It seems like jailbreak tweak development has slowed down recently in anticipation of an iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak that extends out to more than just A8 to A9X devices. This is normal after a major software update around this time each year, and we expect that things will bounce back eventually. Fortunately, this gives jailbreak tweak developers more time to become inspired, plan ideas, and lastly, bring them to fruition.
In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak tweak releases from Monday, October 12th to Sunday, October 18th. As always, we’ll start by showcasing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
AppButton – FREE
AppButton is a new jailbreak tweak that makes it easier to switch between recently used apps with an easy-to-invoke interface that responds to tap and drag gestures.
You can learn more about AppButton and how it works in our full review.
Crystal – FREE
Crystal is a newly released jailbreak tweak that automatically switches a connected pair of AirPods Pro between active noise cancellation and transparency mode depending on the current volume level. The user gets to designate the volume level, of course.
You can learn more about Crystal and how it works in our full review.
MagSafe – FREE
One of the new features of the new iPhone 12 & 12 Pro lineup is support for MagSafe accessories and chargers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this also gives the iPhone a new charging animation. MagSafe is a new jailbreak tweak that brings this charging animation to pwned iOS 13 devices.
You can learn more about MagSafe and where you can get it in our full review.
Other releases this week
App Library Controller: Lets iOS 14 users customize their App Library interface (free via BigBoss repository – review)
BattSafe: Choose a batter level after which your handset stops accepting a charge (free via udevs repository – review)
Color-3DTouch: Lets users colorize their Home Screen’s 3D Touch/Haptic Touch menus (free via BigBoss repository)
EasyAirplaneDisabler: Adds a button directly to the prompt to disable Airplane Mode to access data for convenience (free via anthopak repository – review)
EditSettings: Tweak various text strings within he Settings app (free via BigBoss repository)
FullFaceIDButton: Invoke the passcode screen by tapping anywhere instead of on the Face ID label (free via fakefakedev repository)
HSNasaAPOD: A new space-based photograph for your Home Screen every single day (free via sudhip repository)
Lock Screen Battery – MagSafe: Enables iOS 14’s MagSafe-style charging effect on jailbroken iOS 14.1 devices (free via BigBoss repository – review)
NoEditPages: Disable iOS 14’s page-editing feature (free via BigBoss repository)
NowPlayingIndicator: Puts an icon in the Status Bar whenever there’s music playing in the background (free via Packix repository – review)
SilentMaps13: Helps reduce distractions from Now Playing audio when using the Maps app to navigate to a particular place ($1.49 via Chariz repository – review)
TextTime: Displays the Lock Screen’s time as text instead of numbers (free via Lightmann repository – review)
ToldYou: Makes certain things happen when someone incorrectly tries to guess your iPhone’s passcode (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Translation: Upgraded translation options for jailbroken devices (free via BigBoss repository)
Other important jailbreak news
iPAPatcher: Easily combine jailbreak tweaks with apps before side-loading them on your iPhone or iPad, no jailbreak needed.
PlugNPwn: Hackers have demonstrated how the checkm8 exploit can be used maliciously on a T2-equipped Mac computer.
That’s everything we have for this week, but given all the news surrounding jailbreak development that we’ve been hearing in recent memory, you’ll probably want to stay laser-focused on the community as new developments surface. Remember to keep it tuned to iDownloadBlog to stay informed about all the latest jailbreak-centric news as it happens, and come back next weekend for another roundup just like this one.
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