Cydia is still the most-used package manager on the plethora of jailbroken handsets today, and since it serves the bulk of the jailbreak community, it only makes sense that folks will want to modify it much like the rest of their pwned handset.
With that in mind, we’re excited to show you a new free jailbreak tweak called CydiaUpdates by iOS developer SwedishPrxck. This tweak changes the way you see new packages and their respective updates in the Cydia app’s native Changes tab.
The iPhone’s stock Lock screen is as barebones as can be, and while some people love the minimalistic look, others with Apple would make better use of the available screen real estate. Those in the latter boat, much like myself, will come to appreciate a new jailbreak tweak called Centurion by iOS developer maximehip.
Centurion is essentially a new widget that appears just below the date and time on the Lock screen with an informative view regarding current/upcoming events and the number of missed notifications for some of your favorite apps.
At iDB, we understand the importance of finding the right wallpaper for your handset, and that’s one of the reasons why we host a weekly wallpaper roundup. But if you have a jailbroken handset and feel the need for more frequent wallpaper changes, then you might take a liking to a new tweak release called FreshWall by iOS developer SparkDev.
As you might have inferred already from the context above,
FreshWall keeps things ‘fresh’ by updating your wallpaper whenever you unlock
your handset. The tweak makes use of numerous wallpaper sources to grab images,
which ensures you get something fresh to look at each and every time.
While iOS’ built-in Rotation Lock feature can be an asset at times, there are also instances where it tends to be a real pain in the fanny. Case in point: when you begin watching a video and your handset won’t rotate into landscape mode until you manually turn Rotation Lock off.
iOS developer LaughingQuoll understood the problem with this implementation by Apple and set out to come up with a better solution. The result? – A new jailbreak tweak called SmartRotate has now been released.
The official YouTube app incorporates a native dark mode that can help ease the stress on your eyes when using the app in a dark environment, and while it’s great, it’s also far from customizable. With that shortcoming in mind, iOS developer Revulate has just released a new free jailbreak tweak called GrooveTube.
After installing GrooveTube, you can manually configure the
color scheme of the YouTube app’s dark mode to your liking. In the before and
after screenshot examples above, you’ll observe how we’ve re-colored the YouTube
app background to be darker and altered the tab bar tint color to be red.
We’ve seen so many different types of volume HUD
replacements for the iOS platform that it’s not even funny, but if you’re
familiar with the Nintendo Switch, then you might be excited to learn that it’s
now possible to achieve a similar volume HUD experience on the iPhone and iPad.
The newfangled volume HUD for iOS comes by way of a new free jailbreak tweak called NintendoSwitchHUD by iOS developer iKilledAppl3, and once you’ve installed it, you’ll see witness akin to the before and after screenshots illustrated above.
There are typically two ways to lock your iPhone when you’re finished using it: 1) press the sleep button; or 2) wait for the lockout timer time out. But with a new free jailbreak tweak called DownLocker by iOS developer Soh Satoh, you can add a third and practical method to that list.
DownLocker utilizes your iPhone’s accelerometer system to discern the handset’s orientation in space, and when it senses that your handset is lying face-down, it locks the device. This works with virtually any flat surface, whether that object is opaque or transparent, which is an apparent advantage over similar tweaks that would use the handset’s proximity sensor instead.
If you’re interested in transforming your iPhone’s Lock screen into a customizable quick-glance information hub, then you might enjoy a new jailbreak tweak called Talion by iOS developer maximehip.
Talion lets you add various widgets directly to your Lock
screen, and unlike the ones that appear in iOS’ Today view, widgets that appear
via Talion are optimized to display side-by-side in a lovely and compact manner,
as shown above.
DarkKeysXII is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developers Patrick Simpson and Ultra that implements a darker keyboard interface for jailbroken iPhones and iPads.
The tweak takes effect immediately after installation
without the need to configure any complex options, giving you the slick darkened
typing experience that you see in the screenshot examples above.
With a full-fledged iOS 12 jailbreak now available to the public, many are wondering what jailbreak tweaks they should install to trick out their handset(s). Fortunately, there have been a myriad of new releases, and we’ve got you covered.
This roundup encompasses all the jailbreak tweaks released
in Cydia from Monday, February 25th to Sunday, March 3rd.
As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites and then wrap
things up with an outline of the rest afterward.
Many forget that the Cydia app itself can be tweaked by way of Saurik’s Cydia Substrate framework, but not iOS developer aJboCydia; he has just released a new free jailbreak tweak called Store Features that lets users customize the Cydia app.
Right out of the box, Store Features empowers users with each
of the following features:
There’s been a lot of hype in the jailbreak community these past several weeks as we inch ever so close to a full-fledged iOS 12 jailbreak, but those already pwned on iOS 11 might be wondering what kind of jailbreak tweaks they should install.
This roundup will go over all the jailbreak tweaks released this week in Cydia. It will encompass all the tweaks released from Monday, February 18th to Sunday, February 24th in addition to some others. As always, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites first and then outline the rest afterward.