Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PresentPage Tweak Assigns A Default Control Center Card In iOS 10

The owner of jailbroken devices can assign a default Control Center card in iOS 10 installing new Cydia release. With no doubt Control Center is one of the most useful interfaces on your iDevice, as it offers a quick way to access toggles, shortcuts, and music playback options from anywhere in iOS 10.


Dubbed as PresentPage this jailbreak tweak allows you to choose which Control Center card opens by default when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Let's learn how this Cydia tweak actually works.

How To Assign A Default Control Center Card In iOS 10


In order to assign a default Control Center card in iOS 10 you should first download PresentPage tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo absolutely for free and install it on your jailbroken iPhone. Note that this tweak works only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you install the tweak, PresentPage will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. Navigating there you can enable/disable the tweak on a demand and pick the default card you want to see every time you open Control Center:


By default Control Center typically remembers the card you used last time, those users who listen to music frequently are likely to see the Now Playing card more often than the toggles card. On the other hand if you don’t listen to music that much, as in this scenario, you’ll probably see the toggles card more often. In such scenarios PresentPage tweak lets you reduce the steps necessary to get your favorite card.

Personally I find PresentPage jailbreak tweak really useful as because I'm music fan this tweak help me to quickly get the access to my favorite tunes. I selected the Music widget page as my default, so now every time I access the Control Center I see this page.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How To Clear App Icon Badges When Clearing Notifications From Notification Center

With the release of new Cydia tweak dubbed as Pigeon now it is possible to clear app icon badges when clearing notifications from Notification Center. Usually when you remove notifications from Notification Center, the badges remain on the Home screen app icons. So you need to manually dismiss the badges after you have already went through the process to dismiss it in Notification Center. Actually you do the same work twice.

Pigeon jailbreak tweak eliminates this problem by automatically updating the icon badge number after you removed notifications via Notification Center.

Look at the screenshot example below. As you can see we went ahead and erased both of our notifications from Notification Center and the badge that was on the Messages app in one tap. There was no need to go into the Messages app to acknowledge the notification.


It should be noted that Pigeon only updates your badge icons when you use the clear button that appears after swiping on a notification banner. The tweak won't work when you use the “x” button at the top of a notification group. The great news is that ridn, the developer behind the tweak, ensured that he’s working on a way to implement support for the alternative clearing method and he will include it in a future update.

So if you want to clear app icon badges when clearing notifications from Notification Center then you should install Pigeon tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Pigeon doesn’t bring any options to configure, it starts to work immediately after installation. 

Pigeon is really useful tweak that saves you time as you don't have to clear a notification twice. To my mind, Apple should implement clear app icon badges when clearing notifications feature in iOS. 

Colorize Control Center And Notification Center On iPhone With Tinc

If you want to make your jailbroken device look special then new jailbreak tweak will colorize Control Center and Notification Center on your iPhone. Known as Tinc, this Cydia tweak allows you to tint the interfaces of Notification Center and Control Center in iOS 10 any color you want.


On the screenshot above you can see the example of the tweak change the colors of Notification Center, and the same can be said about Control Center on the image below:


Analyzing these two examples it can be seen that the colorization effects to stand out as much in Control Center as they do in Notification Center, but this can likely be changed due to the different blur effects found in each interface. Though, the colors are still distinguishable.

To try other color options you can install the Tinc tweak from Cydia for free. Note that the tweak works only on jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once you install Tinc, it will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can start to colorize Control Center and Notification Center on your iPhone.


Tinc tweak offer such customization options:
  • Pick if the color gets randomized every time you launch an interface
  • Pick if Control Center gets colorized
  • Configure RGB sliders to set the color you want 
  • Configure a custom blur radius for more or less color emphasis

What is really great is that Tinc doesn’t overpower any of your interfaces, so it is still easy to read notifications, widget info, Control Center labels, and other elements without any conflicts or eye-strain. 

Tinc is a great aesthetic Cydia tweak that can look great with or without a complementary theme. So if you want to change the way Control Center and Notification Center look on your device then Tinc will help you to do it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cheader Tweak Colorizes Notification Banners In iOS 10

If you want to colorize your notification banners in iOS 10 and have jailbroken device then it can be possible with new Cydia release dubbed as Cheader by iOS developer. This cool jailbreak tweak colorizes notification banners on your jailbroken device based on the dominant color found in the icon of the app that brings this notification. Let's see how it works.

Look at the screenshot below: the Snapchat notification banner is yellow, matching the icon, and the Messages notification banner features green color, that matches the Messages app icon. Analyzing this pattern it becomes understandable how Cheader works.


It should be also noted that Cheader tweak not only makes the banner header colorful, but it also colorizes the banner body. The body gets a lighter shade of the color while the header gets a darker shade for better visual emphasis. This makes easier to identify the header and read the notification text. Personally I find this effect very useful as I can quickly look thought the notifications I've received.

So if you want to see how Cheader will colorize your notification banners in iOS 10 then all you have to do is to jailbreak your device (in case it hasn't been jailbroken yet) and then grab the tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. Cheader is available as a free download package and is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Right after installation, the tweak will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can configure such options:


  • Select what gets themed: widgets, notification banners, or both
  • Enable/disable banner tint 
  • Enable/disable peek-and-pop banner tint 
  • Hide banner headers
  • Darken banner notifications
  • Change white threshold
  • Display the preview of your changes 

Since Cheader’s colorization effects are system-wide, this means that they affect all banner notifications everywhere in iOS 10 platform including the Lock screen, Notification Center, the app you're using on your jailbroken iPhone.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How To Interact With iPhone Lock Screen Notifications With A Tap

If you have jailbroken device you can interact with Lock screen notifications with a tap using the new tweak called TapToOpen. Usually you can either swipe on or use a 3D touch gesture to interact with notifications on your Lock screen. The swipe reveals options for clearing or replying to the notification, while the 3D Touch gesture launches a quick reply interface instead.

TapToOpen tweak offers a new way to interact with your notifications by letting you click on them to interact with them. Let's learn how this tweak works in details.

How To Interact With Lock Screen Notifications With A Tap



As far as you know, Apple’s gesture system is set up with the aim to precluding accidental actions via the Lock screen. In other words, every action is supposed to go through two steps, so users can go back and undo something if they would like.

Although TapToOpen skips this two-step process, it still requests you passcode or Touch ID to unlock your device prior to taking further actions. Hence, it can be said that you still face small restrictions when your phone is password-protected.

If you have a missed notification on your Lock screen, such as a text message for instance, tapping on the banner notification on your Lock screen will prompt you to unlock your device and then take you straight to the conversation in your Messages app to respond.

It works similarly for other apps as well, but for obvious reasons, it works best with native apps or third-party apps that have Quick Reply API support.

If you want to interact with Lock screen notifications with a tap you should download and install TapToOpen for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. TapToOpen doesn’t have any options to configure, so using it is pretty straightforward. If you ever wanted to disable the tweak, just uninstall it from Cydia.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Public iOS 10.3.2 Download Links For Compatible iDevices

In this post you can find public iOS 10.3.2 download links for iPhone and all compatible devices. Over the last several weeks, Apple has been seeding beta versions of iOS 10.3.2 preparing it for public launch. And now, finally, Apple has released it to the mobile operating systems. This latest software update comes after iOS 10.3.1 was launched more than month ago. 

iOS 10.3.2 is minor update, with no major new additions for the end users, but aimed to fix behind-the-scenes issues, squash bugs, and improve the overall performance.


Due to iOS 10.3.2 releases notes, it brings bug fixes and improves the security of the iPhone and iPad. Note that Apple advices its users to update their device to the latest software release as it is always good to get all the latest improvements and security enhancements. But if your device is jailbroken then you should stay away from iOS 10.3.2 update as there is no public jailbreak release for this firmware version.

iOS 10.3 brought a host of interesting changes and additions to the platform, including the Find My AirPods feature, weather forecasts in the Maps app and a Podcasts widget. iOS 10.3 also brought the Apple File System to iOS devices to help streamline performance behind the scenes.

If you’re not getting the OTA update, then you can download iOS 10.3.2 firmware file for your iOS device using the direct download links below and upgrade your device. It is recommended to back up an iPhone or iPad before installing any software update. This can be easily done through iCloud or iTunes. Do not skip a backup, despite being a minor point release update things could still theoretically go wrong and course some issue which could result in data loss.

Public iOS 10.3.2 download links for:

iPhone

iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5 GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5c GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6+): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone SE): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7): iPhone_7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone_7Plus_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

iPad

iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 GSM_CDMA): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F91_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 5 Cellular): iPad_6,11_iPad_6,12_10.3.2_14F90_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 5 Wi-Fi): iPad_6,11_iPad_6,12_10.3.2_14F90_Restore.ipsw

iPod touch


iOS 10.3.2 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

Thursday, May 11, 2017

WAStatusVolume Enables WhatsApp-Inspired Volume HUD In iOS 10

There are many tweaks in Cydia that aim to bring various solutions for changing the ugly stock volume HUD look in iOS, and the recent release enables a WhatsApp-inspired volume HUD in iOS 10. Known as WAStatusVolume tweak takes a WhatsApp Messenger-styled approach to make the volume HUD experience better. The tweak takes the same volume indicator you’d normally see in the WhatsApp Messenger app and makes it available system-wide.

On the screenshot example below you can see how the new volume HUD looks like. Not only does this make seeing the volume HUD less of an anger-exacerbating experience, but it helps keep it out of the way so you can see more of what’s happening on your iPnoe's screen, which is perfect playing games and watching videos.


So to get the option to enable a WhatsApp-inspired volume HUD in iOS 10 you should head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab it for $0.99. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, 8 and 7 devices. Right after installation you’ll find an extensive preferences pane in the Settings app from where you can set your configurations.

You can enable/disable the tweak on a demand pick a custom delay period for the volume HUD, set custom colors for the volume HUD, , turn on the volume HUD on the Lock screen, and more…

What I like most about WAStatusVolume tweak is how unobtrusive it is and how it can be placed anywhere on your iPnone's screen. It can be put at any one of your screen’s four corners, or right up at the top center like you see on the screenshot above. So if you don't like the look of the stock volume HUD on your jailbroken iOS 10 device then you should definitely try WAStatusVolume tweak.