QuickCenter brings 3D Touch features to Control Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 23, 2016

Control Center is one of the more useful parts of iOS where you can easily toggle on or off some of your most important features, and where you can access shortcuts to your device’s most useful utilitarian apps.

Unfortunately, Apple wasn’t thinking three-dimensionally when they launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and as a result, Control Center doesn’t take advantage of the 3D Touch display. That’s where a new jailbreak tweak release called QuickCenter, which can be had from Cydia for $0.99, comes to the rescue. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Rocket for Instagram, Chrome Handoff, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 20, 2016

After last week’s launch of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.1 by the Pangu jailbreak team, which couldn’t be extended to iOS 9.2 and later because the exploits were closed already, some more people have been given the chance to upgrade to a jailbroken device.

As a result, we’re happy to make a roundup of all the jailbreak tweaks released this week so everyone can get up to speed with this week’s releases in a simple-to-follow list. First, we’ll show you our favorites this week, then we’ll go into all the rest. Read More

 

Apple TV 4 jailbreak delayed for a few days

By Sébastien Page on Mar 19, 2016

Following the Pangu Team’s announcement last week that the release of an Apple TV jailbreak was imminent, the group of hackers has now declared on Twitter Saturday morning that they will need a few more days of testing. Read More

 

This tweak supercharges your Instagram app with new features

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 18, 2016

Instagram lovers, if you’ve also got a jailbreak at your fingertips, then you won’t want to miss out on a chance to download a new free jailbreak tweak called Rocket for Instagram from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

Rocket for Instagram provides Instagram users with a slew of new features that Instagram themselves have failed to provide for years. In this piece, we’ll briefly go over some of the new features with you. Read More

 

Chrome Handoff: a new tweak that enables Handoff for Chrome

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 18, 2016

Google Chrome fans that enjoy using Handoff to create a seamless experience between their iOS device and their Mac have been long disappointed in the third-party web browser’s inability to support such a feature.

Fortunately, those sporting a device with a jailbreak can now take advantage of a new free jailbreak tweak called Chrome Handoff, which will enable Handoff for Chrome between your iOS device(s) and Mac. In this piece, we’ll show you how it works! Read More

 

Wolfram: a tweak that supposedly helps you charge your iPhone faster

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 17, 2016

Low Power Mode is a feature Apple built into iOS 9 to help you conserve power when your battery level gets too low. But what if we told you that’s not the only way it could benefit you?

A new jailbreak tweak called Wolfram, which can be had free of cost from Cydia today, aims to use Low Power Mode for an entirely different purpose – making charging your device a little bit quicker. Read More

 

MagicLabels lets you colorize your app and folder labels individually

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 17, 2016

Those of you who are into theming and customizing your iPhones or iPod touches so they look different from everybody else’s may find a new free jailbreak tweak called MagicLabels to be quite useful.

It’ll let you colorize your app and folder icon labels individually to any color you want, which can be tailored to fit any theme you might be using, or to fit your feelings and personality at a specific point in time. In this piece, we’ll take you through how the tweak works. Read More

 

Pangu makes iOS 9.1 jailbreak more stable

By Sébastien Page on Mar 16, 2016

The Pangu Team released earlier today an update to their jailbreak tool for iOS 9.1, bringing much-needed stability to the process. Available to new users as part of an updated version of their jailbreak tool, the team notes that users that are already jailbroken on iOS 9.1 should also update via Cydia. Read More

 

CCTools: a tweak that offers extensive Control Center customization

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 15, 2016

Anyone with a jailbreak that might be looking for a way to customize Control Center in-depth might find interest in a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia as of today called CCTools.

This tweak provides you with a myriad of toggle switch options so you can customize Control Center’s appearance, functionality, and more. We’ll take you through all of the tweak’s options in this review. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Nuntius, FastShare, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 13, 2016

Although we keep you updated throughout the week on noteworthy jailbreak tweaks, we make a roundup every Sunday so you can see all of this week’s new releases in one place.

In addition to Pangu releasing a new jailbreak tool tailored for iOS 9.1 devices, there have been some other interesting releases in Cydia this week that are are worth checking out, and those of you rocking Cydia on your iOS devices ought to check them out!

Without further ado, let’s show you some of our favorite releases this week, as well as the rest of the tweaks launched in Cydia this week, shall we? Read More

 

List of jailbreak tweaks compatible with iOS 9.1

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 12, 2016

Pangu released a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.1 yesterday after it was found that the exploit it uses was patched in iOS 9.2 and later.

Although most people are running iOS 9.0-9.0.2 for their jailbreak and can’t update to iOS 9.1 because iOS 9.2.1 is the current firmware, the tool still gives those who were holding out on iOS 9.1 for a jailbreak a way to enjoy their favorite jailbreak tweaks again.

If you were one of the few who got to use the tool, then you’re probably wondering what jailbreak tweaks actually work on iOS 9.1. Read More

 

‘Cream’ gives your iPhone watchOS-like colored Control Center toggles

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 12, 2016

If you’re interested in adding a touch of color to your Control Center interface in a way inspired by that of watchOS itself, then you’re going to be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called Cream. Cream can be had from Cydia’s BigBoss repository today, and in this review, we’ll talk a little more about how the tweak works. Read More

 

Nuntius gives your Messages app new abilities and customization options

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

Nuntius is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 with its sights set on those of you who love the Messages app of your iOS device(s), but wish it could do so much more than it does already.

Although biteSMS might be gone for good, Nuntius is a great messages app-enhancing tweak that will give you many of the features you may be nostalgic for. In this review, we’ll take you though some of the features and benefits of using Nuntius on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Read More

 

Pangu to release the first jailbreak for the new Apple TV next week

By Sébastien Page on Mar 11, 2016

Hot on the heels of their surprising iOS 9.1 jailbreak announcement Friday morning, the Pangu Team has now announced on Twitter that they will be releasing a jailbreak for Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.0 or 9.0.1 next week.

Although the team notes that this jailbreak will only provide SSH access (no UI) and be geared towards security researchers and jailbreak developers, this is still an incredible piece of news. Read More

 

Pangu Team releases Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1

By Sébastien Page on Mar 11, 2016

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Pangu Team released a Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1 today. Bringing the tool to version 1.3.0, the jailbreak is only compatible with 64 bit devices, including iPhone 5s and up, as well as iPad mini 2 and up.

The team notes on Twitter that the jailbreak was made possible thanks to a kernel bug from Lokihardt to exploit iOS 9.1, but unfortunately, that bug is patched in iOS 9.2, which probably explains the timing of the release of this specific tool today. Read More

 

Locktionary: search the iOS dictionary from the Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

Locktionary is a new jailbreak tweak that can be had for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository that will let you search for the definition of any word right from the Lock screen.

The tweak offers a simple way to quickly figure the meaning of a word without having to be vocal with Siri and without even having to unlock your iPhone. In this piece, we’ll walk you through how the tweak works and let you know what we think about it. Read More

 

SmartBanners lets you customize your iOS banner notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

Your notification banners are an intimate part of your iOS experience that you use to interact with apps and people on a daily basis. With that being said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could customize some of their features a little bit?

A new free jailbreak tweak called SmartBanners is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository free of cost, and will give users a myriad of configuration options to customize the look and behavior of their notification banners. In this piece, we’ll take you through a bit of how the tweak works. Read More

 

FastShare: use Activator to quickly share content to Facebook, Twitter, and Messages from anywhere

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 11, 2016

FastShare is a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 that lets you harness the power of Activator to allow you to more easily share information with your friends, family, and followers.

The tweak comes with a unique interface for sharing information across your favorite social mediums, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Messages, and it includes options that you can configure to your liking so the tweak looks and behaves how you want it to. Read More

 

iPhone jailbreaking pioneer George Hotz secures funding for his self-driving car kit

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 9, 2016

George Hotz, one of the pioneers of the early jailbreak scene who used to go by the code-name “GeoHot”, has managed to secure funding for his self-driving kit, Forbes reported Wednesday. Among those interested in his project: the CEOs of graphics giant Nvidia and auto parts supplier Delphi.

Both CEOs have paid visits to Hotz’s basement office in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. In fact, Nvidia’s boss sponsored Hotz’s project with high-performance GPU cards woth $30,000.

But more important than that, he’s scored an unannounced seed investment from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the fledgling company at $20 million, according to sources. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PreferenceTag3 & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 6, 2016

Every Sunday we come at you with a roundup of all the jailbreak tweaks that get released in Cydia, and this week will be no different.

This week we haven’t had any groundbreaking new tweak releases, but there have been some worth talking about. We’ll go over our favorites first and then give you an outline of the other new releases. Read More