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

 

Apple no longer signing iOS 9.2.1, downgrading becomes impossible

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 5, 2016

Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.x on Tuesday, a move that keeps anyone from downgrading their installation of iOS 9.3 or later to any earlier firmware version on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The move has been expected for some time, as iOS 9.3 was released nearly two weeks ago, followed by iOS 9.3.1 with some minor bug fixes. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Palert, Exsto, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 3, 2016

Despite Cydia’s dry spell, which is due to the lack of a jailbreak on the latest iOS firmware, jailbreakers are remaining diligent and Cydia continues to kick with new releases.

In a recent poll, about one quarter of our readers said they would not upgrade to iOS 9.3 until there was a jailbreak. For those that are continuing to go on with their jailbreak, we’ll continue to have coverage of the best releases.

In this roundup, we’ll go over the best jailbreak tweak releases to hit Cydia this week! Read More

 

Exsto gives iOS folders a radial launching interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 3, 2016

Folders are a great way to conserve space on your iPhone’s Home screen, but the animation for opening folders and the folder interface itself are so boring; c’mon Apple, you can do better than that!

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Exsto is now available in Cydia for just $0.99 and it transforms your folder experience in iOS. In this review, we’ll be talking all about Exsto and showing you how it works. Read More

 

6 great jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016

If you have an iOS device, then you already know one of the main features is the Messages app. On iPhone, it serves as an iMessage and SMS platform; on iPod touch and iPad, it serves as an iMessage platform only. Nevertheless, you can even use your iCloud account to sync your SMS messages with all your devices across the board.

Despite how useful it is to be able to message anyone on demand from any of these devices, jailbreaking has opened many doors for incredible functionality for the Messages app that Apple has yet to implement in iOS in its stock form.

In this roundup, we’ll be showing you some of our favorite jailbreak tweaks for iOS 9 that enhance the messaging experience in Apple’s mobile operating system. Read More

 

This tweak lets you copy the Bundle ID of apps with 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016

Those that are into theming or other jailbreak-based device modifications that may require knowledge of app bundle IDs may find a new use for a jailbreak tweak dubbed CopyBundleID.

With this tweak, getting the bundle ID of an app has never been easier. We’ll walk you through the tweak and show you how it works all in this short review. Read More

 

A quick overview of nitoTV for Apple TV 4

By Sébastien Page on Mar 31, 2016

Kevin Bradley just released an update to nitoTV a few hours ago, and we’ve already showed you guys how to install it once your Apple TV is jailbroken. Now Andrew took nitoTV for a quick spin and briefly walks you through some of the things you can install. Read More

 

How to install nitoTV on Apple TV 4

By Sébastien Page on Mar 31, 2016

If you’ve been around the jailbreak community for a few years, you are probably familiar with nitoTV for Apple TV, the installer that gained popularity back in the days of the Apple TV 2. Things had become a little uneventful for a few years due to the lack of a jailbreak for Apple TV, but now that things have changed, nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley is back at it with an updated version of the popular installer.

In this post, we’ll show you how to install nitoTV on your jailbroken Apple TV. Read More

 

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

 
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