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PowerUp can help jailbreakers charge their iPhones faster

My iPhone's battery often finds itself scrambling to catch a charge before I leave for the day, whether it’s an all-day outing or a short trip to the grocery store. In any case, it would be helpful if my iPhone could charge faster than it already does out of the box, and it’s axiomatic that most iPhone users would agree.

On stock devices, users could enable Low Power Mode while charging to juice up their handset’s battery faster, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a far more effective solution that comes in a form of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerUp by iOS developers Kurrt and Squiddy.

This tweak gives the Status Bar’s battery indicator an RGB effect when charging

RGB lighting effects are popular for computer peripherals, especially in the PC gaming community. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t offer anything of the such for its platforms, and this includes the iPhone and iPad.

If you’re looking to add a touch of RGB to your jailbroken iPhone that isn’t so overpowering that it looks completely gaudy, then you might enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed rgbBattery by iOS developer jesseb0rn.

Trouble jailbreaking with checkra1n? Try this…

If you’re anything like me, then you’re ecstatic about the release of the checkra1n jailbreak. It’s an exciting development that utilizes @axi0mX’s checkm8 bootrom exploit to facilitate software liberation on handsets ranging from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X. Moreover, it’s the first public jailbreak to support iOS 13.

But it’s difficult to ignore the elephant in the room here, and that’s the sheer number of public beta testers that have reported challenges getting into DFU mode and jailbreaking, citing common issues such as Error-20 and failure to boot jailbroken.