SwitcherFX adds a blur effect to the cards in the App Switcher

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 15, 2015

If you’re looking to add more privacy to the cards found in the App Switcher, then SwitcherFX is mostly capable of fulfilling that task. It’s a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a privacy blur filter on top of the app preview cards that appear in the App Switcher. It also features several degrees of App Switcher and blur customization. Read More

 

Aoraki a multi-functional virtual button tweak that tries too hard

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 15, 2015

Aoraki is a newly released jailbreak tweak that places a virtual button on the screen at all times. This button allows you to access a heaping helping of functions ranging from file sharing to Twitter quick compose shortcuts. In other words, Aoraki, is the equivalent of a swiss army knife when it comes to jailbreak tweaks. It’s the proverbial jack of all trades, but master of none. Read More

 

11 tweaks to look over this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Feb 15, 2015

A week just ended, and a new one is starting, which gives us an opportunity to look at what was released on Cydia during the last few days. Once again, the trend gets clearer as less and less jailbreak tweaks are being released, something that we’ve been confirming every week for the past several weeks. This week we’ve go 11 tweaks for you to look at. Read More

 

QR Mode turns the stock Camera app into an awesome QR code reader

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 15, 2015

In some countries, like Japan for example, QR codes are prolific and people user them often. Although that’s not the case in the United States, and probably never will be, it does seem like there has been an uptick in QR code usage in the last few years. A new jailbreak tweak called QR Mode will certainly help its cause, among jailbreakers at least.

QR Mode is by far the best looking and best functioning QR code reader on Cydia, and it’s even better than standalone app offerings found in the App Store. Its feature set is well-rounded, its implementation seriously impressive, and it doesn’t feel overly intrusive. Although it suffers from a few bugs, QR Mode is well worth its $1.99 asking price, especially if these bugs can be stamped out. Read More

 

Hackers break Apple’s Lightning connector making it easier to debug kernel bugs for future jailbreaks

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 14, 2015

Big news for the hacking community, and by extension, iPhone jailbreakers. Apple’s Lightning connector—a proprietary bus and power connector found in all modern iPhones, iPads and iPod touches—has had its security compromised by a team of resourceful hackers. What does this mean for the jailbreak community? Read More

 

PhotoRes: adjust the aspect ratio of photos taken with the Camera app

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 13, 2015

Notice the interesting aspect ratio of this photo? This was done on the fly using PhotoRes, a free new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

PhotoRes allows users to select from over a dozen pre-defined aspect ratios along with adjusting the resolution of photos taken with the stock Camera app. Once the settings are established, you can begin taking photos using the changes immediately, as no pesky resprings are required. Read More

 

CrazyClock: speed up the Clock app icon animation on the Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 12, 2015

Before iOS 7, a jailbreak tweak was required to have an animated Clock app icon on the Home screen. That, of course, changed with iOS 7, as Apple ushered in its own version of the animated clock icon.

CrazyClock takes Apple’s animated app icon and does some pretty interesting things with it. It can significantly speed up the animated hands on the clock, and even make the hands move in a counter-clockwise direction. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 94: I rest my case

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 11, 2015

Episode 94: Cydia gets a small visual refresh, Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.2, Sling TV features jailbreak protection, and ReachApp gets more new features. Plus, we talk about some brand new tweaks like WidgetCenter, Keyboard Accio, Photo Timestamp and more.

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Jailbreakers beware: iOS 8.1.2 is no longer being signed

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2015

iOS 8.1.2 met its end today, as Apple pulled the plug on its signing status. This means that iOS 8.1.2 can no longer be installed on a device, and as such, you can no longer jailbreak if you restore your device. Jailbreakers will need to stay where they are on iOS 8.1.2 if they want to keep their jailbreaks. Read More

 

Keyboard Accio makes switching between preferred keyboards quicker

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2015

Do you find the iOS keyboard switching mechanism to be cumbersome? If so, then Keyboard Accio is a new free jailbreak tweak that’s worth checking out. It makes the globe key used for switching between keyboards toggle between the first and second keyboards configured in your keyboard settings. This provides a way for users to quickly switch between the two most preferred keyboards. Read More

 

16 new tweaks to consider this weekend

By Sébastien Page on Feb 8, 2015

We’re now entering the fourth week of straight decline in amount of new jailbreak tweak releases. I’m not sure if there is anything to get too concerned about at this point, but it’s definitely worth noting.

If you haven’t had a chance to get on Cydia this week, I’ve rounded up all the new tweaks that shipped over the last few days, with a short description of each of them. That should give you a quick overview of what was released and what might be of interest to you. Read More

 

New upcoming WidgetCenter tweak brings widgets to Reachability view

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Reachability has been all of the rage for jailbreak app developers as of late, and why not? It’s one of the big features for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it’s an obvious area that can be exploited to provided extra functionality. ReachApp—a tweak that’s still in beta—is a good example of a tweak that takes good advantage of Reachability, and now another upcoming jailbreak tweak is in the works that will breathe new life into Reachability as well.

WidgetCenter is an upcoming release that allows users to access widgets directly from Reachability view. This dynamically adjusting tweak provides impressive functionality, animations, and loads of future potential expandability. Developer Mitch Treece has provided iDownloadBlog with a first look at his upcoming creation, and of course, we’ve created a hands-on video to show it off to you. Read More

 

How to add a timestamp to photos in the Photos app

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Photo Timestamp is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that allows you to place a non-destructive timestamp on the photos that appear in the stock Photos app. These timestamps are not permanent fixtures on the photos, as they only appear when browsing the Photos app. The timestamps can be fully customized to look a specific way by means of Photo Timestamp’s preferences, and can be moved on the fly by dragging them to a desired position on the photo. Read More

 

Call Enhancer allows you to make phone calls anonymously

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Making anonymous phone calls that lack Caller ID credentials has always been possible. In fact, many countries have their own specific prefix codes in order to block your phone number from being displayed on a recipient’s Caller ID. For the US, that code is *67, but in iOS, there is no easy way to add the prefix to a contact that you wish to call. Call Enhancer is a jailbreak tweak that makes anonymous calling much easier on iOS, and it brings with it one additional key benefit. Read More

 

How to browse the web from Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

NCBrowser 8 is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to browse the web via Notification Center in iOS. The most obvious benefit to being able to do this is that the web is now instantly accessible from any app courtesy of the Notification Center pull-down interface. In a nutshell, NCBrowser 8 provides you with pseudo-multitasking ability between an app and the web browser in Notification Center, and it can be customized to your liking via the tweak’s preferences. Read More

 

SaveGram allows you to save Instagram photos and videos to the Photos app

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2015

Looking to save some of the precious moments you find on Instagram? If so, then SaveGram is a jailbreak tweak that you want to try today. It allows you to not only save photos from the people you follow, but also videos as well. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 93: Way worth it

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2015

Episode 93: Comex comes back to the jailbreak community in a big way and saurik responds. We talk about lots of new jailbreak tweaks like Harbor, Pasithea, Anchor, AFVideo, and more.

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Cydia receives a visual update that ushers in a flatter more modern look

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2015

As promised by saurik, and as we reported on a few days ago, Cydia has received a modest visual update. The update, which makes the interface look a lot more modern and flat, has rolled out automatically, hence there is no need to download any updates. Read More

 

ReachApp continues to improve on its impressive true multitasking initiative

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

ReachApp continues to impress by bringing a true side-by-side multitasking experience to iOS. Although there’s no indication as to when the tweak will leave beta, it’s been receiving steady updates over the last few weeks, and continues to improve stability-wise and functionality-wise.

ReachApp is definitely shaping up to be firmly in the running for jailbreak tweak of 2015. Check out some of the details from the last few updates and see why. Read More

 

SimpleNC streamlines the look of Notification Center

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

If you’re looking to simplify the look of Notification Center, then SimpleNC is probably up to the task. It is a tweak that features tons of switches, which allows you to disable specific Notification Center assets individually. The wonderful thing about SimpleNC is that it gives the user choice. You can go the subtle route, and only simplify bits and pieces of Notification Center, or you can go to extremes, and give it a makeover that you won’t soon forget. Read More

 
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