Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BackgroundPiP, KillControl, & more…

If you’re poking around looking for some news about the iPhone and iPad jailbreak community, then you’ve come to the right place. iDB proudly monitors new developments in the community to keep our readers up to date.

In this roundup, we’ll be taking a closer look at what’s new for the week of Monday, July 4th through Sunday, July 10th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by showcasing our favorite jailbreak tweaks first and then wrap things up with an outline of everything else toward the end.

Our favorite releases this week

BackgroundPiP – FREE

Picture in Picture in action on iPhone

There are certain scenarios where a Picture-in-Picture mode video will stop playing, such as when you lock your device or open Notification Center, and BackgroundPiP is a jailbreak tweak intended to fix that.

This already happens in iOS & iPadOS 15, but since iOS & iPadOS 14 stop playing Picture-in-Picture videos when you lock your device, it’s one way to keep your aging iOS 14 install feel modern.

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

ExitTagConfirm – FREE

It’s too easy to accidentally dismiss the song-tagging interface in the popular SoundHound app, but one developer has made a way to prevent accidental dismissals.

With ExitTagConfirm, users will need to confirm that they actually want to dismiss the song-tagging interface of the SoundHound app before they do, making it that much tougher to do so.

You can learn more about ExitTagConfirm in our full review post.

KillControl – FREE

KillControl is a handy jailbreak tweak that automates the process of doing something that a lot of iPhone and iPad users do, and that would be forcefully closing apps out of the App Switcher.

This tweak makes it possible to automate that process when swiping down on an App Switcher card, launching a specific app, or locking your device. It can even blacklist certain apps or prevent Now Playing apps from being forcefully closed.

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

Other releases this week

Jodel EMPROVED: A plethora of enhancements for the Jodel app (free via BigBoss repository)

皮皮虾去广告(纯净版): Removes the start page advertisements that are riddled with additional advertisements in the supported app (free via BigBoss repository)

Everything else from this week

Best Morning Routine Jailbreak Tweaks: We show you what we believe are some of the best iOS 14-supported jailbreak tweaks for your morning routine.

CoolStar: Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar showed off defeating AMFI on iOS 15.0.1, a sign that progress on the iOS & iPadOS 15 rootless jailbreak is moving forward.

iOS 14.x untether: Hacker Nick Chan demoed and released a PoC for an untether with unsandboxed code execution as root for all devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.8.1 with an existing jailbreak.

PermasigneriOS: A developer has showcased an app that can permanently sign any sideloaded app.

taurine-permanent: The new taurine-permanent package for Taurine jailbreak users was released over the weekend to allow the Taurine jailbreak app to be signed indefinitely.

Taurine Updated: The Taurine jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 was updated to version 1.1.4 and then to version 1.1.5 this 4th of July with support for the new taurine-permanent package, which enables indefinite Taurine app signing.

That concludes this weekend’s roundup, but we’ll be right back again next Sunday morning with another roundup just like this one, albeit with fresh content for the coming week.

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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.