Jailbreak news of the week: palera1n team shows off jailbreak GUI, DarkRa1n iCloud Activation Lock bypass tool released, & more…

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Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

In today’s roundup, we’ll be discussing all the latest jailbreak news and tweak releases spanning the week of Monday, December 19th to Sunday, December 25th.

So if you’re worried you may have missed anything importing in today’s fast-paced community, then we’ve got your back. Simply read on to be completely up to date.

Important tidbits from this week

Palera1n v1.4.1 released & GUI shown off

A teaser of the palera1n jailbreak tool GUI.

The palera1n jailbreak teak in the past week released palera1n version 1.4.1 with bug fixes and improvements and also showed off the upcoming GUI (graphical user interface).

While the GUI has no set-in-stone release date, the team did say they were aiming for an end of December release. This would support macOS Monterrey or later.

You can learn more about all the details in our full news post.

DarkRa1n iCloud Bypass for A9-A11 devices on iOS 15.0-16.2

DarkRa1n used to bypass iCloud Activation Lock on checkm8 device on iOS 15.

Apple’s iCloud Activation Lock can prevent someone from stealing your handset, wiping the OS, and setting it up as their own. But it can also be annoying if you forget your own iCloud password.

With DarkRa1n, you can bypass iCloud Activation Lock in a tethered fashion with the palera1n jailbreak on A9-A11 handsets running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-16.2 but you use this feature at your own risk.

You can learn more about DarkRa1n and how it works in our full news post.

XinaA15 version 1.1.5

XinaA15 Jailbreak Banner.

The XinaA15 jailbreak tool for A12-A15 chip-equipped handsets running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 was updated to version 1.1.5 on Monday with bug fixes and improvements.

The update is recommended for all current testers and there are prerequisites before testing to ensure stability.

You can find out more about those prerequisites and what’s new in this build in our full news post.

Best palera1n jailbreak tweaks

Best palera1n jailbreak tweaks on iOS 15.

iDB shows you some of what we believe are the best jailbreak tweaks to use with the palera1n jailbreak on pwned iOS & iPadOS 15 devices.

Please note that not all of these jailbreak tweaks will work with iOS or iPadOS 16.

You can see what was featured in our full roundup post.

Zebra v1.1.30 released

Zebra package manager promo image.

The Zebra package manager app, a popular alternative to Cydia and Sileo on various jailbreaks, received an update to version 1.1.30 on Monday with bug fixes and improvements.

Being a public update, it’s recommended for all users on all versions of iOS or iPadOS and should offer a nicer user experience over Zebra version 1.1.29.

You can find out more about the latest Zebra update in our full news post.

Appabetical Home Screen icon sorter

Appabetical sorts Home Screen icons.

Appabetical is a Home Screen app icon sorting utility for TrollStore users that can sort by name, app icon color, and a few other traits.

The app is packed with features for choosing which pages of the Home Screen get sorted and backing certain layouts up, among other things,

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

Among Us passcode theme

Among Us passcode theme applied with TrollTools for TrollStore.

A new passcode interface theme for TrollTools users is now available to download for jailbreakers and non-jailbreakers alike.

Using this theme simply requires TrollStore and a compatible device running iOS or iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1 (and some 15.5 betas).

You can learn more about the Among Us passcode theme in our full review post.

iOS 16.1.2 unsigned

iOS 16 firmware downgrade

Apple on Tuesday stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 16.1.2, a move that prevents iOS & iPadOS 16.2 users from downgrading to the older firmware.

You can learn more about the implications of this change in our full news post.

Everything else from this week

ccSquare: Give Control Center a squarer aesthetic (free via BigBoss repository – review post)

Crane (iOS 11 – 13): Sign into an app with multiple accounts via separate containers ($4.99 via Havoc repository – review post)

Crane Lite (iOS 11 – 13): Same as above, but a free sample (free via Havoc repository)

NewBattery16: Enables iOS 16’s redesigned battery indicator on non-notched jailbroken handsets running iOS 16 (free via pookjw GitHub page)

No2Theft: Makes it much harder for someone to walk off with your iPhone without them being noticed ($1.99 via Havoc repository – review post)

Sleipnizer for Safari (iOS 9-14): Enhance your browsing features in the Safari app ($1.99 via Havoc repository – review post)

We’ve reached the end of today’s jailbreak roundup, but iDB will be right back at it this same time next weekend with a refreshed roundup comprised of the freshest content.

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