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Pinera1n: A portable checkra1n jailbreak for iPhones that runs on the Linux-based pinephone

Checkra1n is one of the best ways to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad if you have a compatible device (A7-A11) because it utilizes an un-patchable hardware-based bootrom exploit known as checkm8. Perhaps the only notable caveat to checkra1n is that it’s a semi-tethered jailbreak, which means that you need a computer to return to a jailbroken state if you reboot your device for any reason.

Expand the capabilities of your jailbroken iPhone’s Contacts app with Contacts Extended

It goes without saying that the vast majority of iPhone users resort to using the stock Contacts app that Apple pre-installs from the factory for managing their contact list. Not only is it easy to use, but it integrates more deeply with the rest of iOS than most third-party alternatives from the App Store.

Unfortunately, being a pre-installed app typically means that Contacts is somewhat barebones. Apple does this intentionally to make the iPhone easier to use, but if you demand more out of your Contacts app as so many people do, then a new jailbreak tweak called Contacts Extender by iOS developer 0xkuj might be of interest to you.

This jailbreak tweak adds a caller ID toggle button to Control Center

If you ever need to hide your identify from someone that you’re attempting to call from your iPhone, then you can utilize the “Show My Caller ID” option in the Settings app to toggle displaying your caller ID on or off when making outgoing phone calls. On the other hand, finding this option in the Settings app can feel a little like navigating a complex labyrinth.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BeatsStudioBudsControl, YouTube Premium Plus, & more…

While some jailbreakers-to-be continue to wait for a jailbreak solution that works on newer firmware, those lucky enough to already have a pwned handset are wondering what they can do to modify their device outside of Apple’s stock parameters.

At iDownloadBlog, we come at you every weekend with a roundup just like this one, which summarizes everything that you may have missed throughout the busy work week.

Add more pizzazz to your iPhone’s native media player with CustoMedia

Upon tapping the play button for a video in Safari or the Photos app, iOS automatically loads the video in its native media player interface. This media player doesn’t apply to all apps, such as those with proprietary alternatives like the official YouTube app, but it applies almost everywhere else.

Jailbreakers who have an interest in customizing iOS’ default media player are likely to show an interest in a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed CustoMedia by iOS developer gamehacker080, as it permits the end user to not only colorize the native media player, but also to adjust its behavior in several different ways.

YouTube Premium Plus is a new jailbreak tweak for customizing the YouTube app

I’m a chronic YouTube user, and those in the same boat could probably find a use for one of the boat load of features offered by a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed YouTube Premium Plus by iOS developer LillieWeeb.

The name is a bit of a misnomer because it doesn’t provide YouTube Premium features for free, nor does it only apply to YouTube Premium users. Rather, it offers a wide variety of options for augmenting YouTube for both YouTube basic and YouTube Premium users alike.

This tweak unlocks listening mode switching for Beats Studio Buds via Control Center on firmware prior to iOS 14.6

Apple device users responded positively to AirPods Pro and their tight integration with the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. More specifically, users appreciated being able to switch listening modes directly from Control Center, which includes Noise Cancellation mode, Normal mode, and Transparency mode.

These features were once exclusive to the AirPods Pro, but fast-forward to today, and those same features can be enjoyed on AirPods Max and even certain Beats headphones like the Beats Studio Buds. One caveat, however, is that users must be running iOS or iPadOS 14.6 or newer to enjoy this functionality with the Beats Studio Buds.

AirPopupConnect upgrades the H1 headphone pairing interface with dark mode & a connect button

A lot of magic happens when you bring a new pair of AirPods or Apple/Beats-branded equivalent headphones or earbuds with the proprietary H1 chip close to your iPhone for the first time. The pairing process is simply beautiful, complete with a stunning 3D render-equipped pairing interface and the works.

A similar interface appears when you bring any of the aforementioned audio devices close to your iPhone from then on so that you can view its current battery charge or just gawk at the gorgeous animations some more. But it’s noticeably missing something — a button for easily connecting to said device.

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.