Category Archives: iPad Jailbreak Tweaks
iPad is one of the most revolutionary products that have been developed by Apple. Apart from the many officially supported apps, the device can be jailbroken to perform a lot of different functions that are not possible with the stock iPad. Once jailbroken, you can tweak your iPad by installing various jailbreak apps and tweaks. In this guide book we have compiled numerous tips, tricks and how to tutorials for different iPad jailbreak tweaks that both novice and experienced users can use. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Additionally, we would highly appreciate if you can share this guide book with your friends and family.
Many expected that launch of iOS 5.1 by Apple last month must have contained Siri for iPad in the list of new enhancements but unfortunately there was no such thing there. For now, iPad users have to work with an alternate known as “Voice Dictation” that is featured in the release of iOS 5.1. It is not Siri, but it is better than to have nothing on your iPad.
Another great alternate for users is to install Spire on their iPads. You can install Spire on any non-iPhone 4S iDevice that could be an iPad 1 or 2, iPhone 4, or even an iPod touch. The use of Spire on iPhone 4 may change your mind to spend more dollars on iPhone 4S just for using Siri.
Recently, a new tweak has been created by Developer iPodHAcks142 that can help improve things for the many iPad users running Spire. With this new tweak, you can get better results from the areas in which Spire still lacks and one of the reason why it is considered next to Siri on the iPhone 4S.
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‘Full Siri GUI for iPad 1/2’ tweak changes the color of the background of all iOS device with the nice, grey linen background replacing the bleak jet-black backdrop set by default in Spire. You can also experience visual improvements in both small-declared and fullscreen modes.
Even though, users find Spire a very helpful feature but its large, unpleasent backdrop drops its ratings in the eyes of the users. The black background may looks pleasant to some users but for most it is annoying.
Since, there is no update available of Spire for iOS 5.1, you can install Full Siri GUI for iPad 1 and 2 on iOS 5.0.1. You can get your free download from the ModMyi repository, that is a default in your Cydia source list unless you have already delete it.
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Let us know about your feedback and your experience with Spire in the comments below!11
I bet you might also have come across such a situation where you really and deliberately wanted to block the calls, voice calls or texts from a particular person, be it bothersome telemarketers, your previous partner, an uncle who acts as a detective on your activities or just an annoying friend. Now the question is, is this possible with iPhone? Unfortunately Apple iOS has not offered any such facility but this can still be done once you Jailbroken your iPhone. In this article we will explain how to block unwanted calls and text messages on iPhone.
After you have jailbroken your iPhone, you can instantly get all such numbers blocked that have been troubling you using the iBlacklist app. This app has been made available through Cydia amd enables you to block all calls and text messages from the list of contacts that you have placed in the blacklist. The app is available for $12.99.
How to Block Unwanted Calls and Text Messages on iPhone
- Launch Cydia on your iPhone. After it launches, type in <iBlacklist> in the search bar. Click on it once it appears in the search list.
- Follow the given instructions for downloading and make the payment for iBlacklist. Once the download completes, click to close Cydia and get back to your Home screen.
- Click the iBlacklist app and open it from the available apps list.
- Select Blacklists in the main menu. You will be shown the current blacklisted groups and contacts. In order to add a new contact to the list click on the Add New Blacklist. ( you will have to select between the manual addition of the number and/or adding a number from your contact list, recent call log or the recent text conversation).
- Once you confirm the contact to be blacklisted, search for the red call icon in the configuration roll. Turn it on and this will now block these numbers. The red message icon can also be turned on if you want to block text messages.
- When you get the call from the number that you want to block, click on the Action to be performed and select how you want the call to be terminated. You can either opt for the call to directly go to the voicemail or get it automatically hung up. It can also be given a busy signal response and can be blocked directly without making your phone ring.
- Click on the blue button in order to add the contact to your blacklist. The contact will be blocked from there on and the changes will automatically be saved.
That’s all you need to do in order to blacklist contacts or numbers on iPhone.
iPad has many versatile features among which multiple user account is one of the most distinct one for all those enthusiasts willing to share their iPads with more than one user. This feature allows one iPad to be shared with multiple users all of whom would have complete privacy. This enables you to share your iPad with your parents and with your children or even with your wife. Multiple user account feature allows each user to completely customize the wallpapers, settings, apps, springboard etc without anybody else’s interference.
So far, multi-user account feature has not appeared in the official iOS. Instead, there is an app in Cydia for you to accomplish this. If you have Jailbroken your iPad, you can easily access Cydia apps which will enable this feature for you to switch between multiple user accounts on the same iPad.
Note: If you have no idea what is Jailbreaking, spare some time to visit www.jailbreakme.com, because its web based descriptive jailbreak method is as simple as abc. Just make sure to backup your personal data before starting the Jailbreak and ensure not to perform it without any backup. We also suggest you to spare some time and go through our comprehensive iPad User Guide.
The app is called iUsers and here’s how to download and use it:
- Open Cydia and press “Add”
- Write “cydia.iblogeek.com” to save this link as a new repository
- Now you may search for iUsers
How to Enable Multiple User Accounts on iPad
- Press Settings and Choose Extensions and select iUsers.
- Now you can add users by tapping add user and by selecting a passcode. Furthermore, you can choose to provide full or limited admin access to a user.
- After creating a new user, you can switch among different users by just going on your iPad’s lock screen and tapping on the Accounts button which can be located on the corner. This button will show a user selector.
This feature was first found on the source from MacStories. They claim that iUsers need to reboot Springboard in order to activate, so this is quite possible that this feature might not work with backups. So do consider this drawback before applying this handy feature. It is the most recommended feature, Apple should add into upcoming iOS firmware since iOS 5 has already introduced a lot of features that eliminate the need for a jailbreak.
You may look at the following video to have a precise demonstration of using this feature.
With the arrival of OTA (Over-the air) updates, Apple has provided its usebase a considerable handiness in exploring the iPhone or iPad. As a result, you get two major benefits i.e. you dont have to always be infront of your computer to update the iOS. This is further supported by the fact that recent updates are quite smaller as compared to the previous ones, so you they wont need much time even if you update your iOS over the air.
You might have previously experienced that OTA updates, on the flip side, cause to create a frustrating situation for Jailbreakers as well as for potential Jailbreakers. Besides the fact that almost all Jailbreakers stay away from OTA updates like the plague, potential Jailbreakers (i.e. those having iPhone 4S) are also just avoiding, and desperately waiting for an untethered Jailbreak in the near future.
It seems useless to say that the iPhone 4S Jailbreak is taking more time to get completed.In order to aggravate the situation, Apple is now thrusting annoying notification badges on the Settings App just the same as a prompt indicating that a delta update for iOS 5.0.1 is now available to be downloaded and installed.
However, this gets out of vogue very fast, particularly if you are not planning on ever updating with the OTA mode. Much to your surprise, a new Jailbreak tweak has been introduced namely noOTA badge that really helps getting rid of the cranky notification badge on Settings app.
The video embedded below explains how you can download and use the noOTA badge to remove OTA notifications from your screen.
There have been many Jailbreaking tweaks, which you can find on many online websites. One of the most interesting and astounding Jailbreak tweaks Xpandr, is a decent yet powerful Jailbreaking tool. It is a simple tool that enables you to create a library of different shortcuts for snippets of texts which can be used in different URLs, predefined texts, addresses etc.
Since, iOS 5 has not been Jailbroken yet, which apparently means you cannot use the Xpandr anymore. But, fortunately, Apple was inspired by this tweak and therefore introduced this tweak as an inbuilt feature in iOS 5. Continue reading the posts to know how to create and use text shortcuts in iPhone or iPad on iOS 5.
iOS 5 has unlocked a new feature which enables you to create a shortcut for specific text actions like signature in an email, URL links and other text snippets that you tend to use again and again. So, instead of writing the words each time you can assign a shortcut function through this feature to perform the same action with just a few taps.
Here in the screenshot above we have assigned a shortcut of ‘drv’ to the phrase ‘I’m driving right now. I’ll call you later’. Now each time we will write drv on our text area, it would automatically be expanded to I’m driving right now. I’ll call you later.
You can give the short forms to practically countless phrases which can save your time.
How to Create and Use Text Shortcuts in iPhone and iPad on iOS 5:
There is no simple task than assigning a shortcut to it:
- Tap on Settings
- Goto General
- Tap on Keyboard
- Tap on Shortcuts
- Now tap on “+” icon
- Add a phrase and assign a shortcut for this.
- You are done!
Now you may start using these assigned shortcuts anywhere while writing in your iPhone or iPad. iOS 5 will automatically replace the shortcut with the associated word or phrase or URL etc.
Please provide your feedback, to help regarding this feature, by posting a comment.
Autocorrection bar is a useful tweak for iPhone users. All you need to do is to enable iOS’s built in but unseen autocorrect bar. The manual process for turning autocorrect bar on is very time consuming and complex, but if your device is jailbroken, you can use autocorrect bar jailbreak tweak to enable the autocorrect bar. The Autocorrect bar tweak for jailborken devices comes with more enhancements than built-in autocorrect bar.
The Autocorrection bar tweak comes with upsides and downsides. The advantage of using autocorrect tweak is that it can quickly enable autocorrect bar as compared to manual method. Another additional feature available in the tweak is an ‘Action Button’ that performs direct actions from the autocorrect bar. You can use it with Action menu, that was also developed by the same developer named Ryan Petrich. The disadvantage of this tweak is that you have to jailbreak your device in order to use autocorrection bar tweak.
How to Quickly Enable iOS Hidden Autocorrect Bar:
Have a look at the video below to understand the working of this tweak.
You can download Autocorrect Bar from Cydia for free.
If you feel that Autocorrect bar is not working well for you, or you do not find it useful, you can always disable it on your device.
Your personal information like contacts, emails, messages and social networking account information is just protected behind a sliding button in iPhone or iPad. This personal information could be bare to others even if you have enabled your default security system on your iOS device. The default security system could be easily broken by a single hijacking method that every new hacker might have known. As far as the vulnerability is concerned, you should not only consider outside interference but should also protect your iOS device from those who live along with you i.e., your friends and mates. The default security of Apple iOS has got little but no security measures for its users to protect data and personal information.
So in order to protect your personal information from such interference you must take necessary steps not because it is essential but its worth it. Locktopus, a new Cydia App, is specifically designed to protect all your information that you want to keep confidential from others. Locktopus allows you to password protect your iOS applications directly from the SpringBoard interface. It protects your applications using a master password and gives access to only those who know the master password. Ultimately it provides you the best of the security measure that are available for iOS.
- The application is installed on only Jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch with the iOS 4.x and older.
- Locktopus is perfect even in multitasking bar available on 4.x iOS firmware.
How to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPod Touch?
In order to appropriately know about how to use Locktopus Cydia App to password protect apps on iPhone and iPod Touch you may watch the below video.
Regarding this application you may help us finding the better way on how to use it efficiently by posting your comment below.
If there’s one thing we would like to highlight on your iOS 5 devices, it would be the new Notification Center features. Finally, we have got hold of the near final beta version of IntelliScreenX, which certainly is amongst the most awaited jailbreak apps that seamlessly works with iOS 5 Notification Center.
IntelliScreenX provides you with new and improved ways to interact with your Notification Center. IntelliScreenX has a new pull-down menu, which literally shows you all the notifications.
That’s not all, you can access Twitter, Facebook, RSS and email with convenience. IntelliScreenX allows you to communicate and post updates and status messages on Twitter and Facebook without leaving the Notification Center. Even better, you can do a lot of this even when the screen is locked.
Here’s a full preview on how to improve iPhone and iPad Notification Center with IntelliScreenX.
In the past, we have found another similar app like IntelliScreenX, called Lock Info. Though there may be users out there who dig the features of LockInfo and the creativity of its developers, LockInfo implements much the same features albeit in a complicated way.
Apparently, with the IntelliScreenX, two-way communication method is excellent. Once tested, you can actually see how everything has become so easy, quick, fun and spontaneous. Your Twitter timeline is pushed in real time and in just a swipe your RSS Feeds are updated. Facebook and email works similarly in perspective.
IntelliScreenX will definitely work for those who have found Notification Center to be part of their daily routine. The features will come out naturally as you get used to it. If you’ve been working every day and can’t get your fingers off your iPhone, the IntelliScreenX will be perfect for you.
If you want to get your hands on this app, you can purchase it at ModMyi repo for $9.99. You can also avail a free trial to see how it goes on your device.
Have you tried the IntelliScreenX ? Do share your thoughts with us.