iPhone hackers and developers have been rather busy lately, not only with respect to improving jailbreaks and releasing tweaks, but also with expanding support for customizations by way of the MacDirtyCow bug.
If you’ve had trouble following along with it all, then don’t fret, because we’re here to help.
In today’s roundup, iDB will discuss all the latest trends in the iPhone hacking community spanning the week of Monday, January 9th to Sunday, January 15th.
Important stuff from this week
Get the Dynamic Island on all non-jailbroken iOS 16.0-16.1.2 devices
With a new MacDirtyCow add-on for non-jailbroken iOS 16.0-16.1.2 devices called DynamicCow, users can unofficially enable the official Dynamic Island functionality on any device running this firmware range. This cannot be installed on iOS 15 or lower.
This works by enabling the stock Dynamic Island functionality on the device in question, so it looks and feels exactly like the real thing. Of course, it must be sideloaded, and resets after a reboot.
You can learn more about DynamicCow in our full review post.
XinaA15 v188.8.131.52 update
The XinaA15 jailbreak for A12-A15 devices running iOS 15.0-15.1.1 received an update to version 184.108.40.206 with various changes.
You can learn more about the changes and why they’re happening in our full news post.
Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow PoC
Google Project Zero security researcher Ian Beer shared a write-up with a proof of concept (PoC) of the MacDirtyCow bug for iOS & iPadOS 16.0-16.1.2 that appears to be grabbing some attention from the community.
According to security researcher Zhuowei Zhang, the bug may be more powerful than originally thought.
You can find out more about Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow write-up and PoC in our full news post.
The brand-new Junipero theme for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads is a beautiful replication of the macOS Big Sur app icon effect for mobile devices.
Two years in the making, this theme offers 200 icons out of the box with plans to add more regularly.
You can learn more about this beautiful theme in our full review post.
YouTube via CarPlay without a jailbreak
The new CarTube for TrollStore app for TrollStore users now allows non-jailbroken device users to use YouTube via CarPlay.
With it, you can not only browse YouTube, but also watch videos from your CarPlay supported infotainment system. Just remember to abide by the law and not operate this app while driving…
You can learn more about CarTube for TrollStore in our full review post.
Best apps for TrollStore
iDB has painstakingly curated a list of what we believe are some of the best apps for perma-signing with the popular TrollStore utility for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1 devices (and some 15.5 betas).
Be sure to take a gander at what we recommend in our full roundup post.
wInd3x bootrom exploit for iPod Nano
The iPod Nano 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation now have a low-level hardware-based bootrom exploit called wInd3x that can’t be patched via a software update from Apple.
This exploit can be used with the freemyipod toolkit, but what exactly you can do with it remains unseen. A constant connection over USB is necessary to run code, which means this isn’t untethered.
You can learn more about wInd3x and what we know about it in our full news post.
Everything else from this week
bluetooth_fix: A fix for a problem with AirPods firmware 5b58 on iOS 13 (free via Potatso’s repository — full review post)
Cowabunga: The Dock Hider app for the MacDirtyCow bug has been rebranded as Cowabunga after the developer continues to add new features (full news post)
IconExporter: Quickly and easily export all your Home Screen’s app icons with a tap, install via TrollStore (free via sourcelocation’s Discord server — full review post)
SafeModeMuteToggle: Quickly enter Safe Mode on your jailbroken iPhone by changing the position of the Mute switch (free via ETHN’s repository – full review post)
That concludes this week’s roundup, but we’ll be covering more throughout the coming week, and we’ll top it all off with a roundup just like this one, albeit with refreshed content to match the times.
If you’re looking for jailbreak tweaks, these roundups should help:
- 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
What was your favorite jailbreak-oriented tidbit from this past week? Let us know in the comments section down below.