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How to Disable Home Screen Rotation on iPhone 6/6s Plus [Nuus Cydia Tweak]

Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus automatically switches the screen to landscape mode when you turn your iPhone. This is certainly helpful, but it would have been really nice if there was an option to disable rotation of just home screen. The built-in option to disable rotation in iOS 9 has its effect system wide. That means if you are watching a movie and you turn your iPhone to landscape mode, the screen would not rotate.

So, if you want to disable just the home screen to rotate then there’s a Cydia tweak. I personally don’t see any need for this option, but there are users who might be interested in having it.

Disable Homescreen Rotation on iPhone 6-6s Plus Nuus Cydia Tweak

For the users who are looking to disable automatic home screen rotation on their iPhone, there is a Cydia tweak to do the job. The tweak is called Nuus, available for free on BigBoss repo. The tweak is very small in size and hardly takes a few seconds to install.

After you install Nuus, there is no setting or option to be configured. In fact, there is no preference panel for this tweak in Settings app. This is the only drawback of this tweak; it starts working immediately after installation. In case you want to have landscape mode enabled for home screen, then the ultimate solution is to uninstall the tweak. After you are done, you’ll have to again download and install the tweak to disable automatic home screen rotation.

The tweak should have a toggle ON/OFF switch to enable/disable automatic home screen rotation. Almost none of us would want to have portrait mode all the time on our iPhone. Unfortunately, this is the only solution available as of now to disable home screen rotation.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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How to Switch Between iMessage & Text Message on iPhone [SwitchService Cydia Tweak]

There are thousands of tweaks that successfully make into iPhones and iPads of people, but very few leave a mark, i.e. stay in our devices for long time. A couple of months back, BiteSMS became a popular Jailbreak app that had replaced stock Messages app.

The app had some beautiful features that made it very popular. A feature that was especially liked by all was its ability to switch between messages as iMessages and standard Text message.

SwitchService Cydia Tweak

Unfortunately, the tweak BiteSMS is not available now. But no worries! We have got another wonderful Jailbreak tweak: SwitchService. This new app can do the similar wonder of toggling between iMessages and Text message.

After you install SwitchService on your iPhone, launch the stock Message app. Tap on any message thread and press the Send button for long time to toggle between Text message and iMessages.

While performing this action, you can see that color of Send button gets changed to display the protocol to be used to send a message. Green color of Send button indicates an Text message and Blue color of Send button shows an iMessage.

In the Settings app of your iPhone, you can check the preference panel of SwitchService. From this panel, you can Enable and Disable the tweak, change the TOUCH HOLD TIME and Enable/Disable Vibration. If you shorten the TOUCH HOLD TIME, it will reflect on long-press time, which will work faster on your iPhone.

This SwitchService is available on Creatix repo; if you haven’t uploaded on your iPhone, you can add from this link: repo.ioscreatix.com.

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How to Add 3D Touch Gestures to Cydia on iPhone

Apple introduced 3D Touch feature in its latest devices – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. And the entire world went gaga over this new feature; needles to mention that everybody wants to experience this tactile feature.

But not everybody could afford the pricey pieces. So how can our Jailbreak community sit quiet & unperturbed by what is happening in the most exciting world of communication technology? Thankfully, they came to the rescue of those who can’t afford the latest iOS devices. Tactful is a new tweak entered the Cydia family.

How to Add 3D Touch Gestures to Cydia

If you want to argue, you may say that there are other tweaks offering 3D Touch feature on previous iPhones. So what is new in this tweak?

Tactful tweak gives you an extra benefit; apart from getting access to 3D Touch shortcuts on Home screen, Tactful lets you view Cydia packages within the app itself.

Tactful Cydia Tweak

Once you install this tweak on your iPhone (not on the latest two iPhones), you can start exploring this tweak. Press and hold your finger on Cydia icon and you will see four options appeared on screen: Refresh Repos, Add Repo, Recent Installations, and Search Cydia.

All the four options can help you make the most of your iPhone. If anybody is leading a busy life, Add Repo shortcut gives him an extra edge. Normally, adding a repo consumes much time as one has to follow a set procedure of four steps; this shortcut cuts the time with a single gesture.

Search Cydia also saves lot of time as it lands a user on the search page; user can put cursor into the search box and raises the keyboard to type anything.

Aside from above four shortcuts, this tweak helps any user take a peek into packages within Cydia; users can also swipe up to uninstall or install a package. For more inquisitive users who like to watch the entire package page, they can hard press to pop into the package details.

For Jailbreak users, Tactful provides many features and facilities. Use it and share your views, reviews and feedback here.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

How to Install Anemone in iOS 9 and Theme your iPhone Beautifully

One of the primary reasons for Jailbreaking an iOS is to customize the iPhone with different themes and icons. There are thousands of different themes available on Cydia. Some of them are free while for others you’ll have to pay few dollars.

Winterboard is an essential platform to install and apply a theme. But it is slowly losing its audiences. That’s because Anemone is becoming popular gradually; Anemone is an alternative to Winterboard. There are certain themes that are compatible to both the platforms.

How to Install Anemone on iPhone

Today we will guide on how to setup Anemone to apply different themes. But before we proceed, we need to do a little homework. If you do not have Winterboard installed, you’ll not need to do anything. But if you have it installed follow the checkpoints given below before installing Anemone.

  • Save all your WinterBoard themes. (Using file manager)
  • No need to uninstall Winterboard (Anemone will do it for you)

Those are the basic steps you should have done, before proceeding to installing Anemone. Now let’s start with setting up Anemone on iOS 9

How to Install and Set up Anemone Themes in iOS 9 on iPhone

Step #1. Install ClassicDock from Cydia available for free on BigBoss repo. There are two benefits of installing ClassicDock: There are certain themes that require ClassicDock to work, and when you install ClassicDock, it automatically installs Anemone.

Step#2. After respring, you will be able to see Anemone icon on your home screen.

Step #3. you will need to re-download themes you had in your Winterboard. But this time make sure the theme you are downloading is compatible with Anemone. You can check it in the description column of theme in Cydia.

Step #4. Once you have downloaded the theme, tap on Anemone on home screen.

Step #5. You will see the theme you downloaded in the list. Tap on Enable located beside the theme name, now you will see all the options of that theme with a circle besides them. Tap on the circles to select them. You can either select all or you can customize as per your requirement.

Step #6. Now tap on Apply located at top-right side.

Step #7. This will take you to the Preview screen, where Anemone will display how your iPhone will look after you apply the theme. This is one of the best features of Anemone. Now tap on Apply again located top-right side.

This will apply the new theme on your iPhone. There aren’t many themes yet compatible to run on iOS 9. So make sure to check the description before you make a purchase or download a free theme from Cydia.

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How to Close All Apps at Once in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad [Slide2Kill 9 Cydia Tweak]

Before Jailbreaking iOS 9, our hands were used to double press home button and swipe each and every single app running in background. But after Jailbreaking we always want everything easily. Suddenly every process on iPhone seems to be lengthy.

That’s the reason why we keep searching for latest tweaks that makes our operation on iPhone or iPad easy. Today, we have got our hands on recently updated Cydia tweak called, Slide2Kill 9. The tweak is very small in size and very easy that allows you to close all iPhone apps at once.

How to Close All Apps at Once in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

If you find it annoying, that every time while closing apps we have to double press home button and swipe each and every single app; then here’s the Cydia tweak to ease the job. Just check the guide given below;

How to Close All Apps at Once on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

Step #1. Download Slide2Kill 9 Cydia tweak from ModMyi repo and install it.

Slide2Kill 9 Cydia Tweak

Step #2. Wait till Cydia respring your device.

Step #3. Double press Home button to open app switcher window.

Step #4. Just swipe down on home screen, in order to close all apps.

Close All Apps at Once on iPhone in iOS 9

Other feature of this tweaks is: Long press on any app to make it premium, doing that, and tweak will ignore to force close it. To make sure, you will notice a red line below that app in app switcher window. That confirms the app will not be killed when you swipe down on home screen.

Price: $0.99 | Repo: ModMyi

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How to Save Instagram Photos to iPhone Camera Roll in iOS 9

It is right time to Jailbreak your iOS 9 devices; the only condition is that you should be using iOS 9.0.2. If you haven’t done it so far, you can refer to our post on how to Jailbreak iOS 9 using Pangu tool. Jailbreaking your device will open doors to many awesome tweaks and themes for your iPhone or iPad.

There are many tweaks for different apps, but today we will focus on Instagram. The original app of Instagram does not let us download any images; apart from that it does not even let us zoom any images. So here we have two different Cydia tweak to do the job for us. One is called InstaTools and other is called Instagram++.

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone

You can install either of them, but we recommend using both as both are unique in their own ways. One can download photos, while other can let you zoom photos in Instagram app. Just check our guides given below for more details.

How to Download Instagram Photos on iPhone Running iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Download InstaTools available on BigBoss repo.

Step #3. After installation is finished, tap on Settings app on home screen.

Step #4. Scroll down and tap on InstalTools.

InstaTools Cydia Tweak Settings

Step #5. Toggle ON Enabled option.

Enable InstaTools Cydia Tweak on iPhone

That’s it.

Step #6. Tap on the photo you want to download; Tap on share icon on top right corner.

Tap on Share Icon in Instagram on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on Save Image.

Tap on Save Image in Instagram on iPhone

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

Check below for Cydia tweak on zooming Instagram photos.

How to Zoom Instagram Photos on on iPhone in iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Download and install Instagram++ from BigBoss repo.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

There are no settings for this tweak; just lightly touch the picture you wish to zoom. Make sure you touch it and not press it. The tweak seems to be little sensitive with touch, as it was not working when we tried even with a little pressure.

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How to Enable Handsfree “Hey Siri” Mode on Any iPhone in iOS 9

Apple has launched its two flagship models, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with bunch of new exciting features. One of such features is untethered “Hey Siri” option. That means you will no longer need to long press Home button on iPhone 6s/6s Plus. Instead, just speak out “Hey Siri”.

In any other iPhone apart from 6s series, this feature is available only when you have your iPhone in charging. There isn’t any practical logic behind giving this feature only in charging mode. It seems Apple wants to make their users addicted to this new feature and compel them to upgrade to its flagship series.

Enable Handsfree Hey Siri Mode on Any iPhone in iOS 9

Use Hey Siri Hands Free without Being Connected to Power on Any iPhone Running iOS 9

If you do not want to burn a hole in your pocket for this feature, then you will need to Jailbreak your device and install a Cydia tweak. The tweak enables untethered “Hey Siri” option on any iPhone running iOS 9. If you have not Jailbroken your device yet, follow our article on how to Jailbreak iOS 9 using Pangu tool for Windows.

Once you have Jailbroken your device, you will need to install a Cydia tweak called “UntetheredHeySiri”. The tweak is available for free on BigBoss repo, which will be installed by default when you Jailbreak your iOS 9 device.

Before you rush to install this tweak, make sure you have enabled Hey Siri option from Settings → General → Siri. After enabling, complete the Siri set-up process, and after that, install the tweak and restart your device. Now watch out before you speak, as Siri will always listen to what you speak.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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How to Get Unicode Faces on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

In today’s Cydia tweak, we have picked Unicode faces. By reading the name, I guess it does not need much of an introduction. Unicode Faces tweak will install a new keyboard that has more than dozens of interesting Unicode faces.

Emoji and smiley are too common these days; let’s make our message more attractive and impressive with Unicode faces. The tweak is completely free and very small in size, hardly takes few seconds to install. On top of that, accessing Unicode keyboard is just a tap away, you won’t need to swipe between keyboards.

Get Unicode Faces on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

How to Get Unicode Faces on iPhone and iPad in iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Tap on Search located at bottom, and search for Unicode Faces.

Step #3. Tap on Unicode Faces from the search result, and install the tweak.

Step #4. After installation is finished, Cydia will respring your device.

Step #5. Now open Settings app from home screen.

Step #6. Scroll down and you will see “Unicode Faces”, tap on it.

Unicode Faces Cydia Tweak Settings

Step #7. Tap on Activator, and chose from the options which is convenient to open Unicode Faces keyboard. I have set Hold Emoji Key as activator for Unicode Faces.

Tap on Activator in Unicodes Cydia Tweak

Step #8. Just to make sure tweak is working, head to Messages app and compose a new message. Tap and hold space key (or the settings you chose as activator), your keyboard will turn from normal to Unicode Faces.

Type Unicodes on iPhone and iPad

That’s all; the tweak is installed and running. Just one advice, if you are using iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, make sure you tap and hold the key and not 3D touch it, like I was doing.

Price: Free | Source: BigBoss

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How to Get iOS 9.1 Emojis on iOS 9-9.0.2 on iPhone and iPad

If you are using a Jailbroken iOS 9 – 9.0.2 version, you should not update to latest iOS 9.1 for obvious reasons. As soon as you update to iOS 9.1, you will lose your Jailbreak. The only fascinating thing in iOS 9.1 so far is the bunch of new Emojis.

For Jailbreak community, it is definitely not a big deal, because there are many tweaks that can provide much better tweaks than Emojis. For now, we will stick with the Emojis; here we have come up with a tweak that will install all the latest Emojis included in iOS 9.1 into your iOS 9 – 9.0.2 Jailbreak device.

How to Get iOS 9.1 Emojis on iOS 9-9.0.2 on iPhone and iPad

How to Get iOS 9.1 Emojis on iOS 9 – 9.0.2 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Cydia from home screen.

Step #2. Tap on Search located at bottom.

Tap on Search in Cydia on iPhone

Step #3. Search for Emoji iOS 9 Backup (D).

Search for Emoji iOS 9 Backup (D) in Cydia

Step #4. Tap on Install located on top.

Install Emoji iOS 9 Backup (D) on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Confirm and wait, as the file is pretty large.

Step #6. After installation is finished, press home button.

Step #7. Open Byta Font 2 from home screen.

Open BytaFont 2 on iPhone

Step #8. Tap on Swap Mode located in bottom menu.

Step #9. Tap on Emoji → EmOji_iOS 9.1 and tap on Yes when prompted.

Tap on Swap Mode in BytaFont on iPhone

Tap on Emoji iOS 9.1 in BytaFont on iPhone

Step #10. This will respring your device, and once it is done, you will have a set of new Emojis on your iOS 9-9.0.2.

There’s one downside of this tweak; it is in progress. Certain apps do not display Emojis as they are supposed to display. But the developer is still working on the fix and soon an update will be available. So don’t forget to check in Cydia for an update.

For now, this is the best possible fix for iOS 9 users wishing to have set of Emojis on their iPhone or iPad. Share your thoughts on the new Emojis with us in comment, and on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus).

How to Install Kodi in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

There are many media players out there, but out of all, one of the best is Kodi app available on Cydia for free. If you are a fan of Jailbreak apps, Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) won’t be a new term for you. For those who are new to Jailbreak, Kodi is an open source media player that streams all kind of videos and music.

Apart from that, it also supports streaming from local, network storage media or internet. After Jailbreaking iOS 9, many users were not able to open Kodi app, it simply used to crash. That was because it was not compatible with iOS 9. But thanks to developers, they have now officially released an update that supports iOS 9.

How to Install Kodi in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

How to Install Kodi in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Tap on Sources → Tap on Edit located top-right of screen.

Tap on Edit in Cydia Repo on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Add located top-left of screen.

Tap on Add in Cydia Sources

Step #4. Add this URL http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/ios/ and tap on Add Source.

Add Cydia Repo on iPhone to Install Kodi

Step #5. After Cydia finishes adding source, tap on “team Kodi” under Sources menu.

Tap on Team Kodi Cydia Source on iPhone

Step #6. Now tap on Multimedia → Kodi-iOS.

Tap on Multimedia Then Kodi on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on Install located on top-right corner.

Install Kodi in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

The download process will now begin; it is approximately 32MB, so have patience. Their servers are already flooded with heavy download traffic, so it will take a while to download. Once download is completed, Cydia will automatically install the app.

Once the installation is completed, you can see Kodi app icon on your home screen. Launch the app and explore around with features.

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