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How to Restore Cydia Purchased Packages

Jailbreaking a new iOS device, or restoring an existing one means that Cydia packages must be reinstalled. This includes any apps, tweaks, themes or other content that was previously purchased by the user. In many cases, developers will offer a free upgrade for new versions of Cydia packages running on an updated version of iOS.

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Restoring purchased packages or installing a package upgrade that was previously purchased requires logging into the Cydia account associated with the user. To restore packages already purchased, first open Cydia and navigate to Manage Account on the intro page.

How to Undelete Photos on the iPhone

Looking for a way to recover deleted photos on the iPhone? The scenario can be grim when important images are deleted before being backed up or imported to iPhoto. Unfortunately, iOS does not have a trash can or recycling bin that stores deleted files.

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This means that when pictures are deleted in the Photos app or elsewhere they are immediately removed from the iPhone. So is there any hope for recovery? Luckily there are several software packages that can be used to recover deleted images on iOS hardware. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is one example, which can be installed on Mac or Windows computers for $59.95.

Use Alkaline to Theme the iPhone Battery Icon

Creating the perfect custom look on a jailbroken iPhone can involve several different tweaks and themes. For those looking to replace the stock battery icon on the iOS 7 status bar, the tweak Alkaline provides many add-on options. Applying different battery icons once they're installed does not require WinterBoard, just a change to the Alkaline settings and a respring.

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To start theming the iOS battery icon, install the free tweak Alkaline from Cydia. Alkaline comes with three included themes: Bolus, Spots, and Habesha. Alkaline will add its own section under Settings where battery themes can be applied. To change the battery theme, navigate to Settings -> Alkaline -> Theme and select from the list of installed themes, then tap the Respring button.

Using Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 5s

Slow motion video capability has been touted as one of the key features of the iPhone 5s camera. Apple has designed the new video mode to take advantage of the latest iPhone hardware and iSight camera. Recording and editing slow motion with iOS 7 results in quarter speed video highlights, thanks to 120 frame per second recording.

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Using slow motion is even possible on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, albeit with only 60 frames per second recording for half speed video. This is thanks to the iOS 7 jailbreak tweak Slo-mo Mod available on Cydia for free. So how can iPhone users record slow motion video in the iOS 7 Camera app?

How to Fix Notification Center Weather After Jailbreaking iOS 7

In some cases Notification Center stops working properly after jailbreaking iOS 7 with evasi0n. Items in the Today view might disappear, including the current weather which normally appears when Notification Center is displayed. The good news is there's an easy fix to correct the problem.

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If you've noticed the Today tab in Notification Center is blank, follow these steps to bring weather back after jailbreaking. First, make sure the Notification Center settings are configured properly to display the weather widget. If current weather information is still missing after checking these settings, perform the fix on your jailbroken device.

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