Since its inception, Messages+ (the SMS replacement app from developer team Intelliborn) has been bundled into the larger IntelliScreenX app—purchase a license for the latter and you were able to use Messages+ as part of the ISX experience. But should you decide you only wanted to use the SMS plug-in, you were out of luck; Intelliborn forced users to buy a separate license if they wanted a standalone Messages+ app.
As of today—thanks largely to Cydia creator Jay Freeman—that has changed. Read the details after the jump.
Lock screen themes have long been a popular customization for people using jailbroken iPhones, offering a simple way to change up the look of your device as well as add functionality through lock screen weather widgets and enhanced notification schemes. But for users who don’t write code—which is most people—this has always meant using a theme constructed by somebody else. Not any more.
Clock Builder is an App Store app with a secret. Designed as a way to build a customized in-app clock, the app allows users to customize their clock, calendar, and weather icons, choosing from a variety of fonts and graphic styles as they move each element around the screen. Once the layout is done, the app functions as a simple way to view time and weather—but only within the app. Unless you’re using a jailbroken device. That’s where things get really interesting.
For a long time, I avoided publishing my iPhone themes to Cydia—it always just seemed easier to build and use them myself. But lately they’ve been making the rounds in the jailbreak sections of reddit and iMore, and with that comes support questions. Rather than try to keep up with a bunch of different sites, I figured the time had come to let them loose into the world; publishing them to Cydia gives users a central place to reach out for support, if needed.
So over the past week or so I’ve released four themes on the ModMyi repo: ClearNotifications, ClearHighNotifications, ClearLowNotifications, and LS Nimbus Wide. Give them a look if you’re looking to change up your iPhone lock screen.
Well known jailbreak figure Musclenerd tweeted out a link today to Apple’s updated security notes, which accompanied the release of iOS 6.1.3—the new firmware that closes the security holes the Evad3rs team used to accomplish their jailbreak. In the notes, Cupertino gives the team credit for 4 of the 6 holes closed—a nice tip of the hat in the ongoing game of cat-and-mouse.