Jailbreak news of the week: Cheyote cancelled, BigBoss adds rootless tweak support, & more…

With everything that has been happening in the iPhone and iPad jailbreak community recently, we wouldn’t blame you if you said you’ve had trouble keeping up. After all, things seem to happen at all hours of the day every day of the week when many people are busy with their studies or professional lives.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

Fortunately, iDB is here to round everything up for you in one convenient post every Sunday morning, and that’s including our live coverage throughout the week. In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the latest trends in this space from the week of Monday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 9th.

Important stuff from this week

Cheyote officially cancelled as CoolStar exits jailbreak community

Cheyote Jailbreak Banner.

Former Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar left the jailbreak community for good on Monday, leaving behind a long Tumblr post about what has been going on and her reasons for leaving.

The news also included the announcement that the Cheyote jailbreak for iOS 15.0-15.1.1 had been officially cancelled and that it would not be released.

You can find out more about the implications of these announcements in our full news post.

XinaA15 could be discontinued

XinaA15 icon.

Speculation arising from comments shared in the XinaA15 Discord server Friday afternoon suggest that continued progress on the Fugu15 Max jailbreak tool by @opa334 has prompted @xina520 to consider discontinuing the XinaA15 jailbreak.

XinaA15 is a developer-centric beta jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1, while Fugu15 Max stands to be superior as an eventual general public jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1. Currently, Fugu15 Max is only a developer-focused beta.

You can learn more about this announcement and what it means in our full news post.

How to remove palera1n-c

If after jailbreaking with palera1n-c you’ve decided that you want to remove the jailbreak, then you can follow the steps outlined in our detailed tutorial to make sure you do it correctly.

BigBoss Repo adds support for rootless

The BigBoss repository, a longtime staple in jailbreak tweak and package hosting, initiated support for rootless packages this week.

The news means that rootless jailbreak tweak developers may now upload to the BigBoss repository, but they also have the choice to upload to Chariz or Havoc instead.

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

Odyssey jailbreak updated to v1.4.3

Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 13.

The Odyssey Team updated the iOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool to version 1.4.3 on Monday to include an updated version of Sileo with the jailbreak.

This update isn’t required for everyone since anyone can simply update Sileo themselves, but newer users could save themselves the additional step by using the latest Odyssey release.

You can find out more about Odyssey v1.4.3 in our full news post.

Chimera jailbreak updated to v1.6.5

Chimera Banner Image.

The Odyssey Team updated the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak up to version 1.6.5 on Monday to add support for the recent iOS 12.5.7 firmware release.

This update ensures that iOS 12 users can continue to jailbreak even if they’ve installed the latest version of iOS 12 on their iPhone or iPad.

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

Filza adds rootless support

Filza app icon.

Everyone’s favorite file manager app for jailbroken iPhones and iPads has added support for rootless jailbreaks starting with version 4.0.1.

This version can be had specifically from TIGI Software’s repository, which we’ve noted in our full news post for those interested in trying it out.

iOS 17 to drop support for checkm8 devices?

iPhone X atop its packaging, displaying a sunset wallpaper

A new, but unconfirmed rumor on Tuesday suggested that Apple’s upcoming iOS & iPadOS 17 update could drop support for all checkm8 bootrom exploit-vulnerable devices up to and including the iPhone X. But a conflicting rumor the very next day suggested just the opposite.

If true, then this means jailbreak tools such as checkra1n and palera1n will be unable to be updated to support iOS & iPadOS 17 since those devices won’t be able to run iOS & iPadOS 17.

You can learn more about this rumor in our full news post.

iOS & iPadOS 16.3.1 unsigned

iOS 16 firmware downgrade

Apple officially stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 16.3.1 on Friday in a move that prevents iPhone and iPad users from downgrading from the newer iOS or iPadOS 16.4 firmware.

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

Everything else from this week

AppColorClose (iOS 12+): Tints the Home Screen’s app editing buttons based on the icon’s dominant color (free via PoomSmart’s repository — review post)

CenteredLabels-Rootless: The rootless version of CenteredLabels, which centers all the labels in the Settings app (free via ETHN’s repository)

DoneToLock: Lock your device by double-tapping on the Done or Add Widgets buttons while editing the Home Screen (free via BigBoss repository)

Everest: Randomized app launching animations when tapping on icons from your Home Screen (free via Havoc repository — review post)

NoButtonsWhenPlaying-Rootless: The rootless version of NoButtonsWhenPlaying, which removes the Quick Action buttons from the Lock Screen when music is playing (free via ETHN’s repository)

SafeModeMuteToggle-Rootless: The rootless version of SafeModeMuteToggle, which invokes Safe Mode when you use the mute switch a certain way (free via ETHN’s repository — review post)

UnlockForMusic-Rootless: The rootless version of UnlockForMusic, which unlocks your screen when the Now Playing track changes (free via ETHN’s repository)

That brings us to the end of this week’s jailbreak roundup, but we’ll be right back again next Sunday with a roundup that resembles this one, albeit with refreshed content inside reflecting the times.

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What was your favorite jailbreak tweak or news tidbit mentioned in today’s roundup? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.