It’s been an interesting week for the jailbreak community. Not only did the unc0ver jailbreak receive an important update with support for the latest iOS 12.4.8 on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 1st generation, but two important tidbits of news surfaced involving the Pangu Team, including an iOS 14 jailbreak demo and a successful hacking of the iPhone’s SEP; but more on that later. At the start of this piece, we’ll talk about all the latest jailbreak tweaks that you may have missed because of life.
As usual, we’ll start off by showcasing our favorite releases of the bunch first and then wrap things up with an outline of the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
Axon Reborn – FREE
Axon Reborn is a remake of the popular Priority Hub and Axon jailbreak tweaks that groups incoming notifications on the Lock Screen by app.
Not only is it easier to consume your notifications in this way, but it also reduces Lock Screen clutter, among other things.
You can learn more about Axon Reborn and where you can get it in our full review.
Lyricize – FREE
Lyricize is a simple jailbreak tweak that adds song lyrics to the Lock Screen’s Now Playing interface.
The tweak puts a button at the top right of the Now Playing widget, and tapping it displays the lyrics in full-screen mode so you can follow along.
You can learn more about Lyricize as well as where you can get it from in our full review.
PinHeads WhatsApp – $1.49
One of the best new features of Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 update is the addition of pinned conversations to iOS’ native Messages app.
If you like this idea and wish you could also have it in the third-party WhatsApp Messenger app, then a new jailbreak tweak dubbed PinHeads WhatsApp is for you.
You can learn more about PinHeads WhatsApp in our full review.
QuickConnect – $1.99
While we’re on the topic of making easier to get in touch with your favorite contacts, perhaps you should also consider QuickConnect.
This new jailbreak tweak lets you configure shortcuts for your favorite contacts in both the App Switcher and Lock Screen interfaces.
You can learn more about QuickConnect in our full review.
SpotifyPlaylistNumberOfSongs – FREE
SpotifyPlaylistNumberOfSongs is an incredibly simple jailbreak tweak that adds a song counter to the top of your Spotify music playlists.
It’s so simple, yet so right, that we’ve got to wonder why Spotify didn’t think of that.
You can learn more about SpotifyPlaylistNumberOfSongs and where you can get it in our full review.
Other releases this week
Avrora: Makes certain application icon labels on the Home Screen stand out more (free via Litten repository)
CantReachMe: Custom actions for the Reachability gesture (free via Nepeta repository – review)
DeJailBilik: Disables jailbreak detection in the Bilibili app (free via BigBoss repository)
Dock6: Brings the original square Dock style back to notched devices (free via kanns103 repository)
DockChanger: Brings the classic iPhone Dock UI to notched iPhones and vice versa (free via Packix repository – review)
MusicAlbumScroll: Lets users scroll recently added songs in the Music app horizontally (free via Twickd repository – review)
MusicGround: Brings a Metal Lyric-inspired animated wallpaper to iPhones when music is playing (free via Tr1fecta repository – review)
NoNoSquare: Makes the App Switcher square again on the iPhone X and later (free via BigBoss repository)
NoScrolling: Removes the scrolling bar from the interface system-wide (free via kanns103 repository)
NoSlideLS: Prevents the Camera UI from appearing when you swipe to the right on the Lock Screen (free via Twickd repository)
Play Next or Play Last: Enables the Play Next or Play Last feature in the Spotify Music app (free via Aesthyrica repository)
Predictive Keyboard: Adds Predictive Keyboard support for natively unsupported languages (free via BigBoss repository)
ReStats Reborn: Automatically resets cellular statistics on a certain day every month (free via Packix repository)
Square13: Removes the rounded corners from your App Switcher cards (free via kanns103 repository)
SwitchGrid: A grid-based App Switcher (free via hassidelolly repository)
TrueDate: Lets iPhone users choose when the calendar day rolls over; sometime besides midnight (free via wrp1002 repository)
Wowza: Enables Apple’s battery icon (free via mikasa-san repository)
Other important jailbreak news
Cydia Substrate updated: Three new versions of Cydia Substrate makes this tweak injection method more memory-conscious and more compatible with iOS 14.
iOS & iPadOS 13.5.1 unsigned: Apple is no longer allowing downgrades from the new iOS & iPadOS 13.6 firmware after unsigning iOS & iPadOS 13.5.1.
iOS 14 jailbreak demoed: The Pangu Team teased a working iOS 14 jailbreak at Mosec 2020, but it’s unlikely to get released.
SEP vulnerability: The Pangu Team teased an unpatchable vulnerability for SEP on older handsets such as the iPhone X.
unc0ver updated: The unc0ver team released two new updates for the unc0ver jailbreak; 1) to add support for iOS 12.4.8 & more on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 1st generation, and 2) to remove leftover files created by RootlessJB.
Although that wraps up this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, we’ll certainly touch on more throughout the upcoming work week. With that in mind, remember to keep it tuned to iDownloadBlog to stay up to date on the latest releases and important jailbreak-centric news.
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