The jailbreak community has been electrified ever since the unc0ver jailbreak picked up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, and with CoolStar’s Odyssey14 jailbreak right around the corner, the community still has a lot more to look forward to.
In this roundup, we’ll showcase all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news from this past week, covering Monday, March 8th to Sunday, Match 14th. As always, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first, and then we’ll wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
BatteryBuddy – FREE
BatteryBuddy is a newly released jailbreak tweak that themes the Status Bar’s battery icon so that it displays a dynamic facial expression that changes depending on your charging status.
As you might come to expect, the more charged the battery is, the happier it appears. It also seems happy when connected to a power source.
You can learn more about BatteryBuddy and why it’s so interesting in our full review.
Libellum – FREE
Libellum is a must-have tweak that lets jailbreakers jot down important information from the comfort of their Lock Screen without the inconvenience of authenticating their phone to get to their apps.
Whether you need a quick way to take down a note about something, a phone number, or a grocery list. In today’s mask-wearing world, authenticating to get to the Notes or Contacts app in a pinch takes too much time, resulting in missed opportunities, and so Libellum is ideal.
You can learn more about Libellum and what you can do with it in our full review.
MediaBar14 – $1.49
MediaBar14 is a new jailbreak tweak that upgrades the native Home Bar with Now Playing-centric media controls.
With it, you can control music playback from anywhere via the comfort of your Home Bar. You can even make adjustments to the Home Bar to turn it into a progress indicator.
You can learn more about MediaBar14 and how it works in our full review.
RingPercentLabel – FREE
RingPercentLabel offers a fast and easy way to upgrade your iOS 14 device’s Battery widget by integrating individual numeric battery level indicators to each item.
It’s more telling than the default ring indicators, and it looks better… wouldn’t you say?
You can learn more about RingPercentLabel in our full review.
Other releases this week
App Library Shortcut: Adds an app to the Home Screen to quickly and easily access the App Library (free via Packix repository)
CallFavorites: Lets you call favorite contacts via the Home Screen with a 3D Touch/Haptic Touch gesture on the Phone app’s icon (free via pixelomer’s repository – review)
Date Picker – Wheels: Replaces iOS 14’s inline date picker interface with the wheel version from older iterations of iOS (free via BigBoss repository – review)
FlashSound: Customize the sound of toggling the flashlight on your iPhone on or off (free via Packix repository – review)
ImTrynaVibe: Prevents the Now Playing app from being force-closed via the App Switcher (free via Packix repository – review)
LockNice: Lets jailbreakers customize their Lock Screen in more ways than one (free via Packix repository – review)
MandiriBypass: A jailbreak detection bypass for the Mandiri online banking app (free via BigBoss repository)
NonceSet143: A jailbreak app for getting shsh2 blobs and setting a nonce generator on iOS 14 (free via Ichitaso repository)
PhotoDock: Lets you set any photo as the Dock’s background (free via Packix repository – review)
Ramiel: An open-source checkm8 booting utility for macOS (free via Ramiel.app)
ReachPlayer: Adds a Now Playing player to the Reachability interface (free via ETHN’s repository – review)
RedditHider: Hides RPAN, recommended Subreddits, and other unwanted stuff from the Reddit app (free via BigBoss repository)
RomanPad: Changes the number buttons for the passcode and dialer views to Roman numerals (free via Packix repository – review)
SettingsNowPlaying: Sets the Now Playing artwork as your Settings app’s background (free via Packix repository)
SettingsWallpaper: Displays your wallpaper as the Settings app’s background (free via Packix repository)
Shortmoji 2: A must-have all-in-one jailbreak tweak for the iPhone’s keyboard (free via MiRO repository – review)
SimpleHome: Removes the Today view and App Library from the iOS 14 Home Screen (free via Packix repository)
SmartBattery 2: Allows jailbreakers to monitor and fine tune their handset’s battery usage with a bevy of different configurable parameters ($1.99 via Packix repository – review)
The Shy: Automatically dims the Home Screen’s app icons after a period of idle inactivity (free via haoict repository – review)
Today Shortcut: A Home Screen app that takes you to the Today page (free via Packix repository)
UnBlock-Jodel: Unblocks private chat in Jodel (free via BigBoss repository)
Zoom Unlocked: Unlock the speaker window from the four corners in the Zoom app (free via Packix repository)
More important jailbreak-based news
CoolStar: CoolStar teased screenshots of Sileo running on an iPhone with iOS 14.3 installed as a friendly reminder that the Odyssey14 jailbreak is coming along nicely.
Cydia Impactor: Saurik released a rare update for Cydia Impactor this past week with support for Apple’s WWDR certificate and Android device-related fixes.
FutureRestore GUI: A brand-new macOS-based FutureRestore application was released to make it easier for those uncomfortable with command line interfaces to use future restore for unsigned firmware downgrades and upgrades.
That concludes everything for this week’s jailbreak tweak and jailbreak news roundup, but you can return to iDownloadBlog next Sunday for a roundup just like this one, albeit comprising of refreshed content from the week to come.
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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak or news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.