Let’s Talk Jailbreak 134: Same same, but different

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2015

Episode 134: We discuss Springtomize 3’s upcoming iOS 9 release, iPhone rebooting problems, Jeff ditches his jailbreak on his iPhone 6s, Cydia Substrate receives an update, launching apps from folders using 3D Touch, and more…

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Appendix: launch apps from folders using 3D Touch

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 16, 2015

Appendix is a new jailbreak tweak that breathes new life into Home screen folders on iOS. It allows you to launch apps directly from folders using the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch gesture.

Instead of having to open a folder to select an app that you wish to launch, users with Appendix installed, a free jailbreak tweak now available on Cydia, can open apps with a single gesture. It’s not the perfect solution for directly launching apps found in folders, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless. Read More


Tweaks of the week: BackupAZ, Eclipse, Lylac, NCCards, and more

By Sébastien Page on Nov 15, 2015

Another week, another steady flow of new tweaks. We’re still waiting for that one tweak that could potentially take the crown of best tweak of the year, but in the meantime, we’ll remain grateful for what we have.

Slightly off topic, if you haven’t yet, you should listen to this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak where I talk to Kevin Bradley (aka nitoTV) about the history of Apple TV jailbreaking. Read More


Lylac jailbreak tweak lets you customize your iPhone’s App Switcher

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 15, 2015

Lylac is a recently released jailbreak tweak that functions as an infusion of Control Center and the iOS App Switcher. Like many tweaks before it, Lylac aims to merge both interfaces together for the sake of convenience.

Along with the merged App Switcher interface, Lylac brings additional menus to the App Switcher for performing resprings, reboots, killing apps, and other similar tasks. The tweak also allows users to change the App Switcher layout, and alter the look of the interface using tint and blur value changes.
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Springtomize 3 has been updated for iOS 9 and is launching soon

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 14, 2015

The tweak that many of you have been waiting for is almost here. Springtomize 3, the legendary jailbreak tweak originally from Filippo Bigarella, is right around the corner for iOS 9. Earlier today, a copy of the tweak landed in my inbox, and I’ve been testing it out throughout the day and into this evening.

In case you’re not familiar with Springtomize, it’s a tweak that essentially allows you to customize a wide variety of SpringBoard attributes. You can change the size of app icons, change the look of the dock, hide icon labels, and adjust animation speeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read More


Cydia Substrate updated to version 0.9.6110

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 13, 2015

Saurik has pushed an update to Cydia Substrate, bringing the package to version 0.9.6110. The update contains fixes for corrupt extensions, which some developers apparently use for obfuscation purposes.

Prior versions of Cydia Substrate made attempts to detect whether an extension’s installation might cause the process to crash, yet by doing so, it ended up resulting in Cydia Substrate crashing itself. With version 0.9.6110, this should no longer be the case. Read More


Tweaks of the week: LockBeam, Aeternum Hives, and more

By Sébastien Page on Nov 8, 2015

Like every Sunday, we bring the newest jailbreak tweaks directly to you so you don’t have to spend time scrolling down Cydia looking for what’s new. Everything’s here in one convenient list for you to peruse.

This week wasn’t very eventful on the jailbreak tweaks front, with a number of releases that definitely won’t shake the community. Still, we’re grateful for all these developers pushing new tweaks and allowing us to do much more with our iPhones than Apple intends us to. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 132: I wanna see the receipts!

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2015

Episode 132: Sebastien and Cody jailbreak their devices and share their experiences with the Pangu for Mac tool, the million dollar jailbreak that you can’t have, WinterBoard and Terminal now work well with iOS 9, Pegasus brings Picture in Picture mode to all iOS 9 devices, and lots of other jailbreak tweaks are discussed.

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BreadCrumbArrow: a new jailbreak tweak that removes back-to-app text in the status bar

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2015

iOS 9’s new back-to-app feature, which places a handy link in the upper left hand corner of the status bar to venture back to a prior used app, is a wonderful new feature. But not everyone is thrilled over the fact that it truncates that normal information contained within the status bar, effectively hiding the cellular data signal and carrier name, and other information in the process.

BreadCrumbArrow is a brand new jailbreak tweak that aims to modify the back-to-app links in such a way that they still display the iPhone’s cellular data information. Instead of the name of the app, only the small arrow resides in the upper left-corner of the status bar as a means to link back to the original app. Read More


BytaFont 3 goes live on Cydia to bring custom fonts to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2015

Good news for all of you custom font lovers out there: BytaFont, the jailbreak app that lets you install custom fonts on your jailbroken iPhone, is now updated for iOS 9.

BytaFont 3 supports swap mode for iOS 9, new font weights and more. If you’re at all keen on customizing the iOS fonts used throughout the entire iOS interface, or within specific apps, then BytaFont is a jailbreak app that worthy of taking for a spin. Read More


The million dollar jailbreak you can’t have

By Sébastien Page on Nov 2, 2015

Vulnerability and exploit acquisition platform Zerodium announced today that the million dollar bounty it had put together has expired, noting that a team of researchers has won the prize. Launched in September of this year, the bounty program aimed at rewarding anyone one who would come forward with an “exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices.”

It looks like they have their winners, as a team who made a remote browser-based iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 beta untethered jailbreak has apparently come forward. But don’t get your hopes too high. Read More


How to add a unicode face keyboard to a jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 1, 2015

Unicode Faces is a new free jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a unicode face keyboard to your jailbroken iPhone. The tweak, which is compatible with both iOS 8 and iOS 9, makes it easy to input over two dozen Unicode faces using a specially designed keyboard. Read More


Tweaks of the week: Popcorn, Tactful, and more…

By Sébastien Page on Nov 1, 2015

Now that Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2, any chance to downgrade to that firmware version has gone down the drain, so we sure hope you did what you had to do when it was still possible to do it.

This week saw once again a solid amount of jailbreak tweak releases. We’re still waiting for “the” tweak for iOS 9, but until then, all these smaller releases will do just fine.

In this post, we list all the tweaks that were released this week on Cydia. Check them out, and tell us which ones are your favorites. Read More


How to auto-close browser tabs when tapping the back-to-app button [jailbreak]

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 31, 2015

BrowserBreadcrumbCleanup is an awkwardly named, but very useful jailbreak tweak that helps you keep your open Safari tabs to a minimum when using back-to-app breadcrumb links.

Normally, when you tap the back-to-app breadcrumb link in the status bar, you’re shipped back to the original app, but the Safari tab stays opened. With BrowserBreadcrumbCleanup installed, Safari tabs are automatically closed when venturing back to the original app. Watch our video walkthrough for an explanation. Read More


How to add 3D Touch gestures to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 31, 2015

I’ve always thought that Cydia would heavily benefit from 3D Touch gestures, and surprisingly, it’s taken up until today for us to finally get them. A new tweak called Tactful landed on Cydia earlier today, and it not only enables 3D Touch shortcuts on the Home screen Cydia icon, but it also allows you to peek into Cydia packages within the app itself. Read More


WinterBoard now works with iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 31, 2015

Good news for those of you who are into theming your jailbroken iPhone—WinterBoard, the framework that’s pretty much the standard for theming iOS devices, is now compatible with iOS 9. This means that you can now enjoy all of the many wonderful themes available on Cydia with the latest available jailbreak. Read More


iOS 9.0.2 is no longer being signed by Apple, downgrading now impossible

By Sébastien Page on Oct 29, 2015

Apple has stopped signing all versions of iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this afternoon. As always, the closing of this signing window makes downgrading to this software version impossible.

Users who jailbreak their devices are the ones to get most likely affected by this situation. With downgrading now impossible, jailbreak users must be careful to not accidentally update to iOS 9.1 and lose their jailbreak in the process.


Tether: a unique new jailbreak tweak for creating quick Alarms, Reminders, or Calendar events

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2015

Tether is a new $0.99 jailbreak tweak from Philip Tennen and Evan Luther, and it’s pretty awesome. I like this tweak, not so much for what it does, although that’s handy as well, but I like it for its originality.

By using a 3D Touch gesture on the Home screen, you can invoke the Tether interface. Tether’s interface consists of a clock-like glyph with a line extending from it. As you drag your finger away from the point of origin, you’ll see a small time readout spell out a future time. The further your finger is away from the origination point, the further in time your tether will be.

When you release your finger, you have the option to set up an Alarm, Reminder, or Calendar event at the specific time that you selected. If it all sounds  little confusing, it’s because it’s much easier to explain by watching it in action. With that in mind, have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for all of the details. Read More


Pegasus: a tweak that brings Picture in Picture mode to all iOS 9 devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2015

The iPad has a leg up on other devices in the iOS family, because later model versions can take advantage of iOS 9’s new Picture in Picture mode for video multitasking. Picture in Picture mode lets you watch videos or conduct FaceTime calls in a smaller window while using other apps at the same time.

Unfortunately, for those of you on iPads that predate the iPad Air, along with iPhone and iPod touch users, Picture in Picture mode is not available. That’s unless you decide to jailbreak and install Pegasus, a tweak by developer Evan Swick. Pegasus is a new jailbreak tweak that enables Picture in Picture mode on previously unsupported devices. Have a look at our full video walkthrough to see how it works. Read More


Mobile Terminal now works on jailbroken iOS 9 devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 28, 2015

Good news for all of you Mobile Terminal fans, or for anyone interested in easily changing their jailbroken iOS device’s root password. Saurik just pushed an update for PAM Modules on Cydia, which was a prerequisite for terminal access.

All you need to do is go out to Cydia and update to PAM Modules 36.1. Cydia should automatically prompt you for the update, since this package is installed by default. Once you update, you can download Mobile Terminal, or any terminal emulator on Cydia that you prefer. Read More