As we conclude the first week of 2023, many are wondering what could be in store for the jailbreak community or for iPhone hacking and modding in general.
iDB is committed to keeping our readers apprised of the latest developments as they happen, and of course, making roundups just like this one every weekend in case our readers miss anything important relating to jailbreak tweaks and news during the work week.
In this roundup, we’ll go over everything that we showed you during the week of Monday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 8th.
Important stuff from this week
Palera1n jailbreak to go rootless
The rootless dynamic is a way for jailbreak developers to circumvent Apple’s signed system volume (SSV) security mitigations and still allow jailbreak tweaks to run. This will also have other benefits, such as a much faster jailbreak process.
You can learn more about the announcement and what it entails in our full news post.
Bypass jailbreak detection
A new tool called Not a bypass for the palera1n jailbreak on iOS 15 & 16 works as a global jailbreak detection bypass for a slew of different App Store apps.
The bypass may soon receive support for other jailbreaks.
You can learn more about Not a bypass in our full review post.
Change YouTube video playback speed with a gesture
The new YTHoldForSpeed jailbreak tweak allows users to change the playback speed of any video they might be watching in the YouTube app by simply tapping and holding on the video in the app.
The tweak is configurable from within the YouTube app, such as changing the tap and hold duration, the default playback speed, enabling haptic feedback, and more.
Learn more about YTHoldForSpeed in our full review post.
Intelligent Rotation Lock controls
TwistNTurn is a new jailbreak tweak that aims to make using Rotation Lock more user-friendly by allowing users to more easily switch to landscape mode when the tweak detects when the user might want to do so.
The tweak adds a floating Rotation Lock toggle button to the user interface that can be tapped when moving the device into landscape orientation, and when going back, the tweak intelligently re-enables Rotation Lock for portrait orientation.
You can learn more about TwistNTurn in our full review post.
Evyrest auto wallpaper changer
Evyrest is an automatic wallpaper changer for both jailbroken and TrollStore devices.
The app sources wallpapers from Unsplash and replaces them every so often to keep your background looking fresh.
You can find out more about Evyrest in our full review post.
TrollTools v3.0 released
The popular TrollStore-based system customizer known as TrollTools was updated to version 3.0 this past week with a significant change log.
In what’s expected to be the final major update to the project, TrollTools has received a UI overhaul in addition to new features.
You can learn more about TrollTools version 3.0 in our full news post.
iCleaner gets iOS 15 support
The popular iCleaner junk file removal tool received preliminary support for iOS & iPadOS 15 this week, allowing users of the palera1n and XinaA15 jailbreaks to reclaim lost storage space.
You can learn more about these updates in our full news post.
Theming app icons with SnowBoard
By using SnowBoard, you can theme your jailbroken handset’s app icons.
SnowBoard is a modern theming engine that looks and feels a lot like the classic WinterBoard.
You can learn more about how to use SnowBoard to theme your jailbroken handset’s app icons in our step-by-step tutorial.
The app officially launched on Thursday, and while it has more options than it did in the teaser, Mineek says more options are coming in the future.
You can learn more about dirtycowapp and what you can do with it in our full news post.
File manager for MacDirtyCow
Santander is a free file manager app that allows those taking advantage of the MacDirtyCow bug in iOS 15.x-16.1.2 to modify system files for a temporary period.
The app reminds us a lot of Filza, except that it’s not intended for jailbroken devices. All changes made in Santander revert after a reboot, but it’s not recommended that you change anything unless you know what you’re doing.
You can read more about Santander in our full review post.
Everything else from this week
dim it: Dim the background of the Home Screen and Lock Screen for a more eye-friendly effect (free via BigBoss repository – full review post)
DockHider: A MacDirtyCow add-on that can hide the Home Screen’s Dock or the Home Bar (full news post)
Hidy: Hides various user interface elements from the Home and Lock Screens (free via BigBoss repository — full review post)
Jumper: Customize the app shortcuts on your pwned iPhone’s Lock Screen ($0.99 via Havoc repository – full review post)
libTapSharp: Shared tools for all TapSharp jailbreak tweaks (free via Havoc repository)
Switcher: Add a retractable app drawer to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad for favorite or recently-used apps ($1.99 via Havoc repository — full review post)
TikTokLiveFollowerConfirm: Adds a confirmation prompt you need to answer before following someone on TikTok (free via BigBoss repository – full review post)
As we bring this week’s jailbreak news roundup to a close, we invite you to take a peek at some of our dedicated jailbreak tweak roundups below:
- Tweaks for 3D Touch & Haptic Touch
- Tweaks for AirPods
- Tweaks for All-in-One lovers
- Tweaks for Android UI
- Tweaks for Animations
- Tweaks for App Icons
- Tweaks for Apple Pay & Wallet
- Tweaks for Apple Pencil
- Tweaks for Apple Watch
- Tweaks for App Library
- Tweaks for Audio
- Tweaks for Battery management
- Tweaks for Calls
- Tweaks for CarPlay
- Tweaks for CCSupport
- Tweaks for Cellular connectivity
- Tweaks for Clock and Time
- Tweaks for Colorization
- Tweaks for Contacts
- Tweaks for Control Center
- Tweaks for Convenience & Accessibility
- Tweaks for Conversation Starting
- Tweaks for Dark Mode
- Tweaks for Data Spoofing
- Tweaks for Display
- Tweaks for Emergencies
- Tweaks for Gaming
- Tweaks for Haptic Feedback
- Tweaks for the Home Screen
- Tweaks for iOS 16 Features
- Tweaks for iPads
- Tweaks for the Keyboard
- Tweaks for Location Services
- Tweaks for the Lock Screen
- Tweaks for macOS
- Tweaks for the Messages app
- Tweaks for Minimalism
- Tweaks for Mood Boosting
- Tweaks for Morning Routines
- Tweaks for Motivation
- Tweaks for the Notch
- Tweaks for Notes
- Tweaks for Notifications
- Tweaks for Novelty
- Tweaks for Nuisance Pop-ups
- Tweaks for Organization
- Tweaks for palera1n
- Tweaks for Passcodes
- Tweaks for the Now Playing interface
- Tweaks for Package Managers
- Tweaks for the Phone app
- Tweaks for Photography
- Tweaks for the Photos app
- Tweaks for Porting Features
- Tweaks for Productivity
- Tweaks for Reachability
- Tweaks for Respringing & Rebooting
- Tweaks for Security
- Tweaks for Sensors
- Tweaks for Shortcuts
- Tweaks for Social Media
- Tweaks for Sounds
- Tweaks for the Status Bar
- Tweaks for Time Management
- Tweaks for Typing
- Tweaks for Utilitarianism
- Tweaks for Volume
- Tweaks for Wallpapers
- Tweaks for Weather
- Tweaks for Web Browsing
- Tweaks for Widgets
- Tweaks for Windows
- Tweaks for Wi-Fi
- Tweaks for YouTube
Miss last week’s roundup? MacDirtyCow bug for iOS 15.x-16.1.2, Sileo under new management, & more…
What news tidbit from the roundup above excited you the most? Let us know in the comments section down below.