Patch iOS SSL bug without updating


If you’re jailbroken and don’t want to update to iOS 7.0.6 — even though it can be jailbroken — Ryan Petrich has you covered. The enterprising developer has released SSLPatch, a tweak that can be found on his repo ( The tweak is completely free, and everyone that hasn’t updated should grab it. Why? Because that SSL bug is horrible.

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Ryan Petrich Reveals Hidden Topography Setting In Google Maps

Cydia IconAs we all know, the native Google Maps application was recently released following its departure in the iOS 6 update. Today, iDownloadBlog is reporting that the app includes a hidden feature — topography.

Early feedback shows the app may be superior to the Android version, even though both versions of the app offer the same basic set of features.  While the Android version offers more features such as Wikipedia  integration and other Google services, the iOS version offers a more clean and intuitive experience.

Both may be useful apps, but the more recent iOS version seems to have one feature that has yet to be publicly announced. (more…)

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Activator 1.6.2 Beta 1 Released with Several New Features

Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich, who iFans chatted with last week, has released Activator 1.6.2 beta 1, which includes a number of new features for the popular jailbreak tweak. Activator is a free tweak from Cydia that allows for you to pick and choose various activation methods on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

For instance, with Activator, you can set what happens when you double-tap the home button, shake your device, pinch the home screen, press the volume up button, double-tap the status bar, and more. Activator 1.6.2 beta 1 has several new features, including the following… (more…)

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TweakWeek: One Free iOS Tweak Everyday

TweakWeek was launched on June 1st by popular jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich, who released a new iOS tweak everyday for one week. After that, popular developers from the jailbreak community each take a week of their own. TweakWeek is no easy task, as developers must do all of the coding for each tweak on the day of its release; the source code must be made open source, too. Just over two weeks into the project, we’ve already seen some quick, easy, and simple tweaks for iOS. Each tweak requires that you’re running iOS 4.0 or higher. Most tweaks that have been released so far can be found on the default BigBoss repository in Cydia.

UPDATE: To settle some of the confusion, the dates below are merely the release dates of each tweak. These tweaks will always be available on Cydia for free regardless of which day it is.

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  • June 1 — DietBar: shrinks the size of most in-app navigation bars
  • June 2 — PagePusher: adds flip-style animations when navigating through pages, lists
  • June 3 — SplitMail: split-style mail app on iPad in portrait mode
  • June 4 — Read Later Action: submit articles to Instapaper via Action Menu
  • June 5 — Running Indicator: apps that are running have glowing icons
  • June 6 — SliderBar: quick scrolling in all table views
  • June 7 — MathAlarm: your alarm wakes you to arithmetic

Check out our large screenshot gallery plus other tweaks released by jailbroken developer Filippo Bigarella after the break.


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