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Proclivity Cydia alternative how to install tutorial

A new jailbreak tweak management app is now available for iPhone 6 or later users and it wants to replace Cydia. It’s called Proclivity and isn’t ready for consumer use yet. However, a beta version is available if you want to try out this alternative tweak store.

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Remember iMods? Well, this app is very similar to that in terms of design and interface. You can download the Proclivity app from Cydia right now and try it out. Since it’s in beta, you will not have access to many tweaks or repos, but you will get an idea of how things function.

The developers behind Proclivity are calling it a tweak management app rather than a store. Yes, you will still have access to all the tweaks from BigBoss and other repos. You can install, uninstall and manage all your tweaks with ease using this app. One cool feature of Proclivity is that it lets you install tweaks in the background, just like the App Store.

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The app also lets you sync your Cydia account and access all the installed tweaks from your previous devices. There’s a feature called Proclivity-Load that lets you directly use a tweak without having to restart the SpringBoard. The user interface is also very easy to use and uses iOS 8 like animations and blur effects. Below is a video showing the tweak in action.

If you’re interested in trying out Proclivity, you’ll need to have a jailbroken iPhone 6, 6 Plus or the latest iPads. Head on over to Cydia and add the following repo from Sources>Edit>Add:

Install Proclivity preview from the repository and try it out. Let us know what you think of this new store. Will you consider switching from Cydia?

Clap tweak settings

Has it ever happened to you that you forgot where you left your iPhone? Be it at your home, office or a friends place, this can be very annoying, specially if your iPhone is on Silent/Vibrate. Don’t you wish you could just call out to your iPhone and expect a reply? Well, this new tweak called Clap, does just that.

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Clap listens to loud noises such as clapping or shouting and runs in the background on your iPhone. To try and not drain your battery, it only listens at set intervals and responds with a short and loud alarm. Once the tweak is enabled and suppose you misplace your iPhone, you can play the Hide and Clap game with your device. Just like in the movie The Conjuring!

The tweak also has another feature that uses the accelerometer to determine if the device is in motion, so it doesn’t activate itself at the wrong time. You can also easily Enable/Disable the tweak using the Ringer switch on your iPhone. The developer says that the tweak’s effect on the battery is hardly noticeable.

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Clap is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. As of now, it doesn’t support the iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 8. Do you think this tweak will be useful to you?

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

Switchability tweak adds app switcher in Reachability view

A new Cydia tweak called Switchability brings the iOS App Switcher to the Reachability view on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Making the best of all the empty space when you turn on Reachability.

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Switchability lets you use the App Switcher from the Reachability view, making it easier to switch apps instead of double tapping the Home button every time. The tweak comes with plenty of options and gives a 3D or 2D Card like App Switcher, similar to how the Tabs appear in the Safari app. You also get other options that let you change the Title font, Space, adjust size of the Reachability view and more.

Once enabled, you’ll simply have to Double Tap the TouchID/Home button to launch Reachability and the App Switcher. Tap on an app card to switch to that app or swipe left to disable it. At the bottom of the App Switcher, you’ll also find options to close all apps and add your favorite apps.

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Like what this tweak does? You can download Switchability from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for $1.99. The tweak can do with some improvements, but it is a great idea and works quite well too. Try it out, if you wish, and let us know what you think.

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WiFi Booster for iOS 8 jailbreak tweak

Sometimes, if a WiFi network doesn’t have a strong signal, your iOS device will not show it in the WiFi options. The iOS Settings app doesn’t show a network below a certain signal strength. That doesn’t mean that you cannot connect to it, but iOS doesn’t let you. To get rid of that problem, there’s a new tweak available in Cydia right now, called WiFi Booster.

WiFi Booster

Like its name, the tweak boosts WiFi reception on your iOS device and displays every available network in range, including the weak ones. It also shows the MAC address of the WiFi network along with true signal strength.

Therefore, using the WiFi Booster tweak, you can connect to a network that would otherwise be impossible to connect to. This tweak isn’t new, it’s been available on iOS 7 and older for sometime now. However, it was recently updated with support for iOS 8.

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WiFi Booster isn’t a free tweak and will cost you $1.99. Is it worth it? Well, we’ll let you decide that. If you were already using WiFi Booster on iOS 7, then the update is free on iOS 8.

Try it out and let us know what you think of this tweak.

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DoubleTapToSleep Cydia tweak in BigBoss repo

Does your iOS device have a broken or problematic Home button? Do you hate using AssistiveTouch to lock your screen or put your device to sleep? Well, this new tweak should solve that problem. DoubleTapToSleep is a new Cydia tweak that does exactly what the name suggests.

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Once you install this tweak, you can simply double tap on your homescreen or the lockscreen to put your device to sleep. Simple as that. There are no options to fiddle with, just a straight-to-the-point tweak.

DoubleTapToSleep will work with all the new iPhones and iPads and yes, it supports iOS 8. The tweak is available for free in the BigBoss repo. Another tweak called Smart Tap, which wakes your device using the double tap gesture is also useful. However, you cannot use them both together unless the developers add other gestures or custom gestures to activate these tweaks.

Both these features have been taken from the Android ecosystem and can be very useful. What do you think of this tweak?

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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