The jailbreak community is struggling with the apparent loss of Cydia . In the last few months, the number of jailbreaks released has dropped significantly, leaving many without the means to install Cydia and download their favorite tweaks. To help out, several app installers have recently been dropped onto the market, many of them hoping to beat Cydia at their own game. Installers like TweakBox, TutuApp, and AppValley all offer some access to tweaks and apps but the newest one, Emus4U, offers quite a bit more.
Screen Recorders are, without a doubt, one of the most popular types of app and, for some reason, it is something that Apple seems reluctant to provide us on the stock iOS. Jailbreaking provided us with the means to access some great iPhone Screen Recorder apps, allowing us to record our iOS device screens. This meant we could share game scores, videos and all manner of other things that were on our screens with other people. One of the most popular of all the screen recorders is called AirShou.
We seem to have gone back in time where iPhone jailbreaks are concerned; instead of being able to jailbreak pretty much every time a new firmware was released, we now have to wait. We haven’t seen a jailbreak that everyone can freely use for some time now and the jailbreak community has decided that it is time to start looking elsewhere for their tweaks and apps. Some developers have released app installers that has given us access to a few tweaks but the most recent one, TweakBox, is by far the most comprehensive.
Jailbreak are no longer so prolific as they used to be; what we have now is a couple of limited jailbreaks that only a few people can use with millions of iOS users now unable to install Cydia. Those with 64-bit iPhones on iOS 10 are lucky in that they may be able to install Yalu jailbreak, but the rest can no longer have all those tweaks, apps and paid app store apps for free. That has changed a bit with the release of a few app installers that have a little bit of Cydia without the need to jailbreak first and the newest one is called IPA Library.
For so many people, the one reason they chose to jailbreak their devices was to download from a huge choice of games emulators so that they could play some of their favorite games console game on their iOS devices. Jailbreaks are in extremely short supply now, but the community can breathe a collective sigh of relief as we welcome a third-party emulator app called Happy Chick.
The last couple of years have been very poor for jailbreaks. iOS 10 saw one public utility, called Yalu Jailbreak , released by Luca Todesco. It was a semi-untethered jailbreak which only worked on 64-bit iPhones, leaving millions of users with no access to Cydia. Since then, nothing. Whether this is down to the new security features that Apple introduced with iOS 10, their constant updates and security fixes or that we no longer have any willing developers is anyone’s guess; all we do know is that the jailbreak scene has been woefully lacking. Some time ago, we did hear word of a semi-untethered jailbreak called Houdini iOS 11.4 Jailbreak , developed by Abraham Masri.