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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.

Proclivity

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?

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ConvoPics Jailbreak Tweak For iOS

Here are three new Cydia tweaks that you may want to try out over the weekend on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Air Traffic Control – Disable Airplane Mode Alerts

Air Traffic Control jailbreak tweak for iOS

Air Traffic Control is a jailbreak tweak developed by Clay Freeman that will allow you to disable Airplane Mode alerts when you are launching applications. The tweak requires iOS 7 or later to properly work and there are no options to configure. It’s free to download from the default BigBoss repository in Cydia.

CalcBase – Swipe To Change Base In Calculator

CalcBase jailbreak tweak in landscape mode

A free jailbreak tweak called CalcBase by iOS developer FreezingFyre allows you to change between Bases 2, 10 and 16 in the stock Calculator app. All you have to do is simply swipe your iOS device’s screen to convert. CalcBase requires iOS 7 or higher and has no options to configure. You can download the tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

ConvoPics – Enables Conversation List Pictures

ConvoPics Jailbreak Tweak For iOS

ConvoPics is a  jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 that enables the iPhone 6 Plus’ conversation list pictures on the stock Messages app for all iOS devices. There are no options to configure for this tweak and you can download it from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for free.

What do you think of these tweaks? Are you going to try any other them? Let us know in the comments below.

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