The best jailbreak tweaks for Safari on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 10, 2014

Last week, we presented you a list of best jailbreak tweaks to enhance the stock Messages app on your jailbroken iOS 7 device. Today, we’ve decided to list the best jailbreak tweaks that will improve your web browsing experience on Safari.

Safari has been greatly improved on since it was first released along iPhoneOS 1. With iOS 7, it saw the addition of various new features such as iCloud Keychain, unified address and search bar, Private browsing mode and more. However, it still has some restrictions and lacks various features that prevent it from being an all-in-one web browser for iOS.

To enjoy more features and get rid of some of its limitations, read our complete list of best jailbreak tweaks for Safari on  iOS 7Read More

 

vHome brings a virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 7, 2014

There are several tweaks available in Cydia that allow you to imitate a press of the Home button without actually touching it. Such tweaks are quite useful when you have a broken Home or Power button. vHome is yet another jailbreak tweak that adds a virtual Home button on your screen.

Developed by Noeliel, vHome brings a small virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device that looks quite similar to the physical Home button on your device. It floats on your screen and tapping on it will either take you to your Home screen or lock your device. vHome might sound similar to other virtual Home button tweaks but it works in two ways Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 68: More repos hacked

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2014

Episode 68: More repos are hacked, including the ModMyi repo.

We discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app.

Other tweaks talked about include BlowToUnlock, Chroma, ConvoProtect, BrightPlayer, and more.

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Brightness Activator 2: adjust screen brightness with Activator gestures

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 6, 2014

If you ever felt that you wanted a quicker way of adjusting your device’s brightness rather than opening Control Center, you should try out a new jailbreak tweak known as Brightness Activator 2 that takes advantage of Activator gestures.

Just by looking at its name, you must have guessed by now what the tweak does. Brightness Activator 2 allows users to adjust their device’s display brightness by making use of Activator. This means that you can assign Activator gestures to increase or decrease the brightness by a specific amount without having to launch Control Center or Settings app. Read More

 

BlowToUnlock: blow at your iPhone device to unlock it

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 5, 2014

BlowToUnlock is a brand new jailbreak tweak that landed in Cydia recently and is quite a unique one. Although ‘Slide to unlock’ and Touch ID are the two main methods of unlocking an iOS device, BlowToUnlock takes your device a step further by allowing you to blow at your device in order to unlock it.

With BlowToUnlock, you can simply blow at or around the device’s microphone to wake it up or unlock it. Other than the device’s microphone, you can also blow into the headphone’s microphone to unlock the device. However, the good thing is if you have a passcode enabled, you’ll first be prompted to enter it before gaining access to your device. In fact, this ensures that the security of your device isn’t compromised… Read More

 

TwitConfirm prevents you from accidentally retweeting or favoriting a tweet

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 4, 2014

If you use the Twitter app regularly on your iOS device, you may have accidentally retweeted or favorited a tweet while scrolling through your timeline feed. It can be quite annoying just to go back and undo the action and sometimes, you won’t even notice that you’ve retweeted or favorited a post. However, a new jailbreak tweak landed in Cydia recently that helps Twitter users overcome this problem. Read More

 

The best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 2, 2014

Last week, we presented you a list of best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app on your jailbroken iOS 7. Today, we’re back it again to show you a list of best jailbreak tweaks that will spice up the stock Messages app.

The Messages app has been greatly improved over time and comes packed with amazing features in the latest version of iOS 7. The Messages app is both used for SMS as well as iMessage for communication with other Apple devices. However, there are a few features that it lacks but can be achieved by using the tweaks listed below. Read on to find out the best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app on iOS 7. Read More

 

Chroma: customize the system-wide tint in iOS

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 2, 2014

One of the reasons that users jailbreak their iOS device is to customize almost every aspect of iOS’s UI elements. The default tint color in iOS is blue and that is why you’ll notice most of the buttons, toggles or chat bubbles colored blue. However, Chroma is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just hit Cydia’s ModMyi repo recently and is the best way to customize the tint color in iOS.

Chroma allows users to customize the system-wide tint in iOS with an unlimited range of colors. In other words, there’s no limited color combinations, the end result depends totally upon you and your choice. Once you choose a color, it will be applied to many different user interface elements across all applications such as the buttons in App Store’s navigation bar, chat bubbles in the Messages app etc… Read More

 

ConvoProtect: lock or hide individual conversations in Messages, Whatsapp and Kik

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 1, 2014

All of us have that one nosy friend who sneaks into the Messages app the moment they get your device and reads all your conversations. If you hate this, you might want to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as ‘ConvoProtect’ that adds an extra layer of security to your conversations.

ConvoProtect allows you to lock as well as hide select conversations from the stock Messages app, including Whatsapp and Kik as well. Along with individual conversations, the tweak also provides an option to secure group messages as well as hide the message preview for a particular conversation in the conversations list. Read More

 

AboutUDID: a super-handy tweak for finding your iPhone’s UDID

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 31, 2014

AboutUDID is a relatively new jailbreak tweak that does something extremely useful for those of you who test beta software. It allows you to easily view the device’s UDID from the General > About section of the stock Settings app. This UDID, which stands for Unique Device Identifier, is a 40 character hex value that is used by developers for registering test devices for apps.

The UDID can easily be retrieved by connecting to iTunes or by downloading third-party applications, but this tweak makes it even easier. In fact, AboutUDID allows you to copy and paste values from a device’s About section, which makes sharing the ID with developers even more painless. Check out our video inside to see how it works. Read More

 

BrightPlayer: add brightness slider and rotation lock to iOS video player

By Timothy Reavis on Jul 31, 2014

The idea for BrightPlayer originally came from a Reddit post in /r/jailbreak, where a jailbreaker pitched his tweak concept to any interested developers out there. The result is a handy little jailbreak tweak for adjusting display brightness and toggling rotation lock from the iOS video player.

BrightPlayer is a great example of a simple tweak that adds a small amount of convenience to a certain area of iOS. I’ve quite frequently found myself having to invoke Control Center to up my display brightness when launching a video, and all too often I’m toggling rotation lock to keep the video in landscape. BrightPlayer fixes these issues by adding options for both screen brightness levels and rotation lock directly into iOS’s video player… Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 67: That’s so beta

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 30, 2014

Episode 67: Activator gets a massive update and brings a ton of new features to the table.

To celebrate, the crew talks about some of the ways that they use this jailbreak staple.

Other tweaks covered include Mikoto, Scrub Radio, and Smart Search.

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Musiex provides system-wide access to music controls

By Alihassan Mahdi on Jul 29, 2014

Recently, we compiled a list of best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app on iOS 7 and you might want to check it out to discover new tweaks that you may find useful. This said, Musiex was among the list and we decided to take it for a spin. Read on to find out more about it.

Musiex allows users to access the media controls from anywhere within iOS and control the currently playing song without having to open the Music app. It can be launched by making use of an Activator gesture and swiping up the interface or pressing the Home button will close it. Once Musiex is activated, a neat interface appears at the top of the device’s screen, just like the notification banner, and displays information about the currently playing song such as the track name, artist and more. Additionally, the song’s artwork appears to the left of the interface and a progress bar is also available enabling users to scrub through songs and move to any specific point of a track… Read More

 

Activator receives major update with new icons, developer APIs and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 29, 2014

Popular jailbreak tweak Activator has been updated today, bringing the package to version 1.9. Developer Ryan Petrich says that this is the “largest release” for the tweak in over a year, as it brings about many new features and enhancements.

We’ve posted the lengthy change log down below, but just to give you an idea of what to expect, Activator 1.9 includes several new icons, new developer APIs and custom actions. It also offers a number of bug fixes and various other improvements… Read More

 
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