Jailbreaking for All 007: It’s a weird name

Jailbreaking for All

Episode 007: Nothing really happened in the world of jailbreaking this week. Though we still manage to have a great talk. Up on the line this week we talk about TypeStatus and MiniPlayer being ported to the Mac, the themes Axle and Gliese, and the 1Password sale, redesign and the situation with heartbleed. We also discuss our WWDC expectations for a bit.

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Gliese

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One of my favorite thing about being part of the jailbreak community is to be able to review wonderful themes, Gliese is no exception. Developer Cjmann1ng one heck of a job with this theme. The icon set and the UI is very nice, for both male and female; The design was simply made with the user in mind. First time I had seen this theme, I felt like I needed to write about it.

Gliese comes with over 100 beautiful icons, six different badges for ClassicBadges, loading screens, UI and status bar enhancements, settings icons, two different icon0matic shadows, sound enhancements, a dock, and six different tweetbot icons. The style of this theme is very unique, specially the detail put in each icon. What I like the most about this theme is the badges, they are just so colorful. With all of the different color badges, there will be one for everyone; Just like the tweetbot icons. The colors Gliese has are exceptional, they just pop and stand out like no other.

Go check this theme out in the Cydia store right now folks, do not miss out on this eye-candy for your iPhone.

Gliese is available on Cydia’s MacCiti repo for $2.99

ModMyi thread can be found here.

pushNotify: The push for unification

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Apple has created a fine line between OS X and iOS in terms of notifications. iOS has its own notification system and OS X has its own notification system. Though they think and function the same, they do not talk, (other than iMessages, FaceTime calls and things of that nature).

Off the charts today is a new tweak named pushNotify. PushNotify is developed by developer Majd Alfhaily aims to unify notifications between iOS and the Mac. For me, what really interests me about this tweak is the fact that it only allows iOS notifications to OS X. Not vice versa. So it is nice to have those notifications from iOS to OS X but if you want your OS X notifications to iOS that is not possible (as of yet). In terms of the tweak itself its great when it works. Initially when I installed the tweak on my iPhone and the Mac app (which is free), it worked. But after a while it just did not work. After several reboots on my Mac and my iPhone it just did not work.

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Pebble SmartWatch: Smartest Watch Out There?

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One of the best wearable technology out there is the Pebble SmartWatch. The tech specs it has on it is what makes it amazing, specially the customizability to it. The pebble may not have the highest resolution screen out there in the market and some other downfalls, but if you are open-minded to new ideas and a change in your daily routine, the convenience this little guy can bring is amazing.

What some people do not understand about the Pebble is that is not a phone on the wrist, what it really is a second screen for your notifications. The original idea started off on Kickstarter, with the concept of making smartphone users  life much easier. The Pebble got a stunning amount of backers, and decided to start making them in a small shop on California. As more and more people bought this product, they decided to manufacture them in a bigger factory. From that small project, the Kickstarter edition was born. From there, the Pebble SmartWatch has been in named stores that sells electronics found nationwide. No doubt this baby is a very simple piece of tech that does exactly what is functioned to do, no more no less.

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How to change your power down sliders

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When it comes to powering your device there is not much to say. Hold down the lock button and slide to power off right? Wrong. iOS would not be what it is today without its world renown design cues and attention to detail. Especially if you are jailbroken the power down sliders may come in handy.

An upcoming tweak dubbed BetterPowerDown developed by CoolStar aims to add functionality to powering down your device and to add a little bit of style to it as well. Most of us know that when it comes to iOS 7, design is everything but consistent. Especially with iOS 7.1 and the design change of the power down slider. Apple needs to get there stuff together.

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Sumwaz: More Than Quality

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So many new themes coming out in Cydia that stand out and appeal to the eye. Sumwaz caught my attention the most out of all. Developer Svink did a great job in creating a unique, complete, and appealing to the eye theme.  I am very happy to present to you this amazing theme in JBC. Even if Sumwaz is not out yet, it will be soon, and it will be a total hit.

Sumwaz has an stunning amount of icons, including 3 icon0matic overlays, 4 docks, UI themed, status bar themed, loading screens, 2 Ls, zeppelin logos, and wallpapers. The icon set that I like the most on Sumwaz is whiteboard one (screenshot above). The glass icon set also looks freaking amazing, it looks like actual colorful glass on the icon. Another thing that I like is the jellylock included in this theme. It is white an it looks great with any Ls or wallpaper.

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Guys, you need to get Sumwaz as soon as it comes out in the Cydia store, I recommend it. Do not miss the chance on adding to your iDevice a touch of simple gorgeousness.

Happy Theming!

Auki: Quick reply with design influence from Surenix

Video courtesy of iDownloadBlog.

It is the weekend of JailbreakCon 2014 and sadly enough I did not get to go this year, (next year?). Though the alleged iOS 7.1 jailbreak did not come true. Just released several hours ago at JailbreakCon itself is a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Auki. The purpose of Auki is to allow you to quickly access your messages from anywhere. Sound familiar? Couria and biteSMS. So what sets it apart from the competitors? Nothing really.

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Jailbreaking: Keveen’s Point Of View

Jailbreaking, so many questions rush to one’s mind; that being said, it is a complex, yet very simple controversy. As of July 26th, 2010, jailbreaking is no longer illegal. Even before then, jailbreaks were still being made, exploits were being found, and devices were being jailbroken. You see, it is not as scary as it might seem. To be completely honest, I used to think that it was just an App Store application that allowed you break out of jail (Video game). Although, you got to keep in mind that I was only 9 years young at that time.

Is it dangerous? In most cases, no. Take a look at how far Substrate Safe Mode (Boots into stock) has come. I rarely hear about someone bricking their iDevice. Sure, boot loops may occur, but that’s an easy fix as long as you have OpenSSH and/or afc2add. To prove how safe it actually is today, take a look at iLEX RAT (Remove All Tweaks) and Semi-Restore. If something ever goes wrong with your device that is due to an incompatible jailbreak tweak, simply run either of these and you are set. Semi-Restore is a program that runs well, a semi-restore via a program on your computer (device must be plugged in). iLEX RAT on the other hand, runs on your device alone, and yes, it is compatible with all iOS versions (7.0.x – 7.0.6).

What is jailbreaking even used for? Well, lots of things! Some may use it for their own reasons (Piracy), as compared to others who use it to further the abilities of your device. Think about it like this, if you have ever seen the movie Limitless (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219289/), then you are familiar with the pill that “unlocks” the rest of your brain. Apply that same exact concept to iDevices. Jailbreaking unlocks the rest of your device. It is an amazing utility, and we are extremely lucky to have dedicated hackers/researchers/developers who make it all possible.

This was just my two cents on Jailbreaking, this will not be the last article you read from me, so stay tuned!

Guest post: Keveen

CustomCover: Amazing lock screen album art

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Surprise surprise I am back with yet another music related tweak. After several years of using the iPhone and going over several music applications and several different user experiences this tweak brings something rather interesting. I have seen things like Spectral where you blur the lock screen background according to the album art, ColorFlow which does the same thing but in the now playing view of the music app and there is the outlier, Aria which does both of these things in a more compact way.

CustomCover is different. If you are looking for a lock screen album art refresh look no further. CustomCover piggybacks on its “classic” older brother, SnowCover (iOS 6 only). CustomCover allows you to set different frames–for a lack of a better term–around your album art. Some frames include vinyl, CD cover, and ripped (a fan favorite). On top of that you also get options for lock screen album art blurs. Which by any means isn’t new.

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Virtual

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Have you ever heard people say “I do not like themes on my phone when I jailbreak ?” Well, this theme might just make all of the non-themers change their mind. Virtual is a total deal-breaker, has everything that in my opinion, many themes do not have. Developer Jedeye81 did a great job in all of the graphics and pixels put into the UI and icons. After donating, I decided to take this beauty for a test drive, all I can say is that this theme is one of the best themes out there right now.

Virtual comes with a whooping amount of icons, considering that it is still in beta. It also comes with 4 docks, wallpapers, 3 icon0matic overlays, a zeppelin logo, and a color keyboard. What I like the most about this theme is the default icons (picture above), it goes very well with almost all type of wallpapers, from colorful to dark, this icon set looks freaking awesome. There is also another icon set in this theme called framed, which looks beautiful as well with any color scheme wallpaper.

Maybe you may think “this is too good to be true” and you know what, it really is. You can get Virtual by simply going in http://rko1195.com/  and choose “beta repo” on your right hand corner, then read all of the instructions from there.

Happy theming bros!