Monday, September 25, 2017

TextyClock Adds Text-Based Clock To The iOS 10 iPhone Lock Screen

If you didn't upgrade your device to iOS 11 and it is still jailbroken the you can try new Cydia release that adds text-based clock to the iPhone Lock Screen. Your Lock screen contains such information as the current time, received notifications, and app widgets. And many users often launch the Lock screen just to view the current time.

The recent Cydia release called TextyClock adds some spice to your iPhone Lock screen. The tweak spells out the current time in English, rather than displaying a digital clock as you’re probably accustomed to by now.

TextyClock tweak also comes with a bulk of options for customization the clock's view. It is possible to change the position of the clock on the Lock Screen, adjust the font size, pick the font style, change the color of the text, and much more.

The other advantage is that the tweak not only add text-based clock to the Lock Screen but to the Status bar as well. So instead of the digit-based clock in the Status bar, you’ll view a new clock that spells out the current time using English language.

So if you want to add text-based clock to your iPhone Lock Screen then you can download TextyClock from Cydia for $1.50. It is compatible jailbroken devices running iOS 7 – iOS 10.

Once you're done with installation you can visit TextyClock preferences pane in Settings app, where you can start configuring and customizing the look and feel of the tweak. 

Once you’re done with settings, the result will be displayed on the screen right away. A respring doesn’t seem to be required to save your changes, but you may notice a slight delay before the changes took effect on their own.

So if you prefer text-based clock better than the original digit-based clock then you'll definitely find TextyClock useful. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How To Download And Install iOS 11 On iPhone

Here is how you can download and install iOS 11 on iPhone. Apple has just launched iOS 11 update to public. iOS 11 merges Lock screen and Notification Center, finally introduces a new Control Center, and brings major and minor redesigns for different stock apps. If you want to install iOS 11 on your device and need help, then you'll find the guide below useful. 

How To Install iOS 11 On iPhone

Before you update, of course, be sure to back up all of your data not to your personal data, photos, messages, and documents. There are two ways to get iOS 11: Over the Air (OTA) and using direct download links. Here’s how you can download iOS 11 on your iOS device.

How To Install iOS 11 Wirelessly Over the Air (OTA)

Before you start, connect your iPhone to a power source to keep the battery during the update process. It is also recommended to connect your phone to your local Wi-Fi network, in order not to be forced to download the update via cellular connection.

Once you are plugged in and connected via Wi-Fi, launch the Settings app and click on General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and will display that iOS 11 software update is available.

To apply the update click on Download and Install. Once finished go back to Settings > General > Software Update and then click on Install Now to install iOS 11 on your device.

How to Install iOS 11 Using iTunes

If you have some problems with (OTA) update described above, then you can download and install iOS 11 on iPhone using download links below and iTunes to manually update your iOS device. 
Here are iOS 11 IPSW files for iPhone and other iOS devices:

iOS 11 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPhone 6 Plus): iPhone_5.5_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPhone 7 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_7_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPhone 7+ GSM+CDMA): iPhone_7Plus_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPhone 7 GSM): iPhone_7_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPhone 7+ GSM): iPhone_7Plus_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw

iOS 11 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11 (iPad Pro 10.5 Cellular): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw

iOS 11 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_11.0_15A372_Restore.ipsw

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Tweak Automatically Configures iOS Timers To “Stop Playing” When Music Is Playing

DynamicTimer is a new Cydia tweak, that automatically configures iOS timers to “Stop Playing” when music is playing on iPhone. You can use the timer on your iOS device for two purposes: 1) to force your music playback stop after a certain amount of time, or 2) to count down when you're waiting for something.

If you frequently use your iOS timer for these two situations described above, then it can be unhandy to switch back and forth between your favorite music and the “Stop Playing” option for each case. DynamicTimer jailbreak tweak helps to automate this process.

Right after installation DynamicTimer tweak on your jailbroken device, you'll notice that iOS timers become more ingenious, detecting whether music is playing at certain time and acting accordingly. The tweak comes with no options for configurations, that's why it is really easy in use.

If music is still playing when the timer goes off, then the tweak automatically disables your timer sound setting and quickly switches it to “Stop Playing” option, on other hand it will play the ringtone you set up in the settings.

So if you want your device automatically configure iOS timers to “Stop Playing” when music is playing then you should definitely try DynamicTimer tweak. This jailbreak tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and supports all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. 

This jailbreak tweak can servers as a time-saver and offers you an automated tool, but whether you need it or not depends on how you use the timer on your iOS device. Because we're not all equal and utilizes the timer functionality for different purposes, the mileage may vary from person to person. 

Personally I find this tweak useful as sometimes it happens that I fall asleep listening to music in the evening so it helps me to stop my device to stop playing a tune. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

How To Change The Thickness Of All Preference Cells In The Settings App On iPhone

iOS developer CydiaGeek has recently released CustomSettingsCells jailbreak tweak that allows users to change the thickness of all preference cells in the Settings app on your iPhone. As it shown on the screenshot below, the tweak comes with multiple various thickness settings to pick from, depending on which one tickles your fancy the most.

So if you want to put the preference cells in your Settings app on a diet then CustomSettingsCells jailbreak tweak is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. This jailbreak tweak works with all jailbroken iOS 8, 9, and 10 devices.

Once you install the tweak, it adds a preference pane to the Settings app from where you can configure its settings:

Here, it is possible to choose between a plethora of different options, such as:

  • Small cells
  • Bit smaller cells
  • Smaller cells
  • Even smaller cells
  • Extra small cells
  • Extra smaller cells

It’s difficult to quantify what each setting means in these metrics, but for reference, you can refer to the first image in this post. The middle screenshot shows the “Bit smaller cells,” and the third screenshot dispalys “extra small cells.”

Once you're ready with your choice, close the Settings app from the App Switcher and restart it again. There is no need to respring your device to apply and save all your changes.

So if you want to change the thickness of all preference cells in the Settings app on your iPhone your should try CustomSettingsCells jailbreak tweak.

 One of the wonderful things about jailbreaking a iOS device is the bulk of third-party tweaks, apps, modifications, and experiences which are available and offered through Cydia. CustomSettingsCells is the tweak that doesn't offer any new implementation but it lets you play with preference cells thickness in the Settings app.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Translucency Tweak Changes The Look Of Cydia On Your Jailbroken iPhone

Dubbed as Translucency, this jailbreak tweak allows you to change the look of Cydia on your iPhone. Translucency is a particularly interesting tweak in that it doesn’t actually alter iOS as such but rather changes the way Cydia looks during use. Cydia is of course the jailbreak app store that contains all of the best jailbreak tweaks and while there are other ways to manually install tweaks, Cydia is undoubtedly the preferred method. Unfortunately, as great as Cydia is, it is far from the prettiest app around.

There are many jailbroken devices owners who find the Cydia store look boring and would like to add some new colors to it. Sometimes apps need to be more function over form, we get that, but a splash of color would very much not go amiss here and that is where Translucency comes in.

So if you want to change the look of Cydia on your iPhone then you should visit Cydia and find Translucency jailbreak tweak. Download and install it on your device. The tweak is available for free and is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once installed and configured, Translucency takes the stock Cydia interface and replaces the background with a blurred version of the user’s wallpaper. That sounds fairly simple, but in practice it can be a big change especially if a nice and bright wallpaper is in use.

One of the wonderful things about jailbreaking a device is the sheer number of third-party tweaks, apps, modifications, and experiences which are available and offered through Cydia. That's why those who like to try different jailbreak tweaks and visit Cydia store on the daily basis should find Translucency tweak useful, as it change Cydia look on your iOS 10 device and makes it even more fun to modify your device.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

How To Prevent Others From Deleting iOS Apps On iPhone

If you share your phone with multiple people, then you should probably know to prevent others from deleting iPhone apps. Apple quipped iOS platform with with restriction features to prevent app deletion. It is possible to head over to Settings >  General > Restrictions > Deleting Apps and easily toggle on this feature. It will prevent your apps from being erased, but now to you must visit the preferences pane and enter a passcode every time you need to disable and re-enable this feature.

That's why iOS developer NeinZedd9 released a new Cydia tweak known as HideDeleteBox. This tweak takes a simpler approach; it makes the “x” button that typically appears after entering ‘jiggle’ mode on your iPhone invisible.

It is still possible to enter ‘jiggle’ mode after installing HideDeleteBox tweak, but because the “x” button is gone, it appears almost as if there’s no way to clear your apps. You can still click where the “x” button used to appear to view the prompt to clear an app.

The tweak actually offer very insidious way to prevent others from deleting iPhone apps, as most people would turn back after being unable to find the “x” button. They’d think something went wrong on your device or that app deletion was just impossible.

So if you want to try HideDeleteBox tweak, it is possible to download it visiting Cydia’s ModMyi repo. The tweak is totally free and is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

HideDeleteBox jailbreak tweak is more a deterrent mean than a security measure as nothing any person can click on the place where the “x” button used to be previously and easily erasing an app. Personally I like this tweak as it is really funny to see that someone cannot remove the app on your iPhone as they don't see no “x” button, but you know that it is invisible.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Customize iPhone’s Locking Animation With Vespera (iOS 10)

A new Cydia tweak known as Vespera (iOS 10) by iOS developer muris allows you to customize iPhone’s locking animation. That's why I like my device to be jailbroken as jailbreaking offers the way to make some stock parts of iOS alive, in this case locking animation.

When you install Vespera (iOS 10), you’ll notice immediately upon trying to lock your device that an old TV animation takes place. You can choose the animation you like from the preference pane, which you’ll find in the Settings app:

From there, you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand, choose an animation of your choice, and configure the animation duration length. You can pick from any of the following animations:
  • TV
  • TV (Inverted)
  • Fade out
  • Slide up
  • Zoom out
  • Zoom out (Inverted)
  • Suck down

Once you're satisfied with your choice it is recommended to respring your device to apply and save your changes. If you don’t, your SpringBoard might crash when you lock your device for the first time after changing the settings. If it does, you can just restart the SpringBoard, and you’ll see your new animation as you’d expect it to look.

It should be noted that the developer said that more animations would come soon. We have no idea what kinds of animations are planned, but they’re sure to be better than the stock animation in any case.

So if you want to customize iPhone’s locking animation and change it custom look then Vespera (iOS 10) is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for only $0.99. The tweak supported only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Friday, August 18, 2017

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen In iOS 10

If you want to limit the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10 then you can o it with new jailbreak tweak dubbed as LSScreenshotLimit. This jailbreak tweak is really easy in use and brings the feature that limits the amount of screenshots that can be taken on Lock screen to every jailbroken iPhone.

In the short review below we'll show you how to quickly install the tweak and enable its feature.

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen

Step 1: Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. Navigate to the Search tab and search for WA Status Save tweak. Once found, click on it to open.

Step 2: As the tweak is free download package click on the Install button.

Step 3: Then press Confirm to begin installing the tweak on your device.

Step 4: Now when LSScreenshotLimit tweak is installed on your device head over to Settings app and find its preference pane.

Step 5: From there you can start to configure tweak's options. Set the limitation number of taken screenshots.

Step 6: Select actions to perform when more screenshot are attempted after reaching the limit. You can choose to set a message alert for instance. You can even set custom message to displayed in alert. 

LSScreenshotLimit is interesting tweak that limits the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10. It simple as it is as there is no other options it can offer. The tweak is compatible with iOS 9 and 10 devices.

In Cydia there are many simple tweaks that offer some tiny implementation in the big iOS platform. Personally I like such tweaks as sometimes this tiny improvements make my user experience much more better. So if you need to put the limitation on the number of taken screenshot on the Lock screen then you are free to do it. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

ProxySwitcher Tweak Lets Enable Proxy With A Single Tap On Status Bar

If your iOS 10 device is jailbroken then you can easily enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar using new Cyia release dubbed as ProxySwitcher. This jailbreak tweak lets users easily define proxy settings on their device and toggle the functionality on and off quickly with ease.

The average iOS device or Internet user may not have ever concerned themselves with proxies and the use thereof, but the fact that ProxySwitcher tweak makes it so accessible and easy to interact with and implement could be the start of a lot more users getting to grips with it. 

ProxySwitcher is extremely simple in use and brings the dedicated preference pane to Settings app right after installation. From there you can configure the tweak settings. 

The iOS devices owners can also add in the details of the proxy server in this panel which defines exactly where the network requests are passed before being served back to the device. 

The tweak's preference pane also includes a nifty status bar icon. This allows the user to quickly toggle the feature on and off with a single tap from anywhere rather than having to open the native Settings app. So you can easily find the ProxySwitcher settings, and then enable or disable it through there. 

So if you want to enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on your jailbroken device then ProxySwitcher is available as a single purchase commercial tweak from the BigBoss repo. This jailbreak tweak costs only $1.00.

Personally I find this jailbreak tweak release interesting as it allows me to quickly enable/disable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on my jailbroken device and now there is no need to dig through the iPhone settings to interact with the details of the proxy server.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

StyloPowerDown Tweak Adds New Options To The iPhone Power Off Screen

If you have jailbroken device then you have a great chance to add new options to the iPhone power off screen with new Cydia tweak installed. Apple has redesigned the Power Off screen in its mobile operating system several times over the past few iterations of iOS. In iOS 10, when you press and hold the Power button, you’re presented with a slider and a knob which you can swipe to power off your iPhone. If you’re running iOS 10 and want to bring a new look to this interface or switch to how it looked back in iOS 7, then you should try StyloPowerDown jailbreak tweak.

This Cydia tweak brings a few new themes for the power off screen in iOS 10. You can switch to the classic power off screen that was present back in iOS 7 or you can go for a theme that has been inspired by the power down menu present in LG mobile phones.

StyloPowerDown tweak also brings new functionalities to your power down screen. When you choose the LG-inspired power off screen, in addition to the default power button, you get extra options for restarting your jailbroken iPhone or placing it in Airplane Mode. 

On the other hand, the iOS 7 theme simply changes the skin of the power down screen to look like that of iOS 7. It also provides a popup menu which you can enable to gain access to more features such as respring, reboot, Airplane Mode, as well as Safe Mode.

So if you interested in trying StyloPowerDown tweak then is available for $1.00 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 – iOS 10 devices. The tweak comes with a dedicated preferences pane that will be added to Settings to configure it the way you want. 

Note every time you make changes to the tweak’s configuration, you have to respring your device. Just hit the respring button, that is located at the bottom of the tweak’s preference pane.