Top 20 Best Cydia Apps Of 2012

Today, we bring to you the top 20 applications for a jailbroken iPhone. Of course, we all know that a jailbroken iPhone means the existence of Cydia icon on your springboard. If you still don’t know what we are talking about then please refer to our jailbreak guide.

Moving along, 2011 proved to be the most productive year of Apple. With the Devs coming up with new apps, being sued by who once were their allies, Steve passing away and the introduction of the spanking new iOS 5 and a little disappointingly familiar iPhone 4S, now 4S isn’t as much of a success as it could have been but at least, we have now someone who’d listen to our rambling ons (Siri)!

The launching of iOS 5 was accepted as a challenge by the Devs and soon enough they were able to give us a jailbreak for Apple’s greatest work yet. The jailbreak brought about a wave of new Cydia applications compatible with the iOS 5. We are now going to tell you which one of those apps made their way into our hearts and our iDevices.

1. Spire:

Installs Siri on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and first generation iPad.

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2. OpenBackup:

Saves your Cydia packages and settings of your applications and helps backup and restore your iDevice.

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3. Fbspot:

Control your Facebook account from the Spotlight search area via custom commands.

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4. Autocorrection Bar:

Adds an Android-like autocorrect bar above iOS keyboard.

5. SwitcherLoader:

Enables you to add or remove options from the App Switcher tray.

6. App Stat:

Find out the number of times each of your applications have been opened.

7. xCon:

Enables you to run apps that normally don’t run on jailbroken devices.

8. Zephyr:

Modifies the way you switch between applications and enable the multitasking bar.

9. CleverPin

Designed to make LockScreen functionality on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad much smarter.

10. SwitcherCleaner:

Kills all apps automatically except the recent ones.

11. LockScreen Multitasking:

Enables you to access App Switcher from the lockscreen.

12. Firebreak:

Enables panorama camera mode in iOS 5 camera app.

13. SMSConfirmation:

Get confirmation notification every time an SMS is delivered successfully.

14. WeeSpaces:

Plugin to quickly access a springboard page or a running app.

15. AnyLockApp:

Replace the camera icon on lock screen with the shortcut to any app of your choice.

16. WeeFlashlight:

Adds a flashlight which can be used from the notification center.

17. SwitcherPages:

Adds page dots to the app switcher tray.

18. FolderIcons:

Customize the appearance of folders and icons.

19. Swype:

Get a Swype keyboard for your iOS device.

20. Notification Center widgets:

Brings a collection of the best Big Boss Notification Center tweaks.

In a nutshell, all jailbreakers are extremely happy with the outcome we’ve seen in the past year. The Devs, even more so, because time and time again they show us why Cydia has become such an important part of our iLives!

Happy Tweaking! :)

Jailbreak iOS 5 Via Redsn0w [How-To]

It’s been less then 24 hours since iOS 5 was released and we already have a jailbreak for you with the courtesy of iH8sn0w who has just announced that the current versions of Redsn0w and sn0wbreeze can jailbreak iOS 5. But we must tell you here that this is a tethered jailbreak. And it supports iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1, iPhone3GS, iPhone4 (GSM) and iPhone4 (CDMA).

Things you will need before starting:

Now, Let’s begin!

Step 1: Connect your iDevice with your PC via USB, and open iTunes 10.5 and Restore to iOS 5.0.

Step 2: Open Redsn0w, press on “Extras > Select IPSW” and direct it to iOS 5.0 firmware ipsw file.

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Step 3: Select “Install Cydia” and click “Next”. Optionally (if available), you can also select any other option you like.

Step 4: Make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to your PC before you click “Next”.

Step 5: Now, you will be guided on how to enter DFU mode on your iDevice. Quickly hold “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too. After few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins. If done right, you will have your iDevice jailbroken in a few minutes.

In a matter of days, an untethered jailbreak is expected to release. We will keep you updated when it does.

Cheers!

UPDATE: Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 has been Released Bringing Custom IPSW Option.

Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5 And iPad 2 Possible As 5 Userland Exploits Found

The biggest news of the week is making waves and it we have received it with much zest. The Chronic Dev Team member, p0sixninja, has just found 5 new userland exploits that could lead to untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5 and iPad 2.

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Userland exploits are software related and thus, can be used to patch softwares. Unlike hardware exploits, these exploits can be revised. The last time Apple revised their hardware was in 3gS and that was a long time ago.

According to P0sixninja:

It’s the record breaking number of exploits found.

From what we understand, this means that iOS 5 might be getting an untethered jailbreak sooner than expected, if Apple decides not to patch them up. iOS 5 for iPhone 5 is a slightly complicated matter as Chronic Dev Team would have to get their hands on an iPhone 5 to check if their exploits are compatible with its hardware.

Next month, when iPhone 5 and iOS 5 are released, we are expecting to see an untethered jailbreak within hours of its public announcement. Stay tuned for jailbreak news and views next month on our website.