Review: HUDChanger

HUDChanger is a new tweak that changes your Volume heads-up display. Instead of the default volume increase/decrease display you will see a smaller better looking display which displays the volume in a percentage format.

There is one thing I don’t like in the tweak is that it does not show the increase/decrease in real time like the default iOS Volume HUD.

You can check out HUDChanger in action below:


If you are interested in HUDChanger you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know hwat you guys think about HUDCHanger in the comments section below.

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Review: SwipeSafari

Swipe Safari is a new jailbreak tweak that adds new gestures to mobile Safari to enhance the user experience while browsing. It allows you to swipe to previous or next page, pull to refresh the page and even switch tabs using gestures.

Here is what the tweak offers you:

  • Swipe (one finger) left or right to navigate to previous or next page
  • Swipe (one finger) left or right and hold to navigate to the next or previous tab
  • Pull down to refresh the page
  • Pull from bottom to access Bookmarks
  • Double tap with two fingers to toggle to fullscreen mode
  • Double tap to go to the top of the screen
  • Pinch to close tab
  • Double tap and hold to open new tab
  • Ability to assign actions for following gestures:
    • Swipe (two fingers)
    • Swipe (three fingers)
    • Double tap, triple Tap (One finger)
    • Double tap (Two fingers)
    • Pinch (Two fingers)
    • Tap/double tap + long press (One finger)
  • Adds recently closed tabs feature on iPhone/iPod touch
  • Removes limit on the number of tabs (which is 8 by default)

You can also configure these options via the Settings app. Swipe Safari supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 5.x.x.

You can check out the video review of SwipeSafari by Jeff of iDownloadBlog:

If you are impressed by SwipeSafari, then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.50 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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

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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b4

A couple of days ago Redsn0w was updated to 0.9.11b3, which I apparently missed out hence I’m covering it here. This update fixed the random “restore failed” messages that Redsn0w gave, it also worked better with the nearby devices that have WiFi syncing enabled.

Now coming back to the latest version of Redsn0w i.e 0.9.11b4. This was released only a few hours back and it completes the tethered jailbreak support for 5.1.1 on A4 devices and earlier, including proper “Stitching” and “Custom” creation of NO_BB IPSWs. This means you will be able to preserve your baseband and update/downgrade (NOTE: Downgrading on A5 devices will still update baseband).

You can get hold of this version of Redsn0w from our downloads page.

Have you tried the new Redsn0w?

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Review: Homescreen Contacts

In your family and friends there are some people who are more close to you and whom you often contact.

This new tweak known as Homescreen Contacts allows you to put your contacts on the home screen of your iPhone so that you can easily contact/text/mail them right from your HomeScreen. After installation you will see an additional option in each contact in the contacts app (this is important since you won’t be able to see the button in the phone app) known as “Add to Home Screen”. When you tap on this the contact will be added to your HomeScreen.

 

The contact icon added to your HomeScreen is similar to an app icon which when pressed gives you all the information of the associated contact.

Taping on “send message” will open up the write new message on your phone on the messages app. Taping on the mobile number will place a call for you. Taping on postal address will result in the native Map app and giving you the location of a particular place. If you have assigned the contact a picture the same picture will be shown on the contacts icon on the HomeScreen.

Suppose if you ever want to delete someones contact from your HomeScreen all you have to do is enter wiggle mode by holding down any app icon for a few minutes and then you will see the minus sign on the contact icon, go ahead and tap on them to remove any contact from your HomeScreen.

Check out Homescreen Contacts in action below:


HomeScreen Contacts is a nice and useful tweak to have in your phone as it helps you a lot to contact those whom you often do. If you are interested in Homescreen Contacts you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

What do you think about HomeScreen Contacts?

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Review: AutoProtect

When I put a passcode on my phone, it is for the reason that no one can access it other than me, but what if I’m in a friendly environment such as home, I don’t need a passcode at that time. So for this, a new tweak known as AutoProtect was released. AutoProtect automatically disables your  passcode when you are connected to a trusted WiFi network. All you have to do is head into the settings panel of the tweak and put in the name of the WiFi of your choice and hit the Home Button to save the changes.

Once that is done, you won’t be troubled by your passcode again when you are connected to that specific WiFi network (you can choose up to 5 networks as of now).

Check out AutoProtect in action below:


If you are interested in Autoprotect you can go ahead and download it for free from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

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

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Review: GrabberApp

Have you ever wanted to launch some other app from your HomeScreen by swiping up the Camera Grabber? Well if yes, then GrabberApp is the tweak for you. GrabberApp basically allows you to choose what app you want to launch by sliding up the Grabber on the LockScreen.

To choose what app you want to launch, you have to head to the settings panel for GrabberApp and first enable it and then choose whatever app you want.

After you are done choosing the app you want to launch, when you now slide the Grabber up, you will be directed to the app that you chose.

GrabberApp goes hand-in-hand with Camera Grabber for iOS 5 on a non iOS 5.1 device. If you don’t use Camera Grabber then while installing GrabberApp it will automatically install it.

Check out GrabberApp in action below:


One cool thing I like while using both of them together is that you can actually theme the Grabber icon with Camera Grabber, so if you have chosen Instagram then you can put the Instagram app logo instead of the Grabber.

All you have to do is:

  • Use an image of size  118×149 (for Retina devices) and 59×75 (for non-retina devices)
  • Put this file in a folder named <Folder Name>
  • Make another folder named “Bundles” inside the first folder you created
  • Now place the image you created and rename it to “com.modmyi.cameragrabberforios5″
  • Save and Apply with WinterBoard

If you are interested in GrabberApp you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about GrabberApp in the commetns section below.

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Review: HomeSpringPage

Have you guys ever wanted a clean, plain page on your SpringBoard with nothing on it except the dock? Well if your thinking was this bizarre, then a new tweak known as HomeSpringPage takes care of your thoughts. The tweak is a very simple one and does nothing except adding an extra page in your SpringBoard as the first page. You can not decide the position of the blank page, it will always be the first one. After installing the tweak it will automatically shift all your apps to the next page, but if you want you can always re-arrange your apps on the blank page.

I don’t see any point of this tweak except that if you want to use it with Dashboard X as a page for your widgets.

You can check out HomeSpringPage in action below:


If you are interested in HomeSpringPage then you can go ahead and install it from Cydia for free.

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

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Review: RainBoard

RainBoard is a new jailbreak tweak which makes it rain on your SpringBoard, well not exactly rain but yeah sort of. It makes 9 icons fall from up to down/down to up, depending on your choice. The tweak adds two button on the SpringBoard which can be hidden and shown via an Activator action. In the setting panel you will see nine option (18 sliders) with all these sliders you can configure the speed of the animation.

 

You can even change the icons to any custom image you want by placing the images to /var/mobile/Library/RainBoard and then rename them.

Check out RainBoard in action below:


Personally I think RainBoard would have been a much better tweak if instead of icons there were actually rain drops falling continuously.But thats just me, if you are interested in RainBoard you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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

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TinyUmbrella updated to 5.11.00b

Notcom a.k.a semaphore has released a new version of TinyUmbrella (5.11.00b) that allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, that was released by Apple earlier in the week.

TinyUmbrella allows you to take backups of SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) that can be used to downgrade to older iOS versions even after Apple stops signing the iOS firmware file. It can come in handy if you end up accidentally upgrading to the latest version of iOS.

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella. But iPhone Dev team released a new version of Redns0w yesterday that also allows users to downgrade their iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

It’s very simple to save SHSH blobs. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device to the computer
  • Install and then launch the latest version of TinyUmbrella (ensure it says v5.11.00 in the title)
  • Select your iOS device from the “Connected Devices” list
  • Then click on the “Save SHSH” button.

After the SHSH blobs are successfully saved, you should see your iOS device listed along with the iOS version that it is running on currently under the General section, which says Saved SHSHs.

Please note that your iOS device doesn’t need to be on iOS 5.1.1 to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, so don’t waste any time and save the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1. It also looks like Apple is still signing iOS 5.1 so you will be able to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1 as well, in case you haven’t save them already.

You can go ahead and download this new version of TinyUmbrella for Notcom’s blog: http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.in

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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b2

Yesterday, iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 that allowed users to downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1.

However, they had inadvertently missed out including support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) – the tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple had released to fix the “Unknown SIM”, “No SIM card installed” problem.

While there was a workaround to still use Redsn0w to use it with the  iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406), iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 to add support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406).

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella.

But with Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 users can downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 if they’ve saved the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1.

Downgrading to iOS 5.0.1 will allow users to perform the untethered jailbreak using Absinthe jailbreak. Unfortunately, users who have recently purchased their iOS device that come pre-installed with iOS 5.1 won’t be able to downgrade as personalized SHSH blobs is required for the downgrade process. So even though Redsn0w supports the new iPad, it will allow users to downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 as it came pre-installed with iOS 5.1 (which means that they could only save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1).

You can see this link for our tutorial on downgrading.

You can go ahead and download Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 from our downloads page.

Let me know if you have tried downgrading your devcice to 5.0.1 (9A406).

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