Jailbreaking

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.

iOS 7 jailbreak EQUALarm

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.

iOS 7 jailbreak locked device

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.

iOS 7 jailbreak color keys

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.

iOS 7 jailbreak Reachability7

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.

Ascend Redesigns the iOS 7 Lock Screen

Looking to spruce up the iOS 7 lock screen? Ascend brings a new option to jailbreakers, with a flat unlock slider bar and redesigned passcode screen. The new look meshes nicely with iOS 7 (and iOS 8 for that matter), and includes transparent blur effects.

iOS 7 jailbreak Ascend

Ascend is even compatible with other jailbreak tweaks including Forecast, Convergence Lite, CustomCover, AndroidLockXT and Stride 2. The tweak is designed for complete simplicity and usability, with a touch of nostalgia.

How to Customize Blur and Tint in iOS 7

Flurry is a jailbreak tweak that introduces more control over the appearance of the iOS 7 interface. Options are specifically focused on tint and blur customization. Once installed, the tweak can be configured under Settings -> Flurry.

iOS 7 jailbreak Flurry

Besides a toggle to completely enable or disable the tweak, Flurry packs changes that will be applied across the iOS 7 system. Examples include the Control Center, Notification Center, share sheets, passcode entry, and the home screen dock for starters.

Revert the iOS Home Screen to Black and White

The word throwback takes on new meaning when color is replaced with black and white. iOS 8 users can switch to grayscale using built-in settings. Those with jailbroken iOS 7 devices can install the tweak Monochrome to remove color from iOS home screen icons. There are no options to configure.

iOS 7 jailbreak

Once installed, Monochrome overrides any WinterBoard icon colors that are configured. The SpringBoard becomes grayscale immediately once the package is installed and the iOS device resprings.

CallBar Redesigned for iOS 7 and Notification Center

A major update to CallBar brings a complete redesign to the long-running jailbreak tweak. CallBar for iOS 7 makes multitasking while managing phone calls a breeze. The tweak is also fully compatible with FaceTime and FaceTime Audio calling.

iOS 7 jailbreak CallBar

When first installed, CallBar will be invoked by a long press on the status bar. Any Activator gesture can later be assigned to CallBar, to suit user preferences. When CallBar appears at the top of the display, the Notification Center is easily accessible by dragging down like normal.

Add Contacts to the iOS Home Screen with CallShortcut

The jailbreak tweak CallShortcut brings quick access to contacts directly to the home screen. With just one tap on a home screen icon iOS will start dialing the associated contact. Calling icons will be generated using the photos set in Contacts.

iOS 7 jailbreak contact icons

Setting up home screen shortcuts for contacts is straightforward. Once installed, CallShortcut adds a new option to the Contacts app. While viewing any contact, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Add to Home Screen, right under Add to Favorites.

Pangu Team Releases iOS 8 Jailbreak for Developers

UPDATE: Saurik has added the iOS 8 version of Cydia as a downloadable .deb file to his website. You can download the new version of Cydia here or wait until the Pangu Team bundles it with a new version of their iOS 8 jailbreak.

Team Pangu, the Chinese team of hackers behind the iOS 7.1 jailbreak, has released a limited jailbreak for iOS 8.x devices to their website. The jailbreak is "limited" because it does not install Cydia to your device, making the jailbreak basically pointless for casual users. The main reason the new jailbreak doesn't come with Cydia is that the application hasn't been updated for iOS 8. However, Cydia creator Saurik is working on an update and you can follow his progress via Reddit.

Pangu iOS 8 Jailbreak

According to the Pangu website the new jailbreak supports all devices running iOS 8 – iOS 8.1. This includes the fifth-generation iPod touch, iPhone 4s and later, iPad mini 1 - 3, and iPad 2 and later. While this is exciting news for the jailbreaking community, casual users should treat this as a developer version only. Not only is a jailbreak without Cydia pointless to casual users, this version is also only compatible with Windows computers and there is currently no English translation available.

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