A new tweak from Auxo co-creator Jack Willis recently hit the Cydia store, and it fixes an issue that likely plagues more than a few iPhone photographers. CamBright is the name of the tweak, and it forces the iPhone’s screen brightness up to 100% whenever the stock Camera app is launched.
The tweak is great for those of you who don’t walk around all day with 100% brightness on your iPhone, but who like to have the full brightness whenever snapping photos or video. Have a look at our video that showcases how CamBright works. Read More
NetworkList is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to keep a running list of the Wi-Fi networks known to your device. This list makes it easy to remember the Wi-Fi network names, and you can even use a tap gesture to copy the SSID or the password (which is shown in the clear) to your pasteboard.
Some may balk at the potential security concerns, but if that’s not something you worry about, NetworkList may be worth your time. Have a look at our video walkthrough past the break for more information. Read More
Last month, we reported that p0sixninja’s OpenJailbreak website was up and running. But either the launch was premature, or some problems were discovered, because shortly after the site went up, it was taken down.
Well whatever the issue was, it’s been fixed. Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) announced on Twitter earlier today that OpenJailbreak.org is now open to the public, and he encourages hackers and developers to get involved… Read More
Yep, you read correctly. There’s a new jailbreak theme available in Cydia, and it’s based on Microsoft’s iconic Paint application.
Paint, known for its tendency to produce crude looking drawings, is the application that’s been around in one form or another since Window’s inception. When wielded by a skilled artist it can produce impressive creations, but nine times out of ten, the results end up looking like something a toddler put together. This theme is no exception. Read More
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Ryan Petrich launched the original TweakWeek initiative, but just like the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. At this year’s World Wide Jailbreak Conference, better known as WWJC or JailbreakCon, Petrich proposed a brand new TweakWeek installment, aptly dubbed TweakWeek 2.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, TweakWeek was an initiative that called for participating developers to release one open source tweak every day of the week. The original TweakWeek saw loads of community participation, and we got some pretty interesting tweaks as a result. TweakWeek 2 looks to continue the trend, and there are already quite a few developers on board. Read More
Interested in running shell commands via an Activator gesture? If so, then we have a treat for you. Aptly entitled Activate Command, this new jailbreak tweak allows users to execute commands via an Activator gesture, which would normally be submitted via a script or via a terminal session.
Interested in seeing how Activate Command works? We thought you’d never ask. Head past the break for our video walkthrough. Read More
If you’re an avid user of the official VLC app available on the App store, then listen up. You can now control the core elements of the VLC app using multitouch gestures. Unsurprisingly, you will need a jailbroken device to pull that off, but chances are that’s the case if you’re reading iDB.
VLC Gestures is a brand new tweak that just hit Cydia, and it allows you to incorporate gesture based control into your VLC workflow. Take a gander at our video walkthrough highlighting VLC Gestures inside… Read More
Yes, indeed. We’ve been graced with the likes of yet another Lock screen launcher, this one being inspired by Android no less. GingerLock emulates the style of Android’s now long outdated Gingerbread release, and brings it to iOS. It’s not as heavy on features like other Android inspired Lock screen launchers, but it does feature a few areas of customization that may pique your interest.
Per the norm, we’ve taken the opportunity to go hands on with GingerLock. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More
It’s one of the best jailbreak tweaks that we’ve seen this month, and it’s now available for you to download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. I’m talking about Reminisce, the jailbreak tweak that lets users quickly switch between their most recently used apps, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re fully aware of what tweak I’m referring to.
We previewed Reminisce last week, lending a glimpse of what you can expect once the tweak went live on Cydia. Now that it’s officially live and available to purchase, let’s step through a few of the other features found in this big time Cydia release. Read More
An upcoming Mac utility by jailbreak developer, Majd Alfhaily, (better known by his Twitter handle, @freemanrepo) allows users to outright bypass passcode lock protection on jailbroken iOS device.
Alfhaily sent us a beta version of the tool, which we were able to run successfully and unlock our passcode protected iPod touch. Take a look at our preview video walkthrough for more details. Read More
Ryan Petrich’s uber popular VideoPane tweak has been updated with a load of features since we initially talked about it. In usual fashion, Petrich has provided a barrage of new features, bug fixes, and optimizations for the tweak.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out our original review of the tweak, then I highly suggest you do so now. Otherwise, if you’re already familiar with VideoPane’s inner-workings, you’ll enjoy the long list of improvements. Read More
Sebastien is back from his vacation and he joins both Cody and Jeff for a jam packed episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. This week, the trio discusses the upcoming gold iPhone 5S, the budget iPhone 5C, Apple’s upcoming September 10th event, and much, much more. Jailbreak tweaks are also a hot topic of discussion as the guys tackle Anemo, AppSwiper, AutoOK, CodeScrambler, and Reminisce. Of course, Sebastien fills us in on what he’s been up to for the past month and a half, and provides us all with an update on the state of the podcast.
There’s now a super easy way to dismiss the keyboard from within any app in iOS. ReturnDismiss, a new jailbreak tweak released for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, makes it possible for jailbroken users to easily hide the stock iOS keyboard using a simple tap and hold gesture.
ReturnDismiss even works when the app you’re in doesn’t normally support the ability to dismiss the keyboard. Take a look at our brief video walkthrough inside for all of the goods… Read More
In theory, “complex” word-based passcodes are more secure than the standard 4-digit passcodes that the majority of us tend to use, but they do come with a caveat. It might not sound like a big deal, but with complex passcodes, you have to tap the ‘OK’ button after entering the passcode in order to unlock your device. With standard passcodes, simply entering in all four digits is enough to prompt the device to unlock.
AutoOK is a new jailbreak tweak that serves as a workaround for this problem. It will automatically submit your complex passcode and unlock your device without needing to tap the OK button. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see how it works. Read More
AppSwiper is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to kill running apps with a simple swipe gesture. The gesture, which is performed on app icons situated on the Home screen, invokes a pop-up window displaying the amount of RAM that the application is currently using.
Along with the RAM readout, you’re greeted with two buttons — cancel, and kill. The cancel button takes you back to the Home screen without performing any actions, and the kill button stops the app from running.
AppSwiper is a great jailbreak tweak for those of you who like to micromanage running apps. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for all of the details. Read More
Anemo is an upcoming tweak that brings a sleek looking Quick Reply feature to the stock Messages app. The tweak, which has been in its conceptual stages for quite some time, is a collaboration between iOS developer, John Corbett, and renowned iOS designer, Sentry.
Anemo was initially featured by Sentry in its conceptual stages via a post on The Verge’s forums. Afterwards, it quickly rose to popularity, amassing over 200 comments from interested users.
Today, I was able to go hands-on with a real working beta copy of Anemo. What I found was a tweak that lived up to its initial concept laid out almost a year earlier. Check inside for my first hands-on demo with Anemo. Read More
CamRotate is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to have more control over the Camera’s in-app rotation options. CamRotate allows users to lock rotation in one of four orientations, sync rotation with the rest of iOS, and emulate an iPad-style rotation method.
A tweak like CamRotate won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re an avid iPhone photographer, then it’s something that may be worth your time. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside for all of the details. Read More
When it comes to moving icons around on your iPhone in a quick and efficient manner, you have a few options. The first and most obvious option is to use iTunes’ built in app icon management tools. This allows you to efficiently rearrange the location of your app icons, and you don’t have to be jailbroken to do so.
The second, and arguably easier and more desirable method, is to use Lance Fetters’ MultiIconMover. This is a tweak that allows you to quickly select batches of icons to quickly move them from one place to another. We’ve already covered MultiIconMover before; check it out for more information.
Recently, a new challenger has entered into the ring — a new jailbreak tweak entitled EasyIconEdit. Like MultiIconMover, it requires users to be jailbroken, and like MultiIconMover, it uses the same tap to select method for selecting groups of icons simultaneously.
The question is this: How does EasyIconEdit compare with the competition? Have a look past the break and we’ll show you. Read More
I love having a 32GB iPhone, because it means that I rarely have to worry about being cramped for space. Back in the days when I used to opt for the iPhone with less storage, I constantly found myself having to manage space.
If you still find yourself in that unfortunate predicament, first of all, I feel for you. Secondly, you should probably consider downloading Uninstall Application Size. This is a recently released jailbreak tweak that will let you know how much space you’ll save when uninstalling any specific app. Have a look inside to see what I mean… Read More
Looking to add some additional security to your iPhone? Worried about someone spying out your Lock screen passcode? If you answered affirmatively to those questions, then perhaps you’d benefit from CodeScrambler.
CodeScrambler is a brand new jailbreak tweak that scrambles the Lock screen passcode in a different order each time you attempt to unlock your iPhone. This makes it more difficult for would-be passcode thieves to memorize your passcode based on the location of your taps on the screen.
Have a look inside, as we showcase how CodeScrambler works on video… Read More