iOS 11

Unc0ver jailbreak updated to v5.2.1 with bug fixes & improvements

Hot off the heels of a heated DMCA battle between the Electra Team and the unc0ver Team Tuesday evening, the unc0ver jailbreak has received its first update in nearly a month, officially bringing the jailbreak tool up to version 5.2.1.

The update was announced via the unc0ver Team’s official Twitter account early Wednesday morning, and from what we can gather, it mostly appears to be a bug fix update.

How to boot into Safe Mode with the unc0ver jailbreak

If your iPhone or iPad is jailbroken, then it can be easy to go overboard with installing jailbreak tweaks. While the primary purpose of most jailbreak tweaks is to make your handset better, it’s always possible for a buggy or poorly coded tweak to go rogue and cause more harm than good; sometimes rendering your entire handset momentarily inoperable.

While some panic at the aforementioned thought, especially when it happens to their own jailbroken device, it’s not always necessary to restore your device and lose your jailbreak. In fact, the unc0ver jailbreak supports a function that lets you boot into a no-tweak state tantamount to the likes of no-substrate mode so that you can safely launch Cydia and uninstall the offending tweak(s). We’ll show you how that’s done in this tutorial.

Why settle for an ordinary iPhone Dock when you can use Multipla?

The Dock gives iPhone users quick access to their favorite apps from anywhere on the Home screen, but that’s just about the extent of it on stock handsets. If you’re jailbroken and looking for a more enticing experience, then you’ll probably like what a newly released jailbreak tweak called Multipla by iOS developers burrit0z and Thomz brings to the table.

As depicted in the screenshot examples above and below, Multipla expands upon the Dock’s existing functionality by unlocking additional features that simply wouldn’t be possible on a stock handset. Among those are adding more apps, viewing informative widgets, and much more.

Prysm redefines what you’ve come to expect from Control Center

Control Center is one of the interfaces I use the most often on my iPhone, and while I applaud Apple for having an all-in-one command center for toggles and shortcuts, that doesn’t stop me from thinking that the design is beginning to look stale and that it’s a bit light on features.

A new jailbreak tweak called Prysm designed by thetimeloop and brought to life by iOS developer LaughingQuoll aims to resolve some of these gripes by giving Control Center a complete aesthetic overhaul and adding useful features to the interface while maintaining compatibility with other Control Center-centric add-ons for jailbroken handsets.

Sileo v1.7.0 beta 2 brings further speed improvements to the app

The Sileo Team pushed an updated public beta version of the Sileo package manager for the Electra (iOS 11) and Chimera (iOS 12) jailbreaks Sunday evening, officially bringing the project up to version 1.7.0 beta 2.

The announcement, shared mere minutes ago via the Sileo Team’s official Twitter page, denotes several improvements in the latest beta release:

How to install the unc0ver jailbreak on iOS 11.0-14.8 with AltStore

The unc0ver jailbreak supports a semi-untethered jailbreak on iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 and a fully unethered jailbreak on arm64e devices (iPhone XS and later) running iOS 14.4-14.5.1, which means that the tool is now compatible with all versions of iOS & iPadOS ranging from 11.0-14.3 (and 14.4-14.5.1 with a big asterisk). To date, AltStore is the best and most reliable way to install the unc0ver jailbreak app on your iPhone or iPad.

As long as your iPhone or iPad is running running iOS or iPadOS 12.2 or later, then you can use AltStore to install the unc0ver jailbreak, and in this tutorial, we walk you through the steps necessary to make it happen so you can reap all the benefits.

Signe lets you use numeric gestures as shortcuts to apps and websites

Having a jailbroken handset means that you can install third-party add-ons that permit you to take advantage of features that otherwise wouldn’t be available to you on a stock device. Shortcuts that make accessing your most-used features are a wonderful example of this.

Those wishing that their iPhone or iPad would give them fast and easy access to their favorite apps or websites from anywhere in iOS might want to take a minute out of their busy day to check out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Signe by iOS developers Tr1fecta and Kritanta.

How to use iOS Ninja to install the unc0ver jailbreak without a computer

If you rely on Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak to realize the fullest potential of your iOS 11.0-12.4.1 iPhone or iPad [up to A12(X)] , then you might occasionally find yourself between a rock and a hard place when the side-loaded jailbreak app is no longer signed and you don’t have access to a computer or a working side-loading app to fix it.

Thanks to a plethora of third-party signing services, it’s possible to install the unc0ver jailbreak without a computer when this happens, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that with the popular iOS Ninja utility.

This tweak automatically hides the Home Bar when it isn’t needed

Newer iPhone and iPad Pro models have ditched the traditional Home Button in favor of an edge-to-edge display that sports a software-based Home Bar instead. The Home Bar can be used for unlocking, returning to the Home Screen, toggling Reachability, and switching between apps, but many would argue that it doesn’t always need to be visible.

For those looking for a solution to this quandary, a new and free jailbreak tweak called AutoHideHomeBarX by iOS developer Asterix can automatically hide the Home Bar when it isn’t needed and cause it to reappear again when it is.

How to get Installer 5 on your jailbroken device

The Installer 5 package manager is now officially out of beta, which means that all jailbreakers now have yet another option to pick from in terms of managing their  handset’s favorite tweaks and extensions.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you the steps necessary to install the all-new Installer 5 package manager on any jailbroken device running iOS 10 through 13.

WiFiQR lets you share your currently-connected Wi-Fi network with a QR code

Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak that could generate a QR code for quickly and easily sharing your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot with another user, whether they were using iOS or another mobile operating system such as Android.

But now, a similar QR code-based jailbreak tweak called WiFiQR by iOS developer KingPuffDaddi has been released for sharing your currently-connected Wi-Fi network with others using comparable means to the tweak we showed you last week.