Griddy brings a grid-style App Switcher to your jailbroken iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 22, 2016

Among one of the funnest things to modify when you have a jailbroken iOS device is the App Switcher – the jailbreak community has thought up and created a wide variety of App Switcher replacements that have been released in the Cydia Store, some better than others.

One of the more recent that you shouldn’t deprive yourself of checking out is Griddy, a new jailbreak tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository that gives your App Switcher a much more grid-like experience. Read More


Snakebite: an upcoming tweak for enhancing 3D Touch multitasking

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2016

Snakebite is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that works with the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch multitasking gesture. The tweak replaces the App Switcher with a new interface for quickly accessing recently used apps or favorite apps. From the Snakebite interface, it’s possible to quickly access the App Switcher via the Multitasking shortcut button.

Even if you don’t own a 3D Touch capable device, you can utilize Snakebite by means of a handy tap and drag gesture. Watch our full video walkthrough to see what I mean. Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak: an iPad Pro accident story, is it worth losing your jailbreak for iOS 9.3?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2016

Episode 142: Jeff shares his iPad Pro accident story. Is it worth it to lose your jailbreak for iOS 9.3? How to uncover hidden features on the Apple TV. Several newly released jailbreak tweaks are discussed.

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Mimic iOS 9.3’s new Calculator app Quick Action with this tweak

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 18, 2016

iOS 9.3 beta includes a new Quick Action feature for the Calculator app, allowing those with a 3D Touch display to press firmly on the Calculator app icon to reveal a new option: Copy Last Result.

Fortunately, those with a jailbroken device on iOS 9.0-9.0.2 don’t have to upgrade to iOS 9.3 beta to get this feature. A new free jailbreak tweak called CalculatorCopy is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository that will bring this feature to older iOS 9 installations. Read More


Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AttachmentFlow, NoMoreMissed, and more

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 17, 2016

It’s been a relatively quiet week for Cydia, but there have been some nifty jailbreak tweak releases this week that are worth trying out. In this piece, we’ll show you our favorites that we had the opportunity to try first and then recap on the rest of the releases afterwards. Read More


App downgrading tool can now block App Store updates [jailbreak]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2016

App Admin, the jailbreak tweak that lets you downgrade to older versions of iOS apps, has just received a significant beta update. The headlining new feature is the ability to block App Store updates, which allows you to easily keep downgraded apps installed on your iOS device. To learn how to gain access to the free beta version of App Admin, check out the rest of this post. Read More


AttachmentFlow provides a new way to access email attachments

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2016

For those that use the Mail app on their iOS devices, VladMax Soft has released an amazing new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository called AttachmentFlow, which lets you see all of your email attachments in a beautiful new flow interface right from your inbox view. Read More


ForeverNotification keeps notifications on your Lock screen longer

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2016

When you get notifications and are unable to get to them immediately, iOS automatically stacks them on the Lock screen for you so you can see a general overview of what you’ve missed. The only problem is when you unlock your device, and then lock it again, the notifications disappear from your Lock screen, even if you haven’t had the chance to view all of your notifications just yet.

With ForeverNotification, a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia’s BigBoss repository, you can prevent those notifications from disappearing from the Lock screen automatically just because your device gets unlocked. Read More


Never miss a call or message notification again with this tweak

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2016

Sometimes you miss notifications on your iOS device. Perhaps you were incredibly busy when someone was in the middle of texting or calling you. In some cases, you were so preoccupied that you couldn’t even feel the vibrations. In other situations, perhaps you were just away from your device, and never got the memo until hours later, when it was too late.

NoMoreMissed is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository that ensures you’ll never miss a notification for text messages, phone calls, or instant messages ever again. Read More


Poll: Will you keep your jailbreak or update to iOS 9.3?

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 13, 2016

Just this week, Apple surprised us all with a major revision to iOS going into its first beta: iOS 9.3. The reason for the surprise? Apple also has a beta period running for iOS 9.2.1, which still hasn’t been released to the public just yet. The new iOS beta was also followed by watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2, and OS X 10.11.4.

Like previously noted, this is no minor update, but a major revision to iOS. It comes with a variety of major new features, including the flagship feature Night Shift, which is a lot like the popular f.lux extension that changes the color temperature of your display after certain hours to work with your circadian rhythm to help you sleep better, the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches, new ways for developers to update to new betas, app improvements, and more.

But for those loyal to jailbreaking, is iOS 9.3 enough to lure you away from the freedom to do whatever you want with your iOS device? Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak: 2015 jailbreak awards, new jailbreak teased on video, new Activator beta, and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2016

Episode 141: The 2015 jailbreak award winners are discussed, a new jailbreak is shown off on video, the App Admin downgrade tweak is updated with new features, how to access your iPhone’s flashlight with your mute switch, and a new Activator beta adds Apple Watch-specific features.

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Developer shows off iOS 9.3 beta 1 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 11, 2016

It looks as if iOS 9.3 beta 1 has already been jailbroken, which lends hope that a public version of an iOS 9.3.x jailbreak may be possible. But don’t hold your breath; this is the same hacker/developer—Luca Todesco—that recently shared a screenshot of a jailbroken iPhone 6 running iOS 9.2.1. He previously made it clear that he has no intention of sharing, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon. Read More


This tweak gives iOS notifications a makeover

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2016

iOS’ notification system it set up so when you miss notifications, they’ll stack up on the Lock screen and in Notification Center until you have a moment to look back at all of them.

The notifications are separated with padding and are plain Jane, but for those that want to switch things up a bit and make notifications look a bit more modern or appealing, a new jailbreak tweak called RedesignedNotifications will let you personalize the look of your Lock screen and Notification Center notifications to your own personal preference. Read More


Access your favorite apps from your Lock screen with Akri

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2016

With a new jailbreak tweak called Akri, your favorite applications are never more than a button press and a swipe away. The tweak, which is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99, lets you have as many of your favorite applications accessible from the Lock screen as you want at all times. Read More


Appster: a must-have utility for viewing app and tweak data

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2016

Appster is a free utility for jailbroken iPhones that allows you to learn about the apps and tweaks installed on your device. With Appster, you can quickly find out details such as bundle id, app version number, folder location, developer name, etc. Each app also features a direct link to the app’s installed location via iFile.

But it doesn’t just stop there, in this post I’ll show you some of the other interesting features that makes Appster worthy of downloading. In fact, I consider this tool to be a must-have for all jailbroken users. Read More


Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Akri, Eucnide, and more

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 10, 2016

This week, Cydia started off the new year by receiving more than just a few new jailbreak tweak releases to satisfy those looking for a way to change something their iOS device does. Like many weeks before this one, many of the releases are far from anything to get excited about, but there have certainly been some gems released this week that could be worth your time to try out on your spare time. Read More


New Activator beta adds two Apple Watch-centric features

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2016

If you own an Apple Watch, you can now use it in conjunction with Activator on your jailbroken iPhone. Activator 1.9.8 beta 9, which was released yesterday, adds several new interesting features to the already massive list of things this tweak can do.

In addition to the Apple Watch support, the beta adds support for more system ringtones, features a reduced package size, and incorporates several fixes to make the tweak run more efficiently. Check out the full change log for more details. Read More


How to toggle the iPhone’s flashlight using the mute switch [jailbreak]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 9, 2016

Using the iPhone as a flashlight is something we’re all pretty much accustomed to by now. In fact, Apple makes it easy to toggle the LED flashlight via a handy Control Center shortcut.

But wouldn’t it be nice if you could quickly toggle the flashlight without needing to use your iPhone’s screen? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could assign the LED flashlight to the physical mute switch on the side of your device?

FlashRing is a brand new jailbreak tweak that lets you do just that. With this tweak installed, you can easily toggle the iPhone’s LED flash using a physical toggle. Read More


App Admin updated with even more iOS app downgrading features

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 9, 2016

App Admin (formerly App Control) is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to easily downgrade App Store apps on iOS. The tweak, which is still in beta, was met with positive response after it was released several days ago.

After a few updates, App Admin is really starting to come into its own. Not only has it been blessed with new downgrade-centric features, but it also works on devices running older versions of iOS. Read More


The results of the 2015 Jailbreak Awards are in…

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 9, 2016

Today was the day that the results of the 2015 Jailbreak Awards were unveiled, and we’re happy to say that iDB was the winner in both categories that we were nominated for. Not only did you help vote iDB as the best jailbreak-oriented blog, but you also selected us as having the best jailbreak-related YouTube Channel.

It’s an honor to be so highly thought of in the community, and we’d like to take this time to thank you for reading, watching, and voting for us. Check the rest of this post for a list of all of this year’s winners. Read More