Looking for a way to quickly dismiss banner notifications in style? If so, check out Slide2Dismiss, a brand new jailbreak tweak that’s available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
Slide2Dismiss is an extremely simple tweak with a singular purpose: to allow you to quickly dismiss banner notifications using a stylish slide gesture. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break for a demonstration of the tweak in action. Read More
LabelUp Pro is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to reposition the app icon labels that normally appear underneath each app icon. The tweak features several sections dedicated to things like the Home screen, folders, and the app switcher. Each section contains a simple slider that allows you to adjust the position of the labels.
It’s a tweak that technically works, but I found it a bit difficult to use due to the fact that respring is required with each change. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for a brief demonstration. Read More
The Flipswitch toggle framework, a release co-developed by Ryan Petrich and Auxo co-creator Jack Willis, has been updated with several new improvements. The 1.0.1 beta 1 update brings with it improved support for theming, improved support for background threading, and better performance and enhancements in other key areas. Have a look inside at the full change log, along more details as to why this update matters for the future… Read More
Great news for all of you FaceHalt early adopters. The tweak has now gained access to apps like Hulu, Netflix, and HBOGo by means of a new experimental option.
The new option, which can be found in a revamped preference panel located in the settings app, is the biggest new feature included with the tweak’s 1.0.2 update. Other features included bug fixes.
In the change log for the update, the developer states that users should try the new Experimental mode, which can be setup on an app-by-app basis, if they find that merely enabling the tweak for a specific app doesn’t work. Unfortunately, in my testing the tweak with Netflix, I was met with some pretty mixed results. Your mileage may vary. Read More
I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit of keeping the same wallpaper on my iPhone for months on end. That usually makes for a boring background in dire need of a little seasoning — you can probably tell where I’m going with this.
Indeed, Sodium is a new jailbreak tweak that seeks to add some flavor to your iPhone’s wallpaper. It does so by means of a variety of custom fill colors, blend modes, and more. Have a look inside at our video walkthrough to get a taste of what sodium offers. Read More
We raved about BMarks Bar – Chrome on the last episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak, and for good reason, as it’s one of the best Google Chrome tweaks yet to be released. Recently, the tweak was updated with all sorts of new goodies, which is sure to make the bookmarking experience even better with Google Chrome.
Version 1.0.2 of BMarks Bar – Chrome brings enhanced iOS 5 compatibility, press and hold actions, dynamically updating bookmarks, and access to the bookmarks bar while in full screen mode. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of Google Chrome, you definitely want to check out the new features that this update brings to the table. Full video overview of the new features inside. Read More
If you’re a Mac user, then you’re no doubt familiar with some of the popular launcher apps like QuickSilver, and Alfred. Even Spotlight, to a somewhat lesser extent, can serve as a capable launcher for your various applications.
On a desktop machine like the Mac, launchers are useful in order to be able to quickly find and launch an application. This prevents you from having to wade through countless pages and/or lists of apps in search of the one you want to launch.
The same concept applies to our smartphones. Spotlight on iOS can work as a launcher, although it’s certainly not the most desirable means of launching apps. That’s why this new jailbreak tweak dubbed InstaLauncher is such an exciting and refreshing jailbreak tweak to have. It allows you to locate and launch all of the apps on your device in sub-second nature. Check out our full video walkthrough after the jump, which shows how you can become more productive on your iPhone, courtesy of InstaLauncher… Read More
Have you ever been in the middle of an app update and immediately had regrets about initiating the update? This could be for a variety of different reasons; perhaps an update removes a well-liked feature, or breaks part of the app in question. Well, with a new jailbreak tweak entitled CancelUpdate, you can cancel your app updates mid-flight. Have a look at our hands-on video inside to see how it functions. Read More
There are tons of so-called to-do apps available on the App Store, but Carrot is one that stands out in my mind as being fairly unique. Dubbed as being a “to-do list with personality”, the Carrot AI uses insults and other harmless wit to interject feeling into processing ho-hum everyday mundane tasks.
With that in mind, I’m here to discuss a recently released jailbreak tweak that works in unison with Carrot. The tweak, aptly titled QuickCarrot, allows users to quickly enter tasks into Carrot using an Activator gesture. To see how it works, take a look at our video walkthrough after the break. Read More
VideoPace, not to be confused with another jailbreak tweak by Ryan Petrich called VideoPane, is an upcoming release that allows users to adjust the speed of videos on iOS. Once installed, a new preference panel will appear in the stock Settings app dedicated to VideoPace. There, you can slow down videos using percentage based increments, or speed them up. Have a look at our video preview inside to catch a glimpse of how it functions… Read More
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to watch video on your iPhone and at the same time compose a new text message? How about updating your Facebook status while catching the highlights from today’s game? Even better, what about watching one of our YouTube videos, while reading iDB?
In the past, that might have all sounded like a pipe dream for iOS users, but jailbreak developer, Ryan Petrich, has paved the way for true multitasking while watching video. His new tweak, entitled VideoPane, is sure to be an extremely popular release for jailbreakers, and we’ve got a hands-on preview video to show you how it all works. Trust us when we say this, you do not want to miss this video… Read More
Samsung’s Galaxy S4, released back in the spring of this year, is loaded with a number of unique software features. And one of them that has been getting a lot of attention is Smart Pause, a mechanism that auto-pauses a movie when you look away.
While I myself have never lusted after such a feature, I can see how it would come in handy in a variety of situations. So I was happy to find out that you no longer have to buy a Samsung device to get it. You just need the new ‘FaceHalt’ jailbreak tweak… Read More
The Unthreaded jailbreak, the cheaper iPhone, fingerprint scanning, and iOS 7 beta 4 are all hot topics on this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. Join us as we discuss these topics, along with new jailbreak tweaks like Control Unlocker, VineDownloader, BMarks Bar – Chrome, and of course, BuddyLock. Suffice it to say, you don’t want to miss Cody and Jeff’s discussion in this action packed episode.
You probably already saw our preview for Control Unlocker, but just in case you haven’t, let me fill you in on what it does. Control Unlocker is a new jailbreak tweak that brings an NES inspired controller to the Lock screen. Users can then use custom input commands to unlock their device.
Yes, it’s entirely possible to use the Contra code to unlock your iPhone, though the controller lacks a Start (or Select) button. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside… Read More
Earlier in the year, there was a deluge of Lock screen launcher releases to hit jailbroken iPhones. Off the top of my head, I can probably name about 5 of them that came out all around the same time. Since then, things have died down a bit, but there still appears to be a lot of interest in the category.
BuddyLock is the latest such Lock screen launcher to make its way to Cydia. Although its name sounds a bit on the goofy side, don’t let its name fool you; BuddyLock is one of the deepest Lock screen launcher releases that we’ve ever covered.
Have a look inside as we touch on all of its features in our detailed video synopsis… Read More
Stopwatch Pro is a recently released jailbreak tweak that we previewed a few weeks ago. It’s an enhancement for the iPhone’s stock Clock app, which allows you to save the times and laps logged in the stopwatch section of the app. Stopwatch Pro is self contained within the stock Clock app and features no settings or options to configure. Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the break. Read More
Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty cool jailbreak tweaks that allow you to unlock your device in unique ways. There’s PatternUnlock, which allows you to unlock your device by drawing a pattern, and Piano Passcode, which lets you do it by playing a tune.
And today we’re adding a new one to the list, which might just be the coolest of them all. It’s called NESUnlocker, and it’s a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to unlock your iPhone by entering in a custom sequence of button presses on an NES controller… Read More
Would you like to be able to customize the share text that appears when sharing a link from Safari using Twitter? If so, then there’s a new jailbreak tweak available that allows you to do just that. SafariSharePatcher is a beta tweak that’s not available on the default Cydia repos just yet. It allows you to customize text by means of a handy preference panel located in the settings app. Have a look inside to see what I mean. Read More
Chrome Downloader Plus is a recently released jailbreak tweak for users of Google Chrome. It combines your typical browser downloader tweak with a tweak that allows you to download YouTube videos as well. It’s basically a combination of two tweaks, and it allows you to import things like YouTube videos directly into your media libraries. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the jump… Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; it hasn’t been too often in the past few months that I’ve been genuinely overjoyed by a tweak; such an occurrence has been few and far between. But this new tweak, Thankfully, BMarks Bar – Chrome came out of nowhere and it genuinely surprised me with how good it is. Put it this way, if you’re a Chrome user on iOS who happens to be jailbroken, stop reading right now, find a dollar, head over to Cydia and buy this thing.
BMarks Bar – Chrome places a true bookmark bar on your Google Chrome app, just under the address bar like it’s supposed to be. Why Google has omitted such a feature thus far is anyone’s guess, but who cares at this point? We now have such a feature. Take a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More