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CameraTweak 3 tweak in action

The stock Camera app on iOS 8 doesn’t really give you a lot of options to meddle with. If you’re someone who prefers manual settings over automatic, then you’re going to love this tweak. CameraTweak has been available for a while now, but it was recently updated to CameraTweak 3 and came with iOS 8 support and a few other features.

CameraTweak 3

CameraTweak for iOS 8 brings extra features to the stock Camera app, such as a time lapse timer, manual focus, exposure, ISO, shutter speed and more. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras are awesome, but the stock camera doesn’t really do justice to the hardware. With this tweak installed, you can take some truly amazing shots with ease.

Using the tweak, you can adjust the resolution of the camera and the FPS when shooting videos. It also comes with four different composition overlays to help you get that perfect pictures.

cameratweak3-1

CameraTweak 3 is available in the BigBoss repo for $1.49 and it is totally worth the money. It is only compatible with iOS 8, if you want the tweak on iOS 7 or earlier devices, you will have to try out CameraTweak 2.

Let us know what you think of this tweak.

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

Allarm cydia tweak in modmyi repository

If you’re not a morning person, but are forced to wake up early to go to work, school etc, then you probably set back to back alarms. Allarm is a new Cydia tweak that allows you to turn on all alarms in one tap.

Allarm

A very simple yet functional tweak that will save a few seconds every night. After installing the tweak, you’ll see a Toggle All Alarms button when you set an alarm. If you have set back to back alarms for every half hour, you can simply use this tweak to turn on or off all the alarms. Very useful for the lazy ones and the sleepy-heads.

allarm-screen

There is another way of doing this, and that is with the help of Siri. Simply say Enable all alarms or Disable all alarms and Siri will do what this tweak does. So, is this a useful tweak? Well, maybe for some.

Allarm is not compatible with iPad as of now and will only work on iOS 8 or later. It’s available in Cydia for free right now. Let us know if you’re going to check this tweak out.

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

iOS 8.1.1 firmware icon

If you haven’t updated to iOS 8.1.2 yet, it’s time you did as Apple is no longer signing the iOS 8.1.1 firmware. Those who are enjoying a jailbreak on their iOS 8.1.1 devices, should update to iOS 8.1.2 and use the TaiG 1.2 tool to jailbreak.

ios-8-1-1

It’s always better to be on the latest iOS firmware and there have been reports of Apple releasing another minor iOS 8.1.3 update. If you’re still on iOS 8.1.1 when iOS 8.1.3 is released and that patches the TaiG jailbreak, then you won’t be able to update to iOS 8.1.2. You’ll lose the jailbreak and will have to update to iOS 8.1.3. That’s not likely going to happen, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

You can update to iOS 8.1.2 using the OTA method from General>About>Software Update. However, we recommend that you download the iOS 8.1.2 IPSW file and do an update using iTunes. This is a much better method if you’re planning on jailbreaking using the TaiG 1.2 tool on Windows.

Cydia Alternative Jailbreak Store iMods Demo

A new Cydia alternative store called iMods was shown off on video recently. Cydia, as most of you know, is the only place to download and install all your favorite jailbreak tweaks from. It’s like the app store equivalent for Apple’s App Store. Now, a new alternative has presented itself and it’s called iMods.

iMods-1

iMods is very much like Cydia, but is still in beta and doesn’t have nearly as many repositories as Cydia. However, this new alternative jailbreak tweaks store has a much cleaner and nicer looking user interface. There are also some new things such as your personal profile, a Featured page like the App Store, a Wishlist and other cool features.

In the video demo, you’ll only be able to see what the app looks and functions like. It doesn’t have any tweaks at the moment, just one theme and a profile. The video does show all the important features and the new ones in a detailed manner. iMods is certainly much prettier than Cydia, but will it work as well as Cydia when its out? Watch the demo video below:

According to a blog post on the iMods website, the store should be out of beta soon. A release date of Fall 2014 has been promised.

Will iMods be better in both the looks and functionality department than Cydia? Would you replace Cydia with this new store or will it just be an alternative when Cydia has problems?

List of iOS 8.1.2 cydia / jailbreak tweaks compatible with TaiG jailbreak

iOS 8.1.2 is currently the latest version of software available for all compatible devices. This firmware can be jailbroken using the TaiG 1.2 tool on Windows. If you are on iOS 8.1.2 and have jailbroken your iOS device, then you probably would be interested in this list. This is an updated list of jailbreak tweaks that are compatible with iOS 8.1.2.

ios-8-1-2-jailbreak-tweaks

Many of the tweaks that worked with previous versions of iOS 8 will still be compatible with iOS 8.1.2. However, there are going to be quite a few tweaks that will either work partially or not work at all. The list, compiled and updated by iAdam1n, shows what works with a certain tweak and what is broken.

For those who want to know if their favorite tweaks work with iOS 8.1.2, this list will come in very useful. You can refer to this list and see if a tweak is fully compatible or not. Sometimes if a tweak is incompatible, it’ll cause crashes and other annoyances.

You can view the complete list with over 1,000 entries over here.

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Download TaiG 1.2.0 jailbreak tool for windows

The latest version of TaiG can now be used to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2. Apple released iOS 8.1.2 yesterday and it fixes certain bugs in iOS 8.1.1. Follow our easy guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using TaiG 1.2 on Windows. The TaiG tool hasn’t been released for Mac yet, hence a Windows tutorial. The steps are similar on a Mac and you can use a Virtual Machine software to run Windows on your Mac and use the TaiG tool.

TaiG-1.2.0

Make sure you backup your iOS device before jailbreaking. You will need to turn off Passcode lock, Touch ID and Find My iPhone. It is also advisable to enable Airplane Mode.

Here’s How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Using TaiG 1.2:

  • Download TaiG 1.2 from our downloads page. Extract it.
  • Launch the TaiG application by right clicking on it and selecting Run as Administrator.
  • Connect your iOS device and wait for TaiG to recognize it.
  • Uncheck the 3K Assistant box and proceed to click on Start.
  • The process should be over in about 30 seconds and your device should reboot.
  • After reboot, unlock your device to find Cydia on your Homescreen.

And you’re jailbroken on iOS 8.1.2. You can now try out your favorite tweaks, which should work fine, on your jailbroken iOS device.

Download TaiG 1.2.0 jailbreak tool for windows

The TaiG team have updated their jailbreak tool to support jailbreaking of iOS 8.1.2 firmware. Apple released iOS 8.1.2 yesterday and it was confirmed that the firmware can be jailbroken using TaiG. And now, you can download TaiG 1.2 and jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 untethered.

TaiG-1.2.0

TaiG 1.2.0 is available for download from our downloads section. A tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using TaiG 1.2.0 will follow soon. Nothing has been changed in the way the TaiG tool functions, just that it can jailbreak the newly released iOS 8.1.2 now.

If you’ve been waiting to update to iOS 8.1.2, you can do so now.

For guides on how to jailbreak and install Cydia:

As we’ve been waiting for Apple to release iOS 8.2, another minor update iOS 8.1.2 was released instead. iOS 8.1.2 fixes a bug that caused ringtones downloaded from the iTunes Store to disappear for some users. Apart from that, there’s nothing new in this update.

Download iOS 8.1.2 links for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS 8.1.2 has the build number 12B440 and is available as an OTA update from Settings>About>Software Update. You could also download the IPSW from the direct links below and upgrade via iTunes.

iOS 8.1.2 Download Links:

If you’ve been facing this ringtone issue, then you probably want to update to iOS 8.1.2. Don’t worry, it doesn’t patch the TaiG jailbreak. It has been confirmed that the iOS 8.1.2 firmware can be jailbroken using the TaiG tool, once it’s updated of course. iH8sn0w posted on Twitter that iOS 8.1.2 doesn’t patch the TaiG jailbreak.

ih8sn0w says iOS 8.1.2 is jailbreak friendly to taig

So yes, jailbreakers too can update to iOS 8.1.2 and not worry. iOS 8.1.2 is only available for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later and iPod Touch 5.

Will you be updating to iOS 8.1.2?

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TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

Saurik, the creator of Cydia, recently voiced his opinion on the newly released TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak. If you’re worried whether TaiG is safe to use, then you shouldn’t worry much as MuscleNerd has already stated that it is pretty safe. However, if you’re not satisfied and want to know more, then Saurik is here to help. In a reply to a comment on Reddit, Saurik talks about whether he trusts the TaiG jailbreak and it is an interesting read.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

According to Saurik, the TaiG jailbreak is probably safe to use. He isn’t sure about the safety because he is not someone who knows a lot about breaking apart a jailbreak tool and examining its working. He says that you should probably listen to MuscleNerd when it comes to these things.

He prefers the Pangu jailbreak over TaiG as the former uses an official Cydia Installation bootstrap and asked for Sauriks help in making the tool bug free. TaiG, on the other hand, isn’t very open about the person behind the jailbreak tool and their recent public announcement doesn’t reveal much either.

Of course, in all likelihood, everything is fine. Even though the identities behind TaiG are unclear, it is itself still an entity trying to build a brand, and has hopefully learned something from their previous miscalculations (which is likely why Cydia is included by default in this jailbreak: to help build back some community trust). MuscleNerd also hopefully knows what he is doing. I used the tool myself a few times this weekend, and other than “bootstrap is modified” (the extent to which I have yet to check) and “doesn’t include a package identifier for the untether” (meaning upgrading it will be confusing), I only got one failure that required me to restore (which at this stage in the firmware life cycle, and for a 1.0.1, is not to be unexpected). There are enough people using it to hopefully catch “phoning home” issues. So, the app is probably safe.

But, if you are really wanting to know “saurik’s opinion”, here it is: I am not the person who can answer the question of whether to trust this tool or not, and you might be better off asking people like MuscleNerd, who has apparently decided to sign off on it not doing anything malicious. That said, my squishier trust analysis leaves me a little wary: I’d love for TaiG to be more upfront about who did this work, to use official Cydia bootstraps, and to coordinate more with respect to bug reports. This reasoning is not, I realize, entirely “practical”, and I am known to sometimes make software judgements on painful moral grounds (such as the few years post-Cycorder where I refused to use ffmpeg, and seriously carried a DVD player around to peoples’ houses to avoid using software those developers had written; I also am somewhat “crippled” as I do not allow myself to use IDA, etc.). As I said: the app is probably safe.

Still, you shouldn’t face any safety issues when you jailbreak using the TaiG tool. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device and you’re on iOS 8.1.1, then you should jailbreak using the TaiG tool anyway.

TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether v1.1.0 Cydia Package

The TaiG team, who released the jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, have updated the Windows tool and also pushed an update to the jailbreak via Cydia. This is a minor update and is only for those who’ve jailbroken their device using the TaiG tool.

Taig-1.1

If you recently used the TaiG Windows tool to jailbreak your iOS device, then you’re going to want to update to the new version. TaiG version 1.1 fixes sandboxing issues with the previous version, so yes it’s nothing a regular user should be concerned about.

To update, you can either download the latest TaiG iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak tool for Windows from our download center. Or you can install the update via Cydia. If you chose the latter option, you will need to add the following repo to your Cydia sources by going to Sources>Edit>Add.

http://apt.taig.com

Once you’ve added the repo, you will see TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether in your list of changes. Simply install and your jailbreak will be updated.

Haven’t jailbroken yet? Try our easy step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.