This tweak keeps you from accidentally deleting your Messages app conversations

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 10, 2016

A problem that has happened to me more than once is I’ve accidentally deleted a really important SMS or iMessage conversation in my Messages app, and had no way to get that stuff back again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MessagesDeleteConfirmer has just hit the Cydia store and ensures you won’t be deleting conversations by accident in your Messages app any time soon.

In this review, we’ll show you how it works and explain why it can be a life-saver. Read More

 

Brevis lets you customize your 3D Touch Quick Action menus

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 9, 2016

If something looks a little different to you in the 3D Touch Quick Actions menu examples above, that’s because you are seeing the effects of a new jailbreak tweak called Brevis, which is available now in Cydia for $1.00.

What this tweak will allow you to do is customize the look and feel of your Quick Action menus on your 3D Touch-enabled iPhone.

We will be showing you how the tweak works and what it’s capable of in this piece, and you might just want to pick it up yourself! Read More

 

Callisto lets you use the current time as a passcode on your iOS 9 device

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 9, 2016

You may have heard that the best security is something that lays in plain sight. In some instances, this can be right, because people tend to over-think things.

A jailbreak tweak called Callisto is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 that lets you use the current time for a passcode instead of something you set for yourself.

In this review, we’ll walk you through how it works and show you all of the settings it comes with to make life more comfortable for passcode input. Read More

 

Lautus is a tweak that lets you clear app caches using 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 7, 2016

Over time, apps accumulate cache files that will take up valuable space on your device. Since iOS devices don’t have upgradeable storage, users of devices with smaller storage capacities have to be careful and closely monitor the amount of storage space their apps are using.

Lautus is a new free jailbreak tweak that empowers users with clearing app caches as they grow over time and it utilizes 3D Touch for use. In this review, we’ll walk you through how the tweak works and talk about what it does. Read More

 

‘Edge’ brings a Galaxy S7-inspired feature to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016

For those lurking the Changes tab in Cydia, you may have noticed an interesting new jailbreak tweak called Edge, which claims to bring a feature to iPhones that is typically found on a competing handset – the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Available in Cydia for $1.99, Edge lets you access a useful new menu from anywhere in iOS with a special slide gesture. The menu provides access to apps, tasks, contacts, and more, and in this review, we’ll be showing you all about how the tweak works! Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 147: Life is tough!

By Sébastien Page on Apr 6, 2016

Cody and Sebastien discuss the latest jailbreak from the Pangu Team for iOS 9.1, as well as the limitations that come with it. The guys then go on to talk about the newly released jailbreak for the fourth generation Apple TV as well as nitoTV and the set of limitations that come with it too. Finally, a few tweaks are discussed and analyzed.

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‘SlideMe’ gives your iPhone a rotary-style passcode unlock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016

Those interested in a different kind of passcode entry method from their Lock screens may be interested in a new jailbreak tweak called SlideMe, which just hit Cydia this week for $1.49.

Instead of the typical boring number pad, this tweak gives your Lock screen a rotary-style passcode input interface, as shown above. In this review, we’ll walk you through SlideMe and show you what it’s capable of. Read More

 

Apple no longer signing iOS 9.2.1, downgrading becomes impossible

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 5, 2016

Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.x on Tuesday, a move that keeps anyone from downgrading their installation of iOS 9.3 or later to any earlier firmware version on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The move has been expected for some time, as iOS 9.3 was released nearly two weeks ago, followed by iOS 9.3.1 with some minor bug fixes. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Palert, Exsto, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 3, 2016

Despite Cydia’s dry spell, which is due to the lack of a jailbreak on the latest iOS firmware, jailbreakers are remaining diligent and Cydia continues to kick with new releases.

In a recent poll, about one quarter of our readers said they would not upgrade to iOS 9.3 until there was a jailbreak. For those that are continuing to go on with their jailbreak, we’ll continue to have coverage of the best releases.

In this roundup, we’ll go over the best jailbreak tweak releases to hit Cydia this week! Read More

 

Exsto gives iOS folders a radial launching interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 3, 2016

Folders are a great way to conserve space on your iPhone’s Home screen, but the animation for opening folders and the folder interface itself are so boring; c’mon Apple, you can do better than that!

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Exsto is now available in Cydia for just $0.99 and it transforms your folder experience in iOS. In this review, we’ll be talking all about Exsto and showing you how it works. Read More

 

6 great jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016

If you have an iOS device, then you already know one of the main features is the Messages app. On iPhone, it serves as an iMessage and SMS platform; on iPod touch and iPad, it serves as an iMessage platform only. Nevertheless, you can even use your iCloud account to sync your SMS messages with all your devices across the board.

Despite how useful it is to be able to message anyone on demand from any of these devices, jailbreaking has opened many doors for incredible functionality for the Messages app that Apple has yet to implement in iOS in its stock form.

In this roundup, we’ll be showing you some of our favorite jailbreak tweaks for iOS 9 that enhance the messaging experience in Apple’s mobile operating system. Read More

 

This tweak lets you copy the Bundle ID of apps with 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016

Those that are into theming or other jailbreak-based device modifications that may require knowledge of app bundle IDs may find a new use for a jailbreak tweak dubbed CopyBundleID.

With this tweak, getting the bundle ID of an app has never been easier. We’ll walk you through the tweak and show you how it works all in this short review. Read More

 

A quick overview of nitoTV for Apple TV 4

By Sébastien Page on Mar 31, 2016

Kevin Bradley just released an update to nitoTV a few hours ago, and we’ve already showed you guys how to install it once your Apple TV is jailbroken. Now Andrew took nitoTV for a quick spin and briefly walks you through some of the things you can install. Read More

 

How to install nitoTV on Apple TV 4

By Sébastien Page on Mar 31, 2016

If you’ve been around the jailbreak community for a few years, you are probably familiar with nitoTV for Apple TV, the installer that gained popularity back in the days of the Apple TV 2. Things had become a little uneventful for a few years due to the lack of a jailbreak for Apple TV, but now that things have changed, nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley is back at it with an updated version of the popular installer.

In this post, we’ll show you how to install nitoTV on your jailbroken Apple TV. Read More

 

Palert brings tvOS-inspired notification alerts to iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

The Apple TV 4 has a completely new operating system called tvOS, which sits right alongside OS X, iOS, and watchOS in Apple’s operating systems.

One of the nice parts about tvOS is the design of the alerts and notifications. In fact, iOS developer Robin Vekety (@Integeritis) thought it would be a cool idea to port the new alert style over to the iOS experience for those with jailbroken devices. Read More

 

‘IfFound 3’ makes it easier for good Samaritans to return your lost iOS device

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

Nothing gives you a lower-sinking gut feeling than when you accidentally leave your $650+ iPhone sitting somewhere and forget about it, or when it ends up stolen.

Fortunately, good Samaritans now have an easier way to get in touch with you if your device is ever found thanks to a recent Cydia release called IfFound 3.

Indeed this jailbreak tweak is a new iteration of a tweak that has existed for ages, but it’s back and it’s ready for iOS 9, and in this review, we’ll show you exactly how it works. Read More

 

miniTime is a tweak that makes the Lock screen clock smaller

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

Looking for a new minimalist take on the Lock screen clock for your iOS device? If so, then a new jailbreak tweak called miniTime might be worth stopping to take a look at.

This tweak gives you various options for shrinking down the Lock screen clock to more comfortable viewing sizes, and even comes with some other customization goodies you can use to make the Lock screen more your own. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: QuickCenter, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 27, 2016

It was a busy week for Apple; after releasing updates for all of its platforms and even unveiling the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the company now has numerous new features in its operating systems and even more devices to choose from.

For the jailbreak community, the week has been pretty still, but nevertheless, the week did come with some Cydia gems that we’re going to cover in this roundup. As usual, we’ll start first with our favorites, and then go down the list with the rest of the jailbreak tweak releases that came out this week. Read More

 

CKCounter displays the number of messages in your texting conversations

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2016

Chances are a lot of you use your Messages app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to keep in touch with others via iMessage or SMS.

If curiosity has ever struck you as to how many messages have been sent back and forth in each conversation you have sitting in your message list, then you might find interest in a new free jailbreak tweak called CKCounter. Read More

 

This tweak inverts the respring and reboot screen colors on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 24, 2016

Typically, on any black-colored iOS device, the respring or reboot screen is going to be black with a white Apple logo; and conversely, any white-colored iOS device will have a white respring or reboot screen with a black Apple logo.

Although some people may like the small variance Apple has given their devices, others may like to have the option to switch it up for themselves.

For those people, a new jailbreak tweak called InvertRespring will invert the respring and reboot screen’s background and Apple logo colors to their opposites, and is now available for free in Cydia. Read More