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volume amplifier cydia tweak on iPhone

The volume on the new iPhones is good, but it isn’t great as compared to other Android phones out there. The iPad volume is even worse. If you have a jailbroken device, then you can use the Volume Amplifier tweak to increase your devices volume by up to 200 percent. That’s loud!

Volume amplifier

Volume Amplifier isn’t a new tweak, but it has been recently updated to support iOS 8 and the newly launched Apple devices. Using this tweak, you can amplify any sound that comes from your devices external speaker, ear speaker and headphone output. Increasing the volume over a certain level and keeping it that way can and will damage your speaker. However, if you do it only when you need it, you can actually benefit from the extra sound.

After installing this tweak, you won’t have any Settings to play with. To amplify volume, keep pressing the Volume up button after it reaches full. The Volume Amplifier bar will show up and show the percentage of volume increased. Try not to hit the red level.


The tweak will not work on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Also, on the iPhone 4s, you can only amplify the sound for In-call loudspeaker. On all other devices, including the new iPhone 6/6 Plus, Volume Amplifier can amplify all sounds.

You can download  from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for $1.99. Once again, make sure not to amplify the sound too much, or you could end up damaging your speakers.

Make sure you check out our Cydia Tweak List for more awesome tweaks for your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone.

how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 untethered with TaiG on Windows

A brand new untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier today by TaiG. If you’ve updated to iOS 8.1.1 and don’t want to downgrade, you can follow our step-by-step guide and jailbreak your iOS device.


You’re going to have to backup your iOS device and do the following before jailbreaking using the TaiG tool on Windows:

  • Download TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak for Window from our downloads page.
  • Turn off Find my iDevice, TouchID and Passcode lock on your iOS device.
  • Enable Airplane mode.
  • Connect your iOS device to the PC and make sure iTunes recognizes it.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 Using TaiG On Windows:

  • Now, extract the downloaded TaiG file to the desktop. Open the folder, right click on the TaiG application and select Run as Administrator.
  • Your device should show up on the tool. The TaiG tool is in Chinese, but worry not. Deselect the second box that says 3K-something. Click on the Green button.


  • The jailbreak process should start. It will take less than 2 minutes for it to finish and you will be shown with a smiley face at the end.


  • The jailbreak process is now complete. Your iOS device should now reboot. This is normal. Upon reboot, you’ll see the Cydia app on your Homescreen.

Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8.1.1 is now running an untethered jailbreak. Time to try out your favorite tweaks if you haven’t already.

Be sure to check out our Cydia Tweak List page to find tweaks for your newly jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

Earlier this week, iH8sn0w teased an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak and now one’s available for the public. TaiG has released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, the firmware which was released around two weeks ago. This new jailbreak will also work on iOS 8, 8.1 and 8.0.2 etc.

Taiji iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak

It has been confirmed, by none other than MuscleNerd, that the jailbreak is real, but the safety is still a concern. Until we’re sure of the jailbreaks safery, you should probably stay away from TaiG. An iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak at this point is simply not very useful as you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1 and use Pangu8 (Mac OS X/Windows).

Apple is currently testing iOS 8.2 and the update will most likely patch this jailbreak. According to the TaiG website, you can use their Windows only tool to jailbreak any iOS device that runs iOS 8 and later, including iOS 8.1.1.

You can download TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool for Windows from our downloads page.

winterboard 0.9.3917 for iOS 8 released

A new version of WinterBoard is now available in Cydia, which now supports iOS 8 and gets some new features. WinterBoard is the best tweak to completely change the look of your iOS device using themes and other elements.


WinterBoard was known to work with iOS 8 prior to this update, but it had bugs that caused it to crash often. That bug has been fixed in this update and it now officially supports iOS 8 and later. The WinterBoard tweak will no longer be shown on the Homescreen, instead you will have to access it directly from the Settings app.

These are the new changes and bug fixes in WinterBoard 0.9.3917:

  • Fix Crash when changing themes
  • Folders/UIKit.framework for Assests
  • iPad: Wrong IconMask
  • 64 bit UI Sound Themes
  • Manual Respring Button
  • 8.x: Support @3x Image Hunting
  • 7.x: Theme .car File PNGs (coolstar)
  • 7.x: Preferences Icons (JunesiPhone)
  • 6.x: Better SharedArtwork Hook
  • Better Resource Pathing (Surenix)
  • New @3x WinterBoard Icon (Surenix)
  • Fix Crash in Bundle Theme Cache
  • Remove Standalone Application
  • Image Recorder Now Uses Bundles

You can download WinterBoard from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for free.

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Download Semi-Restore With iOS 8.1 Support

Have you ever been in a situation where your jailbroken device is acting up, but you don’t want to restore because you’ll have to start fresh? Well, that’s where the Semi-Restore tool comes in. You can use this useful piece of tool to restore your iOS device without losing the jailbreak. Now, this tool also supports the latest iOS 8.1.


In short, Semi-Restore will uninstall all the tweaks installed by Cydia and cleanup your device. So yes, it isn’t a complete restore, but it is useful. For example, if you’re on iOS 8.1 and Apple stops signing iOS 8.1, then you have no choice but to update to iOS 8.1.1 or 8.2 and lose the jailbreak. By using Semi-Restore, you can simply restore to iOS 8.1 and retain your jailbreak.

As of now, Semi-Restore for iOS 8.1 is useless, as Apple is still signing it. Once it stops signing it and your jailbroken device runs in to some kind of trouble, then you can use this tool to restore to iOS 8.1 without losing the jailbreak. The tool is only available for Windows and Linux users, but a Mac version is in the making. You’re also going to install OpenSSH from Cydia on your device to use this tool.

Download Semi-Restore from the downloads page.

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iOS 8.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Shown Video By iH8Sn0w

A new video has surfaced showing an iPad 3 untethered jailbroken on iOS 8.1.1. iOS hacker iH8sn0w uploaded the video to his YouTube channel showing us that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is still possible.


Apple released iOS 8.1.1 last week, but it had patched the iOS 8 jailbreak by Pangu. Although this video is proof that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is still possible, don’t expect iH8sn0w to release it to the public. He has always teased new jailbreaks but never released it. Also, this jailbreak works only with older iOS devices with 30 pin connector and uses a new exploit, not bootrom or HFS. Check out the jailbreak in action below:

If you have updated to iOS 8.1.1 and still want to jailbreak, you can’t. However, you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1 and use the Pangu tool to jailbreak. Apple also seeded the first beta of iOS 8.2 to developers yesterday.

downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1

iOS 8.1.1 was released by Apple a few days ago and it kills the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak. If you did update to iOS 8.1.1, but miss the jailbreak and all the awesome tweaks, then we have some good news for you. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1, which means you can downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 if you want the jailbreak back. Remember, Apple may stop signing iOS 8.1 anytime, so you better downgrade soon.

Downgrade iOS Firmware

The downgrade process is simple, if you follow our step-by-step tutorial. You’ll need to do a few things before you can downgrade. Firstly, download the iOS 8.1 IPSW for your iOS device from our downloads section. Next, perform a backup of your iOS device, just in case. Also, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.

How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 To iOS 8.1:

  • Connect your iOS 8.1.1 device to iTunes.
  • Select your device on iTunes and click on Restore iPhone/iPod/iPad while holding Shift on your Windows computer or Alt/Option key on Mac.
  • Browse to the location where you downloaded the iOS 8.1 IPSW and select it.
  • Choose Verify when a prompt appears and wait for the process to complete.

You should be on iOS 8.1 now and you can go ahead and jailbreak using the Pangu8 tool. Follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac, Windows.

iOS 8.2 beta for iphone, ipad, ipod touch

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.2 today, build number 12D436, available now for developers. The beta comes just a day after the iOS 8.1.1 public release, which brought performance and stability improvements to iPhone 4s and iPad 2 along with other bug fixes.


iOS 8.2 beta 1 is mainly focused on developing apps and other goodies for the Apple Watch. The iOS 8.2 beta with WatchKit, which was also released today, can be used to develop apps, design actionable notifications, glances and other interface elements for the Watch.

We don’t know what else is new with the iOS 8.2 beta 1 other than WatchKit support, but we will be looking for all things new. Apple also released Xcode 6.2 beta today.

If you’re a developer, you can get the latest iOS 8.2 beta via over-the-air update or from Apple’s developer portal.

iOS 8.1.1 software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 build 12B435 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to the public this morning. The release comes about two weeks after Apple released iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 to developers. iOS 8.1.1 includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for the iPhone 4s and the iPad 2. For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

iOS 8.1.1 software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

You can update to iOS 8.1.1 from Settings>General>Software Update. The over-the-air update weighs around 65 MB or you can download iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad from the direct links:

Apple has also released a new software update for the Apple TV and OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.

Are you going to update to iOS 8.1.1? Let us know in the comments.

NOTE: iOS 8.1.1 blocks the Pangu jailbreak. DO NOT update to iOS 8.1.1 if you want to keep your jailbreak!

UPDATE #1: iOS 8.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Shown In New Video

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BattSaver for iOS 7 & 8 cydia tweak for iOS

Is the battery life on iOS 8 bad for you? If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can now install the popular BattSaver tweak and maybe save some battery life. The developer has updated the BattSaver tweak with support for iOS 8 and later.


Some of the features of the BattSaver tweak:

  • The only tweak that can double your battery lif
  • Clever: automatically switches off battery-draining components when unused
  • Efficient: up to 2 times battery life and more!
  • Wise: extends battery life time by reducing number of charge cycles
  • Clear: includes monitoring views to check battery state in real-time
  • Intuitive: with pull to refresh feature

BattSaver is available in the BigBoss repository for $3.99, which is a good deal for you if you don’t like to keep plugging your iOS device every now and then. If you end up trying this tweak, let us know in the comments if it helped your battery life.

Check out our Cydia Tweak page for more tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.