Things have been a little slower than usual in the jailbreak community for the past two weeks, but that’s par for the course when we’re just around the corner from a major iOS software update — namely iOS & iPadOS 15 this Fall.
Despite that, this past week surprised us with some exciting jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-based news. We intend to share everything new with you in this convenient all-in-one roundup to help ensure you don’t miss any of it.
In this week’s roundup, we go over the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak news from this past week, from Monday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 8th. As always, we’ll kick things off with our favorite releases first and then get to everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
CCCalc for iOS 14 – FREE
CCCalc for iOS 14 is a free add-on for Control Center that gives the interface its own dedicated Calculator module.
Once installed, tapping on the Control Center Calculator shortcut no longer opens the Calculator app, but rather opens a dedicated interface as shown above.
You can learn more about CCCalc for iOS 14 in our full review post.
Electrode – FREE
Electrode is a really simple jailbreak tweak that transforms your iPhone’s low power alerts into Toasts – the same type of pop-ups that resemble switching between ring and silent mode on your iPhone or attaching an Apple Pencil to your iPad Pro to charge.
These Toasts are not only nicer to look at, but they take up less space and are less intrusive.
You can learn more about Electrode and where you can get it in our full review post.
NotLiveText – $1.50
iOS 15 provides users with a slick machine learning-based text recognition feature in the Photos app, but most jailbreakers who are on iOS 14 have no plans to upgrade this Fall.
NotLiveText is a jailbreak tweak that ports this feature to jailbroken iOS 14 devices, which means that even those on iOS 14 can enjoy the same great feature without having to upgrade to a non-jailbreakable firmware this Fall.
You can learn everything you need to know about NoLiveText, including how it works, in our full review.
Spore – $1.99
Spore is a new must-have jailbreak tweak that can be used to secure your most valuable apps with a passcode and biometric authentication. More specifically, it hides those apps in a secret place in which you must authenticate yourself to access.
This tweak is great for individuals who share their jailbroken device with others, or for those who are forced not to have a passcode or biometric authentication because of using checkra1n to jailbreak an A11-equipped device on iOS or iPadOS 14.
You can learn more about Spore and why it should be the next jailbreak tweak you install in our full review post.
Other releases this week
AirPopupDark: A dynamic dark/light mode for the air pop-up (free via nicho1asdev repository)
AutoChannelPoints: Automatically claim bonus Twitch channel points in the app (free via level3tjg repository)
CallerID Toggle: An add-on for Control Center that lets users toggle Caller ID on or off on demand (free via ren7995 repository – review)
Contacts Extended: Supercharges the Contacts app with new Contacy methods and batch select/delete options ($0.99 via Packix repository – review)
Dark Keys Reborn: Truly darkens the iPhone’s keyboard when Dark Mode is enabled (free via Paisseon’s repository – review)
KBColor: Lets jailbreakers colorize their keyboard, scroll bar, icon labels, and notification badges ($0.99 via Twickd repository – review)
NanoFi: Increases the data transfer rate between jailbroken iPhones and Apple Watches by prioritizing Wi-Fi over Bluetooth for said transfers (free via udevs repository – review)
Owip (Twickd): A tweak for colorizing various facets of the iOS operating system, now hosted on Twickd ($0.99 via Twickd repository)
Peep Reborn: Lets jailbreakers hide or show the Status Bar with ease, using a simple tap gesture (free via Paisseon’s repository – review)
All other jailbreak-related news from this past week
Best Photography-oriented jailbreak tweaks: We curated a specialized list showcasing some of the best jailbreak tweaks for photography on iOS 14. Be sure to check it out!
iOS 14.7 unsigned: Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 14.7, one week after releasing iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1, in an effort to prevent firmware downgrades.
Pinera1n: A portable checkra1n jailbreak tool that runs on the Linux-based pinephone smartphone.
That’s everything jailbreak-related that we covered during this past week, but remember to stay tuned throughout the coming week and look forward to next week’s roundup to ensure that you stay on top of all the latest developments in the jailbreak community as they happen.
Looking for more jailbreak tweaks?
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Status Bar
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Home Screen
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Keyboard
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Lock Screen
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Messages app
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Now Playing interface
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Notification system
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Widgets
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