10 Cydia sources to try for the iOS 8.4 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015

The default Cydia repos hold the majority of the awesome jailbreak apps and tweaks that we all know and love, but from time to time, you’ll need to use a third-party source for certain Cydia packages. Some third-party repos, like Ryan Petrich’s beta repo, are one of the first things I add after jailbreaking my iPhone. Other repos aren’t nearly as necessary, but still nice to have available.

In this post, I’ll share with you 10 different third-party Cydia sources that you can add to Cydia to gain access to additional apps, tweaks, and themes. I’ll also showcase one tweak from each repo that makes it worth consideration. Read More

 

How to get Apple Watch-styled Lock screen notifications on your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015

WatchNotifications is a brand new jailbreak tweak from developer Thomas Finch, that seeks to better unify the look of notifications on Apple Watch and iPhone. It does this by mimicking the look of Apple Watch notifications on your iPhone’s Lock screen.

Available for $1.00 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, if you prefer the look of the notifications on your Apple Watch, then you’ll most certainly be interested in WatchNotifications. Read More

 

Nella lets you customize the Cydia install interface

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2015

Another day, another new Cydia customization tweak. I guess this will continue to be the new trend for the foreseeable future, not that I’m complaining at all.

It’s great to have tweaks that can finally customize Cydia without jumping through a ton of hoops. Nella is the latest such tweak. It lets you customize the colors of the installation interface background and buttons for a truly unique look. Read More

 

TaiG releases version 2.3.1 beta to include latest Cydia update

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 6, 2015

In an interesting move, the folks over at TaiG have released a new version of their iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool for Windows, but have labeled it as a beta. Version 2.3.1 beta incorporates the latest version of Cydia, version 1.1.20, and that’s about all.

According to the change log, no other changes were implemented into the TaiG tool outside of the Cydia update. For such a small change, it’s weird that they’ve labeled it as being a beta, but maybe this will become a new trend going forward until they have enough successful testers to deem it a stable release. Read More

 

The 20 best iPad jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

It’s been a very long time since I made a post about jailbreak tweaks on the iPad, and as such, this post was long overdue. Although it’s nowhere near as popular as iPhone jailbreaking, iPad jailbreaks still have tons of perks. And while many of the same great jailbreak tweaks work well on the iPad, there are a few iPad exclusive or iPad-centric tweaks thrown into the mix to keep things spicy.

Want one of the best iPad experiences you can get? Then check out this video of the 20 best iPad jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8.4. Read More

 

Twitter++ brings improved sharing, list access, and media handling to the stock Twitter app

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

As a former Tweetbot user, there are some things I miss about that app, that I don’t get to have on the stock Twitter app. One of the most glaring omissions is the lack of quick list access directly from the main feed.

Twitter++ (free on BigBoss) is a new jailbreak tweak that adds easy list access, along with a whole slew of other desirable features. It lets you easily share links and images from tweets, share tweets outside of twitter, share direct messages, download videos, and much, much more.

If you’re looking to supercharge the stock Twitter app experience on iOS, then look no further than Twitter++. Read More

 

FavoriteTweaks: a Cydia tweak for saving your favorite releases

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

Have you ever stumbled upon a new Cydia release that you wished to remember, but then later forgot about it? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could designate your favorite tweaks so that you could easily remember and find them later?

That’s the basic premise behind FavoriteTweaks, a new jailbreak tweak release from developer iMokhles. It allows you to save Cydia releases and manage them from one central location. Read More

 

SwipeForMore lets you manage Cydia items with just a swipe

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

If you find the stock method of managing Cydia packages to be a bit cumbersome, then you’re not alone. Fortunately, saurik has opened up Cydia to third-party modifications, and for that we all are very thankful.

As expected, many new jailbreak tweaks specifically designed for Cydia are beginning to appear. One of the latest tweaks, entitled SwipeForMore, looks like one of the most compelling one thus far.

SwipeForMore allows you to swipe on a tweak in order to access install and uninstall options. It can save you time, because you don’t have to navigate into a tweak’s individual page in order to manage it. Read More

 

We’re giving away 10 copies of OneHandWizard

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

As an owner of a larger iPhone, OneHandWizard ($3.99) is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks on Cydia. It allows you to quickly switch to a one-handed mode that’s far and away more practical than the built in Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Earlier this year, we reviewed OneHandWizard, and it was met with high praise. It may seem like a simple thing, but if you’re on a larger device like the 6 and 6 Plus, and you haven’t tried it, I think you’re missing out.

But don’t fret. Here’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing. We’re giving away 10 copies of OneHandWizard to our readers! Read More

 

New jailbreak tweaks: what a week that was

By Sébastien Page on Jul 5, 2015

It seems that the latest iOS 8.4 jailbreak has reinvigorated developers and drove them to update and release new tweaks in masses. This week is one of the most busy on in terms of releases that we’ve seen in a while, and we’re not complaining. Quite the contrary! Read More

 

Cydia Installer updated to version 1.1.20 to fix bugs

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

As we noted to you guys upon release, Cydia 1.1.19 was a major upgrade for Cydia. As such, it was inevitable for a few bugs to surface with all of the under-the-hood changes.

In Cydia version 1.1.20, saurik has addressed many of these bugs in what he is calling a bug fix release. If you’re encountering problems while using Cydia, it’s definitely suggested that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as you can. Read More

 

Activator and Flipswitch updated for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2015

Good news for iOS 8.4 jailbreakers. The public versions of both Activator and Flipswitch are now available for iOS 8.4.

As you likely know, many of the jailbreak tweaks in Cydia rely on both of these releases to work properly. Prior to the update, Activator would cause the SpringBoard to crash and respring into safe mode on iOS 8.4.

Users did have the option of installing the Activator beta as a workaround, but that’s no longer a requirement thanks to these updates. Read More

 

Popular tweak SwipeSelection patched to work better within Safari

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 4, 2015

Whenever you see a top jailbreak tweak list, it pretty much goes without saying that Kyle Howells’ SwipeSelection will be appearing on said list. SwipeSelection allows you to swipe on the keyboard to move the iOS cursor in a precise location. The tweak was so good that Apple basically took its functionality and baked it into iOS 9.

Praise aside, users and fans of SwipeSelection have always known that the tweak has one glaring flaw: its inability to play nice with text boxes in Safari. Try swiping in a search box with SwipeSelection installed, and you’ll see what I mean.

One developer (@pw5a29) has apparently had enough, and has modified the open source project and created his own Safari-compatible version of SwipeSelection. Does it work? Read More

 

MusicMod: a new tweak that lets you modify the look of iOS 8.4’s Music app

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 3, 2015

Love Apple Music, but not exactly loving the layout of the Music app in iOS 8.4? Then try Music Mod, a new jailbreak tweak that lets you modify many Music app settings.

MusicMod allows you to do things like hide sections, tabs, remember playback position of songs, and more. If you’re looking to switch up things in Apple Music, then there is no deeper tweak than MusicMod. Read More

 

Cydia gains a new “restart springboard” button and linking to packages on third-party repos

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 3, 2015

Cydia 1.1.19 was released last night, and it brought with it the ability for developers to tweak the Cydia UI and interface by means of themes and Cydia Substrate tweaks. But another change happened to Cydia as well, and it isn’t the result of a jailbreak tweak.

Cydia has gained a new restart springboard button—the button that appears after installing or uninstalling a tweak. The new button is of the flat variety, and matches the rest of the interface better than the old button.

Along with the new button comes the ability to link directly to packages on third-party repos. According to saurik, this feature has actually been available in Cydia for some time, but was never documented. Read More

 

Velox 2 is now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 3, 2015

March 6, 2015. That was when I previewed Velox 2 on video. Needless to say it’s been a long journey for this tweak, but it’s finally available for purchase on Cydia.

Velox is a tweak that lets you access custom folders for apps that contain notifications, or access various functions pertaining to the app. Some apps, like the Settings app, feature a folder full of special functions. Other apps, apps that haven’t been given special attention, simply show any available notifications.

The original Velox was easily one of my most anticipated Cydia tweaks, but in the end, it never quite lived up to the hype. That said, it’s still a very popular tweak with lots of innovating features, and totally worth a look. Watch our video of Velox 2 for a reminder of what to expect. Read More

 

First dedicated Cydia tweaks appear for Cydia 1.1.19 users

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 3, 2015

Last night, saurik surprised us by releasing Cydia 1.1.19. This latest version of Cydia no longer runs as root, but as mobile. While that may seem ambiguous, this means that Cydia can now come under the influence of Cydia Substrate tweaks. In other words, developers can now produce jailbreak tweaks that work on Cydia.

Well it didn’t take long before dedicated Cydia tweaks begun appearing. In fact, there are now two dedicated Cydia tweaks available for download right now… Read More

 

TaiG 2.3 released to include Cydia 1.1.19 and remove setreuid patch

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 2, 2015

Hot on the heels of saurik’s Cydia update, TaiG has updated its jailbreak tool to include the latest version of Cydia and to remove the setreuid patch. The update, which comes in at version 2.3, can be used by those of you who aren’t currently jailbroken. If you are jailbroken, then you’ll be able to update to the latest version of the TaiG untether via Cydia. Read More

 

Saurik releases Cydia 1.1.19, now runs as mobile instead of root

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 2, 2015

A pretty huge change just happened to Cydia. In the version just released, version 1.1.19, the installer now runs as mobile instead of root. This means that Cydia Substrate tweaks can now modify Cydia.

This is really big news. It means that not only will existing tweak modifications remain working while Cydia is open, but it potentially means that a whole new class of tweaks become available for Cydia. Don’t like Cydia’s UI? There could be a tweak or a theme for that! Read More

 

How to fix safe mode crashes in iOS 8.4 when Activator is installed

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 2, 2015

You may have noticed that your device will respring into safe mode whenever the public version of Activator is installed on iOS 8.4. The problem is, many tweaks rely on Activator as a prerequisite, and Activator hasn’t been updated to work with iOS 8.4 as of yet.

Does that mean that any tweak that relies on Activator is simply unusable until Ryan Petrich pushes out a public update? Not at all. Just install the Activator beta…

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