Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Launchpad, BetterTextSelection, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 25, 2016

Although iOS 10 was only recently released, many of those loyal to the jailbreak community are staying right where they are so they can keep their customizable devices on hand.

If you’re still jailbroken, this roundup goes over all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released this week in Cydia, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

AdaptiveColorPower makes the charge screen indicator match your iPhone’s wallpaper

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 25, 2016

AdaptiveColorPower is a new jailbreak tweak that utilizes the dominant color of your Lock screen’s wallpaper to tint the full-screen charging indicator you see whenever you plug your iPhone into a power source. Read More

 

Launchpad adds a paginated information system to the Reachability interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 23, 2016

Reachability, a feature designed by Apple to make it easier to tap on things that normally appear at the top of the screen on iPhones with larger displays, has always been deemed “wasted space” by the jailbreak community.

Yet another jailbreak tweak release to try making use of that space is Launchpad, which will give you a customizable paginated information system in the Reachability interface. Read More

 

Delete messages from the Lock screen & Notification Center with MadridDelete

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 22, 2016

MadridDelete is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you easily delete SMS and iMessages from either the Lock screen or Notification Center, rather than having to be in the Messages app.

Although you can typically clear notifications and mark messages as read from these places, you have never actually been able to delete a message from the Lock screen or Notification Center until now. Read More

 

BetterTextSelection makes precise paragraph text selection possible on iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 21, 2016

There are a lot of people who get away with using iOS‘ text selection just fine, but there are others who hate the way it’s implemented and find using it to be a pain in the hind quarters.

A new free jailbreak tweak release called BetterTextSelection aims to make the text selection feature in iOS a little more precise, especially in the context of selecting large excerpts of text from blocky paragraphs on a web page. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: FlashAlert, MusicalKeyboard, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

This week has been busy for those of us at iDB since iOS 10 was released to the public for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Of course, the jailbreak community doesn’t sleep just because Apple releases a new firmware update.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

AppRestrict lets you stay productive by putting time limits on your apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

I have a pretty bad problem with procrastination, which is made worse by all the distractions I deal with, and it seems like a mutual issue for a lot of people who own smartphones because notifications always go off left and right.

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called AppRestrict offers a way to stay more productive with your life by setting time frames for which certain apps on your iPhone or iPad will be locked to keep you from getting distracted. Read More

 

Tweakify puts new songs at the top of your Spotify playlists instead of the bottom

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 18, 2016

Spotify users who add music to their playlists will understand the struggle a new free jailbreak tweak called Tweakify aims to fix.

Rather than adding new songs to the bottom of your song playlists, this tweak adds them to the top so they’re easier to find while still preserving the ability to move and re-order your tracks on your own afterwards. Read More

 

MusicalKeyboard makes instrumental sounds as you type on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 17, 2016

You’re probably accustomed to hearing the typical keyboard clicks as you type on your iPhone, but a new jailbreak tweak called MusicalKeyboard aims to make things a little more interesting by playing the sounds of musical instruments instead. Read More

 

FlashAlert enables custom LED flash alerts for notifications on a per-app basis

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 16, 2016

The LED flash on the back of your iPhone can be used for so much more than just lighting the way for good low-light photographs; it also makes a good notification device.

For those who agree, FlashAlert is a new jailbreak tweak that takes advantage of this idea by letting you configure custom LED flash patterns for your incoming notifications on a per-app basis. Read More

 

This tweak hides the typing indicator from your iMessage recipients

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

One of the main features of iMessage lets you and your recipients know when the other person is typing. For some, this is a little unsettling and doesn’t give you the privacy you may want.

Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called MessageTypingIndicator provides a way to turn this feature off. Read More

 

UndoRotation helps you undo accidental display orientation rotations more quickly

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016

Has this ever happened to you? You were laying in bed or shifting your position on the couch and all of a sudden your iPhone‘s screen orientation switched on you when you didn’t want it to?

If this sounds familiar, and happens often for you, then a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed UndoRotation could very quickly become your new best friend. Read More

 

Latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers, but here’s a workaround

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

The latest Pokémon GO update blocks jailbreakers from using the game in a move to crack down on third-party apps and tweaks that harvest data for Pokémon tracking and cheating.

Of course, not all jailbreakers cheat in Pokémon GO, so it’s a pretty harsh assumption on their part, so in this piece, we’ll discuss how you can run Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device even if you have the latest update. Read More

 

Quick Send relocates the Send button in Quick Reply for your app notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

The native quick reply interface in iOS is useful because you can respond to several kinds of notifications from many different apps from almost anywhere in iOS. On the other hand, the Send button is in an awkward place, and that’s what a new free jailbreak tweak called Quick Send hopes to fix. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Auki 2, Glances, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016

Despite the Apple event that took place this week, the jailbreak community didn’t stop releasing tweaks in Cydia to improve upon the bland, stock installation of iOS.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released since last weekend, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

SafariFullScreenScrolling gives you a better full screen scrolling experience in Safari

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016

Because your iPhone doesn’t have as large and immersive of a display as your computer does, every single last pixel you can squeeze into a website as viewing space can make the web browsing experience better, depending on the circumstance.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SafariFullScreenScrolling cleans up the interface of Safari while you’re scrolling around to give you a much nicer full-screen effect. Read More

 

NoBlackFlicker fixes a graphical nuisance with the wallpaper when unlocking your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016

If you have a wallpaper on your Lock screen that doesn’t match the one on your Home screen, you might have noticed a rather unsightly black frame effect that occurs in between the switch from one wallpaper to another as you unlock your iPhone or iPad.

NoBlackFlicker is a new free jailbreak tweak that fixes this unsightly black effect and makes the transition more appealing. Read More

 

Glances is an Apple Watch-inspired content panel for iPhone & iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 10, 2016

A new jailbreak tweak that hit the Cydia store recently and managed to grab my attention is a release called Glances.

To me, this look like an attempt to bring Apple Watch-inspired Glance-like information to the iPhone and iPad, and in this review, we’re going to show you how it works. Read More

 

Auki 2 launches in Cydia, brings Quick Compose and improved Quick Reply to iOS 9

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 9, 2016

Back in the day, Auki was one of the coolest jailbreak tweaks to have on any jailbroken device. It brought a very native-feeling Quick Compose and Quick Reply experience to iOS.

Auki 2 for iOS 9 has been in development for some time, and after all that hard work, it’s finally become a finished project and is available in Cydia starting today. Read More

 

CellularMonitor helps you keep track of your cellular data usage

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

With many modern data plans from various cellular providers, you’re capped on the amount of data you’re allowed to use each month before your carrier starts charging you extra or throttling your speeds.

With a new free jailbreak tweak called CellularMonitor, you can rest assured you won’t be going over your data caps ever again. Read More

 
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