Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NotifyMusic Displays A Notification Each Time A Song Changes On iPhone

If you're music fan and have jailbroken device then you'll find new Cydia release called NotifyMusic useful. This jailbreak tweak displays a banner notification each time a song changes on iPhone. This banner contains songs metadata, including the name of the song and the artist and a small preview of the album artwork . It even shows you what app is playing the media. The banner will cover the small part of your screen so it won't encumber you when you using another app.

Even if you’re listening from your own local playlists and song libraries and know your music by heart, NotifyMusic has the potential to simply give you a nice aesthetic any time your music changes. The tweak can be also useful for folks who listens to a lot of music using online streamed radio stations. The moment you hear a tune that you aren’t familiar with but like, you will get to see information about it right away.

The tweak is intended to work with all forms of media, including stock Music app, or third-party music apps, such as Spotify Music for example.

So if you want to give NotifyMusic a try, you can download the tweak for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. NotifyMusic tweak has no options to configure, so after installation, just blast tunes on your iPhone and you will start getting notifications whenever a new track comes along.

Personally I like NotifyMusic as it is really simple tweak with no configurations. As I'm music fan and like to listen to different music from local device library or from online radio stations it is really great that NotifyMusic shows me an alert with the short info every time a song changes on my iPhone.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Tweak Lets Customize Control Center Background In iOS 10

A new Cydia tweak known as CCWallCustomizer by iKilledAppl3 allows you to customize iOS 10 Control Center background. Users can choose any image of their choice from their device’s camera roll as the Control Center’s wallpaper.

CCWallCustomizer tweak is available as a free download package in Cydia and supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once the tweak is installed on your device it will add a new preferences pane in the Settings app where you can easily set up the background you want to use for Control Center.

How To Change Control Center Background In iOS 10

To set any image as Control Center wallpaper simply open CCWallCustomizer tweak’s Settings. First make sure the ‘Enable Tweak’ toggle is on. Then tap on the ‘Pick An Image’ and choose the image you want to use in the background. It can be any image from your photos. Once you have selected the image your device will quickly respring. When it comes back up, you can then swipe up to reveal Control Center and see how your new background looks.

If you don't like the background you've set then navigate to the tweak's preferences pane and find a button to remove the current image from Control Center.

Note that not all backgrounds are going to look great in Control Center as some colors can conflict with the text and colors in the interface. It is recommended to set images like the one shown on the top post picture. Unfortunately there is no way to adjust the opacity of the image, which if added, would help a lot with this potential issue.

CCWallCustomizer tweak offers an easy and a quick way to customize iOS 10 Control Center background on your jailbroken device. Do note that it is currently incompatible with Noctis and other dark mode tweaks out there.

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Tweak Prevents From Accidentally Force-Quitting Apps That Are Currently Playing Media

Those people with jailbroken devices have a great ability to learn how to avoid to accidentally force-quit apps that are currently playing media. From time to time when I force-quit apps from my App Switcher, I end up closing an app that’s playing media in the background by accident. It can be really annoying as I need to do everything all over again: re-launch the app and re-play the song I was just listening to.

But a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as NoClose by Skylerk99 becomes a real helper for me as it prevent me from accidentally force-quitting apps that are playing media in the background by prompting me beforehand.
So how to get this tweak, simply navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download NoClose tweak on you device. It supports both jailbroken iOS 9 and 10 devices and doesn’t offer any options to configure, so once you’ve installed the tweak it will be enabled right away.

NoClose tweak works by showing a confirmation message every time you attempt to close an app that is playing media in the background. If you do that, the tweak quickly displays an alert informing you that the app you're trying to quit is playing media now. You have two options either close the app, or keep the app running in the background.

The tweak supports stock Music app and third-party applications including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc. Personally I encountered with some problems when using the tweak with Spotify app, but I hope the developer will quickly fix it with the next tweak's update.

In conclusion I can say that NoClose tweak is a great jailbreak tweak, although it doesn't bring any new functionality or feature it can prevent you from stop listening to your favorite song when you force-quitting apps from App Switcher.

Friday, February 17, 2017

3DLight Brings Opacity To Widgets And 3D Touch Menus In iOS 10

A new jailbreak tweak called 3DLight brings opacity to widgets and 3D Touch menus in iOS 10. So if you want to add some light changes to your 3D Touch menus and the widgets look in Notification Center and on your Lock screen then go on reading this post.

How To Bring Opacity To Widgets And 3D Touch Menus

3DLight tweak brings a purely aesthetic change as you’ll see from the pictures below. Here you can compare how the tweak changes the widgets on the Lock screen:

The next two examples show the way 3DLight changes the look and style of the widgets in Notification Center:

As you can see all of the info remains as legible as it was before tweak's effects, so you've just get a slight style change. What's more important, your iPhone’s system resources now don't have to blur any of the content which appears behind your widgets or menus.

So if you want to bring opacity to widgets and 3D Touch menus in iOS 10 you should navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download 3DLight tweak for free. It doesn’t offer any options for configurations and it supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

3DLight tweak works with third-party Notification Center and Lock screen widgets that are available for download from the App Store. It also works with devices that don't support 3D touch feature as long as some 3D Touch-simulation tweak like Peek-a-Boo (by developer Creatix) is installed on them. Don't forget that tweaks like RevealMenu or Forcy haven't yet been updated to support iOS 10, so they are not compatible with 3DLight.

AS for me 3DLight is interesting tweak, so if you prefer opaque look more than the typical transparent one, then you should give this tweak a try.

How To Choose When Low Power Mode Toggles On/Off Automatically In iOS 10

Those folks with jailbroken device now have a great ability to choose when Low Power Mode toggles on automatically in iOS 10. One way to conserve power on your iPhone when the battery level gets uncomfortably low is to turn on the built-in Low Power Mode. This feature reduces power consumption on your device by doing things like reducing your screen brightness, slashing background tasks, and making your iPhone fall asleep faster, among other things.

But iOS doesn’t kick itself into Low Power Mode automatically until you reach at staggeringly-low 20% of your battery life. That’s why a new Cydia release dubbed as Low Power Modder allows you to choose when Low Power Mode toggles on automatically in iOS 10.

How To Choose When Low Power Mode Toggles On/Off Automatically

Low Power Modder is available as a free download package on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak is compatible only with jailbroken iOS 10 iPhones. As iPads and iPod touches do not have Low Power Mode feature they are not supported.

Once you're done with installation Low Power Modder will add a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand, as well as configure some options:

This tweak essentially lets you configure a custom battery level at which Low Power Mode will toggle on automatically on your iPhone. If you feel like the default 20% threshold is pushing it, then you might opt to start saving power when your battery hits around 40% or so.

Low Power Modder also allows you to choose when Low Power Mode turns off when your device is charging. With this tweak you can configure Low Power Mode remain on until you’re at 90%, or even 100%, as it can help your device to charge faster by lowering power usage as the device charges to its fullest.

What is really great is that Low Power Modder is all automatic, it means that after you’ve set your configurations you’ll never have to toggle Low Power Mode on manually on your jailbroken device.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How To Save The Place In The Music App When Respring Or Force-Quit The App

New Cydia release called MusicMark helps to save the place in the Music app when respring or force-quit the app. This is not a secret that when you’re in the middle of listening to media via Apple’s Music app and you end up having to force-quit the app or respring your device for any reason, you’ll notice that the app never remembers your place in the song when you get the Music app up and running again. MusicMark tweak by iOS developer Tony Kraft fixes this by problem by forcing the Music app to remember your place in a song whenever you respring or force-quit the Music app. Let's find out how this tweak works.

How To Save The Place In The Music App When Respring Or Force-Quit The App On iPhone

MusicMark tweak can be a savior for jailbreakers as they tend to respring their devices quite frequently due to the need of having to respring after installing or configuring certain jailbreak tweaks.

So to get MusicMark tweak you need to go to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and grab it for free. It’s made to work on jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices. The tweak doesn't offer any configurations. Once you install it, if you do end up respringing or force-quitting your Music app, your device will come back up and you can re-launch the Music app to start playing your music again right where it was before you last took action.

Note that the tweak doesn’t force the music to start playing again automatically, so you still have to re-launch the Music app and tap play manually when you’re ready.

MusicMark isn’t intended to be used with third-party music apps like Spotify Music, because it is useless to save the place in the Music app when respring or force-quit the app if it already has this option. 

As a conclusion I can say that MusicMark tweak will be useful for those users who always testing and configuring jailbreak tweaks on a daily basis. If you want to continue where you left off in my Music app after installing something new from Cydia and respringing your device, then MusicMark can help you to do that with ease.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Tweak Prevents Spotify Radio Stations From Playing Songs You’Ve Liked In The Past

Those folks who uses Spotify to listen to their favorite music will love a new free Cydia release called SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz by HiDaN, that prevents Spotify radio stations from playing songs you’ve Liked in the past.

The tweak works together with the free Spotify Music app by preventing the radio stations in the app from queuing songs that you’ve already liked in the past. As the result, you aren’t going to hear the music that was saved previously or heard before. Instead, radio stations will only play music you haven’t previously liked before. This includes new releases that you’ve never heard before and related songs that sound similar to the music you like.

Here is the short review on how to install and use SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz tweak.

How To Prevents Spotify Radio Stations From Playing Songs You’Ve Liked In The Past

So to get started you should head to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz tweak for free. Note that this tweak supports jailbroken iOS 10 devices only.

Since this tweak works with the Spotify Music app only, it’s not going to work with any other music app including the stock one that’s pre-installed by Apple from the factory. So keep that in mind.

The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can enable or disable the tweak on demand. So if you ever feel like disabling the tweak's settings and listen to everything, then you can do it there by moving the toggle to position off.

You should force-quit the Spotify app from the App Switcher and re-launch it any time to change the setting so that it can take effect properly.

Preventing Spotify radio stations from playing songs you’ve liked in the past SpotStationNoLikedSingsPlz tweak allows you to listen to new track that you’ve never heard before, that is really great.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Harbor Tweak Enables MacOS-Styled Dock On iOS 10 iPhone

If your device is jailbroken with Yalu jailbreak then you have a great ability to enable macOS-styled dock on your iOS 10 iPhone. The Home screen dock in iOS has remained the same past few years, and still doesn’t have the ability to contain more than 4 apps. Jailbreak tweak called Harbor brings a new look to the Home screen dock. And here is a short review about this Cydia release.

How To Enable MacOS-Styled Dock In iOS 10

Harbor has been available in Cydia for quite some time, but the latest version of this tweak now supports iOS 10. It enables a macOS-styled dock on iOS 10 iPhone, letting you add as many apps as you’d like to the dock as well as enjoy new animations.

So if you're jaibroken on iOS 10 then head Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab Harbor tweak for $0.99. The tweak comes with a dedicated preferences pane in Settings where you can customize and configure the tweak the way you like. 

As you add more apps to the dock, the icons start to shrink in size to make place for the new app. While you can add as many apps as you want, there comes a point where the size of the icons are too tiny and uncomfortable to the eyes.

Apart from this, you can scroll through each app by placing your finger on the dock and sliding across the app icons. As you do so, you’ll notice an animation effect similar to the one seen in macOS. Additionally, as you are sliding your finger across the dock, you can release it on a particular app to launch it right away. Apps that are opened in the background will get a black state dot underneath them to indicate that they are active now while those with a pending notification will start to bounce.

Harbor is really great tweak that brings an entirely new look and feel to your Home screen dock enabling a macOS styled dock on jailbroken device.

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Tweak Adds Weather Info To The Lock Screen And Notification Center

If you have jailbroken device you can put weather info at the top of the Lock screen widget pages in iOS10 to make the Lock screen and Notification Center become even much more informative. Dubbed as DisplayWeather 10 this new jailbreak tweak puts your weather information to the left of the date information in each of these interfaces, letting you dedicate the space that would normally be taken up by the weather widget to other widgets instead.

How To Put Weather Info At The Top Of The Notification Center And Lock Screen Widget Pages

DisplayWeather 10 tweak utilizes the information that your iPhone’s stock Weather app receives based on your current location, so to use this tweak, you will need to have Location Services turn on for Weather. Also the tweak only works on iOS 10 so your device must be jailbroken with Yalu jailbreak. If you're find with above requirements you can go to Cydia right now and download DisplayWeather 10 tweak on your device for free.

After you install DisplayWeather 10, no additional configuration is required. Simply enable Location Services for the Weather app and the tweak will automatically detect your current location and display the corresponding weather information utilizes the space that’s normally empty on the top left side in the widget interface on both the Lock screen and Notification Center. Note that the DisplayWeather 10 tweak will not work for locations that you’ve set manually.

On the example pictures you can see how the tweak puts weather info at the top of the Lock screen widget pages in iOS 10 above and in Notification Center below. The tweak includes the name of your location, the weather conditions outside, and even a large weather illustration for visual purposes.

Personally I find DisplayWeather 10 very useful as now it is really easy for me to check the weather state either from the Notification Center or from the Lock screen.

Friday, February 10, 2017

How To Keep Track Of When iOS 10 Jailbreak Certificate Will Expire

If your device is jailbroken you should keep track of when iOS 10 jailbreak certificate will expire. As you may know both the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 devices and the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 rely on certificates that have expiration dates. You have to re-sign the jailbreak with Cydia Impactor past the expiration date to keep your jailbroken state.

No matter what kind of certificate you have, whether it’s a regular 7-day certificate or a 1-year developer certificate, it will expire anyway, and a new jailbreak app called CertRemainTime by developer lululombard can help you keep track of it. Read how to install CertRemainTime app on your device.

How To Keep Track Of When iOS 10 Yalu Jailbreak Certificate Will Expire

To get started head to Cydia’s Bigboss repository and download CertRemainTime app on your jailbroken device. The app works on all devices jailbroken with the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10. Keep in mind that the app only works if you’ve jailbroken with Cydia Impactor. If you have jailbroken with any other way, such as via a web browser, the app is not guaranteed to work.

CertRemainTime is a simple app that gets added to your Home screen that’s always consciously aware of how long your Yalu jailbreak has before it needs to be re-signed. The app is really easy in use as it keeps track of when iOS 10 jailbreak certificate will expire by showing the date on the screen and that's it. The
example is shown below.

The app detects your jailbreak certificate info automatically and reports the date and time that it’s set to expire in the app, without any configuration at all.

CertRemainTime is not only a great app for the forgetful person, but it is recommended to have a utility that reminds you when it’s time to keep a computer nearby. After all, if you reboot your jailbroken device when the certificate is expired, and you don’t have a computer nearby, you’ll end up jailbreak-less until you get back to your PC again.