Is iOS 7 jailbroken yet? No. But if you’re the one who can turn that answer into a yes, there’s a growing bounty of crowdfunded dollars awaiting you. That’s the idea behind isios7jailbrokenyet.com—a site where people can go to donate money to fund an open source jailbreak for iOS 7.
The venture has generated over $2000 at the time of this post, and it uses Stripe to accept donations from those eager to free their devices from Apple’s constraints. The prize money will go to the first developer(s) who release an open source iOS 7 jailbreak. As you might expect, there are quite a few stipulations involved in order to be eligible to win. Have a look past the break for the details. Read More
If you’ve been able to resist the draw of iOS 7 and maintain a jailbroken device on iOS 6 or below, you are to be commended. As a reward for you dedication, you get to try out jailbreak tweaks while everyone else has to wait until an iOS 7 jailbreak.
One such tweak, a recent release dubbed MultiShortcut, allows users to quickly access specific sections of the Stock settings app. This is done by tapping and holding on the Settings app icon. Instead of invoking wiggle mode like normal, you’re greeted with a sheet providing links to a variety of areas found inside the Stock settings app. Read More
The last we heard, things were looking good in the fight to reform out-of-date policies on device unlocking here in the US. Last week, the FCC chairman sent a letter to the CTIA saying he’d like to see changes made before the holidays. But don’t get your hopes up just yet.
According to information recently leaked by WikiLeaks, the White House—despite publicly supporting unlocking—has been secretly negotiating a treaty with other countries and special interest lobbyists that would make this and other processes illegal by international law… Read More
AlarmControl is a recently released jailbreak tweak that’s perfect for those of you who use multiple alarm clocks. I use a few alarms when there’s something extremely important that I have to wake up for, such as a new iPhone or iPad release. I know that sounds a bit ridiculous, but that’s the truth of the matter.
At any rate, this new jailbreak tweak allows you to disable or enable all of the alarm clocks configured in the stock Clock app. Have a look inside at our video walkthrough to see how easy it is to use. Read More
Following this morning’s release of iOS 7.0.4, we’ve been getting many questions regarding the safety of updating to the latest software version for those who are hoping to be able to jailbreak their device one day.
The good news is that it is completely safe to update to iOS 7.0.4 as it will not hinder your chances to jailbreak, should we ever get a jailbreak for iOS 7… Read More
MultiLS is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just appeared on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak, which is a $0.99 purchase, allows its users to hide the notifications that would normally appear on the Lock screen.
An iOS 6 only tweak, MultiLS completely moves the entire Lock screen notification list off of the primary Lock screen. When you receive a new message while on the Lock screen, MultiLS will display a pulsating blue bar on the right-hand side of the screen. This glowing bar lets users know when new Lock screen notifications have arrived.
We’ve taken the initiative to create a video walkthrough showcasing MultiLS in action. Have a look inside for all of the details. Read More
A recently released jailbreak tweak, called Burst Mode, allows users to continuously take photos with iOS 6′s stock Camera app. It’s not as feature rich as the burst mode found in iOS 7 for the 5s, but it’s a nice compromise for jailbroken iOS 6 users.
Burst Mode allows you to take as many photos as you want using a simple tap and hold on the shutter button, or a press and hold on your iOS device’s physical volume button. Along with its burst mode capabilities, the tweak features a nice array of bonus features to take advantage of as well. Have a look inside as we look at what makes this free jailbreak tweak tick. Read More
Cody kicks off this week’s episode as we discuss lots of new jailbreak tweaks, Apple’s earnings call, and the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. As you might expect, we talk about our upcoming purchase decisions, carrier choices, and the accessories we’re thinking about picking up come iPad launch day.
Free Space Cam is a $0.99 jailbreak tweak that allows users to keep tabs on the iPhone’s vital statistics while using the stock Camera app. It lets you know how much battery life and free storage space you have for snapping photos. For videos, it will alert you to the amount of available time remaining for your video shoot as well.
Free Space Cam isn’t for everyone, but for those of you who are jailbroken and are tight on space, it may be worth looking into. Have a look inside, as we take Free Space Cam through a brief video walkthrough. Read More
PasswordTime is a jailbreak tweak that let’s you disable the passcode on your device during specific user defined time intervals. In theory, this could allow you to disable the passcode at 6 PM, the time when you arrive home from work. It could then be set to reenable the passcode before you leave the next day.
It’s not a fail safe method of security, but if you’re looking for something to add a little bit of convenience to your device, while still maintaining a passcode, then PasswordTime is worth your attention.
Unrestricted Folders is the latest method for acquiring blank folder names on iOS. A jailbreak tweak that’s available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, it’s perhaps one of the easier methods for doing so.
The Starbucks app trick we told you about a while back allows you to similarly create blank folder names, but it’s not as clean and easy as using a tweak that’s designed solely for that purpose. Read More
Show My Touch is a recently released tweak that brings a touch screen overlay indicator to jailbroken iPhones. The tweak, which is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, makes it easy to identify your touches on screen by means of a colorful indicator.
Sure, this isn’t the first time this has been done, but Show My Touch puts its own unique spin on things. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what I mean. Read More
One of the biggest differences between the Lock screen in iOS 7 and the Lock screen found on previous firmware, is the way one goes about unlocking the device. Gone are the days where you had to position your finger in just the right location in order to do so.
With iOS 7, users can slide their fingers anywhere on the Lock screen to unlock, as long as the motion is from left to right. Unlock7 is a recently released jailbreak tweak that seeks to mimic this functionality for devices not running iOS 7. How does it work? Have a look at our hands-on session inside. Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to get a firm grasp on the naming conventions used for releases on the Cydia store, and this jailbreak tweak — entitled Clota – is the latest such one. I’m definitely not sure what’s behind the name, but the tweak works well enough.
Clota allows users to add two new tap based gestures to the new tab button found in the Safari browser. A double tap on the new tab button will close all open tabs sans the current tab. A triple tap, on the other hand, will close all tabs. Check inside for our video walkthrough showcasing how it works. Read More
We delayed this episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak by a couple of days so that we could talk to you about our thoughts on Apple’s iPad event. Join us for in-depth discussions about the new iPad Air, the iPad mini with Retina Display, iOS 7.0.3 and its potential jailbreakability, Apple’s new free software initiative, and more.
Following its big iPad event yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 7.0.3 to the public. While there are no major new features in the update, it does include several fixes for issues like iMessage, inaccurate sensor data, and more.
Initially, we warned folks who are hoping to jailbreak down the road to stay away from the new firmware until we were sure it was safe to update. Well late last night, MuscleNerd gave jailbreakers a digital thumbs up… Read More
Let’s Talk Jailbreak episode 32 sees the guys talking about new jailbreak tweaks like SideSettings, PushPrivacy, SevenCenter, Dandelion, and Controls for Spotify. In non-jailbreak news, we discuss the upcoming Apple iPad event, the Mac Pro, Retina MacBooks, and more. We also discuss Apple’s recent hiring of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, along with a sizable rant about iPhone 5c sales.
How does adding Spotify support to Activator sound? If that sounds like the proverbial music to your ears, then you need to take a look at Controls for Spotify. This is a new tweak that brings enhanced control to Spotify by means of simple Activator gestures.
It’s a bit limited in its scope right now, but Controls for Spotify is a tweak that shows potential. Have a look inside for more details as to how it all works. Read More
Dandelion is a new jailbreak tweak available on the BigBoss repo, which promises to bring automatically adjusting brightness to your device on a per-app basis. This means that in theory, you should be able to configure your brightness to a specific level while in app, and have the brightness always adjust to that set level when the app is launched.
Unfortunately, in my experience with the tweak, the results weren’t quite that simple. Read More