Friday, August 11, 2017

CallPlus Tweak Improves The Phone app In iOS 10

Those who have jailbroken devices can now improve the Phone app in iOS 10 with a new jailbreak tweak installed. Known as CallPlus this Cydia release to enhance your Phone app setting bringing even more features than you’re probably accustomed to out of the box.

With this tweak installed you'll get such features:

  • DialLocker : the tweak creates a new page on the Lock Screen with a dialer that allows you to easily dial contacts directly from there.
  • Switcher Call lets you add favorite contacts in the Switcher.
  • Colored Logs this feature colors your recent tab logs into three colors. 
  • Call Protection allows you to protect the phone button when you press call you need to input your fingerprint in order to be allowed to call that user.
  • Call Options when you press a contact in the recent tab it asks whether you want to text or call that user. If you choose text it will automatically launch the message app to that person's conversation without leaving the Phone app. On the other hand, if you press call you need to input your fingerprint in order to call.

So if you want to try CallPlus tweak then you can download it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $1.50.

After installation the tweak will add a preference pane to the Settings app, from where you can start to improve the Phone app in iOS 10 using tweak's settings:

Note that you should hit “Save” buttons, that are located at the bottom of every preference pane anytime you make changes to the preferences. This saves your changes, letting the tweak work how you want it to.

Personally I like CallPlus tweak as I think the Phone app on my jailbroken iPhone has always lacked some essential features, and this tweak brings some useful options that can be handy for me. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 On 32-Bit Devices Use Phoenix App

If you like your iOS device to be jailbroken then here is how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 iPhone without computer using Phoenix/PhoenixPwn tool. Known as Phoenix, this jailbreak tool allows you to jailbreak all 32-bit devices on iOS 9.3.5 only. The jailbreak has been created by well-known iOS hackers, namely Siguza and tihmstar, with contribution from other members of the jailbreak community such as mbazaliy and qwertyoruiop, and realkjcmember. 

So if you want to jailbreak your iOS 9.3.5 iPhone then carefully read all the requirements and follow the steps below.

How To Use Phoenix To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 On 32-bit Devices

Step 1: On your computer, download the Phoenix IPA file from this link, as well as Cydia Impactor.

Step 2: Then connect your iOS device to your computer, and launch Cydia Impactor.

Step 3: Drag and drop the Phoenix IPA file onto Cydia Impactor, as shown on the screenshot below.

Step 4: You’ll be prompted for your Apple ID and password. This info is only sent to Apple to sign the IPA file. Proceed with entering your Apple ID and password so that Cydia Impactor can start to install the jailbreak app.

Step 5: Once the app is installed on your iOS 9.3.5device, you should see its icon on the Home screen labeled “Phoenix”. Before opening it, navigate to Settings -> General -> Profiles (for some, this may be called “Device Management” or “Profiles & Device Management”).

Step 6: Launch the profile labeled with your Apple ID. Then press the Trust button.

Step 7: Now go back to the Home screen and open the Phoenix app.

Step 8: To initiate the jailbreak, hit the Prepare for Jailbreak button.

The jailbreak process will begin now. Once it’s finished, your device will reboot and the Cydia icon should appear on your Home screen. Now you know how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 iPhone. It’s not likely that there are many people still rocking an iOS 9.3.5 device, but for those that are, this could be the easiest possible solution to get jailbreaking.

Boxy 3 Lets You Customize Home Screen Layout In iOS 10

Those who like to change their iPhone look and feel have a great chance to customize Home screen layout in iOS 10 using jailbreak tweaks from Cydia. There are many jailbreak tweaks of this nature in Cydia and if you have jaibroken device you can try new one dubbed as Boxy 3 by iOS developer William Vabrinskas with this tweak you’ll have access to a whole host of Home screen app icon layout settings to your device.

Boxy 3 is available for $1.99 from Cydia’s ModMyi repository so to get started you should pay money and install it on your device. Note that Boxy 3 works only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

After installation you can start to customize Home screen layout in iOS 10 by swiping up on the Home screen with one finger to reveal the Quick Settings interface shown on the screenshot above. It includes sliders for adjusting the following things:

  • Horizontal app icon padding
  • Vertical app icon padding
  • Side inset of your app icons
  • Top inset of your app icons

As you adjust the sliders, you’ll see their effects on your Home screen app icons in real time. 

At the top of the interface you'll find three controls: a minimization button for shrinking the interface, a grabber for moving the interface around on your screen, and a close button for exiting the interface.

Boxy 3 also brings its preferences pane to the Settings app from where you can configure a some other options:

Note that the settings with asterisks next to them require a respring to take effect. Just hit the “Apply Changes” button that is included in the main preferences pane to apply and save your settings and respring your device.

So if you enjoy aesthetic modifications, such themes and layouts then you should try Boxy 3 jailbreak tweak.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

WhoMadeIt Tweak Reveals Cydia Package Authors In The Changes Tab

New jailbreak tweak helps you to reveal Cydia package authors in the Changes tab on your jailbroken iOS 10 device. When you’re browsing Cydia’s latest releases and looking for new extensions install, you typically need to click on each individual one just to see the author behind them. Dubbed as WhoMadeIt this jailbreak tweak changes this. This tweak shows the author’s name next to the package’s name in Cydia’s Changes tab, as shown on screenshot example below.

WhoMadeIt can be a useful utility for Cydia if you avoid packages made by a particular developer you’ve had issues with previously. Moreover, if you see a developer’s name that you’re familiar with, you might be more inclined to try a new package.

The modification WhoMadeIt imposes on the Cydia interface is so subtle that you’ll hardly notice it’s there. It blends in with the stock interface so well that it looks like a stock feature. Nevertheless, don’t let its simplicity fool you; it’s a great tweak.

Note that WhoMadeIt doesn’t reveal tweak authors when searching for packages manually, so the functionality is strictly limited to the Changes tab:

If you deal with new jailbreak tweaks on a daily basis, this tweak quickly become a valuable addition to your jailbroken device. After trying it for the short time that I did, it now feels like a must-have that I can’t live without, of course, your mileage may vary.

So if you want to reveal Cydia package authors in the Changes tab with WhoMadeIt tweak then it is available from BigBoss repository for free. The big advantage is that the tweak works on all iOS versions from iOS 3 to iOS 10.

The WhoMadeIt tweak doesn’t have any options to configure, so changes should take effect immediately after installation. You might want to force-quit the Cydia app from the App Switcher after installation though, just to ensure it works correctly.

How To Customize App Switcher-Based 3D Touch Gestures In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can customize App Switcher-based 3D Touch gestures in iOS 10 with new Cydia release dubbed ForceTouchSwitcher. On 3D Touch-enabled devices, you can access your App Switcher with a 3D Touch gesture on the left side of the display.

Released by iOS developer CydiaGeek ForceTouchSwitcher tweak gives you visual and functional options for disabling or for extending the Switcher on the 3D Touch gestures. This tweak has two primary functions built in to customize App Switcher-based 3D Touch gestures in iOS 10:

  • Turn off the 3D Touch gesture for the App Switcher completely
  • Turn on the 3D Touch gesture for the right side of your screen in addition to the left

So ForceTouchSwitcher jailbreak tweak can use  two groups of people  

1) those who don’t want to use 3D Touch gestures for the App Switcher at all; and 
2) those who don’t want to be confined to just one side of the screen for gesture input.

So if you interested in one of tweak's features then you should head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download ForceTouchSwitcher for free. The tweak works on all jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices that support 3D Touch.

 Once you install the ForceTouchSwitcher on your jailbroken device navigate to the Settings app and find tweak's preferences pane to start to configure its settings.

To apply and save your changes hit the respring button that is included preferences pane.

I can say most iPhone users are attuned to using the Home button to access the App Switcher, so your 3D Touch access may or may not matter as much to you. On the other hand, if you frequently use 3D Touch to access your App Switcher, then you should try ForceTouchSwitcher tweak.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Download And Install iOS 10.3.3 On iPhone

After seeding few developer betas, Apple has finally launched the newest version of iOS to the public and here is how you can download and install iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone. This new mobile OS version is a minor update. It means there aren’t any major new features added to the platform for the end user. This new software is meant to fix behind-the-scenes issues, improve performance and the overall quality of the software.

iOS 10.3 wasn't the major update, though it brought more than a dozen enhacements and new features, including Find My AirPods, Apple File System, a revamped iCloud section in Settings, a kill-switch for in-app review prompts, a name-and-shame list of legacy apps on your device and much more.

The iOS 10.3.3 update release comes a couple of months before the expected arrival of iOS 11version launch. That software brings with it a bulk of new features, including a new modular Control Center, a new Apple File System, and much more. iOS 10.3.3 will likely be the last version of the platform before iOS 11 arrives later this year.

Jailbreakers should stay away from updating to iOS 10.3.3 as it will kill all the tweaks and apps installed on your device.

How To Install iOS 10.3.3 On iPhone

Those users who have enough space on their devices can use the quickest and the easiest way to download and install iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone is to use OTA mechanism. All you have to do is head into Settings > General > Software Update and grab the iOS 10.3.3 update.

Those users who have some troubles with OTA update installation can grab iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from the direct links below and upgrade manually. You can use the guide to any of the previous firmware update as the process of installation is the same.


iPhone SE

iPod touch:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vigor Tweak Adds New Features To Home Screen App Icons In iOS 10

If you wish to add new features to Home screen app icons in iOS 10 on your iPhone then it can be possible if it is jailbroken. Known as Vigor by the AtomDevTeam displays useful info directly inside your app icons.

So to get started you should grab Vigor from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99. Note that this tweak works only on jailbroken iOS 10 iPhones. After installation, you can toggle Vigor with a new button in Control Center. 

As you can see on the GIF above, after installation the Vigor tweak the Home screen icons display info from their respective apps.

For instance, the Message app shows information about unread messages, the Photos app displays a preview of the most recently-taken photograph, and the Weather app shows info about the temperature outside.

A new page is added to the left of the main Control Center page where you can manage your Vigor-supported apps:

The tweak can also replace app icon labels with app details when you double-tap on empty space from the Home screen. For instance, the Clock app label displays the Sunrise and Sunset times and the Calendar app label shows upcoming events.

Vigor also come with a dedicated preferences pane that you'll find in the Settings app. From there you can configure a few options:

The tweak also allows to configure more detailed settings in the panes for apps. For instance, in the Weather pane, you can enable/disable the widget, select to show data or notifications, enable 3D Touch support, activate hint labels, and configure whether it displays in Celsius or Fahrenheit. 

All unsupported apps can be configured to display missed notifications. You can use this option apps like Mail or Messages, and others where you might regularly get notifications. 

As you can see Vigor is really interesting jailbreak tweak that allows you to add new features to Home screen app icons in iOS 10 and make it more informative.

Monday, July 17, 2017

How To View Animated GIFs In The Photos App On iOS 10 iPhone

For years many iOS users have been requesting Apple to add the ability to view animated GIFs in the Photos App on iPhone. When you save a GIF to your iPhone, it appears as a still image in the Photos app because a single frame of that animated GIF is displayed only.

The popularity of GIF is on the rise and Apple has taken this opportunity to finally bring support for animated GIFs to iOS 11. GIFs will now animate in the Photos app rather than appearing as a still image. Of course this is a great news for users who are planning to upgrade to iOS 11, but what should jailbreakers do in this case. If you’re one such user, and don't want to lose your jailbreak then you will be glad to hear that a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as GIFRoll will bring the functionality to view animated GIFs in the Photos App on iPhone in iOS 10.

How To View Animated GIFs In The Photos App On iOS Device

As the name implies, GIFRoll tweak brings support for animated GIFs to the Photos app in iOS 10. All you have to do to get it is to install GIFRoll tweak on your jailbroken device. It is available as a free package in Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Once you install the tweak, save any GIF to the Photos app and proceed with opening it. You’ll notice that the GIF starts to animate rather than appearing as a still image. The tweak doesn’t require any additional configuration.

If you don’t know how to save GIFs, it is quite easy. Go to a website from where you can download GIFs, such as Open a GIF that you want to save, then tap and hold on it. From the menu that appears, pick ‘Save Image’. Now navigate to the Photos app and you should see the GIF saved in the Camera Roll album.

GIFRoll tweak supports both iOS 9 as well as iOS 10, so a majority of jailbreak users should be able to install and use this tweak without any issues.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NCLink10 Lets Group Inbound Notifications By App In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can group inbound notifications by app in iOS 10 installing new jailbreak tweak known as NCLink10, that was released by iOS developer HiDaN. On the screenshot below you can see that NCLink10 tweak not only allows you to group notifications by app, but it even lets you collapse sections. To collapse the notifications associated with  the app just click on its header. 

Note that there are collapsed headers that have numbers on them, and others that don’t. The number shows how many new missed notifications there are inside the section since it was last collapsed.

Also you can easily fold sections with notifications for apps that you don't want to see banners from.
So if you want to group inbound notifications by app in iOS 10 then NCLink10 is available from Cydia for only $1.99. Download it and install on your device. Once you're done the tweak will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can configure few options including:

NCLink10 preferences pane is divided into three main sections, including General, Notification Center and Lock screen. Each section offer such options to configure:

The tweak offers bulk of options that will be useful for different users. If you better prefer this classic functionality, then you should definitely try NCLink10. It even offer some additional features that even earlier stock installations of iOS didn’t have, including Apple Watch-style notifications, app-based coloring, and privacy mode.

Whether the NCLink10 jailbreak tweak is for you depends on how you use your phone and how much you miss the grouping of notifications from previous iOS versions. So if you want to have it all back on your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone right away, then you can grab NCLink10 now.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Tweak Opens App Switcher To The App That You're Currently Using

New jailbreak release that has recently hit the Cydia does a great job, it opens App Switcher to the app you're currently using. The App Switcher on your iOS device automatically opens to the app you last used upon launch rather than the one you were using when you opened the interface. Known as AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10), this jailbreak tweak change concept settled by default.

How To Open App Switcher To The App You're Currently Using 

AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) tweak is not for everyone and the way you use your App Switcher will define whether this tweak will be useful to you or not. 

This tweak won't be useful for you if you use the App Switcher as a multitasking tool. In such case your goal is to switch to a recently-used app more quickly rather than bring required to swipe over once you launch the interface.

Though, if you use the App Switcher as a force-quitting tool when apps don’t work how it is expected more often than a multitasking tool, then this tweak will bring you right to your current app, that is more convenient from a troubleshooting perspective.

So if you want to open App Switcher to the app you're currently using then first you need to download AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and install on your device. Note that you can use this tweak either on jailbroken iOS 9 or on iOS 10 devices.

You can customize AppSwitchCurrent (9 & 10) options from the Settings app after installation:

From there, you can enable/disable this tweak on demand and select where you’re taken when you open the App Switcher from the Home screen.

So if you hate how App Switcher on your device opens to the app you used last, then AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) must be definitely useful to you.