This tweak keeps Facebook Messenger from bugging you to invite people to use it

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 21, 2016

Facebook has been badgering its users to download the standalone Messenger app for as long as I can remember, and as it stands, even years after the change, users are still reluctant to download a standalone app for something that used to exist in the Facebook app itself.

NoInviteFBMessenger is a new jailbreak tweak that disables the “Invite [name] to Messenger” alerts in the Facebook Messenger app, and we’ll talk a little about it in this post. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BootScreenCustomization, Breadcrumb10, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 19, 2016

This week has been jam-packed with interesting news from Apple following the WWDC 2016 event, but the jailbreak community is still standing in the midst of no new jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS firmware for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

In this roundup, we’ll be talking about all of this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

Breadcrumb10 enables iOS 10-style Breadcrumb links on jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 19, 2016

There is a truckload of new features in iOS 10, but some of the features it has to offer have existed for a long time already and have just received a facelift.

One of the features that has existed since the launch of iOS 9 is the Breadcrumb links that appear in the Status Bar when you switch between apps, and iOS 10 changes the look of these a little bit.

If you’re a fan of the new design, you’ll be happy to hear Breadcrumb10 is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you port the iOS 10 Breadcrumb changes to your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Read More

 

BootScreenCustomization lets you colorize the boot screen to your liking for free

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 18, 2016

Each and every time you turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on, you get the boot up screen, which shows a mono-colored background and an Apple logo in the center with an opposing color.

Depending on whether your device has a black or white bezel, the colors of the boot up screen differ from the factory, but with jailbreaking, you can actually take control of the colors and configure them your own way.

BootScreenCustomization is a new jailbreak tweak that will let you do this, and we’ll show you how the tweak works in this review. Read More

 

iH8sn0w demos iOS 10 jailbreak on iPhone 5

By Sébastien Page on Jun 17, 2016

iOS hacker iH8sn0w has demonstrated on video a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 10 earlier today, offering a glimpse of hope that Apple’s latest version of its mobile operating system that debuted in beta last week, could be eventually be jailbroken. Read More

 

Hacker’s recently-teased browser-based jailbreak reportedly killed in iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016

Only last month, well-known Italian iOS hacker and developer Luca Todesco teased a really nifty browser-based jailbreak that appeared to work on iOS 9.3.2.

Although the jailbreak would never be released to the public, Todesco says that Apple’s upcoming iOS 10 release closes an important exploit used in the jailbreak, which was shown off just last month. Read More

 

Poll: will you upgrade to iOS 10 or keep your jailbreak?

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 14, 2016

Apple announced iOS 10 yesterday at the company’s WWDC 2016 Keynote and awed the audience with some pretty neat new features.

Of course, the battle continues for those who want more control over their devices, and because of that, we want to know whether you’re going to be updating to iOS 10 this Fall, or if you’ll be keeping your iOS device(s) jailbroken on iOS 9 or earlier. Read More

 

10 iOS 10 features that appear to be derived from the jailbreak community

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 14, 2016

Every year, Apple updates their lineup of iOS devices with a major new firmware version. This year at WWDC 2016, Apple announced iOS 10, and it not only includes an array of new features for users to take advantage of, but it also comes with some subtle UI changes that will be easy to spot in day-to-day use as well.

Of course, when Apple adds new features to iOS, sometimes those features aren’t 100% original. Sometimes, they’ve existed in the jailbreak community for a long time in one form or another.

In this roundup, we’ll go over 10 features in iOS 10 that appear to be derived from jailbreak tweaks and have already existed for those who have been pwning their devices to get around what Apple doesn’t want you to have. Read More

 

Hacker demos Flying JB, an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak of little interest

By Sébastien Page on Jun 12, 2016

Chinese hacker Min Zheng has showed a demo of Flying JB earlier today, a jailbreak for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.2.1 or lower. The video demo shows off an iPhone 5c going through the jailbreak process as well as Mobile Terminal running on the device once jailbroken.

What may sound like exciting news at first is actually nothing to call home about as the limitations and actual usage potential of Flying JB are extremely limited. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: CoySIM, SnapOldStory, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

The jailbreak scene has really been running dry lately with the lack of any new jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS releases. Nevertheless, Cydia is still alive with a few releases that we cover throughout the week.

In this post, we’ll show you everything that was released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites. Then, we’ll show you all of the rest of them. Read More

 

SnapOldStory reverts your Snapchat apps’ Stories page to the older design

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

Not long ago, Snapchat released an app update for iOS that changed the way users interact with the Stories section of their app.

Not all users were happy with the changes, and so, an iOS developer in the jailbreak community made a new tweak called SnapOldStory that lets you revert back to the old Stories page style. Read More

 

VolumePercentage shows the numeric volume level in your iPhone’s volume HUD

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

On any normal day, your iPhone or iPad’s volume HUD shows an icon in the middle, along with little rectangles at the bottom of the indicator that illustrate how high your volume level is.

But if you want something a little more informative, then a new free jailbreak tweak called VolumePercentage will give you an even better idea of what your volume level is by showing you an actual volume percentage in the volume HUD. Read More

 

Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.1, downgrades no longer possible

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016

Apple has officially pulled the plug for signing iOS 9.3.1 on Friday.

The change means iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.3.1 via iTunes and will now be forced to install iOS 9.3.2 upon any attempts to restore their devices. Read More

 

CoySIM lets jailbreakers get rid of annoying No SIM alerts on iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016

If you have more than one iPhone sitting around because one is your older handset and the other is your daily driver, then chances are your older iPhone no longer has service and may or may not still have its SIM card inside of it.

CoySIM is a new free jailbreak tweak that makes it so your iPhone won’t constantly pester you with alerts and Status Bar indicators all because you don’t have a SIM card installed in it.

We’ll show you how the tweak works in this review. Read More

 

How to fix boot loop on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad with ‘No Substrate Mode’

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 9, 2016

What happens when a jailbreak tweak bugs out on your device and ends up in a boot loop? Do you try to reboot the device to no avail? Do you take to the internet to ask how to fix it?

How about this: try booting into a form of booting up that Saurik calls ‘No Substrate Mode,’ then uninstall the faulty tweak.

In this piece, we’ll talk about how you can use No Substrate Mode, an under-used feature of jailbroken iPhone or iPad that can truly save you from losing your precious jailbreak when you’re unable to turn on your device. Read More

 

George Hotz’s $1,000 kit will transform your car into a self-driving one

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 7, 2016

George Hotz aka “GeoHot” is one of the pioneers of the early jailbreak scene. In December 2015, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a lengthy profile focused on Hotz’s new project: a self-driving car kit. He’s since secured funding for the project, Forbes reported, and now the kit that promises to transform your car into a self-driving vehicle for just $1,000 seems to be becoming a reality, as The Verge reports. Read More

 

SemiRestore is now (sort of) available for Mac OS X

By Sébastien Page on Jun 6, 2016

Three days after the release of SemiRestore for Windows and Linux, the tool is also now supporting Mac OS X. Well, sort of, as the developer notes in the ReadMe file that “SemiRestore for OS X is provided on a ‘works for me’ basis.” So our initial warning about using this tool still applies here, as you might do this at your own risks. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: VolumePanel, PersonalSpotlight, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 5, 2016

The tumbleweed of jailbreak tweaks continues to roll despite the long drought the community has been putting up with in the midst of a non-existent jailbreak for modern iOS firmware releases in recent months.

Nevertheless, we continue doing what we love to do here at iDB, and share with you what our favorite releases were this week. We’ll start first with our favorites, and then talk about the rest of this week’s releases. Read More

 

VolumePanel lets you set individual volume levels for each app

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 5, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to have more fine-grained control over the volume level across your iOS experience, and you’re jailbroken, then you should really check out a new jailbreak tweak called VolumePanel.

With this tweak, you’ll be able to set a custom volume level for each and every app installed on your device. In this review, we’ll show you what makes the tweak tick and talk about how it can be useful. Read More

 

SemiRestore tool lets you restore your device without losing your jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Jun 4, 2016

SemiRestore, a tool that allows you to restore your jailbroken devices to a clean state without losing your jailbreak, has been recently updated to support devices running iOS 5.0 all the way up to iOS 9.1. SemiRestore is currently available for Windows and Linux only, with Mac support apparently coming in the future.

If the news may sound exciting at first for jailbreak users who’ve been waiting for such a solution, it must be noted that initial feedback from users who’ve tried the tool is very much mixed, with many reporting getting stuck during the process, and even one person reporting he had no other option of restoring his device to iOS 9.3.2. Read More