Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AVTools, PhotoManager, & more…

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the jailbreak community, especially now that we have a potentially viable kernel exploit that could lead to the development of an iOS & iPadOS 15-compatible jailbreak tool.

While there’s no telling when a tool might launch, the good news is that those who are already jailbroken may enjoy the jailbreak tweaks and other jailbreak-related content we show you throughout the course of the week, and this roundup will tie everything together into an easy-to-digest package.

This roundup will encompass all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news spanning Monday, March 7th to Sunday, March 13th. As always, we’ll show you our favorite stuff first and the wrap stuff up with an outline of everything else near the end.

Our favorite releases this week

AVTools – FREE

AVTools is a commonsense enhancement to the iPhone’s native video player interface.

Not only does it bring the orientation lock button to the video player so that you can lock the orientation without accidental switches, but you can also customize the amount of seconds that the skip button will move the scrubber forward when tapped.

You can learn everything you need to know about AVTools in our full review post.

PhotoManager (iOS 12 – 14) – FREE

Another great add-on that we showed you this week is PhotoManager (iOS 12 – 14), a tweak that unlocks a number of features in the Photos app that Apple should have provided right out of the box.

You can learn all about the different features it brings to the table in our full review post.

Other releases this week

CopyDeezerLabel: Lets jailbreakers copy the artist and song labels in the Deezer app (free via BigBoss repository)

CustomizeBW: Allows jailbreakers to customize their battery widget’s aesthetics ($1.49 via Chariz repository – review)

NoStoryLike: Removes the Like button from the Instagram app’s Stories interface (free via BigBoss repository – review)

NotRecording: Prevents apps from being able to discern when you record your display (free via Opa334 repository – review)

Everything else from this week

AltStore: The AltStore sideloading app was updated to version 1.4.9 this week to address an app crash affecting iOS & iPadOS 13 and older firmware.

Best CCSupport Add-Ons: We show you what we believe are some of the best CCSupport add-ons for jailbroken iOS & iPadOS 14 devices.

CoolStar: Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar has said that it will be more challenging to jailbreak iOS & iPadOS 15 on A12 and newer devices than it will be on A9-A11 devices.

DelayOTA Deadline: The deadline to use DelayOTA to update to iOS or iPadOS 15.1.X is today, Sunday, March 13th at 00:00 P.M. UTC (7:00 P.M. EST).

iOS 15 Jailbreak Bounty: Jailbreakers are banding together to offer a bounty reward for the completion and release of the first jailbreak for iOS 15.0-15.1.1.

Jake James: Hacker and security researcher Jake James published a work-in-progress exploit supporting A8-A9 devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.2 beta 1 that’s based on CVE-2021-30955 by Brightiup.

Sydney: An upcoming jailbreak tweak that will let users customize their Apple Pay cards with animations, custom card numbers, and more.

As we conclude this week’s jailbreak tweak and jailbreak news roundup, we’d like to take a moment to thank all the security researchers, hackers, and jailbreak developers who make this community possible.

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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-centric news post from this past week? We’re excited to read your response in the comments section down below.