn flashlight on and off from the Lock screen with Lumos

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 26, 2014

The Lock screen on iOS comes with a tiny camera grabber that is located in the bottom right corner of the screen. Swiping it up will open the camera directly from the Lock screen without requiring you to unlock your device first. If you use flashlight on your iPhone frequently, you might be interested to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as Lumos, which brings a similar feature to the Lock screen, enabling you to quickly start the flashlight.

By default, the quickest way to turn on the flashlight on your iPhone is through Control Center. Lumos goes a step further and provides a much quicker way by adding a tiny icon to the bottom left corner of the Lock screen dedicated to flashlight. Unlike the camera grabber, you’ll have to tap on the flashlight icon in order to turn it on, instead of swiping it up. Tapping on the icon again will switch it off. Read More

 

GhostPrefs adds tons of new features to Snapchat

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 25, 2014

The popular messaging app Snapchat allows users to share self-destructible photos, videos or message which disappear from the recipient’s device after a period of time. The whole point of the app is to ensure that the ‘snaps’ are not permanent, unless the receiver takes a screenshot. However, when a screenshot of a snap is taken, the other person will be notified and will also be informed how many screenshots were taken. To get rid of this restriction and enjoy new features, you might be interested in checking out a new jailbreak tweak known as GhostPrefsRead More

 

True iRadio allows you to stream music in iTunes Radio without restrictions

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 25, 2014

iTunes Radio is a a great new app that Apple introduced along iOS 7 but it comes with limitations that might put you off. For instance, it allows you to skip a maximum of 6 songs per station every hour. Despite the limitations, a new jailbreak tweak known as True iRadio debuted on Cydia recently and promises to get rid of such type of restrictions in order to provide a seamless music-listening experience.

True iRadio is quite similar to other iTunes Radio tweaks that you’ll find on Cydia, but it comes with additional new features that is exclusively offered by the tweak. It allows users to scrub through iTunes Radio songs on the Lock screen, in Control Center or inside the Music app. This means that you can easily scrub through songs both backward and forward and move to a specific point inside the song from anywhere on iOS. Read More

 

The best jailbreak tweaks for Touch ID

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 23, 2014

Touch ID has been at the forefront of jailbreak development since it arrived, and for good reason: it’s the flagship feature on Apple’s iPhone 5s. As a result, there are many jailbreak tweaks that seek to alter the way that Touch ID works. Some tweaks allows you to secure individual apps with Touch ID, while others allow you to authenticate logins to websites and apps using only your fingerprints.

We’ve taken the liberty to compile a list of the best jailbreak tweaks for Touch ID to hit Cydia, and we break them down for you in a brand new video walkthrough. Read More

 

LockKeyboard lets you use the iOS 7.1 Lock screen keyboard across iOS

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 23, 2014

If you’ve updated your device to iOS 7.1.x, you might have noticed that the Lock screen keyboard looks quite different than the default keyboard that pops up when you’re typing. The new keyboard appears only on the Lock screen when you’re entering an alphanumeric passcode, and it is not available for other parts of iOS 7.1. A new tweak appropriately called LockKeyboard allows you to bring the iOS 7.1 Lock screen keyboard to your entire device. Read More

 

panicLockPro locks specific apps on your iPhone via an Activator gesture

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 22, 2014

Do you have nosy friends or roommates who sneak into your Messages app from time to time? Are you concerned about your privacy when handing your device to someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should probably check out a tweak called panicLockPro that secures the private data on your iPhone or iPad.

With panicLockPro, you can quickly lock applications via an Activator gesture and secretly protect the private data on your iOS device. The tweak allows you to select individual apps that you want to lock out and prevent unauthorized access to. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 70: Britta Gustafson, Cydia’s community manager

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 20, 2014

Episode 70: We talk with Cydia’s community manager, Britta Gustafson, about the day-to-day operations involved with managing the community that surrounds Cydia. In this episode, Britta tells the story of how she became involved with saurik, and her active role in the tech community. Britta also shares what it’s like to be a woman in an industry dominated by males, her favorite jailbreak tweaks and themes, and more.

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NCMemo: a quick way to create notes from Notification Center

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 20, 2014

Just like iOS 6, iOS 7 has seen no shortage of Notification Center tweaks and widgets. One such example is NCMemo, a brand new tweak that debuted in Cydia recently and provides a convenient way of taking notes and memos.

NCMemo adds a resizable text box to Notification Center, under the ‘Today’ tab, allowing you to create notes and memos conveniently from anywhere within iOS. Read More

 

Download media and files on your iPhone with Media Downloader

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 20, 2014

While Safari is a powerful web browser for iOS, it still lacks some essential features which can be found in other third-party web browsers. To overcome this problem, Media Downloader is a new web browser tweak that brings a host of new features to enhance your browsing experience.

Instead of integrating the new features into Safari, Media Downloader acts as a standalone web browser app like other third-party apps available on the App Store. With Media Downloader, you can easily download files, photos, videos, web pages etc. from the internet directly on your jailbroken iOS device as well as open the files in a different app, share it via Mail or compress it to a zip file. Read More

 

Lullaby lets you set a timer to automatically stop playing music via an Activator gesture

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 19, 2014

If you listen to music regularly before going to sleep, you should probably check out a new tweak called Lullaby. Brought to you by the same developer who created Hermes and Acute, Lullaby ensures that the music playing on your device stops automatically after a set amount of time. Lullaby can also be used for other purposes as well such as while exercising. Read More

 

How to uninstall multiple jailbreak tweaks at once

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 18, 2014

If you’re a jailbreak enthusiast like me, you’ll probably end up installing a bunch of jailbreak tweaks that will pile up over time. Sooner or later, you might forget about them and after a period of time, you’ll end up with a lot of unused tweaks which may have a negative impact on the performance of your device and can slow it down or cause lags. Surely, it’s easy to remove one or two tweaks that you don’t need, but it becomes a hefty task if you want to delete a lot of tweaks that you no longer use.

Fortunately, there’s a workaround that allows you to uninstall all the jailbreak tweaks that you don’t need in a single tap. This involves queuing all of them together and performing a batch uninstall. To find out how, follow our step-by-step guide outlined below. Read More