Upscale: Change the resolution on your jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 6, 2014

Upscale is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to run higher resolutions on jailbroken iPhones. The tweak, which is currently in beta, features serval presets to choose from via its settings.

This tweak makes it possible to run the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus resolution on older devices like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s—devices with substantially less screen real estate. The result is an interface that features less than ideal tap-zones, but much more room to work with on screen.

Upscale is a compelling jailbreak tweak that everyone should at least investigate. First noted and discovered by developers cpdigitaldarkroom and coolstar, this is a tweak that will surely turn a lot of heads. Full details after the jump… Read More

 

Filippo Bigarella teases Springtomize for iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 6, 2014

Is this enough to get you to take the plunge? I know it will be for Sebastien, and perhaps even Cody. Springtomize for iOS 8 was officially teased by well-known (and well-liked) developer, Filippo Bigarella.

Springtomize is the type of tweak that lets you customize virtually every aspect of your iPhone’s SpringBoard, hence the name “Spring” (SpringBoard) and “tomize” (Customize). We’ve done extensive reviews of this extremely popular tweak in the past, so if you’re not familiar with it, I advise you to get up to speed and review our Springtomize coverage.

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Pangu team: Mac version of the iOS 8 jailbreak due in a couple of days

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 5, 2014

Good news for Mac users who have been unable to jailbreak due to the lack of a native Mac jailbreak tool for iOS 8.x: The Pangu team has heard your cries, and is gearing up for an OS X release.

In a Twitter post just a few minutes ago, the PanguTeam Twitter account acknowledged the release of Cydia 1.1.16, and followed that acknowledgement up with some insight on the status of the Mac jailbreak. Have a look at the details inside… Read More

 

Cydia Installer updated to version 1.1.16 to fix bugs with iTunes backup restores and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 5, 2014

Once again, Saurik has pushed an update for Cydia Installer. This update provides several important bug fixes that makes it a must-update for anyone who is currently jailbroken.

In this update, you’ll find a bug fix for the previous Cydia releases related to iTunes backup restores, iOS 8 multitasking timeouts, App Store redirects, and more. Check out the full change log after the break.

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VolumeNotifier makes your device beep as you increase or decrease the volume

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 5, 2014

Normally, when you increase or decrease the volume on your iPhone, a large volume HUD appears on the center of the screen that displays the volume level as you adjust it. VolumeNotifier is a brand new jailbreak tweak that goes a little step further and notifies you when you change the volume on your device.

The tweak adds a sound effect when you’re changing the volume such that when you increase or decrease the volume, a beep sound is made, just like how it works on Mac. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 80: You guys have changed

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2014

Episode 80: Sebastien and Cody explain why they’ve yet to jailbreak their iPhones. iOS 8.1.1 kills the Pangu jailbreak. Tons of new jailbreak tweaks discussed, including a cool new Apple Watch UI tweak called Aeternum, and a tweak that lets you optimize apps for the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6’s larger screen. Jeff goes gaga over the new Cydia.

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How to add a fifth icon to the dock in iOS 8 and on the iPhone 6

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2014

betterFiveIconDock is a new jailbreak tweak that brings the ability to add a fifth app icon to the iOS dock on both iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The tweak, which is available free of charge on a non-default Cydia repo, even plays nice with the iPhone 6 Plus’ Home screen rotation abilities.

Want to see how betterFiveIconDock works in action? Check out our video walkthrough inside.

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You should update to iOS 8.1 now if you’re at all interested in jailbreaking

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2014

Perhaps you’ve been holding out on updating to iOS 8.1 until there’s a “stable” jailbreak and a stable version of Cydia. Maybe you’re like Sebastien and Cody, and just want to make sure that things run smoothly enough, and that the compelling tweaks are updated for iOS 8 before taking the leap.

Throw all of that logic out of the window. If you’re an iOS 7.x jailbreak holdover, it’s time to stop holding out and just update. iOS 8.1.1 is now in beta, and it has been confirmed to kill Pangu’s iOS 8.x jailbreak. Even if you don’t want to jailbreak right now, it’s still a good idea to go ahead and upgrade to iOS 8.1, so that when the jailbreak does meet your needs, you can still jailbreak on iOS 8.

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Infographic offers snapshot of jailbreakers on reddit

By Cody Lee on Nov 4, 2014

The folks over on the popular subreddit r/jailbreak recently participated in a survey, offering up their favorite tweaks, themes, and other information. Over 1,200 people participated in the project, and the results offer a small snapshot of jailbreakers on reddit.

For example, of those that participated, only 51 of them claimed to be female, and over 700 fell into the 15-20 years-old age bracket. The most popular tweak, by far, in the group was Activator, followed by f.lux and BiteSMS. We’ve embedded the full results below. Read More

 

Aeternum: the best looking Apple Watch UI SpringBoard replacement for iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2014

I just got my hands on the latest jailbreak tweak to take advantage of Lucas Mendes’ open source Apple Watch UI for the iPhone. It’s called Aeternum, which means eternity in latin, and it’s from the developer that brought us iRealSMS and iTouchSecure. In other words, it’s from a quality well-known developer.

I’ve tried a few tweaks that build upon Mendes’ code, but Aeternum is far and away the best looking and best functioning one thus far. Not only do you get the Apple Watch UI, but you get smooth animations, a dock, and the ability to rearrange app icons. It still has some ways to go, but it’s very promising. Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the jump. Read More

 

iOS 8.1.1 apparently kills Pangu jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Nov 4, 2014

The cat and mouse game between Apple and the jailbreak community is still very much happening, if an unconfirmed message from an apparent member of the Pangu Team is to be believed.

Weibo user Daniel_K4, who is apparently a member of the Pangu Team recently posted that iOS 8.1.1 beta that was released yesterday patches exploits used by the Pangu jailbreak, incapacitating the jailbreak process on devices that will be updated to the latest OS version once it is released to the public. Read More

 

Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 updated to version 1.2.0 with fixes for CPU drain and Safari issues

By Sébastien Page on Nov 4, 2014

It seems that not a day goes by without the Pangu Team or saurik releasing an update of some sort for their respective tools. Today, the Pangu Team announced the release of Pangu 1.2.0, an update that brings yet another round of fixes for the iOS 8 jailbreak tool. Read More

 

‘Unlimited iTunes Radio Skips 8′ does exactly what its name suggests

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 4, 2014

iTunes Radio is one of the popular features of the iOS Music app that many users appreciate. It allows you to seamlessly stream musics from various music stations, or even create your own. However, it comes with some limitations that might put you off. One such restriction is that it only allows a maximum of 6 skips per hour for each station.

There is a plethora of tweaks on Cydia that allow you to get rid of these limitations imposed in iTunes Radio. Unlimited iTunes Radio Skips 8 is one such tweak. As obvious as the name sounds, the tweak gives you the freedom to skip as many songs as you wish without any restriction. So you’ll no longer be forced to hear to a song that you don’t like after you’ve surpassed the skip limit imposed by Apple. Read More

 

Pangu Untether updated to 0.4 with fix for random app crashes on 32-bit devices

By Cody Lee on Nov 3, 2014

As promised, the Pangu team has updated the Pangu iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Untether package in Cydia to version 0.4 today. The update includes a fix for random application crashes on 32-bit devices—iPod 5, iPhone 4s/5, iPad 2/3/4 and the original iPad mini—particularly with Safari.

The update follows version 0.3, which was released over the weekend to fix an overheating issue in jailbroken 32-bit devices. The update was pulled shortly after it hit, due to users reporting “mild to serious issues” with the package, but the issue was resolved and it was re-posted. Read More

 

CCSettings updated with support for iOS 8

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 3, 2014

CCSettings, one of most popular tweak for Control Center, has now been updated to support iOS 8 devices. The tweak which is now available as a separate package on Cydia provides a larger collection of settings toggles in Control Center rather than the stock toggles such as Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more.

The new toggles that CCSettings provides for iOS 8 Control Center range from Cellular Data, Location Services, Personal Hotspot and VPN to virtual home and lock buttons. These can be accessed from Control Center by swiping the toggles section from left to right and vice versa. You can enable or disable each of these toggles along with the stock buttons as well as arrange them in the right manner from the preference pane of the tweak in the Settings menu. Read More

 

CroppingScreen: take screenshots of specific areas of your iPhone’s screen

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 3, 2014

Normally, when you press the Home and the Power button simultaneously on your iOS device, a screenshot of your whole screen is taken right away. Unfortunately, there’s no way that you can take a screenshot of a particular portion area of your screen other than cropping it manually. This is why a new jailbreak tweak known as CroppingScreen debuted on Cydia recently to make your work a whole lot easier. Read More

 

Respring your device from the Settings menu with PullToRespring

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 3, 2014

If you’re a long time jailbreak user, you’ll know that a lot of tweaks require you to respring your device after installing them from Cydia or when you configure their settings. There is a lot of tweaks on Cydia that mimic the Respring functionality, but PullToRespring is a brand new jailbreak tweak that takes advantage of the Settings menu in order to perform the same job. Read More

 

The Pangu team says a 0.4 Untether update is coming soon

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost been two weeks since Pangu surprised us all, providing a jailbreak for iOS 8. Since that day, we’ve seen numerous updates and releases to fix bugs and address other lingering issues.

Many of you, though, are still waiting for an OS X version of the iOS 8 jailbreak. From the looks of things, the OS X jailbreak is still a little ways off. Pangu is currently working on a 0.4 release of its Windows tool, which will drop shortly after the 0.3 update was released to fix overheating issues in 32-bit devices. Read More

 

MyWi updated for iOS 8 with public beta release

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 2, 2014

Intelliborn’s MyWi, the landmark tethering tool for jailbroken iOS devices, has been updated for iOS 8 in the form of a public beta. The update, which is now available on Cydia, brings enhanced tethering capability to iOS devices.

Some may argue against using a tool like MyWi since iOS 8 makes it even easier to connect to hotspot-enabled iPhones and iPads. But MyWi has a definite one-up on stock tethering due to the amount of options and stats that it presents to the user. Have a look inside for the full change log and a rundown of some of the tweak’s more compelling features. Read More

 

Pangu Untether updated to fix overheating issues on 32-bit devices [update: it’s back]

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 1, 2014

If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th gen, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or any other 32-bit iOS device, then perhaps you’ve encountered the problem that this update fixes. The launchd process would “spin” continuously burning CPU and battery, and in some cases, even making the device run extremely hot.

I’ve seen various reports about iPhone 5s running hot, but never really took them seriously. That probably has something to do with the fact that I’ve only jailbroken 64-bit devices like the iPhone 5s and 6 Plus. But apparently, this was a real issue affecting more than just a few. For that reason, Pangu has issued an updated version of its Untether package to fix the problem.

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