Hacker Luca Todesco advises jailbreakers to avoid updating to iOS 10.2

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 5, 2016

While there’s still no public jailbreak for iOS 10 to date, there have been some very convincing demos of personal jailbreaks for it, most of which have come out of the woodwork from none other than well-known iOS hacker Luca Todesco.

Amid the current jailbreak situation, Todesco is now seen warning netizens that if they have any intention of jailbreaking iOS 10 in the future, they should stay on iOS 10.1.1 and refrain from updating to iOS 10.2 when it comes out. Read More

 

Spotty brings album artwork illustrations to Spotify’s playlist view

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 5, 2016

The Spotify app doesn’t normally show album artwork illustrations beside your songs in playlist view, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called Spotty, you can force it to.

Not only does it look better after the fact, but it helps make it a lot easier to recognize your music at a glance. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Columba for iOS 9, Force Delete, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 4, 2016

These past few weeks have felt pretty stale for the jailbreak community, but this week has seen a slight resurgence. Unfortunately, with no public announcements from reputable jailbreak teams at this point in time, there’s still no news as to when a public jailbreak for iOS 10 may drop.

Regardless, developers continue to make tweaks for iOS 9. In this roundup, we’ll show you everything that was released this week, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

SmallHint keeps a subtle hint for your passcode on your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 2, 2016

Forgetful people can now combat their inability to remember their iPhone or iPad passcodes with a new free jailbreak tweak called SmallHint.

What this tweak allows you to do is put an inconspicuous hint on your Lock screen, just below the date, that can help jog your memory in the event that you forget your passcode. Read More

 

Columba: a biteSMS alternative offering Quick Compose/Reply, scheduled messages, and more

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Although biteSMS is no longer supported on the latest versions of iOS, a jailbreak tweak called Columba for iOS 9 brings some of the functionality biteSMS users loved to jailbroken iOS 9 devices.

Columba for iOS 9 comes complete with Quick Compose and Quick Reply, as well as a slew of other must-have features for sending and receiving messages from your jailbroken iPhone. Read More

 

Force Delete lets you delete or hide apps with a 3D Touch gesture

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Force Delete is a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia that lets you utilize your 3D Touch display to delete apps from your device.

While the tweak is designed primarily for the purpose of letting you delete the apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store, the tweak can even hide system apps from your Home screen if you wanted to do that instead. Read More

 

LockLaunchApp brings up to six app shortcuts to your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 30, 2016

We’ve all got those special apps on our iPhones that we use more than the others, and a jailbreak tweak called LockLaunchApp intends to make accessing them easier.

As the name suggests, it will put an app launcher on your iPhone’s Lock screen that can support up to six of your favorite apps, and best of all, you can customize the appearance of the launcher too. Read More

 

ColorCalculator lets you modify the color scheme of the Calculator app

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016

The Calculator app on the iPhone has always had the same orange color scheme for as long as I can remember, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called ColorCalculator, you can tint the app any color you’d like.

With a number of pre-set colors to choose from, ColorCalculator is easy to use and can help you get whatever color scheme you might be going for. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: NotificationPop, Notifications10, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 27, 2016

This week was an improvement over last week in terms of jailbreak tweak release volume in Cydia, but things are still slow as we continue to go on without a jailbreak for iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

In this roundup, we’ll discuss all of this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting by showcasing our favorites and then talking about the rest afterwards. Read More

 

This tweak keeps Google Maps from nagging you when Location Services are disabled

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 26, 2016

While most people grant Google Maps access to their location for navigation purposes, not everyone uses Google Maps for navigation. Other users primarily use the app for region exploration and keep Google Maps from accessing their location for privacy reasons.

If you’re one of these people, and you hate seeing the location services warning alert every time you open the app, then you should install a new free jailbreak tweak called Google Maps – No Location Services Alert right away. Read More

 

Five ways to make the most of a file manager on jailbroken iOS

By Joaquim Barbosa on Nov 25, 2016

The vast majority of non-developers who jailbreak do it for the tweaks, and use Cydia almost exclusively to find, maintain, and update them.

However, jailbreaking your device brings much more than the ability to install tweaks; its real power lies in granting unfettered access to the filesystem, which allows you to make almost any change you like.

In this article, I’ll go through five of the most interesting and ubiquitous uses for file managers on iOS. Read More

 

NotificationPop lets you use a 3D Touch gesture to open notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 25, 2016

Although I enjoy the Plus-sized iPhones, I don’t very much enjoy having to reach all the way up to the top of the display to tap or drag on a notification banner when someone texts me.

Now, jailbreakers can work around this with a simple 3D Touch gesture thanks to a new free jailbreak tweak called NotificationPop. Read More

 

Notifications10 brings iOS 10 style notification banners to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 24, 2016

A ton of people are sticking with their jailbroken iOS 9 devices, but are drooling over the new features and interface changes in iOS 10. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Notifications10 can help bring some of the iOS 10 look and feel to your jailbroken iPhone.

Notifications10, as the name suggests, brings iOS 10-style notification bubbles and banners to your jailbroken iOS 9 device. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: ClearClockView, PullOver, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 20, 2016

As we continue to go on without a public jailbreak for iOS 10, the Cydia store is in the middle of a drought. These trends are typical when we don’t see a new jailbreak for a long period of time, but Apple isn’t making things any easier with their rapid software updates.

Regardless, jailbreak developers haven’t given up just yet. In this roundup, we’ll talk about what’s new in Cydia as of this week. Read More

 

PullOver lets you pin an app to your screen for easier multitasking

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 19, 2016

PullOver is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you pin an app to your screen for easy access from anywhere in iOS.

With a minimal UI and animations that look and feel appealing, and flexible configuration to get to any app you need to, PullOver is an elegant new multitasking shortcut any jailbreaker could benefit from. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: EmojiSuggest, PasswordRecovery, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 13, 2016

There has been a slight resurgence in activity for the jailbreak community this week compared to last week, but things are still a lot slower than they usually are due to the lack of a refreshing jailbreak release for iOS 10.

Despite the lull, there have been some pretty interesting jailbreak tweak releases in Cydia this week, and we’ll be recapping on all of those on this roundup. Read More

 

EmojiSuggest brings iOS 10-like emoji suggestions to the predictive keyboard

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 11, 2016

One of the cool new features of iOS 10 is the ability to input Emojis through the predictive row at the top of the keyboard that tries to guess what you’re trying to say before you say it.

When you express certain words, iOS 10 will recommend Emojis to communicate the word instead, and a new free jailbreak tweak called EmojiSuggest brings this functionality to jailbroken iOS 9 devices as well. Read More

 

WiJoin lets you know what Wi-Fi network you’re connected to

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 10, 2016

WiJoin is a new free jailbreak tweak that displays a small popup in the bottom half of your iPhone‘s screen any time your device connects to a different Wi-Fi network.

The popup itself displays the name of the network you’ve just connected to, and it does so in a minimalist HUD.

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PasswordRecovery stores passwords and recovers them when you forget them

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

It can be a pain to remember all your passwords, and that’s why password manager apps like 1Password exist. But if you don’t like the big price tag or the subscription models, then PasswordRecovery is a jailbreak tweak alternative you could check out instead.

This tweak comes with password remembrance and recovery options all in a single package so you’ll never forget your passcode or have to reset a password for any of its supported apps ever again. Read More

 

NCTextColor lets you add vibrancy to Notification Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

Notification Center always has white text by default, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called NCTextColor, you can mix things up a little bit with some of your own favorite colors and settings.

This tweak works great for anyone who themes their iPhone and wants Notification Center‘s colors to better compliment the theme they’re using, but you don’t have to be a theme user to love what you can do with this tweak. Read More

 
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