One thing that I truly dislike about Jailbreaking is the fact that all of the Cydia apps and tweaks that have been installed can only be deleted from Cydia- not from the home screen or anywhere else which makes it an annoying experience that also happens to be time consuming from all the points of view.
However, thanks to a new Cydia app which is also known by the name of PrefDelete, people from all around the world will actually be able to delete Cydia apps faster directly from the stock Settings app which represents a great feature. Read More...
If you use Facebook or its standalone Messenger app frequently and if you’re worried that the company is tracking you to gather information for statistical purpose, you should definitely check out a new jailbreak tweak known as NoTracking.
As the name implies, NoTracking tries to protect your privacy when using Facebook or Facebook Messenger by preventing the apps from collecting information about you for statistical purpose.
Along with the advantage of enhancing privacy when using the service, the tweak also promises that it will improve the performace of your device when using the apps as well as improve the performance of your battery and enhance its life. Read More...
One of the new features in the stock Messages app on the iPhone 6 Plus is that it now displays the picture of each of the contacts in the conversation list. The image of each contact appears right next to their conversation allowing you to easily differentiate between different contacts. ConvoPics is a brand new jailbreak tweak that ports this feature to all other iOS 8 devices.
Developed by Skylerk99, ConvoPics brings the same feature to all devices that are running the new iOS 8 operating system. Just like the iPhone 6 Plus, these devices will also displays pictures next to the each of the conversation in the stock Messages app if the contact has a picture. Read More...
Earlier, we showed you how you can jailbreak your iOS 8 device on a Windows computer. Since Pangu is compatible with Windows only, it means that you can’t jailbreak your device using a Mac. But, don’t worry as we have found a solution to jailbreak your iOS 8 device on Mac.
Keep in mind that the jailbreak currently provides SSH access only and you are required to install Cydia manually. Even if you do so, you’ll still find a lot of tweaks that are not yet compatible with iOS 8 so be prepared for disappointment.
Make sure you’re running on iOS 8 or 8.1
Take a backup of your device with iTunes
Restore your device to iOS 8.1 using iTunes since the over the air update will create issues
The passcode interface on the Lockscreen features a blur background that matches iOS 7’s style. If you’re much into customization, you might probably be interested in a new jailbreak tweak known as SleekCode which allows you to customize the passcode interface on the Lockscreen.
With SleekCode, you can enable or disable the blur background as well as the alpha style of the passcode. Doing so makes the passcode’s background transparent, clearly displaying your wallpaper.
Other than this, you can also hide the rings around the passcode keys as well as remove the Emergency and the Unlock Chevron buttons. Read More...
The Pangu team recently released the jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1 devices, which was quite unexpected to be released so soon. Although it doesn’t install Cydia, you can install it manually on your device by following the guide here.
However, if you haven’t jailbroken your iOS 8 device yet, you can do so by following our step-by-step guide below. Keep in mind that the jailbreak currently provides SSH access only and you are required to install Cydia manually. Even if you do so, you’ll still find a lot of tweaks that are not yet compatible with iOS 8 so be prepared for disappointment. Read More...
If you didn’t know by now the iOS 8 jailbreak is out and is amazing. If you haven’t already follow this guide here to jailbreak your iOS 8.x device.
Quick Question: Should I jailbreak iOS 8 now?
I’ve just jailbroken my iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 8.1 and installed a few essential cydia tweaks such as f.lux, StatusHUD 2 and NoSlowAnimations – and let me tell you, this makes an incredible difference already. I can honestly say my jailbroken iPhone 6 Plus 64GB is the best iPhone I’ve ever owned!
If you’ve followed the above guide from iDB to install Cydia on iOS 8 but still can not get Cydia to show on your home screen after following all the steps, here is a quick easy solution:
How to Fix Cydia not showing after iOS 8 Jailbreak
iOS 7 comes with a feature called Siri Dictation which allows users to speak into the device and have their spoken words typed automatically for them. This can be activated by tapping on the microphone button that appears on the keyboard whenever you’re typing. Although it’s a great feature, Siri Dication in iOS 8 comes with additional 24 new languages that are not in iOS 7 along with the default English language.
If you ever wished your iOS 7 Siri Dication supported more languages, just like it’s counterpart, iOS 8, you might probably be interested in a jailbreak tweak known as MoreDication. Read More...
One of my favorite features of the Photos app is the slideshow which transitions through each of your photos in an animated way and allows you to choose a background sound as well. If you’re bored of the current transition effects, you may want to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as Segue.
With Segue, you will be provided a larger range of transition effects to choose from, which the developer says are Apple’s documented and undocumented transition effects. The tweak provides over 11 new transition effects including:
and much more
If you haven’t tried the Slideshow feature, you can do so by opening any photo from the Photos app and tap on the Share button at the bottom left corner. Read More...
Almost everyone nowadays is active on social network and this is one of the increasing reasons why you’d see so many tweaks on Cydia related to social networking. Instant Compose is yet another addition to the group that allows you to post to several social networks with just the flick of a button.
With Instant Compose, you can simply switch the mute or ringer button at the side of your device to post to multiple social networks. Doing so displays a pop-up with options to post to over 4 social networks. Tapping on any one of them allows you to compose a message and send it right away. Read More...
It’s finally here! After a couple of speculations in the past together with different stories regarding which developer will release the iOS 8 jailbreakfor iOS 8- iOS 8.1, it seems like Pangu was finally able to get things done well.
Just a few hours ago, the team announced that the jailbreak also works on all of the devices that support iOS 8, so that includes the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 which is simply great news. However, there’s still another side to this story. While Pangu may have managed to release the jailbreak itself, it is more for developers rather than consumers, as there would be no actual way for consumers to enjoy the jailbreak in the case that they had no apps to install. Read More...
YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing site containing almost any video you’re looking for. There’s also an official app of YouTube on the app store designed for iOS devices with additional features. However, one of the major features that it lacks is that you can’t download videos directly from the app. This is where TubeDotweak comes in to save the day.
TubeDo is a download manager as well as a video player app for YouTube that allows you to search and watch YouTube videos and download any of your favorite videos right to your iOS device to watch it later. Read More...
While there are many tweak on Cydia related to music, Impulse is a jailbreak tweak that many music fans would love to try because it offers a a unique experience and functionality that many music tweak have been missing.
Impulse allows users to control the song that is playing on their device by making gestures on the screen while it is off and the device is locked. The actions range from play/pausing a song, skipping or going to the previous track to increasing or decrease the volume, all while your screen is off.
Currently, the tweak offers the following gestures and actions:
Many tweaks on Cydia allow you to hide the page dots that appears on the Home screen. If you don’t know what page dots are, they appear above the dock on the Home screen and indicate the page you’re on. If you ever wanted to adjust the height of the dots, you might be interested in a new jailbreak tweak known as DotsGoDown.
Developed by Rave, DotsGoDown allows you to move the page dots on the Home screen higher or lower, taking it closer to the app icons or the dock. It works best when you hide the dock background using a jailbreak tweak from Cydia such as HideMe7. Read More...
There is a tweak on Cydia called HiddenSettings7 that allows you to gain access to the internal settings of Springboard and configure it. If you haven’t had enough of it, InternalPhotos is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to gain access to the hidden settings for the Photos app.
It was first exposed by popular jailbreak developer Andrew Wiik on Twitter, but has now been developed by Poom Smart in the form of a tweak allowing you to easily get access to the secret settings. The tweak adds a settings cog icon to the Albums section of the Photos app where you can view the configurations. Read More...
One of the most common tweaks on Cydia is the one that allows you to get rid of the application labels on the Home screen and many user seem to like the idea. If you’re one of them, you should probably consider giving LabelShift a try.
LabelShift is a tweak dedicated to the app labels and is quite different than similar tweaks on Cydia. Instead of allowing you to hide the labels, the tweak enables you to adjust their height. This means that you can move the labels as close to the application or further away from them. Read More...
If you’ve ever looked closely at the progress bar on the Lock screen or Control Center when a music is playing, you’ll notice that the scrubber is a thin vertical line that makes it difficult to grab and scroll it, especially if you have a thick finger (no pun intended). To get rid of this annoyance, ScrubAround is a jailbreak tweak that aims to change the scrubber to make it more easier to scrub songs.
ScrubAround replaces the thin vertical scrubber with a round and solid circle allowing you to easily grab it and scrub through a song rather than having difficulties pressing and holding the original thin scrubber. Read More...
One of the most useful features of iOS 7 is the ability to speak to your device and have the text automatically typed for you without doing it manually. The feature can be enabled by tapping on the microphone button at the bottom of the keyboard, right next to the ‘space’ button. However, when you enable the dictation mode, you will be prevented from typing as the device will be listening to your words and will type it automatically once your finished.
One of the many reasons that users jailbreak their iOS devices is to customize it the way they want. If you’re one of them, you should probably check out a new jailbreak tweak known as Flurry.
Flurry allows you to adjust the blur level of the various interfaces of iOS 7 including the Lock screen passcode, Notification Center, Control Center as well, Navigation Bar, folders and much more. In other words, any part of iOS 7 that is blurred can be configured with Flurry.
Once you install the tweak, head to its preference pane in order to configure it. Read More...
A very interesting feature that both Android phones, but even Nokia phones running their own software have and had had in the past is related to the idea of adding call favourites on the lock screen or home screen of your device. CallShortcut represents a great Cydia app that will allow you to do just that on iOS 7 and most probably on the iOS 8 jailbreak as well once it is released.
Once a contact or more are added to your home screen, you can easily go ahead and call them whenever you’d like, as the Cydia tweak doesn’t only play a visual role, but also the role of an utility meant to make calling people you speak to often a much easier, but also faster experience for people from all around the world. Read More...