The calm before the storm continues as jailbreakers eagerly await developments for iOS & iPadOS 15. But in the meantime, exciting things continue to circulate for pwned iOS & iPadOS 14 and earlier users.
In this roundup, we’ll showcase all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news breaks that happened spanning the period of Monday, January 3rd to Sunday, January 9th.
As always, we’ll begin our piece by showcasing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else afterward. Without wasting another moment of your time, we’ll dive right into it!
Our favorite releases this week
GroupMessageRenamer – FREE
The free GroupMessageRenamer jailbreak tweak is going to be a must-have for jailbreakers who regularly partake in group messages.
This tweak makes it so much easier to rename group conversations in the native Messages app, since it typically requires visiting special menus. Instead, this tweak lets you do it with a 3D Touch/Haptic Touch gesture via the conversation list.
You can find out more about GroupMessageRenamer and how it works in our full review post.
QuickActions – FREE
The Lock Screen’s Quick Action buttons provide rapid access to the Camera app and Flashlight when needed, however it’s a real bummer that those shortcuts can’t be customized.
QuickActions is a free jailbreak tweak that lets users reassign different (or even multiple) actions to each button independently of one another, which offers more flexibility to the end user directly from the Lock Screen.
You can learn more about QuickActions and what it brings to the table in our full review post.
SeeYa Pro – $1.29
The stock notification banners provided by communications-based apps leave a lot to be desired, and a jailbreak tweak called SeeYa Pro can help.
Once installed, this tweak replaces the app icon in supported banner notifications with the profile picture of the person who authored the message or post. This can help with identification purposes at a glance.
You can read more about SeeYa Pro and how it works in our full review post.
SlowMo – FREE
SlowMo is a free jailbreak tweak that lets the end user adjust video playback speed in the native Photos app, just as they can in many popular video apps.
The tweak also includes free video looping capabilities, which pairs nicely with the different speed playbacks.
You can learn more about SlowMo and how it works in our full review post.
Other releases this week
3Developer: Adds new developer-focused options to the 3D Touch/Haptic Touch menus for Home Screen app icons (free via hearsedev’s repository – review)
BetterCC Lite: A free version of the ultimate Control Center customization tweak (free via Packix repository – review)
BootSound: Plays a custom sound of your choice every time you restart SpringBoard (free via ginsudev’s repository – review)
FixIndicatorDots14: Fixes an alignment problem with the device activity indicator dots in the Status Bar on certain notched handsets (free via temp1122 GitHub)
Houdini: Hides the Lock Screen’s user interface elements until after the user manually taps on the Lock Screen (free via Packix repository – review)
Jodel++: Features for the Jodel app (free via BigBoss repository)
LockApps: Adds a configurable app drawer to the Lock Screen on your iPhone or iPad with shortcuts to your favorite apps ($1.50 via Packix repository – review)
QuickDismissFaceID: More quickly dismisses the FaceID pop-up following a successful authentication attempt (free via udevs repository)
Recents: Brings the iPad’s Dock-based App Library shortcut to iPhones (free via ginsudev’s repository – review)
TrustEvaluator: Enjoy unfettered access to your favorite configuration profiles on your iPhone or iPad (free via Packix repository – review)
Vaon: Bluetooth battery information available from the App Switcher interface (free via Packix repository – review)
Everything else from this week
AltStore: A jailbreak hobbyist showcased some new scripts that make it easier to run AltServer in a Linux-based environment.
Best Accessibility Jailbreak Tweaks: We showcase what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for boosting accessibility of features in iOS 14.
CoolStar: Security researcher @pattern_f_ declined to share the exploit for A12 & A13 devices running iOS 14.6-14.8 with the Odyssey Team. This puts a hamper on adding support for these device and firmware combinations to the Taurine jailbreak, at least for now.
Cydia: Cydia creator Jay Freeman had his antitrust claim against Apple dismissed by a judge, however he will have a chance to amend and re-file the complaint by January 19th.
Justin Sherman: Hacker Justin Sherman showed off a working exploit for iOS & iPadOS 15.2, however it sports a low success rate that makes it unlikely to be used for any public jailbreaks.
As this weekend comes to a close, we’ll be right back at it with respect to jailbreak tweak coverage and breaking jailbreak news throughout the coming work week. Additionally, we’ll return at the very same time next Sunday with a roundup just like this one, albeit with refreshed content reflecting the times.
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For more jailbreak tweak fun, browse our curated lists:
- Tweaks for AirPods
- Tweaks for Animations
- Tweaks for Battery management
- Tweaks for Cellular connectivity
- Tweaks for Control Center
- Tweaks for Convenience & Accessibility
- Tweaks for Dark Mode
- Tweaks for the Display
- Tweaks for Haptic Feedback
- Tweaks for the Home Screen
- Tweaks for the Keyboard
- Tweaks for Location Services
- Tweaks for the Lock Screen
- Tweaks for the Messages app
- Tweaks for the Notch
- Tweaks for Notifications
- Tweaks for the Now Playing interface
- Tweaks for the Phone app
- Tweaks for Photography
- Tweaks for the Photos app
- Tweaks for Reachability
- Tweaks for Respringing & Rebooting
- Tweaks for Security
- Tweaks for Social Media
- Tweaks for the Status Bar
- Tweaks for Volume
- Tweaks for Wallpapers
- Tweaks for Widgets
- Tweaks for Wi-Fi
- Tweaks for YouTube
Be sure to drop a comment below letting us know what your favorite jailbreak tweak release and or jailbreak-centric news piece was.