By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 2, 2015
The past week was a big week for jailbreak releases. It saw the release of the Surenix and Kyle Howells collaboration—Alympus—which brings a reimagined App Switcher to iOS 8.4. It also saw the release of Watchdog Pro—a multitasking tweak with tons of options.
Did you miss any good Cydia releases from the past week? Unless you’ve been watching Cydia like a hawk, it’s likely that you may have. View our full list to see what gems you may have looked over.
By Sébastien Page on Nov 9, 2014
The Pangu Team released their Pangu utility for Mac earlier today, so Mac users who were waiting for compatibility with their operating system have no excuse to not jailbreak any longer.
In this post, we will show you how to use Pangu for Mac to jailbreak iOS 8.1. This post was created for an iPhone, but note that the steps are exactly identical, no matter what device you want to jailbreak (ie. an iPad or iPod touch). Likewise, any iOS 8 firmware version can be jailbroken using this tool, including iOS 8, and iOS 8.0.2. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 9, 2014
The Pangu Team has finally released Pangu for Mac, a utility to jailbreak iOS 8 to iOS 8.1 devices on Mac today. The tool comes roughly two weeks after the release of the Windows version of the tool.
The Pangu jailbreak utility has had its fair share of problems since it was released on October 22 but it’s now stable enough to be given the green light by no less than saurik, the man behind the Cydia installer. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 23, 2014
Now that Cydia Substrate has been updated, many jailbreak developers are rushing to update their apps and tweaks for iOS 8. But did you know that many jailbreak tweaks, although they’ve not been officially updated, already work with iOS 8?
Inside, we break down 10 jailbreak releases that already play relatively nice with iOS 8, even though they may not have been officially updated. Check out our list, and add your own favorite tweaks in the comments to share with other readers. Full video after the break. Read More
By Timothy Reavis on Oct 23, 2014
Although we’re overjoyed at the release of a jailbreak so quickly after the arrival of iOS 8, there are still a number of tweaks that are currently incompatible with iOS 8. Even now that Cydia and Cydia Substrate have been updated, many tweaks still are inducing Safe Mode when installed on devices running the latest firmware, and developers will have to release updates for quite a few of their jailbreak tweaks before they become usable. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2014
The Pangu team has released an update to their jailbreak tool today. Pangu 1.2 is out now for both Windows and Mac, and it includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements that make the jailbreaking process a little easier.
Among the fixes are a resolution for an ongoing boot loop bug that some iPhone 4/4s users are experiencing, and patches for sandbox log and task_for_pid issues. The new Pangu also brings support for afc2… Read 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
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014
We noted on the most recent episode of our podcast Let’s Talk Jailbreak that it’s an exciting time for jailbreakers right now. It seems like every few weeks we have a major new tweak coming out—Auxo 2, ProWidgets, IntelliScreenX 7—and today we have a another one to add to the list.
It’s called ‘OS Experience,’ and it’s described as a “revolutionary iOS tweak that brings true multitasking to your iPad.” Built by developer Evan Swick, the tweak reminds me a lot of the ‘Spaces’ feature in OS X, with a full-featured window manager, live application previews, and more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 30, 2014
Good news jailbreakers. The dev group A3 tweaks announced earlier today that Auxo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to their original jailbreak tweak, is nearing completion and should be ready for release sometime this week.
We first saw evidence of Auxo 2 at the beginning of the month, when the group’s UI designer Sentry posted a pair of 6-second video clips teasing some of the tweak’s features. And today, a much longer trailer has been posted… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2014
At some point during the past week or so, the evad3rs released an update for evasi0n7, bringing the jailbreak tool to version 1.0.8. According to the change log, the software now supports build 11A466 of iOS 7.
Apparently 11A466 is a factory build—not available for download—of the iOS 7 firmware that shipped on some of iPhone 5s and 5c units. And up until now, folks with these devices were having issues jailbreaking… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 5, 2014
Vertex, the awesome jailbreak tweak that combines app switcher and control center into one convenient page, is now available for download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak, developed by Ian Burns and Timon Olsthoorn, and is based on Bill Labus’ popular Mission Control concept.
The team bills Vertex as a sort of one-stop-shop for all of your app-switching, music-controlling and Settings-toggling needs. The tweak is well-designed with customizable aesthetics, and in our initial walkthrough, Jeff said it’s ‘definitely worth trying.’ Check out our hands-on video below… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2014
In October 2012, we posted a few images from a concept by an up-and-coming designer called “Rethinking the App Switcher for the iPhone 5.” As the name suggested, the concept offered a different take on the then-bottom-loading app switcher.
That designer’s name was Sentry, who is now one of the most well-known figures in the jailbreak community, and that concept went on to become Auxo, perhaps one of the most popular tweaks of all time. And yes, folks, a sequel is on the way… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2014
The evad3rs have released an update to their evasi0n7 jailbreak tool this afternoon. The update, which brings the tool to version 1.0.7, includes a fix for a known issue where the bundled package lists could not be updated by Cydia.
This is more of a maintenance update, as it doesn’t really add new features or benefits for people who aren’t experiencing the above problem. So unless you are seeing the issue, there’s no reason for you to restore and re-jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2014
Last week we told you that Intelliborn announced it would be launching the beta of its highly-anticipated jailbreak tweak IntelliScreenX 7 this week. Well, the tweak isn’t quite ready yet, but Intelliborn has released something that should make the wait a little less painful.
The developers have posted a couple of screenshots of of IntelliScreenX update this afternoon, as well as a video showing the tweak in action. And judging by what we’ve seen so far here, they weren’t kidding when they told us last week that “the wait would be worth it.” Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2014
Following Apple’s release yesterday of iOS 7.0.6, the evad3rs have released an update to their evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. The update, which brings the tool to version 1.0.6. included a fix for an SSL connection verification issue, which turned out to be a major security flaw in the operating system.
For this reason, we recommend that, if possible, you update to the latest firmware and then use evasi0n7 1.0.6 to jailbreak your device…
By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2014
We’ve been getting asked on a fairly frequent basis over the past few weeks if we’ve heard anything about IntelliScreenX. The all-in-one Lock screen jailbreak tweak has been very popular with users since it first launched in late 2011, and it’s one of the few remaining holdouts for iOS 7.
Well this morning we finally received word from Intelliborn, the developers behind the tweak, and it’s good news. Apparently the team is almost finished with an iOS 7-compatible version of IntelliScreenX, and they are planning on releasing a beta version of it as early as next week… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 31, 2014
Good news jailbreakers: the popular BitTorrent client iTransmission has been updated to support iOS 7 and ARM64 devices. The app now works on newer iPhones and iPads, and looks good doing it thanks to its iOS 7-inspired makeover.
For those not familiar with the utility, iTransmission works just like its desktop counterpart, enabling you to initiate and manage torrent downloads on your iOS device. This is the app’s fourth iteration, and it looks to be better than ever… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 30, 2014
On the latest episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak, we discussed our love/hate relationship with the new Springtomize 3 jailbreak tweak. We love all of the customizable options it provides, but we hate a lot of the tiny bugs that came with it.
Well, I’m happy to report that Filippo Bigarella has posted a big update for Springtomize 3 and it appears to squash a lot of these bugs. It also offers other improvements, as well as new features, including no more required re-spring… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 27, 2014
Folks with a jailbroken second generation Apple TV should check out this sweet little deal going on over Stack Social. The deal site has the popular ATV software suite aTV Flash (black) on sale right now for under $20.
For those unfamiliar with Flash (black), it’s a popular software package that extends the capabilities of your Apple TV with tools like a web browser and a weather app, and it can play a wide range of different file types… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2014
Earlier this month, we told you about a note-taking app called Hipjot that featured a Swype-style keyboard. The app was ok, but the keyboard garnered considerable attention, with many commenting that they wished they could make it their default in iOS.
Well we have some good news this evening. The developer of Hipjot, Yose Widjaja, is working on turning his keyboard into a jailbreak tweak so that it can be used natively. Speaking in a Reddit thread, Widjaja says he’s made getting into Cydia a top priority… Read More