The iDB team takes its coverage of jailbreak tweaks and other jailbreak or device hacking content very seriously, but if you want a quick overview of everything that happened in the past week, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this roundup, we’ll be showing you everything that happened in this department during the week of Monday, July 24th to Sunday, July 30th.
Important stuff from this week
KFD to make MacDirtyCow-like add-ons possible on iOS 16.5
One of the best things about having a powerful kernel read/write process on newer firmware, such as kernel file descriptor (kfd), is that you can still use it to customize iOS & iPadOS in the absence of a jailbreak.
Many developers are already working to bring MacDirtyCow-like add-ons to newer firmware, such as the likes of iOS 16.5, which doesn’t support the MacDirtyCow exploit.
You can find out more about how kfd might emulate the MacDirtyCow exploit in our full news post.
Want a tweak that makes using your iPhone easier? If you answered yes to that question, then check out SquidGesture.
This simple tweak lets you assign various actions to gestures performed either on the Status Bar or at the bottom of the display.
You can learn more about SquidGesture and how it works in our full review post.
The StoreSwitcher 2 jailbreak tweak allows the user to easily switch between multiple Apple ID accounts in their iPhone’s native App Store app.
The tweak adds a button to the top left of the App Store interface for making the switch, which brings you to a list of previously-used Apple ID accounts.
You can learn more about StoreSwitcher 2 in our full review post.
The Layers theme is a beautiful new icon set for your Home Screen that gives you backgroundless icons crafted with vibrant colors that reward your eyeballs.
Not only does it come with 500+ app icons, but it provides custom app icon badges, Settings app icons, and unique wallpapers that complement the icons of the theme.
You can learn more about the Layers theme and how it looks in our full review post.
You can now make your Home Screen Dock’s corners as rounded as you like and colorize the background of that very same Dock with RoundDock Remastered.
Learn more about this tweak and what you can do with it in our full review post.
SwipeExtenderX gets rootless support
SwipeExtenderX is a jailbreak tweak that helps you get more done from your iPhone’s keyboard interface by incorporating a plethora of useful functions into your keys that can be invoked with a swipe gesture.
Just this past week, SwipeExtenderX received an update that brought it up to speed with rootless jailbreaks on iOS 15 and 16, such as Dopamine and palera1n.
You can find out more about this, as well as how to install it, in our full review post.
Ripple Status Bar HD
Want a better looking Status Bar for your iPhone running iOS 13, 14, 15, or 16? If so, then it’s hard to go wrong with the aesthetics lent by Ripple Status Bar HD.
With the beautiful new icons and colors, you can rest assured that Ripple transcends the stock Status Bar icons, providing a sight for sore eyes that only a seasoned graphic designer can provide.
Check out our full review post to learn more.
libpatchfinder ready for iOS 16
Tihmstar’s libpatchfinder project on GitHub is ready to find offsets on iOS 16, an announcement made just this week following the exciting news of an ambitious project to achieve kernel read and write capabilities on firmware up to iOS & iPadOS 16.5.
Currently, we only need a PPL bypass to achieve a jailbreak on this firmware, which could be good news for the community, however until that happens, we remain gridlocked without an iOS 16 jailbreak.
You can learn more about the libpatchfinder announcement in our full news post.
CC UI for MacDirtyCow
You can use the CC UI add-on for the MacDirtyCow exploit to change the icon glyphs you’re accustomed to seeing in the Control Center interface.
CC UI works by utilizing an exploit that achieves elevated privileges all on its own, so it doesn’t require a jailbreak and supports iOS 15.x-16.1.2 devices.
You can learn more about CC UI and how it works in our full review post.
Everything else from this week
Locked DND: Activate Do Not Disturb mode when you lock your device and deactivate it again when you unlock your device (free via 0xkuj’s YouRepo repository)
MarkerHaaretzPrem (rootless): The Marker / Haaretz without ads (free via 0xkuj’s YouRepo repository)
WA Remove 999 Limit: Removes WhatsApp’s badge limit of 999 (free via 0xkuj’s YouRepo repository)
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That’s all we have for you in this weekend’s roundup piece, but we’ll be right back at it next Sunday with a roundup just like this one that contains all the latest information for your jailbreaking and iPhone hacking needs.
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