Cydia, a store for applications that run on jailbroken iPhones and other Apple devices, is shutting down the ability to buy and sell apps on its platform, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.
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Apple's iOS is a walled garden that gives the company total control over what can be done with its device. For years, jailbreaking your iPhone was easy and allowed all sorts of custom freedom. It's been a while since a simple jailbreak has been released. But this week, a Google researcher made an announcement that has the dying jailbreak community ready to get crackin'.
The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.
Earlier this week, the jailbreak tool to rule them all, evasi0n, was released. Since then, there have been close to seven million new jailbroken iOS devices. At least that's what the creator of Cydia told Forbes.
We've looked at backing up and restoring your jailbroken iOS device with AptBackup, but it's not a perfect solution. If you're willing to spend a little money, PkgBackup is a fully automated backup and restore option to bring back all your jailbreak apps, hacks and extensions with just a few taps.
If there's one thing at the top of our iOS wish list, it's for a better notification system. Especially now that Android and webOS have figured out a way to make notifications seamless and unobtrusive, Apple's roadblock system has become seriously outmoded.
The default iOS lockscreen is little more than a glorified wristwatch; functional, but not very useful for much else than checking the date. Having a jailbroken iOS device opens up a Pandora's box of possibilities, allowing you to add more info and a personal touch to the most basic of your phone's functions: the lockscreen.