Vinculum brings a Nexus-inspired app drawer to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 29, 2016

Vinculum is a new jailbreak tweak that brings to jailbroken iOS devices an app drawer inspired by Android 7.0 Nougat on the Google Nexus phones.

Not only can you use this app drawer to get to any of your apps in a pinch, but you can even customize the way it looks to get the appearance you’re going for. Read More

 

QuickDial Lite adds speed dial features to your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 29, 2016

QuickDial Lite is a new free jailbreak tweak intended for iPhones that allows you to quickly dial up to 9 of your favorite phone numbers in fewer keystrokes.

With this tweak, you can assign certain phone numbers to individual number keys on the keypad in the Phone app. Afterwards, you will be able to tap and hold on any of those assigned keys to automatically initiate a phone call to the number assigned to the key you held down. Read More

 

The perfect jailbroken iPhone: iOS 9 edition

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 28, 2016

Following a ritualistic bloodline of popular posts we’ve shared in the past, we’ll be showing you what jailbreak tweaks we think make a perfect jailbroken iPhone on iOS 9.

Personally, I believe less is more; keeping a jailbroken device as stock as possible without compromising on your most wanted features helps keep it both stable and functional. Overloading it with jailbreak tweaks for the sake of aesthetics can lead to instability, and that’s something I tend to avoid.

As a result, I focus mainly on tweaks that serve a functional purpose more so than tweaks intended to make your device look cooler. These tweaks will all work with the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. Read More

 

Lithium Ion lets you theme your battery indicator without Winterboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 28, 2016

Lithium Ion is a new free jailbreak tweak that provides you with nearly limitless customization of the battery indicator in your Status Bar on any of your jailbroken devices.

With this tweak, you can choose from new colors and themes for the indicator and apply them faster than you can say “done.” Plenty of themes are included out of the box that you can pick from and then further customize with different colors depending on your current battery level, and you don’t even need Winterboard to do it. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Launchpad, BetterTextSelection, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 25, 2016

Although iOS 10 was only recently released, many of those loyal to the jailbreak community are staying right where they are so they can keep their customizable devices on hand.

If you’re still jailbroken, this roundup goes over all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released this week in Cydia, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

AdaptiveColorPower makes the charge screen indicator match your iPhone’s wallpaper

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 25, 2016

AdaptiveColorPower is a new jailbreak tweak that utilizes the dominant color of your Lock screen’s wallpaper to tint the full-screen charging indicator you see whenever you plug your iPhone into a power source. Read More

 

Launchpad adds a paginated information system to the Reachability interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 23, 2016

Reachability, a feature designed by Apple to make it easier to tap on things that normally appear at the top of the screen on iPhones with larger displays, has always been deemed “wasted space” by the jailbreak community.

Yet another jailbreak tweak release to try making use of that space is Launchpad, which will give you a customizable paginated information system in the Reachability interface. Read More

 

Delete messages from the Lock screen & Notification Center with MadridDelete

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 22, 2016

MadridDelete is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you easily delete SMS and iMessages from either the Lock screen or Notification Center, rather than having to be in the Messages app.

Although you can typically clear notifications and mark messages as read from these places, you have never actually been able to delete a message from the Lock screen or Notification Center until now. Read More

 

iPhone 7 jailbreak: iOS hacker Luca Todesco is back at it

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 21, 2016

Can the iPhone 7 be jailbroken? It seems iOS hacker Luca Todesco has answered that question via new screenshots of Cydia running on the handset.

Playing around with the security on his new iPhone 7, Todesco found the iPhone 7 uses a totally new kind of security to protect it from hacks. Read More

 

BetterTextSelection makes precise paragraph text selection possible on iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 21, 2016

There are a lot of people who get away with using iOS‘ text selection just fine, but there are others who hate the way it’s implemented and find using it to be a pain in the hind quarters.

A new free jailbreak tweak release called BetterTextSelection aims to make the text selection feature in iOS a little more precise, especially in the context of selecting large excerpts of text from blocky paragraphs on a web page. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: FlashAlert, MusicalKeyboard, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

This week has been busy for those of us at iDB since iOS 10 was released to the public for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Of course, the jailbreak community doesn’t sleep just because Apple releases a new firmware update.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

AppRestrict lets you stay productive by putting time limits on your apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

I have a pretty bad problem with procrastination, which is made worse by all the distractions I deal with, and it seems like a mutual issue for a lot of people who own smartphones because notifications always go off left and right.

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called AppRestrict offers a way to stay more productive with your life by setting time frames for which certain apps on your iPhone or iPad will be locked to keep you from getting distracted. Read More

 

Tweakify puts new songs at the top of your Spotify playlists instead of the bottom

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

Spotify users who add music to their playlists will understand the struggle a new free jailbreak tweak called Tweakify aims to fix.

Rather than adding new songs to the bottom of your song playlists, this tweak adds them to the top so they’re easier to find while still preserving the ability to move and re-order your tracks on your own afterwards. Read More

 

MusicalKeyboard makes instrumental sounds as you type on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 17, 2016

You’re probably accustomed to hearing the typical keyboard clicks as you type on your iPhone, but a new jailbreak tweak called MusicalKeyboard aims to make things a little more interesting by playing the sounds of musical instruments instead. Read More

 

FlashAlert enables custom LED flash alerts for notifications on a per-app basis

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 16, 2016

The LED flash on the back of your iPhone can be used for so much more than just lighting the way for good low-light photographs; it also makes a good notification device.

For those who agree, FlashAlert is a new jailbreak tweak that takes advantage of this idea by letting you configure custom LED flash patterns for your incoming notifications on a per-app basis. Read More

 

iOS 10 jailbreak: hacker Luca Todesco shows off iPad with MobileSubstrate support

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

Less than two weeks ago, iOS hacker Luca Todesco, better known to the community as @qwertyoruiop, showed off a working jailbreak on iOS 10, that he called yaluX.

Now he’s at it again with an even more detailed video that demonstrates working Cydia Substrate-based jailbreak tweaks. Read More

 

This tweak hides the typing indicator from your iMessage recipients

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

One of the main features of iMessage lets you and your recipients know when the other person is typing. For some, this is a little unsettling and doesn’t give you the privacy you may want.

Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called MessageTypingIndicator provides a way to turn this feature off. Read More

 

UndoRotation helps you undo accidental display orientation rotations more quickly

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

Has this ever happened to you? You were laying in bed or shifting your position on the couch and all of a sudden your iPhone‘s screen orientation switched on you when you didn’t want it to?

If this sounds familiar, and happens often for you, then a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed UndoRotation could very quickly become your new best friend. Read More

 

Latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers, but here’s a workaround

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

The latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers from using the game in a move to crack down on third-party apps and tweaks that harvest data for Pokémon tracking and cheating.

Of course, not all jailbreakers cheat in Pokémon GO, so it’s a pretty harsh assumption on their part, so in this piece, we’ll discuss how you can run Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device even if you have the latest update. Read More

 

Quick Send relocates the Send button in Quick Reply for your app notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

The native quick reply interface in iOS is useful because you can respond to several kinds of notifications from many different apps from almost anywhere in iOS. On the other hand, the Send button is in an awkward place, and that’s what a new free jailbreak tweak called Quick Send hopes to fix. Read More

 
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