By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 3, 2012
Not only is Ryan Petrich a top tier iPhone developer, but he’s got a sense of humor as well.
His latest tweak, entitled UpsideDown, is proof of that. Just as its name states, UpsideDown will make most of the apps on the iPhone orient themselves upside down, making for a great prank idea for your friends and family… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 1, 2012
SwipeBack is a brand new jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that allows you to navigate back within apps using a simple swipe from left to right.
Although the tweak isn’t available on any public repos, and is still relegated to beta status, I can confirm that it works quite well.
Check inside for the download details, and a brief video demonstration of SwipeBack in action… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2012
Looking for an instantaneous method for blurring the background after invoking Notification Center?
If so, then perhaps Ryan Petrich’s longwinded FastBlurredNotificationCenter will suit your needs.
This is a free jailbreak tweak available on Petrich’s beta repo, which causes an instant blur effect for Notification Center.
Inside we have a brief video of it in action, along with the link you need to score a free copy for yourself… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 24, 2012
Wouldn’t that be great if you could be notified of jailbreak tweaks updates without having to launch Cydia and waiting forever for it to refresh sources and reload data? Your dream might soon come to reality with CydiaBulletin, an upcoming tweak by Ryan Petrich that we already previewed last month.
Petrich teases us once again today with a screenshot of CydiaBulletin for iPad… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 21, 2012
With the rumors and leaks lending strong indications that we’ll see some sort of rich text functionality for Notes in iOS 5.1, developer Ryan Petrich decided he doesn’t like waiting.
As a result, Rich Text For Mail — a tweak dedicated to adding rich text support to Email — has been updated to support Notes as well.
The good news is that you no longer have to wait for iOS 5.1 to receive a feature that may or may not be included with the final build… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 8, 2012
Following yesterday’s Path debacle about how the app uploads your entire address book to its servers without your knowledge, jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich decided to do what Apple should have done in the first place: having a notification for when apps try to access your contacts data.
The jailbreak tweak is conveniently called ContactPrivacy and is a free download from Cydia. After installing ContactPrivacy on your iPhone, you won’t find any new icon or settings to tweak… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jan 28, 2012
I consider myself a strong advocate of the jailbreak cause. Ever since ziPhone – the first jailbreak ever released – came out, all my iDevices have been jailbroken and even unlocked when possible.
I love jailbreaking for two reasons. First, I jailbreak because I can. If there is a way to do things not the way they were intended to be, then count me in. Second, and more importantly, I jailbreak because it gives me access to a plethora of features that Apple hasn’t implemented yet, or will never implement for some reasons.
For the past three months, I’ve used a stock iPhone 4S. Obviously that was not my choice. There just wasn’t a jailbreak until Absinthe came out last week. But things are back to normal now.
Every time I jailbreak a new device for the first time, I try to reconsider what I really use, and what I really need. I also try to take into account a few things, like stability. If certain apps gave me headaches in the past, I’ll just make sure not to install them again (goodbye WinterBoard). It’s the perfect occasion to start on a clean slate.
This being said, I’d like to share with you all the jailbreak tweaks that are currently installed on my iPhone 4S… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jan 25, 2012
Back when the iPad launched in 2010, many people complained that it didn’t have any of the native apps found on the iPhone and iPod touch. However, a new jailbreak tweak by Ryan Petrich called Belfry is about to change that.
Belfry is a simple tweak that will install 6 stock apps on your iPad: Clock, Calculator, Compass, Voice Memos, Stocks, and Weather… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2012
Wouldn’t it be super swell if you could receive a notification directly in Notification Center when your favoirite jailbreak app or tweak received an update?
Apparently jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich thinks so too. Hence, he has started working on a Notification Center tweak aptly entitled (tentatively at least) CydiaBulletin.
Thankfully, it looks like the days of furiously refreshing Cydia are numbered… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2012
Is your iPhone’s keyboard getting in the way? If so, then you may want to give Pull To Dismiss a try.
Pull To Dismiss is the latest jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that allows you to easily dismiss your iPhone’s keyboard with a simple pull. It works similar to pull to refresh, except instead of refreshing the content on the page, it dismisses your keyboard…
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 15, 2011
SuperScroller is a jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that allows you to scroll up or down using an assigned Activator action.
Many viewers are questioning the tweak’s usefulness on our YouTube channel, but I could certainly see someone using SuperScroller as their preferred method of page navigation; for instance, when reading.
Check out the video walkthrough inside, and judge for yourselves… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 11, 2011
By default, Notification Center only displays 4 lines of text in any of your messages. This is okay, but for longer messages like email, it forces you to open the message to read its entire contents.
With More Lines in Notification Center, a jailbreak tweak available on Cydia, you can display up to 12 lines of text at a time, which is usually enough to read the body of an entire (moderately sized) email or text message… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 11, 2011
A few days ago we showed you how to enable iOS’s built-in but hidden autocorrect bar using a series of simple yet time consuming steps.
If you’re still interested in enabling the autocorrect bar, but the manual process turned you off, then we have good news for you.
Autocorrection Bar is a simple to use jailbreak tweak that will easily enable the autocorrect bar if you have a jailbroken iPhone. It even includes an enhancement… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 7, 2011
Siri has certainly been at the forefront of tech news over the last few weeks. Since Apple introduced the digital assistant at its iPhone 4S event in October, it seems to be everyone’s favorite subject. And the question on everyone’s mind is, can it be ported to other devices?
To make a long story short, yes, it can. Although it’s not available to the public (and likely won’t be for some time, if ever), developers have managed to successfully port Siri to the iPhone 4. And as we’ve seen, it works really well. But why stop there? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 30, 2011
Color Profiles is a new jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich, which allows you to add custom color profiles to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Color Profiles comes bundled with 19 different custom color themes that let you to radically change the look of your iPhone’s color palette and temperature.
Want to see just how crazy an iPhone can look with a simple change to its color? Check inside for the hands-on video… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 18, 2011
If one of the first thoughts to your mind when Newsstand was revealed at WWDC was: “I’m never going to use that”, then this tweak is for you.
NoNewsIsGoodNews is a jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that completely removes the Newsstand folder from iOS 5 installations.
Inside, I go hands on with NoNewsIsGoodNews, and I also showcase the much talked about Newsstand folder glitch… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 11, 2011
No less than a few minutes after I posted about TwitterTask, iDB viewers and readers were on it like white on rice.
I hereby stand corrected; TwitterTask isn’t the only way to send out native tweets from anywhere on a jailbroken iOS device.
That’s because Ryan Petrich’s iOS 5 compatibility update to Activator wasn’t just some minor change to make sure it worked on the new firmware; no, it includes quite a few new features; Twitter and Notification Center actions being among them… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 29, 2011
VoiceKeys is a brand new jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich, that attempts to bring easy to use speech-to-text to the iPhone.
In order to make the tweak as seamlessly integrated as possible, Ryan opted to use the already popular Action Menu as a means to invoke the speech recognition properties.
The result thus far has been sort of a mixed bag, but keep in mind that this is only version 1.0 of the tweak. Check inside for a video demonstration of VoiceKeys in action… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 10, 2011
We’ve all been there: You’ve had a late night, but you still have to get up early in the morning. You set your iPhone’s alarm for the usual time to get up and go to work, and you’re greeted by your alarm in the early hours of the morning. You’ve got the option to snooze the alarm or turn it off. Which option do you choose?
MathAlarm is a new jailbreak tweak, by Ryan Petrich, that makes sure you’re actually awake in the morning. You have to solve a simple math equation before you can hit the Snooze or Deactivate button. Read More