Friday, October 6, 2017

New Cysia Tweak Rounds App Switcher Cards’ Corners In iOS 10

Those who have jailbroken device can try new tweak that rounds App Switcher cards’ corners in iOS 10 like on iPhone X. If you've watched Apple's September event then you should see Craig Feherighi presentation of the iPhone X. During evident that several changes to the iOS user interface would need to accommodate for the new edge-to-edge OLED display, its rounded corners, and the notch.

One of the differences was in the App Switcher where each of the cards exhibits heavily-rounded corners that match the aesthetic of the device’s display. Other iPhone models don’t have as pronounced of roundness, but a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed as switcherRadii can replicate this effect on your non-X device.

So how to install and use switcherRadii tweak on jailbroken iOS 10 device:

Step 1) Open the Cydia app on your jailbroken device and head over to the Sources tab.

Step 2) Hit the Edit button and then click on the Add button.

Step 3) In the text field of the pop-up that appears, type in the following repository URL:

Step 4) Click on the Add Source button and wait for the repository to load into Cydia.

Once you’ve done, you should be able to find and install switcherRadii by searching Cydia or checking the Changes tab once the app is done “Reloading Data.” The tweak is designed to work on all jailbroken devices running iOS 9.3.3-10.2.

switcherRadii doesn't come with any options to configure and I think there is no need to add more option except the toggle to switch the tweak on and off.

As far as I know switcherRadii is the first jailbreak tweak to bring roundness to the corners of your App Switcher cards. It’s an simple aesthetic tweak, but if you don't have plans to buy the iPhone X though you like the new look and feel switcherRadii ports this new feature.

How To Download And Install iOS 11.0.1 On iPhone

Apple has just released the second minor update for the latest software version and here are two way how you can download and install iOS 11.0.2 on your iPhone or any other compatible device. iOS 11 is a fairly subtle update, bringing some slight design changes, including a customizable Control Center, more 3D Touch integration, and Notification Center and the Lock screen are now one. While bringing bulk of new and redesigned features this major update has comes with buds and many users have complained about various issues after upgrading to iOS 11.

That 's why Apple has quickly dropped two minor updates iOS 11.0.1 and iOS 11.0.2 to fix bugs and solve issues. The second update fixes a major bug that was plaguing iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users during calls. So if even you don't face any issue with your iOS 11 it is recommended to upgrade your device to the latest release to receive all improvements.

How To Install iOS 11.0.2 On iPhone

OTA mechanism

The first and the easiest way to update to iOS 11.0.2 is to use OTA (over-the-air) mechanism. So launch the “Settings” app in iOS and go to “General” and choose “Software Update”. Select “iOS 11.0.2” and choose “Download & Install” when it is available. The OTA update is about 275 MB in size.

Clean Installation

If you have limited space on your device or software update isn't working for whatever reason, you can download and install iOS 11.0.2 on iPhone grabbing the direct links below.

Choose the IPSW that is compatible with your particular device, then you can use the instructions on how to use the IPSW to update iOS on the iPhone or iPad with the firmware file and iTunes.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How To Look Great In Selfie Photographs And FaceTime Video Chats

If didn't update your device to iOS 11 and keep it jailbroken then new Cydia tweak helps you to look great in selfie photographs and FaceTime Video chats. For many people there is no problem to snap selfies and carry out FaceTime Video calls with their friends or colleagues, but for others it is real challenge because they simply aren’t satisfied with the way they look because of different reasons. That's why SelfieTime jailbreak tweak helps jailbroken users of the latter group look skinny and more attractive for their selfies and during FaceTime Video calls.

The tweak uses real-time face-tracking to adapt the user with professional face-smoothing filters. It is possible to adjust all options right from the stock Camera app’s user interface.

So how to use SelfieTime jailbreak tweak. First go to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download the tweak for just $2.49. The tweak works on all jailbroken devices running iOS 10, 9, and 8. 

After installation SelfieTime jailbreak tweak adds a preference pane to the Settings app, from where you can configure tweak's options:

From there, you can enable/disable the tweak independently for the FaceTime app and for the Camera app. It is also possible to restore the tweak to its default settings hitting the button that is located at the bottom of the page. 

Note that all your changes occurs in real-time, so you get to see how all the effects impact your face as you change them.

You can watch the demo video of how the tweak's features actually work: 

The big advantage is that SelfieTime tweak supports all native photo filters in the Camera app, so you don’t have to pick between SelfieTime’s face-smoothing characteristics and Apple’s appearance options. It should be also noted that the tweak works great in all native Camera modes, whether you’re messing around in Live Photos, Photo mode, Square mode, or Video.

Now you don't need to worry about your appearance as SelfieTime helps you to look great in selfie photographs and FaceTime Video chats any time of the day.

Monday, October 2, 2017

New Tweak Brings iPhone’s Camera App User Interface To iPad

If you haven't updated your iOS 10 device to iOS 11 and save it jailbroken then you can use new Cydia release that brings iPhone’s Camera app user interface to iPad. As you know both these Apple's devices have different Camera app interface look and feel.

The iPad’s Camera app interface is designed to have a larger display, making some tools more readily accessible. On the other hand, many use their iPhone for photography more often and would prefer having the same familiar experience on their iPad.

That's why iOS developer Adel Hammoud released new jailbreak tweak known as iPhone Cam for iPad that brings iPhone’s Camera app user interface to iPad. As the name suggests, this tweak takes the iPhone-style Camera user interface and ports it your jailbroken iPad so that the photography experience feels one and the same across both your devices.

iPhone Cam for iPad tweak is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. So visit it and grab the tweak for free. The tweak supports all jailbroken iPads running iOS 10. The tweak doesn’t offers any options for configurations, so once it is installed, you should notice a difference in the way your iPad’s Camera app looks right away. It does away with the side-based controls and moves them to the top and bottom of the screen instead, just like on your iPhone.

What is really great is that the tweak also unlocks the live filters that Apple disables on iPads by default. This allows you to enable filtering options on your tablet without needing third-party apps to perform similar tasks:

If you don't like to the way the iPad’s Camera app looks out of the box, then iPhone Cam for iPad tweak could be a polarizing experience for you. That's why I like both of my devices iPhone and iPad to be jailbroken.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

How To Download And Install iOS 11.0.1 On iPhone

Apple has launched the first software update to iOS 11 with iOS 11.0.1 for all compatible iOS devices. Here is how you can download and install iOS 11.0.1 on your iPhone.

iOS 11.0.1 comes one week after the launch of iOS 11, a major update for iPad that includes loads of new features and changes for iPhone as well. iOS 11 includes new major features like document scanning in Notes, Do Not Disturb While Driving, the new Files app, indoor maps and lane guidance for Maps, Live Photos editing, new multitasking features in the iPad, a new Messages app drawer, payment integration in Messages, a newly designed Control Center and a smarter version of Siri.

iOS 11.0.1 update addresses few minor bugs that have been discovered following the public release of iOS 11. According to Apple's release notes this update includes bug fixes for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.0.1 appears to fix an Exchange e-mail server bug that prevented many users from sending email from Outlook, Office 365, and Exchange Server email accounts. In a support document covering the feature, Apple now says customers can fix the issue by updating to iOS 11.0.1.

How To Install iOS 11.0.1 On iPhone

The new software has a build number of “15A402” or “15A403”, depending on your device, and can be download over the air to your iOS device running iOS 11 by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

Those users who prefer clean installation can download and install iOS 11.0.1 on their iPhones using the IPSW files via direct links below and update their device manually.

iPod Touch:

iOS 11.0.1 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw


iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular 2nd Gen): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPad Pro 10.5 Cellular): iPad_Pro_HFR_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw


iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 6+): iPhone_5.5_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 6s+): iPhone_5.5_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 7 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 7+ GSM+CDMA): iPhone_7Plus_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 7 GSM): iPhone_7_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 7+ GSM): iPhone_7Plus_11.0.1_15A402_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 8 GSM+CDMA): iPhone10,4_11.0.1_15A403_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 8 Plus GSM+CDMA): iPhone10,5_11.0.1_15A403_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 8 GSM): iPhone10,4_11.0.1_15A403_Restore.ipsw
iOS 11.0.1 (iPhone 8 Plus GSM): iPhone10,5_11.0.1_15A403_Restore.ipsw

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PowerBar Adds A Horizontal Battery Bar To iOS 10 iPhone Status Bar

If your devices is jailbroken and you didn't update it to iOS 11 then you can try new jailbreak tweak, that adds a horizontal Battery Bar to the iPhone Status Bar. Called PowerBar, this tweak displays a progress bar in the Status bar which indicates the current level of your battery. So now except such important info as the battery level, the WiFi signal, current time, cellular signal, your Status Bar now gets new feature. The tweak adds a horizontal bar right above the Status bar which increases and decreases based on the amount of battery left on your iPhone.

For example, if your battery level is around 30%, the bar shrinks to one-third of the screen. Similarly, if it’s at 100%, the bar expands to cover the entire width of the screen. 

How To Add A Horizontal Battery Bar To The iPhone Status Bar

In order to add a horizontal Battery Bar to the iPhone Status Bar you should first download and install PowerBar tweak on your device.

Step 1. From the Sources section of Cydia, click on Edit > Add.

Step 2. Then enter the following source: 

Step 3. Once you add it and Cydia refreshes, you find PowerBar tweak. 

Step 4. Download and install it on your jailbroken device. The tweak is available for free and is compatible with iOS 10 devices.

Step 5.Once you install the tweak, you’ll be able to view the battery bar at the top of the Status bar. It is possible to customize the tweak's options from dedicated preferences pane in Settings. 

Step 6. After you made some changes there is no need to respring your device as the result will be visible right away.

Personally I like PowerBar tweak as it offers an new interesting way to show the battery level. As your battery level decreases, the color changes from green to yellow, orange, and finally red, which dispayes the lowest amount of your iPhone battery.

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.