The jailbreak community has been particularly charged over the course of the past several weeks following unc0ver’s newfangled support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 and the teasers comprising of CoolStar’s upcoming iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 jailbreak.
Of course, the excitement surrounding these jailbreaks and the hype has also resulted in an explosion of recent iOS 14-centric jailbreak tweaks. This roundup will go over all the latest ones released between Monday, March 15th and Sunday, March 21st.
As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
14PiP – FREE
14PiP is a simple and free jailbreak tweak for iOS & iPadOS 13 users that ports the newer, upgraded Picture-in-Picture interface from iOS & iPadOS 14 to the older operating system.
The newer interface not only makes better use of screen real estate, but looks aesthetically superior in virtually every way.
You can learn more about 14PiP in our full review.
LowLock – FREE
Low Power Mode is an awesome resource to get more out of your iPhone on a single charge, but it’s a feature that only kicks in when you toggle the feature on manually or when your handset’s battery level gets too low.
LowLock is a free jailbreak tweak that makes Low Power Mode more autonomous, and it does this by automatically turning the feature on when you lock your handset and then off when you unlock your handset, wash and repeat. This way, you save power when you aren’t using your handset and can still enjoy all the best features when you’re using it.
You can learn more about LowLock and why it’s a great tweak invention in our full review.
QuickANC – FREE
QuickANC is a useful extension for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users that makes it easier to toggle between Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency, and ‘normal’ modes in a pinch.
The tweak adds anywhere from 1-3 new toggle buttons directly to the Now Playing widget, preventing you from needing to visit Control Center to access a toggle every time you feel like switching modes.
You can learn more about QuickANC and why it’s a huge user experience upgrade in our full review.
WebShade – FREE
Dark Mode is one of my favorite features from the past several iterations of iOS and iPadOS, but one place where it really stops short is with regard to web pages.
Indeed, there’s nothing quite like enjoying Dark Mode elsewhere in iOS or iPadOS just to have your eyes seared in their sockets after loading your favorite web page in Safari, and a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed WebShade helps solve this problem by implementing a mostly-universal Dark Mode for the web pages you visit most.
You can learn more about WebShade and how it works in our full review.
Other releases this week
AdaptiveHome: Colorizes the Home Bar automatically based on the dominant color of the icon of the app you’re using (free via MiRO repository – review)
AltStore: A jailbroken version of AltStore that doesn’t require a computer to side load apps (free via ichitaso repository)
CCNoiseControl: Easily toggle Transparency/Active Noice Cancellation for AirPods via Control Center (free via Brend0n’s repository)
changec0vers sileo for u0: Allows unc0ver jailbreak users to install Sileo alongside Cydia (free via changec0vers repository)
colord0ck: Colorize your Home Screen Dock (free via synthdev repository)
DockX Reborn: User configurable features for the Home Screen’s Dock ($1.00 via geometric software repository – review)
DoubleToday: Replaces the App Library with another Today page (free via Packix repository)
EasyDialer14: Brings T9 dialing to jailbroken iPhones (free via BigBoss repository – review)
ForceBar: Forcibly hide or show the Status Bar in specific apps (free via BigBoss repository – review)
HD Enabler For TikTok: Unlocks the upcoming high quality feature in the TikTok app (free via BigBoss repository)
Hestia: A global jailbreak detection bypass for iOS 11-14 devices (free via Packix repository – review)
Hijack: Choose where the Status Bar does and doesn’t appear (free via BigBoss repository – review)
IconAnus: Preserves custom app icon layouts after SpringBoard crashes or reboots (free via Packix repository)
IconCert 14: Displays how much time you have before your side-loaded jailbreak apps need to be side-loaded again (free via haoict repository – review)
IndiColor: Colorize your iOS 14 device’s Status Bar-based camera and microphone indicator dots however you want (free via Packix repository – review)
Notability++: Adds new gestures for undo, redo, & more to the Notability app ($1.50 via Packix repository)
NoWidgetLabels: Hides the labels from widgets on iOS & iPadOS 14 (free via ETHN’s repository)
Playour: Theme the appearance of your Now Playing widget with custom colors, borders, and background images ($1.99 via Packix repository – review)
QQAlbumPrison: Fixes a problem with full album access in the QQ app (free via BigBoss repository)
RealFileInfo: Displays the actual file type for certain files in Apple’s Files app (free via sudhip repository – review)
Spectral: A redesigned Lock Screen music player with a built-in audio visualizer ($1.49 via Chariz repository – review)
Tiny14: Brings iPhone X and later-style gestures to Home Button-equipped iPhones (free via babyyoda777 repository)
TWBlock Bypass: Allows you to view the Tweets posted by Twitter accounts that have blocked you (free via BigBoss repository)
u0SMSCompleteFix: Resolves the issue with auto-filling SMS-based one-time passwords via the native keyboard after jailbreaking with unc0ver or checkra1n (free via Merona repository – review)
WaggleTunes: A floating music player that can be customized by the end user ($1.25 via Packix repository – review)
WidgetRadius: Makes older Today widgets have the same corner radius as newer Today widgets on iOS 14 (free via ETHN repository – review)
Other important jailbreak-related tidbits
AltStore: AltStore was officially updated to version 1.4.5 to resolve issues with (de-)activating apps on iOS.
iOS 14.4: Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 14.4 on Friday, just over a week after releasing iOS & iPadOS 14.4.1 firmware with security improvements.
kok3shi: SakuRα Development released a new semi-untethered jailbreak called kok3shi for 64-bit devices running iOS 9.3.2-9.3.5.
ReProvision: This popular on-device app provisioning software went EOL (end of life) some time ago, but the new ReProvision Reborn app resurrects this legendary project.
Sileo: The Sileo Team updated the Sileo package manager to version 2.0.1 and made it open source ahead of the upcoming Taurine iOS 14.0-14.3 jailbreak release.
Sileo on checkra1n or unc0ver: Use our tutorial to learn how to install the Sileo package manager on the checkra1n or unc0ver jailbreak alongside Cydia.
Taurine Jailbreak for iOS 14: CoolStar gave jailbreakers a first look at the upcoming Taurine jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 (don’t worry, other backgrounds and app icons will be available on public release).
That concludes this week’s jailbreak tweak and news roundup, but we’ll be right back at it again next Sunday with a refreshed roundup just like this one that encompasses all of the coming week’s content in one convenient and easy-to-digest piece.
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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know down in the comments section below.