Now that you have successfully used Evasi0n to jailbrake your iDevice running 6.0 or 6.1 firmware, you may be wondering how to actually install an application using Cydia or how to add additional sources to Cydia so that you have more options on applications to install. If this is you, we have a few guides on our f.a.q page that may be helpful. There you will find a guide on how to install applications using Cydia and a guide on how to install additional sources to Cydia. If you are wondering what Cydia is or how you even jailbreak your device, you may just want to head over to our f.a.q page for more info. Feel free to hit up the comments with any additional questions.
This app is still in Beta but if you want to check it out, it’s now available in Cydia. If you’re not familiar with Swype, it’s an alternative to traditional touchscreen typing. Instead of tapping each key, you start with the first letter of the word you’re typing and then drag it to each letter and lift off on the last letter. Check it out in the video below and if you try it out, let us know what you think. [Read more...]
Ok, first I must say that I hate today. I would like to travel to the most desolate island and sit under a coconut tree all day with no interaction with people or technology. Since I can’t, I’ll go with the flow and post this article about a new feature of Cydia.
Twitter recently removed a very annoying feature of their iPhone app called the QuickBar. It originally hovered over your timeline and was a type of ticker that rotated between trending topics. Not only was it annoying because it was in the way, but if you tapped on it, 95% of the tweets were spam. It was so annoying that someone even made a hack in Cydia that removed the bar. Twitter eventually removed it stating they were just “testing” it. [Read more...]
This is something I’ve been wanting in the App Store for a long time but I never thought of it working with Cydia. A new link when Cydia first opens allows you to see a list of all the apps you’ve paid for in the Cydia Store. They are linkable so you can just click on the link, install the app again and you’re all set. Again, would love to see this as an app store feature. [Read more...]
RoundCorners is a mod that rounds the corners of your iDevice’s screen. It basically creates a mask for your device that gives everything rounded edges. Because it is a mask, it rounds the corners of whatever is displayed on the screen. This includes everything; SpringBoard pages, Stock Applications, App Store Applications, Webpages… etc. The mod actually has a few settings. The settings are located in the stock Settings application. The settings include; the ability to turn the mod on/off, Premode (which allows you to round the entire page… including the statusbar… or just the page), the ability to change the radius of the rounded corned (making it more or less rounded), the ability to turn the mod off in GameMode… etc.
PageLock is a hack that removes the ability to scroll through the pages on your SpringBoard. I know what you thinking, “So how in the world am I going to get to my next page of apps?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking the same thing! So, I installed the hack and gave it a try. What I found is that it does indeed stop the ability to scroll between pages on your SpringBoard however, you are able to tap next to the page dots on the bottom of the SpringBoard to go to the next page. Tap to the left of the page dots to scroll left and tap to the right of the page dots to scroll right.
Light Bright is a sweet little hack that allows you to easily adjust your iPhone’s brightness. For some reason I’m like addicted to adjusting my brightness… I’m not even kidding. My previous favorite was the SBSettings brightness toggle however, I think it has been beat out by Light Bright! Light Bright is so convenient. Once installed, you just hold down the Home Button and use your volume controls to adjust the brightness. This can be done from basically anywhere…. while on the lock screen, the SpringBoard, in any application… etc. The only problem I have found is that if you have Backgrounder installed, you have to make sure not to hold the Home Button down too long before you start adjusting your brightness or you will enable backgrounding. Though, Light Bright can be used anytime where as SBSettings toggle does not work in Cydia or any application that does not display the status bar. I personally think it’s a totally sweet hack. You can get Light Bright via the modmyi source.
Backgrounder recently received the awaited update which allows the hack to work on iOS 4.2.1. The beta version had been available for a while but the official update was finally released. For those of you who are not familiar with Backgrounder, it is an hack that gives you “total control of backgrounding on an iPhone/iOS-based device. With Backgrounder, *you* decide when an app should keep running, and when it should quit.”
● Updated for iOS 4.2.1.
● Changed method used for preventing installation on unsupported iOS versions.
● Changed version numbering due to move from Google Code (svn) to GitHub (git).
Tonight’s Friday Night Move Night is Graviboard, a mod that “brings gravity to the homescreen.” Once it is installed and activated, your icons are “affected by gravity”. Check out the video demo below. I personally have not installed this app. I just can’t bring myself to pay $2.99 for fun app. However, I am curious to know if you can tap on an icon to open an app while this mod is activated. I’m guessing you probably can not. If you have purchased this app… let me know in the comments what you think of it. You can get Graviboard via the BigBoss source.
Saurik, the developer of Cydia, recently tweeted that he has ported the new version of Cydia to iOS 2.x and 3.x. The new version of Cydia is currently only available to people who jailbreak using the latest version of redsn0w. The best part of the latest Cydia is that it is much faster. Below is a list (compiled by ModMyi) of a few of the other features included in the new version. Maybe we will see an update in Cydia for the Cydia app… we have seen that before. I personally would love to have the faster version of Cydia!
Ok, now I know this is going to be too early for some of you but it is past Thanksgiving and I did make myself hold off until after Thanksgiving before starting the Christmas theme reviews. So here we go… the first one! Christmas Theme by Chode4eve is a WinterBoard theme that contains around 25 icons (just the basic apps), a lock screen background, a Messages Background, a Phone keypad background, some system string mods, badges and some UI sounds. I’m not going to lie… Christmas themes can tend to be a little cheesy but this one has well designed icons and the backgrounds are good quality. I’m not a huge fan of the UI sounds but, I just go into iFile and rename the UISounds folder to something like UISounds(nope) and then I no longer have the theme’s built-in sounds. Other than that… a decent Christmas theme… it just makes me all cheery! You can get Christmas Theme by Chode4eve via the BigBoss source. Check out the screenshots below.
Pull To Refresh For Mail is a super simple, totally ingenious hack. Like seriously… why doesn’t my iPhone already do this! As the title suggests, this hack adds the ability to “pull to refresh” in the stock Mail application. To use the hack you just pull your inbox list down past the search bar and your mail will automatically refresh. The app is activated automatically when you install it in Cydia. There is no icon or settings for this hack. To deactivate the hack, you would need to uninstall is in Cydia (or use SBSettings Mobile Substrate Addon feature)… but seriously why would you need to deactivate it! I had no issues when I tested the app and it has officially been added to my “must-have” list. The best part is that it’s free! You can get Pull To Refresh For Mail via the BigBoss source.
LockInfo has received a quick update to version 220.127.116.11. The update will hopefully fix the issue that some people were having with their device locking up when using version 18.104.22.168 of LockInfo on iOS 4.2.1. I can’t test the fix since I’m not on 4.2.1 but, if you give it a shot, let us know in the comments if the update worked for you. I also want to thank David Ashman (the developer of LockInfo) for once again quickly updating his app… good job David! :)
Fixes freezing and crashing issues on some iDevices