Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Cyrch, NotchBanners, & more…

The jailbreak community is in a particularly exciting situation right now. With the Fugu14 untether now available and jailbreak developers diligently working to incorporate it into existing tools, many jailbreakers are avidly waiting to experience an untethered jailbreak for the first time since iOS 9. In the meantime, it can already be used to keep the unc0ver jailbreak app signed indefinitely via the latest version of AltStore.

Of course, the world continues to turn even as we wait for the aforementioned to happen, and many exciting jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-related news tidbits surfaced throughout this past week.

In today’s roundup, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak-centric news breaks, including jailbreak tweak releases, spanning the time period between Monday, November 1st and Sunday, November 7th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by showcasing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.

Our favorite releases this week

Cyrch – FREE

Cyrch is a free jailbreak tweak that expands the capabilities of the Cydia package manager on jailbroken iPhones and iPads by adding a search bar to the app’s Sources tab.

Cyrch makes it much easier to find the repository you’ve added to your sources list without having to do so much scrolling, and it’s useful because the number of third-party repositories that jailbreakers depend on for tweaks is exponentially higher than it was just a few years ago.

You can learn all about Cyrch in our full review post.

NotchBanners – $1.99

The notch is an often debated feature of modern iPhones — some users love it, others don’t mind it, and the rest absolutely hate it. But some jailbreak tweaks like NotchBanners are trying to give it more purpose.

Just as the name implies, NotchBanners uses the notch on iPhones that have one as a sizing guide for incoming notification banners. As a result, incoming banners look like they’re coming from the notch.

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

Other releases this week

Android LS: Brings an Android-inspired Lock Screen aesthetic to jailbroken iPhones (free via Lillie’s repository – review)

BlockWiFiSync: Blocks iTunes from Wi-Fi syncing using port 62078 (free via Mario Cheung’s repository)

Gympass JB Bypass: Bypass the annoying jailbreak detection in the Gympass app (free via Lillie’s repository)

Everything else from this week

Apple Stops Signing iOS 15.0.2: Apple closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 15.0.2 this week, preventing iPhone and iPad users from downgrading from the newer iOS & iPadOS 15.1 firmware.

Best Photos App Jailbreak Tweaks: We showcase what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for upgrading the native Photos app in iOS 14.

Fugu14 Untether: Linus Henze updated the Fugu14 untether on Wednesday with support for more iPad devices, PAC bypass reliability enhancements, and more.

iOS 15.1 Kernel Exploit: A hacker showed off a kernel exploit supporting an iPhone 12 Pro Max running iOS 15.1, and it should work on other devices and older firmware versions too.

@pattern_f_ pwns iPhone XR on iOS 14.6: Using the kernel exploit proof-of-concept originally shared by security researcher Saar Amar, along with a trick from Brandon Azad’s oob_timestamp exploit, @pattern_f_ managed to share a jailbreak demo of an iPhone XR running iOS 14.6.

unc0ver: Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak to v7.0.2 with bug fixes for devices running iOS 14.

While we’ve reached the end of this roundup, we promise we’ll be right back at this same time next weekend with a piece just like this one, albeit with refreshed jailbreak-oriented content that reflects the times.

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As always, we welcome your comments below. We’re particularly interested in reading about your favorite release(s) from this past week, as well as any jailbreak-centric news that you’re hyped about.