Jailbreak news of the week: new firmware releases, the latest tweaks, & more…

Many prospective jailbreakers are growing increasingly anxious by the day as the wait for a public iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak for all devices continues. But as we and iDB always recommend, it’s vital to stay on the lowest possible firmware and avoid software updates if you plan to jailbreak your device in the future.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

Despite the wait for an iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak, there’s been no shortage of relevant jailbreaking news that you might find interesting, and we’re here today to round up everything we covered spanning the week of Monday, October 24th to Sunday, October 30th from news to jailbreak tweak releases.

So without further ado, here’s everything new in the jailbreak community from this past week:

Important tidbits from this week

iOS & iPadOS 15.7.1 released

Apple releases iOS 15.7.1.

Apple released iOS & iPadOS 15.7.1 on Thursday to patch a number of security issues present in the previous version, including a zero day bug that may have been actively exploited in the wild.

You can learn more about what’s new in this new software update in our full news post.

TrollStore version 1.3 & 1.3.1 released

TrollStore logo.

The TrollStore perma-signing utility for iPhones and iPads was updated to version 1.3 on Saturday with a myriad of enhancements that users will be particularly excited about.

Another update was released the following day (Sunday) in the form of version 1.3.1 to address a couple of bugs that had been discovered in the utility post-release.

We don’t want to spoil what’s new for you here, so we’ll advise that you check out our full news post for details.

View important image data in the Photos app

PhotosInfo displays useful file information about images in the Photos app.

The new PhotosInfo jailbreak tweak makes it so you can tap the title bar while viewing any image in the Photos app to see relevant data about that image.

Some of the information shown includes the file path, the image resolution, the image size, and file name, among other things.

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

TrollTools v2.0 released

TrollTools allows app theming and more with TrollStore.

The TrollTools utility for TrollStore users was updated on Wednesday to version 2.0 with much safer app icon theming that mostly does away with the Shortcuts-based WebClips method except for system apps.

According to the developer, this new method is up to 25% faster than the competition and even extends to the Apple Watch.

iOS 16.1’s redesigned battery indicator for jailbroken devices

BatFill brings iOS 16.1’s redesigned Status Bar battery level indicator to jailbroken devices.

iOS 16.1 brought with it a redesigned battery level indicator for the Status Bar that actually empties with battery discharge and fills back up again with battery charge.

Users had wanted this updated aesthetic since the dawn of iOS 16, and now, the same exact aesthetic can be yours on your jailbroken iOS 14 device with the BatFill jailbreak tweak.

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

Best app icon jailbreak tweaks

Best app icon jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14.

There are tons of jailbreak tweaks that can boost the aesthetics and capabilities of your Home Screen’s app icons, and our dedicated roundup shows off what we believe are some of the best ones for pwned iOS 14 devices.

To learn more about those jailbreak tweaks, head over to our full roundup post.

iOS & iPadOS 16.1 released

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Apple on Monday released iOS & iPadOS 16.1 to the general public with tons of improvements for iPhone users and the first public debut for the iPad since iOS 16 initially went live nearly a month ago.

These firmware versions are non-jailbreakable as of now, so prospective jailbreakers are advised to avoid updating and instead stay put on the lowest possible firmware.

You can read more about what’s new in iOS & iPadOS 16.1 in our full news post.

Apple launches new security research website

Apple Security Research website for 2022.

Apple is now expanding its security research team with more engineers and improving company transparency as it rolls out a redesigned way for security researchers to report issues directly to the company for recognition and rewards.

The redesigned website includes a new tracker where security researchers can work directly with Apple engineers to address core issues that impact user security.

You can read more about the new security research website that Apple launched in our full news post.

Everything else from this week

10Passcode: Brings the iOS 10-style passcode interface to jailbroken iPhones running iOS 11 or later (free via level3tjg’s repo – review post)

Violet: A redesigned Siri and welcome Screen when unlocking your device that can be configured with any image of your choice — typically an anime character with a transparent background to look like a maid to serve your every request (free via Havoc repository – review post)

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And that brings us to the end of this weekend’s jailbreak news roundup, but rest assured that iDB will continue monitoring new jailbreak-centric developments throughout the coming week and curate another piece just like this one on the following Sunday.

What was your favorite tidbit shared from this past week? We’re interested to hear from you in the comments section down below.