Enable Panorama Mode In iOS 5 Camera App [Cydia Tweak]

The cameras in iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S have truly set the standards for some amazing quality photographs. The camera’s however, do not offer much functionality or settings as it is which is Apple’s aim at keeping things simple, but it’s about time people start getting control of what they’re doing. Panorama mode is something that has been missing from the devices all along, and we failed to understand why. Luckily, if Apple won’t answer our query, Firebreak; a Cydia tweak has hit the Cydia Store for jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S running iOS 5, and guess what it does. Yes, enables the hidden panorama functionality in your iPhone 4 and 4S. For more on it and how to get it on your device, read on! Read More

How To Jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad On iOS 5.0.1 Beta

RedSn0w seems to be on a roll here, where the latest iOS 5.0.1 has been jailbroken in no time with the latest 0.9.9b7 version. iOS 5.0.1 is said to contain fixes, and especially addresses the messed up battery life on the iPhone 4, which some users have been complaining about. While iOS 5.0.1 is available for the developers only, once the update is made public, there’s a very good chance that the same version of RedSn0w could be used to jailbreak that as well. For now, however, if you have the 5.0.1 update installed on your device (not for iPhone 4S and iPad 2), RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 will help you jailbreak your device in no time. Please do note the jailbreak is still tethered, and there is no untethered solution in place right now. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of ‘Tethered’ and ‘Untethered’ jailbreak, see our guide on what is tethered and untethered iPhone jailbreak. Read More

Dismiss Banner Notifications With A Swipe In iOS 5 Without Jailbreak

Truly a LOL moment, indeed, if you ask us. Earlier we covered NCQucikDismiss, a nifty Cydia tweak that let you dismiss the banner notifications in iOS 5 quickly, by tapping the close button. Of course, if your iOS 5 device was not Jailbroken, this solution was not meant for you. Well, looks like Apple already had a solution in place that most did not figure out. Thanks to our friends over at iDownloadBlog, we now know exactly how to dismiss the banner quickly, without the need of jailbreaking our iOS device or using any third-party hack, mod, app or tool. Read on for more on how to do so. Read More

Clear All iOS 5 Lock Screen Notifications At Once [Cydia Tweak]

From the author of NCQucikDismiss, an iOS 5 jailbreak tweak that lets you quickly dismiss the Notification Center and notification banners, comes a similar iOS 5 Cydia tweak called ClearLockNotifications. If you have a lock screen that remains cluttered with notifications of all kinds and do not particularly like to keep a few notifications alive and remove a few, this tweak is meant for you. You can now clear all your lock screen notifications simply with the tap of one button. Read More

12 Lesser Known iOS 5 Features That You Might Not Have Noticed

It’s been a while since Apple released the iOS 5, claiming that the new OS brings in over 200 new features over iOS 4. The core changes and features of iOS 5 were highlighted in the media event held just a few days before the official release and by then, most iOS geeks who had managed to get their hands on the Beta versions of the OS were quite familiar with the new features announced. However, not all are geeks, and not all know that there are several new features in iOS 5 that Apple did not tell you about. Did they keep it out on purpose? Probably not, because there are just too many. Now, we can't discuss each and every one of the remaining new features, but we can list 12 of the most salient ones. Read More

NCQuickDismiss: Quickly Dismiss Notification Center & Banners In iOS 5 [Cydia Tweak]

Let’s face it, the revamped notifications and the new Notification Center are some of the best things that ever happened to iOS since multi-tasking. However, they can be a source of distraction for many of us too. If you – like a a lot of other iOS 5 users – find that the notification banners take too much time to fade away and are wishing to just hit a close button or something so you can get back to your movie, game or browser quickly, you are in luck, as long as your device is jailbroken on iOS 5. NCQuickDismiss is a Cydia tweak that will let you quickly dismiss the notification banner and the Notification Center without the need for swiping it back up. Read More

Add Google, YouTube, Wikipedia & Dictionary Search To iOS 5 Notification Center

The Notification Center in iOS 5 has been receiving countless number of tweaks for jailbroken iOS 5 devices via Cydia. Earlier, we covered a few handy widgets for the Notification Center but WeeSearch, while being a truly simple widget is, in fact, more appealing than most widgets we've come across, due to its practicality and the convenience it provides. As the name of the tweak itself suggests, the widget adds search capabilities to the Notification Center with Google, Youtube, Wikipedia and Dictionary search results.

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How To Restore Recently Closed Tabs In Safari For iOS 5

The choice for a web browser is a bone of contention across all platforms and among a variety of users. Some prefer browsers that are fast, while others go for a convenient interface. No matter which camp you belong to, if you are on iOS, there is no way of avoiding Safari. Even if you use a third-party browser, usually other apps still open links in Safari by default, bringing you back to it again and again. So, getting the most out of Safari is absolutely essential. With iOS 5, the browser has got some enhancements too, not the least of which is tabbed browsing for the iPad version. Now, tabbed browsing is extremely handy and all, but what do you do if you accidentally close a tab while a bunch of them are opened? In most desktop web browsers, there are usually keyboard shortcuts for restoring accidentally closed tabs. Since I use Google Chrome, I am aware that you can restore tabs in Google's web browser simply by pressing Ctrl+Shift +T. Amazingly, there is just such an option hidden somewhere in Safari too, and you don't even need to have a jailbroken iDevice in order to apply it. Read More

How To Boot/Put iPhone 4S In DFU Mode [Guide]

Device Firmware Update, or DFU mode as it has come to be known as, is something most iDevice users end up encountering at least once every device. For those of you with the new iPhone 4S, you already have the latest iOS 5 running, so why could you possibly need to boot your device into DFU mode? There is a chance that your firmware crashes, leaving your device stuck in a boot loop, or the possibilities of your device not booting up at all are there. With DFU mode, you can force your device to restore to a clean state via iTunes. While this was the just in case approach, if you plan on jailbreaking your iPhone 4S (which should be coming along anytime), you will definitely need to boot your device in DFU mode, as most jailbreak methods and programs require so. More about the risks, and how you can boot your iPhone 4S in DFU mode, after the break! Read More

Google Search Now Available In iOS 5 Dictionary [Cydia Tweak]

The built in dictionary that comes bundled with iOS 5 is, without a doubt, one of the most useful and frequently-used features for most users out there. Often, there are terms, or words, that you may not need defined, but, in fact, want to search for related queries on the internet. How would you do that? Simply copy the term and paste it into the Google Search in the Safari browser, or just type it in. DictGoogle is a very simple Cydia tweak that integrates with the the built in dictionary, placing an action button on the top left corner of the dictionary page. Hit that button and it will take you to Google search results for the searched term. Read More

Multitask Directly From iOS 5 Notification Center [Cydia Tweak]

Multitasking is something iOS devices have excelled in, where the app switching is fast and smooth regardless of the app you’re switching to or from. However, most do not find double tapping the home button to bring up the multi tasking bar all that convenient (or smooth), for that matter. With the addition of the Notification Center in iOS 5, there is hope that the way we multitask on out iOS 5 devices, may evolve, if not change entirely. As always, we find developers at Cydia taking the initiative, and WeeSpaces from the BigBoss repository is one such example. This tweak will show you the apps running in the background right in the Notification Center, in the form of pages or snapshots that you can scroll through. Read More

Boot Tethered Jailbroken iOS 5 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Without PC/Mac

It's been a while that iOS 5 got jailbroken for all (in fact, that's been around since the first betas started leaking out), but the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S remain left out. Rules for jailbreaking the final version of iOS 5 and the Beta versions before it remain the same. More so, jailbreaking is still tethered, which scares off most people, and rightly so. A tethered jailbreak does jailbreak your device if you had any doubts, but if you wish to restart your device, you will need to connect it to a computer and reboot via redsn0w or iBooty to boot the device back into a jailbroken state, or boot at all, for that matter. With a jailbroken device, you can never be sure when you may find yourself in a situation requiring you to reboot without access to a computer. Let’s face it, even if you do, it is still a cumbersome task. SemiTether, a Cydia tweak, is here to rid you off that issue, albeit not entirely. The package will let you reboot your device without connecting it to a computer, and we’ll show you how it works and what limitations it brings with it. Read More

Access Power Options From Springboard via PowerIcons [Cydia Tweak]

If you’re an avid iDevice user with jailbroken iOS 5, you will be familiar with Cydia asking you to reboot your device, or occasions where you want to just respring the Springboard. PowerIcons is a Cydia tweak that places the much needed power options - namely Shutdown, Reboot, SafeMode & Respring - right on your Springboard in the form of icons. To install this tweak and see how it works on the iOS 5, read on. Read More

Replace Camera Button On iOS 5 Lock Screen With AnyAppLock From Cydia

With the release of the new iOS 5 came the inclusion of the Camera button on lock screen for quickly launching the app. While the move was welcomed by everyone, it wasn’t that big a deal for those less-enthusiastic about camera use. Instead, it was wondered why Apple did not include a setting or support that would allow users to change the Camera button to launch any app of their own choice. While we wait for Apple to contemplate on this issue, developers at Cydia have taken things into their own hands by releasing AnyLockApp. Using this tweak, you can replace you camera button with any app of your choice, and launch it straight from the Lock screen. Let's show you how. Read More

Fix iMessage/FaceTime & Push Notifications On Hacktivated iPhone 4/3GS

iOS 5 brought with it a plethora of new features, including the infamous iMessage that allowed users to communicate with any other iOS 5 device over a WiFi/mobile data connection, effectively eliminating the cost of carrier SMS plans. While highly appreciated and useful, iMessage was something jailbroken users remained envious of, particularly those on unofficial carriers, since iMessage requires activation with iTunes before it can be used. Hacktivating your iOS 5 device bypasses that, and while you can use your iPhone 4 or 3GS, features like iMessage, FaceTime and push notifications remain unavailable unless you’re willing to pay for solutions like PushFix and MiTime. This all changed with SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module), which allows you to activate your iPhone using legitimate certificates generated through iTunes. Advantage? You get fully working push notifications, FaceTime and iMessage (iOS 5 only) without needing to spend a single buck. Read on after the jump to find out how. Read More

Kill All Background Apps From iOS 5 Notification Center [Cydia Tweak]

With iOS 5’s Notification Center in place, support from developers at Cydia has started springing up for that particular feature. The Notification Center, for now, does not pose as exciting as most were anticipating, but things seem to be shaping up nicely as more and more features are getting included, enhancing the Notification Center’s functional capacity. WeeKillBackground is a Cydia tweak, or rather an add-on, for the the Notification Center that lets you kill background apps at the tap of one button. That button is neatly housed in the Notification Center. Read on to learn more about it and complete instructions for getting it on your jailbroken iOS device. Read More

WeeFlashlight For iPhone: Control LED Flash From Notification Center

Prior to iOS 5, Apple's mobile platform treated the iPhone's camera LED just as an ordinary and plain camera LED. But now things are changing and people are realizing that the flash can be more than just a camera support tool. The use of LED as notification alerter has been around for Android devices for quite a long time, but now even Apple seems to have acknowledged that the camera flash can be put to some extra use, as now you can use the camera flash as LED notification light if you are on iOS 5. Whatever Apple does, the jailbreak community is never too far behind in taking it one step further. That’s what WeeFlashlight is all about. It is a Cydia tweak that provides users with an LED flashlight, controllable right from the Notification Center. Read More

Remember The Milk Gets Siri Integration [How To Use]

Siri might be the talk of town these days, but try giving it any instruction related to a third party app and it will churn away. However, things will not stay like this for too long, or so it seems. Remember the Milk, the popular reminder app for iOS (and Android), can now be used in iPhone 4S via Siri. Using iPhone’s very own personal assistant, you can now set reminders within Remember the Milk. Read More

How To Make iPhone Camera LED Notifications Work [Complete Guide]

The notification system in iOS, prior to the latest update, was always under fire by critics as it was quite inefficient and no match for a universal notification center like the one Android has always had. But iOS 5 saw to that issue, and even added a few pretty neat enhancements to the whole concept. In addition to adding widgets to notification center, it is now also possible to make the LED flash every time you get a new notification. The camera light is pretty bright and almost impossible to miss so that kind of reinforces the purpose of a notification. So if you have an iPhone (the ones having a camera LED, i.e. iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S) and you are running iOS 5, then this tip is perfect for you. Read More

NoNewsIsGoodNews: Remove Newsstand Icon From iOS 5 [Cydia Tweak]

Newsstand is one iOS 5 feature that has not managed to win over iPhone users. Very few people see justification in making it an irremovable feature of iOS’ latest update. Seeing this hostility towards Newsstand, iOS 5 users were quick to find a way to move the Newsstand icon into a folder but the jailbreak folks over at Cydia have gone a step further and now, there is a tweak which will remove Newsstand from your Springboard altogether. Using NoNewsIsGoodNews, you can hide Newsstand for good while continuing to use all the news and magazine apps incorporated in Newsstand. The tweak services two purposes. For one thing, it will get rid of the Newsstand icon, but more importantly, it makes magazines and news apps appear like they did before iOS 5, as independent icons on your jailbroken iPhone's Springboard. Read More