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Reachability7 cydia tweak

Reachability was a feature brought in with iOS 8 to help users reach some of the top areas of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus’ screens. This was a great idea by Apple, but some people have also wanted this even for their iPhone 4 and 5 (despite the screen being smaller). A developer has actually designed a Reachability tweak for iOS 7. This tweak can actually really help. For example, if I’m holding the iPhone in one hand I can just quickly tap one of the top most icons without having to change my hand position.


As you can see in the picture, Reachability7 drops the screen down a certain number of pixels (which you can set in the Settings for the tweak). You can also pick from a vast amount of Activation Methods (taken from Activator) to implement Reachability7 in as slick a way possible. As you can see below I selected ‘Triple Press’.

activation methods

As this tweak is included in the BigBoss repository, you will not need to add any sources to download this tweak. Just search: ‘Reachability7’.

Be sure to check out our Cydia Tweak List to explore more tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

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QuickShoot is an incredibly helpful tweak which allows you to capture a photo straight from the homescreen. To achieve this, the user has to double tap on the camera icon and then three red dots will appear. After they go away: the photo has been taken. The reason this tweak is so useful is that often life’s most brilliant moments pass by very quickly, meaning that by the time you reach for your phone in your pocket and open up the Camera app, the moment has passed. QuickShoot allows you to capture that moment just in time.

quickshoot tweak

The tweak is free and is from the BigBoss repository (which comes pre-installed on all jailbroken devices), but there is also a pro version (QuickShoot Pro 2). Although the free version already gives you the option of HDR, which camera to use and whether to use flash or not, QuickShoot Pro 2 allows you to use Activator shortcuts, record video and more. The free version is still very functional and impressive though.

quickshoot settings

Are you going to download QuickShoot? Let us know in the comments.

Be sure to check out our Cydia Tweak List to explore more tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Apple has seeded iOS 8.1 beta 1 to registered developers today, with build number 12B401. The release comes just a few days after Apple dropped iOS 8.0.2, which fixed a bug introduced in iOS 8.0.1. If you are a registered developer, you can download iOS 8.1 beta 1 from the Apple iOS Developer Portal.

download ios 8.1 beta 1 iphone, ipad, ipod touch jailbreak centric

If you find anything new with iOS 8.1 beta 1, do let us know in the comments section.

UPDATE #1: iOS hacker iH8Sn0w has just tweeted that iOS 8.1 beta 1 (12B401) will expire on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 12AM (GMT). #TheMoreYouKnow

ios 8.1 beta 1 (12b401) expires thursday, december 4, 2014 at 12am (gmt)

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iOS 8 Infinity Theme is a great theme, but only offers a change to the icon style. It’s definitely a subtle theme, as the icons look quite similar to a standard iOS 7/8 experience. In the developer’s words, they follow a “specific color palette…they are consistent and harmonious”. And I would agree with him. The subtle changes that this theme brings just contributes to a nicer home screen. The icons actually seem flatter than the standard icons that come with iOS 7, and really look great. They’re vibrant, colourful, and add variety to the home screen.

Here you can see the difference between standard icons and then using the theme.

Software Update Killer Cydia Tweak Installed


ios 8 infinity theme


I would recommend this theme to you if you like the standard icon theme enough already, and don’t want anything too radical as a theme for your home screen.

This theme comes included in the ZodTTD source (pre-installed on all devices) so you can download this tweak on any device (there is a special iPad version) by just searching ‘iOS 8 Infinity’. You can either select the iOS 8 Infinity Theme or iOS 8 Infinity iPad Theme depending on which device you have.

Happy theming.

Blurpaper is a small tweak which blurs your wallpaper on your homescreen, lockscreen, or both. Sometimes a background on iOS can be a little bit distracting; popping in and out between the icons and creating a chopped up image. Often a blur effect will solve that, and make the background look nice and smooth.


One of the greatest features of this tweak is the option of customization. If you go into Settings, and then into the Blurpaper menu you can change a lot of things about the blur of the background, including blur amount, style and even radius. As you can see in the screenshot below, you can even customize the blur fading in on unlock.

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You will need to add a new source to use this tweak, as it does not come pre-installed. To do this open up Cydia, select Sources, tap Edit, and then Add. Then enter the address below:

Be sure to share your thoughts on this tweak in the comments.

The stock iOS volume HUD (heads-up display) takes up a large portion of your display when you are increasing/decreasing the volume on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you would like to change this and make it less noticeable, then you want to check out VolHUD.

VoldHUD is a new Cydia tweak from iOS developer Hayden Hunter that replaces the clunky stock volume HUD into a subtle less obtrusive HUD. You can check out the differences in the screenshots below:

volhud stock ios


volhud cydia tweak


There are no options to configure for this tweak and it is available in Cydia from the default BigBoss repository for free. It requires iOS 7 or above to work properly. If you end up trying out this tweak, let us know your thoughts on it in the comments.

Many of you will definitely be familiar with that feeling of jealousy, after not being able to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of iOS due to jailbreaking. The one thing I personally hate about it most, is the constant reminder on the home screen from that little glowing red ‘1’ badge on the Settings icon. If you’re a bit OCD (like me) you will also want to have a home screen completely free of alerts or reminders. This is why I love the ‘Software Update Killer’ tweak.

Software Update Killer removes that annoying Settings icon badge and makes your device forget that there was ever a software update. To update, you will have to either uninstall the tweak, or update via iTunes on your computer.


It comes from the BigBoss repository and works with any iDevice from iOS 5 upwards (iOS 5 was the first version of iOS that offered over the air updates).

iSwipe Keyboard is a Cydia tweak which allows iOS 7 users to use a ‘Swype’ style keyboard. This finally brings a way for iOS 7 users to use this type of keyboard, as Android users have had it for years. Although this tweak looks great on iOS 7, you can also use it on earlier firmwares.


In fact, iOS 8 was recently released with support for ‘Swype’ typing (an iOS first). So, if you’re still on iOS 7, you may feel a little jealous. You will have to add a source to download this tweak, as it does not come pre-installed. Go into ‘sources’ and select ‘Edit’. Then select ‘add’. Then you should type in the source address as follows:

The tweak ‘iSwipe Keyboard’ will either show up under the small number of packages the source contains, or simply in search.

A great companion to this tweak (as shown in the picture below) is PredictiveKeyboard. This enables predictive text and looks great with iSwipe Keyboard. This really gives your keyboard the full feel of ‘Swype’ or ‘Swiftkey’.

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This tweak can really increase your typing speed on your iDevice (once you get used to it) although it might seem messy at first, it’s worth using. I would personally recommend it.

Apple has finally stopped signing iOS 7.1.2. This means that if you want to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7, you’re stuck now. Those of you who are on iOS 8 cannot jailbreak yet (or downgrade to a jailbroken software) however don’t panic, as there is one on the way. Apple carried on signing iOS 7.1.2 for a surprising amount of time, leaving users plenty of opportunity to downgrade, so most users who wanted to downgrade will have done that by now.

iOS hacker iH8sn0w sent a tweet out around an hour ago (from the time of writing) saying this:


Although iH8sn0w is a respected hacker and is probably a reliable source, you can always check whether a firmware is being signed (like I did) on this site.

If you are on iOS 8.0.2, you can still downgrade to iOS 8 (but not iOS 8.0.1 as Apple has pulled that update) – just follow our previous guide.

Apple has just released iOS 8.0.2 to address the issues discovered in yesterday’s iOS 8.0.1 update on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Here’s the full changelog for iOS 8.0.2:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

iOS 8.0.2 firmware released

You can download iOS 8.0.2 using the direct download links below: