Jailbreak news of the week: iOS 16.1.2 released, enable Live Text on unsupported handsets, and more…

iDB is adamant about keeping our readers apprised about the latest trends in iPhone and iPad hacking. We follow jailbreak developments, tweak releases, and other miscellaneous tools like TrollStore and sideloading utilities that let you do things Apple won’t otherwise allow on their platforms out of the box.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

In today’s roundup, we’ll be bringing all this past week’s relevant news topics into one convenient place so that you can ensure you haven’t missed anything special. It will cover content spanning the week of Monday, November 28th to Sunday, December 4th.

So if you’re as excited as we are to kick off this roundup, then read on as we walk you through what’s new.

Important stuff from this week

Best time management jailbreak tweaks

The best jailbreak tweaks for managing your time.

We’ve compiled a carefully-selected list of some of what we believe are the best jailbreak tweaks for helping you manage your time better on pwned iOS 14 devices.

You can read up on those jailbreak tweaks and improve your timeliness in our full roundup post.

Enable live text on unsupported iOS 15 devices

Three iPhone mockups that show using Live Text to recognize and copy, translate, or use words, sentences and text found in the video

The new Live Text Enabler jailbreak tweak by iOS developer PoomSmart enables the native Live Text feature on unsupported devices that are running iOS 15 and jailbroken by way of palera1n.

With this tweak, a simple software boolean variable is switched from false to true, showing us just how petty Apple was in limiting Live Text to newer devices in an effort to make them seem more appealing to potential buyers.

You can learn more about Live Text Enabler and where you can get it from in our full review post.

Add a mute button to YouTube

Add a mute button to the YouTube app’s playback interface with YouMute.

The new YouMute jailbreak tweak adds a dedicated mute and unmute button to the YouTube app’s media playback control interface whether the app is in landscape or portrait orientation.

This is much more convenient than fiddling with the volume buttons when you want to quickly mute it unmute a video during playback, and it even remembers your last volume state when you’re ready to unmute.

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

Improve battery life with this jailbreak tweak

SmartBattery iOS 15

You can conserve power on your jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 15 device pwned via palera1n with the help of the new SmartBattery iOS 15 jailbreak tweak.

This tweak is loaded with features to improve battery health, boost power conservation, and make you more aware of battery-centric behaviors.

You can learn more about SmartBattery iOS 15 and how it works in our full review post.

iOS 16.1.2 released

Apple releases iOS 16.1.2.

Apple released iOS 16.1.2 on Wednesday to improve Crash Detection on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. The update also alleged to improve cellular network compatibility on all handsets.

It’s worth noting that iOS 16.1.2 is not yet jailbreakable, so prospective jailbreakers should avoid updating and instead stay on the lowest possible firmware.

You can find out more about iOS 16.1.2 in our full news post.

Everything else from this week

IGNoTapStoryTarget: Disable tapping on Instagram Stories (free via BigBoss repository)

You’ve reached the end of today’s roundup, but rest assured that the hard-working team at iDB will continue keeping you apprised throughout the coming work week with in-depth posts about the latest iPhone and iPad hacking news as it breaks.

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Do you have a favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak-focused news article from this past week? You can let us know your thoughts about everything we just covered in the comments section down below.