Having issues with Absinthe?

Since Absinthe 2.0 was just released today by the Chronic-Dev team, you can’t expect it to be free of bugs. Here’s a quick and short article how to solve what I consider the most common issue with Absinthe 2.0:

“Please re-plug your device to try again”

Solution:
Although I do not know the cause of this issue, the current know fix for this is to create a backup for your device, then restore your device in iTunes, set it up as a new device and run Absinthe 2.0. When Absinthe is done, restore from the backup you created.

This was just a quick and short article to solve the issue :).

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Review: Dashboard X and DashTweet

Would it be nice to add engaging widgets on your iOS device’s Home Screen?

I’ve known some of my friends using Android, and I can say they’re keen on bragging this built-in feature.

Now, the bragging rights are over. We have our own version of widgets on iOS devices. Thanks to Ori Kadosh, the months of hard work and labor, his efforts finally paid-off – courtesy of his latest tweak dubbed ‘Dashboard X’ .

 

This jailbreak tweak allows you to take existing widgets generated from the Notification Center and position them anywhere on your iPhone and iPad home screen. That’s not all! With the plethora of interesting widgets available, the tweak is simple and straightforward to use.

I know we’ve tried some tweaks from Cydia with widget features, and some of them require us to perform a certain process for a simple action. Well, it’s another story for Dashboard X. It uses basic concepts that most iOS users are familiar with by simply dragging and positioning the widgets.

To add a widget, simply place your device into a wiggle mode, (This is what you do when you delete an app icon on Home Screen) simple hold down on any app, tap and hold any blank space on the springboard and then a list of all your widgets will show up, you can go ahead and add any of those to your Home Screen.

There is another mode known as “Overlay mode” which can be triggered by an Activator action, this is an overlay where you can add more widgets that you want to use.

I’d like to cover Dashtweet also since it was the first Dashboard X widget:

  • DashTweet: Allows you to easily send a tweet from your HomeScreen (It is available for free in Cydia)

Check out DashBoard X and DashTweet in action below:


If you are interested in Dasboard X, which I believe you are then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

What are your thoughts on Dashboard X?

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Review: DoNotDisturb

Let’s think of a scenario which most of you have already been in, you are on the phone talking to someone and suddenly you receive a message or Twitter notification from someone, and your phone goes bling bling bling… etc etc, cause of the notifications. Well this is kinda annoying as you all know. Now thanks to a new tweak known as DoNotDisturb you can avoid this scenario and talk happily on the phone without any interruption (from the notifications).

DoNotDisturb is a notification Center widget which is just a simple toggle. Once you toggle it to on the incoming notifications will not disturb you with a sound but will still show a badge app icon and will stay in your notification center. There are no options to configure. All you’ve gotta do is head to the Notificaiton settings and place it wherever you want.

You can check out DoNotDisturb in action below:


If you are interested in DoNotDisturb you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

Let me know what you guys think about DoNotDisturb in the comments section below.

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Review: SwipeSelection

Remember Daniel Hooper’s iPad keyboard demo? It involved dragging cursor to highlight a portion of text and several other gestures to make text editing on the iPad much easier. Taking this awesome idea into consideration, iOS developer Kyle Howells has created a jailbreak tweak SwipeSelection that imitates the Daniel’s original demo video.

SwipeSelection app has earned a lot of positive comments because of the wonderful functionality and convenience that it brings to edit text on the iPad. Even infamous Apple critic John Gruber felt (after watching Hooper’s video) that existing iPad lacks required text editing feature and called the video – “clever iPad text editing concept”. The tweak gives you another reason to jailbreak and shows you just how awesome the jailbreak community is.

If this is the kind of tweak you’re interested in trying out, just head over to the Cydia store and search for SwipeSelection under BigBoss repo.

Check out SwipeSelection in action below:


Let me know what you guys think of SwipeSelection in the comments section below.

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Review: Spatz+

Spatz+, just as the developer (@rud0lf77) says in it’s Cydia description, it’s like Sparrow+ but better. Spatz+ offers you real Sparrow push notifications. It gives you the ability to configure Sparrow notifications like any other push enabled app. You can choose to integrate it with the Notification Center or choose the alert style you want or show a badge icon, play a sound and even view in Lock Screen. The tweak only offers notification settings, it does not out-right help Sparrow to replace the mail app. The developer is working to make it a proper replacement to the mail app. But none the less Spatz+ has made Sparrow “Dock Worthy”.

 

Check out the Spatz+ in action below:

To install Spatz+ you will need to add the following repository to your Cydia sources: http://cydia.rud0lf77.be 

Let me know what you guys think of Spatz+ in the commetns section below.

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Review: SpotDict

Are you fond of the dictionary app in the iOS? Do you want to use it with ease directly from your SpringBoard? Well if your answers are “Yes”, then SpotDict is the tweak for you. SpotDict is a jailbreak tweak which allows you to use the default iOS dictionary from the Spotlight search. All you have to do is type down the word you want to find the meaning of then tap the small dictionary button to the right of the text box. This will direct you to the meaning of the word.

The tweak is nice and simple and is useful for people who despise using a physical dictionary (someone like me).

Check out SpotDict in action below:

If you are interested in SpotDict you can get it for free from Cydia under the  BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think SpotDict in the comments section below.

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Review: LSBrightSlider

LSBrightSlider is a new tweak and a very simple tweak which allows you to control the brightness level of your iPhone right from your LockScreen. After installing the tweak, you can double tap on the Home Button and you will notice a second slider below the volume slider. You can slide the knob to adjust the brightness.

You can check out LSBrightSlider in action below:


I personally don’t know what to make of LSBrightSlider as I use IntelliScreenX (which harbors a Brightness slider), you guys go ahead and tell me if you like LSBrightSlider  or not.

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Review: Curiosa

One of the most awaited tweaks – Curiosa (formerly known as Cydia Bulletin). The tweak was flaunted by Ryan Petrich a long time ago, but it never made it into Cydia for a few reasons, the main one being that it’ll affect the default repos, making the loading slow. But now Curiosa has made it’s way into Cydia and works just as advertised.

 

Curiosa basically notifies you whenever there is an update available for any Cydia tweak that you have installed.

It adds a settings panel which gives you the following options:

1. Automatic Refresh:

  • You can set the duration of when you want Curiosa to check if any update is available under the “When” sub-option.
  • Require Wi-Fi: You can toggle this to on if you want Curiosa to check for updates when you are connected to a Wi-Fi router

2. Manual Refresh:

  • If you choose “Manual” in the “When” option then you will have to set an Activator action, invoking which, will allow Curiosa to check for updates
  • Refresh Now button, on being tapped checks for updates

3. Notification Keywords:

  • It will show update notifications for installed packages and those that match the specified keywords

Check out Curiosa in action below:


If you are interested in Curiosa you will have to add Ryan Petrich’s beta repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

Let me know what you guys think about Curiosa in the comments section below.

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Review: Brightslide

Brightslide is a new jailbreak tweak which puts the brightness slider, the volume slider and a few toggles/apps at your disposal with just a simple activator action.

 

Brightslide adds a settings panel from which you can choose up to three apps that you want access to.

To understand what brightslide is capable of, check out the video below:


If you are interested in Brightslide you can get it for free in under the BigBoss repo.

So what do you guys think about Brightslide?

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Review: Aero

Laaaadies and Gentlemen I present to you Aero….

Aero is one of my most awaited tweaks and surely is my primary App Switcher and Multitasking tweak. Aero adds a classy UI looking at which you feel like always keeping it enabled. At the moment I cannot recall any tweak that has such an appealing UI. This is one thing I like about every tweak created by SBCoders.

   

Here’s what Aero offers to you:

  • It is integrated with Activator, so you can access it with any activator action
  • Overlay mode: Allows you bring Aero on your screen without a separate Background
  • Small Icons: Adjust the size of the icons with this toggle
  • Animation (The Highlight of the tweak): With this you can choose from 9 animations for swiping between Aero.The 9 animations are:
  1. Linear
  2. Coverflow
  3. Rotary
  4. Wheel
  5. Wheel (Alternate)
  6. Cylinder
  7. Time Machine
  8. Time Machine (Alternate)
  9. Time Machine (Alternate 2)
  • Background: You can choose from two backgrounds namely, Linen and Showcase
  • Icon Reflection: Toggle if you want icon reflections in Aero (advised to keep off if you have enabled Vertical Mode)
  • Wrap Enabled: Toggle to on if you want the icons to wrap themselves around (Check out the video below for a clear idea)
  • Vertical Mode: If toggled on makes all the animations vertical
You can access the open applications from with Aero by tapping on the icons.
Also if you want to close an app all you have to do is tap and hold on the icon and it will disappear.
Check out Aero in action below:


According to me Aero is one awesome tweak and is worth it’s price. If you want Aero, you can head to the Cydia store and purchase it for $1.99 from the ModMyi repo.

Let me know what you guys think about Aero in the comments section below.

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