The jailbreak tweak Typecast brings a new level of utility to iOS messaging apps. Once installed, Typecast will display icons in multiple places to track when a message is actively being typed. The same treatment is given to read receipts, making the status easier to read and much more prominent. The best part is that Typecast works with three apps: the stock Messages app, Kik and WhatsApp.
One of the more useful parts of the Contacts app allows iPhone owners to quickly jump through the alphabet when scrolling. Instead of swiping in the middle of the screen, using the letters on the right side accelerates the process, immediately jumping to the entries under each letter. Now the jailbreak tweak MusicScroller brings this functionality to the stock Music app and more.
Some of the best jailbreak tweaks are the most straightforward, and DarkCC fits the bill. The package has one function, which is to mellow the brightness of the Control Center. For those looking to darken this part of iOS, DarkCC imparts a new look to the Control Center without using WinterBoard or any other complications.
Selecting text and changing the capitalization of individual letters can be a time consuming process. Even with a tweak such as SwipeSelection installed, there's just no easy way to change everything at once. ShiftCycle seeks to make this process easier, offering shift key shortcuts to quickly modify a block of text.
Big news on the jailbreaking front, as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4 firmware. This means updating (or downgrading) to iOS 8.4 is no longer possible. Jailbroken users on earlier firmware versions are stuck at the moment, as updating to iOS 8.4.1 results in a stock device with no public option to jailbreak. Those running iOS 8.4 can still jailbreak at any time using TaiG 2.