iOS 10

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AutoWall, Dimage, Hive, & more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

If you have a jailbroken handset and you’re looking for new and exciting ways to customize it, then you’ve come to the right place.

This roundup will encompass all the latest jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, January 21st to Sunday, January 27th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first and then outline the rest for you afterward.

Umbreon: A customizable Dark Mode for web pages in iOS

While most Dark Mode-oriented jailbreak tweaks support iOS’ native app interfaces, the vast majority lack support for the various web pages you might visit while surfing the web.

Two tweaks launched in September, dubbed Deluminator and Nebula, were some of the first to bring a full-featured Dark Mode experience to web pages in particular. But now, a new release called Umbreon by iOS developer Soh Satoh accomplishes this same goal while providing some additional customizations.

In the screenshot examples above, you can see how white backgrounds on most web pages are darkened to reduce the eye-searing effect that’s typically endured while browsing the internet in a dark environment. Umbreon should play nicely with most standard web pages, but there are some instances where a web page won’t be fully compatible.

After you install Umbreon, you’ll find an extensive preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:

Here, you can:

Toggle the tweak on or off on demand Enable Dark Mode for web pages Combine custom CSS formatting with Dark Mode CSS Select different apps to disable features in Configure a CSS injection delay Toggle gray background instead of black for Dark Mode Enable web image brightness adjustments Use a slider to set a custom image brightness level Enter custom Dark Mode CSS styling if you don’t want to use the default Toggle website filtering Choose whether filter is a black list or a white list Choose whether filter should exactly match URLs or guess websites based on name Inject custom JavaScript Toggle filtering for JavaScript injection

The developer includes a respring button at the top right of the preference pane that you can use to save your changes. You should use it any time you adjust the settings in this pane.

Compared to Deluminator and Nebula, it seems like Umbreon intends to offer more features to the end user, but its aesthetics aren’t as streamlined. As you can probably discern from our screenshot examples above, some website elements don’t render as expected, such as the Google search bar text field and the filtering tabs just above the Google search results.

Finally, we should mention that Umbreon looks best when paired with a core Dark Mode tweak, such as Eclipse or Nightshade; otherwise, you'd only be theming web pages and not the apps you use on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in trying Umbreon, then you can download it for $1.00 from Cydia’s Packix repository. The tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 and 11 devices. Any bugs should be reported directly to the developer such that they can be fixed promptly.

What are your thoughts about the versatility that Umbreon presents? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Blurbe, Launchtron, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

It’s been an interesting week for the jailbreak community, especially in terms of jailbreak tweak releases.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, January 14th to Sunday, January 20th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites first and then outline the rest afterward.

YTMiniBarX rounds the corners of the mini bar in the official YouTube app

The official YouTube app is a must-have for many iPhone owners, whether they’re jailbroken or not. But if you do happen to be jailbroken, then you just might enjoy the freedom of customizing the YouTube app experience beyond what’s possible on a stock device.

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed YTMiniBarX by iOS developer Wh0ba serves as a great example of this. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, this tweak applies a rounded corner mask to the YouTube mini bar to make it more aesthetically enjoyable.

NCFancy replaces the ‘No Notifications’ text in iOS 10’s Notification Center with storage info

While most of the jailbreak community migrated to iOS 11 several months ago, those still rocking the iOS 10 jailbreak will be excited to learn of a new free jailbreak tweak in town called NCFancy by iOS developer Wh0ba.

NCFancy was explicitly designed for iOS 10 users, and as depicted in the screenshot example above, it replaces Notification Center’s useless ‘No Notifications’ text with something you might appreciate more – a pair of widgets that display your handset’s storage capacity usage.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: FullMusic11, Harpy, Serene, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

Anyone with a jailbroken device will want to customize it outside of Apple’s stock parameters, and that means installing jailbreak tweaks to modify its stock behavior.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, January 7th to Sunday, January 13th. As usual, we’ll discuss our favorite releases first and then outline the rest afterward.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: HiddenAlbumLock, NextUp, Waves, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

Whether you’re rocking the Electra jailbreak by the Electra Team or the unc0ver jailbreak by Pwn20wnd, chances are you’re looking for new ways to trick out your jailbroken iOS 11 device. Fortunately, this jailbreak tweak roundup can help you with that by summarizing everything new from this week.

This roundup will encompass all the jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, December 31st to Sunday, January 6th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases and then round up the rest afterward.

Waves brings fun fluid-like animations to your jailbroken iPhone’s Home screen

While most jailbreak tweaks are made in response to some sort of problem or inconvenience in iOS, some exist purely for good fun and entertainment. A new free release dubbed Waves by iOS developer Muirey03 is a beautiful example of the latter.

As you might have inferred already from the name and the screenshot example above, Waves brings a fluid-inspired animation to your iPhone or iPad’s Home screen. The fluid depicted in the screenshot is sensitive to motion, which means tilting your device causes the fluid to move just as the laws of physics in the real world would command.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Asteroid, LSPullToDismiss, Nightshade, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks to check out

Despite Saurik’s decision to shut down the Cydia Store, the jailbreak community is still running strong. New jailbreak tweaks are continuously being published in Cydia and are readily available for you to download.

This roundup will encompass all the jailbreak tweaks we’ve shown you this week, from Monday, December 17th to Sunday, December 23rd. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites and then outline the rest afterward.

Customize your Spotify Music app experience with Xanify

Spotify Music is perhaps one of the most popular alternatives to Apple Music on the iOS platform, but if you sport a jailbroken handset, then you probably enjoy the thought of customizing the Spotify app.

Assuming you fall under the category mentioned above, a new free jailbreak tweak called Xanify by iOS developer Codey Moore might be of interest. This tweak lets you address several pain points in Spotify and customize the app to your liking.

Cydia Store Shutdown FAQ: What happened and how will it impact jailbreakers?

Just last week, Saurik (Jay Freeman) made the difficult decision to pull the plug on the Cydia Store. But how will this impact you? Perhaps not as much as you think.

Common misunderstandings have caused a lot of confusion surrounding what is happening to Cydia and what all of this means. If you’re searching for clarity regarding the matter, then you’ve come to the right place. This post will answer many of the remaining questions.