Fix: Black Screen of Death after installing nitoTV on jailbroken Apple TV 4

By Sébastien Page on Apr 21, 2016

I was trying to boot up my jailbroken Apple TV a few days ago when I suddenly got hit by the Black Screen of Death. It’s something I had seen mentioned online before, but not experienced myself, so I was a little taken aback.

Conveniently enough, since I was communicating with nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley for the purpose of our podcast, I asked him if he had a quick fix for the issue, which he kindly offered. Read More

 

AlwaysNightMode enables night mode in the Maps app at all times

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 21, 2016

Apple Maps comes with a feature known as night mode. With it, after a certain point during the day when the sunlight goes down, Maps will enter a lower-light state with darker colors as to be easier on your eyes for night-time navigation.

If you really like night mode, and wish there was a way to keep it enabled 100% of the time (even during the day) then you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called AlwaysNightMode. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 148: Interview with nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley

By Sébastien Page on Apr 20, 2016

Today we have a slightly different show for you with a slightly different format. We actually have Kevin Bradley also known as nitoTV on the show. I sat down for a few minutes with Kevin and chatted a little bit about the recent Apple TV jailbreak and the release of nitoTV. I want to warn you that the sound quality is not that great. It’s actually pretty bad at times, but I hope you will enjoy this episode of LTJ nonetheless. And now, without further ado, Kevin Bradley.

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SwitchHUD makes it easy to toggle between iPhone volume modes

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 20, 2016

The two most commonly-used volume modes in iOS are the ringer volume and media volume. The ringer volume controls the volume of text tones, ring tones, and notification sounds, while the media volume controls the volume of your music and videos.

The only problem is, iOS likes to default to the ringer volume all the time, unless you have media playing. If you do, that’s the only time the volume buttons will actually change the media volume level.

If you don’t like that solution, then hold on to your seats, because we’re going to be showing you a new free jailbreak tweak called SwitchHUD, which takes volume switching to the next level by letting you manually toggle between the two at any time with an Activator action. Read More

 

Marquee lets you have long, scrolling folder names in iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 20, 2016

If you’ve ever had a folder name that was too long for iOS to display, then you probably had an atrocious-looking folder title like the one above; cut off, and ended with an ellipsis.

Unfortunately, the way stock iOS handles longer folder names makes it nearly impossible to tell what the entire folder title is.

That’s why a new free jailbreak tweak called Marquee is going to appeal to those of you with the desire to have longer folder names on your Home screen. Read More

 

Downgrades no longer possible as Apple stops signing iOS 9.3 for some devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, Apple has pulled the signing plug on its iOS 9.3 firmware for its lineup of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.

As a result, downgrades through iTunes to iOS 9.3 are no longer possible, and there’s no way to upgrade specifically to iOS 9.3 from an earlier firmware.

Instead, users will be directed to install iOS 9.3.1 when restoring or updating their devices through iTunes.

Update: It seems that not all versions of iOS 9.3 have stopped being signed. It appears that iOS 9.3 is not being any longer for newer devices (i.e. iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2), but it is still being signed for older devices (ie. iPhone 5s). Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Volume Mixer 2, & More…

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 17, 2016

Another week, another jailbreak tweak roundup. We bring you these every week to make sure you never miss a beat.

We’ve seen some interesting jailbreak tweak releases throughout this week, and this piece, we’ll talk about what our favorite releases were, and then show you what else launched in Cydia this week. Read More

 

‘Volume Mixer 2’ lets you configure all volume settings in one interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 16, 2016

Your iOS device has multiple volume settings, and each one controls something different.

For example, you have your media volume, which affects your song and video sound output, and you have your ringer volume, which affects your ringtones, text tones, and notification sounds. But there are also other volume settings that you can set where applicable.

Volume Mixer 2 is a jailbreak tweak that provides you with an interface where you can conveniently adjust all of those volume levels at one time, and in this review, we’ll talk about how it works. Read More

 

EarthView Walls grabs random wallpapers from Google Earth for your jailbroken iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016

Choosing a wallpaper can be tough, that’s why every week we show you a featured wallpaper post in order to help you stay relevant and refreshed.

But if you want more, you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called EarthView Walls, which will grab random wallpapers from Google‘s Earth view and set them as your device’s wallpaper.

We’ll walk you through how the tweak works in this review and talk a little about why it could be an optimal solution for you.

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This tweak keeps music from resuming after hanging up a call on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016

Anyone who uses their iPhone to pick up calls, whether they’re phone calls or FaceTime calls, knows that when music is playing, iOS will automatically pause the music until the phone call ends. When it does, iOS will resume the song where it left off.

Those who don’t like how the music resumes after a phone call really have no way to disable the feature on a stock iPhone; instead, you would have to go back to the app that is playing the music and pause it manually.

A new free jailbreak tweak called PauseAfterCall solves this problem. Read More

 

Molar: an immersive Bluetooth keyboard shortcut tweak for jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 12, 2016

Using a Bluetooth keyboard with your iOS device is not unheard of, especially with the much more powerful iPad Pro that Apple is dubbing a true mobile competitor for notebook computers. Unfortunately, what Apple lets you do with them is quite limited.

A new jailbreak tweak called Molar is now available in Cydia for $1.99 that gives your iOS device a plethora of Bluetooth keyboard controls that stock iOS device users could only dream of having.

In this review, we’ll talk about what Molar allows you to do on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard. Read More

 

Bookmark specific SMS or iMessage messages with SmsSave

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 11, 2016

Every so often you send or receive a cherishable or important message in the Messages app on your iPhone, whether by SMS or iMessage. In some cases, it would be really nice if iOS offered a way for you to boak ark those messages so you could look back on them more easily later on.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SmsSave is available in Cydia and gives you the power to bookmark messages right inside of the Messages app on your iOS device. We’re going to show you in this review how it’s used and talk about why it’s going to be helpful. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Edge, SlideMe, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 10, 2016

It’s Sunday again, and that means we’ll be sharing a list of all the jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week.

Although Cydia isn’t quite as busy as it is when there’s a fresh jailbreak out and about for the latest iOS firmware, Cydia is still kicking with some interesting releases.

In this roundup, we’ll show you our favorite jailbreak tweak releases of the week first, and then we’ll get to showing you the rest. Read More

 

This tweak keeps you from accidentally deleting your Messages app conversations

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 10, 2016

A problem that has happened to me more than once is I’ve accidentally deleted a really important SMS or iMessage conversation in my Messages app, and had no way to get that stuff back again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MessagesDeleteConfirmer has just hit the Cydia store and ensures you won’t be deleting conversations by accident in your Messages app any time soon.

In this review, we’ll show you how it works and explain why it can be a life-saver. Read More

 

Brevis lets you customize your 3D Touch Quick Action menus

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 9, 2016

If something looks a little different to you in the 3D Touch Quick Actions menu examples above, that’s because you are seeing the effects of a new jailbreak tweak called Brevis, which is available now in Cydia for $1.00.

What this tweak will allow you to do is customize the look and feel of your Quick Action menus on your 3D Touch-enabled iPhone.

We will be showing you how the tweak works and what it’s capable of in this piece, and you might just want to pick it up yourself! Read More

 

Callisto lets you use the current time as a passcode on your iOS 9 device

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 9, 2016

You may have heard that the best security is something that lays in plain sight. In some instances, this can be right, because people tend to over-think things.

A jailbreak tweak called Callisto is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49 that lets you use the current time for a passcode instead of something you set for yourself.

In this review, we’ll walk you through how it works and show you all of the settings it comes with to make life more comfortable for passcode input. Read More

 

Lautus is a tweak that lets you clear app caches using 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 7, 2016

Over time, apps accumulate cache files that will take up valuable space on your device. Since iOS devices don’t have upgradeable storage, users of devices with smaller storage capacities have to be careful and closely monitor the amount of storage space their apps are using.

Lautus is a new free jailbreak tweak that empowers users with clearing app caches as they grow over time and it utilizes 3D Touch for use. In this review, we’ll walk you through how the tweak works and talk about what it does. Read More

 

‘Edge’ brings a Galaxy S7-inspired feature to jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016

For those lurking the Changes tab in Cydia, you may have noticed an interesting new jailbreak tweak called Edge, which claims to bring a feature to iPhones that is typically found on a competing handset – the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Available in Cydia for $1.99, Edge lets you access a useful new menu from anywhere in iOS with a special slide gesture. The menu provides access to apps, tasks, contacts, and more, and in this review, we’ll be showing you all about how the tweak works! Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 147: Life is tough!

By Sébastien Page on Apr 6, 2016

Cody and Sebastien discuss the latest jailbreak from the Pangu Team for iOS 9.1, as well as the limitations that come with it. The guys then go on to talk about the newly released jailbreak for the fourth generation Apple TV as well as nitoTV and the set of limitations that come with it too. Finally, a few tweaks are discussed and analyzed.

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‘SlideMe’ gives your iPhone a rotary-style passcode unlock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016

Those interested in a different kind of passcode entry method from their Lock screens may be interested in a new jailbreak tweak called SlideMe, which just hit Cydia this week for $1.49.

Instead of the typical boring number pad, this tweak gives your Lock screen a rotary-style passcode input interface, as shown above. In this review, we’ll walk you through SlideMe and show you what it’s capable of. Read More

 
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