Monday, October 24, 2016

How To Enable Apple’s Hidden One-Handed Keyboard In iOS 9

With the new jailbreak tweak called OneHanded you can enable Apple’s hidden one-handed keyboard on iOS 9 iPhone. This keyboard includes the extra text editing buttons in the keyboard itself and it’s designed to work on iPhones with larger displays. Steve Troughton-Smith, well known iOS developer and hacker, was the first who has discovered a hidden one-handed mode keyboard in iOS. Notably, the keyboard has been there since iOS 8 but never enabled by Apple. This incredible feature can only be activated using the simulator in XCode, but users with jailbroken devices can invoked it with OneHanded tweak installed. 

So if you want to enable Apple’s hidden one-handed keyboard on your iOS 9 iPhone before public release read the review below.

How To Enable Hidden One-Handed Keyboard On iOS 9 iPhone

To download OneHanded tweak on your jailbroken iPhone, head to Cydia where it’s available as a free package. The tweak comes with no options for configurations, but remember that you can only use it on iPhones with 4.7 or 5.5-inch displays. If you try to use it on smaller iPhones it will cause a crash.

So whether you have an iPhone with a 4.7 or 5.5-inch display, OneHanded tweak allows you to swipe left or right on the keyboard itself to shrink the keys down to size. Depending on the direction you swipe, the text editing buttons appear on the opposing side. The editing features on the keyboard include dedicated select, cut, paste, and undo buttons among other things. To go back to the original keyboard, swipe in from the side that is opposite to the text editing shortcuts. 

So if you have some troubles typing on jailbroken iOS 9 device with larger display without using two hands, OneHanded tweak will quickly enable Apple’s hidden one-handed keyboard to help you.

Friday, October 21, 2016

How To Replace The Carrier Name In Status Bar With The Date In iOS 9

Do you want to replace the carrier name in Status Bar with the date in iOS 9? You can do it with new Cydia tweak dubbed as CarDate. This great jailbreak tweak allows you to flexibly utilize space for carrier name in the Status Bar with the current date instead. What is more, it is even possible to customize and configure any date format you want. You can include or exclude the year or day of the week, use dashes, periods, or slashes; basically whatever you want.

Here is the short review on how to setup the tweak and use it.

How To Hide Carrier Name On iOS 9 iPhone

In order to replace the carrier name in Status Bar with the date in iOS 9 head to Cydia and download CarDate tweak for free. The tweak works with all jailbroken iOS 9 iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads as well.

Once installed, to start configuring the date formatting you want to use head over to Settings CarDate Advanced Options:

Here, you’ll find a text field where you can enter the date formatting you want.

To format the date, you will need to know the following symbols:

y = year
d = day
M = month
E = day of week

Remember don't put a lowercase “m,” because this will display the minutes of the time instead of the month. If you want to show the day of the week too, then you can use the E symbol. For example:

EEEE, MMM d, yyyy = Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Or, you can display the month and the year with the following format:

MMMM yyyy = October 2016

If you need more info on date-based formatting, the developer has an instructional web page you can look at as a cheat sheet.

It should be mentioned that CarDate only works on devices with active cellular signals and SIM cards, so if you try to use the tweak on a device with the “No Service” or “No SIM” indicator, the date won't be displayed in Status bar.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How To Download And Install iOS 10.0.3 On iPhone 7

Here is how you can download and install iOS 10.0.3 on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Apple on Monday has pushed the third minor software update to major iOS 10 release specifically for the latest iPhones. This update came nearly one month after releasing iOS 10.0.2 and a month and a half after providing the new iOS 10 operating system to the public eye. 

According to release notes iOS 10.0.3 update includes a fix for a bug that could cause issues with cellular connectivity, a problem that only affected the new iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Shortly after the iPhone 7 was released, a number of Verizon users began suffering a serious issue that caused them to regularly lose LTE connectivity on their new device. It was later discovered that the issue affected iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices associated with other carriers as well, and it should now be fixed for all users.

The guide below will help you download and install 10.0.3 on your compatible iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus right away.

How To Install iOS 10.0.3 On iPhone

If you have limited space on your device or software update isn't working for whatever reason, you can update using iTunes.

In order to download and install iOS 10.0.3 on iPhone 7 make sure you have a recent iTunes backup. Make it encrypted so all your password and other private data is preserved.

Step 1: Download iOS 10.0.3 IPSW file tailored for your device: 

iOS 10.0.3 (iPhone 7): iPhone9,1_10.0.3_14A551_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.0.3 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone9,2_10.0.3_14A551_Restore.ipsw

Step 2: Disable Find My iPhone on the device.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone to your PC via the Lightning/USB cable.

Step 4: Now launch iTunes and select your device.

Step 5: Next, if you are a Mac user, you need to hold the Alt key, for Windows users this will be the Shift key, and then click on the Restore iPhone… button. iTunes will now prompt you to select the IPSW firmware file. Select the 10.0.3 firmware file you downloaded in the step 1.

Step 6: Now wait for iTunes to installs iOS 10.0.3 on your iPhone. Once installed, your device will reboot automatically and you'll see Hello screen of iOS 10.0.3. That's it. Great job.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Set Entire Music Playlists As Alarm Sounds On iOS 9 iPhone

Although it was always possible to set music as the alarm sound for the alarms you wake up to every morning, but with new Cydia release known as PlaylistAlarm you would be able to set entire music playlists as alarm sounds on iOS 9 iPhone. You can use this tweak to ensure you’ll be listening to a new song every time your alarm clock wakes you up in the morning.

How Set Music Playlists As Alarm Sounds In iOS 9

PlaylistAlarm tweak can be downloaded for free on your jailbroken device from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and currently works only on iOS 8 devices. The developer behind the tweak ensures that iOS 9 support is coming very soon. Once the PlaylistAlarm tweak is installed it would add a new cell entitled “Playlist” under Clock > Alarm, allowing you to pick any playlist from your Music app to play as an alarm when it’s time to get up:

You can even set the playlist to shuffle play every time the alarm goes off, which ensures you’ll hear a different song every time the alarm sounds. This is a nice change over having to set a static song that you’re going to hear every time the alarm goes off.

If you use any of your iOS devices as alarm clocks and have a colorful music library, with tweak you can set entire music playlists as alarm sounds on iOS 9 iPhone and wake up with new song every morning.

For the heavy sleepers that have troubles waking up to the same song every morning, PlaylistAlarm can play an entire music playlist when it’s time to get up.

PlaylistAlarm works with the stock Music app, so you can’t use this tweak with third-party music apps such as Spotify or Pandora, keep that in mind.

Monday, October 17, 2016

TextCounter Counts How Many Texts You’Ve Sent In The Messages App

New Cydia release called TextCounter helps you to count how many texts you’ve sent in the Messages app. There are few other jailbreak tweak that offer such functionality, but TextCounter differs from them that it displays more detailed information.

How To Count How Many Texts You’Ve Sent/Receive In The Messages App In iOS 9

If you want to see how TextCounter works, download it on your jailbroken device from Cydia for just $0.99. The tweak doesn't show how many of your messages are iMessages and how many are text messages separately as it counts both SMS and iMessages in total sum. 

Once it is installed, the information will be shown right inside of a conversation in your Messages app when you launch the Details menu:

The tweak counts and displays the total, sent, and received messages for you. A tab above the table of information even allows you to filter between an “overall” amount and a “monthly” amount. The monthly amount allows you to see how many texts you’ve sent and received in the last month.

It is also possible to see a general overview of sent and received messages for all of your conversations on the navigation bar while you’re looking at all of your conversations in the Messages app:

Just to make things clear “O” shows the overall messages amount; and an “M” displays monthly messages amount. Look at the screenshot above, you can see three numbers next to overall messages amount or monthly messages amount. These numbers are separated by vertical lines and are shown in the following format: “Total | Sent | Received.”

Of course to count how many texts you’ve sent in the Messages app can be real challenge but with TextCounter tweak it would be as easy as it is. So if you have jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone you can get this statistic today.

Friday, October 14, 2016

How To Disable Most Swipe Gestures On The Lock Screen On iOS 9 iPhone

If you have jailbroken device you can disable most swipe gestures on the Lock screen in iOS 9 such as opening Control Center or Notification Center and even using the camera grabber to quickly take a picture. While some users like these little shortcuts, not other don't want them there all the time. New free Cydia release called NoLockGestures allows you to easily disable all the above-mentioned swipe gestures on demand.

Apple made it possible to disable Control Center or Notification Center on the Lock screen in iOS individually without this tweak and it even hides the grabbers from view, but there’s no official way of disabling the camera grabber.

How To Disable Most Swipe Gestures On The Lock Screen In iOS 9

So if you ever wanted to disable everything for a short period of time and then re-enable it again later, there are so many preferences you use in the Settings app to make it happen, it can be a really cumbersome process. NoLockGestures tweak offers user convenient way to toggle on or off all of the Lock screen shortcut gestures all at once on demand with a single toggle found tweak's preference pane.

The tweak can be useful in situation when you believe someone else is going to be handling your device and you don’t want them accessing the camera, Control Center, or Notification Center from the Lock screen. It makes it super easy to toggle back off when you are in full control of your device again.

When you toggle the tweak on or off, the results are immediate, so you don't need to respring your device after every settings change.

It’s worth noting the tweak doesn’t disable the slide to unlock gesture, so you can still swipe to the left to get to your passcode interface if you ever have to.

So if you have jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8 or 9 and you want to disable most swipe gestures on the Lock screen in iOS 9 head to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download NoLockGestures tweak for free of charge.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

How To Hide The Floating Scroll Down Button In The Reddit App

If you are happy with your jailbroken device you can easily hide the floating scroll down button in the Reddit app on iOS 9 iPhone with the new jailbreak tweak. Known as HideRedditDownButton this recent Cydia release disables the double-arrow scroll down button in the official Reddit app for iOS.

Some users like this button as it allows them to scroll down little by little with a tap. Others find it useless as with a touch screen they can just scroll down with a finger.

Many Reddit users complain that the button hovers over the app interface, so no matter what, it’s always there. You can tap and drag to move the button around, but even when you move it around, it’s still going to be on top of something in the app. For some folks it can be really annoying.

How To Hide The Floating Scroll Down Button In The Reddit App


As there are no official way to hide this button from view, it’s a disturbance for some users who don’t like having clutter they don’t use always floating around in their user interface and it is possible to get rid of it with the of jailbreaking.

So to hide the floating scroll down button in the Reddit app on iOS 9 iPhone on your jailbroken device head to Cydia and grab HideRedditDownButton this tweak. The tweak is available as a free download package. This jailbreak tweak works on iOS 9 devices and the official Reddit app for iOS, that can be download for free from the App Store.

Once done with installation, you will notice that the tweak will immediately hide the button. So from that time you can simply use your finger to scroll up or down to read comments in a Reddit thread.

As you see if you have jailbroken device with the help of various jailbreak tweaks you can hide unnecessary things, add some additional functionality not only to stock apps but to third-party apps as well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How To Choose The Color Of 3D Touch Menus In iOS 9

If your device is jailbroken you can easily choose the color of 3D Touch menus in iOS 9 with the help of new jailbreak tweak. Dubbed as 3DColorChanger this new Cydia release allows you to dictate whichever color you want for your 3D Touch menus you can access via the Home screen.

How To Pick The Color Of 3D Touch Menus On iOS 9 iPhone

In order to choose the color of 3D Touch menus in iOS 9 head to Cydia Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download 3DColorChanger tweak for free. Once the tweak is installed on your jailbroken device it will add its preference pane from where you can start change the 3D Touch menus color on your iPhone by heading over to Settings > 3DColorChanger.

The preferences pane is extremely simple to follow, offering no more than a color selector that provides you with a limitless color picker.It is possible to adjust the color, the lightness or darkness of the color, and you can even set your own alpha levels to make the 3D Touch menus more or less pronounced when you launch it. 

At the screenshot below you can see an example of the alpha level adjustment for a particular color:   

The tweak works with 3D Touch equipped devices such as iPhone 6s. But if you have older model 3DColorChanger will also work with tweaks that port the feature over to unsupported devices. So you can use a tweak like RevealMenu to enable 3D Touch menus on a device without a 3D Touch display and 3DColorChanger will work just fine with that setup.

In case you use WinterBoard themes, this tweak is great because you can use it to make your 3D Touch menus look better with the theme you’re using. Even if you’re not a WinterBoard user, you can use 3DColorChanger tweak to tint your menus to your favorite color and add a level of personality to your jailbroken iPhone.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Top Reasons To Jailbreak iOS 10 iPhone

Although the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system came with bulk of new features including Lock screen widgets, Raise to Wake, iMessage effects, here are top reasons to jailbreak iOS 10 and get more functionality. With every new major software update for the operating system, iOS latform is getting more improved and feature-rich, but there are still many reasons to jailbreak iOS 10. And it this article we will mention all pros of jailbreaking iOS 10 update.

Top Reasons To Jailbreak iOS 10

Many users with older iPhone were disappointed to find out that such exlusive feature as the new ‘Raise to Wake’ in iOS 10 is limited to the iPhone 6s and above. That's why Cydia developers have lots of work to do to port new features to older devices. We have already seen tweaks on Cydia that bring 3D Touch functionality to older devices as well as Picture-in-Picture mode.

One of top reasons to jailbreak iOS 10 is adding new functionality to stock and third-party apps and getting rid of the restrictions imposed. In the case of Pokemon Go, you can install jailbreak tweaks that will let you move around the map using a joystick rather than walking physically.

The Cydia store is filled with many jailbreak tweaks to enhance your experience using stock and third-party apps ranging from tweaks for Instagram that lets you save media to your device to hacks Safari to allow you to improve full screen view.

If there’s one important feature that is missing in iOS 10, that would be the file manager. Considering the closed ecosystem of iOS, it’s not a surprise why Apple hasn’t introduce this feature yet. But jailbreaking iOS 10 can bring this feature to life.

For example iFile is a complete file manager tweak that lets user to view system files and folders as well as edit them right from your jailbroken iPhone. You can also save files that you download from the internet.

Another top reasons to jailbreak iOS 10 iPhone is theming. You can install themes to change the look and feel of your iPhone or you can use Winterboard that allows you to transform your iPhone into an Android phone. Jailbreak tweaks also let you theme charge indicator, change the carrier logo and enable instrument sounds when type and lots more.

When your iPhone falls into the thieves hands, there are chances that all your private info will be viewed without your straight permission. Thanks to jailbreak tweaks allows you to lock apps and folders on your device with Touch ID or passcode and prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your personal data.

Currently there is no public jailbreak tool available for iOS 10 but we are all excited who will be the hero and manage to jailbreak and make it possible to implement the above functionalities.

Friday, October 7, 2016

How To Customize The Look Of Action Sheets Throughout iOS 9

New Cydia tweak called SleekSheets allows you customize the look of iOS 9 action sheets that appear when user input needs to be selected from a menu of options. With this SleekSheets installed you can control their appearance. This jailbreak tweak doesn't seriously modify your action sheets stock look, but it brings some settings that you can use to change this stock look and feel a little bit depending on your tastes. Among the things you can mess with are the flushness of the menu with the sides of your display, the roundness of the corners, removing the separator lines, and even hiding the unnecessary cancel button from the interface on your device.

How To Customize The Look Of iOS 9 Action Sheets

In order to get the ability to customize the look of iOS 9 action sheets on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 iPhone head to Cydia and download SleekSheets tweak absolutely for free. Once done install it.

The SleekSheets tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can change your action sheets look according to your personal liking. You'll find a special test button called Action Sheet Preview that allows you see to your configurations in real time. So hit it to see the results.

Here are four screenshots examples to show you how SleekSheets tweak effects work.

Before/After flush edges

Before/After hide separator lines

Before/After rounded corners

Before/After hide cancel button

All of the above changes are aesthetic apart from last option to hide the Cancel button, which for the most part doesn’t impact functionality as you can still click anywhere outside of the action sheet menu to dismiss it, making the button redundant in the first place.

Remember that all the settings you'll make will impact iOS system-wide, in all of apps on your jailbroken iOS 9 device.