Sort Preferences In The iOS Settings App Into Groups [Jailbreak]

Apple has good reason behind the way everything in iOS is laid out and as Jony Ive will tell you before each new iPhone or iOS version is announced, a lot of thought went in to making it happen. iDevice owners who jailbreak their devices would disagree; the mobile OS is great but they can think of a few things they would like done differently. If one of your areas of contention is the Settings app and how the different settings are listed, then PreferenceTag is a tweak that will let you change it completely. It's available in both the BigBoss and Insanelyi repositories and it allows you to group different settings into tags. You have complete control over which setting will be grouped under a certain tag and if you aren't into creating tags you can just hide the preferences you don't use. Read More

PhotoTag Lets You Add A Description To Your Photos & Videos [Jailbreak]

I love how iOS 7 sorts my photos into collections because I am very unlikley to do it myself. iOS 7 does indeed makes it easier to pick photos and sort them into albums and if you're looking for more ways to organize your photos, give PhotoTag a try. It's a free Cydia tweak available in the insanelyi repository that lets you add a description to individual photos. Given that the camera app already records information like location and the time when the photo was taken, you are left with the freedom to add other types of information to it that the camera can't capture. There doesn't seem to be any limit to how long the description can be. Read More

Take Screenshots Of Just A Portion Of Your iPhone/iPad Display [Jailbreak]

In the world of iPhone jailbreak, it seems that its raining a particular nature of tweaks these days, namely those that enhance your iOS screenshot experience. Taking screenshots isn’t an activity that’s restricted to a particular niche anyway; almost everyone has done it at some point or the other. Be it to help someone out by explaining something visually or bragging your internet speed/gaming achievements, chances are likely that at some point, you’d have used the easy screen capturing mechanism of the iPhone to your advantage. Tweaks that continue to surface from time to time either attempt to improve the overall experience, or just add new functionality. The one that we’re looking at today is pretty much similar – it allows you to capture just a portion of your screen (as opposed to the entire display) and share it easily via multiple channels. This tweak has been christened Screenshot Clip, and you can find out all about it just past the jump. Read More

LayerShots Takes Layered PSD Screenshots On iOS & Saves To Dropbox [Jailbreak]

LayerShots is a new and absolutely amazing tweak for taking layered screenshots on iOS. It's available in the rpetrich repo for free. The tweak does what it says but the question you might be wondering is how are layers created in the first place? The tweak captures each element of the screen separately. What an ordinary user sees on their device as a single screen comprises of several elements and LayerShots will capture each one as a separate layer. The output is in PSD format and since that format is not supported by the Photos app, you need to save it to a different app like Dropbox. The tweak will probably support saving to other cloud drives but we didn't test it with anything other than iFile and Mail. Demo video past the break. Read More

Add Activator Gestures For Music App With A Cydia Tweak [Jailbreak]

If you use the native iOS Music App and would like faster access to actions such as adding a song to your favorites, toggling the repeat song options, toggling the shuffle option, and more then Controls for Music App is a free Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repository Is for you. It lets you associate an Activator gesture for toggling Shuffle, toggling repeat, to let iTunes Radio know that it should play more songs like the current one, to never play a song again, and to add it to your iTunes wish list. Needless to say you must have Activator installed to use Controls for Music App. Read More

This Tweak Lets You Customize How Screenshots Are Saved In iOS [Jailbreak]

For a pro blogger, screenshots are of critical importance. Not only do they add color and vitality to what we write and bring to our readers, but they also enable us to illustrate our point better by making things visual (they don’t say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ without reason). They also help you – our valued readers – get a better picture of what we’re attempting to show you (pun intended). That’s the prime reason we at AddictiveTips take our own screenshots for every bit of software and technology that we review, to keep that experience personal and pure. iOS has always had a really great screenshot mechanism (it was pretty decent even when Android required us to use ADB for pulling screen captures), and to this day, I prefer that over pretty much every other platform. Still, it wasn’t without room for improvement, as finding the right one from amidst several similarly-named images is a hassle I’d always want to avoid. Well, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can get a better screenshot experience courtesy of a free tweak named Almpoum (yeah, it’s weird, we know). Details just past the jump. Read More

MSGAutoSave: Automatically Save Photos & Videos Received In iMessage [Jailbreak]

Sending videos and photos is one of those little things that iMessages does that I take for granted sometimes but in retrospect, I get a lot of use out of. Specifically; I can sketch out a design, snap a picture of someone's visiting card, and just about any information that I would otherwise have to spend time writing down, and share it with others. Likewise, I receive a lot of information in similar fashion. It's great except for when I forget to save an photo to my camera roll and have to scroll through long conversations just to find it. It's time consuming. MSGAutoSave is a Cydia tweak available in the insanelyi repository that automates this function; any and all photos or videos you receive are automatically saved to your camera roll. The tweak can enable a confirmation message if you don't want all photos and videos being saved. It can also resize photos and videos before saving them. Read More

Add Powerful Customizations To Reminders App On iPhone [Jailbreak]

With the native Reminders app of iOS being what it is right now, I think Apple has implemented this feature for smartphones better than a lot of competitor and third-party solutions. Since I actively started using Reminders for iOS, I haven’t really had the need to look for any other alternative, especially thanks to the geofencing feature that it offers. However, the beauty of any software is that it can never be perfect – theoretically, at least – and that’s exactly the premise that Reminders Pro for iOS builds on. It’s a free Cydia-based tweak for jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that adds a slew of useful new features to the native Reminders on iDevices. Let’s take a closer look at the offering just past the jump. Read More

Automatically Switch From WiFi To Mobile Data When Signal Is Low [iPhone]

With the smartphones of today, data traffic has become an almost essential requirement. You cannot really take the full potential out of your phone for a spin unless you have a data plan – be it cellular data or wireless internet. Generally, WiFi is always the preferred mode of internet connectivity on smartphones, not just because of the data costs that the other solution incurs, but also owing to the toll that it takes on your phone’s battery life. Mobile data, on the other hand, offers freedom and internet connectivity on the go, and for this very reason, a smartphone user finds themselves jumping from one to another depending on requirement. The problem, however, is that these jumps are manual, and you actually have to go into settings to make the change especially on an iPhone. This is where the newly-released Cydia tweak SwitchData comes in. Read More

Check Jailbreak Eligibility & Find Jailbreak Tools For Your iOS Device

When times were simple, and Apple wasn’t as proactive about preventing people from jailbreaking their iPhones, it was always easy to know if you could jailbreak your device. Things have changed now; there are many more iDevices in the market and jailbreaking isn’t a question that is answered simply on a per device basis. The iOS version you’re running on your iDevice also matters and it further complicates the answer to whether or not you can jailbreak your device. To answer the question, and help you find the right guide to jailbreaking your iOS device, RCRepo has a helpful tool for finding out just that. Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 Untethered On Windows & Mac With p0sixspwn

Despite the release of the iOS 7 jailbreak and its growing popularity, there are still a considerable number of iPhone users who haven’t switched to the latest iOS version. Maybe you like the glossy looks, or can’t live without the Cydia tweaks that are only compatible with older versions of the firmware. Whatever the reason might be, if you are not planning to update your iDevice any time soon, the release of p0sixspwn is sure to be welcome news. With p0sixspwn, jailbreaking iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5 becomes really convenient. The tool has been around in the Cydia store for quite a while, and a Mac version was also released recently. The only thing missing was the tool’s Windows version, but that has finally been released as well, letting users easily get an untethered jailbreak for any iDevice. Read More

Get iOS 7 On iPhone 2G, 3G & iPod touch 1G, 2G With Whited00r 7

Whited00r is among the few iOS-related tools that just refuse to die out. Don’t be surprised if its developers keep updating Whited00r with support for iOS 8 and beyond. In the past, we have covered Whited00r 5 and Whited00r 6. The latest version of the tool lets owners of older, unsupported iDevices have a taste of iOS 7. With Whited00r 7, users get the flat UI, Control Center, the new multitasking view, and many other features associated with the latest update of Apple’s mobile platform. The installation procedure and the trademark performance optimization haven’t changed with this update of Whited00r, and any adventurous iDevice owners should give this awesome tool a shot. Read More

How To Jailbreak iOS 7 – 7.0.4 On iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4 & More Using evasi0n 7

It's finally here! The untethered iOS 7 jailbreak that we've all been waiting for is now just a download and a few clicks away. evad3rs - the team behind the evasi0n tool that brought untethered jailbreak to iOS 6.x - surprised everyone yesterday by releasing evasi0n 7, which achieves the same on iDevices running iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1 Beta1 and 7.1 Beta2. Join us after the break for a step-by-step, novice-friendly guide to jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 7.x. Read More

[Ask The Readers] Are You Ditching Your Jailbreak In Favor Of iOS 7?

Unless you're a clueless happy-go-lucky Windows Phone user, you'll know that iOS 7 is launching worldwide today. It's undoubtedly one of the biggest upgrades in iOS' history, if not the biggest one. Besides being a complete visual overhaul of every nook and cranny of the OS, it adds a bunch of welcomed new features such as an SBSettings-like Control Center, AirDrop, FaceTime Audio, and call blocking etc., while majorly revamping all built-in apps. You can learn about them all in our detailed iOS 7 coverage (in progress). The question now is, do you upgrade to get all these features, or do you stay on iOS 6 to retain your jailbreak access? In today's poll, we briefly discuss the pros and cons of both before leaving the floor to you, our readers, to let us know of your thoughts. Read More

iOS 6 Jailbreak Tool evasi0n Updated To 1.1 With Long Boot & Weather App Fixes

With so many devices, firmware versions and variations of installed apps and configurations, it is essentially impossible to release a jailbreaking tool that is completely bug-free. Team evad3rs’ evasi0n is no exception. The recently released tool that comes with support for all 22 variants of iOS devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1 or 6.1 has three such bugs or errors, which we have discussed over the past couple of days. Read More

Fix iOS 6 evasi0n Jailbreak Weather App Crashing & Long Boot Issue In A Few Taps

Evasi0n has to be the easiest jailbreaking tool to use since comex’s JailbreakMe. All you need to do to get Cydia on your iOS device is to connect said device to your PC, click on “Jailbreak” in evasi0n, and tap on the “Jailbreak” icon from your iOS device. No need providing IPSW files or going into DFU Mode. However, some users are facing multiple bugs post-jailbreak like the lockdown error that can be fixed through the method we talked about yesterday, and of course, the issue of the stock Weather app crashing incessantly, and that long reboot error that causes iOS devices to be stuck at the Apple boot logo. Well, there’s good news: fixes for both issues have arrived! Read More

Fix Weather App Crash Issue After iOS 6, 6.1 Jailbreak With evasi0n

With nearly 2 million downloads within a couple of days of its release, the evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak has been a huge success so far, but it is far from being perfect. In the past, there haven’t been too many bugs associated with jailbreak tools, but there have been a few hiccups this time round. Right after the evasi0n release, the Cydia store faced numerous issues. Furthermore, a lot of tweaks haven’t been updated to work with iOS 6.x yet, and there are reports of problems with App Store. Apart from all this, the jailbreak broke the stock Weather app for many people. While Saurik was quick to fix all Cydia-related issues, the Weather app is still crashing. evad3rs have promised that a fix is on the way, and will be released in the Cydia store pretty soon. If you cannot wait that long however, there is a way of taking matters into your own hands. Read More

How To Fix iOS 6 / 6.1 Jailbreak Lockdown Error In evasi0n

After comex’s JailbreakMe, "evasi0n" – Team Evad3rs’ untethered jailbreak tool for all devices running iOS 6 and 6.1, including iPhone 5 – has to be the easiest way to jailbreak your iOS device. You connect your iOS device to your PC, click “Jailbreak”, tap the “Jailbreak” icon on your device, and voila! Cydia and its vast repository of excellent tweaks is available at your fingertips. As robust and easy as it might be, a very small percentage of people are facing a “lockdown” error message when they try to jailbreak their device. If you too have been looking for a solution to this problem, look no further. We've got an easy fix after the jump! Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6 – 6.1.2 Untethered On iPhone & iPod touch With evasi0n

iOS 6 has finally been jailbroken on all iDevices, including the iPhone 5! Released by the team calling themselves evad3rs, evasi0n might be the most highly anticipated jailbreak ever. In the past week, the official evasi0n website has fueled the interest of all jailbreak fans by displaying a progress bar, indicating the state of the jailbreak tool. That bar reached 100% a short while ago, and now you can have untethered jailbreak on any iDevice running iOS 6 or iOS 6.1 (and now 6.1.2). There was already a tethered jailbreak for pre-A5 devices, and owners of those have good news as well because evasi0n gives them untethered jailbreak. The tool might be the simplest released for any iOS version to date. Head past the break and you are sure to agree that installing Cydia on your device has never been this easy. Read More

Give Your Windows RT Desktop A Facelift With Rainmeter

Windows RT has been around for a few months now, with Microsoft's own Windows Surface being the primary device this tablet-friendly OS has been running on so far. Recently, when XDA member clrokr successfully jailbroke Windows RT, it resulted in opening up doors of possibilities for the homebrew community to run ported x86 desktop apps on ARM architecture. By now, a multitude of app have already been ported to the platform by various users, and one of the awesome additions to the ported apps library is Rainmeter. For those who don't know about it yet, it's a fascinating desktop customization utility that allows you to give your desktop a complete makeover. In what follows, we will guide you through the process of changing that boring desktop look and spicing it up with Rainmeter’s plethora of gorgeous skin packs. Read More