Dial a Phone Number Directly from the Control Center of your iPhone using this Tweak

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?

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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.

Via: Addictive Tips

StatusBright allows you to Adjust the brightness on your iPhone from Status Bar

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.

tweak-statusbright

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.

(via: iphonefaq)

Vertex for iPhone brings futuristic concept to your iPhone running iOS 7

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.

Vertex

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:

(Via: Redmondpie)

Flex 2 Allows you to Create your own Cydia Tweaks

Apple has always held great pride in controlling the entire user experience right from the software to hardware of its devices. Although this has resulted in great vertical integration and seamless experience it has been a bit of a menace when it comes to allowing the customizations that a user might want to do with his devices. To a very large extent, this problem has been sorted thanks to the jailbreaking community which has been extremely active.

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However, what if you want to create a tweak yourself without having to fall upon the community. Flex 2 is the perfect Cydia tweak for you if you do not know how to code but would still like to create a new patch for your device. The tweak has literally unlimited applications and can virtually help you make a patch for any application you may want. From changing the size of default Siri window to changing the number of images you can send in an E-Mail Flex 2 allows you to do all that and much.

Not just this, the tweak has a very strong community behind it too, meaning there is a possibility that a patch has already been made for you before you even try the stweak out. Flex 2 is slightly expensive and available for $3.99 from Big Boss repo but definitely worth it.

Battery Safe is an interesting Tweak for iOS

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.

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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.

Via: iGeeksBlog

Statustint: Change The Colour Of Status Bar Of Your iPhone

There are many status bar tweaks for setting a custom message on the status bar ribbon in place of the clock or carrier. There is a status bar tweaks for your tethered jailbroken phone. But what if you are bored with the status bar’s grey-on-white or vice versa theme? StatusTint lets you set the colour and the gradient of the status bar yourself, which provides a degree of flexibility second to skinning the status bar yourself.

StatusTint is a Cydia tweak that allows you to change the colour of your status bar and even add a gradient to it with the different and unique styles available and it also supports iOS 5 and higher.

An issue in this build of StatusTint tweak is a lack of landscape support. Turning your iPhone on its side will cause an inch of colour missing on the status bar, but that’s not really an issue after all.

To install this tweak you need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iphone.
  2. Let the data load.
  3. Once the data is loaded go to search and type in “StatusTint”.
  4. It’s free in the BigBoss repo.
  5. Select it
  6. Install it.
  7. Respring or reboot your device.
  8. 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.

Blogtechnika will not be responsible if your device gets bricked while using Cydia.

Archangel Brings You Three Tweaks In One For Your iPhone

A new jailbreak tweak has been launched that includes three great features that make your iOS device better. Archangel is the tweak we are talking about, this new tweak available in Cydia has three features:

  1. Tether Guardian
  2. Download Alerter
  3. Power Manager

Unlike most Cydia tweaks, Archangel comes with three features packed into one tweak that enable you to perform multiple tasks. The three features include Tether Guardian, Download Alerter and Power Manager which allows you to enable/disable any of those whenever you want. Tether Guardian prevents you from rebooting your device if you’re on a tethered jailbreak which I think is the most important tweak for a user with tethered jailbreak but on the other hand the user can also update to 5.1.1 and then jailbreak untethered which is now possible with absinthe 2. When you slide to power off the device, instead of a reboot the phone will re spring.

Download Alerter is very similar to the Download Reminder tweak and reminds you when App Store apps have finished downloading. Power Manager gives you access to quick links such as respring, reboot, power off and Google, when you hold down the power button.

To install this tweak you need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iphone.
  2. Let the data load.
  3. Once the data is loaded go to search and type in “archangel”.
  4. It’s free in the BigBoss repo.
  5. Select it
  6. Install it.
  7. Respring or reboot your device.
  8. 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.

Blogtechnika will not be responsible if your device gets bricked while using Cydia.

AppCent Allows You to See The Download Progress Of Your App On iOS

iPhone was the original device that actually bought the applications to a handheld device, no wonder phones became smart phones. Since their launch we are always on the lookout for the latest apps, be it a feature app or a utility or even a game, we just are not prepared to be left behind. talking about myself, i spend at least an hour daily surfing around the App Store. However, every so often it happens that we have to download a rather big application. For example it could be one of the latest asphalt racing games or even something like FIFA which at times are in GB’s and not MB’s. During such instances it becomes criminally boring to watch the app slider just go on and on. It is like one of those PC games installations where you would want to know the exact progress of your application downloaded. This would also enable you to know exactly how much of data you have already consumed just in case you are downloading on 3G and enable you to pause the download in case you feel that the bandwidth might be getting consumed. We have the perfect solution for this problem, if you are on a jailbroken iDevice though.

AppCent is an extremely useful jailbreak tweak that lets you monitor the application download in terms of percentages. This way you do not have to sit and glare at the screen always and can carry on doing your other tasks while the application downloads. What this amazing tweak by rud0lf77 does is that it adds a small percentage at the bottom of your application when it is being downloaded giving users the important information. To install this useful tweak all you have to do is go to cydia on your jailbroken device and search for appcent. It is available in modmyi repo for thise who wish to know.

Once the downloading is done, promptly retsart and your springboard and you will see the magic happen as you download a new application. You can also disable this feature if you wish to by going into settings menu and there clicking on disable under appcent though why you would do that is something only you can answer.

How did you find this tweak? Do let us know in the section below.

Android Recent Apps Lets You Integrate Android Style Application Switching To iOS

With the upcoming platform which is open to developers to develop applications and UI’s and Rom’s, Android is giving a tough competition to Apple in the field of mobile phones. Well talking about android, here is a new tweak which integrates a very little feature available in android to your iDevice which opens up recent application the way they are done in android.

Android Recent Apps is an iDevice Cydia tweak that gives your device an Android-like app-switching and toggling. This tweak works via an Activator gesture so you will have multiple options for enabling it and you may choose your desired gesture. Android Recent Apps will display 12 of the most recent applications opened, and allows you to easily launch them even if they have already been closed and if they aren’t then it takes you directly to that application.

There are no icons added to your SpringBoard and settings can be configured in your main Settings.app. Android Recent Apps is available for $1.49 in the Cydia Store but not for long.

To download this tweak for free:

  1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iphone.
  2. Once the data is loaded, go to search and type in “android recent apps”
  3. It’s free in the xSellize, IHR and insanelyi repo.
  4. Select it and install it.
  5. Respring or reboot your device.
  6. 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.

Blogtechnika will not be responsible if your device gets bricked while using Cydia.

Top Ten Cydia Repositories

2012 just about five months old we here at Blogtechnika have made a list of top 10 repo’s which one should have on their phone which is jailbroken. With these Cydia repositories, you can find, download and install almost any free, premium or cracked Cydia app on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. By adding these sources to Cydia, you can access hundreds or even thousands of HD themes, games, ringtones and tweaks for free.

Sinful iphone repo:

Sinful iPhone Repo Address: http://sinfuliphonerepo.com

Famous Apps: AndroidLock, FaceBreak, Infinidock, Install0us, iRealSMS, MyWi, Multifl0w, YourTube, AppIconReOrder, Attachment Saver, AutoSilent, BiteSMS, Chronus, Full Preview, HapticPro, iBlacklist, iBlueNova, iFile and all famous emulators including GameBoy and NES emulator.

Hackulous repo:

Hackulo.us Repo Address: http://cydia.hackulo.us

Famous Apps: AppSync for iOS 4.0+, Installous 4 and Crackulous

xSellize Repo:

xSellize Repo Address: http://cydia.xsellize.com

Famous Apps: CategoriesSB, CLASSified HD, Crimson HD, Cycorder, Cyntact, Element Mod, Elite PRO HD, ROMs and emulators etc

Insanelyi Repo:

Insanelyi Repo address: http://repo.insanelyi.com

Famous Apps: Adelis HD, AndroidLock XT, AnyRing, App Switcher (Brightness, volume and rotator), AppSync for 3.1/3.2/4.0/4.1/4.2, AttachmentSaver, Auto3G and Barrel etc

HackYouriPhone Repo:

HackYouriPhone Address: http://repo.hackyouriphone.org

Famous Apps: AndroidLock, App Switcher Brightness, AppSync, Auto Shutdown, Auto Silent, Backgrounder, Black’UPS Darkness HD, 3G Unrestrictor, CallClear, CallLock, CameraButtons, iFake, iSHSHit and LockInfo plugins.

BiteYourApple Repo:

BiteYourApple Address: http://repo.biteyourapple.net

Famous Apps: Wifi Sync, Folder Enhancer, Frash Toggle, zToggle, Full Screen for Safari, Gridlock, Home Page in Safari, GroupSMS, Insomnia Pro and Inspell app etc

iPhoneCake Repo:

iPhoneCake Repo Address: http://cydia.iphonecake.com

Famous Apps: Asphalt 5, FIFA ’11,Street Fighter IV, Angry Birds, Safari Download Manager, GTA: Chinatown Wars, iSteam, The Settlers, TVUPlayer, NFS Shift and many more.

YourCydiaRepo:

YourCydiaRepo Address: http://yourcydiarepo.org

Famous Apps: PwnTunes, MobileTerminal, SBRotator, biteSMS, Infiniboard, Infinidock, iSilent and many more.

P0dulo Cydia Source:

P0dulo Address: http://p0dulo.com

Famous Apps: Infinidock, Infiniboard

iWoowiz:

iWoowiz Address: http://repo.woowiz.net

Famous Apps: AppSync for all firmwares, Gamecenter, iMovie, LiveClock for iOS4

Hope you could download plenty of applications and tweaks from these repositories. Do let us know in the comments section which was your favorite. Also, comments and suggestions are always welcome.