ReachSpring lets jailbreakers respring with the native Reachability gesture

Respring screen.

Jailbreakers know just how valuable the ability to respring their device can be, as it’s often used for saving settings that have been applied to third-party jailbreak tweaks, or for installing or uninstalling those very same extensions. With that in mind, it can be incredibly useful to be able to respring on a whim.

While most jailbreak tweaks offer some type of respring shortcut in their preference pane, not all of them do, and a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called ReachSpring by iOS developer Luki120 ensures that an honest respring is never more than a simple gesture away.

Checkra1n jailbreak user gets Ubuntu running on an iPhone 7

The checkra1n jailbreak utilizes such a powerful exploit that it offers a whole lot more than just a package manager and instant access to your favorite jailbreak tweaks. In fact, the hardware-based checkm8 bootrom exploit has proven more than capable of enabling a whole host of interesting hacks on compatible devices.

The latest of such hacks comes by way of Twitter user @RowRocka, who on Monday afternoon Tweeted a YouTube video of Ubuntu version 20.04 running on an iPhone 7 that had been pwned with the checkra1n jailbreak tool.

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.

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: AutoScroll, Carbonite, Fisting, and more…

It's a great time to be a jailbreaker, especially since there's the checkra1n jailbreak can't be patched and there are several other exploits looming in the wild for newer devices.

In this piece, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, January 27th to Sunday February 2nd. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of the rest afterward.

Carbonite enriches the Reachability interface with new functionality

Reachability is a feature Apple put into iOS to make using taller iPhones easier with just one hand, especially for the small-handed folk out there. But if you have the ability to reach that high up with just your thumb when using your iPhone one-handed or you want to make better use of the space when using two hands, then you might view the Reachability interface as a complete and utter waste of space.

If you identify as the latter category, then you’ll probably come to appreciate that of a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Carbonite by iOS developer Antique. This tweak aims to make the Reachability interface more useful by filling it with toggles and shortcuts that can make your life easier in day-to-day usage.

This tweak lets you colorize your iPhone’s selected text highlights

As you select bodies of text in iOS, whether that’s from a website, a text-editing app, or somewhere else, you’ve probably gotten accustomed to seeing a light blue highlight designating the text you’ve selected. I love that I can select text to copy and paste elsewhere in iOS, but I generally wish Apple provided more aesthetic customization in this department.

Enter SelectTextColors, a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer pxcex that responds to this longstanding request by letting users customize their selected text highlighting colors.

SmartNetwork helps you manage your iOS device’s network connections

Your iPhone and iPad are wireless communication devices that use either Wi-Fi or cellular connections to maintain a continuous flow of data to and from the device. But wouldn’t it be nice if Apple gave users more control over their handset’s network parameters?

Those looking to obtain more fine-grained control over their iPhone or iPad’s wireless networking may take a liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak called SmartNetwork by iOS developer Elias Sfeir. As the name implies, this tweak offers a suite of features that let you manage your handset’s connections more effectively.

Fugu: An early concept open source jailbreak project based on checkm8

Matrix code hacked iPhone.

Checkra1n has long enjoyed its prestigious status of being the first and only jailbreak tool to take advantage of the checkm8 bootrom exploit, but could that change in the near future?

A curious new posting shared just this evening on /r/jailbreak appears to detail a new jailbreak tool dubbed Fugu that is being dubbed the “first open-source jailbreak tool based on the checkm8 exploit” by its creator Linus Henze. This eye-popping development certainly grabbed our attention, but a closer look at the project's GitHub page reveals the fine print:

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: BarMoji, MuteVibes, Prysm, and more…

Jailbreakers who are looking for new and exciting ways to modify their pwned handsets have come to the right place. Regardless of what jailbreak you might be using to liberate your device, we’re certain you’ll find something here that you can use to help your device stand out from the crowd.

In this piece, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, January 27th to Sunday February 2nd. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first and then wrap things up with an outline of the rest afterward.