Jailbreaking

How to Capture Part of the Screen in iOS

Taking a screenshot on an iOS device means pressing the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. While this copies whatever is on the display to the Camera Roll, the image always covers the entire screen. Cropping the screenshot normally involves editing the photo, but with the CroppingScreen tweak installed the process is simplified.

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Users with jailbroken devices can control what subset of the display is captured in a screenshot when CroppingScreen is installed. Simply perform the routine method for taking a screenshot, but instead of the photo being instantly taken an interface is presented. The display will appear grey, and a tap and drag reveals a lighter box. Resize the box to select which portion of the screen you wish to capture, then let go.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8 with Pangu on Mac OS X

Pangu has taken the iOS 8 world by storm, with a stable release heralded by saurik himself, the creator of Cydia. Now jailbreaking any iOS device running iOS 8 through iOS 8.1 is possible in a few easy steps. Users looking to install tweaks and software from Cydia must act quickly, as the iOS 8.1.1 beta has been discovered to kill Pangu.

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This means when iOS 8.1.1 is released to the general public, the window to jailbreak iOS 8.1 will close forever. In any case, the Pangu Team recently launched a Windows version of the Pangu jailbreak tool. The wait is over for Mac users, as Pangu for OS X has officially arrived. Follow the instructions below to jailbreak iOS 8 with Pangu on Mac OS X.

Cydia Store Opens for Business on iOS 8

Anyone waiting to update to iOS 8.1 and jailbreak can breathe a sigh of relief. After several updates released by Cydia creator Jay Freeman (saurik) and the Pangu jailbreak team, the iOS 8 jailbreak has stabilized. Saurik announced that thanks to everyone's hard work, including his own, the Cydia store would begin accepting payments for jailbreak tweaks and software.

At the moment, the Pangu jailbreak version 1.2.1 is available for Windows only. China-based Pangu Team is actively working on an OS X version, which could be released by the weekend. Cydia Installer version 1.1.16 introduced several bug fixes for iOS 8 users. Developers can now mark their creations as iOS 8 compatible and begin using Cydia's payment structure.

iOS 8.1.1 Allegedly Breaks Pangu Jailbreak

In an odd move on Monday night Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The update offers various bug fixes, stability improvements and a patch for the recently released iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak, according to Weibo user Daniel_K4.

iOS 8.1.1 Beta

Daniel_K4 is allegedly a member of Team Pangu, the group of Chinese hackers who released the Pangu jailbreak tool for iOS 8 devices. He claims that iOS 8.1.1 patches an exploit used by Pangu and that jailbreakers should upgrade to iOS 8.1 before Apple releases version 8.1.1 to the public. This also means iPhone and iPad owners who want to keep their devices jailbroken should avoid upgrading to iOS 8.1.1 when it is available.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.x with Pangu 1.1 (English Release)

The Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8 has arrived with English support and full Cydia integration. Much like the original Pangu, the tool makes jailbreaking an iOS device incredibly simple. All devices officially supported with iOS 8.0 - 8.1.x can be jailbroken using Pangu. For Windows instructions see below.

Mac users, click here to jailbreak iOS 8 with Pangu for OS X.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak Pangu

Here is a complete tutorial explaining how to jailbreak iOS 8 with Pangu on Windows. To begin, make sure the iOS device is indeed updated to iOS 8.0 or later. In order to prevent problems, it is recommended to update from iOS 7 using the latest version of iTunes on a computer. Those with previously jailbroken devices should backup, then restore to iOS 8 to get started. Follow these steps to use the Pangu Jailbreak:

iOS 8 Pangu Jailbreak Now Available with Cydia

Team Pangu has finally released a full version of their iOS 8 jailbreak tool. Unlike the previous release, the new jailbreak comes with a Cydia installer. This allows users who jailbreak their device to easily access the Cyida app store which contains all the tweaks and apps created by the jailbreak community. Cydia has also been updated to version 1.1.14 to fix a few bugs and to add other improvements, like iPhone 6 support. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8 with the Pangu Jailbreak tool. The jailbreak works on all devices running iOS 8 - iOS 8.1. There is no Mac version currently available, but that should hopefully change in the near future.

iOS 8 Jailbreak

Popular jailbreak tweaks such as Zeppelin, WinterBoard and SwipeSelection have also been updated with iOS 8 support, and new tweaks like ForceReach, that take advantage of iOS 8-only features, are already being released to Cydia. Make sure you check out our weekly apps and jb tweaks recap every Saturday or follow us on Twitter to keep updated on the latest Cydia releases.

Stop Snoozing with this iOS Math Alarm

Snoozing an iPhone alarm in the morning just got more difficult. The jailbreak tweak EQUAlarm does its part to keep iOS users awake, by delivering a math equation. The ringing alarm cannot be silenced or snoozed until the correct answer is submitted.

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Once installed, the difficulty level of the math questions can be selected from four choices, ranging from easy to insane. Entering the wrong answer means an alarm that keeps on ringing, while solving the problem reveals buttons to Snooze or Dismiss.

How to Control iOS Music When the Screen is Off

Impulse brings brings a new level of control to music playback on jailbroken iOS devices. Once installed, a custom set of gestures can be used to control music while the display is off. This means music can be controlled without unlocking the device, or even pressing the wake button at all.

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A simple tap on the dark device screen readies Impulse for further input. Gestures can then be used to play, pause, switch tracks, and change volume with the display off. The tweak is compatible with any app that uses built-in iOS music controls.

Get Random Colors on the iOS 7 Keyboard

Changing the color of the iOS keyboard might be old news on a jailbroken device. Then ColorfulKBD Pro comes along. With this jailbreak tweak installed, iOS 7 users are treated to a new color combination every time the keyboard is opened.

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ColorfulKBD Pro can also add a custom background image directly from the Photos app to the keyboard. The colors that are randomly displayed can be constrained to a specific range with sliders in Settings -> ColorfulKBD Pro.

How to Use Reachability with iOS 7

Reachability has come to the latest iPhones, to help make the entire display usable with one hand. This is not only a feature limited to iOS 8; Reachability can only be activated on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The jailbreak tweak Reachability7 removes this restriction.

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Enabling Reachability on older devices running iOS 7 means installing the tweak and configuring it to work with an Activator gesture. Normally, Reachability would be activated by lightly double tapping the Touch ID button.

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