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How To Install Jailbreak Apps Without Cydia

Now when after a long time users have laid their hands on the jailbreak applications, Cydia was not able to handle the load. This scenario was pretty much expected because usually the jailbreak used to arrive for the older devices like the older iPhones and iPads but this time jailbreak for the devices has arrived at once and thus all the users have pounced on Cydia to download the applications and this has led to a very common error seen these days which ‘Internal Server Error’ and it somewhat looks as mentioned below in the screenshot. In this post we will tell you an alternative with the help of which you will be able to install the jailbreak application without using Cydia application.

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The precondition to this alternative is that the .deb file of the jailbreak application which you are about to install should be available with you. Even if you do not have that file then you can easily locate them on Google and then after that first of all you will have to download the Cyberduck which will be used to SSH into your iPhone with the help of SFTP connection established between your iPhone and computer. Download the application from here and then install it. Now click on the button named ‘New Connection’ and fill in the details as mentioned below.
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In order to know the Wifi address of your iPhone, Go to Settings and then Wifi and the tap the arrow mark in front of the name of the network which is connect to your iPhone. Put username as ‘root’ and the password as ‘alpine’.
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Now when the connection is about to establish you will see a dialogue similar to the one shown below, allow it and then the browser window will open.
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Now if you are doing this for the first time then you will have to create a folder named ‘Cydia’ (at private/var/root/Media) and then inside it create the folder named ‘AutoInstall’.
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That’s the required steps have been completed. Now you will just have to put the .deb file of that jailbreak application inside that AutoInstall folder and then restart the iPhone twice. We will surely write a post on how to locate these .deb files for the jailbreak applications as per the response received from the readers.

[ Via iDownloadblog ]

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Tweaks

iPhone Percentage Apps Download Indicator [Jailbreak Required]

For a long while there is one thing that annoys me the a little and it is related to the App Store downloads. Whenever I and obviously all you readers, download an application from the App Store its icon appears on the home screen. The downloading begins instantly and the progress bar starts filling up.

Now this is the point where my problem steps in which is that I cannot see the progress in percentage. What we all see is a small progress bar across the length of the icon which gradually fills up. I had always wished for a better way of tracking the progress of the download and a recent tweak on Cydia has come as a great solution to my problem.

AppCent is the name of the tweak and it actually shows the download progress of any app in percentage. It is free and you can download it from Cydia by searching AppCent.

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After installing the tweak and respringing your Apple device, you must go to the stock settings app and look for AppCent. (See the image below)

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Tap on AppCent and on the inside there will be a enable / disable toggle. So enable the feature by tapping on the toggle.

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Now to check the tweak, you can go to the App Store and download any free app. As you can see in the image below, I am downloading a game and the progress is close to 4 %.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: It really injects a sense of relief in me when I see the download progress reaching 100 %. I am sure you will like it too.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This Tweak

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

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Tweaks

iOS 6 Photo Share Menu For iOS 5.x

Apple has a very distinct quality of keeping its fans and customers engrossed throughout the year. How do they do it? Apple proceeds in a very planned manner and each year it brings something new to our lives. This year it is the expected iPhone 5 and already released iOS 6. Nothing is confirmed about the new iPhone but as far as the new iOS is concerned, Apple has updated its website with all the upcoming features of the iOS 6.

As soon as the beta version of iOS 6 was released for developers, Cydia tweak developers could not resist themselves from testing out the new OS exploring it. One of the new features that we would see in the upcoming OS is the shared Photo Streams. The feature lets you share pictures with your friends instantly and even lets you upload pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ as conveniently as ever. But obviously one has to wait this very feature until apple releases the iOS for general public.

Now here we have a very interesting tweak which can integrate the above mentioned feature into your iOS 5 photo stream. The tweak is called as iOS 6 Photos Menu and is available for free on Cydia.

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There is neither anything to configure nor any toggle to enable or disable the feature. All you got to do is install the tweak and respring your device.

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Now when you will open the your Photo stream and hit the share button, a clean nice interface will pop up. You will have icons for mail, message, twitter, facebook, google+, print, copy and use as wallpaper. So now you can do whatever you want to, with your pictures and that too very quickly. I am sure many of you will like the tweak.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.x.

Conclusion: A wonderful work by the developers. You can enjoy the feature way ahead of the launch of iOS 6.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This Tweak

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

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Tweaks

Switchy – iPhone Multitask App Switcher Review

In the race of developing the best alternative to the stock app switcher, a number of developers have come up with their unique app switcher replacements on Cydia and the latest one that we really liked is called as Switchy. The name Switchy does not tell anything about the tweak however its interface tells you all.

The tweak is a paid one and is available on Cydia for $1.00. To download Switchy you will have to search its name under Cydia search and if you have any pirate repositories added, you can easily download it for free.

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Lets start talking about the tweak which according to us isn’t bad at all but as far as creativity is concerned, it doesn’t appeal to us. What is so unique about the switcher is the amount of detail. Unlike the conventional app switcher, Switchy offers two rows of apps and multiple pages along with page indicators at the bottom. So you definitely get more space for opened apps.

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Similar to the conventional app switcher, you can swipe toward right and the music app, music keys, rotation lock buttons and volume slider will appear. Once again all you get here is a better view.

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Interestingly on swiping one more time you come across a new section where you have settings app shortcut, a brightness controller and a Clear Apps button to close all the background running apps at once.

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Undoubtedly this is one of the best app switchers on Cydia store solely because of the reason that it has more space, it can kill apps instantly and also offers a brightness control slider.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4 or later.

Conclusion: Very beautifully crafted app switcher with a couple of new features. Worth a buy

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.00 | Visit Cydia Store To Install This Tweak

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

Similar App Switcher Tweaks

  • Aero: A good replacement for the stock app switcher with loads of creativity and cool gesture controls. You can buy the same for $1.99 but well worth the money. Unlike Switchy, it does not have any clear apps feature or brightness slider but the interface is definitely too cool.
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Tweaks

Add Calendar To iPhone Notification Center Screen Drop Down

One of the most popular tweak, SBSettings, not only has some useful shortcut toggles for enabling/disabling features like Wi-FI, Bluetooth etc, but also displays necessary information like free ram, free space and much more. The same tweak even allows you to put additional information like date, battery percentage, free ram in the statusbar.

Definitely the addition of date on the statusbar is useful in various situations but what if you are looking more a little more information like the day, or the date on the coming Sunday? Well if you do wish to have this extra information we have a small tweak for you. Calendar For NotificationCenter is a small widget that displays the complete calendar in your drop down notification center.

To download the same go to Cydia search and enter Calendar For NotificationCenter.

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Once you have installed the tweak, go to stock settings app and open the Notifications section. Under Notifications, scroll down to the bottom until you find Calendar Widget(see the bottom of the image given below)

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Open Calendar Widget and enable it using the toggle present inside.

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Once you have enabled it, you are all set to take a look at the new calendar you have added to your notification center. You can swipe left or right on the calendar and it will display the next or previous month. This is quite helpful when you want to know the day on a particular date of next month or any of the months to come.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5 and above.

Conclusion: If you are in need of a Calendar tweak, this is a great one. I wish it had the feature to add events from here only.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

Similar Apps

  • Calendar Pro For Notification Center: This is a special edition of Calendar For NotificationCenter with added features like setting starting day of week, changing font colour, showing dots for events on a date, launching stock calendar app from the notification center, going back to current month using a home button and importing public holidays from subscribed calendars.
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Tweaks

Display Apps On iPhone Lock Screen When Headphones Plugged In

As per our promise, we bring you the latest Cydia tweaks. Today we will be reviewing an interesting tweak which become functional once you plug in the headphones.

Called as HeadphoneLauncher the app is available for $0.99 but if you have other pirate repositories added, you can surely download it for free. Coming to the function of this app, it displays a couple of selected apps right on the lockscreen when you plug in the headphones. This function is quite useful for users who love listening to music on iPod app or other similar apps and watching videos on Youtube.

So you can select those apps and when you insert the headphones, they will automatically appear on the lockscreen. Isn’t it amazing? To download the app, go to Cydia search section and enter HeadphoneLauncher.

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After installing and respringing the device, head to the settings app. Here you would find HeadphoneLauncher section.

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Inside it you have Select Launcher Apps option and below the Launcher apps which are enabled by default.

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Enter Select Launcher Apps and you have the list of all the apps installed on the device. Here you can switch on the apps you wish to have on the lockscreen.

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I did not make any changes to the default settings and this is what my locksceen looks like when I plug in the headphones. So now I can launch apps instantly.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: For quick app launches I recommend the app. I like it and so will you.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

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Stop iPhone Apps Update Badges And Notifications To Appear [Jailbreak Needed]

Apple has already released iOS 5.1 all the users running previous versions of iOS have been notified of the same. While many have already upgraded to the latest iOS, a lot of people are still waiting for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.

Now that the notification is already present on your Apple device, it must be annoying at times as a red badge is always present on the settings app icon.

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Moreover, the notification is also present under the setting app.

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To many this may not be of much concern but many people do not want to have the software update notifications every time they unlock the device. If one is not interested in updating the software there is definitely no need for the notifications. Unfortunately one cannot remove it on a un-jailbroken device, but if you do have your device jailbreaked, you can conveniently remove the notifications by installing a tiny tweak from Cydia.

Software Update Killer is a little tweak available for free on Cydia which can remove the unwanted software update notification bubble from your Apple device. All you have to do is go to Cydia and install the tweak. Search Software Update Killer (with spaces)

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The app will neither add an icon to the homescreen nor will it found under the stock settings app. Once you respring your device after the installation is complete you will notice that the notification badge will disappear from the settings app icon. Above all there will be no notification under the General section as well.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: Download it if you are really annoyed with update notifications.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No ]

Similar Apps

  • noOTA Badge: This tweak only removes the update notification badge from the settings app. If you are annoyed with the badge only and do not care about the notification present inside the Setting app, go ahead with the tweak.
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Tweaks

Remove Spotlight Search and Add Web Search Browser On iPhone

Spotlight search is a great feature since from there one can not only search for installed apps which he or she is not able to locate on the springboard but also the internet for a specific word or website.

The latest tweak in Cydia which we are going to talk about is quite unique as it replaces the spotlight search page with a lightweight browser. Though the number of features that you get in Safari are not present in this small browser but since you can access webpages quickly from here with this new tweak, it is worth downloading.

To download the tweak search WebSpot in Cydia.

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You will have to configure the app before you can use it so head to the stock iPhone settings after installing the tweak.

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Under the tweak’s settings you will have a couple of toggles and a Webpage URL section. Under UI setup you have toggle for enabling disabling the address bar and toolbar. I suggest you should enable both these for better control over this browser or else you would not like surfing on it. Over the top you have an Autoreload option which when enabled, refreshes the browser every time you enter spotlight. To set a custom webpage which you want to load on accessing the browser, enter the same under WebApp URL.

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After configuring the tweak, come back to the homescreen and head to the Spotlight page to view your new browser. At the bottom you have three buttons refresh, back and home and over the top you have a greyed strip which is the address bar.

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To go to a webpage, just tap on the that grey strip and the keyboard will appear.

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This is how the webpage will look like.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: The tweak is good but there a couple of features which are not there and disappoint me. Most disappointingly there is no pinch zoom feature.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No]

Similar Apps

Although there are no substitutes for this tweak, there are a number of apps related to Spotlight search which you might be interested in.

  • SLShortcuts – Call number, open webpages, increase/decrease volume, increase/decrease brightness, reboot, respring, power off your device, launch apps and perform many more functions directly from the spotlight search using commands.
  • ClearSpotlight – Clears the search strings after you move away from the spotlight search page
  • ListLauncher – Adds a list of all the applications present on your device, on your Spotlight search page.
  • SpotRemover – This tweak completely removes Spotlight search page. So if you hardly use the spotlight feature you can safely disable it permanently.
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Tweaks

Make Dock Invisible On Your iPhone With DockHide

Even though the screen of iPhone is big enough, sometimes I do wish if I could get a little more space out of that screen by hiding the dock. But to my and many other’s disappointment there was no solution to this until now.

Cydia library has been refreshed with a new and amazing tweak called as DockHide which as per its name, hides the dock whenever you want. Most interestingly the tweak is available for free and to download it, just head to Cydia search section and type in DockHide.

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The tweak can only be triggered using the Activator app. So to configure the tweak you must head to the stock settings app once DockHide has been installed on your device.

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Open DockHide and there you will see a small Activation Methods section and a small yet interesting feature for stretching the home screen icons when the dock is hid.

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To trigger the tweak you must set an activation method for the same. You can do it directly from the DockHide settings or use the Activator app later.

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The image below shows how the screen looks when the dock is hidden. Please note that the Stretch Springboard Icons feature is disabled for this screenshot.

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However if you enable the feature from the tweak’s settings, the home screen icons will stretch themselves to occupy the complete screen.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: Works pretty quickly and I love it. I believe you would love it too.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free| Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No]

Similar Apps

You can install SBimplify from Cydia store. This tweak is paid but you can download it for free from other Cydia repositories. Unlike DockHide,  SBSimplify lets you hide the statusbar also. So with SBSimplify you can hide the statusbar and dock, both at the same time.

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Multiple Notifications Sounds On iPhone [Jailbreak Needed]

The Notification Center on the iOS 5 is indeed a great feature and we all love it but one of the things that I don’t like about the same is the inability to add custom sounds to different types of notifications. The latest firmware iOS 5.x.x does address to this problem pretty much as under Sounds settings one can choose different notification sound for text, voicemail, mail, sent mail, tweet, calendar and reminder alerts but still there would be a plenty of third party apps left with notification sound options to configure.

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Understand it this way, assume you have the default sound set for mail, you get a notification for a Facebook comment and a notification for a new mail and unfortunately they both will sound the same, so you will not know what you are being notified of.

So undesirably you will have to pick up the phone and then see which notification is there. This is quite annoying at times but now it will not remain the same anymore. A new tweak called as PushTone is now available on Cydia store that lets you set different notification sounds for not only stock apps but different third-party apps as well .

To download the same go to Cydia store and search PushTone.

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Once done, head to the stock Setting app and look for PushTone.

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There is just one enable/disable toggle under Pushtone, so make sure it is switched On.

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Now open Notifications from settings and look for Facebook, Mail or any other third party app.

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Tap on the app and on reaching the notification settings for the same, scroll to the bottom. Here you will see a new section named as Push Tone.

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Now you can enter the Push Tone settings and choose a custom sound for this very app. And similarly you can do so for other apps too.

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App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Conclusion: Nice work by the developer but there are no Push Tone sounds for Messages and Phone

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Cydia Store To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android – No]