Palert brings tvOS-inspired notification alerts to iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

The Apple TV 4 has a completely new operating system called tvOS, which sits right alongside OS X, iOS, and watchOS in Apple’s operating systems.

One of the nice parts about tvOS is the design of the alerts and notifications. In fact, iOS developer Robin Vekety (@Integeritis) thought it would be a cool idea to port the new alert style over to the iOS experience for those with jailbroken devices. Read More

 

‘IfFound 3’ makes it easier for good Samaritans to return your lost iOS device

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

Nothing gives you a lower-sinking gut feeling than when you accidentally leave your $650+ iPhone sitting somewhere and forget about it, or when it ends up stolen.

Fortunately, good Samaritans now have an easier way to get in touch with you if your device is ever found thanks to a recent Cydia release called IfFound 3.

Indeed this jailbreak tweak is a new iteration of a tweak that has existed for ages, but it’s back and it’s ready for iOS 9, and in this review, we’ll show you exactly how it works. Read More

 

miniTime is a tweak that makes the Lock screen clock smaller

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

Looking for a new minimalist take on the Lock screen clock for your iOS device? If so, then a new jailbreak tweak called miniTime might be worth stopping to take a look at.

This tweak gives you various options for shrinking down the Lock screen clock to more comfortable viewing sizes, and even comes with some other customization goodies you can use to make the Lock screen more your own. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: QuickCenter, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 27, 2016

It was a busy week for Apple; after releasing updates for all of its platforms and even unveiling the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the company now has numerous new features in its operating systems and even more devices to choose from.

For the jailbreak community, the week has been pretty still, but nevertheless, the week did come with some Cydia gems that we’re going to cover in this roundup. As usual, we’ll start first with our favorites, and then go down the list with the rest of the jailbreak tweak releases that came out this week. Read More

 

CKCounter displays the number of messages in your texting conversations

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2016

Chances are a lot of you use your Messages app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to keep in touch with others via iMessage or SMS.

If curiosity has ever struck you as to how many messages have been sent back and forth in each conversation you have sitting in your message list, then you might find interest in a new free jailbreak tweak called CKCounter. Read More

 

This tweak inverts the respring and reboot screen colors on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 24, 2016

Typically, on any black-colored iOS device, the respring or reboot screen is going to be black with a white Apple logo; and conversely, any white-colored iOS device will have a white respring or reboot screen with a black Apple logo.

Although some people may like the small variance Apple has given their devices, others may like to have the option to switch it up for themselves.

For those people, a new jailbreak tweak called InvertRespring will invert the respring and reboot screen’s background and Apple logo colors to their opposites, and is now available for free in Cydia. Read More

 

How to jailbreak the new Apple TV using Pangu

By Andrew O'Hara on Mar 23, 2016

Now that the Pangu Team has released their jailbreak for the new Apple TV, we have had some hands-on time with the tool and were successful in jailbreaking our own test device. In this post, we will share detailed step by step instructions on how to jailbreak the new Apple TV using Pangu. Before we get started, we must share a few words of caution. Read More

 

Pangu Team releases Apple TV jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on Mar 23, 2016

Following up on their promise, the Pangu Team has now released a jailbreak for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The tool can be downloaded from our Downloads page and instructions on how to use it will soon be available on iDB.

It must be noted that this jailbreak tool comes with strings attached. As the Pangu Team had warned, this jailbreak is more geared towards security researchers and developers. End users will see no real value in this jailbreak, at least for the time being. Read More

 

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

 
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