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How to Install NDS4iOS Emulator on iOS 9 – 9.2 [No Jailbreak]

November 16, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Last week I wrote a tutorial on how to get RetroArch, an alternative emulator to NDS4iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The reason for that being ND4iOS is no longer support iOS 9 and it was removed from its developer repo. This is a really bad news for a lot of iOS users, especially the one that still want to play some of the newer Pokemon on their iPhone or iPad.

As the title suggested, this tutorial will show you how to get the good old NDS4iOS back and running smoothly on jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS 9 devices. This version should work with iOS 9.0 – 9.1, 9.2, and Cydia is not required. Let’s get straight to it.

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How to Install RetroArch Emulator for iOS 9 – 9.0.2

November 9, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


One of the easiest ways you can download free and paid games on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is from the App Store. In fact, if your iOS device is not jailbroken, this is the only method. With that being said, iPhone and iPad with Cydia installed can use an emulator such as Nd4iOS, GBA, and RetroArch to install games from other devices on your iPhone.

Apple has become really strict when it comes to installing an emulator or any unsigned applications on their product. However, Cydia will help you get rid of that restriction and allows you to get any emulators. As you may know, ND4iOS (Nintendo emulator) is no longer available, and the Game Boy Advance only supports iOS 8, so we are left with the only solution, which is RetroArch.

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SafeTexting tweak will only display read receipt when replying in iMessage

November 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


SafeTexting is a paid jailbreak tweak for iPhone and iPad that gives read receipt when you reply in iMessage and disable typing indicator.


Put yourself in someone’s position where they send a text message and the receiver read it but takes forever to reply back. That would either show that the recipient isn’t interested in you or is busy doing something else important than texting back. To avoid both of these situations, you would need a free jailbreak tweak like SafeTexting.

As described above, SafeTexting will only let the sender see the read receipt when you are actually replying back to them in iMessage. For example, a girl sends you a message and you read it instantly but reply back 30 minutes later. That girl won’t be able to know that you already saw her message, instead it will continue to say Delivered and will only change to Read at the moment you hit that reply button.

This tweak also provides the option to disable typing indicator, which means that whoever it’s that you’re talking to will not know when you are typing.

SafeTexting tweak for iMessage is now purchasable for $1 from the BigBoss repo on Cydia, compatible with iOS 8.

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How to cancel a sending text message on your iPhone

November 2, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


So you just realized that you’re not suppose to send that message and the “cancel” button isn’t there to save you. I know, it’s somewhat embarrassing to accidentally send a picture or messages. But here is a little trick that you definitely should try on your iPhone or iPad. It will help you cancel an iMessage or just regular messaging (SMS) from any iOS device.

Before we get started, I just want to let you know that this method only work if the message is still under “Sending…” status and you will need to be really quick or otherwise once a message or media file is sent, you won’t be able to cancel it.

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3D Touch not working or lagging? 3DNoLag tweak is here to fix

October 25, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


3D Touch is something that Apple recently added into their iPhone 6s and there are definitely some problems with it. This feature allows you to quickly launch specific settings just by holding on the app’s icon. Not all applications for iOS will have support for this feature, but a majority of our stocks applications does. For example, when using 3D Touch on the you will be able to quickly take a Selfie, capture a video/photo without actually launching the app itself.

This is great and all that but sometimes this feature does lag too. If you’re tired of the constant lagging while launching 3D Touch, this jailbreak tweak called 3DNoLag can help. Just like any other new features, it has bugs and need more improvements. While we wait for Apple to release official fixes, why not use an alternative.

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How to Disable Wi-Fi Assist in iOS 9

October 20, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


iOS 9 brings many helpful features that Apple did not introduce to its users at the press event in San Francisco, one of these include Wi-Fi Assist and the name already suggest that it has to do with internet connection.

Wi-Fi Assist in iOS 9 is designed to help iPhone & iPad users optimize their network performance and continue to use the same internet speed, if not better, by switching to mobile data network instead of regular wireless. This is great when your Wi-Fi network at home or somewhere is not being responsive or has low signal. To avoid ruining your browsing experience Apple has turned this functionality on by default.

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How to enable Apple News in all regions with NewsOfTheWorld tweak

October 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


In iOS 9, Apple introduces their own built-in curated news app called Apple News. Just like Feedly and Pocket, readers can select their favorite websites, read the latest headlines without going where else, and explore the entire collections of valuable news sites.

The downside of Apple News is that it restricted to your region (Example: United States). For jailbroken users who recently jailbreak their iOS 9 devices can now have access to all regions in the Apple News. This will also require installing a tweak from Cydia and changing the regions in your stock Settings app.

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How to switch back to the old navigation in your YouTube app

October 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


“The new YouTube update for iPhone and iPad sucks”

That is the #1 comment I’ve seen so far throughout the days since YouTube decided to update its application to the latest version that everyone thought that it’s just going to fix some bugs. However, the Google-owned company decided to change their overall layout, especially the navigation, and somewhat makes it uncomfortable for users to move around.