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iSkin allows you to install themes on your iPhone without a jailbreak

At this moment in time, one of the biggest issues present on the iOS jailbreak scene refers to the fact that it sometimes takes a bit too long for new jailbreaks to be released, as the dev teams are experiencing trouble when it comes down to keeping up with Apple’s constant iOS updates and security additions meant to make rooting more difficult.

However, in case you’re considering the idea of staying away from a jailbreak, or you have already updated your iOS to the newest one and do not have a jailbreak available yet, then a service known by the name of iSkin may bring in the right solution if you’re looking for themes. Read More...

IMods: The Next Big Cydia Alternative?

We’ve seen a lot of Cydia alternatives over the years. They come and go for various reasons, but none were captivating enough to actually replace Cydia. IMods, on the other hand, may be different. Unlike Extensify, which we featured earlier, iMods is a full-on Cydia replacement that offers a lot of interesting things.


Translucent Cydia: The How To Guide for the Cydia Install Screen

Introducing Translucent Cydia!

Soon after Cydia reached version 1.1.19, the update finally allowed to all sorts of tweaks to modify, improve and engage  the Cydia experience to a whole new level. Tweaks came in all sorts of categories: some tweaks added brand new functionalities to Cydia (for example, SwipeForMore, one of the definite must haves for Cydia of all time).Yet, other tweaks, (as TranslucentCydia, which we will discuss in more detail below), approach things differently and simply seek to modify  Cydia’s appearance.TranslucentCydia-577x1024

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According to the developer Same Stone, the goal of Translucent Cydia os to “prettify the Cydia installation screen”. Read More...

True App Backgrounding Introduced to All Jailbroken iOS Devices – A New Addition By Watchdog

Once upon a time, there was a certain little jailbreak tweak by the name of Backgrounder. It introduced true app backgrounding before iOS had the option of multitasking. That tweak no longer works for the latest firmware, but a new tweak called Watchdog aims to make true app backgrounding available today on iOS 8.

So, what exactly is Watchdog? Watchdog is a beta tweak developed by Allan Kerr and is available by his third-party repo. Get ready to be instructed how to set up Watchdog on your jailbroken device, with a couple of useful tips. Read More...

Activator 1.9.3 finally released on Cydia!

When Activator first appeared, it took the iOS world by storm. A backbone of many Cydia’s tweaks, this neat little jailbreak app allowed its users to use gesture-based controls on nearly anything. If you already have a jailbroken device, in all probability, it already has Activator silently running in the background without you realizing it.Activator-1.9.3-576x1024

Now, Activator was used to make other apps run more smoothly, but also to make your life easier in a lot of different ways. And now, it is getting its much anticipated, much requested and much desired update.

Yes, folks, you’ve heard it right.

Feedback will give your Music app the possibility to keep in touch

Listening to music is probably one of the most classic uses of our iPhones, as the iPod/Music app has been present on the iPhone since it was released back in 2007. Ever since, it has evolved quite a lot, but there are still certain limitations to it which make it unlikable by many people from all around the world. Today, we are going to discuss about Feedback, which is a Cydia app created by Ron Thakrar.

While it doesn’t change the design of the app or adds in some new features, the Cydia tweak makes it more usable. Read More...

WeatherPeek – A Nifty Weather App for Your Home Screen

It seems that we just can’t get enough of weather apps. Not surprising – it allows us to prepare better for going outside, as well as giving us something to talk to with random strangers we happen to encounter in elevators. In essence, weather is a sure way to break an awkward silence; WeatherPeek is here to help you deal just with that sort of an issue.

WeatherPeek, developed by AtomDevTeam, is exactly what it says on the tin; it allows you to use a special ‘peek’ motion while on Home screen to check the current weather forecast. Read More...

IllLookLater – The Precious Battery and Nerve Saver

For all of its good qualities, even the iPhone needs to be improved as time passes; their notification system simply leaves much to be desired for. For starters, all the notifications that you receive on your smartphone will awaken your Lock screen as it is engaged; and as battery on smartphones is easily drained, you’d want to keep these sorts of notifications at a minimum.

It doesn’t work, since you can’t simply do away with all the unwanted notifications. Until now.IllLookLater-2

IllLookLater is a neat little app that allows you to silence all the notifications you want. Read More...

Customize Stock Settings App with QuartzSettings

Tired of seeing the same stock Settings app interface? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to give QuartzSettings, a jailbreak tweak designed specifically for customizing the looks of iOS stock Settings app, a try. Let’s have a look, shall we?QuartzSettings-Settings-app

Adding & Configuring QuartzSettings to Your Phone

Similar to other jailbreak tweaks, QuartzSettings is available through the BigBoss repo on Cydia. The jailbreak tweak is also available for free, so go ahead and have QuartzSettings installed on your jailbroken iOS devices. The installation process is very straightforward and you can get QuartzSettings up and running in just a few seconds. Read More...

Get a clean status bar with CustomStatusBar

In the last couple of weeks, Cydia app developers from all around the world have started to take a closer look at the status bar, and what can be done in order to improve its looks, but also its functionality. Well, the release of a brand new Cydia tweak known by the name of CustomStatusBar aims to improve its look.

The app which is still in its early stages allows users from all around the world to go ahead and ‘sanitize’ the bar, which is a big word to use, as it only allows us to hide a couple of items for the time being. Read More...

Get Quick Reply with Couria

Couria is a recently announced jailbreak tweak designed to enhance the user experience of iOS users by offering a more advanced quick reply functionality. Today, Couria is available through a special beta repository on Cydia owned by its developer, QusicS. Although it is still in its beta phase, you can download and install Couria right now.

As a jailbreak tweak, Couria is simply spectacular. It enhances the native quick reply functionality of iOS to a whole new level. Instead of just the last message, Couria allows you to view the entire message history of the particular user you are replying to. Read More...

Unified Notifications on Your Lock Screen with LockInfo

The honest truth is that finding the perfect notifications tweak over on your iOS device can be considered quite a difficult experience from all the points of view, mostly due to the fact that there are hundreds of choices.

LockInfo is no new jailbreak tweak at all. In fact, the latest iteration, LockInfo8, is the successor of a very popular tweak among jailbreak app users. This is a Cydia tweak that has been installed for over a million times nonetheless. This latest version is no less interesting.LockInfo-8-Compressed-Header-877x1024

LockInfo8 is a tweak that does one job: adding information to your lock screen. Read More...

Better One-Handed Use with Upcoming Tweak

Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh or MohammadAG is planning to release an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will change the way you use your iPhone entirely. Shrinkability, the name of the upcoming jailbreak tweak, take cues from Samsung’s one-handed mode and will add similar features to iOS. Interested?

What the jailbreak does is allow a gesture and shrink the displayed screen to one corner of the screen when the gesture is recognized. With the displayed screen now well within the reach of your thumb entirely, using the iPhone or other iOS device in one handed more will be so much easier to do. Read More...

Portrait Wallpaper Offers Great Portrait Wallpapers

The apps and tweaks on Cydia never cease to amaze me. Portrait Wallpaper is one of my personal favourites; definitely a must-have if you want to improve your iOS device’s display and overall appearance.

As the name suggests, Portrait Wallpaper’s main purpose is to display portrait wallpapers. Even further, it stops your iOS wallpaper from rotating when you switch to Landscape mode. The wallpaper will remain in portrait view, making the user interface rather interesting depending on the wallpaper you use.PortraitWallpaper-1024x576

The tweak works mainly with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices are capable of displaying the Home screen in landscape mode out of the box. Read More...

Switch Twitter Handle & Real Name with Rochade

There are a lot of jailbreak tweaks designed to do one specific task. This next tweak we are about to discuss in this article is exactly like that. Meet Rochade, a jailbreak tweak so simple its beautiful.

Rochade’s main task is very simple: it switches the Twitter handles and real name. What’s interesting about Rochade is the fact that it works with the official Twitter client for iOS.Rochade-1024x879

If you are like me and you prefer to have real name display name than Twitter handles when viewing tweets, reading mentions and checking out the Activity tab, then this tweak is for you. Read More...

Get rid of the status bar with NoSwitchBar

Yet another great Cydia tweak that has just been released on the Cydia store is known by the name of NoSwitchBar and it plays a great role in improving the overall aspect of your device, by dealing with a very annoying issue.

With this factor in mind, the Cydia app allows users to go ahead and eschew the status bar that appears at the top of app card previews over in the App Switches tweak that we have discussed about before. While many may have noticed that the status bar is always displayed above, the issue has gotten quite annoying, as it is a visual burden that can make people from all around the world get a little bit angry. Read More...

InstallReset: A Special Tweak for Special Users

Let me give you a word of warning: this next jailbreak tweak is not for everyone. If you are like me and you are incredibly meticulous about organizing your home screen, however, InstallReset is a very handy Cydia tweak to have. What it does is very simple: it forces the apps on your home screen to revert to its alphabetical order whenever you install or uninstall a new app.

InstallReset makes installing new apps or removing unused ones very convenient. You no longer have to get used to the new locations of the home screen icons every time you make changes to your phone. Read More...

Auxo Legacy Edition, Coming Next Month!

I believe I’m not the only one who’s been waiting for the Auxo Legacy Edition. After a few teasers, including the one released just a few days ago, it is now confirmed that the Auxo Legacy Edition will soon be available. In fact, it is coming next month!

Auxo Legacy Edition is a much anticipated revival of the original Auxo. It is a jailbreak tweak designed to revamp the Notification Bar and Recent Apps interface completely. It adds cards and a wealth of other features to the mix. It also looks much better than the standard iOS Recent Apps interface. Read More...

QR Mode: QR Code Reader for Your iOS Camera App

QR code is one of the easiest ways to share links, actions and other content visually. Users can simply scan the code and perform the action. Retailers and service providers are using QR codes to share discounts, promotional information and even lead users to a landing page where they can make a purchase.

Although QR code is not that popular in certain countries such as Canada and United States, there are still plenty of codes you can scan to gain access to secret content and offers. Most of the time, you will have to use a standalone iOS 8 jailbreak app to scan QR codes. Read More...

Add the time to your photos with Photo TimeStamp

Sure, the Camera app over on iOS devices is great, however it lacks the wide array of features that people from all around the world are looking for, as an effort to get the optimum camera experience that just about anyone would enjoy. Well, in the case that you have ever wanted a timestamp on all pictures you take from your iOS device, without needing to go ahead and add one by yourself in an image editing app, then Photo Timestamp is probably the right choice for you.

However, before anything else, it is worth keeping in mind that these timestamps are not actually permanent and they only appear in the case that you are browsing the Photos app, which can be quite a useful feature to have. Read More...