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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.

The iPhone presents a constant dilemma: do you put your ringer on loud so you can hear it or do you keep it on silent to not annoy the people around you? PocketMode makes the decision for you.

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.

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.

Oh, hey, look another Windows Phone 7 handset, looks pretty norm - wait what? That's running on an iPod, you say? Well, yes. And this cunning mimic can run on your jailbroken iOS device as well.

Jailbreakers out there should already know pretty well that when you're updating to new iOS firmware, you're kissing your jailbreak goodbye. Now, thanks to Saurik, Cydia's newest feature lets you re-download those apps without a problem.

AirPlay is awesome but it could be more awesome if it worked with more iOS apps. TUAW recently discovered that a feature that allowed other apps to use AirPlay was disabled by Apple. But! If you insert one single line of code, AirPlay would work across all apps (like VLC and Safari).