Cydia: CodeScrambler Scrambles the Lock Screen Passcode Keypad

A new jailbreak tweak called CodeScrambler is set to hit Cydia soon for iPhone and iPod touch, the work of developers “JQ-” and “Its_not_herpes.” CodeScrambler was created to rearrange the numbers on the iOS lock screen’s passcode keypad for extra security.

By rearranging the numbers, this jailbreak tweak can throw off people who watch you enter your passcode. So if someone has been watching you tap the bottom center portion of your keypad, and assumes you’ve entered the passcode “0000,” they’ve actually been tricked.  The developer notes that there is a 1 in 10 chance of each number landing on the same square again.

CodeScrambler will be hitting the BigBoss repository in a few days, costing an honest 99 cents. The Glasklart HD theme is not included with the package.

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Lockdown Pro 3.1 Now Available in Cydia

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Lockdown Pro, an effective solution for password protecting iOS applications and folders, has been updated with an entirely new user interface — including better animations and images. The popular jailbreak tweak, compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 4 through iOS 6, gains a number of new features in version 3.1.

Specifically, Lockdown Pro 3.1 now has 256 bit encryption for privacy and security, a new Activator action for opening a hidden apps view, core stability updates, bug fixes and more. The jailbreak tweak is available on Cydia for $4.99. A complete change log is posted ahead.  (more…)

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Act Fast: Apple is Mysteriously Allowing iOS 6.0.x Downgrades

ios-6-jailbreakFor those of you that have been vying to downgrade to iOS 6.0.x, but missed the signing window, now is your golden opportunity. For unknown reasons, and potentially related to the iPhone activation server activation issues, Apple has begun signing older versions of iOS 6.

So if you’ve been wanting to get your jailbreak back or you want to downgrade for whatever purpose, act fast. Download links for all iOS 6 versions for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available here. Will you downgrade and jailbreak iOS 6 again?

EDIT: We’re hearing that downgrades for certain devices are already not working again. Keep trying, but the gold rush might be over.

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Jailbreak Trick: How to Install an App Twice

Multiple duplicate iOS appsIf you share your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with someone else, or have multiple accounts, you might find it useful to be able to install an app twice — or maybe even three times. If so, iFans forum member abdallah has come to your rescue, with a tutorial on the discussion forums that outlines how to install an app more than once.

You will need a jailbroken iOS device and a plist editor such as iFunBox for Mac and PC, or iFile directly from Cydia. The rest of the steps are outlined in the tutorial thread, and these instructions should be followed at your own risk. There are risks that can be encountered by manually tampering with iOS software.

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$3,000 Mistake: The In-App Purchase Mishaps Continue

$3,000 Mistake: The In-App Purchase Mishaps Continue

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“To make a long story short, it was not fraudulent activity or criminal activity that I thought was happening from the U.K.; it was actually my seven-year-old sons who were playing a game while I was gone calledClash of Clans,” Marner said.

Clash of Clans is one of the top-grossing iTunes apps of all time.

Will the reoccurring upset of moms across the world at the hands of mischievous developers ruin the in-app purchase model for those actually wanting to make a legitimate dollar?

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Joshua Hill’s OpenJailbreak Opening to the Public Soon

Joshua Hill, otherwise known in the jailbreak community as p0sixninja, has announced this morning via his Twitter feed that will soon be opening to the public. The project was first outed by iFans in late June, and intends to bring an open source jailbreak repository lead by a team of jailbreak developers headed by Hill himself. (more…)

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xRec is a Screen Recorder for iPhone, Works Without a Jailbreak


Ever wanted to record a game you’re playing for upload to YouTube? Have you wanted to share screen recorded video demos of apps you’ve developed? Until today, neither of these scenarios were possible without a jailbroken device and a free app like RecordMyScreen. Today that’s changing for the first time in over a year. xRec is a new app available on the App Store that allows you to record your screen anywhere within iOS.

Using iOS video recording APIs that otherwise scarcely slip through the fingers of the App Store’s approval team, xRec can record your device’s screen from anywhere – even after leaving the app itself. To get started, open the app like any other you’ve downloaded and head to Settings where you can designate which orientation you would like to record in – you can pick any of the four. From there, tap Record, tap Start, and quit the app. Continue using the device as normal and record what you’d like!

Here’s a quick video of xRec in action: (more…)

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Try Eric Castro’s LyricFlow (Beta) Tweak Right Now

In April, we told you about an awesome tweak called LyricFlow that brings an iTunes 11-like cover flow experience to iOS. Today, its developer Eric Castro tells us that the tweak is finally in beta – and you can try it right now!

“[The tweak is] highly focused on aesthetics, visual effects, and simplicity,” Castro claims. “Interface color scheme matches album artwork as seen in iTunes 11. By the way: effects and transitions are WAY smoother in the real app. But this was the best quality and FPS I could get using Display Recorder.”

iTunes 11 introduced a new interface that detects the colors used in album art to create an aesthetically pleasing way to listen to music. LyricFlow is Casto’s attempt at recreating this experience for iOS and, after months of hard work, it appears the initial builds are ready for public testing.

To get a better idea of how the tweak works–and get a look at its beauty–be sure to watch the teaser video embedded  after the break. And if you have a hankering for free buggy software, the instructions to grabbing the LyricFlow beta can also be found below. (more…)

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Orangered is a Reddit Notification Tweak for iPhone


Reddit apps are aplenty for the iPhone, but all of them have one thing in common: they can’t send notifications of Reddit messages due to certain API restrictions. This infrastructure simply doesn’t exist yet on Reddit, but well-to-do iOS developer Julian Weiss (@insanji) has created a workaround called Orangered. It comes in the form of a jailbreak tweak available for iOS 6.

Orangered is a dynamic, virtually seamless way to unite iOS and Reddit in perfect harmony. Using programically-tight methods of retrieving, processing, and presenting Reddit information, Orangered is the best way to stay on top of your inbox. After proving your identity, this jailbreak tweak (for devices running a supported version of iOS) will automatically check your Reddit inbox for unread messages and replies. Put in your ideal checking interval (how long you want Orangered to wait before checking your inbox again, in minutes or hours), save your information, and let Orangered works its magic. Never think about your new posts, comments, or mentions again.

iFans forum member Half-Life has been beta testing the tweak, and has supplied the YouTube video which Julian himself has included on the tweak’s landing page. The tweak is compatible with all iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 6 and should also be compatible with iOS 5–although there are no guarantees. You can purchase Orangered on Cydia via the BigBoss repo for $0.99. Find the video of the tweak after the break. (more…)

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StatusTab Replaces Pull Down Tab in Fullscreen Apps, Makes a Lot of Sense

cydiaWhen playing a game or using another fullscreen app, there are undoubtedly situations when you want to see your device’s status bar or read notifications. Currently, Apple has in place a small tab that makes sure you don’t do this on accident while playing that fast-paced racing game. That’s all fine and dandy, but what could we–or jailbreak developers, in this case–do to improve it?

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StatusTab is a tweak that replaces that little tab with the status bar itself. If you want to see your notifications, you can pull down to view the status bar, and then pull down once again to view notification center. This is an improvement because, if all you want to do is see how much battery you have left, you can do so at a glance without interrupting your game. If this tweak sounds interesting to you (and you haven’t moved to an iOS 7 beta yet), head over to the BigBoss repo on Cydia and grab it for free.

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