Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How To Modify The Calculator App Color Scheme On iOS 9 iPhone

If you have jailbroken iPhone you can modify the Calculator app color scheme in iOS 9 using new Cydia release. The Calculator app on the iPhone has always had the same orange color scheme, but jailbreak tweak called ColorCalculator changes it make it possible to apply any color you’d like. Here is the short review on how ColorCalculator works.

How To Modify The Calculator App Color Scheme In iOS 9

With a number of pre-set colors to choose from, ColorCalculator is easy to use. So in order to get the ability to modify the Calculator app color scheme in iOS 9 first head to Cydia and download ColorCalculator tweak for free. 

Once the tweak is installed on your jailboken iOS 9 device, you can go straight to ColorCalculator preferences pane in Settings, where you can start playing around with its color configuration options. There are 9 different colors you can choose from.

When you’re done making your color selection, simply click on the blue Apply Changes button in the tweak's preferences pane. This will not respring your iPhone and apply the changes immediately.

What is great is that the tweak not only works in portrait mode, but landscape as well, as you can see from the screenshot above.

The only minus is that there isn’t a color picker interface built into the preferences pane like a lot of other color selection tweaks, so you are limited to the colors you can choose from.

For most, this isn’t a problem, as most of the major colors are listed, but others might not be able to get certain colors in between the ones available if they’re using this tweak in tandem with some sort of theme, which might throw things off in terms of aesthetics.

So if you frequently do some math on Calculator app and get bored with the default color ColorCalculator tweak is the good way to change the color scheme and make the app look different.

Monday, November 28, 2016

How To Keep Google Maps From Nagging When Location Services Are Disabled

Want to keep Google Maps from nagging when Location Services are disabled then you should try new Cydia release known as Google Maps – No Location Services Alert jailbreak. Google Maps for iOS is a great way to quickly find directions, that's why many users give access to their location. But others prevent the app from accessing their location because of privacy concerns and primarily use it to explore the region. If you belongs to this group of people and want to disable location services warning alert when you open Google Maps, then read the review below.

How To Keep Google Maps From Nagging When Location Services Are Disabled In iOS 9

To get started you should download Google Maps – No Location Services Alert tweak on your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone or iPad. The tweak is totally free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

Once the tweak is installed it starts to work immediately with no options for configuration. From now any alert will no longer appear above when location services are turned off for Google Maps app. The tweak works when you disable location services for Google Maps itself, and when location services are disabled temporarily for all apps on your jailbroken iOS 9 device as well.

You may think what is the reason why someone in the world would use Google Maps without giving it location access? Actually there are few reasons, just to begin with that Google uses your data and from a security point of view not everyone want to grant it. Google Maps can be still useful even when location services are turned off as you can look up locations and get directions from start to end points when you type them manually. 

Even with so long name this jailbreak tweak keeps Google Maps from nagging you when Location Services are disabled. So if you prefer not to give Google Maps your location, then you should definitely try this tweak.

Friday, November 25, 2016

How To Enable iOS 10 Style Notification Banners On iOS 9 iPhone

If you have jailbroken device and impressed by new features and interface changes that Apple has brought with the latest version of iOS then you can enable iOS 10 style notification banners on iOS 9 iPhone with the new Cydia release. Called Notifications10 this new jailbreak tweak help to bring some of the iOS 10 look and feel to your jailbroken iPhone. Here is the short review on how Notifications10 tweak works.

How To Enable iOS 10 Style Notification Banners In iOS 9

To get started head to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download Notifications10 tweak for just $0.99. Note that the tweak is developed for larger displays, so it is recommended not to use it on the iPhone 5, 5s, or SE. It’s intended for the iPhone 6/6 Plus and later. Installing the tweak on the smaller-screened device won’t look as nice. Once the tweak is installed, it will start to work automatically as there is no options to configure. 

The new look and feel, which makes the banner look more bubbly with a bright title bar, will be seen universally throughout iOS. This includes the Lock screen, Notification Center, and even when a banner notification pops up while you’re on the Home screen or in an app.

From the top post, you can swipe to the right on a notification and you’ll get the same options you would see on an iOS 10 device, including the clear button for dismissing the notification and a button for replying when it’s relevant.

The same visual effects are applied to your Notification Center widgets:

The tweak was tested on iPhone 5s and things look a little crowded on the puny 4-inch display, as was mentioned earlier. So it is better to enable iOS 10 style notification banners on iOS 9 iPhone 6/6 Plus and later using Notifications10 tweak.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

How To Free Up GBs Of Free Space On iOS 10 iPhone

In this post we will show you how to free up GBs o free space on your iOS 10 iPhone even without jailbreak. Storage on iOS devices has long been a bit of an issue for some users. Those people often have smaller capacity devices such as those with 16GB or even 8GB storage, but the issue can befall those who carry 128GB devices too. As you know that i all depends on what you have installed and usage on your device as well.

But if you’re down to the last few hundred megabytes, you better have a plan for quickly freeing some space back up.

How To Free Up GBs Of Free Space On iOS 10.1.1 iPhone

Before iOS 10 release there was a nifty trick that could free up space with few easy steps, and it involved downloading a large movie. Many users who tried this on their iOS 9 devices claimed that it worked for them. As it turned out, iOS would recognize there was a shortage of free space and then attempt to rectify that by removing unused, old temporary and cache files from applications. Setting a movie to download, then jumping into settings from the low storage alert could often result in quite a lot of space being left over. But this game was over when Apple has released iOS 10 update.

Fortunately the scheme works just fine using the App Store and a large app of which there are plenty to choose from.

So to free up GBs o free space on iOS 10 iPhone you should download the largest app you can find in App Store and then watch within the Settings app (Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Available) as iOS 10 goes about removing files it doesn’t need in an attempt to free up space. Then, simply cancel the download once you can see that space has been created and the amount of space used by your apps has reduced.

As you see the trick is really simple, but it actually helps you to get free space on your device.

Monday, November 21, 2016

PullOver Tweak Pins An App To Screen For Easier Multitasking In iOS 9

If you have jailbroken device you can pin an app to screen for easier multitasking in iOS 9 with new jailbreak tweak dubbed as PullOver. This Cydia release allows you to pin your most used application to your screen and bring it forward whenever you like with tap of a button. This jailbreak tweak brings a new way to multitask on jailbroken iOS devices.

How To Pin An App To Screen For Easier Multitasking On iOS 9 iPhone

With PullOver tweak you can easily pin an app to screen for easier multitasking in iOS 9 that can be useful depending on what you’re doing on your jailbroken device. For example, you could be watching videos on Youtube or browsing the internet on Safari and you can quickly click on the pullover button to bring your frequently used application to the front. Use it and then return to whatever you were doing before. 

To get PullOver tweak on your device head to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download it for free. The tweak has been tested to work on iOS 9.0.2 up to iOS 9.3.3. To start to configure PullOver, you’ll need to navigate the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings app after installation:

From Settings you can configure the appearance of the PullOver button, turn the tweak on or off and more importantly choose an Activator gesture that will be used to pin an application. 

When you invoke the tweak, you’ll see a small slider at the edge of your iPhone's screen; invoking the action again hides the slider from view.

While the slider is on your screen, you can pull on it to bring up a windowed interface of your selected app. In this windowed mode, it is possible to use the app like you normally would.

You can play with the size of the PullOver button and change background or arrow color, all of which can help you achieve the look you’re want.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How To Quickly Recover Passwords When You Forgot Them In iOS 9

It can be a real challenge to remember all your passwords, that's why new Cydia release called PasswordRecovery helps you to store and recover passwords when forgot them on iOS 9 iPhone. This jailbreak tweak comes with password remembrance and recovery options all in a single package so you’ll never forget or have to reset a password for any its supported apps ever again. If you are interested read the short review below.

How To Store And Recover Passwords When You Forgot Them In iOS 9

At present the tweak supports three of the most popular social networking apps which are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and your passcode as well. However the developer behind the tweak ensures that this is the starting point for the tweak and he will add more as the requests come.

So to start up you need to install PasswordRecovery from Cydia for $1.50. You can use it both on jailbroken iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices. PasswordRecovery will add its preferences pane but you cannot do any configurations there without authenticating with Touch ID authentication. So don't worry that someone would  be able to place their email address in the tweak’s preferences pane instead of yours to jack your passwords.

PasswordRecovery works with the apps directly from the App Store, so you won’t need to install another app to have to copy and paste your password in between apps all the time.

Instead, when you need to sign in to your social networking app, this tweak will remember your password the first time you enter it correctly and will save it in a secure manner. Afterwards, you’re free to sign out of your social networking app from your device because PasswordRecovery will remember it the next time you need it.

PasswordRecovery utilizes Touch ID for security. When it’s time to sign back into a supported app you’ve logged out of, you can use your fingerprint auto-fill your saved password for you.

Except storing PasswordRecovery recover passwords when forgot them on iOS 9 iPhone, so you can get your forgotten password by answering the security questions you set up. When you answer them correctly, you can view your password immediately with Touch ID authentication, or get it sent to the email you set up with PasswordRecovery. If a password is entered incorrectly too many times, you'll get the email informing you about the wrong attempts.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Has Apple Bug Bounty Program Killed iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak?

It is already two month since iOS 10 made its public debut and there is still no good news about a public jailbreak release date. Has Apple bug bounty program killed iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak? Hackers have been able to jailbreak iOS 10, but it seems none are willing to make their exploits available. Just two days ago well-known iOS hacker Luca Todesco posted image proof of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1. But taking into consideration his long track record of releasing teaser videos and pictures proving successful jailbreaking many iOS firmwares his last attempt wouldn't be released to public as all previous.

When Apple debuted its iOS 10 beta this summer, it made it available with an unencrypted kernel. This makes it easier to discover security flaws, and it gives users hope that a jailbreak might come easy. In actual fact, the unencrypted kernel simply makes it faster and easier for Apple to patch bugs that exist in its iOS 10 releases. This is likely to make each update more secure than the last. But that hasn’t been the case as Luca Todesco managed to jailbreak almost every next iOS 10 update. However there no proofs that his jailbreak tools were workable.

Apple has also taken other steps to enhance security. Introduced back in August at the Black Hat conference, the bug bounty program rewards hackers up to $200,000 for finding vulnerabilities in iOS and iCloud that could pose a threat to users. The only catch is, those bugs must be reported to Apple to be fixed.
This gives hackers a tough to choice to make. When they find an exploit that could be used to jailbreak iOS 10, they can either keep quiet about it and create the jailbreak, or they can report it to Apple for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In its turn, Zerodium — a premium zero-day acquisition platform will pay $1.5 million for a remote jailbreak exploit for iOS 10 software version. So now talented hackers have few options to earn money.

So Apple bug bounty program hasn't killed iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak it gave the opportunity to many unknown hackers either to develop jailbreak or to improve iOS platform security.

iOS 10.2 Beta 2 Is Available For Download On iPhone

If you are signed as a developer you can download iOS 10.2 beta 2 on iPhone 7 as Apple on Monday seeded the fresh beta software update for all compatible iPhones and iPad. The release follows one week after the beta 1 of iOS 10.2 was launched, with that first beta coming almost instantly after iOS 10.1.1 was made public, and once again looks to push iOS forward for those with a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

The initial iOS 10.2 beta 1 seed brought with it a few new features such as the ability to preserve camera settings, a video widget, three new wallpapers, and of course, spanking new emoji. That said, beta 2 of iOS 10.2 is more of a point update but it brings some new features and additions as well, including the new TV that Apple first demoed at its “Hello again” event on October 27th. Other changes that have been discovered so far include tweaks to Apple Music and a new SOS feature.

What’s new in iOS 10.2 beta 2 release


iOS 10.2 beta 2 comes with a new SOS feature that can be activated by pressing the power button on the iPhone five times which will automatically call the emergency services of your country. The feature was added by Apple to iOS because it was made mandatory by certain governments to have an emergency SOS mode in smartphones. SOS mode on the iPhone is only available in the such countries as:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • UK
  • United States
You can find some SOS related options under Settings -> General in iOS 10.2 beta 2.

Music app

To make shuffling and repeating songs in Apple Music less of a nightmare, Apple has tweaked the buttons to make them more visible while on the Now Playing screen of the app. There is also a new splash screen when you first launch the now playing screen in iOS 10.2 beta 2.

TV app

The new TV app in iOS 10.2 acts as a TV guide for iPhone and iPad owners and helps them find new content. Besides recommending shows and movies to watch, the new TV app will also take you to the iTunes Store to help you discover new releases that are worth watching.

So if you are enrolled in Apple’s developer program you can download iOS 10.2 beta 2 on iPhone via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app. If you are looking for a clean installation can grab direct download links from dev center.

Monday, November 7, 2016

It Is Impossible To Download iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak On iPhone Just Yet

Would it be possible to download iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak on iPhone is the only question of time, as currently there is a proof that this iOS version could be jailbroken. At the end of last week, a demo video revealed iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1 that was jailbroken. There was a lot of skepticism surrounding its legitimacy, but now the well known iOS hacker Luca Todesco posted image evidence of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1 via Twitter.

iOS 10.1.1 is currently Apple’s latest public firmware for iOS devices, and it has closed bulk of security holes that could have been used for jailbreaking. Todesco’s personal jailbreak isn’t linked to the one from last week. Each were made by two different persons who would more than likely be using different exploits to get to the jailbroken state.

Creating a jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS firmware requires getting around new security measures to thwart jailbreaking, like kernel patch protection (KPP). Todesco says he’s managed backwards compatibility with iOS 10.1, in addition to iOS 10.1.1:

Todesco has a long track record of releasing teaser videos and pictures on Twitter. There were browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2 devices, jailbreak for iOS 9.3.4 and 9.2.1 versions. But unfortunately none of these tool were released to public forcing us to think that it won't be possible to download iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak on iPhone from Todesco.

The rapid releases of new iOS software updates from Apple makes it harder for jailbreak teams who are undoubtedly researching the exploits to release jailbreak to public. What is more releasing a jailbreak to the public is a long process that requires a lot of resources and testing across the iOS devices. This is tremendous work that could be done by team like Pangu or TaiG not by a single person.

Friday, November 4, 2016

How To Get Rid Of The Stock Volume HUD In iOS 9

If you have jailbroken iOS 9 device you have a great ability to get rid of the stock volume HUD in iOS 9 with the new jailbreak tweak called SmartVolumeControl. This tweak really does two main things: it reduces the size of the volume HUD to make it less intrusive and allows you to customize the appearance and behavior of the volume HUD.

Starting with the two designs it comes with, you can opt for either the clean volume bar, which is shown at the top post on the left, or you can opt for the tiny volume indicator that appears in place of the carrier name, shown above on the right. Both are really acceptable in terms of making the interface less intrusive, but each has its own benefits.

How To Get Rid Of The Stock Volume HUD On iOS 9 iPhone

To hide the stock volume HUD in iOS 9 you need first download SmartVolumeControl tweak, which is available for $1.49 from Cydia. The tweak works on both iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices.
Once installed, head to the tweak's preferences pane under Settings > SmartVolumeControl to start to configure the style and behavior of your new volume HUD:

Here you can also toggle the tweak on or off on demand, choose the volume HUD view you want to use (bar or tiny label), pick the bar color and others.

Notably, the color picker is a full-blown picker rather than a list of pre-sets, so you can get anywhere in between the typical colors you’d see in a color list and this provides a high level of flexibility for customization purposes. 

So if you don't like how the stock volume HUD sits right smack in the middle of everything and distract you from what you were doing then SmartVolumeControl tweak would be a real helper for you. It not only allows you get rid of the stock volume HUD in iOS 9 but allows to customize it appearance and look.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How To Display The Active Network Traffic Speed In The iOS 9 Navigation Bar

If you have jailbroken iOS 9 device and want to display the active network traffic speed in the iOS 9 navigation bar then you can try new Cydia tweak called NtSpeed. This jailbreak tweak keeps you updated in real time of your active network traffic speed on your iOS 9 iPhone and show this info on the screen. And here is short review on how this tweak actually works.

How To Display The Active Network Traffic Speed In The Navigation Bar In iOS 9

NtSpeed tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia’s ModMyi repository right now. The tweak works with all jailbroken iOS 7, 8, or 9 devices. There are no options to configure, so you can use tweak right after the installation. Once tweak is installed, it displays a small bubble just below the battery indicator in the navigation bar of whatever app you might be in.

The tweak counts both upload and download traffic, but it takes the two and adds them together to show the total amount of traffic you’re using.

The big advantage is that the tweak updates the traffic number in real time as you browse the web, access internet-based apps and stream content from the internet. So now you can be informed in real time and can control internet data usage by yourself. 

In most apps, the indicator isn’t in the way of anything, but sometimes in Safari, it will pop up just over the URL bar’s refresh button. Fortunately, it doesn’t actually interfere with your ability to tap on it and type inside the URL bar.

The moment you scroll down on the other hand, it won’t look so awkward anymore, as it blends in nicely with the navigation bar. At the screenshot below you can see the example:

Nevertheless if you want to keep updated with internet usage NtSpeed tweak will display the active network traffic speed in the iOS 9 navigation bar on your device so you don't need to waste time to check it somewhere else.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How To Download And Install iOS iOS 10.1.1 On iPhone

Apple has recently launched its next software update for the major iOS 10 release and here is how you can download and install iOS 10.1.1 on iPhone. iOS 10.1.1 comes one week after the public release of iOS 10.1, which brought the Portrait Mode photography feature to the iPhone 7 Plus, as well other improvements and bug fixes across the board for Apple’s lineup of iPhones and iPads.

This recent iOS update fixes an issue where users weren’t able to see their Health data. If you are having such an issue, or not, it is still recommended to update your device right away. You can use two methods to upgrade to iOS 10.1.1 over Air mechanism or using iTunes. The process is very simple, and here is how to download and install iOS 10.1.1 on iPhone or other compatible iDevices.

Over the Air Method
Step 1. Connect to WiFi and then open the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap on General.

Step 3. Now select Software Update.

Step 4. Tap on Download and Install once the iOS 10.1.1 update shows up.

Clean Install Using iTunes
In case you have some issues with air method then you can download and install iOS 10.1.1 on iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Backup everything using iTunes or iCloud

Step 2. Download the iOS 10.1.1 IPSW firmware file from the links added below:


iPod touch: 

Step 3.Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac.

Step 4. Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to your computer using the supplied USB cable.

Step 5. Select your device from the top left hand corner of iTunes.

Step 6. Now click on Restore iPhone while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac).

Step 7. Select the iOS 10.1.1 IPSW file that was downloaded in step 2.