Jailbreak news of the week: ElleKit v1.0, removing Dopamine, Cowabunga Lite, & more…

If you’ve been looking for a place to catch up on all the latest changes in the iPhone and iPad jailbreak community lately, then you’ve found it!

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

This roundup post will discuss everything new with respect to jailbreak tools, jailbreak tweak releases, and other relevant news posts that might interest jaimbdeakers that ran during the week of Monday, May 15th to Sunday, May 21st.

So without further ado, let’s get on with it!

Important stuff from this week

Palera1n jailbreak works on iOS 16.5

Palera1n jailbreak.

Apple on Thursday released iOS & iPadOS 16.5 and iOS & iPadOS 15.7.6 to the general public for compatible devices respectively, adding several security patches and new features.

Fortunately, the palera1n team said that the palera1n-c jailbreak works just fine on these firmware updates on A9-A11 devices, which means that the tool won’t need to be updated for users to take advantage of it on the latest firmwares available from Apple.

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

ElleKit v1.0 released


ElleKit, the primary means of tweak injection on the rootless Dopamine jailbreak for arm64e devices (A12-A15) running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1, was updated to version 1.0 this week.

The update was reported to fix all know bugs, making it the most stable release for users to date, which is why it’s strongly recommended that all Dopamine users go ahead and install this update.

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

How to remove the Dopamine jailbreak

Dopamine jailbreak icon banner.

If you’ve decided that you want to remove the Dopamine jailbreak from your A12-A15 device running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1, then we walk you through those steps in our step-by-step tutorial.

Apple releases iOS 16.5 & 15.7.6

iPhone screenshots showcasing the sports tab in the Apple News app

Apple on Thursday released new firmware for the iPhone and iPad, which included iOS & iPadOS 16.5 for newer devices and iOS & iPadOS 15.7.6 for older devices that can’t run iOS or iPadOS 16.

While the newer of the two firmware updates included new features, such as Pride-centric wallpapers, Sports tab in the News app, launch with Siri screen, and more, both the iOS & iPadOS 16 and iOS & iPadOS 15 updates included important security patches.

You can find out more about what’s new in iOS & iPadOS 16.5 in our full news post.

Palera1n’s brief server trouble

palera1n jailbreak icon.

The palera1n team’s web hosting server trial expired last weekend, causing issues for users trying to use the jailbreak’s bootstrap or repository services.


Fortunately, the palera1n team was able to get everything back up and running within 24 hours, allowing people to go about their business once more.

You can learn more about the issue in our full news post.

kok3shi9 & kok3shiX become EOL

kok3shi jailbreak header.

The developer behind the kok3shi9 & kok3shiX jailbreaks for iOS 9 and iOS 10 officially designated these projects as being end of life (EOL).

This means that neither tool will receive any further updates as alternative tools exist. The developer will instead focus primarily on supporting the palera1n team.

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

Cowabunga Lite released

Cowabunga Lite officially released.

Cowabunga Lite is a new system customization app for macOS that can be used to customize your non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad in various ways.

The app reportedly works by taking advantage of iOS & iPadOS’ restore process, so it can’t be patched by Apple. It also works on all the latest firmware on any iPhone or iPad.

You can learn more about the different kinds of things that Cowabunga Lite lets you do in our full review post.

AlbumManager ultimate Photos app tweak

AlbumManager header.

Just this week, we showed you an incredible jailbreak tweak for taking your Photos app to the next level called AlbumManager.

This tweak not only lets you actually move images and video from one album to another instead of only copying them, but also provides locking and security features for all your albums.

You can learn more about AlbumManager and what makes it so great in our full review post.

MilkyWay 4 gets rootless support

MilkyWay 4-rootless.

The MilkyWay 4 jailbreak tweak received rootless support this past week, enabling iPhone and iPad users on an iOS 15.x jailbreak such as Dopamine or palera1n to make full use of it.

For those who don’t know, MilkyWay 4 brings true desktop-class windowed multitasking to any device it’s installed on. It’s activated with a tap-and-hold from the App Switcher.

You can learn more about MilkyWay 4-rootless and how it works in our full review post.

SimpleTime tweak

SimpleTime examples of Lock Screen.

If you want more control over how your Lock Screen looks and feels, then be sure to check out SimpleTime.

Not only can you use SimpleTime to make your jailbroken iOS 12-15 device have a Lock Screen that looks more like an iOS 16 Lock Screen, but you could go completely custom if you so choose.

You can learn more about SimpleTime and how it works in our full review post.

Tappy gets rootless support

Animated GIF showing off the Tappy jailbreak tweak.

The popular Tappy jailbreak tweak that could change the Status Bar’s time indicator into a date indicator was updated this past week with support for rootless jailbreaks.

This update also meant that the package was being made available via an official repository and that it became open source.

You can learn more about the Tappy-related news in our full news post.

Muse 4 theme

Muze 4 theme.

You might want to add a splash of character to your jailbroken or non-jailbroken handset’s Home Screen, and if this sounds like you, then Muze 4 is a fantastic theme to check out.

You can learn more about Muze 4 in our full review post.

iLitgh theme

iLitgh theme depiction.

Another theme that might tickle your fancy is one called iLitgh, which uses fancy, bright color gradients to make your app icons stand out from a busy crowd of iPhone users.

You can learn more about iLitgh in our full review post.

Everything else from this week

CCLessStatusBAR: Hides the Status Bar and chevron from Control Center (free via BigBoss repository)

CCVibration: A Control Center toggle for vibration on iPhones (free via BigBoss repository — review post)

FakeSignalBar: Fake your carrier name, signal strength, cellular connections, and more (free via alias20’s repository — review post)

FastDeleteKey: Custom speed when deleting characters via the keyboard (free via BigBoss repository)

MyCcStatusLabel: Custom colors and options for the Control Center status label & more (free via BigBoss repository)

Shiiny: A theme that takes a 3D approach to app icons with lighting and shadow effects ($2.99 via Chariz repository — review post)

Speedy: Make your system animation speeds faster or slower, and customize various animations (free via alias20’s repository — review post)

SubKaTalk: Treats iPhone/iPod touch as an iPad to use KakaoTalk on another device (free via alias20’s repository)

TwinklePatcher: An extension for the Twinkle app (free via Ichitaso repository)

That wraps up this week’s jailbreak roundup, but we’ll be right back again at the same time next week with a roundup just like this one, albeit with content that suits the times.

Miss last week’s roundup? Dopamine updates, more tweaks add rootless support, & more…

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