Facebook is one of the most used applications on iOS. We like to stay connected to our friends on Facebook by either interacting on their posts or publishing content on the move using the mobile app of Facebook. While the facebook app has come a long way both, in terms of design and functionalities in the past few years, there are still a few things that are annoying about it. For example, while it is possible on Android phones to access the Facebook app in fullscreen mode thanks to the immersive mode for KitKat 4.4.
For iOS, nothing like that exists, so as a result, you are forced to use the app in the screenspace, whatever is left over after the top menu bar has taken space. However, thanks to the jailbreaking community, we have a good alternate to this. You can now access the Facebook application in full screen mode thanks to a tweak called Facebook Fullscreen. This tweak works only on the official Facebook application, so you must have that downloaded for the tweak to function. Make sure you have the device jailbroken too.
Once you have done that, head over to the BigBoss Repo where the tweak is available for absolutely free. You will have to install the tweak and restart the springboard for the tweak to take effect. There are no settings or configurations for you to play along here, just fire the application up and you will see it in full screen mode. Just uninstall the tweak to go back to the original view.
There are several ways of dialing a phone number in your iPhone. You can search for a contact in the spotlight on top and select the right contact and directly press on it to make a phone call, you can also go to the phone app directly and dial the number. If you have the Launch app, it can be really handy to make quick calls to your contacts or bring the dialpad up too. Not just that, you can use the contact app too. So there are already enough ways to make a phone call on your iPhone. But what if you want more?
This is where a Cydia tweak named Addial comes in handy. It is a unique tweak that basically allows you to dial right from the Control Center of your iPhone. This means, you do not have to go within any application and can access your dialer from anywhere by just swipping up from the bottom of the display without having to quit your current app. The tweak adds in a small dial icon in the middle of the last row, which you can press to bring up the dialer. You also get the icons of Adding Contact as well as making call directly which flanks the dial button in the Control Center.
Adding this tweak means you can access the dialpad from the lockscreen of your iPhone too depending upon your security settings and that may be a bit of a bother in case you are mindful of such things. The tweak is available in the insanelyi repo for absolutely free.
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Most modern day smartphones handles media output in the form of channels today. You have a channel that is responsible for the audio output of your ringtone, video playback, audio playback, notifications and sometimes in app notifications too. These channels are independent of each other and you can only play around with the channel settings when you activate the same.
There have been tweaks that are present in Android as well as with the latest update to Windows Phone 8.1 which allow you to change the volumes of these channels at the same time. However, for iPhone that is not the case. Not even after the announcement of the iOS 8 yesterday brought the ability to control these channels individually. However, thanks to the jailbreaking community you can do that. In case you have a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 7 then you can control the individual channels now.
This is done by a cydia tweak called Volume Mixer.The tweak is available for $0.99 from Big Boss Repo.The volume tweaks are added to the notification center when you install the tweak and the Control Center is left as it is.You can select to turn the Volume Mixer on or off in the Notification Center of the iPhone. You have the option of electing the volume controls that you wish to see in the Notification Center. The tweak gives you an option to theme the sliders as well as change the colors of the bars based on the position. The tweak is certainly wholesome and brings loads of personalisation options. Using the tweak, you can turn down the volume of the media playback without changing the notification tones.
While the iPhone comes with a rather effective ambient sensor to help with auto brightness, most of us like to have brightness controlled manually. This usually means dimming the brightness all the way down in low light like night or raising it all the way up during the day. While, this is easily possible to be done with the new Control Center in iOS 7, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, then things could be even easier. With the help of a Cydia tweak called StatusBright, you no more will have to reach for the bottom of your screen for controlling or changing the brightness.
StatusBright is a simple Cydia tweak where all you need to do to increase the brightness of your screen is to swipe from left to right. the tweak is extremely easy to use and there is no real setting that you have to configure once you have downloaded it. Similarly, swiping from right to left will reduce the brightness of your screen.
The tweak is available for free from ModmyI repo. However, the only issue we faced with the tweak was that while we were pulling down the Notification center from the top, it triggered the tweak and adjusted the brightness even if we did not want it to do the same. Apart from that, the tweak works effortlessly and really adds a degree of comfort for the user.
We all love a bit of sneak peek into the future. Jailbreaking a device pretty much allows us to do exactly this, load up features on our mobile devices that otherwise may not be available. While it may be argued that the jailbreaking community is on it’s way down and out, but till the time it is here we should totally enjoy it. Vertex is yet another tweak from the community that does the sort of stuff you would perhaps have wanted Apple to do right out of the box.
The tweak is available for $1.49 to download from BigBoss repo. It is one of the expensive tweaks, but dare we say, also one of the finest ones we have seen. On the utility of the tweak, it does a bare minimum. The tweak simply combines your Control Center with the Multitasking windows seamlessly.
As a result, whenever you swipe the Control Center up from the bottom, you also get a peek at your Multitasking window. You can easily swipe away apps from here to close it or simply select one to run it. Neither the actions of Control Center or the Multitasking Window are affected by this tweak. In fact, you will be hard pressed to differentiate if they ever existed independently. The tweak looks even better on iPad where thanks to more screen space, it gives a better effect.
Check out the video of the tweak below:
Apple recently rolled out the update which bought all the devices running iOS 7 to iOS 7.0.6. This was a small update, but perhaps one of the most important ones that Apple has rolled out. No, there were no funky features that were added by it, but instead it patched up a massive gaping hole in the security of the iOS system. It patched up the issue with the SSL that could cause hackers to intercept and interfere into your device while you are surfing the internet. This issue particularly affected your system if you use Safari browser. And as a result updating to iOS 7.0.6 was pretty much a compulsion.
However, if you have a jailbroken device, updates are never your friends. Although, iOS 7.0.6 is perfectly jailbreak-able, you needed to re jailbreak your device and install all the cydia tweaks once again after you have backed them up. To avoid all of this, you can simply install a security patch up from Cydia, which does exactly the job of iOS 7.0.6 update. To add the certificate you would have to add the tweak-maker’s personal repo which is is found at “http://rpetri.ch/repo”
Once you have the repo added, simply go ahead and search for SSL Patch and download it, since its absolutely free. The patch is safe as it does not really tamper with the system files, but how effectively that will patch the security is not very clear. But the tweak claims it does, and so we hope. Reprisng your device once you have installed the tweak, and use it normally.
Since the jailbreak of iOS 7 came about, there have been several interesting Cydia tweaks that have surfaced. Plenty of these tweaks are refurbished from the days of iOS 6 or maybe even earlier. However, it is always a news of great interest when the developer goes out of the way to produce something that has not been done yet. AppETA is one such tweak which brings a very interesting concept to the table.
The tweak is a paid tweak, and available for a price of $.99 in BigBoss repo. However, if you do know your way around, there is bound to be a free version lying somewhere, but we totally encourage you to go ahead and buy the tweak if you intend to use it. The teak simply adds an info pop up which is displayed when you click on an app when it is being downloaded. In the popup you get information such as the progress of the download and speed of the transfer that is happening so that you are doubly sure that the app is downloading.
Not just this, you can also directly from the popup go to the app page in the app store to read more about the app or simply dismiss the popup once you have seen the information. There are plenty of modes to customise within the application too and you could just add a percentage sign or even a change of colors to show the progress of app download.
AppETA is an interesting tweak and dare we say, a concept that maybe Apple should think about including into iOS by default. And if done right, it just might bring iOS closer to one of the things that Android does better than it, which is progress report of the app download.
Jailbreak fro the iOS 7 was released recently. Given how Apple has added plenty of cool features to iOS 7, the jailbreak has not really caused the stir of happy emotions as it usually does, but still it enables you to do some pretty nifty cool things with your iPhone that perhaps Apple would not appreciate. One thing that really did change as we moved from iOS 6 to iOS 7 was the way the devices unlocked. Gone was the pretty Slide to unlock box and the sound of the unlock was gone too. It was one of those characteristic sounds that you just instantly picked up.
however, with jailbreak now available, it is easy to roll those days back and enable the sound. To do the same, all you need to do is install the tweak called TheUnlockSound7 from Cydia. You obviously need to have a jailbroken device to do the same. The tweak is available for free of cost from the Big Boss Repo. In case you do not require the tweak, you can directly uninstall it via Cydia too.
Not just the usual sound, but you can also customize the sound and choose a sound to your personal liking too. Like always, we do urge you to keep your iPhone backed up-to-date when playing along with tweaks as there may well be a chance of something going awry.
Battery Life is one of the major challenges facing the consumer electronics world currently. We have seen rapid progress when it comes to the likes of memory and processors however, the battery life remains at sulking low. As a result, rather than waiting for better technology we have been forced to manage technology as well as we could. While we have several battery saving apps for Android, the closed nature of iOS means that, that route has been a rather no go as far as iOS goes.
However, with Jailbreak now available on iOS 7 there is renewed hope with tweaks coming along. One such tweak is Battery Safe. Battery Safe works very much like how some of the battery savers work on Android and disables the network connections and adjusts the brightness of the device to save the battery of the device. However, the tweak does not have location based network enabler or disabler which definitely would have been a nice add on.
However, with the tweak still fairly new, there is always a hope that the developer may bring about this feature and make Battery Safe a full fledged battery saver solution. The tweak is available in BigBoss repo for free and is automatically triggered when the battery percentage falls below 20%. Just to reiterate, you need to have a jailbroken device with Cydia installed for it to be able to install Battery Safe.
The recent launch of mountain lion OSX has led to the development of this new tweak in Cydia and works great with iOS 5 and higher.
MountainCenter is a Cydia tweak that adds the Notification Centre experience from OS X Mountain Lion to your iDevice. With MountainCenter version, the Notification Centre is revealed with a customizable swipe from either side of the screen. As you swipe the contents of the screen will smoothly follow your fingers, revealing the Notification Centre behind.
You can download MountainCenter via the BigBoss Repo for $2.99.
- Number of fingers required for swiping gesture.
- Which side of the screen it should appear from?
- The banner should be stretched or not.
- The sensitivity of the drag gestures.
- Whether you want it disabled when the keyboard is visible
But then why pay $3 for a tweak which is available for free?
To install this tweak you need to follow the steps given below:
- Open Cydia on your jailbroken iphone.
- Let the data load.
- Once the data is loaded go to search and type in “MountainCenter”.
- It’s free in the http://iGeeks.myrepospace.com/ repo.
- Select it
- Install it.
- Respring or reboot your device.
- You are done to use it.
If you know any other tweaks similar to this one or any other tweak which you might think would be useful to iphone users please let us know.
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