Despite the lull that the jailbreak community is experiencing amid anticipation for iOS & iPadOS 15 this Fall, we continue to see interesting new jailbreak tweak developments and jailbreak-centric news.
Many of those releases and news breaks happen when we’re distracted by our lives, and important tidbits can be easy to miss as a result. That’s the primary reason why iDownloadBlog curates these weekly recaps — it’s an effort to keep everyone on the same page despite all the chaos life brings.
In this week’s roundup, we showcase all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-related news from this last week, spanning Monday, August 9th to Sunday, August 15th. As usual, we start with our favorites, but we’ll get to everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
Cucu – FREE
Cucu is the perfect tweak for augmenting your jailbroken device’s incoming notification banners.
Not only can Cucu add a countdown timer that depicts how long it be will be before the banner disappears, but users can also personalize the countdown duration and configure a bevy of other notification-centric settings to their liking.
Our full review showcases Cucu and how it works in more detail than we can provide in this short summary, so be sure to check it out!
Playtopia 2 – $2.99
Playtopia 2 is a reincarnation of a popular floating Now Playing widget that we showed you back in 2016, albeit with refreshed aesthetics and functionality that aligns with the modern day and mobile operating system put out by Apple.
With it, you can control music playback from anywhere in iOS and you can even choose which apps it does and doesn’t appear in.
If you’d like to learn more about Playtopia 2, then you’d do good to check out our full review post.
Vide – FREE
When you’re looking for a way to change the appearance of the Now Playing mini players on the Lock Screen and in Control Center, there’s no better place to look than Vide.
With it, you can enjoy custom colors, aesthetics, and even a visually attractive waveform animation that moves with the rhythm of your track.
Everything you need to know about Vide can be found in our full review post.
Other releases this week
Amelija: More control over wallpapers on jailbroken handsets (free via Twickd repository – review)
FolderPlus: Allows jailbreakers to customize their Home Screen folders ($1.19 via Packix repository – review)
Moonlight Unlocked: Disables Apple’s App Store restriction for Moonlight that prevents connecting to external IP addresses (free via boazvdwansem repository)
NoTYMPremium: Keeps the YouTube Music app from nagging you yo upgrade to YouTube Music Premium constantly (free via PoomSmart’s repository)
NoYTPremium: Keeps the YouTube app from nagging you to upgrade to YouTube Premium constantly (free via PoomSmart’s repository – review)
TWClassicFont: Brings back the old font in the Twitter app (free via BigBoss repository)
YouMusicPiP: Enables native Picture-in-Picture mode for the YouTube Music app (free via PoomSmart’s repository)
All other jailbreak-related news from this past week
Best Dark Mode Jailbreak Tweaks: In a curated list shared this past week, we showed you some of the best jailbreak tweaks for tweaking Dark Mode on iOS 14.
Libhooker: The libhooker tweak injection method for the Odyssey, Odysseyra1n, and Taurine jailbreaks was updated to version 1.6.3 with proper userspace reboot support on Odysseyra1n’d devices.
Sileo: The Sileo Team released a new public beta version of the Sileo package manager in the form of version 2.2 with one of the most extensive change logs we’ve ever witnessed.
That concludes this week’s jailbreak tweak and jailbreak news roundup, but we’ll have another post just like this one, albeit with refreshed content exactly one week from today.
Looking for even more jailbreak tweaks? Try these:
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Dark Mode
- 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 Photography user experience
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Status Bar
- The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Widgets
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In the meantime, be sure to let us know what your favorite jailbreak tweak(s) and jailbreak-centric news tidbits from this past week were in the comments section down below.