Showing posts with label jailbreak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jailbreak. Show all posts

Friday, April 28, 2017

How To Know When Your iPhone Was Last Unlocked

Dubbed as LastTimeUnlocked, this new Cydia tweak knows the answer for question how to know when my iPhone was last unlocked by showing you exact time right on your device Lock screen, so you can’t miss it at all. As shown on the screenshot example below, LastTimeUnlocked tweak displays a convenient little timestamp at the bottom of the Lock screen, showing you when your smartphone or tablet was unlocked. Using this info you can easily find out whether or not someone is snooping in on your device, allowing you to take subsequent action later on.

Here is short review on how the LastTimeUnlocked tweak works and how to know when iPhone was last unlocked.


To get started you should grab the tweak for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. LastTimeUnlocked supports all jailbroken iOS 10 iPhones and iPads and comes with dedicated preferences pane in the Settings app. From there you can  turn it on or off on demand and change the text string:


Because you can change the text string manually, it is possible to easily change the language to anything besides English. You can even set the text to something inconspicuous so no one else can guess what the timestamp actually means.

LastTimeUnlocked tweak will be useful for those who have a ‘family-oriented’ device, such as an iPad, that everyone shares. For parents, this will serve as a way to know if the iPad is getting used by kids during hours when it shouldn’t be. 

If you have this idea that someone might be breaking into your iPhone behind your back, then it’s a no brainer to install this little package right away. With just a lone toggle switch and a way to customize the text, this tweak is really easy in use. Personally I like the way the information is displayed on my Lock screen: the text doesn't occupy a lot of space and doesn't covers any other element of the Lock screen. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

How To Display Wi-Fi Channel In The Status Bar On iPhone

If you have jailbroken iOS 10 device you can display Wi-Fi channel in the Status Bar on iPhone with the new Cydia release called WifiChannelBar. As you know all modern wireless routers utilizes between 2.4GHz and 5 GHz for signal transmission to feed internet data to your wireless devices. It can be real challenge to figure out what channel you’re using from your iPhone. To do it you'll need to install an app or to get access to the router’s wireless settings.

WifiChannelBar tweak developed by Jeremy Kister offers an easy way to view Wi-Fi channel that your network is utilizing by displaying it right next to the Wi-Fi icon in your Status Bar.


Wi-Fi channel is helpful for those users who configure their Wi-Fi networks to improve performance by using non-overlapping channels. Such channel reduces interference from surrounding networks and helps you maintain your internet speed over a wireless connection on your device. So it is essential to select the proper channel.

So to display Wi-Fi channel in the Status Bar on your iPhone head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and search for WifiChannelBar tweak. It is available as a free download package and supports jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

WifiChannelBar doesn’t come with any options to configure. The tweak reveals whether your iPhone is using the 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi band of your router. For example, when you see such channels as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 this means know you’re using the 2.4GHz band. If you see anything else, then you’re using the 5GHz band. So once the tweak is installed, this channel info will be shown in the Status Bar. If you don't want the tweak to display this info anymore, just uninstall it.

WifiChannelBar tweak brings you an useful details about what channel your connected network is operating on. As for me I'm find this tweak useful as configure Wi-Fi networks for better performance.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How To Disable Stories In Facebook For iOS 10 iPhone

A new jailbreak tweak dubbed as NoMoreStories allows you to disable Stories in Facebook for iPhone. As you know Facebook recently rolled out Stories feature that lets its users post media that are viewable by other people for up to 24 hours before disappearing. This is not a brand new feature as many social networking apps have already gained this feature such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and others.


But there are many user that don't like this new feature and want to disable Stories in Facebook for iPhone. If you're among them and wish to get rid of Stories, then it can be easily done if your iOS 10 iPhone is jailbroken.

How To Disable Stories In Facebook 


NoMoreStories is a new Cydia release that disables Facebook Stories and removes it completely from the Facebook app. This tweak is available as a free download package in Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Once you install it on your device, all the twesk's effects will take place immediately. This means that when you open the Facebook app, you’ll notice that the circular Stories no longer appear at the top of the app.

This is a useful tweak for those who rarely use the Stories feature in Facebook, or simply don’t like it and want to get rid of it.

NoMoreStories tweak doesn't have any connection with Facebook account. It simply iteracts with the Facebook app to temporarily disable the Stories option from the app. If you log into your account from another iPhone that doesn’t have the tweak installed or isn’t jailbroken, you’ll start to see Stories again.

Keep in mind that it is possible to bring back Stories to Facebook using the tweak's preferences pane in Settings app. You can do it any time you wish just heading there and toggling off the tweak.

Monday, April 17, 2017

How To Keep Music Playing During iPhone Resprings

Want to know how to keep music playing during iPhone resprings. This is possible with new Cydia release installed. As you know that any music that you're listening to while installing tweaks on your device gets silenced when you apply respring. For many user this can be really annoying. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as Don’t Stop the Party! by iOS developers David Goldman and Wizages helps fix the problem once and for all by letting the music play even during the respring process.

After installation, you can be listen to media from any of your music apps, including Apple Music, Pandora or Spotify, and if you respring your jailbroken iOS 10 device, the music won’t exhibit even the slightest hiccup.


As you can see on the GIF example below, the music is still playing after the device comes back online after a respring. This is made evident by the fact that the play/pause button is displaying the “pause” option, which indicates that the music is already playing.

With no options to configure and a simple goal in mind, Don’t Stop the Party! tweak is a quick and easy fix for a problem that has existed in the jailbreak community for years, and the tweak works as advised. 

So now you know how to keep music playing during iPhone resprings. To get this functionality go to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and grab Don’t Stop the Party! tweak for only $2.00. Luckily thee tweak supports both jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices.

Note that it is possible to download a free release dubbed Don’t Stop the Party Lite from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. This free version of Don’t Stop the Party! only works with the Apple Music app and not with third-party music apps like the paid version described above. So if you use the Apple Music app to listen to the music the this tweak is for you.

Friday, April 14, 2017

How To Change The ‘iPhone Is Disabled’ Text When Failed Passcode Attempts

If you have jailbroken device you can change the ‘iPhone is disabled’ text when failed passcode attempts. Whenever your iOS 10 iPhone passcode is entered incorrectly too many times, a pop up alert message appears sauing “iPhone is disabled.” This prevents the device from being used for a temporary period of time and is intended to deter people who try to gain unauthorized access to your phone and personal data.


If you don't like that horror message then a new Cydia release called GoAway by iOS developer gilshahar7 brings the ability to customize the ‘iPhone is disabled’ text when failed passcode attempts on jailbroken device.

The tweak is totally free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and works on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. So grab it and install on your iPhone. Right after installation the tweak will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you configure custom text for up to three different text strings that appear on this screen:


Among the things you can modify are:
  • The iPhone is disabled text
  • The try again in one minute text
  • The emergency text

Once you made some changes just click on the Save button to apply them. You then need to respring your device. It is recommended to use a tweak like Falcon or PowerDown to access a respring shortcut more quickly, as a respring shortcut is not added to GoAway preferences pane like it is in most other tweaks.

So why GoAway can be useful? As its name implies, it’s intended to fend off those annoying people that like to take your phone when you’re not looking and lock you out of your own device for a long period of time. So if you were implicated in above described scenario then you should definitely give GoAway tweak a try.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Birdhouse Lets You See Tweets From Empty Notification Center Description

If you have jailbroken device you can see tweets from empty Notification Center with new Cydia tweak installed. By default when there are no unread notifications on your iPhone, you device shows the “No Notifications” message in the center of Notification Center. While this is aesthetically unpleasing, it also wastes potentially useful space.

Dubbed as Birdhouse by candoizo, this new jailbreak tweak fill in this space by displaying the most recent tweet from a particular feed in place of the boring "No Notifications" text. Birdhouse not only makes it nicer to look at this section of Notification Center, but it also helps you stay up to date on news, to learn a language, to monitor a funny bot. Let's see how the tweak does this trick.

How To See Tweets From Empty Notification Center



So to see how Birdhouse tweak will work on your jailbroken device you should first grab it from Cydia’s BigBoss repo absolutely for free. Note that this tweak supports only on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Keep in mind that Birdhouse works with the official Twitter API, so there is no need to install any Twitter-based apps on your device to use this tweak.

 After installation you will see Birdhouse's preferences pane in the Settings app where you can set the Twitter account you want to see Tweets from:


Once you've typed one, no respring is necessary. All you have to do is to leave the Settings app and open then close Notification Center for a few times and the full tweet will appear on the screen.

When you get a new notification, the tweet, that was displayed by the tweak, disappears and Notification Center displays notifications as they would normally appear until they’re dismissed. Once you dismiss it, the tweet will appear once again.

Birdhouse is an ineresting tweak that allows you to see tweets from empty Notification Center in iOS 10. If you follow a Twitter account frequently then you will find this tweak useful.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How To Add A Character Counter To The Notes app In iOS 10

If your device is jailbroken you can add a character counter to the top of the Notes app in iOS 10 with new Cydia release. Almost all world’s best text editors and word processors feature some kind of character or word counter and it isn't clear for what reason Apple’s Notes app doesn't have this edition. But there is a way to fill this gap. Dubbed as NotesCharacterCount by iOS developer hvyc this new jailbreak tweak brings a character counter to the Notes app and put it on the top of the app interface.

How To Add A Character Counter To The Top Of The Notes App


On the screenshot example above you can see that the character counter is easy to see and it is updated in real-time as you type in the Notes app.

There are many scenarios why you might want add a character counter to the top of the Notes app in iOS 10:

When you’re simply interested how many characters are in a body of text;

When you’re drafting something before copying and pasting it into another app that imposes character limits;

When you write an essay for class on your iPad and you have a character limit you have to try not to overstep;

When you’re writing a short story and want to keep track of your character count along the way;

There may be some other uses for this jailbreak tweak. But if you really need to add this minor addition to your jailbroken device than you can grab NotesCharacterCount for free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo right now and install on your device. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices and doesn’t come with any options to configure. This means that the tweak will bring a character counter in your Notes app right after installation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How To Make iPhone Home Screen Wallpaper Visible In The Weather App

New jailbreak tweak dubbed TransparentWeather by CydiaGeek makes iPhone Home screen wallpaper visible in the Weather app. Usually the background in your iPhone’s Weather app shows the weather conditions outside. TransparentWeather tweak changes this by bringing a little different look to your jailbroken device.

How To Make Home screen Wallpaper Visible In The Weather app



TransparentWeather tweak does away with the animated weather background and makes the app transparent so you can see a ghosted image of your Home screen wallpaper behind all of your weather information.

A lot of iPhone users like the look of the animated weather background in the Weather app. However if you have a tweak like WeatherLock installed, then seeing the same animations on the Lock screen than you see when checking your detailed weather information might feel a little redundant and this tweak offers some diversity.

The rest people who isn’t using WeatherLock, really don’t have to worry about said redundancy and can use this tweak just to change the look.

It is worth noting that because TransparentWeather reveals your Home screen wallpaper behind the information in the Weather app, all the parallax motions that you would normally see on the Home screen are also present there, unless of course you have the Reduce Motion option enabled.

So if you want to make iPhone Home screen wallpaper visible in the Weather app then you should download TransparentWeather tweak. This tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. TransparentWeather supports all jailbroken devices from iOS 8 up to iOS 10. The tweak doesn’t come with any options to configure. Once you install it, its effects will take place immediately on your jailbroken device.

TransparentWeather is a simple tweak that brings some aesthetic change. If you want to see how the tweak's effects play with your Home screen wallpaper setup then you can download the tweak right now.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

BetterMessages Tweak Lets Customize The Messages App In iOS 10

If you want to customize the Messages app on iOS 10 iPhone then a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as BetterMessages by harrywantstodev will help you to change the look of certain UI elements. This jailbreak tweak provides you with a number of new customization options for making your Messages app look unique when compared to everyone else’s.


So to get started go to Cydia’s BigBoss repo an grab BetterMessages tweak that is available as a free download package. This Cydia tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once BetterMessages is installed, head to the dedicated preferences pane in Settings app. 


You'll be presented with a list of all the customization options that can be done with BetterMessages tweak. The range of options available including:
  •  Progress Bar with color changer
  •  Navigation Bar color
  •  Hide various items throughout the app
  •  A few emoji options
  •  Change the color of the send and plugin buttons

As you can see you have a wide range of options to customize the Messages app on iOS 10 iPhone. Once you’re done customizing, you’ll have to hit the Apply Changes button that is located at the bottom of the settings pane. This will not respring your device, but it does overwrite your current settings, which is imperative if you want to see your settings come to life.

So if you can’t stand the stock look of your stock Messages app in iOS 10, then maybe it’s time to put that jailbreak to good use. It is also possible to use BetterMessages tweak with such tweaks for the Messages app as TranslucentMessages, DarkMessages, or Littlemoji to enhanced your customizations options. But keep in mind that all thse tweaks may conflict with each other so be very careful when installing them together on your jailbroken device.

Monday, April 3, 2017

QuickDial Pro Brings Speed Dial Functionality On iOS 10 iPhone

Those who have jailbroken iOS device have a great chance to get speed dial functionality on iOS 10 iPhone with new jailbreak tweak. The Phone app in iOS comes with a Favorites tab where you can add your frequently contacted people so that you can look them up more quickly rather than going through the entire contacts list. Jailbreak tweak dubbed as QuickDial Pro provides a more simpler method of contacting your favorite people.

How To Get Speed Dial Functionality On iOS 10 iPhone



QuickDial Pro tweak adds a speed dial functionality to the stock Phone app allowing you to assign your favorite contacts to the dial keys. When you 3D Touch or tap and hold on a key assigned to a specific contact, a menu is displayed for calling, messaging, or placing a FaceTime call with that particular contact.


The big advantage of this tweak is that it supports both 3D Touch and non-3D Touch devices. If you don’t own a 3D Touch device, then you can long press on the dial keys to view the shortcut menu. This means you can use QuickDial Pro on any of your pre-iPhone 6s devices, including but not limited to: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, etc. This is really cool.

If you interested in getting speed dial functionality on iOS 10 iPhone then grab QuickDial Pro from Cydia for only $0.99. Once you install the tweak, you can get started by heading to its preferences pane in Settings where you can set the contact number for each of the dial keys. You can add a maximum of ten contacts to your QuickDial Pro roster, so you might want to limit your choices to close family members and friends that you contact the most often.


After you assign your favorite contacts to the dial keys, you can start speed dialing them right away from the Phone app without having to perform a respring.

If you don't want to pay money then you can use a Lite version of this tweak known as QuickDial Lite, which carries fewer features and is available for free from Cydia. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How To Set YouTube-Inspired Volume HUD On iOS 10 iPhone

Those who have jailbroken device have a great ability to easily set YouTube-inspired volume HUD on iOS 10 iPhone. It can be extremely annoying when the volume HUD on your device covers a large portion of the screen while you’re watching a video on your iPhone. YouTube got around this by displaying the volume HUD in the Status bar when watching a fullscreen video. 

Because Google offered the right idea, iOS developer midkin decided to create a YouTube-inspired volume HUD tweak that’s made to work across your whole iOS platform. The new jailbreak tweak YouTubeVolume becomes the result of midkin's work.


So to set YouTube-inspired volume HUD on iOS 10 iPhone you should first navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and search for YouTubeVolume tweak that is available as a free download package. YouTubeVolume supports all jailbroken iOS 8, 9, and 10 devices. The tweak comes with dedicated preference pane from where you can toggle it on or off. Right after the tweak will be installed on your jailbroken device you will see the changes to the volume HUD any time you press either of your volume buttons, whether you’re in an app or on the Home screen. There is no need to respring your device as all your changes will take place right away.


In apps where you try to watch a video, play a full-screen game, or enjoy other features of the app itself that are normally hindered by the Volume HUD, this tweak offers a large enhancement in accessibility and visual aesthetics.

It’s worth noting that YouTubeVolume doesn’t modify the YouTube app in any way shape or form, so you will still experience the YouTube app exactly how Google intended you to experience it.

YouTubeVolume is a simple tweak that actually brings tiny design changes but if you like the way YouTube volume HUD and wan to enable it on your iOS device then it is the great choice.


Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Mask Notifications Based On Keywords Or Names In iOS 10

If you take care about your personal information on your device you can now mask notifications based on keywords in iOS 10. Of course you feel uncomfortable when someone look over your shoulder trying to see what and who you’re texting. A new Cydia release known as MaskMe10 by RIshanan gives you some peace of mind by providing you with masking options for your incoming message notifications.


At first glance this tweak sounds similar to a recently released tweak called NotifyCensored, but MaskMe10 tweak works differently, so go on reading.

How To Mask Notifications Based On Keywords Or Specific Names 


MaskMe10 tweak allows you to filter incoming message notifications from certain people or that contain certain keywords. If a message you receive meets either of the aforementioned criteria, then the tweak will mask your notification with any customized placeholder text you want. If it doesn’t meet either of the criteria, then you’ll see the notification as it was intended to be shown in the first place.

So to get ability to mask notifications based on keywords in iOS 10 you should install MaskMe10 tweak that is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. You can configure the tweak from the Settings app, where you’ll find a new preferences pane dedicated strictly to MaskMe10’s filtering options:


In tweak's preference pane you'll find a switch for toggling the tweak on or off, as well as toggle switches for each of the individual features. Under each section, you can pick your filters; the tweak gives you filtering options based on both name and message content.

To hide messages from certain people, you can simply enter their name (separate multiple names by semicolons) into the name field. Then, pick a name you want to appear in its place instead whenever someone with a saved name messages you.

To hide messages containing certain a keyword(s), you will enter the keyword (separate multiple words by semicolons) into the content field, and the MaskMe10will filter any messages that contain your predefined word(s) and replace the message content with your chosen placeholder text instead.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Tweak Hides Notification Banner Content On A Per-App Basis

When privacy is important for you, sometimes you want to hide notification banner content on a per-app basis in iOS 10, as notifications that pop up from some apps can easily carry sensitive information that can be readable by anyone who might be looking at your device at that moment. Some apps like Facebook Messenger, Messages and Mail, come with internal settings for hiding message content, but not all messaging apps have these options. That's why a new Cydia release known as NotifyCensored by Pax Cex fixes this problem by allowing you to hide notification banner content on a per-app basis in iOS 10.


NotifyCensored tweak really takes care of your privacy as it not only can conceal the messages you receive, but also who’s sending them. It hides information from notification banners throughout iOS platform, including the notifications message on banner Lockscreen and Notification Center.

The stock options of some iPhone app's allow you to hide the content of the message, but not the name of the sender. This is just one way that the tweak actually one step ahead of the stock settings in some apps. Additionally, NotifyCensored tweak supports a bulk of other third-party messaging apps, which can be enabled/disabled from the dedicated preferences pane in the Settings app:


Just toggle the app you want and you’re ready to go, as all your changes take effect right away without respring.

NotifyCensored is available as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 9 and 10 devices. So if you don’t want to miss out on any notification and at the same time don’t want anyone to peer at your private info, then NotifyCensored is the best choice for you. As you can see jailbreaking not only offers a wide variety of new functionality that you can add to your iOS device but it take care about you personal info as well.

How To Set The Default Email App On iOS 10 iPhone

In this post we'll show you how to set the default Email app on iOS 10 iPhone. As you know the stock Mail app in iOS is the default mail client and there’s no way that you can change this. This means that you’re stuck with using the stock Mail app for things like composing an email when clicking on mail hyperlinks such as ‘mail:to’.


However, there are multiple amazing third-party mail apps in the App Store that offer a lot of interesting and useful features. And if you ever wished to use any of these as your default mail app, then you should use a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as MailClientDefault10. With this tweak, you can easily set a third-party email app as your default mail client.

MailClientDefault10 tweak currently supports four third-party mail apps including:
  • Gmail
  • Inbox
  • Outlook
  • Spark

So if you want to set the default Email app on iOS 10 iPhone with the help of MailClientDefault10 tweak then you should navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab this tweak for free. The tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you're done with installation, go to tweak's preferences pane in Settings app and there you can pick a default mail client from the four supported email apps. Once selected, the next time when you will attempt to launch the default mail app n your jailbroken device, it will open the third-party app that you chose in Settings rather instead of the stock Mail app.

Apart from these four email apps, there are tons of other great email clients it would be really great if developer behind the tweak decided to increase the list of supported mail clients. I believe he can do it easily in the future updates to the tweak. 

MailClientDefault10 is really useful tweak for those who want to use the alternative third-party mail app to the stock Mail app.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Moose Tweak Colorize iOS 10 iPhone’s Cursor And Text Selection Tools

There are tons of jailbreak tweaks in Cydia that aimed to customize the look and feel of different elements of iOS platform and the recent release allows users to colorize iOS 10 iPhone’s cursor and text selection tools. Known as Moose, this tweak allows you to paint these elements you usually see when editing text in iOS. By default cursor and text selection tools has a shade of blue on any stock iDevice, but now you can change their look.

How To Colorize iPhone’s Cursor And Text Selection Tools



To get started navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download Moose tweak for free. Once installed, the tweak will setup a dedicated a preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can enable /disable the colorization effects and pick your favorite color:


This tweak is really easy in use, because it utilizes libcolorpicker instead of a usual color list, so you have an infinite selection colors to choose from. This means you can play with colors and various shades you want. It even allows you to pick custom alpha levels or enter specific color hex codes. 

Once you're done with color selection you don't need to respring your device to save your changes. However it is recommended to force-quit any apps that would be affected by Moose tweak from the App Switcher and re-launch them in order to save the changes you’ve set.

You shouldn’t expect the tweak will bring any new enhancements to improve editing text feature on your jailbrken device as like many their colorization tweaks, Moose is just an aesthetic tools that colorizes your iOS 10 iPhone’s cursor text selection tools. However, if you like theming, Moose tweak will be a nice addition to have because it adds an additional level of customizations making your jailbroken device brighter and more colorful.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How To Modify iPhone Widgets And Notification Banners Transparency Values

New jailbreak tweak called WidgeficationX allows users to modify iPhone widgets and notification banners transparency values in iOS 10. The tweak has a system-wide effect on your device, so you’ll see the changes throughout your many iPhone interfaces, whether you’re on the Lock screen, Home screen, or viewing Notification Center. Let's see how this tweak works.


How To Modify Widgets And Notification Banners Transparency Values



At the screenshot above you can see how WidgeficationX can change the stock look of your widgets and notification banners.

Playing with the transparency values for the notifications banners you should be very careful as some configurations can make it really hard to read when they pop up anywhere in iOS10. Since the widgets are always in the same place with a blurred background behind them, they’re not really any more difficult to read no matter what effect you choose to use. So keep that in mind.

If you’re interested in trying the WidgeficationX (iOS 10) tweak to modify iPhone widgets and notification banners transparency values go to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and grab it for free. Note that the tweak works only on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

WidgeficationX tweak comes with a preferences pane that you'll find in the Settings app. From there you’ll be able to configure what kinds of transparency effect you want to use for each your banners and widgets:


It is also possible to use the flat rectangular mask option to remove the rounded corners from banners and widgets if you don’t like them. Once you're done with your setting hit the respring button that is also included in preference pane to save your changes each time you make them.

In conclusion I can say WidgeficationX is really cool tweak as it offers a bulk of different options to play with the look of your iPhone widgets and notification banners modifying their transparency values. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

How To Make The Album Artwork More Prominent In iOS 10 Control Center

Those folks who have jailbroken device can now make the album artwork more prominent in Control Center in iOS 10 installing the new Cydia release. Of course the great thing about Control Center is that it offers access to Music controls anywhere you might need them. Part of the music control interface dispalys an album artwork illustration for whatever media is playing. And this is noticeable that this part needs improvement.

Dubbed as BiggieSmallcc, this jailbreak tweak is developed to make the album artwork more proportionately appropriate by increasing its size to better fit the interface, especially on devices with larger screen.


Note that you'll get different results on different iPhone models, because it depends on how big your device’s display is. In the case above, the screenshot demonstrates tweak's effects on a 5.5-inch display.

By making the album artwork more prominent in Control Center in iOS 10 BiggieSmallcc helps to use up that empty space in the Control Center page between all of your music controls. It also makes it easier to see the smaller details in your album artwork.

BiggieSmallcc is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. So make sure you’re running iOS 10 to be able to download it from. Right after installation, the tweak will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can turn the tweak on/off on demand. There are no other configurations as once you enable the tweak, the changes take effect immediately even without a respring.


BiggieSmallcc tweak brings purely aesthetic changes to Control Center’s music control page without offering any new functionality improvement. However, candoizo, the developer behind the tweak, notes that BiggieSmallcc works with most other add-ons that modify your music experience like Acapella III tweak, which allows users to control music with gestures instead of buttons.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NoDots10 Tweak Removes The Dots From The iOS 10 UI

Have you ever wanted to remove the dots from the iOS UI? If yes, then new Cydia release called NoDots10 will do it for you. All across iOS, from the Home screen, to the Lock screen, to Control Center and so on, dots of all kinds appear whether to indicate a page in a page-driven UI, or to inform you that something’s new on your device.

While some people just do not pay any attention on them, there are a number of users that hate seeing dots across their OS. If you find dots unnecessary thing in iOS then NoDots10 tweak allows you to clear the various dots from all over iOS.

How To Remove The Dots From The iOS 10 UI


To get started you should download and install NoDots10 tweak, that is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak is advertised as compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Right after installation NoDots10 will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. There you can pick and choose the dots that do and don’t get hidden. You can hide Page Dots, Control Center Page Dots, LockScreen Dots, Notification Dots and many more.


Once you're done with configurations hit the respring button to save your changes on the fly.

NoDots10 is a great all-in-one tweak for users find dots annoying. Rather than installing a single tweak for every instance of dots across iOS that you want hidden, this tweak allows you to do it from one preferences pane, which is super convenient.

So if you have jailbroken iOS 10 device and want to remove the dots from the iOS UI then NoDots10 tweak is for you. At this point of time the developer behind the tweak ensures that if you find any dots that need hiding in iOS, you are free to contact him on Twitter so he can update NoDots10 tweak.

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Way To Control Music With Gestures Instead Of Buttons On iPhone

Those who want to try to control music with gestures instead of buttons on iPhone should check jailbreak tweak known as Acapella III. Acapella allows you to customize almost all aspects of the stock iOS media controls. With this Cydia release installed you can use gestures throughout iOS, whether you’re on the Lock screen, in Control Center, or viewing the Now Playing interface or the mini player in the Music app.





















Since the boring iOS media controls are just a shadow of the old age technology, Acapella tweak brings an innovative way by allowing you to use interactive gestures to interact with the same means of control.

So if you want to check Acapella III tweak then it is available for $2.99 from Cydia. Those who own any previous version of the tweak, can get the updated version with the discounted $0.99 price. Note that Acapella III supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices. 

Once installed, Acapella III will add a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can assign each gesture its own action. There are several various gestures that you can apply with this tweak to perform different actions including Left/Center/Right Tap, Left/Center/Right Press as well as Left/Right Swipes. You can assign each of these gestures to a wide range of actions such as next track, previous track, play, pause, heart, share, shuffle, repeat, up next, rating, volume up or down and more. You can find the full list of actions on tweak’s Cydia description page.




















Acapella III tweak offers a new way to interact with your jailbroken device. There are many tweaks on Cydia that offer new functionally or bring a new look to Now Playing interface and only Acapella III allows you to control music with gestures instead of buttons on iPhone.

FolderColor Tweak Customizes The Colors Of Home Screen Folders In iOS 10

If you want to customize the colors of Home screen folders in iOS 10 then a new Cydia tweak dubbed as FolderColor by Lizynz will make your jailbroken device more colorful. This jailbreak tweak comes with a bulk of colorization options for changing the look and feel of each element of the folder interface.


FolderColor jailbreak tweak lets you change the color of folders according to your style. The tweak allows you to customize the color of the icon on the Home screen, as well as the color of the folder’s title, change the color of the background of the folder when it’s launched, and even the labels of all of the apps residing in your folders. 

To download FolderColor tweak you should Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab the tweak absolutely for free. The tweak supports both jailbroken iOS 10 and iOS 9 devices. Right after installation FolderColor will add its preference pane to the Settings app where you can find various configuration options:


The preference pane is divided into sections, so you can toggle each of the colorization effects on or off on demand by switching between the Default and Color selectors separately for every section. To pick a color for example for the Folder Name you can use the color picker for this section. Here you can select a custom color yourself, or you can enter a color’s hex code manually if you want to set a specific color shade. What is interesting the tweak also colorizes the Activator icon of course if it is installed on your jailbroken device. Once you’re done with your color selections, in order to save your changes hit the blue Respring button.

As always jailbreaking brings not only new functionality to iOS but a way to change the look and fell of your device. So if you have jailbroken device and want to customize the colors of iOS 10 Home screen folders then FolderColor tweak will help you to do it.