Evasi0n7 1.0.8 is out with support for iOS 7.0 11A466

By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2014

At some point during the past week or so, the evad3rs released an update for evasi0n7, bringing the jailbreak tool to version 1.0.8. According to the change log, the software now supports build 11A466 of iOS 7.

Apparently 11A466 is a factory build—not available for download—of the iOS 7 firmware that shipped on some of iPhone 5s and 5c units. And up until now, folks with these devices were having issues jailbreakingRead More

 

How to add a rain effect to the iPhone’s Lock screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

Rain Lock is a jailbreak tweak that lets you add custom “rain” effects to the iPhone’s Lock screen. The rain is really just text, which can be custom text or one of the two built-in text effects.

As you may have already figured out, Rain Lock isn’t the type of tweak that adds enhanced functionality to your iPhone, neither does it help you work smarter—it’s a tweak that’s unapologetically centered on visual flair. And that’s okay, because that’s what Rain Lock does well, and it gets it right for the most part. Mosey on inside for a look into how Rain Lock works via our hands-on video walkthrough… Read More

 

How to add a fake fingerprint sensor to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

No, that wasn’t a typo. There’s a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that allows you to fake the functionality of a fingerprint scanner on your iOS 7 device. Geared towards folks without a Touch ID enabled device like the iPhone 5s, this tweak does its best to fake the security benefits of a fingerprint scanner.

If only it were possible to actually fake the security of the Touch ID sensor. Spoiler: it’s not. And as such, this tweak, ironically entitled Bio, falls squarely into the mix with other “joke” jailbreak tweaks used for comedic effect. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the jump to see Bio in action. Read More

 

Customize Notification Center with BetterNC7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

BetterNC7 is a jailbreak tweak geared towards the Notification Center in iOS 7. It’s one of those tweaks that contains a ton of different toggles to disable or enable certain features.

I’ve never been a huge fan of tweaks like this, just because they seem to add features just for the sake of saying they have a lot of features. That said, there are some nice settings to be found within BetterNC7′s preferences, so it’s worth checking out. Have a look inside to see some of the details on video. Read More

 

Here’s another way to speed up animations in iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

Speed Intensifier is a tweak that’s been around for some time, but was just recently updated to play nice with iOS 7 and arm64 devices like the iPhone 5s. The effect, especially when you take into consideration the drastic animation changes present within iOS 7, is nothing short of startling.

If you’re looking to speed up, at least in perception, the speed of your device, then look no further. Speed Intensifier allows you to significantly increase the speed of animations found within iOS 7, and it does so while allowing you to keep iOS 7′s trademarked style. Check out our full video walkthrough inside, which showcases Speed Intensifier in action. Read More

 

BlurFolders: force your folders to take up the full screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

Looking to switch up the look of your folders in iOS 7? If so, then check out BlurFolders, a recently released jailbreak tweak that makes your folders display in full screen view.

BlurFolders essentially takes the normal view of folders within iOS 7, which are blurred to begin with based on the wallpaper, and expands it to take up the full screen. It doesn’t provide you with any extra real estate for additional folders, but it’s a neat look, if not a bit flawed in execution. Have a glance at our video inside to see for yourself. Read More

 

TimeForAlarm 2: display the time remaining before an alarm clock sounds

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

Have you ever tried to calculate in your mind how many hours you have to sleep before you need to wake up? I think we all do that from time to time, and more than not, it ends up with us being anxious about the fact that we don’t have much time to sleep. But that aside, there’s a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that performs this countdown function for your automatically, and it’s called TimeForAlarm 2.

TimeForAlarm 2 is a free jailbreak tweak that places a handy countdown timer right beside the alarm clock in your stock Clock app. It’s a great way to instantly figure out how much time you have remaining before your alarm clock sounds. Want to see how it works in action? Take a gander at our video walkthrough after the break. Read More

 

QuickPass: enable or disable the passcode with a handy toggle

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

QuickPass is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to quickly disable the passcode lock on your iOS device using a handy toggle found in the stock Settings app. QuickPass is a great tool when you encounter situations where it would be easier to have no passcode on your device at all.

I find QuickPass useful when reviewing jailbreak tweaks, especially tweaks where I’m required to respring a lot. Have a look inside for a full video walkthrough showcasing how the tweak works. Read More

 

iH8sn0w confirms his iPhone 4s is jailbroken on iOS 7.1

By Cody Lee on Mar 27, 2014

Despite our warnings, a number of folks have updated their devices to iOS 7.1 within the last few weeks, and they’ve quickly learned that the update kills the iOS 7 jailbreak. Many have asked us if we think evasi0n7 will be updated to work with the new firmware, but it doesn’t seem very likely.

That doesn’t mean it’s impossible though. Last week, winocm posted a video of his fully jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, and yesterday iH8sn0w one-up him. Amidst a flurry of responses to questions regarding the state of the jailbreak, the hacker confirmed his iPhone 4s is jailbroken on 7.1… Read More

 

Winocm shows off iPad triple-booting iOS 5.1, 6.1.3 and 7.0.6

By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2014

This is pretty interesting. Hacker winocm has posted a new video of his iPad triple-booting into multiple versions of iOS. The clip shows his hacked tablet booting up and running in iOS 5.1, and then its ability to quickly switch to iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6.

Winocm has made quite the name for himself around the jailbreak community as both a hacker and a tinkerer. Last week he posted a video of his jailbroken (untethered) iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, and don’t forget he helped iH8sn0w create p0sixspwnRead More

 

How to add a color keyboard to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 25, 2014

Sometimes you just want to switch up the look and feel of things, and that is what Color Keyboard for iOS 7 allows you to do. As you might have imagined, Color Keyboard is not new to the jailbreak scene. It’s a tweak that’s been available for lesser firmware, but was just recently updated to cooperate with iOS 7.

If you’ve used Color Keyboard in the past, then you’ll be intimately familiar with the contents of the iOS 7 version of the tweak. If you want to change up the look of your keyboard, then Color Keyboard for iOS 7 is one of the best tweaks that you can use. Have a look inside as we delve into Color Keyboard for iOS 7′s feature-set on video. Read More

 

How to enable swipe-to-delete in the stock Clock app

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 25, 2014

I don’t know about you guys, but I find it really annoying when there’s not a swipe-to-delete option available in an application. One good example of this is found in the stock Clock app. On its world clock tab, you are forced to use the edit button in the upper left-hand corner in order to delete a clock.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could add swipe-to-delete functionality and cut the amount of gestures necessary to delete a clock down from three to two? That’s the premise behind Edit Clocks—it makes deleting clocks found in the stock Clock app uber-intuitive and easy. Have a look at our video demonstration of the tweak in action after the break. Read More

 

How to change the color of the Calendar icon’s text

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 25, 2014

Colendar is a brand new jailbreak tweak from developer Julian Weiss that allows you to change up the color of the text present on the stock Calendar app. The tweak, which is geared towards themers, also works with Ryan Petrich’s Gregorian calendar app.

Included in Colendar’s preferences are options to adjust the color of the day and date text and offset parameters for adjusting the location of the text assets as well. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for more insight… Read More

 

Show support for the evad3rs with the official evasi0n skin

By Sébastien Page on Mar 24, 2014

With JailbreakCon right around the corner, it might be time for you to spice up your iPhone or iPad, not only to show support to the jailbreak community, but also to the people who brought to you evasi0n7, the jailbreak for iOS 7.

With that in mind, the fine folks at iCarbons have partnered with the evad3rs to bring you the official evasi0n skins for iPhone and iPad. Created with their legendary care and precision, these high quality vinyl skins are sure to make it clear you’re on Team Jailbreak’s side… Read More

 

Dated: customize timestamps in the Messages app

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 24, 2014

The hidden timestamp feature that appears when you swipe from right to left while inside a Messages app thread just got customized. Dated is a new jailbreak tweak that allows its users to dynamically change the makeup of the timestamps that appear in the Messages app.

Using toggles found in the tweak’s preferences, Dated users can add or remove the year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds and AM/PM indicator. All of this can be done on the fly without the need of a respring. Have a look inside as we take Dated for a spin in our hands-on video walkthrough. Read More

 

DockFlow: add Barrel-inspired animations to your dock

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 24, 2014

DockFlow is a great way to spruce up the iPhone’s dock. It allows you to add Barrel-like animations to the dock in a way that genuinely works. If you’re at all a fan of Barrel—the legendary jailbreak tweak by Aaron Ash—then you’ll feel right at home with DockFlow.

The tweak, which is available for $1.99 on Cydia’s ModMyi repo, lets users add as many app icons as they care to place into the dock. From there, you can switch between nearly a dozen different animations ranging from the tame to the not so tame. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for a brief look at DockFlow. Read More

 

Aria: a new take on the stock Music app

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 24, 2014

If you’re looking for a way to significantly change the experience with the stock Music app, then you need to check out Aria, a new jailbreak tweak recently released on Cydia. Aria is a $1.99 release that’s available on the BigBoss repo, and it allows you to use a stylish grid interface to display albums and artists.

Along with the interface changes, come more practical ideas. For example, you can add songs to your up-next queue using simple tap and hold gestures. But that’s not all that Aria is capable of doing. Check out our full video walkthrough after the break for a look into what makes this tweak so interesting.

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How to enable Drunk Mode on iPhone

By Joe Rossignol on Mar 21, 2014

You are out for a night on the town with your friends, and perhaps you’ve had one too many Long Island Iced Teas or Peppermint Schnapps. We’re not judging you, but others might be when you send them a misspelled text message or perhaps worse. Fortunately, if you have an iPhone, this is an easily avoidable situation.

While it might sound stupid, a jailbreak tweak called Drunk Mode actually serves a relatively useful purpose. The tweak is a very simple one; when enabled, it prevents you from sending iMessages to your friends, family, boss, co-workers or whoever else you probably shouldn’t be talking to at the time. Details ahead…  Read More

 

Winocm shows off untethered iOS 7.1 jailbreak on iPhone 4

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 2014

Well known hacker and future Apple employee winocm posted a video demonstrating an untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 earlier today. The video, which he posted to YouTube, shows off what appears to be an untethered jailbreak on a Verizon iPhone 4.

In a brief tweet, winocm sent out a link to the video with the caption ‘iOS 7.1 untethered boot.’ Now, details regarding the clip are very scarce right now, but the fact it exists is fueling hope for folks on newer firmware wanting to jailbreak their devices… Read More

 

Theme Thursday: Inversify, Ayza, VectrOS and more

By Joe Rossignol on Mar 20, 2014

It is quite impressive that even as this eighth edition of Theme Thursday has come upon us, there are still a number of quality Winterboard themes being released each week. It is equally as impressive how collaborative the theming community is in general, as a number of iDownloadBlog readers and others continue to share themes with us that they feel are deserving of making this column. This week, we are proud to share Inversify, Ayza, Rollypop and VectrOS. Here they are… Read More