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

 

Saurik posts response to Comex’s Cydia Substrate replacement, comments on new features coming to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 30, 2015

As expected, Jay “saurik” Freeman has posted a lengthy response to Comex’s Cydia Substrate replacement strategy. In the post, which appears on his personal blog, he outlines some of the history he’s had with Comex, why open source isn’t always best, and drops hints on several new upcoming Cydia features. Read More

 

Legendary jailbreak hacker Comex is assisting iMods with a Cydia Substrate alternative

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 30, 2015

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard Comex’s name be associated with jailbreaking, but he’s back, and in a fairly large and controversial way. The creator of JailbreakMe is working with the team behind iMods—a Cydia alternative—to develop a Mobile (Cydia) Substrate replacement called Substitute. On the surface, it may not sound like much, but this could have far-reaching consequences on jailbreaking as we currently know it. Read More

 

SBRotator 8 brings SpringBoard and Lock screen rotation to all iOS 8 devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 29, 2015

SBRotator for iOS 8 is a new tweak for well-respected developer Elias Limneos. It lends the ability to rotate any iOS 8 device on the Home screen SpringBoard and the Lock screen. If you’re looking to add iPhone 6 Plus-like Home screen rotation to your iPhone, then SBRotator for iOS 8 is up to the task. Read More

 

Anchor lets you place spaces between Home screen app icons

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 29, 2015

If you’ve been around jailbreaking for any decent amount of time, then you’re no doubt familiar with Gridlock—a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to arrange Home screen icons with spaces in between them. Anchor, a new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on Cydia, takes this basic premise and brings it to iOS 8. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 92: Jailbreaking accessibility

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 28, 2015

Episode 92: Sebastien interviews visually impaired jailbreaker, Justin Wack, to talk about what it’s like to use an iOS device without sight, how Apple devices are the best for those with disabilities, and how jailbreaking has benefited him.

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23 new jailbreak tweaks to check out

By Sébastien Page on Jan 25, 2015

Looking at the amount of new tweaks released this past week, it seems that there definitely is a slowdown happening. For reference, the last couple weeks had seen 30+ releases, some of them being massive tweaks too.

The last few days have indeed been more quiet, and the Jailbreak Tweaks section on iDB is a testimony of that. But let’s not get discouraged. Maybe it was just one of those slow weeks, and things will pick up again in the next few days. In the meantime, have a look at these 23 tweaks and let us know which ones have peeked your interest. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 91: The jailbreak tweak hotline

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2015

Episode 91: A Mac jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2 finally arrives, Auxo 3 receives a huge update, and several new jailbreak tweaks are reviewed.

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BannerBuddy allows notification banners to be lowered with Reachability

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2015

BannerBuddy is a recently released jailbreak tweak that lets iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users lower banner notifications with Reachability. Normally, banner notifications don’t move when Reachability is invoked, but with BannerBuddy, invoking Reachability pushes down any currently displaying banner as well. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using Mac OS X

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 18, 2015

It is now possible to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using a Mac, and this has been confirmed by iDownloadBlog. Up until this point, no Mac option existed for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2, but that is no longer the case. A new tool entitled PP jailbreak for Mac has surfaced, allowing Mac users to enjoy what Windows users have been enjoying for some time now. Inside, we have a tutorial that shows how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using OS X with the PP jailbreak for Mac. Read More

 

30 new tweaks to check out this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Jan 18, 2015

After an incredibly prolific amount of releases last week, things seem to have calmed down again in Cydia, with 30 new tweaks released during the last 7 days. If you haven’t had time to launch Cydia lately, make sure to take a couple minutes to peruse this list of tweaks, and catch up on what’s new and interesting. Read More

 

Auxo 3 version 1.1 provides a much more responsive experience

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2015

Auxo 3 was met with fairly glowing reviews, including ours at iDB. But that’s not to say that it wasn’t without flaws or opportunities for improvement. A3tweaks has answered the call with Auxo 3 version 1.1, an update that brings a marked increase to the tweak’s responsiveness. Read More

 

Tintch lets you colorize the switches throughout iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2015

Tintch is a brand new jailbreak tweak that lets user colorize the switches and toggles present throughout iOS. Tintch allows users to customize colors for the on and off settings for switches. It uses the libcolorpicker iOS library to present both RGB sliders, a HSB color spectrum, and hexadecimal code entry to select specific colors. Read More

 

Wallmart allows you to cycle through wallpaper on iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2015

Wallmart is a newly released jailbreak tweak that allows you to cycle through your favorite wallpaper on iOS 8. After installing the tweak, which is downloadable free of charge via Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can set it up to automatically cycle through each wallpaper after a specific interval of time, or cycle with every unlock. Read More

 
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