Anthony Bouchard

I'm an avid tech specialist with a passion for software and hardware alike. I particularly like the Apple ecosystem, but enjoy tinkering with others as well. Twitter: @BouchardAnthony

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for web browsing on iOS 14

Jailbreaking is a large part of what we do here at iDownloadBlog, and that’s one of the reasons why we so vehemently carry out our mission of helping our readers with jailbreak tweak discovery. This is especially critical given the vast number of decent jailbreak tweaks that jailbreakers often forget about as newer releases come to fruition.

We’ve already curated hand-picked lists of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Lock Screen, Messages app, Now Playing interface, notification system, Status Bar, and widget system, but we won’t stop there because there are still several another facets of Apple’s mobile operating system that can be augmented with third party add-ons.

Colorize various apps on your jailbroken iPhone with this new tweak

Every app tends to have its own unique color scheme. But if you’d like to take things to the next level and you have a jailbroken handset at your disposal, then the jailbreak tweak we’re going show you might be of interest.

Enter Apps Colour Changer, a new and free extension for pwned handsets by iOS developer Lillie that lets the end user colorize various apps to their liking.

Apple no longer signing iOS 14.6 following the launch of iOS 14.7 (& iOS 14.7.1)

Following a lengthy beta testing period involving developers and volunteer participants, Apple officially released iOS & iPadOS 14.7 to the public last week with a long list of new features and improvements for iPhones and iPads alike. But no software update from Apple comes without the bitter aftertaste.

Just as Apple always does after releasing a major software update, the company closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.6, which makes it substantially more difficult for iPhone and iPad users to downgrade to the older firmware version if they’ve already updated the device(s) to iOS or iPadOS 14.7, or perhaps the newer yet iOS or iPadOS 14.7.1.

Apple releases iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1 to fix Apple Watch Touch ID bug & improve device security

Apple on Monday released software updates for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, taking the form of iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 respectively. The updates were joined in good company by the newly released macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 for Apple's Mac computer lineup.

These updates have some noteworthy changes on all the devices they support, however perhaps more-so on the iPhone than on the iPad, as we’re about to discuss.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: EarphoneReminder, IAmSpeed, Lucient, & more…

The jailbreak community continues to be the spawning ground of unique ideas for modifying stock iOS in the form of jailbreak tweaks. But a busy life can make  keeping tabs on everything a challenge.

Fortunately, iDownloadBlog has your back. We come at you every weekend with a dedicated roundup just like this one where we showcase all our favorite jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news.

IAmSpeed simplifies the process of backing up jailbreak tweaks for when switching jailbreaks

So you’ve built up a rock-solid jailbreak tweak arsenal that you’re certain you want to continue using for the foreseeable future. And let’s hypothetically also say that you’re the type of person who likes to rootFS restore and switch jailbreaks from time to time, just to see what works best for you.

How can you make re-installing all your jailbreak tweaks a swift and painless process after switching to a different jailbreak? Why, with a jailbreak tweak backup solution, of course!

This jailbreak tweak reminds you to connect headphones before playing audio based on the circumstances

I often catch myself accidentally tapping play for music or videos via my iPhone even when I don’t have my AirPods in my ears and ready to go.

This is typically accidental, as I usually prefer to keep my media consumption to myself with personal headphones of some kind, but there are rare occasions when I’m by myself that I’ll use my iPhone’s built-in speakers to listen to a YouTube video here and there.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Status Bar

Jailbroken on iOS 14, but not entirely sure how to customize your handset to help it realize its fullest potential? If you said yes to that question, then you’ve come to the right place.

We spend a lot of time here at iDownloadBlog discussing new jailbreak tweak releases and curating frequent roundups with the intent of boosting tweak discovery. This is particularly important to us, as some of the best releases often get lost in the memory hole.

This tweak prevents pop-ups from appearing near the end of YouTube app videos

YouTube seems to be working overtime lately to shove all sorts of adverts and pop-ups in your face when you’re watching videos on their platform.

While we understand YouTube’s desire to recommend content you’ll enjoy so that the platform can generate ad-based revenue from your video consumption, the excessive adverts and pop-ups degrade the user experience since it covers part of the video playback.

Adam Demasi takes over as the lead maintainer of the Zebra package manager

Today’s jailbreak tools tend to install one of two different package manager apps: Cydia or Sileo. But those are far from the only package manager apps in existence today. Popular alternatives to Cydia and Sileo that can be installed by the end user include both Installer and Zebra.

We’re no stranger to either of the aforementioned package manager apps here at iDownloadBlog, but it’s worth noting that Zebra is now under new management as iOS developer Adam Demasi (@hkirb) has officially taken over this month as the project’s lead maintainer. Those shoes were previously filled by Wilson Styres (@willywurr).