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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...

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...

Get rid of your dock with Abeo

One of the main benefits of Jailbreaking an iOS device refers to the fact that doing so may allow you to customize your iPhone and make the user interface look differently. A great Cydia tweak that is also available with the iOS 8 jailbreak is known by the name of Abeo and helps users get rid of their device’s dock.

While the dock represents one of the most loved aspects of iOS ever since it was created, there are times when all of us feel the need to experiment with different customization options and find something that suits our style. Read More...

Ever wanted the Apple Watch UI on your iPhone? Try Aeternum

Chances are that you’ve already heard about the Apple Watch and the great features that it offers. Well, one thing that always manages to stand out is the fact that Apple didn’t create a version of iOS for the watch, but instead created a new software together with an exciting user interface that many people fell in love with. Well, now, thanks to the help of a great Cydia tweak known by the name of Aeternum, iPhone users from all around the world can simply get that user interface on their devices.

Leaving aside the fact that the Cydia app is extremely responsive and works great with many iPhone models, it also comes with many features. 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...

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...

Make your Lockscreen Passcode more stylish with SleekCode

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...

MoreDictation provides additional language support for Siri Dication

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...

You’re just a flick of a button away from posting to multiple social networks

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...

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...

Keep control of your music while the screen is off with Impulse

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:

  • Single tap on the screen to play or pause a song.
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InternalPhotos allows you to gain access to hidden settings of the Photos app

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...

LabelShift allows you to adjust the height of the application labels

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...

ScrubAround makes your music scrubbers round in the Lockscreen and Control Center

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...

Adjust the blur and tint level of iOS 7 with Flurry

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...

N Stats 7 for Notification Center: view the system and network stats from Notification Center

There are quite a few jailbreak tweak that display the network and system statistics of your device right from the Notification Center such as CCMeters. N Stats 7 for Notification Center is yet another jailbreak developed by Yandong Wang that offers a similar functionality.

The tweak displays network and system statistics such as the memory usage, free space as well as the download and upload speed directly from Notification Center. All these information will appear under the ‘Today’ tab and sport a minimalist design making them look as if they are a native feature.

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Now, the major difference between this and CCMeters is that the latter comes packed with additional features and statistics but N Stats 7 features a simple design that looks really nice in Notification Center. Read More...

Consider not updating to the newest version of iOS 8

We’ll start this day off with a warning for all current iOS users out there who have the possibility of running iOS 8 on their devices. After Apple has announced the first update to their newest piece of software, the iOS 8.0.1, users from all around the world have been reporting bugs, so before anything else, make sure to stay away from the update at least until clearance is given that all of the problems have been successfully fixed by Apple.

Together with this, if you’re thinking about jailbreaking your iPhone and getting access to Cydia apps and tweaks right now, then it may be best to stick to iOS 7 for the moment, at least until the team behind Pangu will globally release the jailbreak which they’re currently working on.  Read More...