Upcoming tweak ‘Folderix’ lets you quickly swipe between multiple folders

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015

Folderix is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that lets you quickly swipe between all of the folders that you have on your iPhone without exiting the folder interface. If you have lots of folders created on your device, this is one of the fastest ways to navigate between them. Read More

 

PanicLock: a good way to discretely lock your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015

Have you ever been in a situation where you would like to lock your iPhone in a discrete manner? Perhaps someone has asked to see your iPhone, or they’ve figured out your password, and they want to examine your phone. Obviously, you could just say no, but if you’re the passive aggressive type of person, you could just use PanicLock for iOS 8 instead. Read More

 

How to turn Spotlight into a better application launcher

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015

Searchlight is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to improve Spotlight in a few basic ways: it allows you to access the Spotlight search interface from anywhere, even while within an app, and it allows you to bolt on recent and favorite apps to the interface as well. If you’re used to using application launchers on your desktop machine, then Searchlight might be a jailbreak tweak that fits nicely into your workflow. Read More

 

Split screen multitasking tweak ‘ReachApp’ gets an app selector in big update

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015

If you’re running the ReachApp beta—the jailbreak tweak that brings true split-screen multitasking to iOS—you likely noticed the update that just recently hit Cydia. The update adds a lot of new switches to the tweak’s preferences, and fleshes out the description of each switch.

With ReachApp 0.1, you’ll find the ability to view the Notification Center in split-screen view, enable a much-requested app selector (yes!) and more. Check out our new video walkthrough, which highlights many of the new features in this highly anticipated update. Read More

 

How to put the App Switcher in Reachability view

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 1, 2015

Switchability is yet the latest jailbreak tweak to incorporate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ Reachability view with a jailbreak modification. In this case, Switchability places the App Switcher into Reachability view, hence the name Switchability. I’ve been testing out the tweak for a while, and what I’ve found was a great concept, but its execution needs a little work before it’s truly ready for primetime. Read More

 

How to get ReachApp’s split-screen multitasking on your iPhone right now

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 1, 2015

ReachApp is a groundbreaking new jailbreak tweak for iPhones and iPads that we covered earlier. Unfortunately, it’s not available on the default Cydia repos like ModMyi or BigBoss, so it wasn’t eligible for our 2014 tweak of the year awards. Despite that, ReachApp is definitely one of the best tweaks that I’ve used this year, and certainly one of the most practical depending on how you use your device. Although it’s not available on the default Cydia repos, you can get the beta version on your iOS device right now. Read More

 

Confero: tidy up the Home screen by hiding app badges

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 31, 2014

Confero is a brand new jailbreak tweak that helps you to clean up the iPhone’s SpringBoard by eliminating (or at least lessening) the red notification badges. Many find such badges, which sit in the upper right-hand corner of an app with pending notifications, to be an eyesore. Confero is a viable solution for getting rid of said badges. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 88: Best tweaks of the year

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2014

Episode 88: We discuss and break down our selections for the top tweaks of 2014, including the top tweak of the year honors.

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The best jailbreak tweaks of 2014

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It’s the end of 2014, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to compile our list of the best jailbreak tweaks of 2014.

To be eligible to make this list, the jailbreak tweak or app must have been released in 2014, it can’t be an update or a sequel to another tweak released prior to 2014, it must work on the latest iOS 8 jailbreak, and it must be compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. That means that tweaks like Auxo 3, which would have otherwise made the list, are not included. I know those are some pretty tough regulations, but by doing it this way, we ensure that we have an original list full of fresh and new jailbreak apps and tweaks that you can use today.

Okay, enough talk. Let’s get into our list of the best jailbreak releases of 2014. Will your favorite tweak make the list? Read More

 

10 new tweaks released this week

By Sébastien Page on Dec 28, 2014

The song says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It is indeed, unless you’re expecting tons of apps and tweaks to be released, in which case, you’ll be sorely disappointed. This past week was pretty slow in terms of new tweaks, but it made up the low quantity by great quality. Among the notable tweak releases of the week, we’ll definitely note Ignition and Auxo 3, two highly anticipated tweaks that will sure make their marks on your devices. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 87: $9,796 Mac Pro upgrade

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2014

Episode 87: We talk about Auxo 3, Camera Tweak 3, AnyDrop 3 and many more new jailbreak tweak releases. We also discuss the new iMods store platform, Jeff’s ongoing issues with his Macs, and much more.

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CarPlay Activator rebranded as ‘Ignition’ launches for free on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2014

CarPlay Activator, a tweak that we reviewed in depth a few weeks ago, is now available for download on Cydia as Ignition. The tweak, which is remarkably free of charge, is from well-respected developer Adam Bell. If you’re not interested in dropping north of $500 on a CarPlay head unit with a terrible resistive touch screen, then Ignition may be the answer to your CarPlay desires. Read More

 

ReachApp will bring true split-screen multitasking to iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2014

Reachability continues to be a feature of focus for jailbreak developers, but I have to say that this latest upcoming jailbreak tweak takes the cake. ReachApp is an in-development jailbreak tweak that brings true split-screen multitasking to iOS 8 by means of Reachability. That means that yes, you can view two apps at the same time, and interact with both apps! Watch our video to see how it works in action. Read More

 

Auxo 3 review: a legendary tweak inches closer to perfection

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2014

After much anticipation, I finally have my hands on Auxo 3—exactly two years to the day of the original Auxo release date. This is a jailbreak tweak a long time in the making. It’s the second sequel to one of the most well-known and impactful jailbreak tweaks in the community’s storied history, and it doesn’t disappoint.

If I could put it into a nutshell, I’d say that Auxo 3 is a much-refined version Auxo 2. Lead designer, Sentry, and developer, Qusic, refrain from deviating drastically from the things that made Auxo 2 such a compelling update, but the pair does bring quite a few new interesting features and refinements to the table. This ultimately proves to be a very good thing. Read More

 

CameraTweak 3: a good Camera app upgrade, but not as compelling as its predecessors

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 23, 2014

The CameraTweak series of jailbreak tweaks is a long-running series that first debuted over two years ago for iOS 6. At the time, it brought many features to the iPhone’s Camera app that were sorely missing. Things like adding a countdown timer and improved exposure and focus control are just a few of the enhancements that jailbreakers welcomed with opened arms. Now that the stock Camera app has been dramatically improved in iOS 7 and iOS 8, is CameraTweak 3 the compelling tweak that its predecessors were? Read More

 

Allarm: a cleverly named tweak that toggles all alarm clocks simultaneously

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2014

Looking for a quick way to disable all alarm clocks in the stock Clock app at the same time? Allarm—a clever mix of the words All and Alarm—is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to do just that. It places a handy toggle switch at the top of the alarm clock tab in the stock Clock app. Toggling this switch allows you to quickly disable all alarms simultaneously. Read More

 

How to add Nyan Cat to Reachability view

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2014

It seems like at least once every jailbreak generation a jailbreak tweak arrives to add the Nyan Cat to iOS. This time around, the Nyan Cat is added to iOS 8’s Reachability view. Appropriately entitled ReachTheNyanCat, this free jailbreak tweak is a good way to spice up Reachability on your iPhone. Read More

 

30 new and updated jailbreak tweaks to check out before the holidays

By Sébastien Page on Dec 21, 2014

Ho ho ho! We’re just days away from Christmas now, and it looks like Santa Claus already stopped by and dropped a bunch of gifts in the form of tweaks. Alright, I’ll admit this is a terrible intro but I needed to tie it in with Christmas somehow.

This past week was again quite a fruitful one in terms of jailbreak tweak releases as we count no less than 28 new tweaks. That’s at least what I have found out, but as I said before, this list is by no means a comprehensive one, as I’m sure a few tweaks here and there might have gone unnoticed. If that’s the case, make sure to share what tweak I forgot in the comment section. Read More

 

AnyDrop 3: share any file via AirDrop on iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 20, 2014

Developer Majd Alfhaily is back with a new iOS 8-ready version of AnyDrop, the jailbreak app that allows you to share any file via the built-in AirDrop feature on iOS 8. Entitled AnyDrop 3, this latest version of the app supports both iOS 7 and iOS 8 out of the box. If you’re interested in unleashing AirDrop, making it compatible with native file system files and even Music app tracks, then AnyDrop 3 is a jailbreak app that’s worth investigating. Read More

 

AppBox 8: a powerful Lock screen add-on for iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 18, 2014

Developer Jacob Caraballo has released an updated version of AppBox specifically for iOS 8. Like its predecessor, AppBox 8 functions as a Lock screen launcher and overall Lock screen enhancer. AppBox 8 can launch apps directly from the Lock screen without entering a passcode. It also features plugins for certain apps to access shortcuts for composing new notes, accessing playlists, contacts, and more. Read More