After a crazy week for Apple that saw the official release of the iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro lineup in addition to the official release of iOS & iPadOS 15, we’re excited to reflect on the fact that there are still tons of jailbreakers out there despite being on older handsets with older versions of iOS & iPadOS.
For those who are jailbroken, you’ll always have a place here at iDownloadBlog. That’s the chief reason why we curate weekly lists like this one, to ensure that tweak discovery is as easy as it can be and to make digesting jailbreak-related information from the previous work week as convenient as possible.
In today’s roundup, we’ll focus on those jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news posts from this past week, spanning Monday, September 20th to Sunday, September 26th. As usual, we’ll begin by showcasing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
EntitlementFix – FREE
EntitlementFix is a free jailbreak tweak that fixes at least three known 0-day exploits that could have been used by hackers to maliciously target pwned handsets.
Apple has been notified of the 0-days, however has failed to patch at least two out of three of them before releasing iOS & iPadOS 15, prompting their publication.
You can learn more about EntitlementFix and where you can get it in our full review post.
FORCEDEXIT – FREE
FORCEDEXIT is a free jailbreak tweak for iPhones and iPads that claims to patch the zero-click exploit that was being actively weaponized in the wild, most notably by the Pegasus spyware.
The tweak operates safely through a tweak injection method and only when your device is in a jailbroken state. Fortunately, with an untether release right around the corner, the jailbroken state should be indefinite in the foreseeable future.
You can learn all about FORCEDEXIT including where you can get it from in our full review post.
KBPro – FREE
To be frank, the text editing experience on the iOS platform leaves a lot to be desired, especially when you’re selecting and copying or cutting text to paste elsewhere in the operating system.
KBPro is a free and simple jailbreak tweak for pwned iOS 14 devices that adds new controls directly to the unused space of the keyboard on notched handsets for the purposes mentioned above.
You can learn everything you need to know about KBPro in our full review post.
minimal – $1.49
With notification banners in iOS 14 being somewhat bulky and intrusive, especially when trying to tap on buttons in the navigation bar, a free jailbreak tweak called minimal May provide users with the refuge they’re searching for.
The tweak is best described as displaying the app icon of whichever app might be trying to notify you, and it does this via the time indicator spot in the Status Bar. Users can then tap on the icon (if they want to) to reveal the full notification banner, otherwise, it disappears on its own.
Everything you need to know about minimal can be found in our full review post.
Other releases this week
AlwaysOnMusic: An always-on display for iPhones when music is playing in the background (free via Twickd repository – review)
Notey: Lets jailbreakers jot down notes from anywhere in the iOS 14 mobile operating system (free via Spartacusdev’s repository – review)
uYouImport: A library for importing songs and videos into the Music app (free via MiRO92 repository)
Vē: A tweak that keeps a history log of your incoming notifications so you can access them later on (free via Litten’s repository – review)
Everything else from this week
Apple Un-signs iOS 14.7.1: One week after releasing iOS & iPadOS 14.8, Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1, preventing downgrades to that firmware version.
Best Battery Jailbreak Tweaks: We go hands on with some of what we believe are the best jailbreak tweaks for augmenting the battery user experience on jailbroken iOS 14 devices.
Chimera: CoolStar updated the iOS 12-based Chimera jailbreak to version 1.6.4 with support for Apple’s new iOS 12.5.5 firmware update for older handsets.
CoolStar Untether: Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar teased a potential untether for iOS & iPadOS 13.0-14.3 devices after achieving arbitrary code execution following a reboot.
iOS 15 and Jailbreaking – F.A.Q.: We discuss and answer some of the most frequently-asked questions about the state of jailbreaking in a post-iOS & iPadOS 15 world.
Linus Henze: Hacker and security researcher Linus Henze says that he will release and open source his jailbreak untether for iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1 on October 21st.
Odyssey: The Odyssey Team updated the iOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool to version 1.4.1 with improvements for jailbreaking A12 & A13-equipped devices.
Untether Teaser: Hacker @__spv Tweeted interest in releasing a jailbreak untether after learning that Apple’s SSV protection would likely break them in iOS & iPadOS 15.
While we wish we could go on, that’s everything we covered from this past week. Fortunately, with a new week just over the horizon, we’re sure that we’ll be seeing a lot more exciting jailbreak-centric news in the not-so-distant future.
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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-oriented news tidbit covered in this week’s roundup? We hope to hear from you in the comments section down below!