How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 – 8.2 on Windows and Mac

taig chinese jailbreak tool How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1   8.2 on Windows and Mac

TaiG has released their own tool to untethered jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 and latest beta version of 8.2. You may heard of this team before from the Evasi0n page, but they never really release anything like this before. For those of you who about to follow our tutorial on how to restore iOS 8.2 beta to 8.1 for jailbreaking purposes – you don’t have to anymore.

Before doing anything else, you should know that backing up your iPhone data is a must. You can do that through iTunes or iCloud.

These are the following supported devices:

  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • iPod Touch 5G

How to use TaiG for iOS 8.1.1 on Windows

Step 1: Download the latest version of TaiG tool here. Just like Pangu, it’s pretty heavy for a jailbreak software.

Step 2: Make sure you have iTunes installed and downloaded TaiG

Step 3: Turn off Find My iPhone and put your iDevice into Airplane mode before plugging it into the computer

Step 4: Run the TaiG tool as Administrator and a new window should popup

Step 5: Do not panic if you don’t see an English version, the software hasn’t been translated yet. Uncheck the box below Cydia 1.1.16.

Step 6: Click on the green button to start jailbreaking

taig jailbreak screen How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1   8.2 on Windows and Mac

After a few minutes, you should see a smiley face screen. This indicates that you have successfully jailbreak iOS 8.1.1. Go on to your Home screen and Cydia should be there. For Mac users who really can’t wait for an official version of TaiG for Mac OS X, please use Parallels Desktop 10 to run Windows system. We will release a post on how to do that really soon.

Unlock iOS apps with facial recognition using AppelLocker tweak

AppelLocker is a paid jailbreak tweak that allows securely unlock any iOS applications using facial recognition. You may know a similar tweak called Appellancy, which lets users unlock their lock screen with their face instead of entering long complicated pass code and so this tweak must be purchased before you installing AppelLocker from Cydia.

With AppelLocker, you can lock apps with your face! Simply select the apps you wish to lock in Settings, and you’re all done!

When you select the app, it will prompt you for your face. You may tap on this screen to dismiss it. If your face is not recognized three times, you may enter a backup password you create. This password also locks this tweak’s settings.

This tweak is currently compatible with iOS 7 & 8 and all iOS devices. You can go ahead and check it out from the BigBoss repo and it cost $0.99.

preview of appeallocker Unlock iOS apps with facial recognition using AppelLocker tweak

How to fix iOS 8.1 Wi-Fi issues with WiFried tweak

fix wifi issues ios 8 How to fix iOS 8.1 Wi Fi issues with WiFried tweak

For many people, who just upgraded to iOS 8 or 8.1 seems to be experiencing a lot of issues that deal with WiFi, from connectivity to performances. These problems including low connection, not being able to connect with any providers, and bunch of others. However, as promised on Twitter, the creator of My3G and MyWi has released a new jailbreak tweak called WiFried, which will solve these annoying WiFi issues on iOS 8 – 8.1.

Mario Ciabarr, the developer of  WiFried, suggests that Apple seems to favor Bonjour over AWDL, and so it cause slow connection and negative performance to the WiFi.

I’ll go out on a limb and say the WiFi issues are because of Apple’s choice of using Bonjour over AWDL and that, given the constraints of the WiFi hardware, this will be difficult to get right.

The fix is now available for free from Cydia. You just have to go to the ModMyi repo, find WiFried (AWDL disable) tweak, and install it from there. This should be able to help you get rid of the current WiFi issues.

How to downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1 for iPhone

You may noticed that Apple have fixed enough security issues to the part where it’s impossible (at the moment) to perform Pangu jailbreak on iOS 8.1.1 and even 8.2 beta. However, the company is still signing iOS 8.1, which means the window is still open for you to downgrade back from the two unjailbreakble firmwares to iOS 8.1.

I recommend you do that right now because Apple could close the signing window anytime and you probably have to wait for another version of Pangu tool in order to jailbreak iOS 8.2.

Downgrade from iOS 8.2 beta to 8.1 for iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Before doing anything, you should already backup your data via iCloud or iTunes

Step 2: Make sure that iOS 8.1 is still being signed by going to ipsw.me and select the approrivate device and iOS version to check

If it still is, you should see something like this…

ios 81 signed by apple How to downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1 for iPhone

Step 3: Below it is the download button. Click on it to save iOS 8.1 firmware. Connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a computer and open up iTunes.

Step 4: If you have a Windows, click on Shift + Software Update (at the same) and you will see a small screen popup.

Step 5: Choose the .ipsw file you downloaded in Step 3 and open it. iTunes will start downgrading your iOS device from 8.2 back to 8.1 or even 8.1.1.

This process does takes sometimes so you have to be patient. Once it’s completed, a welcome screen will appear. Just setup your iPhone again. This means that you’ve successfully downgrade back to iOS 8.1 and is now ready to jailbreak it. Grab the latest version of Pangu from this page.

Kik Messenger Essentials remove unwanted features in the official app

kik essentials tweak preview Kik Messenger Essentials remove unwanted features in the official app

Just like Twitter and Facebook, Kik is also a popular social network app (messaging) and it wouldn’t be fair if there isn’t any good tweak released for this application. In this article, I will be talking about a recent jailbreak tweak called Kik Messenger Essentials, which will help users eleminate certain features in the official app.

While other tweaks removes ads, this one actually will not do any of that, but instead it will allows people to disable features that raise privacy concern like the Read Recipients and will not let the other person know when you’re typing.

Furthermore, you could select a picture from your gallery and sent it to your friends but still make them think that you took the picture right at the moment.

No Read Receipts (This Disables read receipts. Chat buddies will no longer know if you have read their messages.

No typing (Your Chat buddies will no longer know if you typing a message)

Camera tweak (This will allow you to send pictures from your gallery by clicking the camera button, the picture you send will show as being sent from the camera)

The awesome part about Kik Messenger Essentials is that it’s free from the BigBoss repo and work for iOS 8 too. Once you have installed this tweak, go to Settings and enable which features you want to remove from Kik.

How to remove the dock from iPhone’s springboard

abeo tweak from cydia How to remove the dock from iPhones springboard

The iPhone dock is where you place four of your most used applications or apps that you wish to follow with you even when swiping to another slide on your Springboard. I think it’s quite useful for most of the times but the background kinda distracted me a bit and didn’t work out really well with the theme that I’m using right now.

So far, the best solution is to hide it is via popular tweak like Springtomize 3, which I’ve to paid for in order to get the feature. However, I was able to grab the same functionality to remove my iPhone’s dock for free from a jailbreak tweak called Abeo by the same guy that made HideMe8. As always, he did a really good job, creating this tweak for those that wish to hide their dock from the Springboard (Home screen) and will fill up the empty space padding out the row of icons.

If you already have a Cydia tweak that offer the same feature then there is no need to install this one, but if you haven’t, download Abeo tweak now for iOS 8 devices from this source: (here’s how to add new repo to Cydia)

http://repo.cpdigitaldarkroom.com

Interested in customizing your Springboard? Check out some more useful tweaks below:

Things you need to know about the Pangu app

pangu app home Things you need to know about the Pangu app

When Pangu first released their utility to jailbreak iOS 8 it only come in with the Pangu application instead of Cydia as everyone was expecting it to be. But users can still install Cydia through SSH and later on the team implemented Cydia Installer into their app. However, they recently released an updated version of Pangu8, which bundled Cydia and the app is still being installed.

One could argue that this Pangu app is some what useless but I think it’s quite helpful and here’s why..

Keep up to date with the Pangu team and their latest release

When you get a chance, go to the Pangu app on your iOS device and check out its Home and About us tabs. You will be able to keep in touch with the hackers, know what version of Pangu you’re using and when it was release. Under it is the update change log where you can see what issues has been fixed and what not.

The last two sub menu is Notice and Feedback. You can read frequently asked questions related to the Pangu tool and send your feedback to them.

Built-in features

system functions in pangu app Things you need to know about the Pangu app

Moving on to the Utility tab. This section allows you to change your OpenSSH password as well as viewing the IP Address. Below it is System Function where you can quickly Respring your iOS 8 without having to install additional tweak like PullToRespring. The reboot, shutdown, and Rebuild App list are also there too.

The last thing under the Utility app is called Clean Diagnostics & Usage data. Ignore it if possible or sometime tap on Clean button to remove crash information for iOS applications.

How to Remove the Pangu app from iOS 8

If you still don’t want to keep this app on your iOS device, there is a quick way to remove it.

  • Step 1: Launch Cydia and go to the Search
  • Step 2: Type in Pangu loader for iOS and tap on the Modify button then choose Remove

Hopefully this article helped you clear up a few things about the application itself and why it was installed on your device.

Folder6Plus: Add 4×4 folder icon grid layout to iPhone 6 Plus

folder6plus preview folder Folder6Plus: Add 4x4 folder icon grid layout to iPhone 6 Plus

Over the past couple of days, we’ve covered a few tweaks that could do some expansion for your Springboard to fit more apps in one page and add another icon on the dock. They work perfectly fine with iPhone 6 and also older devices like 5 or 5s. But for the Cydia tweak that I’m about to mention was designed for iPhone 6 Plus.

Just like the title suggests, Folder6Plus is a jailbreak tweak that increase your folder grid layout to four by four, making it possible to store up to 16 apps per slide on the iPhone 6+. It also has support for nested folders (compatible with the dock only), has no problem with landscape mode, and doesn’t affect the animations.

If you are interested, grab a free copy of Folder6Plus now from the BigBoss repo and it requires iOS 8, just letting you know :). I tried to install this tweak on my iPhone 4s and the installation turn out great but when I tap on any folder it just show a blank space.

Get rid of the “Buy” button from iTunes Radio with NevaGonnaBuy

no more buy button in itunes radio Get rid of the Buy button from iTunes Radio with NevaGonnaBuy

I don’t like the fact that there are many limited features on the iTunes Radio and Apple made it worse by having a “Buy” button included to every of their playing songs as well as everywhere from Control Center to Lock screen.

Yes, I know that didn’t bother some of you but it did for most of the people here including iOS developer cpdigitaldarkroom. That’s why he developed a jailbreak tweak called NevaGonnaBuy. By installing this tweak, you could simply remove all the “Buy” button that displayed on each and every songs from iTunes Radio.

The BigBoss repo is currently hosting NevaGonnaBuy package and you could download it for free from there. You may also want to check out his other tweak called HideMe8 to hide more UI elements and also True iRadio to removes ads from iTunes Radio.

Here’s a way to turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

tweak disable freently visited sites Heres a way to turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

There is one feature in my iPhone that I don’t like, from the Safari app to be exact. It’s called the frequently visited sites and this is there to show websites that I mostly visited and sometimes it shows sites that I barely visited once or twice on top of the others. Many people are having the same issue as me when looking for a way to turn it off. I tried going to the Spotlight Suggestions and turn it off but it was still there or I could enter Private Mode but not interested.

However, thankfully to a recent jailbreak tweak named Disable Frequently Visited Sites, I was able to turn off the feature upon installation. If you’re someone who found the frequently visited sites annoying in Safari browser, this is the simplest way to hide it. To make sure that everything is working properly, I suggest you to go Safari > Address bar.

You can grab Disable Frequently Visited Sites for iOS 8 from the ModMyi repo, free.