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Video: How to Place Widgets in the Reachability View on Your iPhone (Jailbreak Tweak)

You know what all of these Cydia tweaks are for? They’re to fill-in the gaps that Apple has put on its devices. Today, we’re talking about the actual gap that you see when you double-press the Home button on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The actual screen falls down and creates a gap on the top to bring everything on the screen closer to your hand (but that gap doesn’t actually contain anything useful that you can do). To make good use of that space, or reachability view, you can place some widgets there. So that when you feel …

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Video: How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 (TaiG Method) (Updated 01.18.15)

UPDATED 01.18.15 – Works for iOS 8.1.2 and updated the URL for the english version of Taig. Lately the Chinese have been on a roll with jailbreaks. First Pangu for jailbreaking iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, and now another Chinese developer team called TaiG has a new jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2 (and iOS 8.2 Beta). As with the Pangu and most jailbreaking tools, it’s fairly simple to do. Plug in the iPhone, turn off some settings, and click a button. Viola! Jailbroken, Cydia installed, and you’re good to go. It is important to note, however, that this is another early …

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How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 and Install Cydia (Pangu Method) (Video) (UPDATED 11.02.14)

The Chinese developer team called Pangu has struck again. The team that originally jailbroke iOS 7.1 has just released their tool to jailbreak iOS 8.1. In a similar fashion to their old toolkit, you just need to download it, plug in your iPhone/iPad, and then click the jailbreak button and viola! Jailbroken. Now, in a slightly less similar fashion to their old toolkit, though, you’ll need to manually install Cydia after (but it’s not hard, don’t worry). Some caveats before we begin. Make sure you have backed up your device in iTunes (and maybe even backup all your photos, too) before …

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How To Interop Unlock The Huawei Ascend W1

All apps run in a secured environment, usually referred to as the “sandbox”, and this makes sure that the running app cannot manipulate or damage the software it is running on in any form. By applying the Interop Unlock, you can widen the margins of that sandbox and allow apps to get additional capabilities. With the help of these apps you can further customize your phone. The Huawei Ascend W1 is best known for being the only Windows Phone 8 smartphone to allow installing custom ROMs. A custom ROM is an unofficial version or variant of the operating system software. Since it is not …

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How to Enable Animated Gifs in the Photos App (Video)

Oh, gifs. What would the internet be without you? Showing us how someone epic-ly failed over and over, or how a squirrel has better acting chops than the entire cast of certain movies; they’re just an inherent part of the web like social networks and cats. So when you download one for offline entertainment on your iPhone and it doesn’t move when you view it? It can be a sad affair. Luckily, the GifViewer tweak available on the Cydia store can solve this crucial dilemma for you with a quick install and no settings needed to adjust. Just download and …

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How to Get the iOS 6 Status Bar in iOS 7 (Video)

With iOS 8 just around the corner, maybe you’re feeling like iOS is just slipping away from you. The new flat and transparent styling is just too new age for you and you miss the good old days of gradients and layers. Well, if you’re jailbroken, there are still a few ways for you to get back to that former look you miss so much. From iOS 6 inspired themes for Winterboard to iOS 6 notification icon badges, there’s plenty of ways to at least get the look of iOS 6 back. Some of those tweaks, however, might leave the …

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How to Get iOS 6 Icon Badges in iOS 7 (Video)

Do you grave a bit of the old school style of iOS 6? Want to see how many notifications you have on each app icon in a less flat sort of way? Well then, you are in luck. Thanks to a jailbreak tweak developer, you can actually get those notifications back quite easily. This tweak, in conjunction with Winterboard, allows you to finish off that iOS 6 look that you were perhaps going for with a custom theme. Best of all, it’s free. Here’s how to install it: I. Jailbreak your iPhone/iPad 1. To do this procedure you must be …

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How to Add Previews When Swiping Between Message Threads in iOS 7 (Video)

Thanks to this handy, free jailbreak tweak from the Cydia store, you can add some fun swiping effects to your message threads. Swipe between each thread and have a message preview popup as well as other little tweaks. Check it out: I. Jailbreak your iPhone/iPad 1. To do this procedure you must be jailbroken. If you aren’t, you can head to our How to Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 (the latest version at the time of writing this). Once done with that procedure and you have Cydia installed, head back here to continue. II. Install MessageSwiper7 1. Open Cydia. 2. Tap Search in the bottom right corner. …

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How to Get Unlimited Skips in iTunes Radio in iOS 7 (Video)

If you get annoyed by the ads and limited number of skips you can use while listening to your favorite stations in iTunes Radio, I feel your pain. Sometimes you don’t want to listen to an entire Adele song and shouldn’t be forced to under any circumstances. Luckily though a jailbreak tweak developer has come to the rescue. Simple download his tweak called iTunes Radio Unlimited, open iTunes Radio, and begin skipping along happily. It evens removes some of the ads as a bonus. Take a look below for how to install it and see it in action. I. Jailbreak …

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How to Add More Power Down Options to iOS 7 (Video)

If you’ve ever wished there was a simpler way to reboot, respring, or boot into safe mode on your iPhone running iOS 7, then you’re in luck (oddly enough). A jailbreak tweak called PowerDown, free in the Cydia store, allows you to simply install it and then immediately have such options in the same place that you would find power off –by holding down the power button for a few seconds. Simple solution to a problem you might not have known you had? Sure. Worth the price of free to have it? Sure. Here’s how to install it and what …

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How to Enable a Flicking Gesture in the iOS 7 Keyboard for Alternative Keys (Video)

Custom keyboards may be coming in iOS 8, but for those of us without time machines, jailbreak tweaks come to the rescue. This one in particular called AltKeyboard and costing $2.99 from the Cydia store, allows you to use flicking to make typing faster. You can flick up to get alternate keys (hence the name I’d assume) and down to get capital letters (reducing the need for the shift key). In addition to this flicking fun, you can also swipe from the sides to move the cursor, swipe on enter to dismiss an autosuggestion, swipe on the shift key to …

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How to Send Read Receipts Only When You Begin to Type in iOS 7 (Video)

Don’t you hate it when you check one of your friends iMessages but you’re not quite ready to respond then later you get an angry text about how they saw you read it? Well, if so, you should probably reconsider your friends, but you can also try out this little jailbreak tweak that allows you to set it so that read receipts are only sent when you begin to type instead of when you open the message. The tweak is called TypeRead, it costs $0.99, and has a few other features to check out. Here we go. I. Jailbreak your …

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How to Bring Useful Information to the Lockscreen in iOS 7 (Video)

The lockscreen in iOS 7 isn’t the most useful if we’re honest. Thanks to jailbreaking developers though there are a few good options for replacing said boring lockscreen with something with a bit more usefulness. One of the best ones out there happens to be named LockInfo7. This tweak, costing $4.99 from the Cydia store, allows you to bring all sorts of info including emails, messages, weather, calendar events, and more. You can even try it out for 30 days free. Here’s how to install it and set it up. I. Jailbreak your iPhone/iPad 1. To do this procedure you …

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How to Flash a ROM on the Huawei Ascend W1

Many users of the Huawei Ascend W1 haven’t even received the first GDR-update for Windows Phone 8, because the Chinese company decided to simply not roll out the update in many regions. For the affected users there’s only one way to get the latest updates, and that would be by flashing a ROM. This allows you to install another upgradeable version of the operating system, so that you can receive future updates, which are rolled out by Microsoft, not Huawei, in the form of the company’s Developer Preview program. Flashing a ROM onto the Huawei Ascend W1 isn’t as easy as on …

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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on iOS 7.1.1 / 7.1.2 (Pangu Method) (Video)

Well, the normal team didn’t do it, but there is now a (albeit slightly shady looking) jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. Using a downloadable .exe file from a team calling themselves Pangu, you can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by clicking a few things on your computer with the device plugged in. There are a few concerns, however, and why most places are calling this method slightly shady. The first being the sheer size of the program itself, a whopping 70 MBs for what is essentially a script with a pretty UI, a plethora of question marks throughout the …

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