Posts tagged "Cydia"

Jay Freeman, Cydia Creator, Talks Apple and Open OS

Jay Freeman, aka “Saurik,” is renowned for a name that is on every jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch: Cydia, the alternative to Apple’s App Store. First released in February 2008 by Freeman, Cydia quickly became the guiding light for the jailbreak community.

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Jailbreak: Set Google Maps as Default App

The numerous issues with Apple's official Maps app since its introduction back with the launch of iOS 6 have rendered it almost impossible to use towards a user's overall benefit, for many. Thankfully, however, Google finally released an iPhone-compatible client for its Google Maps service. Dubbed just that, Google Maps is a very noteworthy alternative for your mapping requirements especially with Apple Maps' bugs in mind. The only problem? It can't be set as the default maps app of your choice. Unless you're jailbroken, that is...

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Fake SBSettings Jailbreak App for iOS is a Scam

Apple has yet to allow applications that directly modify iOS into the App Store, so those people who are in search of ways to personalize their devices resort to Cydia - the number one marketplace for the numerous amount of tweaks and handy additions that innovative developers are constantly churning out. This means, however, that users must jailbreak their devices which effectively voids the 1-year, standard warranty included with the purchase of an Apple device. Due to the inconvenience involved with the jailbreaking process as a whole, tweak developers are always searching for ways to bypass the Apple guidelines and get their modifications onto the App Store to appeal to a wider demographic of people.

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Jailbreak Only: Autofill Option for Entering App Store Password

There are some minute qualms with iOS for which we greatly thank the existence of the jailbreak community. One of those is the fact that iOS requires you to enter your iTunes password repeatedly whilst downloading new apps or app updates - this quickly becomes a tedious task.

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Jailbreak: SwipeSelection – Intuitive Text Editing

Just yesterday, a concept was posted on YouTube showcasing an intuitive text editing method that many people hoped Apple would eventually implement into iOS. Although Apple's view on the concept won't be evident until future iterations of iOS, a jailbreak developer has turned the concept into real life in the form of SwipeSelection.

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Jailbreak Only: Add Another Functionality to Siri

We've lately been on a Siri streak first covering the new competition, Evi, and then providing you with a way to easily tweet using Siri. Still on the same road, today we're going to show you how to make Siri your own personal translator - the catch is, you've got to have a jailbroken iPhone 4S.

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Tutorial: Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Windows (iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1)

As many of you are probably already aware of, the promised and anticipated untethered jailbreak for Apple's A5 devices was released just a few days ago and, though it currently was only available for Mac users, there's also now two ways to jailbreak when on a Windows PC.

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Jailbreak: Siri Can Be Given a New Vibrant Personality

One advantage to jailbreaking for iOS users in the past, anyways, has been due to the additional functionality that Cydia offers in terms of customability, and that has been taken even further today with the introduction of 1) an untethered jailbreak for A5 devices and 2) a way to change

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How to (Not) Get Hidden iPad Facebook Application

If you’re not currently jailbroken or have no plans of ever doing so, there’s no point of reading the following unless the purpose is to simply just peak your curiosity. If it’s the total opposite, meaning your iPad is already jailbroken or you’re ready to do so at any moment

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Jailbreak Users Can Trace-to-Type with Swype

Swype has been a trusty alternative to the typical touch keyboard on other mobile platforms. Simply quickly swipe your way from key-to-key and Swype can predict each and every word with an impressive accuracy. Anybody with a jailbroken iPhone can get in on the tracing action, albeit unofficially through developer

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