Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BrokePods, locsim, & more…

If you’re using a jailbroken iPhone or iPad and you’re wondering what’s new in the community lately, then you’ve certainly come to the right place.

Every Sunday, today included, we go over all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news from this past week. Today’s roundup will encompass all that content spanning the week of Monday, December 13th to Sunday, December 19th.

As always, we’ll begin this roundup with a discussion about our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward.

While things have been a little slower recently, we expect that this lull will end soon. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Our favorite releases this week

BrokePods – FREE

Almost everyone is aware of the animation that comes across your iPhone’s screen when you bring a pair of AirPods close to it. But no such animation appears when you connect a pair of wired EarPods.

BrokePods is a simple jailbreak tweak that brings a similar animation to your pwned iPhone when connecting a pair of EarPods to your handset. It’s a simple gag add-on with no real functionality besides aesthetics, but it’s neat nonetheless.

You can read more about BrokePods in our full review post.

locsim – FREE

Location spoofing is a hallmark feature of jailbreaking, but it can be easy to get banned from your favorite apps for doing it.

The new locsim Terminal add-on performs location spoofing without tweak injection, so it can perform these actions more discreetly. While it’s not a guarantee not to get you in trouble with the app(s) you use, it’s still a way that you can spoof your location effectively.

You can read all about locsim and how it works in our full review and walkthrough post.

Other releases this week

InstagramSquareAvatars: Replaces the round avatar pictures in the Instagram app with square ones (free via level3tjg’s repository)

JodelLRD: A tweak for customizing the Jodel app (free via BigBoss repository)

TwitterSquareAvatars: Brings back the classic square-shaped avatars in the official Twitter app (free via level3tjg’s repository – review)

Everything else from this week

AltServer: The Mail Plugin used by the AltServer application for macOS was broken by Mail 15.0 and the macOS Monterey 12.1 update. It was later updated to version 1.4.8 with support.

Best Calculator Jailbreak Tweaks: We show you what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for upgrading the native Calculator app in iOS 14.

Fix iMessage Issues After Jailbreaking: I had problems with receiving iMessages on my checkra1n jailbreak, and this simple remedy fixed it for me.

Ian Beer: Renowned Google Project Zero security researcher Ian Beer published a detailed write-up on the zero-click iMessage bug exploited by NSO Group in the Pegasus spyware attack.

iOS 15.1.1 Kernel Exploit: A Kunlun Lab security researcher said there are plans to publish a write-up on a kernel exploit that was patched in the newly released iOS & iPadOS 15.2 software updates sometime after two months from now.

Pangu Team: The exploits used by the Pangu Team to remotely pwn an iPhone 13 Pro at TianfuCup 2021 were patched in Apple’s new iOS & iPadOS 15.2 updates.

While we wish we could go on with additional content, that makes the cut-off for this week’s roundup. Of course, we’ll be back again with another roundup just like this one in exactly one week.

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What has been your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-centric news break from this past week? We look forward to reading your comment below.