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SBSettings: A Classic Jailbreak App for iDevices

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When people ask me why I jailbreak I have many reasons, but what I show them is SBSettings. This one app brings so much into a single swipe it exemplifies the power of the jailbreak. It shows people the level of control you have when you free your device from Apple’s constraints. My brother recently jailbroke, and I wasn’t sure what his motivations were other than to see if he could do it. But after telling him about SBSettings I do not think he is going back. Continue reading →

iSwipe Brings Swype to Jailbroken iOS Devices

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People love cellphones. People also love texting on their cell phones. A few years ago, phone manufacturers began implementing T9 text input on their phones. T9 text input predicted which word the user was trying to type while the user was typing it. It was significantly faster compared to the multi-tap input where the user had to press a specific key multiple times to output one letter (depending on which letter). Well there’s good news now. We’ve come along way since T9 and multi-tap (at least I like to think so). So I present to you… Swype. Continue reading →

Freely Move Around Your iPhone Status Bar Icons

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Here’s a quick and simple jailbreak tweak for all you iPhone modders. It’s called ArrangeStatusBar and it allows you to freely move around all those icons in your status bar. We know how much of a pain it can be trying to neatly fit all those notification icons in just a 640px wide bar, so ArrangeStatusBar should help straighten it up. Continue reading →

App Review: VLC Media Player For iOS

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Once upon a time there was a little app that allowed you to watch many different video formats on your iDevice without having to convert them first. But alas, The Powers That Be removed it from the App Store and only the Rebel Alliance (AKA jailbreak community) has access to it now. Yes, I know I’m confusing two different movies, but let me continue. Continue reading →

App Review: Hanging With Friends

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So you have been playing Words With Friends for a while, but you’re sick of the games lasting too long and, not to mention, finding spots for words on the tile board is just a pain. You like the chat feature, but you wish for more colorful characters. Well we have good news for you: Zynga, the creators of Words With Friends, have released another app called Hanging with Friends that we think you’ll enjoy! Continue reading →

JailbreakMe Released for iPad 2 and iOS 4.3.3

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The iPhone Dev Team just released a jailbreak for the iPad 2 and all devices running iOS 4.3.3. Unlike redsn0w, PwnageTool or sn0wbreeze, JailbreakMe doesn’t rely on a computer to jailbreak; simply go to jailbreakme.com on your iOS device and click the Free button that animates into the good ol’ fashion Install button we’re all used to. Continue reading →

Our Favorite Jailbreak Tweaks

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Here at pinglio we enjoy our iPhone jailbreaks (in case you couldn’t tell) along with the various tweaks ready to be downloaded from Cydia. So we’ve decided to put together a quick list of each of our top 3 favorite jailbreak tweaks and links to the repos you guys can find them at. Of course, this list is not definitive; there are hundreds of other tweaks in Cydia we also enjoy, but these are our favorites. Continue reading →

How To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2 With Seas0nPass

Apple’s latest version of iOS recently updated for Apple TV with build 8F305. This build, which is also known as 4.2.2 (AKA iOS 4.3) on your Apple TV’s About menu, was released two weeks ago and fixes a number of issues including audio not playing when video content is playing (here’s a full list of changes). Today we are going to be walking through how to jailbreak the latest Apple TV software. Continue reading →

How To: Add a 911 Shortcut To Your iPhone Home Screen

Consider yourself lucky if you haven’t been in a position where you had to call 911 as quickly as possible. In some emergency cases, a few seconds can mean life or death. So what if we could cut out just a few seconds it takes to pull out your cellphone, unlock it, open the phone app and dial three digits? Sure, the iPhone has Emergency Call on the lockscreen, but it’s easier to unlock your phone and tap an icon on your dock that automatically calls 911. We’ll be going over two ways to add contacts on your home screen – one for jailbreakers and one for non-jailbreakers. Let’s get started. Continue reading →

Last Week’s Roundup: iPhone Edition

In last week’s Roundup, we’ll be discussing everything iPhone – from leaked photos of the supposed iPhone 5 to Steve Jobs on the Locationgate issue. Let’s get started! Continue reading →