The jailbreak community has been nothing short of a crazy roller coaster ride lately. From the release of the first public iOS 14 jailbreak from checkra1n and the announcement of an imminent exploit for iOS 13.7 to the departure of legendary security researcher and exploit finder Brandon Azad, it’s tough to tell what might happen next. Still, the wheels just keep on turning.
In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak tweak released from Monday, October 5th to Sunday, October 11th. As usual, we’ll start by talking about our favorite releases and then work our way into an outline of the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
AltDaemon – FREE
With a new add-on for jailbroken devices called AltDaemon, you can install, update, and manage your side-loaded apps without a computer.
This add-on works with AltStore, a popular way to side-load applications on jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices with just your Apple ID, and it makes using semi-untethered jailbreaks like Odyssey and unc0ver much more convenient without the stigma of discontinuation that riddles the popular ReProvision add-on.
You can learn more about AltDaemon and how it works in our full news posting.
Annotation – FREE
It’s actually somewhat ridiculous just how little you can do in terms of song playlist customization from the Spotify Music app. Fortunately, a tweak called Annotation can help.
With Annotation, you can add custom playlist descriptions and cover artwork to all or any of your Spotify music playlists. Best of all, some of those changes even upload to the Spotify server to be visible on other devices.
You can learn more about the tweak and how it works in our full review.
iGotBlind – FREE
There’s no question that some peoples’ Home Screens are more cluttered than others, and some are just so discombobulated that you can’t even remember where certain app icons are to use them.
The new iGotBlind tweak is the ultimate solution for the disorganized, allowing you to locate app icons on your Home Screen by simple searching for the app you want via Spotlight search and then using a 3D Touch/Haptic Touch gesture to ‘find’ the icon and take you straight to it.
You can learn more about iGotBlind and how it works in our full review.
LS Contacts – $1.49
LS Contacts is a very nice Lock Screen tweak that lets you access your favorite contacts without even having to unlock your device.
The tweak is useful for getting in touch with your favorite peeps in a pinch, even when your hands are too dirty to navigate your device. Moreover, it’s highly configurable.
You can learn more about LS Contacts in our full review.
Other releases this week
3DSettingsInfo: An expansion tweak for 3DBatteryHealth that adds the Wi-Fi network name and cellular data speed to the Settings app’s 3D Touch menu on the Home Screen (free via idevicehacked repository)
ActivatorNotifier: An Activator event that can trigger notifications with custom titles and content (free via torrekie repository)
AlAhliMobile: Hides your jailbreak from the AlAhliMobile app (free via BigBoss repository)
AlinmaBank: Hides your jailbreak from the Alina Bank app (free via BigBoss repository)
Autohide Duration Labels: Adds a section to the Playback settings in the Spotify Music app to automatically hide duration labels in the Now Playing interface in app (free via atebitsy repository)
Blackout: A darker, OLED-friendly interface for the Spotify Music app (free via atebitsy repository – review)
ByeByeEnd: Removes the “You’re all caught up” prompt from Instagram (free via miro92 repository)
DesktopLyrics: Disables song lyrics anywhere in iOS (free via BigBoss repository)
Dock Indicators: Brings macOS-inspired running app indicators to the iPhone’s Dock (free via Packix repository – review)
ImpostorConfig: A tweak for Among Us that lets the user take advantage of private servers more easily (free via Pixelomer’s repository)
Kangaroo: An all-in-one customization tweak for Kik (free via BigBoss repository)
LangSwipe: Easily change the input keyboard language by just swiping down on the keyboard (free via miro92 repository)
LTLTwitterApp: Disables RTL in the Twitter app (free via BigBoss repository)
Lynx: Systemwide customization (free via MTAC repository – review)
Nether256(MinecraftMod): Changes the Nether in the Minecraft Mobile app (free via BigBoss repository)
Volume Controller: Customize the aesthetics of your iPhone or iPad’s volume HUD interface (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Other important jailbreak news
ABC Research: This security firm has an iOS & iPadOS 14 exploit in its quiver, and may release it if and when Apple patches it.
08Tw3cBB: The hacker plans to present a newly discovered iOS 13.7 exploit at Black Hat Europe 2020.
AltDaemon released: The developer of AltStore released a package for jailbroken devices that could be used to maintain side-loaded apps without a computer.
AltStore v1.4: The latest version of AltStore brings support for macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, and the brand-new AltDaemon.
Luca Todesco: Hacker and checkra1n team member Luca Todesco teased an exploit and PAC bypass for iOS 14 devices.
While that just about wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, we implore you to stay turned throughout the upcoming work week so that you stay up to date on all the latest jailbreak news and tweak releases as they happen.
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