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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.

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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.

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.

BattSaver

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

For tutorials on how to jailbreak and install Cydia:

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.

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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

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.

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

http://repo.rpdev.info

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

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.

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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.

For guides on how to jailbreak and install Cydia:

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

Cydia Installer 1.1.16 Released

A new version of Cydia Installer was released yesterday and fixes several bugs encountered in the previous versions. Saurik is working very hard to bring stability to the iOS 8 jailbreak and it looks like he’s finally done it. Cydia 1.1.16 is very stable and fixes all known bugs so far.

Cydia 1.1.16

Cydia 1.1.16 is now available as an essential upgrade from Cydia. It brings the following bug fixes:

iOS 8 “Restore from Backup” Fixed

This update fixes an important bug in Cydia 1.1.14 and 1.1.15 on iOS 8: if you used “restore from backup” in iTunes after your first use of Cydia, you needed to reinstall this package to make sure your device could safely reboot with a passcode enabled.

It should now be OK to use the iTunes “restore from backup” feature without needing to then reinstall Cydia Installer afterward to avoid reboot problems.

Increase iOS 8 Multitask Timeout

Cydia automatically refreshes the package catalog if it was suspended too long. This timeout is now set to 15 minutes. It had previously been only 15 seconds, because that’s what I was using to test this feature, and I forgot to change it back. (Doh.)

Improved App Store Redirect Block

The initial version of this feature turned out to only be partially effective: we have done wider testing and have improved our iTunes URL detection.

Login Dialog on iPad Works Now

Apparently, logging in to an account on an iPad would not reload the login dialog, making it seem like you needed to log in again?! This is now fixed.

If you’re on a jailbroken iOS 8 device, you need to launch Cydia and install this update. It is highly recommended that you install this update. Once you’re done installing, you will be asked to reboot your device.

Have you jailbroken your device yet? If not, you can follow our how to Jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 guide.

PullToRespring Cydia tweak

When you’re on a jailbroken device, it’s always useful to have a Respring or Reboot button easily accessible. A new Cydia tweak called PullToRespring has been released for iOS 8, which lets you Respring your device from the Settings app.

PulltoRespring

The iOS 8 jailbreak is only a few weeks old, hence the low number of tweaks that work without any issues. There are other tweaks, such as Power Tap, that provide Reboot, Respring and other options in a much more simpler way. However, PullToRespring is also an useful tweak to try out.

After installing PullToRespring, you can simply open the Settings app and pull down to Respring your device. Nothing more to configure, a very simple and to-the-point tweak.

You can download PulltoRespring from the BigBoss repo for free.

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

iFile for iOS 8 released

Some very useful and popular Cydia tweaks received updates recently. The updates make these compatible with iOS 8 and later. If you’ve jailbroken your iDevice using the new iOS 8 – 8.1.x Pangu jailbreak, then you would definitely want to get these tweaks.

First up, the popular and powerful file management tool for jailbroken iOS devices, iFile, has been given iOS 8 support. iFile 2.1.0-1 also gets full iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support, apart from bug fixes and improvements.

iFile

Here’s the full changelog for iFile 2.1.0-1:

Enhancements

  • Added Hebrew localization.
  • Added iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support.
  • Added icons for iPhone 6 Plus.
  • During search in file list the search magnifying glass icon gets replaced with an activity indicator.

Fixes

  • Fixed problem in not listing some external viewers, e.g. Whatsapp, Dropbox, iMovie etc.
  • Fixed issue that Bluetooth transfers via GameKit were not working on iOS 7+ anymore.
  • Fixed issue that stored URL from a 2nd tab will be stored back to 1st tab.
  • Fixed that status bar was black on black in Audio Player.
  • Fixed bug in Box SDK that lead to crash on launch on iOS 8.
  • Updated “Pull down to refresh” arrow with iOS 7 styled one on iOS 7 and later.
  • Fixed that integer numbers containing a decimal indicator (, or .) got interpreted as floats in Property List Editor number fields.

The new iFile update is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. To get all the features, you will need to pay.

Another useful tweak, MyWi, has been updated to work on iOS 8. MyWi is perhaps the best solution for tethering on your jailbroken device. You get a tonne of options to play with when using MyWi for tethering.

MyWi 8

MyWi 8 brings iOS 8 and iPhone 6/6 Plus support, however, this release is still in beta. Due to this being in beta, Bluetooth/OnDemand Tethering and Instant Hotspot isn’t available. Also, there is no status bar icon as of now.

You can download MyWi from Cydia for $19.99 if you’re a new user. If you’re not and already had it before, then you get this update for free.

Popular Control Center tweak, CCSettings, has also received an update giving it iOS 8 support. This tweak allows you to install extra toggles than the standard ones that iOS 8 comes with.

CCSettings iOS 8

The new toggles will be accessible by swiping left to right on the Toggles bar in Control Center. You can use the tweak to re-arrange all the toggles and also remove stock ones. It’s available in the BigBoss repo for free.

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

Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether 0.4 in Cydia

An update for the Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether is now available from Cydia. This update fixes certain bugs present in previous versions that caused overheating and app crashes in 32-bit iOS devices. These devices include the iPhone 4s/5, iPod touch 5, iPad 2/3/4 and iPad mini 1.

Pangu 0.4

To install Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether version 0.4 on your device, you will need to launch Cydia. Once you open Cydia, you should be notified of changes/updates. Select the Pangu Untether, tap on Modify and Upgrade. After the update is installed, you will be asked to reboot your device.

This update is recommended for both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS devices, as it’s always good be on the latest version of any software. If any of you are still facing any problems after upgrading, please use the comments section to let us know.

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