6.1.3 Is Out. Do not upgrade

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Apps, News

Apple released iOS 6.1.3 today, patching and closing up the jailbreak. DO NOT UPDATE! They closed the restore window on 6.1.2. This means that if anyone has to restore their device, they are stuck without a jailbreak until another is released. What does this mean for you?

1) If you are already jailbroken, do not update.

2) Do not restore your device. Doing so will force you onto 6.1.3 (exception is older devices that can use redsn0w for restoring older FW).

3) If your device will not boot, before restoring, try holding the volume up button while booting to get into forced safe mode. In this case, you can hopefully get back into your device to fix whatever you did to cause it not to boot.

4) iOS 5 users on iPhone 4s type devices, you lost your chance to update to iOS 6 and jailbreak. Stay on iOS5.

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6.x Updates and Lottery for iRealSMS, PwnTunes and PhotoAlbums+

Author: iRealSMS dev  //  Category: Apps, News

Evasi0n was a great hit – probably the most anticipated and most elaborate jailbreak yet. The demand is huge – all servers at Cydia but also at SpiritOfLogic are under heavy load. We are happy to announce that all our Jailbreak Apps (iRealSMS, PwnTunes and PhotoAlbums+) are working with iOS 6.x now. To celebrate the [...]

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FullScreen for Safari – ready for iOS 6

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak, News

Safari in iOS 6 offers a fullscreen-mode only for Landscape. FullScreen for Safari not only adds a FullScreen mode for Portrait-Orientations, but offers great new Gestures and Actions. It adds new multi-touch gestures which can be assigned to actions like reload, scroll down/up, next tab… Examples: Pull the browser view in one direction to switch tabs, Swipe with [...]

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iOS 6: AdBlocker, Firewall iP and ScreenDimmer are ready

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak, News

. . AdBlocker, Firewall iP and ScreenDimmer have been updated to support iOS 6. They also include  minor fixes and new features. Yllier’s other paid tweaks (FullScreen for Safari/iPad, RingerX VIP) will be updated for iOS 6 soon. If you don’t already know about these apps: AdBlocker AdBlocker is an easy to use and powerful [...]

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Quick Reply for Messenger

Author: moeseth  //  Category: Apps, News

Facebook Messenger is a convenient app to connect with friends all over the world. Yet, chatting via Messenger on iPhone can be quite annoying; having to switch over to Messenger.app when a new push notification arrives. With QuickReply for Messenger, user can quick-reply to Facebook Messenger push notifications from anywhere on your iOS devices. User [...]

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FullScreen for Safari adds “Pull-To-Action”

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak, News

FullScreen for Safari – the popular tweak, which not only offers a full screen mode for safari but also adds awesome multi-touch gestures has a new feature: Pull-To-Action” in all 4 directions. The “Pull-To-Action” works similar to the well known “pull to refresh”. Assign any of the actions to a direction, pull the browser view, [...]

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Quasar: a window manager for iPad

Author: pH  //  Category: Apps, News

I’ve been developing a new tweak for iPads called Quasar. Quasar is a tweak that allows you to run your apps in windows in your iPad. Just like in gokken a window-based operating system, you can click resize, move, close or full-screen windows. Quasar is available in Cydia Store for US$9.99. Screenshots:  !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:'https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, [...]

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New: RingerX VIP – advanced ringing and silence features

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, News

- A new tweak is now available in the CydiaStore: RingerX VIP RingerX VIP offers you many outstanding options to configure the ring and vibrate behaviour for calls and messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage). It contains an Activator-enabled Temporary Mute feature which allows you to mute your iPhone for a defined period of time after which [...]

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Music Controls Pro v1.1.1 – even better(er)!

Author: phoenix3200  //  Category: Apps, News

Music Controls Pro just got another update, and with it, I’m pushing the reset buttons on the five-day trials! So come back and see what’s new!

So what is new?

  • AVRCP v1.3 integration. Track info from third-party apps can finally be shown on compatible Bluetooth displays!
  • Notification Center plugin for Controls. This shows you your track info, including artwork. Swipe control integration makes it slim and compact, or, you can select a larger format from settings.
  • Notification Center plugin for Volume/Brightness. This control offers a switchable slider, as well as a button for quickly changing your output source.
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UnlimTones Now with Cloud Support!

Author: eni9889  //  Category: Apps, News

I know many of you love your ringtones but with the current way the ringtones on the iPhone work, when downloading any third party tones directly onto your phone you have to redownload those tones if you ever need to restore your device and as jailbreakers this happens often. To fix this UnlimTones now has [...]

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Introducing Zephyr — gestures for your iPhone!

Author: chpwn  //  Category: Apps

Zephyr is an awesome new tweak by chpwn to add swipe gestures to your iPhone. It’s really easy to use, works with pretty much everything out there, and it’s available in Cydia right now. Go check it out! Zephyr’s features: Swipe from app to app with just a single swipe. Swipe up from the bottom [...]

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PhotoAlbums+ Now iOS 5 Compatible!

Author: iRealSMS dev  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

We at SpiritOfLogic are happy to announce the release of PhotoAlbums+ for iOS5! When Apple announced the iOS5 firmware earlier this year it was found that they integrated many tweaks, concepts and interfaces that originated in the jailbreak community. PhotoAlbums+, our powerful camera roll management tool was one of these tweaks. They used much of [...]

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CallLogPro 5.0 is out.

Author: iarrays  //  Category: Apps, News

CallLogPro 5.0 is out with most stunning and incredible features. The new version of CallLogPro does includes the following features; 1. Now supports iOS 5.X. 2. Supports “Replace Recents” – A powerful way that allows to replace the recents screen in standard phone app with CallLogPro’s recents screen. 3. Built in Reports – incredible feature [...]

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Semitethered Jailbreak

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

Edit: October 30, 2:00am
Updated to v0.9.1. This should be a great update. See my post on it here.
Edit: October 23, 2:37am.
I updated to 0.7.9. This version will take about 90 seconds after it first boots up and then your device will respring again. This timing was the only way to get some of the launch daemons to properly relaunch.

This version should fix issues for some of you folks where:
1) Device does not sync with itunes and only errors. Hopefully solved.
2) Device reboots after 2-3 minutes.
3) App sync issue – this is unworkable. Appsync hard patches system files and does not even use mobile substrate. I had to conflict with it. For now, semi-tether boot is impossible with appsync. You guys need to bug those guys to fix appsync to use mobile substrate (like everyone else uses).

Note, Saurik is working on an update to mobile substrate that will solve many of the issues with the semi-tether package. Hopefully this will be out in a day or two. At this time, we can finalize beta testing. I plan to hold further updates until after Saurik has released his mobile substrate update. Saurik’s updates will eliminate the need for the long 90 second respring on boot also.

This update was only tested on iphone 4. After saurik’s mobile substrate changes, more devices will be tested. Next updates coming in next 2-3 days.

Original Post:
My iOS5 semitethered jailbreak package is ready for beta testing. What is semitethered jailbreak and why do you care? In short, it is protection for if your device reboots while you’re on the road. Read on.

As you may know, iOS5 currently has a tethered jailbreak. This means that after you have jailbroken and installed most stuff you care about, you go to reboot your device, and it will no longer boot. You will be either stuck at apple logo forever, or you will get to itunes restore screen. When this happens, you have to hook up to your computer and use redsn0w “just boot” feature which gets you rebooted successfully again. It’s not all bad, as iOS5 is pretty stable. But if your device crashes and reboots while you’re out on the road, you are screwed and without a phone until you get home.

An untethered jailbreak is one that does not have such problems. Here you can reboot and the device reboots successfully. Because we are using the limera1n exploit discovered from Geohot last year, we are always guaranteed a tethered jailbreak on last generation devices. A new exploit will need to be found to untether us.

To get us through this period, I have worked on a semi-tethered solution. The semi-tethered jailbreak will allow you to reboot on the road, but with limited functionality. It is enough that you are no longer stranded, and you can use your phone, text, and many other features. This is just until you get home and can use redsn0w again to “just boot tethered”. Once you do that, you’re back to fully functional state.

Here is a summary of what you can and cannot do when in semi-tethered reboot state. Remember, this is only when your device crashed and rebooted on the road and before you got back to your computer to “just boot”. It is better than being stuck in apple logo:

1) Can use phone, sms (text messages)
2) Can use every other stock app on iphone.
3) Cannot use mobile safari
4) Can use other appstore web browsers such as atomic web browser
5) Cannot use mail app. You could install a gmail app from appstore or such instead.
6) You cannot use any jailbreak tweak, app, cydia until you boot tethered.
7) While in the semitether booted state, you should not add a jailbreak ios5 notification such as sbsettings to notifications during this state or your device will be stuck in a respring loop until you get home to “boot tethered”.

Those are all the limitations I have found so far. There may be some others. I may provide a more technical write up on why these limitations exist, but for now it doesn’t really matter. They just do.

Now, there are some other caveats to installing this package:

1) The device will take longer to boot up. When you reboot, it has to reload every service. It will respring a couple times also.
2) According to Saurik, there are some “problems” to reloading all daemons on the fly. This is why mobile substrate installation requires “reboot device” in cydia. I have not experienced any of these problems, but I am not promising they do not exist. This is why we will need testing to see which problems may occur.

I believe the good outweigh the bad here. Once the untethered jailbreak is out, you will not need or want to install this semitether package. In future iOS versions when we are back to having only a tethered jailbreak, you should be able to install this again to semitether your jailbreak.

As far as support for this package, please send me email preferably from Cydia so the proper semitether subject is used. If you want to email me from a computer, and want a response, use this subject: “Cydia/APT(A): semitether”. Remember, this is still in beta stages and may not be perfect. Do not install this if you are not prepared for that.

As for current testing, I have only tested this on an iphone 4 GSM running iOS5. As further testing shows success, I will update this page. Further, when this package seems stable enough, I may move it into the main bigboss source.

To install this, add the following repository to cydia: http://thebigboss.org/semitether. Note: after install, you will have to reboot your device, so make sure you are prepared at a computer to reboot tethered with redsn0w or just “home button out” of cydia and manually respring until you get home.

To test the success of this, simply reboot your device. If it boots up, it worked. Make sure you are near your computer so you can tether boot it after to get your jailbreak functionality back.

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SBSettings Beta for iOS5

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Apps

I have a lot of big changes coming to SBSettings for iOS5. For those of you on iOS5 already that want to test it, I should be releasing daily beta updates for it.

Here are some features:

  • Notification center integration
  • Your choice of using the old style window or the notification center. Or both.
  • You choose which toggles to appear in notification and window sections.
  • Current sbsettings toggles should be supported. Current themes should work in notification area as well.
  • You get to choose what will show up in notification section. More button row, no more button row, the extra text, no extra text, the dock, the toggles, no toggles at all, or any combination of. The notification area is a limited screen resources so it’s up to you to decide how you want it used.

Here are some screen shots of a couple various configurations with the default theme:

Over the next few days, I will be working on finishing this up, hopefully having it completed by iOS5 release on the 12th. Also, the

Note, I do not vouch for any stability at this point. Also, be aware that the feature set is not yet complete. To test it, you can add http://thebigboss.org/ios5beta to your repository list. Finally, those of you that are testing this, please send me feedback at my email address as I will not be monitoring comments on the web site while busy developing. I have an ongoing “known issues” list in my changes section in the more app. If your issue is not listed there you could feel free to contact me via email and report it.

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