How to Delete a Cydia App From Your Home Screen

Removing a Cydia app from your Home screen is a lot harder than deleting a normal iOS app. Instead of holding a jailbreak app until it wiggles to delete it, users must navigate to the Manage section of Cydia to uninstall the package themselves. Luckily Ryan Burke has updated developer Dustin Howett's original iOS 4 tweak CyDelete to work with iOS 7 devices.


CyDelete7 allows jailbreakers to uninstall Cydia applications directly from their Home screen just like regular App Store apps. The new tweak works with all jailbroken Apple devices running iOS 7 or later.

CyDelete7 is available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repo.

Cydia Substrate Updated to Support iOS 7 and ARM64

Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) announced today that "Substrate version 0.95000 is now compatible with both iOS 7 and the ARM64 CPU used in the iPhone 5s." This means all the recently released iOS 7 tweaks and future Cydia releases will now work with the iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air.

Cydia Substrate

The update comes after the evad3rs released evasi0n 7 for iOS 7 devices. Up until now most jailbreak tweaks did not work with Apple devices equipped with an A7 chip, but now that has all changed.

You Can Now Change Your iOS 7 Icons Back to iOS 6 Icons [Jailbreak]

There are a lot of iOS 7 tweaks being released now that the dust has settled over the evasi0n 7 controversy. Even Cydia has received an iOS 7 makeover and popular tweaks like Zeppelin now support the new Apple OS. It also didn't take long for Jailbreakstyle to release a new Winterboard theme that allows you to restore your home screen icons to their original iOS 6 versions.

iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweak

The new jailbreak theme is called iOS 6 icons for iOS 7 and it can be found under the BigBoss repo in Cydia. The theme allows you to convert your iOS 7 icons to iOS 6 icons. The tweak requires a jailbroken device running iOS 7 or later, and you must have Winterboard already installed for it to work.

iPad mini and iPad 4 Already Jailbroken

While the East Coast was busy picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy this weekend, iOS developers MuscleNerd and Chpwn were concentrating on jailbreaking Apple's newly released iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad. The iPad mini was jailbroken by MuscleNerd only 24 hours after its release, and Chpwn announced he had cracked the iPad 4 on Monday. Both devices were released on Friday, November 2.

Fourth Generation iPad Jailbreak

Both the iPad mini and iPad 4 jaibreaks will remain failbreaks until more exploits can be discovered. This means these jailbreaks are not ready for public consumption. However, this proves the iPad 4′s new A6X chip can be jailbroken, and that progress is being made. Hopefully, it's only a matter of time before an untethered iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 jailbreak is available to the public.

Make iPad Notification Banners Wider (Tweaks)

iPad notification banners are useful, but sometimes the text gets cut off since Apple limits their size. If you've ever wished you could extend the width of the notifications that pop up at the top of the iPad screen, then your tweak has arrived. NCPad stretches the banner to the entire width of the iPad display.

Cydia tweak NCPad

This simple tweak makes the banners wide enough so that more text is displayed, conveying additional information. You can find NCPad in Cydia under Sections -> Tweaks or use the Search function to find the package. NCPad has no settings to configure and can be installed free of charge.

iPad 3 Jailbreak Coming Soon!

It looks like an untethered iPad 3 jailbreak should be right around the corner. Pod2g released a video (see below) showing a jailbroken new iPad running iOS 5.1. On Friday, the IOS hacker confirmed that his new jailbreak also works with iOS 5.1.1, and should work with all iOS devices inculding the iPad 3 and iPhone 4S.

iPad 3

Pod2g tweeted: "OK, tested on an iPad 3,1 running 5.1.1. Jailbroken untethered. :-) No issue."

It's unknown when the new jailbreak will be released, but when it's, pod2g said it will be a bundled tool created by the Chronic Dev Team.

iPad 3 Already Running Cydia on iOS 5.1.1

iPad hacker i0n1c has been teasing us with images of jailbroken iPads running iOS 5.1 since March, and he continues to amaze by releasing an image of his iPad 3 running Cydia on iOS 5.1.1 only a few hours after its release.

iPad Jailbreak

This doesn't necessarily mean an iPad 3 jailbreak will be made public in the near future, especially since i0n1c seems reluctant to share. However, the rest of the jailbreaking community is busy working on a new exploit. So there is still hope. Apple released iOS 5.1.1 a few days after pod2g announced that his iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 was finally untethered, and i0n1c's photo proves that iOS 5.1.1 can be broken.

Jailbreak Tweak Makes Editing Text on the iPad and iPhone Much Easier

YouTube user Daniel Hooper created a concept video (see below) that demonstrated how editing text on an iPad could be easier. The jailbreak community quickly responded by releasing an iPad tweak based on his ideas.

iPad Jailbreak

SwipeSelection is so good that the jailbreaking community thinks Apple will add it to iOS in the future. The tweak makes editing text on the iPad better by allowing you to drag your fingers to move the cursor, and by adding the ability to select text by holding the shift key. You can use one finger for a more precise cursor drag, or two fingers to move faster. All of this is demonstrated in Hooper's concept video posted below.

Quasar Adds Windows to iPad Multitasking

Ever wish you could open multiple running apps in different windows on your iPad? Now thanks to a tweak available on Cydia called Quasar, those with jailbroken iPads can do just that. Instead of running full-screen, apps run in windows like they do on a full-fledged computer.

Quasar iPad tweak multiple windows

This avoids needing to use the multitasking dock to switch between apps, and makes it possible to run multiple apps side by side. Each window can be resized or if you need a particular app to run full screen you can easily make this happen.

Three Different Jailbreaks Confirmed for the Third iPad

Friday was a busy day for the jailbreak community. Dev Team member MuscleNerd tweeted a picture of a jailbroken iPad 3 running Cydia 1.1.5. Hacker i0n1c showcased his untethered jailbreak on YouTube (see below), and Chpwn also tweeted pictures of a jailbroken third generation iPad.

iPad 3

Even though this seems like some kind of jailbreaking record, it could be a few weeks before we see a public release. MuscleNerd said there was "no ETA" for his jailbreak, and i0n1c and Chpwn have been pretty silent as well. The Dev Team also warned iPad 3 owners not to upgrade the iOS version their iPad shipped with if they want to jailbreak their device in the future.


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