The holiday season is almost through, and this year, the jailbreak community has been treated to the best gift imaginable by way of untethered jailbreaks for both iOS 7 and the latter versions of iOS 6.1.x. With many of you having already opened up your device to the world of tweaks and apps otherwise unobtainable at stock level, the updates are arriving thick and fast, and in the latest, iFile version 2.0.0-1 has been pushed.
For those unaware, iFile is arguably the most important app for any seasoned or aspiring jailbreaker. The process of jailbreaking your device unlocks access to all of the system files that Apple likes to keep under lock-and-key, but by safely altering them, you can greatly manipulate the way iOS behaves. iFile is the most popular app for navigating, moving and editing these files — allowing you to install apps and tweaks with relative ease, and if you’ve just jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, iFile should be your first purchase.
What with the recent jailbreak for iOS 7 devices, many of the changes found in the new iFile are related to the Cupertino’s latest and greatest mobile OS release. As well as a flattened out icon, the general look and feel of the app has been dragged up to speed, and once installed, will be very much in-keeping with the iOS 7 user interface as a whole.
As well as bringing that contemporary look, there are also quite a few bug fixes. Notably, the new release amends the situation concerning crashes when users attempted to enter their PayPal registration email address credentials. Additionally, if you found that iFile wouldn’t close using the App Switcher, this issue has also been rectified, although as per the release notes, it will remain active for 180 seconds after backgrounding.
iFile 2.0 can be found over at the BigBoss repository in Cydia, and you can test it out by means of a free trial before making a purchase. It is also fully compatible to work with latest devices such as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
As I mentioned earlier, this is a must-download, and with Cydia suddenly thriving once again with new and exciting tweaks, iFile will be central to almost everything you do from here on in.