Being in control of your iPhone’s display brightness can be incredibly convenient depending on your surrounding circumstances. But I’ve long noticed that even the lowest brightness setting isn’t quite as low as I like it sometimes.
As capable of an internet communications device as the iPhone is, it seems like Apple doesn’t give users all that many options for Wi-Fi connectivity and network management.
Like most things Apple, the company instead took a user-friendly approach to reduce the number of interactions a user makes with configuration. This makes complicated things more approachable by the masses, but it can be annoying if you’re a power user that demands more capabilities.
Curiously timed with respect to the upcoming iOS & iPadOS 15 updates for iPhone and iPad, The Odyssey Team appears to have released an updated version of the iOS & iPadOS 13-based Odyssey jailbreak tool.
At iDownloadBlog, we continue to cover new jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak-centric news on a daily basis despite the annual pre-event lull. But life often keeps us so busy that keeping up with everything new proves to be a challenging endeavor.
The Sileo Team released yet another update to the Sileo package manager for jailbroken iPhones and iPads this week, this time bringing it up to version 2.2.5.
If you use any of the CoolStar-led jailbreaks, including Chimera for iOS 12, Odyssey for iOS & iPadOS 13, or Taurine for iOS & iPadOS 14, then there’s a good chance that you’re using libhooker for tweak injection, which is the intricate process that lets installed jailbreak tweaks work their magic on your handset’s operating system.
While CoolStar regularly updates libhooker with improvements, CoolStar just this past weekend opted to launch a public beta of a new libhooker build dubbed libhooker v1.6.9 beta 1 to allow voluntary testers to try the latest features before they roll out to the general public by way of an official update.
Just under a week ago, the Dynastic Repo repository announced a planned shutdown that would occur sometime next year. Dynastic Repo also noted that it would roll out an archival program that would continue hosting existing tweaks and let users download those tweaks that are already hosted there. Free tweaks would be enrolled in the archival program automatically, while paid tweaks would either need to opt-in to it or move to another repository altogether.
The announcement also included an excerpt pertaining specifically to the popular paid ShortLook jailbreak tweak, which was created by several developers associated with Dynastic Repo including Ayden Panhuyzen, Jamie Bishop, and José Hernandez. Given the upcoming archival program, those developers decided that ShortLook would be made free inline with the upcoming changes. Interestingly enough, however, ShortLook went free much sooner than expected…
Many jailbreak tweak developers will be familiar with Theos, which is best described as a cross-platform suite of tools for developing software for the iOS and iPadOS platforms without the use of Xcode. The reason for Theos’ familiarity is that it has proven to be a particularly instrumental mechanism in the development of jailbreak tweaks over the years.
Just this weekend, however, the Theos team took to /r/jailbreak to announce Orion, a new and open-source DSL that will empower developers to more easily craft jailbreak tweaks using Apple’s renowned Swift programming language.
Although jailbreak tweak releases were somewhat lean this past week, the community made up for that with what felt like a substantial amount of exciting jailbreak-centric news breaks.
Originally designed to make one-handed use of larger-displayed iPhones easier, Reachability is an often underused feature that holds a lot of potential.
The jailbreak community knows all about this potential, as jailbreak tweaks are seemingly always trying to make better use of the space at the top of the display upon summoning Reachability.
Following the release of a major update to the Sileo package manager just over two weeks ago with support for all jailbreaks and an extensive change log, the Sileo Team has published several smaller updates in the days following.
Today, we’re witnessing the release of yet another update for the Sileo package manager, this time bringing the app up to version 2.2.4-1.
It’s truly wonderful that the YouTube app supports Dark Mode on the iOS and iPadOS platforms, assuming the user toggles the feature on first. But unlike most Dark Mode-supported apps for the iPhone and iPad, the YouTube app’s user interface is more of a dark gray than black.