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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

LockscreenXI Tweak Adds iOS 11’s Lock Screen Interface To iOS 10

If you want to add iOS 11’s Lock screen interface to iOS 10 then it can be possible with LockscreenXI jailbreak tweak installed. The tweak is aimed to shift the Lock screen music controls and Passcode view from iOS 11 to iOS 10 device. 

The changes will be noticeable once you'll install the tweak. The tweak will integrate the Now Playing interface is displayed and when you have inbound unread notifications. You can view these changes on the screenshot example below.

The tweak also allows to change the size of the Now Playing widget. By clicking on the “Show Less” button the Now Playing widget can be collapsed to almost half its default size:

If you want to navigate back to the full-sized widget while it’s collapsed, all you have to do is just click on the “Show More” button.

LockscreenXI tweak is a part of Eleven jailbreak tweak collection. It will be released very soon and will bring many of iOS 11’s new interface features to jailbroken iOS 10 devices. LockscreenXI tweak has a few options to configure, and they’ll be found inside of the Eleven preferences pane in the Settings app:

From there you can enable /disable both Now Playing widget and/or passcode keypad theming. 

To apply and save your changes it is necessary to respring your device. A button for respringing you'll find in the Eleven preferences pane. You'll notice that all other sections will remain disabled. They will be in this state until other jailbreak tweaks included in Eleven package will be officially launched in Cydia and downloaded to your jailbroken iPhone.

iOS 11 will bring a host of new features and if you prefer to stay jailbroken and add iOS 11’s Lock screen interface to iOS 10 then you should definitely try LockscreenXI tweak. You can grab this tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $1.00 today. It supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lysithea X Adds iOS 11-esque Lock Screen Music Controls To iOS 10

If you don't plan to upgrade your device to the Apple's latest software release not to lose jailbreak then you can add iOS 11-esque Lock screen music controls to iOS 10 installing new Cydia tweak. As you may know, iOS 11 brings with a redesigned Now Playing Lock screen interface, that takes up less space. As the result you can manage your music playback and see missed notifications in the same place and in the same time.

Dubbed as Lysithea X, this interesting jailbreak tweak brings this iOS 11 Now Playing Lock screen interface to jailbroken iOS 10 devices. So if you interested how this new interface will look on your device then download Lysithea X for $0.99 from Cydia and install it on you device. 

On the screenshot example above you can see that the changes are somewhat drastic. The interface for your music looks like a Today widget, it shows your Now Playing media instead of your typical widget info. You get controls for music scrubbing, volume level, next and previous tracks, and playing or pausing the music.

It is also possible to double-tap on the album artwork to shrink the size of the widget vertically, as shown below:

Lysithea X comes with a dedicated preferences pane, that will be added to the Settings app right after installation. From there you can configure a few options. Lysithea X brings four styling themes - iOS Default, Custom Tint Color Overlay, Artwork Blur and Artwork Color. These are all available in the Settings app.

There to is no need to respring your device to apply and save your setting as all changes will take place right away.

Note that Lysithea X tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices only. This tweak works with the most of the already existing Lock screen tweaks including Noctis, Priority Hub, Lockglyph X and more.

If adding iOS 11-esque Lock screen music controls to iOS 10 is not enough for you and you're are looking for even more iOS 11 features, then you should wait for Eleven. This is an extensive set of jailbreak tweaks, that is currently under development. 

How To Merge The App Switcher And Control Center Interfaces Into One

SwitcherControls jailbreak tweak, that has recently hit the Cydia, aims to merge the App Switcher and Control Center interfaces into one. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Apple merged the multitasking switcher with Control Center. With jailbreak it becomes possible. Now with a single action, you can access various Control Center sections which are now part of the App Switcher. SwitcherControls has the ability to customize the order of the sections so that you can get that perfect setup.

Whenever you’re listening to music, SwitcherControls will automatically show the Now Playing interface so you can easily control your playback:

The tweak doesn't change the main functionalities of App Switcher and Control Center, so you can swipe up on app cards to force-quit apps in App Switcher as you do it normally.

So if you want to try to merge the App Switcher and Control Center interfaces into one then SwitcherControls is easy to download. It is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and costs $1.50. The tweak adds its own preferences pane to the Settings app where you’ll be able to configure the look and feel:

The tweak is divided into sections: main, Section Layout, Advanced Options. From the main section you can enable/disable the tweak on demand and respring your device to apply and save your changes. 

From the Section Layout pane, you can configure such options as:

Advanced Options pane allows you to configure the following options:

As you've notice the tweak offers long list of options; enough to satisfy almost every iOS device user.
SwitcherControls is compatible with many control center tweaks including Kaze, FlipControlCenter, 3DSwitcher 2, Polus, Noctis, and most other app switcher tweaks.

SwitcherControls is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks, I really find merging App Switcher and Control Center into one interface very useful and handy for daily usage. That's why I love my iOS 10 iPhone to be jailbroken, as I can try various tweaks from Cydia to improve my user experience. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How To Bring An Android-Style Bottom Navigation Bar To iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device, it is possible to bring an Android-style bottom navigation bar to iOS 10 iPhone with new Cydia tweak dubbed as AlternateControls 2. This tweak offers a set of on-screen software controls for iOS and is available for download from Cydia for $1.49. If you have the original AlternateControls you can get a free upgrade. The tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you install it you've notice that bottom navigation bar on your iPhone has been changed. It now has three options: the button to the left option will act as a back button, the center button as a Home button and the button to the far right as an App Switcher shortcut.

You can configure AlternateControls options visiting via the new preferences pane in the Settings app:

As you've notice AlternateControls offers a host of different options that allows you to not only customize the functionality but the look  of the navigation bar.

When it comes to configuring aesthetics, it is possible to select your own icons and colors from the preferences pane:

You can configure any of the icons or all three at once and it is up to your personal tastes. For colorization, a color picker allows you to choose any color you like.

Of course AlternateControls is not for all users as if you’re a hardcore iOS user, you'll better prefer the way iOS works. But if you want to try something new on your jailbroken device and bring an Android-style bottom navigation bar to iOS 10 then this tweak is for you.

Personally I like this jailbreak tweak. Previously I had Android device and I find bottom navigation bar as a handy option that can be used on the daily basis.

How To Apply A New Control Center Look In iOS 10

If you want to apply a new Control Center look in iOS 10 then you should jailbroken your device. Once you do that it can be possible to download new Cydia tweak known as CCSmooth10 by CydiaGeekeak. This jailbreak tweak aims to change Control Center interface by giving you visual and useful options to make its look and feel better.

CCSmooth10 tweak comes with a bulk of options that can make Control Center look totally different than it does out of the box. Its effects are purely cosmetic rather than functional, but you can get some awesome effects playing with tweak's options.

CCSmooth10 tweak is available as free package for download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It works fine only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once you're done with installation, CCmooth10 will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app, from where you can change your appearance options:

Note that to apply and save your changes you need to respring your device. Find ta respring button at the bottom of tweak's preferences pane and click on it.

You can toggle all the options on at once, or you can mix and match them; it all comes down to personal preference. On the screenshot above you can see our example on how you can use the tweak apply a new Control Center look in iOS 10. Of course tour mileage may vary when compared to our examples, as the appearance will depend on the options you’ve applied.

CCSmooth10 tweak is one f my favorite as it allows to customize Control Center interface look. Personally, I like the vertical Control Center option the most. And when enabled it with the translucent blur effect and white glyph effects it look really amazing. Although CCSmooth10 is an aesthetics tweak and doesn't offer some interesting functionality or improvement it is really fun to play with its options.