By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 29, 2013
It’s the same story with almost every jailbreak. The new jailbreak is released, and folks rush to download all of their favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks. The result is a less than primed experience due to the stress that this places on Cydia and the repos hosting the various packages. After a new jailbreak is released, it usually takes a few days for everything to calm down to somewhat normal levels.
This time around, though, Saurik, and the repo managers appear to be taking preemptive actions to ensure a smoother experience immediately post jailbreak release. While nothing is assured until the inevitable deluge of user requests places stress on the system, you should look forward to a much better experience than in times past. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 26, 2012
Last month we showed you a way to fix your iDevice’s white app icons after jailbreaking, but did you know that you can perform a similar fix with Springtomize 2?
Since most jailbreakers probably already have Springtomize 2 running on their device’s, this is a very convenient method for cleaning up those annoying white app icons that rear their ugly heads post jailbreak.
Check inside for the full how-to… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2012
Springtomize 2 — hands down the most robust tweak when it comes to customizing your iDevice — just received an update to add native iPad support yesterday.
That update reminded me of one of Springtomize 2′s extremely useful, but often overlooked features that helps out immensely with troubleshooting problems.
Like SBSettings, Springtomize 2 contains a “MobileSubstrate Addons” sections that allows you to disable tweaks without having to uninstall them. It’s sort of a hidden feature, but we’ll show you how to use it in this brief video walkthrough… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 21, 2012
Lots of happy people have successfully jailbroken their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 over the last 24 hours or so, but some are still having problems pulling off a successful jailbreak on both Mac and Windows.
We understand the frustration that some of you have been experiencing, and we really want to help you. True, the Windows Command Line Utility isn’t exactly the easiest tool to jailbreak with, but it can be done, and has been done successfully by many of our viewers and readers.
That being said, there are still quite a few that seem to be having issues, so if that describes you, step inside, and let’s discuss some things that might help… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 8, 2011
Have you ever noticed this issue on your jailbroken installation of iOS 5? Chances are, if you’ve installed Activator, you have.
The issue — one that causes your apps to be reduced in size to take up only one fourth of the screen — impacts the Settings app, Cydia, and various other apps.
Thankfully, we’ve found a method to circumvent the issue. Take a look inside for the full video tutorial… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2011
With iOS 5, Apple has made some significant changes to help us “cut the wire.” Instead of needing to plug your iDevice into your computer to sync with iTunes, the new firmware will allow you to do this Over-the-Air via iCloud.
But it doesn’t look like the Cupertino company is stopping there. HardMac is reporting that the iPhone-makers have passed an internal message on to employees that it is planning to roll out a wireless iDevice diagnostic tool this Fall as well… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Jun 22, 2011
Display Recorder is a wonderful jailbreak app by Ryan Petrich for creating a video recording of your iPhone’s screen. Some users, however, have been having problems creating new recordings and have seen Error Code 0 or 2. As far as I can tell, the issue is related to the way that Display Recorder stores files in the file system to circumvent ASLR obstacles and the permissions that iTunes applies to them during backup restores.
It seems that the only users affected by these errors are those who recently restored from an iTunes backup or upgraded/downgraded their firmware. Luckily, the fix is pretty simple and can be done in under ten minutes… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 11, 2011
I had a scary experience last night. As I was searching for a certain tweak in Cydia, I noticed that I wasn’t getting the results I was looking for. So I searched for a few more apps and tweaks, and I kept getting no results. I thought about it for a minute, and then realized that every item I had searched for was from the BigBoss repo.
I’ve recently upgraded to the iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak, and I haven’t gotten to play around with my main iPhone setup that much yet.
To my surprise, the BigBoss repo was broken in Cydia. BigBoss is a pre-installed repo in Cydia, so it’s very odd that it wasn’t working. The good news is that there’s a way to re-add default Cydia repos without re-jailbreaking the iPhone… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Mar 3, 2011
There are few things more frustrating than discovering a bug or a crash in an app or tweak you just downloaded. But instead of writing a poor review or swearing off the iPhone altogether, you can actually do something to help fix the problem.
Most developers encourage feedback and would like to pinpoint the exact problem so that they can increase their sales. Here are a few steps you can take to help developers quickly fix their apps so that you can use your apps in the way they are described to work. Read More
By Alex Heath on Feb 14, 2011
Did you know that the iPhone had a “Safe Mode?” Safe Mode on the iPhone has been apart of jailbreaking for years now, but many people still don’t understand it. If your iPhone is jailbroken, Safe Mode will be invoked when MobileSubstrate (the Cydia support framework) crashes.
Desktop operating systems, like Windows and Mac OS X, have had a “Safe Mode” for a long time. On the desktop, safe mode is used for removing corrupted processes that may be causing the operating system to not function properly.
The iPhone has a “Safe Mode” for that exact same reason. A simple Cydia app called “Safe Mode Launcher” allows you to invoke the iPhone’s Safe Mode with one tap. Let’s take a look…
By Nick Prokesch on Jan 24, 2011
Sometimes we install apps out of curiosity only to discover that they are unstable on our device. In some cases, it’s an app developed for a specific iPhone or iPad model. In other cases, the app is only compatible with certain firmware versions. Other times you may have installed conflicting tweaks.
Whatever the reason may be, here is a fix for a constantly crashing Springboard with no way to open Cydia to uninstall unstable apps. If your iPhone boots to the lock screen, but crashes if you do anything beyond that, this guide will help you to remove problematic packages without Cydia.
By Nick Prokesch on Jan 17, 2011
Sometimes it seems that Cydia updates can take forever. For slower devices, it may be normal. But if you see errors while downloading or if the update takes more than five minutes, there may be a solution.
Before you start this method, you will need to have APT Strict installed. If you have CyDelete installed, then you already have this. Otherwise, make sure Cydia is set to Developer mode, search for it and install… Read More