Thursday, August 31, 2017

How To Prevent Others From Deleting iOS Apps On iPhone

If you share your phone with multiple people, then you should probably know to prevent others from deleting iPhone apps. Apple quipped iOS platform with with restriction features to prevent app deletion. It is possible to head over to Settings >  General > Restrictions > Deleting Apps and easily toggle on this feature. It will prevent your apps from being erased, but now to you must visit the preferences pane and enter a passcode every time you need to disable and re-enable this feature.

That's why iOS developer NeinZedd9 released a new Cydia tweak known as HideDeleteBox. This tweak takes a simpler approach; it makes the “x” button that typically appears after entering ‘jiggle’ mode on your iPhone invisible.

It is still possible to enter ‘jiggle’ mode after installing HideDeleteBox tweak, but because the “x” button is gone, it appears almost as if there’s no way to clear your apps. You can still click where the “x” button used to appear to view the prompt to clear an app.

The tweak actually offer very insidious way to prevent others from deleting iPhone apps, as most people would turn back after being unable to find the “x” button. They’d think something went wrong on your device or that app deletion was just impossible.

So if you want to try HideDeleteBox tweak, it is possible to download it visiting Cydia’s ModMyi repo. The tweak is totally free and is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

HideDeleteBox jailbreak tweak is more a deterrent mean than a security measure as nothing any person can click on the place where the “x” button used to be previously and easily erasing an app. Personally I like this tweak as it is really funny to see that someone cannot remove the app on your iPhone as they don't see no “x” button, but you know that it is invisible.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Customize iPhone’s Locking Animation With Vespera (iOS 10)

A new Cydia tweak known as Vespera (iOS 10) by iOS developer muris allows you to customize iPhone’s locking animation. That's why I like my device to be jailbroken as jailbreaking offers the way to make some stock parts of iOS alive, in this case locking animation.

When you install Vespera (iOS 10), you’ll notice immediately upon trying to lock your device that an old TV animation takes place. You can choose the animation you like from the preference pane, which you’ll find in the Settings app:

From there, you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand, choose an animation of your choice, and configure the animation duration length. You can pick from any of the following animations:
  • TV
  • TV (Inverted)
  • Fade out
  • Slide up
  • Zoom out
  • Zoom out (Inverted)
  • Suck down

Once you're satisfied with your choice it is recommended to respring your device to apply and save your changes. If you don’t, your SpringBoard might crash when you lock your device for the first time after changing the settings. If it does, you can just restart the SpringBoard, and you’ll see your new animation as you’d expect it to look.

It should be noted that the developer said that more animations would come soon. We have no idea what kinds of animations are planned, but they’re sure to be better than the stock animation in any case.

So if you want to customize iPhone’s locking animation and change it custom look then Vespera (iOS 10) is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for only $0.99. The tweak supported only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Friday, August 18, 2017

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen In iOS 10

If you want to limit the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10 then you can o it with new jailbreak tweak dubbed as LSScreenshotLimit. This jailbreak tweak is really easy in use and brings the feature that limits the amount of screenshots that can be taken on Lock screen to every jailbroken iPhone.

In the short review below we'll show you how to quickly install the tweak and enable its feature.

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen

Step 1: Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. Navigate to the Search tab and search for WA Status Save tweak. Once found, click on it to open.

Step 2: As the tweak is free download package click on the Install button.

Step 3: Then press Confirm to begin installing the tweak on your device.

Step 4: Now when LSScreenshotLimit tweak is installed on your device head over to Settings app and find its preference pane.

Step 5: From there you can start to configure tweak's options. Set the limitation number of taken screenshots.

Step 6: Select actions to perform when more screenshot are attempted after reaching the limit. You can choose to set a message alert for instance. You can even set custom message to displayed in alert. 

LSScreenshotLimit is interesting tweak that limits the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10. It simple as it is as there is no other options it can offer. The tweak is compatible with iOS 9 and 10 devices.

In Cydia there are many simple tweaks that offer some tiny implementation in the big iOS platform. Personally I like such tweaks as sometimes this tiny improvements make my user experience much more better. So if you need to put the limitation on the number of taken screenshot on the Lock screen then you are free to do it. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

ProxySwitcher Tweak Lets Enable Proxy With A Single Tap On Status Bar

If your iOS 10 device is jailbroken then you can easily enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar using new Cyia release dubbed as ProxySwitcher. This jailbreak tweak lets users easily define proxy settings on their device and toggle the functionality on and off quickly with ease.

The average iOS device or Internet user may not have ever concerned themselves with proxies and the use thereof, but the fact that ProxySwitcher tweak makes it so accessible and easy to interact with and implement could be the start of a lot more users getting to grips with it. 

ProxySwitcher is extremely simple in use and brings the dedicated preference pane to Settings app right after installation. From there you can configure the tweak settings. 

The iOS devices owners can also add in the details of the proxy server in this panel which defines exactly where the network requests are passed before being served back to the device. 

The tweak's preference pane also includes a nifty status bar icon. This allows the user to quickly toggle the feature on and off with a single tap from anywhere rather than having to open the native Settings app. So you can easily find the ProxySwitcher settings, and then enable or disable it through there. 

So if you want to enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on your jailbroken device then ProxySwitcher is available as a single purchase commercial tweak from the BigBoss repo. This jailbreak tweak costs only $1.00.

Personally I find this jailbreak tweak release interesting as it allows me to quickly enable/disable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on my jailbroken device and now there is no need to dig through the iPhone settings to interact with the details of the proxy server.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

StyloPowerDown Tweak Adds New Options To The iPhone Power Off Screen

If you have jailbroken device then you have a great chance to add new options to the iPhone power off screen with new Cydia tweak installed. Apple has redesigned the Power Off screen in its mobile operating system several times over the past few iterations of iOS. In iOS 10, when you press and hold the Power button, you’re presented with a slider and a knob which you can swipe to power off your iPhone. If you’re running iOS 10 and want to bring a new look to this interface or switch to how it looked back in iOS 7, then you should try StyloPowerDown jailbreak tweak.

This Cydia tweak brings a few new themes for the power off screen in iOS 10. You can switch to the classic power off screen that was present back in iOS 7 or you can go for a theme that has been inspired by the power down menu present in LG mobile phones.

StyloPowerDown tweak also brings new functionalities to your power down screen. When you choose the LG-inspired power off screen, in addition to the default power button, you get extra options for restarting your jailbroken iPhone or placing it in Airplane Mode. 

On the other hand, the iOS 7 theme simply changes the skin of the power down screen to look like that of iOS 7. It also provides a popup menu which you can enable to gain access to more features such as respring, reboot, Airplane Mode, as well as Safe Mode.

So if you interested in trying StyloPowerDown tweak then is available for $1.00 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 – iOS 10 devices. The tweak comes with a dedicated preferences pane that will be added to Settings to configure it the way you want. 

Note every time you make changes to the tweak’s configuration, you have to respring your device. Just hit the respring button, that is located at the bottom of the tweak’s preference pane. 

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.