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NCSettings is a sleek toggle widget that gives you quick access to some of the useful settings that are used most like – WiFi, Volume, Brightness, Orientation Lock, Location Service, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Respring. It also allows you to set individual toggles that can be hidden from the settings option, and rearranged by holding and dragging the widget.
NCSettings isn’t an SBSettings replacement as SBSettings has many more toggles than just system settings. NCSettings is good for the iOS power-users who are always enabling and disabling things to either test something out or to be more efficient on battery life throughout the day. NCSettings will play nicely with other third party widgets as well as tweaks like Flowtation and IntelliScreenX.
The tweak is available for free in Cydia Store via ModMyi repo.
Stefan Möllenkamp, the developer behind the famous Mail Enhancer jailbreak tweak for iOS’s stock Mail application has released Mail Enhancer Pro which brings full iOS 5 support and even more features, the tweak brings the Mail application to a whole new level of usability and user-friendliness. It comes with tons of new customization settings the Mail application never had before.
The features Mail Enhancer Pro adopts from Mail Enhancer include:
- The ability to set up to three kinds of signatures for each email account
- Auto-translation of HTML code as you type
- Customization for how notifications alert you via priority settings for each email account
- The ability to change how your e-mail senders’ names appear
- E-mail highlighting for easier message discerning
Mail Enhancer Pro features:
- Swipe actions for quickly deleting, flagging, or marking any e-mail message as read. The swipe actions prove faster than having to manually tap the edit button and select them all one by one to do these actions;
- Rules for actions such as auto-deleting certain senders’ e-mails;
- Rules for notifications such as automatically marking them read;
- Less memory usage and a faster interface response.
One of the feature removed from Mail Enhancer Pro is Quiet Hours and the ability customize the text for popups. The Quiet Hours feature allowed you to set a certain time window where you would receive no notifications from e-mail; great for sleeping at night.
The predecessor Mail Enhancer only has partial iOS 5 support and will be updated again some time this summer for iOS 5 support, Mail Enhancer Pro will continue to have more features than Mail Enhancer even after this update as per Stefan.
Mail Enhancer Pro is hosted by BigBoss and available in the Cydia Store for just $4.99. Existing Mail Enhanced customers will get a discount for Mail Enhancer Pro. If you purchased Mail Enhancer between January 17, 2011 and April 6, 2011, then Mail Enhancer Pro is a $3 upgrade. If you purchased Mail Enhancer between April 6, 2011 and June 13, 2011, then Mail Enhancer Pro is a $2 upgrade. If you purchased Mail Enhancer between June 13, 2011 and March 20, 2012, then Mail Enhancer Pro is a free upgrade. All new customers will have to pay the full-blown $4.99 for Mail Enhancer Pro. For overlapping dates, certain times apply; Cydia will tell you how much you are eligible for paying.
If you aren’t sure whether Mail Enhancer Pro will be useful for you or not, here are some instructions that come with a free trial, compliments of the developer.
[Source: Stefan Möllenkamp]
The iPhone Dev Team has successfully jailbroken the new iPad, but there has been no indication of the release of a jailbreak tool at the moment. MuscleNerd tweeted photos of the Jailbreak along with the disclaimer “Just a first step, still lots of work to do! No ETA!”
It appears that there are several potential paths to a jailbreak:
- We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago still works even in 5.1. That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3. That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
- Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1. As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above. That would be great news!
- We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
- That’s three different angles, and we’re not even including the continuous work @pod2g makes towards a new jailbreak!
The infamous Germany based iOS hacker involved in the jailbreak scene Stefan Esser, more commonly known as i0n1c who was previously responsible for research and work which ended in a jailbreak for iOS 4 which spanned three software updates and was heavily involved behind the scenes in the production of the Absinthe based jailbreak. I0n1c has once again been showing off his jailbreak ninja skills, first of all by being the first to showcase a jailbreak for the iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 and now the show has shifted towards the iPhone Dev Team’s front man MuscleNerd, who has successfully jailbroken the new iPad in its full glory running iOS 5.1. He posted screenshot on Twitter showing off the new iPad running the latest build of Cydia, which is 1.1.5:
While folks out there were still trying to score themselves the new iPad, MuscleNerd used his skills to bypass Apple’s restrictions and get our beloved Cydia working.
In the meantime, for those of you who own A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touches) can jailbreak the latest iOS 5.1 (tethered), and iOS 5.0.1 (untethered) using Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze. For those with A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) on iOS 5.0.1 can use Absinthe on Windows or Mac.
Update # 1: Stefen Esser posted a video showing untethered jailbreak for the new iPad -
iH8Sn0w has released Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 to jailbreak iOS 5.1 tethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1. Sn0wbreeze supports non-A5 devices on iOS 5.1 which are exploitable to GeoHot’s Limera1n exploit. You can download Sn0wbreeze for Windows from the links below.
- Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 jailbreak for iOS 5.1 supports iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1.
- No A5-devices support (iPhone 4S, iPad 2)
- If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone 3GS old bootrom, Snowbreeze 2.9.2 will jailbreak iOS 5.1 untethered for you.
- Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 also fixes iPad baseband and iPhone 2G. It also brings back the iPhone Dev-Team’s iPhone 2G permanent unlock ‘BootNeuter’.
Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2
Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 is available for Windows only. Here’s the download link:
Why is there no A5 support? :~(
A low level (DFU/iBoot/LLB) exploit is required to start the restoration of custom IPSWs. The past two jailbreaks (JailbreakMe & absinthe) for the A5 worked within iOS itself. These exploits are not capable of bringing the iDevice into a state where it will accept custom IPSWs. Therefore, an A5 device cannot currently downgrade to an iOS revision that Apple is no longer signing (even with SHSH blobs) and it cannot preserve the baseband when updating to a newer iOS revision.
While the future may always seem to get more narrower… Keep your head high and continue to be open minded.
- iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4G, 3G
- iPad 1
Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b6
RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 is available for both Windows and Mac OS. You can download it from the links below:
It’s a tethered jailbreak which requires you to connect your device to your computer, every time you reboot your device, and use “Just Boot” feature in RedSn0w to boot in into jailbreak mode. If you turn on the device without using “Just Boot” feature, jailbreak apps won’t work (neither will Safari).
It’s untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1 for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) users.
UltraSn0w unlockers MUST use RedSn0w to create Custom IPSW. and then restore using that custom firmware. AVOID STOCK FIRMWARE. UltraSn0w will be updated with iOS 5.1 support in a couple of days (no new baseband support)
From Dev-Team official Blog:
we realize that some of you non-A5 jailbreakers are itching to get to 5.1, even though there seems to be no compelling new feature there. Because of geohot’s limera1n exploit, those with devices earlier than the iPad 2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6. Here’s what you need to know:
- This is a *tethered* 5.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices. You’ll need to use redsn0w to “Just Boot” your device every time it power cycles, otherwise jailbreak apps won’t work (neither will Safari).
- If you use ultrasn0w for your carrier unlock, be sure to use a custom IPSW to get to 5.1 first! Don’t ever restore to a stock Apple IPSW! Use redsn0w’s “Custom IPSW” button to create a NO_BB_* version of the 5.1 IPSW and restore to that instead of the stock one. (That option is available only to 3GS and iPhone4-GSM owners.) ultrasn0w itself will be updated for 5.1 in the next few days (same baseband support, not 5.1’s baseband).
- If you’re lucky enough to have an old-bootrom 3GS, this jailbreak is actually untethered (redsn0w will figure that part out automatically).
- While we were at it, we added @pod2g’s steaks4uce exploit to support MC models of the iPod touch 2G (whose last firmware was 4.2.1). So now redsn0w will auto-detect and jailbreak both MB and MC versions of that older device.
- iBooks won’t work until a future update of redsn0w
One of the most common reasons why people jailbreak their iOS devices is to customize it with jailbreak tweaks that can perform amazing things when it comes to improving the functionality of your device and also increasing the overall user experience. A number of Cydia tweaks have been provided in the Cydia marketplace by Devs, both paid and free that help do this.
But there is however no better pleasure then creating a good idea for a jailbreak tweak and even making it yourself so as to have a very personalized customization experience on the jailbroken iOS device.
A free tool called iOSOpenDev was recently released for developers. Those with basic programming knowledge can use Xcode templates for creating jailbreak-style apps and tweaks that can be easily published to Cydia, the jailbreak version of the App Store.
What Does iOSOpenDev Do?
iOSOpenDev sets up a developing environment with Xcode and the iOS SDK for devs to make tweaks and plugins for prominent Cydia apps. Not only can those with programming skills make their own tweaks from scratch, but Xcode templates are provided for creating tweaks that work with popular apps like SBSettings and Activator. Once a dev has tested a creation, the package can be submitted to Cydia and made available to the public.
Filippo Bigarella, the developer of this great tool is a student from Italy. He’s been actively writing apps and tweaks for several years now, and he’s behind some of the most prominent tweaks and apps in Cydia, including the newly-released Springtomize 2 for iOS 5.
The idea behind iOSOpenDev is that this will either lead to more useful Cydia tweaks being created and released as a result of attracted new talent, or even will lead to a big wave of badly designed Cydia tweaks released by first time programmers.
This is totally free and you can go to this link and download it right now.
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion (10.7)
- Xcode 4
- dpkg — provides dpkg-deb for building Debian packages, install using MacPorts (http://www.macports.org)
This guide is for Mac only and will teach you how to jailbreak various iOS devices using the newly released tool, Absinthe. The current version of Absinthe is 0.3. It should be noted that this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning that you will be able to reboot your phone just like you normally would at any time.
This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations:
- iPhone 4S | 5.0 (9A334)
- iPhone 4S | 5.0.1 (9A405)
- iPhone 4S | “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
- iPad2 (CDMA) | 5.0.1 (9A405)
- iPad2 (GSM) | 5.0.1 (9A405)
- iPad2 (Wi-Fi) | 5.0.1 (9A405)
It should also be noted that the team that put this jailbreak together included both Saurik and MuscleNerd, both of which are core members of the iPhone Dev Team; three members of the Chronic Dev Team including posixninja, pod2g, and nikias; and the legendary planetbeing, who is the iOS hacker/developer who is responsible for initially porting both Android and Linux to the iPhone) is accepting donations. Feel free to donate via PayPal if you want to show some support.
PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING:
Absinthe create a backup and restores it onto your device as part of the way it gets files on the device, so we recommend the device is mostly empty when you start the process. To do this, it is advised to create a backup in in iTunes first (connect to iTunes and sync). If you are using iCloud to backup, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup > Backup Now.
Once you have backed up, on your device go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. As mentioned, make sure you have a backup of your content first. You don’t need to Erase All Content and Settings if you don’t want to, but the jailbreak could take up to 20-30 minutes to complete if you don’t, depending on your device that is.
Follow the steps below to successfully jailbreak your iOS device:
- Download the Windows version of Absinthe 0.3 from the following link (http://cache.greenpois0n.com/dl/absinthe-mac-0.3.zip)
- Once downloaded, double click the zip file to unzip it if your browser didn’t already automatically unzip the file.
- (Make sure your device is connected first) Double-click Absinthe to launch it and you will see the Absinthe home screen. Absinthe at this point should tell you what device and firmware version is detected.
- Press the jailbreak button. Once you do this, Absinthe will go through a few status messages while it jailbreaks your device. It will stop for a bit at Waiting for reboot – not done yet, don’t unplug your device yet!
- Once the device has finished rebooting, it will continue the jailbreak. During this process, do not touch or unplug your iOS device.
- Once the process has finished in Absinthe, it will alert you to unlock the screen if necessary and tap “Absinthe” icon to finish the jailbreak. Remember, the icon may not be on the first pay, so you might have to scroll to find it.
- Tapping the icon will bring up a webview with a white page, and then your device will restart. Just a quick note: If you see an “Error establishing database connection” error or a white screen, which lasts longer than 1 minute, please go to Settings and turn on VPN, and wait instead. The VPN connection will give an error (which is normal). At this point, a reboot should happen a few moments after the error.
- You will see the Apple logo with a progress bar quickly as the device restarts and then your device will power back on. Just a quick note: The Set Up iPhone (or iPad) GUI you see when you restore an iOS Device will now appear. If you backed up with iCloud at the beginning of this tutorial, please choose Restore from iCloud Backup in the Set Up iPhone GUI, and restore from the backup you took at the beginning of this guide. The iDevice will then restore from backup, reboot, and you’re good to go.
- Cydia is now on your device where the Absinthe icon was before!
Boom! You’re now holding a jailbreak iOS device!
If you have any questions feel free to leave them below or tweet us. We’ll help where we can!