Tag Archives: Jailbreaking

iOS 7.1 beta 4 not jailbreak-able using Evasi0n7

Just before Christmas last year, Evad3rs surprised everyone by launching Evasi0n7, the first untethered jailbreak tool that worked with any device running iOS 7+. The release even surprised jailbreak devs, including Saurik, who hadn’t even got Cydia ready for the iOS 7 at that point. Perhaps the one pleasant surprise was that the jailbreak also worked…

Quick Launch Apps with InstaLauncher Tweak [Review]

There’s a reason that iOS has always had the same home screen as the way to launch apps.  Its ease of use and effectiveness has kept it around for such a long time. However, there is always room for improvement and that’s where InstaLauncher steps in. The jailbreak tweak, aims to provide an even more effective way to launch apps, while complementing…

Launch Apps from Lock Screen with Swipey Tweak

Over the years of jailbreaking, there have been many attempts to add the ability to quick launch apps from the lock screen. Many of the various tweaks had their own styles and were integrated into iOS in creative ways, but most added clutter to the lock screen. Swipey is the first attempt at an iOS 7 lock screen app launcher without adding bulk. The tweak…

Optimize Notification Center with NCObey tweak

A big complaint that many people, including myself, have with iOS 7 is how Notification Center is now divided into three parts: Today, All, and Missed. It requires a lot more time to find what you’re looking for in Notification Center than it did in iOS 6. Previous tweaks have tried to fix the problem by only showing the All Notifications screen, but a…

ClassicSwitcher tweak gives you the iOS 6 app-switcher back in iOS 7

One of my favorite changes in iOS 7 was the new multitasking app-switcher window. I hated the old method of having a row of redundant app icons at the bottom of my screen in previous versions of iOS. But, if you’re not like me, and you hate the new, prettier app preview cards, you’ll be glad to know you can get the old version back (if you have a…

biteSMS 8.0 public beta updated for iPhone 5s

Apple releasing new versions of iOS is incredibly exciting. I guess, more so to the tech enthused among us than the general consumer. It means finding out interesting new things that iPhones and iPads can accomplish. It also normally means that jailbreak developers are capable of creating some fantastic tweaks and themes. One of the most popular…

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4/6.1.5 is finally here

Earlier this year, after Evad3rs released its Evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1, it was assumed that there wouldn’t be a jailbreak tool for anyone with later versions of iOS 6.1. Partly because Evad3rs themselves said they wouldn’t waste their exploits on a delta update, but rather wait and use them for iOS 7 when it was released. Also partly because…

Evad3rs team admits it “dropped the ball” with evasi0n7 release, opens up on Taig investment

Since it was released at the weekend, Evasi0n7 – the latest jailbreak tool – has been put under the spotlight for more reason than one. Primarily, there’s been some controversy over the Chinese company, Taig, who was rumored to have invested in the latest release. Although the investment itself wasn’t entirely sketchy, there were reports that the jailbreak…

Cydia updated for iOS 7 and nothing dodgy found inside evasi0n7

This year – relative to last – the gap between iOS 7 launch and its jailbreak tool being released was incredibly small. Along with news of its release came reports stating that a Chinese company had funded, and with that came rumors of sketchy code being used and the software being infected. Those reports weren’t helped by the fact that Saurik (Jay Freeman)…