The jailbreak community is continuously pumping out exciting news and jailbreak tweak releases, and that’s one of the reasons why we come at you every Sunday with a dedicated roundup just like this one.
In this week’s edition of the Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week, we show you all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news spanning the week of Monday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 9th.
As usual, we’ll kick things off by talking about our favorite releases first, and then we’ll wrap things up with an outline of everything else at the end. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Our favorite releases this week
Atria – FREE
Custom Home Screen layouts are somewhat of a hallmark of the jailbreaking experience, and that’s one reason why we see at least one jailbreak tweak with each season that brings this capability to pwned handsets.
Atria is the latest of this lineage, and it’s made specifically for pwned iOS 14 devices. With it, you can customize your Home Screen’s layout in ways unimaginable on a stock device, and it even plays nicely with iOS 14’s widget system.
You can learn more about Atria and how it works in our full review.
Key+ – $0.50
Most people do so much typing on their iPhones that upgrading the stock keyboard with power features is never a question, but rather something that draws interest from frequent texters and text editors.
Key+ is a tweak that fills this niche nicely by offering a plethora of different upgrades for the native keyboard in iOS 14. It adds configurable shortcuts along the bottom of the keyboard that have been designed to make your mobile typing experience better in more ways than one.
You can learn more about Key+ and how it works in our full review.
LendMyPhone 4 – $3.99
Hate how iOS doesn’t have a native guest mode like macOS does? Me too.
LendMyPhone 4 is a jailbreak tweak that gives this on iOS 14 by allowing guests of your choosing to log into your device with limited capabilities. You can set a custom passcode especially for that user, and when the tweak detects that the configured passcode was used, it triggers the guest mode experience instead of your natural all-access experience.
You can learn all about LendMyPhone 4 and how it works in our full review.
SafariTabs14 – FREE
Thunderous applause happened when we announced that SafariTabs14 was released, and that tells you just how important of a tweak this is to many jailbreakers.
Just as the name suggests, this tweak brings iPad-style tabbed browsing to the Safari web browser on jailbroken iPhones. Some iPhones already support tabbed browsing in landscape orientation, but not in portrait orientation, and this tweak addresses that complaint.
You can learn more about SafariTabs14 and where you can get it in our full review.
Starfish Beta – $2.49
Starfish is a reimagined Home Screen experience for jailbroken iPhones that aims to make the interface more approachable and aesthetically pleasing all at the same time.
With slick new animations, a heartfelt UI, and exciting features, Starfish shows you more of what matters at a glance and brings the new car small to the same boring Home Screen you’ve been using for more than a decade.
Starfish is currently in beta, and you can learn more about what the tweak can do in our full review.
Other releases this week
ChatWall: A tweak that lets jailbreakers change the background of the Messages app (free via Packix repository – review)
Conditional: Allows restricting which apps can access cellular and/or Wi-Fi (free via Packix repository – review)
Filza Compiler: A tweak that allows packages to be compiled in the Filza app, useful for on-the-go coders ($1.30 via Twickd repository)
GrabberEX: Displays the time and batter level on the Control Center grabber (free via Twickd repository – review)
GrabberInApps: Displays the Control Center grabber in apps like YouTube, Plex, VLC, and others like them (free via Twickd repository – review)
HardRespring: Allows jailbreakers to force a respring with the hardware buttons (free via BigBoss repository)
InfuseDoubleTapPlayPause: Double tap in the Infuse app to play and pause media (free via Brend0n’s repository)
MusicBackground: A sleek new aesthetic for the Now Playing interface for various music-streaming apps ($0.69 via Twickd repository – review)
NoNotifs: Removes all notification badges from the Home Screen regardless of the circumstances (free via jezwalmsley repository)
QQLessInform: Prevent the QQ app from adding “@“ to the input bar when replying to someone else (free via BigBoss repository)
screendumpfix14: Supports a Linux VNC server on your iOS 14 device (free via torrekie repository)
Sonyfy: Enables the noise cancellation mode of certain Sony-branded headphones to be toggled on or off via Control Center (free via Packix repository – review)
TikTokOpenInBrowser: Opens links from the TikTok app in your handset’s default web browser app (free via level3tjg repository)
Vibin: Virtually eliminates all distractions during music playback on your pwned iPhone (free via Packix repository – review)
Watusi 3 for WhatsApp: An all-in-one tweak for the WhatsApp Messenger app (free via BigBoss repository)
Additional important jailbreak tidbits
iOS & iPadOS 14.4.2 unsigned: Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 14.4.2 on the same day that iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1 was released.
That wraps things up for this week’s roundup, but we’ll be right back next Sunday with a jailbreak-oriented roundup just like this one, albeit with refreshed content reflecting everything we’re about to share with you starting tomorrow.
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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-centric news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.