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IAmSpeed simplifies the process of backing up jailbreak tweaks for when switching jailbreaks

So you’ve built up a rock-solid jailbreak tweak arsenal that you’re certain you want to continue using for the foreseeable future. And let’s hypothetically also say that you’re the type of person who likes to rootFS restore and switch jailbreaks from time to time, just to see what works best for you.

How can you make re-installing all your jailbreak tweaks a swift and painless process after switching to a different jailbreak? Why, with a jailbreak tweak backup solution, of course!

IAmLazy makes it a breeze to back-up and restore tweaks and add-ons after switching jailbreaks

Whenever a new jailbreak tool launches, jailbreakers are often antsy to try it out. This includes those who might already be pwned by way of a different tool – such as unc0ver users when the newer Taurine tool dropped, for example.

Perhaps one of the most problematic elements of switching from one jailbreak to another is the realization that you’ll need to set up your device’s third-party add-ons all over again. Whether you’re restoring to a fresh, bone-stock installation of iOS or using the rootFS restore feature to un-jailbreak your device, you’ll still need to reinstall all your jailbreak tweaks to get up and running again.

How to restore your deleted Instagram posts and stories

Confirm Restore Recently Deleted Instagram Post

With social media, there are times when we post something, change our minds, and delete the post. But have you ever done this and then changed your mind again, wishing you could put the post back?

Instagram gives you a way to see and restore your deleted posts and stories. You have 30 days from the time you delete the item to restore it. After that, it’s gone for good.

So if you want to restore a post or story on Instagram and time hasn’t run out yet, here’s how to do it.

How to fix duplicate iCloud contacts after updating to macOS Big Sur

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

If you’ve recently updated your Mac to macOS Big Sur, you may have noticed an issue with your contacts. Have all of your Contacts suddenly been duplicated since the upgrade? If so, you’re not alone.

You can certainly go through the process of removing the duplicates, as some have suggested in the Apple Community forum. But there is another suggestion, used by our own Sebastien Page, that is the quickest and easiest way to go.

Basically, you’ll restore your Contacts to the last backup in iCloud, here’s how.

How to view and recover previous versions of images and PDFs in Preview

Preview Browse Previous Versions on Mac

As you probably know, Preview on Mac automatically saves changes you make to an image or PDF file. While most times this is benefit, it can also be a detriment. You can create a duplicate before you start working on the file, but if you forget, then you’ve just changed the original. And this isn’t always what you want.

At the same time, you may make several changes that you decide you don’t want to use after all. But again, you’ve changed and saved the file already.

Here, we’ll show you how to view and recover previous versions of PDFs and images in Preview. This allows you to go back and grab an earlier version to use or copy.

Inferius permits creating & restoring from custom IPSWs via checkm8 exploit

Upon refreshing the /r/jailbreak subreddit Wednesday evening, many jailbreakers were pleasantly surprised to learn about the release of a novel jailbreak-centric utility dubbed Inferius by @marijuanARM.

After a quick scan of the release notes on the project’s official GitHub page, it becomes apparent that Inferius was created to aid users in the process of creating and restoring from custom IPSW files. Quite the attention-grabbing feat indeed, but you’ll definitely want to read more about Inferius before you start jumping right in.

How to remove the unc0ver jailbreak without restoring your iPhone or iPad

If your handset is jailbroken with unc0ver and you’ve either decided that you revert to a vanilla version of iOS or that you want to start over with a different jailbreak tool, it’s important to know that the unc0ver jailbreak incorporates a mechanism for rolling your handset back to a pre-jailbroken state.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to remove the unc0ver jailbreak and all of its components from your iPhone or iPad. This process is recommended over totally restoring your handset because it will preserve your valuable personal data and ensure that your device can still be jailbroken in the future if you happen to change your mind.

How to remove the checkra1n jailbreak without restoring your iPhone or iPad

Whether you’ve jailbroken with the checkra1n tool and fancy reverting back to a vanilla version of iOS or you merely want to uninstall checkra1n to try a different jailbreak tool, the checkra1n jailbreak includes a convenient built-in utility for removing the jailbreak with just a few simple taps.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to remove the checkra1n jailbreak without completely restoring your iPhone or iPad. This method is traditionally recommended over a full-blown device restore because it doesn’t erase your data and it preserves your version of iOS. The latter is especially useful if you’re removing checkra1n to try another jailbreak since other jailbreaks can be picky about the versions of iOS they support.

How to view and restore previous document versions in Pages, Numbers and Keynote on iPhone & iPad

Numbers Version History iPhone Screen

When you use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, you save the document you’re working on every so often. And if you have iCloud Drive turned on, versions of your documents are saved periodically as you work on them.

So if you make tons of changes and decide that you want to revert to a previous version, you can restore a previous document.

We’ve already shown you how to do this on Mac. This tutorial shows you how to view and restore previous document versions in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on iPhone and iPad.

How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

If you’ve updated your Mac to macOS Catalina, then you’ll notice a specific app missing; iTunes. You’ve probably heard that iTunes was going away, but now that it’s truly gone, you’ll have to manage your devices differently.

You might have used iTunes to back up or restore your iPhone, sync specific items with your iPad, or simply manage your devices.

The bad news is that you can’t use iTunes on Mac to do this anymore. But the good news is that there is another way and it’s super easy.

Here’s how to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices.