Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AdvancedBrightnessSlider, PencilBanners, & more…

Just this past week, Apple unveiled the spectacular new iPhone 13 lineup and scheduled an official release date for iOS & iPadOS 15 on this coming Monday. Despite the upcoming changes, the jailbreak community continues to hang in there.

In this piece, we’ll showcase all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-oriented news breaks transpiring between Monday, September 13th and Sunday, September 19th.

As usual, we’ll kick this post off with our favorite releases from this past week, and then we’ll outline everything else of importance afterward.

Our favorite releases this week


AdvancedBrightnessSlider – FREE

I often use the Reduce White Point feature in iOS’ accessibility settings to drop my handset’s display brightness lower than the Control avenger display brightness slider is capable of. But using it can be cumbersome.

AdvancedBrightnessSlider is a free jailbreak tweak that integrates this highly useful feature directly into Control Center’s display brightness slider. As such, you can drag the slider below a certain brightness threshold to toggle the accessibility feature.

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

Harpy Reloaded – $1.99

Harpy Reloaded is a powerful app-based utility for jailbroken iPhones and iPads that lets the user manage devices connected to their local Wi-Fi network and/or personal hotspot.

This add-on checks several important boxes, including viewing detailed device information and booting people you don’t want on your network off.

You can learn all you need to know about Harpy Reloaded in our full review post.

PencilBanners – $1.50

PencilBanners is a new jailbreak tweak that draws inspiration from the Apple Pencil charging banner UI and applies it to various other aspects of the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems.

Among the things the tweak supports are state changes for Dark Mode, Do Not Disturb, Low Power Mode, specific battery levels, background media playback changes, app launches, and a whole lot more. The tweak is highly configurable.

You can learn everything you need to know about PencilBanners and how it works in our full review post.

Other releases this week


1ONE: Provides more than 250 features for customizing your jailbroken iPhone ($1.99 via Packix repository – review)

FastUp: Speed up or slow down system animations on demand ($0.99 via Packix repository – review)

VPNIndicator: Indicates the state of VPN connection in the Status Bar on notched handsets (free via udevs repository – review)

Everything else from this week


Best Wi-Fi jailbreak tweaks: We show you what we think are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for upgrading Wi-Fi on your jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14 device.

iOS 14.7.1 PoC: A security researcher published a proof of concept of a Race Condition bug impacting up to and including iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1.

Odyssey: The Odyssey Team updated its iOS & iPadOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool to version 1.4.0 with support for startup repair and several other improvements.

Untethered jailbreak: Linus Henze demonstrated what appeared to be an untethered jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1 on an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Everything appears to be accounted for as we near the end of this week’s jailbreak-centric roundup. If it looks a little lean, then don’t fret — lulls are normal around this time of the year as Apple prepares major software updates and project launches. These will typically fuel new ideas in the jailbreak community for the foreseeable future.

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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-centric news tidbit covered in today’s roundup? We’d love to read your comment below!