You’ve just stumbled upon iDB’s weekly roundup of iPhone jailbreaking and hacking news, where we hand-pick our favorite news, reviews, and tutorials related to these sectors from the past work week and pack it all into one convenient place to help ensure you don’t miss a beat.
In today’s roundup, we’ll be diving head-first into some of the latest jailbreaking and iPhone hacking content spanning the week of Monday, January 16th to Sunday, January 22nd including jailbreak tweak releases, add-ons for TrollStore and MacDirtyCow, and general news posts.
So if you’re ready, let’s begin!
Important tidbits from this week
iCleaner adds iOS 16 support
The iCleaner and iCleaner Pro junk file removal tools for jailbroken handsets received a new beta build on Monday that officially marked iOS & iPadOS 16 as compatible.
This handy tool removes unwanted accumulations of large files that rob you of storage space.
You can find out more about the updated beta release and where you can get it from in our full news post.
Redesigned Phone app for iOS 12-16
The new Novus jailbreak tweak brings the archaic Phone app of yore into the modern times we live in with a redesigned, unified user experience.
This new interface puts everything you’ll need right in front of your face with modern gestures. It removes the ancient tab-based user interface we’ve been looking at since the original iPhone.
You can learn more about Novus and why it’s a steep improvement in our full review post.
Island – a better Dynamic Island for more devices
The Dynamic Island has received lots of praise from iPhone 14 Pro users, but if you have an older device jailbroken on iOS or iPadOS 14, 15, or 16, then you may feel left out.
The new Island jailbreak tweak not only ports a Dynamic Island-like experience to those devices, but delivers more widgets and allows you to see more than just two at once.
You can find out more about the new Island jailbreak tweak in our full review post.
Best MacDirtyCow apps
There are a lot of different apps you can install and use with the MacDirtyCow bug present in iOS and iPadOS 15.0-16.1.2, and iDB has carefully curated a list of some of the best ones available right now.
You can learn about some of the best MacDirtyCow bug-compatible apps in our full roundup post.
TrollStore public service announcement
So many people have been nagging TrollStore developer @opa334 to add iOS 16 support to the perma-signing app, but this isn’t possible because the CoreTrust bug isn’t present in newer versions of iPhone and iPad firmware.
You can learn more about why this is the case in our full news post.
FingerLock 3.0 for iOS 14-16
FingerLock is a unique jailbreak tweak that replace the Home Button and/or Home Bar as your means of unlocking your locked device.
It works by adding a glyph to the Lock Screen that you can tap on.
You can learn more about FingerLock and how it works in our full review post.
The all-new Lollipop theme for SnowBoard is available for jailbroken iPhones and supports 180 different app icons, plus the developer is always accepting requests to support more app icons.
It provides a unique aesthetic upgrade to your Home Screen that makes your icons pop.
You can find out more about Lollipop in our full review post.
Deluminator goes free
The popular Deluminator jailbreak tweak that transforms overly-bright websites into Dark Mode-friendly websites has been made free to download.
Learn more about the freeness in our full news post.
Everything else from this week
Emojis Orientation: Change the Emoji orientation on iOS 16 (free via BigBoss repository)
SnapShot: Disable the screenshot notification in the SnapChat app (free via BigBoss repository)
That wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak and iPhone hacking roundup, but we’ll return again at this same time next Sunday with a similar roundup, albeit with refreshed content to reflect the times we’re headed for in the coming week.
Miss last week’s roundup? Dynamic Island on more devices, XinaA15 updated, Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow PoC, & more…
Here are more jailbreak tweak roundups that may help you trick out your pwned device:
- 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 tidbit mentioned in today’s jailbreak and iPhone hacking roundup? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.