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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.

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.

Aeternum screenshot without labels

During the iPhone 6/6 Plus event in October, Apple also announced the Apple Watch. A wearable iOS device that comes with its own distinctive Watch OS. Many really liked the Watch user interface and to be honest, it does look better than the iOS interface. Now, what if you could run the same UI on your iOS device? Well, you can, thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Aeternum.


There have been a few other tweaks that bring the Apple Watch UI to the iOS device, but this has to be the best one out of the lot. This is a fully functional Apple Watch UI, not just a theme and you get plenty of options. You can re-arrange the app icons according to your preference or in order of most used. The tweak also lets you enable/disable the dock, but the tweak looks best without the dock.

When you tap and hold to rearrange or remove an app, the apps start spinning in different directions, which looks great. All the other animations are butter smooth and tapping on an app will indeed open it.


If you want to use your own set of app icons, you can do that by adding your icons to the tweak location via iFile etc. Don’t want the tweak to display app names, there’s a toggle for that too.


All in all, this is a great tweak that changes the look of your iOS device. Aeternum is available in the BigBoss repo for $2.99. Try it out and let us know how you liked this tweak. Yes, you’re going to need a jailbroken device.

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

betterfivetweaks screenshot

Here are two new Cydia tweaks that you may find useful on your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Of course, you can use these tweaks on other iOS devices as well, but since the new iPhones have larger screens, these tweaks are most useful on them. With these tweaks, you can add a fifth icon to your dock and a fifth column of apps to your homescreen, giving you access to more apps in one screen.


BetterFiveIconDock does what the name suggests, you simply get to place an extra app on the dock. Since the new iPhones have more screen estate and plenty of gap between apps, adding another app to the dock doesn’t make it look ugly. It’s actually quite useful.


BetterFiveColumnHomescreen adds an entire new column of apps to your homescreen, so you get to place an extra six apps on your homescreen. Even with the extra apps, there is still space between them. Although, in landscape mode, the apps will get a little cramped.


To install BetterFiveIconDock and BetterFiveColumnHomescreen, you’re going to have to add the following repo to your sources.

Adding a repo is easy. Open Cydia>Sources>Edit>Add and type in the repo address. Once it’s added, you should see the tweaks in the Changes tab. Both of these tweaks are free to install and don’t come with any options to configure. If you have any other SpringBoard altering tweaks installed, these tweaks will not go well.

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

detailedbatteryusage cydia tweak screenshot

Do you want to know which app or process is using the most battery on your iOS device? Well, there’s a new tweak called DetailedBatteryUsage that provides you access to a battery usage menu used by Apple during development. Thanks to developer Hamza Sood, you can now find out what apps have been using the most CPU, GPU, Display etc. The tweak can do a lot more.


DetailedBatteryUsage unlocks a hidden menu in the Settings app, under General>Usage. The new Usage menu now shows a graph along with detailed information of what’s using the battery. For a regular user this may not be very important, but if you’re someone who likes to squeeze extra battery life from your iPhone or want to find the culprit for all the battery drain, then this tweak can come in very handy.


You can also view detailed battery usage information for every app on your device and look at graphs etc. Details about system daemons, which are basically background system processess, can also be viewed from the menu.

If you want to give this tweak a try, download it for free from Cydia. This tweak will only work on iOS 8 or later.

For more jailbreak tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, check out our Cydia Tweak List page.

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5101 Released For iOS

Saurik, aka Jay Freeman, has issued a new update for Cydia Substrate, bringing the version to 0.9.5101. This update is meant for the tweak developers as it incorporates some improvements and bug fixes to the substrate.

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5101

Another update, Cydia Substrate 0.9.5100 was pushed prior to 0.9.5101, but it had a bug that needed fixing. If you happen to be a jailbreak tweak developer, it is a must that you upgrade to the latest version. Regular users should also update nevertheless. Here’s the changelog;

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5101

Fixes an incompatibility introduced in 0.9.5100 with some combinations of extensions (the most common conflict was having both CC Settings and GroovyLock).

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5100

Includes features requested by developers, so their extensions may require this update: it can inject into more iOS 8 daemons, find more private symbols, move more arm64 instructions, and hook even shorter armv7 functions.

To upgrade Cydia Substrate, simply launch Cydia and Refresh sources. You should see the update in the Changes tab.

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Don’t forget to check out our Cydia Tweak List page to explore more tweaks for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

what is jailbreaking an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch infographic

Majority of iOS users will not know what jailbreaking is and most of those who have heard of it, think that it is illegal, unsafe and voids the warranty. All of that is untrue and this infographic will show you why.

iOS jailbreaking is quite safe, unless you use the Cydia Store to download pirated apps, tweaks etc. It is definitely not illegal and it will not void your warranty. You can undo a jailbreak and get your device back to stock, removing all traces of the jailbreak. It is safe because there’s a failsafe for when things go wrong, when there’s a bad tweak on your device. A Safe Mode will enable you to remove any bad tweaks and have your iOS device functioning normally.

There are a lot of things you can do after jailbreaking your iOS device. You can pretty much change the way the interface looks on your device. In short, Jailbreaking is awesome!


Thanks to Q-Quan for making this infographic and thanks to the jailbreaking community for all the jailbreaks, tweaks and more. Also, thanks to the creator of Cydia, Saurik aka Jay Freeman.

Do you still think Jailbreaking is bad?

For tutorials on how to jailbreak and install Cydia on Mac OS X and Windows:

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