Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PowerReach, YTOLED, & more…

Although jailbreak tweak releases were somewhat lean this past week, the community made up for that with what felt like a substantial amount of exciting jailbreak-centric news breaks.

From Taurine becoming open-sourced to a variety of updates for important jailbreak-related packages, this is a roundup you won’t want to miss.

In this roundup, we’ll go over our favorite jailbreak tweak releases from Monday, August 30th to Sunday, September 5th first, and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Our favorite releases this week

PowerReach – $1.29

The Reachability interface on iPhones can be useful for one-handed usage, especially on larger displayed handsets. But it leaves a lot of wasted space behind at the top of the screen.

PowerReach fills the aforementioned empty space with something useful that can be configured by the end user based on their needs. More specifically, it provides access to device information and shortcuts to power options.

You can learn more about PowerReach and how it works in our full review post.

YTOLED – $1.49

The YouTube app offers a Dark Mode for users, but it’s not quite as dark as the other apps provided by Apple on the iOS platform.

YTOLED is a new jailbreak tweak that gives the YouTube app’s Dark Mode a true black aesthetic, making it more pleasant to look at on OLED-equipped displays.

You can learn more about YTOLED and how it works in our full review post.

Other releases this week

IG Musicpatch: Plays music for all regions on Instagram (free via BigBoss repository)

Play audio: Plays audio automatically for videos played in the Photos app (free via BigBoss repository)

Everything else

Best animation jailbreak tweaks: We’ve curated a list of what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for customizing animations on jailbroken iOS 14 devices.

Dynastic Repo: The Dynastic Repo repository announced on Wednesday that it would be closing its doors sometime next year.

libhooker Configurator: CoolStar released libhooker Configurator version 1.2 with official support for Chimera users on iOS 12 and other improvements for iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14 users.

Remote jailbreak: Hacker and security researcher @pattern_F_ demonstrated a remote jailbreak for iOS 14.0-14.3, but also noted that the exploit used could be utilized by malicious hackers online to compromise devices. A patch is available for existing jailbreakers who want to protect themselves.

Saily: Those looking for yet another new package manager experience on their jailbroken devices can check out Saily, which promises a modern and performant user interface.

Sileo: The Sileo Team released an updated version of their premier package manager in the form of v2.2.4-1 with several bug fixes and performance improvements.

Substitute: Sam Bingner updated the Substitute tweak injection method to version 2.2.0 this past week with preliminary iOS 15 support and other minor changes.

Taurine: The Odyssey Team officially open-sourced the Taurine jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14 via GitHub for the community to explore. They then released version 1.1.1 of the tool with bug fixes & improvements.

That’s everything we have for this week’s jailbreak tweak and jailbreak news roundup, but we’ll be right back next Sunday with yet another roundup just like this one that covers all the jailbreak-related content that we’re about to show you throughout this coming week.

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As always, we love hearing from our readers. Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below what your favorite tweak release was from this past week.