Week after week, iDB tracks down the latest iPhone hacking and jailbreaking news to bring it to you as it happens. But since people have busy lives, it can be easy to miss out on the small details.
That’s why we come at you with a roundup just like this one every Sunday, so that you can easily catch up with anything you may have missed during the busy work week.
In today’s roundup, we’ll discuss the latest iPhone hacking and jailbreaking developments spanning the week on Monday, February 13th to Sunday, February 19th.
Important tidbits from this week
Ra1ncloud jailbreak for iOS 15.0-15.4.1
There has been some noise about a Fugu15-based jailbreak tool called ra1ncloud that supports arm64e devices (iPhone XS and newer) running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1.
The jailbreak was originally teased on Thursday and released a day later. It’s a semi-untethered and rootless jailbreak that is more user-friendly than XinaA15, but it doesn’t support tweak injection. It also becomes perma-signed when installed.
Currently, you can learn more about ra1ncloud in our full release post.
Palera1n jailbreak re-written in C
The palera1n team excitedly announced toward the end of last weekend that the palera1n jailbreak had been re-written in the C programming language in version 2.0.0 beta and that it would bring a more user-friendly user experience with tons of improvements when compared with the non-C based predecessor.
The palera1n team warns that the latest palera1n jailbreak is still considered a public beta and for users to be aware that bugs are possible. So far, it’s up to beta 4 with the latest improvements.
You can learn more about the palera1n v2.0.0 beta C re-write and what’s new in it in our full news post.
Legacy palera1n adds iOS 16.4 support
The legacy palera1n jailbreak tool was updated to version 1.4.2 on Thursday with preliminary support for iOS & iPadOS 16.4, which was made available to developers for beta testing this past week.
The update also incorporates a ton of quality of life improvements and bug fixes that users will find useful.
You can learn more about everything that’s new in our full news post.
TrollStore v1.5.1 update
The TrollStore perma-signing utility for iOS 14.0-15.4.1 (and some 15.5 and 15.6 betas, excluding release candidates), was updated to version 1.5.1 this week.
This is a relatively small bug fix update that simply addresses a frustrating crash that could occur when uninstalling the TrollStore app.
You can find out more about this update and how you can get it in our full news post.
The Cowabunga system customization app for non-jailbroken iOS 14.0-16.1.2 devices using TrollStore or MacDirtyCow was updated to version 8.0.0 over the weekend with significant improvements to app icon theming that don’t require the use of Shortcuts.
The new method allows the use of notification badges unlike making app-based Shortcuts with custom app icons, which is a serious perk that could make or break icon theming for a lot of people.
You can learn more about everything that’s new in Cowabunga v8.0.0 in our full news post.
Havoc’s new theme downloader
The Havoc repository added a new theme downloader to its website that will make downloading and applying themes to multiple app icons on non-jailbroken handsets even easier by making it so users don’t have to apply themes to app icons individually.
This process currently works with a ton of beautiful themes available at Havoc.app, and it works quite well from our testing.
You can find out more about Havoc’s new theme downloader and how it works in our full news post.
KrashKop crash reporter
The new KrashKop app is a crash reporter for jailbroken iOS 15 and 16 devices that can help developers troubleshoot their tweaks.
It can view crash logs on these devices using Apple’s new .ips format without having to be read with a Mac’s Console app.
You can find out more about the KrashKop app in our full review post.
TrollBoard is another alternative to Cowabunga that allows users to theme their Home Screen’s app icons without a jailbreak.
This app actually changes system files, which some developers have claimed isn’t as safe as the method used in Cowabunga, and there’s currently no way to revert changes in v1.0. The developer behind TrollBoard says a revert option could come in a future v1.1 update.
You can learn more about TrollBoard in our full news post.
checkl0ck iOS 16 support
The checkl0ck jailbreak tweak, which enables passcode and biometric authentication on jailbroken A10-A11 devices, has added support for iOS 16.0-16.1.2.
With this, palera1n users with the aforementioned devices can now enjoy a native-like passcode and Touch ID or Face ID user experience despite being jailbroken.
You can learn more about the new update in our full news post.
Proof bundle ID viewer
Sometimes you need to see an app’s bundle ID, but this isn’t something that’s ready viewable from your mobile handset.
The new Proof app for TrollStore and MacDirtyCow lets you view and copy any app’s bundle ID with ease so that you can use it however you see fit.
You can learn more about Proof in our full review post.
0xilis rootless repository
The new rootless dynamic of the palera1n-c jailbreak means that more tweaks are going to need to be updated for those who choose to use rootless over rootful.
iOS developer 0xilis isn’t wasting any time, and has already launched a new repository especially for rootless jailbreak users who want to take advantage of convenient tweaks.
You can learn more about the repository and how to add it to your package manager app in our full news post.
Everything else from this week
BootSound: A free jailbreak tweak that can apply a custom boot sound to your pwned iPhone (free via emokidxd’s repository – review)
TwitchLoginFix: Allows jailbreakers to log in using older versions of the Twitch app that support iOS 11 or later (free via level3tjg’s repository)
That brings us to the end of this week’s jailbreak news roundup, but we’ll be right back again next Sunday with a roundup just like this one that encompasses the latest news from the upcoming work week.
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Here are some other jailbreak tweak roundups that you might find helpful for modding your pwned iPhone:
- 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 news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.