How to unjailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Cydia Impactor

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

Want to remove your jailbreak without updating iOS? The just released Cydia Impactor can help you unjailbreak your iPhone with little effort. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to revert back to stock iOS and remove your jailbreak without updating your iOS version. Read More

 

Saurik releases Cydia Impactor to “unjailbreak” your iPhone without updating iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 18, 2015

A powerful new tool has just been released for jailbreakers to “unjailbreak”. It’s called Cydia Impactor, and it’s an on-device tool that lets you remove and revert all changes made to a device to return it to its stock configuration.

The most notable thing about this tool is that it allows you to return to stock without needing to upgrade your device. Say, for example, you wanted to sell your iPhone, but wanted to retain its jailbreak-ability to increase resale value. Normally, if you wanted to perform a full system restore, you’d be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware, and thus lose your jailbreak. With Cydia Impacter, you can restore your device to stock without upgrading. Read More

 

DockBar adds a sleek application launcher to your jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

Looking for a quick way to launch pre-selected apps on your jailbroken iPhone? Cole Schaefer’s DockBar ($0.99) may be the tweak that meets your needs. It’s a great looking release that brings a customizable launcher to iOS.

DockBar works hand-in-hand with Activator as its means of invocation. Thus, you can access your quick launch side bar from nearly anywhere in iOS, and that includes while within apps and on the Home screen.  Read More

 

Roundification tweak brings rounded corners to Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 17, 2015

Roundification is a new tweak that adds rounded corners to the Notification Center banners, including the quick reply interface. It also rounds off the entirety of Notification Center itself.

The tweak brings an elegant look to Notification Center, and although it’s not yet available on the default Cydia repos, it is available on a special third-party repo. Would you like to try Roundification? In this post, we’ll share all of the details. Read More

 

How to jailbreak the iPod touch 6th generation

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2015

One of the very first things that I tried when I got the iPod touch 6th generation (full review) was to jailbreak. To my surprise, both the PP jailbreak for Mac and the Windows-only TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.4 worked out of the box. This surprised me because in times past, the tools used to perform the jailbreak needed to be updated to support new devices.

With the iPod touch 6th generation, this is not so; you can jailbreak immediately. In this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to jailbreak your iPod touch 6 using the latest version of TaiG. Read More

 

TaiG 2.4.3 beta released to jailbreak iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2015

The folks at TaiG have released yet another beta for the iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool on Windows. Labeled version 2.4.3 beta, this update is there to optimize the jailbreak process.

As TaiG has been doing for some time now, they are suggesting that jailbreakers stick to the public versions of the TaiG tool, and leave the beta versions to testers. In this post, you’ll find the download links for both the publicly available version of TaiG and the beta version. Read More

 

You can jailbreak the iPod touch 6th generation right now

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2015

The iPod touch 6th generation can be jailbroken out of the box, because it comes with iOS 8.4, and the PP iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool for Mac works with the new iPods.

In fact, I just jailbroke my device no less than 5 minutes ago, and it worked without a hitch. If you guys have kept up with me, you know how much I absolutely loathed using my 5th-gen touch due to its pedestrian speed.

Seeing that the new iPod touch packs much more power than the device it replaces, I’d say this is a good candidate for a jailbroken device, or at the very least, it might become my go-to test device. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 116: Catching up

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 15, 2015

Episode 116: Sebastien joins us from France to talk about all of the latest jailbreak news, the latest iOS 8.4 jailbreak for Mac, the newest Cydia-centric tweaks, his meet up with pod2g, and more.

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Jailbreak tip: spoof your location in Snapchat to use any geofilter

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015

Phantom for Snapchat is a popular jailbreak tweak that allows you to supercharge Snapchat with all sorts of bolt on features. It also has the ability to spoof your location.

Snapchat uses your location to present you with custom geofilters, which are basically stickers that you can place on your Snaps that reflect your current location. So, for example, you couldn’t normally add a Paris filter to your Snaps unless you were actually in Paris.

With Phantom’s location spoofing option, it’s possible to snag filters for any location that you desire around the world. It’s super-easy to use as well. We’ll show you how to spoof your location in Snapchat to add custom filters in our video tutorial. Read More

 

Watchdog adds true app backgrounding to jailbroken iOS devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015

Back in the day, there was a jailbreak tweak called Backgrounder, which brought true app backgrounding to users before iOS even had native multitasking. That tweak no longer works for the latest firmware, but a new tweak called Watchdog aims to make true app backgrounding available today on iOS 8.

Watchdog is a beta tweak that’s available via developer Allan Kerr’s third-party repo. In this post, I’ll show you how you can get Watchdog on your jailbroken device, and share a few use case scenarios. Read More

 

Couria: the best biteSMS alternative for iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015

In the absence of biteSMS, Couria has historically stepped in to help fill the large void left by the once venerable quick reply and quick compose tweak for jailbroken iPhones. Thankfully, Couria is really good at what it does, and arguably better than biteSMS in some respects.

I really like Couria’s lightweight footprint. It’s fast, easy to use, and fits the stock Messages app like a glove. For these reasons, it’s hands-down the best way to use quick reply and quick compose with the stock Messages app. Read More

 

How to set a custom timeout setting in Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015

Timeout is a jailbreak tweak that’s currently in beta. It’s a tweak that lets you add a custom timeout setting to Cydia. Setting a custom timeout value for Cydia is handy for those occasions when you encounter long wait times with slow repos. Instead of waiting for what seems like an eternity on a slow repo, you can use Timeout to force Cydia to refresh in a quicker fashion. Read More

 

35 new free, paid, and beta jailbreak tweaks showcased on video

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2015

As Sebastien alluded to in yesterday’s jailbreak tweaks of the week post, last week saw a colossal amount of new jailbreak tweaks released. There’s probably a good chance that, simply due to the amount of new tweaks released, you missed some.

In this post, I’ll showcase 35 new tweaks on video. You’ll find a mix of free, paid, and even some beta/unreleased tweaks. How many of these tweaks do you have installed on your iPhone? Have a look and see for yourself. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 8.4 on Mac with PP jailbreak [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2015

The PP untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.4 is out, and it has been confirmed to work. As we continue to wait on a possible TaiG jailbreak for Mac, the 25PP team is making it so that Mac users can jailbreak now.

Of course, you can always use the virtual machine method for jailbreaking iOS 8.4 using TaiG on Mac, but the PP jailbreak tool is as simple as simple gets for Mac users. Inside, we’ll show you how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4 on Mac using PP jailbreak. Read More

 

25PP releases a Mac version of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2015

Finally, Mac users can join in on the fun. 25PP has released a Mac version of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak, allowing Mac users to jailbreak natively on their machines for the very first time.

I have personally confirmed that this tool works, so you should feel confident about using this to jailbreak your device if you’re a Mac user who has been waiting. Read More

 

Jailbreak tip: improve Apple Music sound quality while on a cellular connection

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2015

If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi connection and use Apple Music, the music you listen to will be streamed at 256kbps. This is considered to be “high quality” according to Apple.

When connected to a cellular network, however, the bitrate will fluctuate based on connection quality. It’s safe to assume that the cellular bitrate, while never officially established, is always less than the 256kbps that you get over Wi-Fi.

This is basically confirmed by the appearance of a new settings switch found in iOS 9 beta 3, which allows users to force high quality (256kbps) bitrate streams over cellular connections.

But what if you’re running iOS 8.4, which lacks the option to force high quality over cellular? Read More

 

TaiG 2.4.2 beta goes live to integrate Cydia 1.1.23 and fix jailbreak issues

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 13, 2015

TaiG is pushing ahead with new releases of its TaiG jailbreak tool on an almost daily basis it seems. This latest version of TaiG is a beta release, version 2.4.2.

The latest beta version of the TaiG jailbreak tool is Windows-only, which isn’t exactly a surprise given TaiG’s release history. It also serves, more importantly, to fix jailbreak errors related to 30% and 40% hang-ups during the jailbreak process. Read More

 

How to downgrade a Cydia tweak or app

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

As we noted earlier, Cydia now features the ability to downgrade apps and tweaks. With version 1.1.23, saurik gave users the ability to downgrade their tweaks via the Cydia package page if there is an older version available on the repo that the tweak or app resides on. In this post, we will show you how easy it is to downgrade a Cydia package. Read More

 

Indulge adds top free and top paid tweak charts to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

Indulge is a brand-new first-of-its-kind jailbreak tweak that allows users to view the most popular Cydia releases based on aggregate user install data.

Cydia has never had a way to view the most popular jailbreak tweaks available for download, but with the recent 1.1.19 update, it can now do that and a whole lot more. Indulge is a jailbreak tweak that’s available on developer Steve Rolfe’s beta repo. If you’d like to take it for a test drive, check out the installation information that follows. Read More

 

Cydia Installer 1.1.23 released to support package downgrades, find extensions, and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

Another day, another big Cydia release. Cydia 1.1.23 brings some big changes to the table, as saurik has added package downgrade support, the ability to use find extensions like TweakHub.

The update also fixes a crashing issue that occurs after clearing caches. Doing so would cause Cydia not to be able to run at all.

Needless to say, this is a pretty large update for Cydia users, and has long-term positive implications on jailbreakers and their Cydia usage habits. Have a look at our post for the full change log. Read More

 
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