Let’s Talk Jailbreak 92: Jailbreaking accessibility

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 28, 2015

Episode 92: Sebastien interviews visually impaired jailbreaker, Justin Wack, to talk about what it’s like to use an iOS device without sight, how Apple devices are the best for those with disabilities, and how jailbreaking has benefited him.

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Apple patches several vulnerabilities used by TaiG jailbreak in iOS 8.1.3

By Cody Lee on Jan 27, 2015

Apple has posted a support page on the security content of the just-released iOS 8.1.3, confirming fears that the firmware effectively breaks the TaiG jailbreak tool. In the page, the company credits the TaiG Jailbreak Team for discovering four vulnerabilities patched in the update.

Among those vulnerabilities was a hole in the symbolic linking mechanism of AppleFileConduit, which allowed access to protected parts of the filesystem, and a state management issue, which gave local users the ability to execute unsigned code. Keep reading for a full rundown. Read More

 

23 new jailbreak tweaks to check out

By Sébastien Page on Jan 25, 2015

Looking at the amount of new tweaks released this past week, it seems that there definitely is a slowdown happening. For reference, the last couple weeks had seen 30+ releases, some of them being massive tweaks too.

The last few days have indeed been more quiet, and the Jailbreak Tweaks section on iDB is a testimony of that. But let’s not get discouraged. Maybe it was just one of those slow weeks, and things will pick up again in the next few days. In the meantime, have a look at these 23 tweaks and let us know which ones have peeked your interest. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 91: The jailbreak tweak hotline

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2015

Episode 91: A Mac jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2 finally arrives, Auxo 3 receives a huge update, and several new jailbreak tweaks are reviewed.

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BannerBuddy allows notification banners to be lowered with Reachability

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2015

BannerBuddy is a recently released jailbreak tweak that lets iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users lower banner notifications with Reachability. Normally, banner notifications don’t move when Reachability is invoked, but with BannerBuddy, invoking Reachability pushes down any currently displaying banner as well. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using Mac OS X

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 18, 2015

It is now possible to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using a Mac, and this has been confirmed by iDownloadBlog. Up until this point, no Mac option existed for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2, but that is no longer the case. A new tool entitled PP jailbreak for Mac has surfaced, allowing Mac users to enjoy what Windows users have been enjoying for some time now. Inside, we have a tutorial that shows how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using OS X with the PP jailbreak for Mac. Read More

 

30 new tweaks to check out this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Jan 18, 2015

After an incredibly prolific amount of releases last week, things seem to have calmed down again in Cydia, with 30 new tweaks released during the last 7 days. If you haven’t had time to launch Cydia lately, make sure to take a couple minutes to peruse this list of tweaks, and catch up on what’s new and interesting. Read More

 

Auxo 3 version 1.1 provides a much more responsive experience

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2015

Auxo 3 was met with fairly glowing reviews, including ours at iDB. But that’s not to say that it wasn’t without flaws or opportunities for improvement. A3tweaks has answered the call with Auxo 3 version 1.1, an update that brings a marked increase to the tweak’s responsiveness. Read More

 

Tintch lets you colorize the switches throughout iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2015

Tintch is a brand new jailbreak tweak that lets user colorize the switches and toggles present throughout iOS. Tintch allows users to customize colors for the on and off settings for switches. It uses the libcolorpicker iOS library to present both RGB sliders, a HSB color spectrum, and hexadecimal code entry to select specific colors. Read More

 

Wallmart allows you to cycle through wallpaper on iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2015

Wallmart is a newly released jailbreak tweak that allows you to cycle through your favorite wallpaper on iOS 8. After installing the tweak, which is downloadable free of charge via Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can set it up to automatically cycle through each wallpaper after a specific interval of time, or cycle with every unlock. Read More

 

New video shows off a Siri RSS feed reader called Sireader after Redditor posts $1000 bounty

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2015

Developer Philip Tennen showed off a new in-progress jailbreak tweak called Sireader that allows Siri to read RSS feeds. The tweak, which is in the early stages of development as a result of a $1,000 bounty on Reddit, looks extremely promising for those of us that peruse RSS on a daily basis. Imagine driving in the car and having Siri read the latest stories from your favorite news feed. If Tennen’s jailbreak tweak sees the light of day, this will be a future reality for jailbreakers. Read More

 

CircleIcons transforms iOS Settings icons into circular shapes

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2015

Want a way to change up the look of the Settings app icons without WinterBoard? Then you might want to give CircleIcons a try, a new jailbreak tweak that masks the icons in the Settings app with a circle shape sans WinterBoard. CircleIcons is a lightweight and fun tweak to modify the look of the Settings app without taking it to extremes. Read More

 

Cobalia places FlipSwitch toggles in the App Switcher

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2015

I never use the recent and favorite contact shortcut buttons available in the App Switcher in iOS 8. In fact, I’ve outright disabled both sets of shortcuts. Instead, I’m using FlipSwitch to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other settings via the App Switcher. This is accomplished courtesy of a new jailbreak tweak called Cobalia, which replaces the recent and favorites shortcuts with user-customizable FlipSwitch toggles. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 90: Let’s get digital

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2015

Episode 90: New multitasking jailbreak tweaks, how to troubleshoot jailbreak tweak crashing, and a whole bunch of jailbreak tweaks like KeyCommands, CacheClearer, AlternateControls, Photo Organizer 8, and many more.

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How to troubleshoot jailbreak tweak crashes with CrashReporter

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2015

Yesterday, I installed a jailbreak tweak called SafariRefresh. I’ve covered that tweak before on the blog, but after using it last night, it caused my Safari app to crash repeatedly. In order to find out what was causing the crash, I used a handy jailbreak tool called CrashReporter to help pinpoint the problem. Here’s how I did it. Read More

 

KeyCommands: execute Activator actions via physical keyboard shortcuts

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2015

KeyCommands is an innovative new jailbreak tweak that allows iOS users who use physical keyboards to mate custom keyboard shortcuts to Activator gestures. This means that you can make ⌘+⇥ invoke the App Switcher, or make ⌘+⇧+3 take a screenshot just like you can on the Mac. Read More

 

Ryan Petrich releases a new cache cleaning tool

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2015

If you have Ryan Petrich’s beta repo added to Cydia, then you likely saw the presence of a new jailbreak tweak called CacheClearer. The tool, which is available for free, allows users to clear app caches from the Usage section of the stock Settings app. The great thing about CacheClearer is that it feels like a native part of iOS, and not a bolt-on. If you’re looking for a sleek way to manage individual app cache, then you should definitely give CacheClearer a look. Read More

 

Dynamics theme brings awesome new dynamic wallpaper options to the iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2015

In the past I’ve wondered why Apple seems to neglect its dynamic theme options, yet every year there are new static themes available for iOS. Unfortunately, for those of us who like them, dynamic themes seem to have been placed permanently on the shelf.

An upcoming jailbreak package looks to change this by offering several new well-designed dynamic themes to jailbroken iOS users. It’s aptly entitled Dynamics, and it will be released once the teaser version receives 500 downloads. Read More

 

How to use the iPhone’s mute switch as a Do Not Disturb switch

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2015

SwitcherDND is a new jailbreak tweak that just arrived on Cydia. It allows you to replace the mute switch’s functionality with that of a Do Not Disturb switch. If you use Do Not Disturb often like I do, then you may want to give this free jailbreak tweak a spin. Read More

 

The million dollar jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Jan 12, 2015

A controversy quickly followed the release of the evasi0n7 jailbreak, when the evad3rs released it a year ago. The group of hackers responsible for the jailbreak had allegedly inked a deal with a Chinese company called TaiG to bundle their installer to the jailbreak for Chinese locals in exchange for a monetary compensation that we believed was in the amount of one million dollars. One million dollars! Unfortunately for the evad3rs, things went sideways. TaiG turned out to be an installer that facilitated piracy. The evad3rs pulled the plug on it, kissing their one million dollars goodbye. Read More

 
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