The best jailbreak tweaks for Control Center on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 16, 2014

One of the major features Apple introduced in iOS 7 is Control Center, which provides users quick access to settings toggles, stock apps, media controls and more. However, it is very limited and doesn’t give you complete control to customize it. This is why Control Center has been the subject of focus by many jailbreak tweak developers and ever since the iOS 7 jailbreak was released, there has been no shortage of tweaks for Control Center.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best jailbreaks tweaks for Control Center on iOS 7, ranging from customizing the feel and look of Control Center to adding more toggles. Read More

 

How to view the exact timestamp of a photo or video in Instagram

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 16, 2014

Instagram is one of the most popular social network and photo/video sharing app available for iOS. If you’ve used Instagram at some point, you’ll know that it doesn’t show you the exact timestamp when an image or a video was posted. You will only get a preview of the less informative timestamp, which only displays the time passed since an image or a video was posted. InstaRealDate is a new jailbreak tweak that gets rid of this issue.

InstaRealDate displays the exact and more informative timestamp of a media including the date (day, month & year) and time that it was posted. To view the more informative timestamp, you have to tap on the time located in the top right corner of every image/video and it displays the exact time and date that it was shared such as “8/16/14, 12:30 PM”… Read More

 

AdThief malware found infecting 75,000 jailbroken devices

By Sébastien Page on Aug 15, 2014

Security researcher Axelle Apvrille recently published a paper about AdThief, a malware aimed at hijacking ad revenue from a reportedly 75,000 infected devices. First discovered in March 2014, and also known as “spad,” the malware, which comes disguised as a Cydia Substrate extension, was found to replace the publisher ID of publishers with the one of the malware creator, effectively attributing all ad revenue to him. Read More

 

NotifyMeAgain lets you snooze notifications on your iPhone

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 14, 2014

Personally, when I’m in the middle of something on my device, I usually dismiss incoming notifications and normally end up forgetting about them. This can cause an issue if the notification is about an important text message or email. NotifyMeAgain is a brand new jailbreak tweak that prevents users from forgetting about pending notifications.

NotifyMeAgain reminds users about a pending notification by displaying it again after a period of time. It works by requiring you to set a timer after which you want a pending notification to re-appear. This is quite similar to how the “Snooze” feature works for alarms in the Clock app. The tweak employs swipe gestures in order to invoke a timer. For instance, you can swipe the notification banner to the right or to the left to choose a particular timer. Read More

 

StreamEnhancer removes restrictions and ads from video streaming apps

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 14, 2014

One of the great advantages of having a smartphone is that you can watch online videos on it. However, various video streaming services come with restrictions and ads that will put you off. To enjoy watching videos without any restrictions, check out a new tweak called StreamEnhancer.

StreamEnhancer gives users the ability to disable Ads and commercials in various video streaming apps such as YouTube, Twitch, and Comedy Central as well as get rid of all the restrictions imposed. As of this writing, the tweak supports more than 10 different video streaming apps, Read More

 

How to send Facebook messages without using Messenger app

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 13, 2014

Last month, Facebook announced that it was disabling the messaging service in its official Facebook app for iOS requiring users to switch to its Facebook Messenger app in order to continue to send and receive messages from friends. This move by the company to force users to use its standalone messenger app was disliked by many.

Yet, if you wish to get rid of this restriction and continue chatting with your friends without using the Facebook Messenger app, you can follow either of the methods outlined below. In this post, we will share two methods that will allow you to send messages in Facebook without using the standalone Messenger app. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 69: Put it on Corky

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 13, 2014

Episode 69: Cody creates a new Pinterest clone and names it Corky.

We discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for Safari.

Other tweaks talked about include AppControl, vHome, and Brightness Activator 2.

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SpotFile: navigate iOS filesystem in Spotlight search

By Timothy Reavis on Aug 12, 2014

The same developer who made the script for switching between Mac partitions into a standalone application is back with a new jailbreak tweak called SpotFile. This tweak brings basic iFile functionality directly to Spotlight search, allowing users to navigate iOS’s filesystem from the Home screen.

While it was built for granting quick access to the file directory in iOS, SpotFile’s functionality can do quite a bit more than simply browse files and directories, and the developer says there are more features on the way… Read More

 

Pangu 1.2.1 jailbreak fixes Windows issues

By Sébastien Page on Aug 12, 2014

Just three days after the release of Pangu 1.2.0, PanguTeam just released yet another update, this time for Windows users only. Pangu 1.2.1 fixes an issue where the Windows version of the utility would sometimes crash.

If you’re a Windows user and were having problems, then Pangu 1.2.1 should fix it.If you haven’t had any problems, then there is obviously no reason for you to do anything at this time… Read More

 

Configure individual app settings on iPhone with AppControl

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 11, 2014

Volume and brightness are system-wide settings that apply to all apps on your iOS device, thereby requiring users to frequently configure them depending on the app that is open. For instance, I’ve seen people mute their device while playing a game or raise the brightness when reading a book on their device. AppControl is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to solve this problem.

With AppControl, users will have the ability to configure the settings of each app individually such as brightness and volume as well as various other extra settings. For example, if your device’s brightness is at 25% but you’ve set the brightness of an app to be 75%, launching it will raise the brightness from 25% to 75%… Read More

 

The best jailbreak tweaks for Safari on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 10, 2014

Last week, we presented you a list of best jailbreak tweaks to enhance the stock Messages app on your jailbroken iOS 7 device. Today, we’ve decided to list the best jailbreak tweaks that will improve your web browsing experience on Safari.

Safari has been greatly improved on since it was first released along iPhoneOS 1. With iOS 7, it saw the addition of various new features such as iCloud Keychain, unified address and search bar, Private browsing mode and more. However, it still has some restrictions and lacks various features that prevent it from being an all-in-one web browser for iOS.

To enjoy more features and get rid of some of its limitations, read our complete list of best jailbreak tweaks for Safari on  iOS 7Read More

 

Pangu 1.2 jailbreak is out with AFC2, bug fixes, and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2014

The Pangu team has released an update to their jailbreak tool today. Pangu 1.2 is out now for both Windows and Mac, and it includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements that make the jailbreaking process a little easier.

Among the fixes are a resolution for an ongoing boot loop bug that some iPhone 4/4s users are experiencing, and patches for sandbox log and task_for_pid issues. The new Pangu also brings support for afc2… Read More

 

vHome brings a virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 7, 2014

There are several tweaks available in Cydia that allow you to imitate a press of the Home button without actually touching it. Such tweaks are quite useful when you have a broken Home or Power button. vHome is yet another jailbreak tweak that adds a virtual Home button on your screen.

Developed by Noeliel, vHome brings a small virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device that looks quite similar to the physical Home button on your device. It floats on your screen and tapping on it will either take you to your Home screen or lock your device. vHome might sound similar to other virtual Home button tweaks but it works in two ways Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 68: More repos hacked

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2014

Episode 68: More repos are hacked, including the ModMyi repo.

We discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app.

Other tweaks talked about include BlowToUnlock, Chroma, ConvoProtect, BrightPlayer, and more.

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Brightness Activator 2: adjust screen brightness with Activator gestures

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 6, 2014

If you ever felt that you wanted a quicker way of adjusting your device’s brightness rather than opening Control Center, you should try out a new jailbreak tweak known as Brightness Activator 2 that takes advantage of Activator gestures.

Just by looking at its name, you must have guessed by now what the tweak does. Brightness Activator 2 allows users to adjust their device’s display brightness by making use of Activator. This means that you can assign Activator gestures to increase or decrease the brightness by a specific amount without having to launch Control Center or Settings app. Read More

 

BlowToUnlock: blow at your iPhone device to unlock it

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 5, 2014

BlowToUnlock is a brand new jailbreak tweak that landed in Cydia recently and is quite a unique one. Although ‘Slide to unlock’ and Touch ID are the two main methods of unlocking an iOS device, BlowToUnlock takes your device a step further by allowing you to blow at your device in order to unlock it.

With BlowToUnlock, you can simply blow at or around the device’s microphone to wake it up or unlock it. Other than the device’s microphone, you can also blow into the headphone’s microphone to unlock the device. However, the good thing is if you have a passcode enabled, you’ll first be prompted to enter it before gaining access to your device. In fact, this ensures that the security of your device isn’t compromised… Read More

 

TwitConfirm prevents you from accidentally retweeting or favoriting a tweet

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 4, 2014

If you use the Twitter app regularly on your iOS device, you may have accidentally retweeted or favorited a tweet while scrolling through your timeline feed. It can be quite annoying just to go back and undo the action and sometimes, you won’t even notice that you’ve retweeted or favorited a post. However, a new jailbreak tweak landed in Cydia recently that helps Twitter users overcome this problem. Read More

 

The best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app on iOS 7

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 2, 2014

Last week, we presented you a list of best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app on your jailbroken iOS 7. Today, we’re back it again to show you a list of best jailbreak tweaks that will spice up the stock Messages app.

The Messages app has been greatly improved over time and comes packed with amazing features in the latest version of iOS 7. The Messages app is both used for SMS as well as iMessage for communication with other Apple devices. However, there are a few features that it lacks but can be achieved by using the tweaks listed below. Read on to find out the best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app on iOS 7. Read More

 

Chroma: customize the system-wide tint in iOS

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 2, 2014

One of the reasons that users jailbreak their iOS device is to customize almost every aspect of iOS’s UI elements. The default tint color in iOS is blue and that is why you’ll notice most of the buttons, toggles or chat bubbles colored blue. However, Chroma is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just hit Cydia’s ModMyi repo recently and is the best way to customize the tint color in iOS.

Chroma allows users to customize the system-wide tint in iOS with an unlimited range of colors. In other words, there’s no limited color combinations, the end result depends totally upon you and your choice. Once you choose a color, it will be applied to many different user interface elements across all applications such as the buttons in App Store’s navigation bar, chat bubbles in the Messages app etc… Read More

 

ConvoProtect: lock or hide individual conversations in Messages, Whatsapp and Kik

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 1, 2014

All of us have that one nosy friend who sneaks into the Messages app the moment they get your device and reads all your conversations. If you hate this, you might want to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as ‘ConvoProtect’ that adds an extra layer of security to your conversations.

ConvoProtect allows you to lock as well as hide select conversations from the stock Messages app, including Whatsapp and Kik as well. Along with individual conversations, the tweak also provides an option to secure group messages as well as hide the message preview for a particular conversation in the conversations list. Read More

 
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