iOS 8 Jailbreak

Doing It Right With iOS 9 and saving battery

Battery life was always an issue with high end mobile devices. That is to be expected; some 20 years ago, cell phones could only make calls and send and receive messages. However, the advent of smartphones changed all that. Now, they’re essentially small PCs that we use for everything: for photos, movies, notes, everyday correspondence. Cell phones of old could endure for up to a week (perhaps even more) without being charged. Today, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t need to charge his or hers smartphone every two days (and in most cases, more often). Read More...

iOS 8.4 Beta 3 Now Available to Developers

Earlier this morning, a new beta version of the iOS 8.4 was made available to developers. The iOS 8.4 Beta 3 can now be downloaded over the air by those of you who are running the Beta 2 version of this iteration. Using an official build number of 12H4098c, the new Beta 3 version of iOS 8.4 is also available through Apple’s Developers Portal.

With the new Beta 3 version in the hands of developers, Apple is also making the Beta 2 version of iOS 8.4 available through its public beta program. Read More...

Apple stops signing iOS 8.1

iOS 8.1 has finally come to an end as Apple has stopped signing the firmware. This means that if you’re running a version above iOS 8.1, you no longer have the chance to downgrade back to the older firmware.

Till a few weeks ago, iOS 8.1 was the only jailbreakable version as the Pangu jailbreak supported devices running iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1. However, just a few days ago, TaiG released a new jailbreak tool that provides untether jailbreak for iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.1.1.

If you visit IPSW.me website, you’ll notice that a red warning sign appears next to iOS 8.1.1 IPSW files indicating that the firmware is no longer being signed by Apple. Read More...

Taig releases iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 Beta Jailbreak

Apple released the iOS 8.1.1 firmware a few weeks ago that patches the exploits used in the Pangu jailbreak, thereby making iOS 8.1.1 un-jailbreakable. In an unexpected move today, the Taig team released the untether jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta.

The Taig team has never developed any jailbreak software in the past and they were the ones behind the Chinese app store that appeared on iOS 7 devices jailbroken with evasi0n. So we don’t recommend that you jailbreak your iOS 8.1.1 device now until we hear an official confirmation from popular jailbreak developers. Read More...

STUCalendar adds the current date to Lock screen unlock slider

One of the many reasons that users jailbreak their iOS 8 device is to have the freedom to customize it the way they want. One of the iOS 8 elements that users mostly look forward to customizing is the unlock slider on the Lock screen. STUCalendar is a new iOS 8 jailbreak tweak that provides you the ability to customize it.

STUCalendar replaces the Slide to Unlock text on the Lock screen with the current date of your device which can be either Gregorian, Persian or Hebrew.

Although the current date appears on the Lock screen right below the time, with this tweak, you can also view the current Hebrew or the Persian date which is a nice addition especially if you deal with these dates frequently since iOS 8 doesn’t provide an option to choose them. Read More...

WiFried jailbreak tweak fixes iOS 8’s WiFi issue

One of the main issues of iOS 8.1 is the WiFi problem which many users have been reporting. Although iOS 8.1.1 fixes this issue, it is not jailbreakable at the moment and the latest firmware that can be jailbroken is iOS 8.1. WiFried is a new Cydia tweak that promises to fix the WiFi performance issue on iOS 8 and 8.1

WiFried enables users to turn on or off AWDL/AirDrop support which is one of the main culprit of the WiFi problem. According to the developer, Apple’s choice of switching to Bonjour over AWDL is the likely cause for the WiFi performance issue. Read More...

MorePredict displays more predicted words on iOS 8 keyboard

One of the major new features of iOS 8 is that it now displays word predictions above the keyboard allowing you to choose any as you type. However, some users wish that the keyboard displayed more word predictions rather than three. This is why a new jailbreak tweak known as MorePredict emerged on Cydia recently to fix this problem.

Developed by PoomSmart, the Cydia tweak allows you to choose the number of word predictions that you want to be displayed on the keyboard rather than the default word count of three. On smaller screens such as the iPhone 5 or the 5s, we recommend that you go with 6 word predictions, but on larger devices such as the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can go even higher. Read More...

SendDelay holds back your messages for a short duration before it is sent

One of the annoying mistakes that all of us must have made is sending a message accidentally to the wrong person or saying something you wish you never said. This is why a new jailbreak tweak known as SendDelay debuted on Cydia recently to prevent you from making such a mistake ever again.

SendDelay is one of the useful Cydia tweaks that delays your message for a short duration of time before it is delivered to your friend. Whenever you send a message, it isn’t delivered right away, rather a red stop button appears in place of the send button allowing you to stop the message from getting sent. Read More...

Everest allows you to control the currently playing song from anywhere within iOS

One of the quick ways of controlling a currently playing music from anywhere within iOS is from Control Center. Everest is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to take control of the music playing on your device directly from a banner that appears at the top of your screen.

With Everest, whenever you start playing a song, you can invoke the tweak via an Activator gesture which displays a notification-like banner at the top of your screen allowing you to play/pause the currently playing song or skip to the next one or go back to the previous track by swiping right or left on the banner. Read More...

SafariRefresh ports the Pull to Refresh feature to Safari

One of the useful features of the Mail app is that it allows you to pull down the mails list to refresh it and load new mails. Such a feature is inherent in other third-party apps as well including Whatsapp. SafariRefresh is one of those Cydia tweaks that ports the pull to refresh feature to the stock Safari app.

Normally, you can refresh a page in Safari by tapping on the round arrow in the URL bar. Although it’s not a hard task, it might be difficult to reach it when using a larger device such as the new iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus. Read More...

ForceReach adds new features to Reachability on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

One of the major features of iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is that it comes with a new feature called Reachability that makes it easier for you to reach the top half of your screen by lowering it to the bottom half when you activate it. ForceReach is a jailbreak tweak by PoomSmart that adds additional new features to Reachability.

With the tweak installed, you’ll have the ability to enable Reachability any time you want regardless of the orientation of your device, whether it be in landscape mode or portrait.

Other than this, the tweak also allows you to keep Reachability permanently open after you’ve activated it unless you disable it manually. Read More...

Change the playback speed in the Music app with SpeedChanger

Normally, when you press the forward or the backward button in the Music app, the song starts to go forward and backward at a slow rate and the playback speed starts to increase gradually over time. SpeedChanger is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to configure the playback speed.

The tweak adds a new button next to the playback button in the Music app that allows you to adjust the playback speed. The speeds that you can choose include 0.5x, 1.0x, 1.25x, 1.5x, and 2.0 so that you can move a song forward or backward at a faster or a slower rate rather than having it speed up gradually as you hold the playback button. Read More...

Disable Airplane mode alerts on iPhone with Air Traffic Control

When you enable Airplane mode on your iPhone, you will repeatedly receive alerts that Airplane mode is enabled and that your device doesn’t have access to Wi-Fi or cellular data. It can really get annoying especially when it constantly pops up on your device.

To get rid of such annoying alerts, a new jailbreak tweak has landed on Cydia called Air Traffic Control. The tweak gets rid of those pesky Airplane mode alerts that pop up constantly on your screen when you’re not connected to the internet. This allows you to continue viewing cached contents in offline mode in apps that require internet access. Read More...

Use Hey Siri without connecting to a power outlet with UntetheredHeySiri

One of the main features of iOS 8 is that it allows you to say “Hey Siri” to your device while it’s connecting to a power outlet and in return have Siri launched automatically. This means that you no longer need to hold the Home button to launch Siri.

However, the only way to take advantage of this feature is to have your device connected to a power source and then it would listen to your words. UntetheredHeySiri is a brand new jailbreak tweak that gets rid of this restriction. The tweak gives you the freedom to launch Siri automatically whenever you want by saying “Hey Siri” to your device. Read More...

ConvoPics adds contact pictures to the conversation list in the Messages app

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...

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.x on Mac

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.

iOS 8 jailbreak

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Disable the Passcode on your device

How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac

Step 1: Download Parallels Desktop 10. Read More...

How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Windows

 

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...

How to Fix Cydia not showing after iOS 8 Jailbreak

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

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The iOS 8 jailbreak is here!

It’s finally here! After a couple of speculations in the past together with different stories regarding which developer will release the iOS 8 jailbreak for 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...

Get an iOS 8 like Notification Centre with Notific8

Yet another great Cydia tweak that people from all around the world can enjoy is known by the name of Notific8. This smart Cydia app has the purpose of making the iOS 7 Notification Centre look like the one featured with iOS 8 in order to make iOS devices from all around the world look sleeker while also making their owners happier.

If you have already updated to Apple’s newest software, then you may be asking yourself why this Cydia app is any good. Well, recent reports have indicated that some devices become extremely slow once iOS 8 is installed and therefore users would be better off using iOS 7 as their primary OS. Read More...