The last jailbreak was some time ago and many users are getting a little edgy, missing their jailbreak tweaks and having to put up with stock apps and the tough restrictions that Apple has in place. To be fair to the jailbreak teams, Apple does seem to have been on the ball just lately, issuing update after update in a bid to stabilize the iOS and that could well have patched up many of the exploits that Taig and Pangu could have used. On the other side of the coin, there are those who simply don’t want to jailbreak but they do want a few more features in their stock apps. The good news is, we have an answer in an app called Extensify.
Image : Extensify Download – Finally Available
In case you don’t recall that name, let us remind you that Extensify was announced a lot of months ago and is a tweak store for non-jailbroken iOS devices. Created by developers Kevin Ko and Majd Alfhaily, Extensify allows you to tweak (modify) your App Store apps without jailbreaking your iPad or iPhone. Meant for iOS 9, the app is sideloading through Safari [more on that below].
How Does Extensify Work ?
Extensify is a tweak store, and the tweaks in it are called Exos [image below]. There are numerous different Exos for different apps, and you can choose Exos to modify any app you want. Once you have modified an app, the tweaked version bearing a + symbol appears on the Home screen beside the original version of the app. You can then have both the versions or can uninstall any of them.
Do note that only apps downloaded from the App Store can be tweaked using Extensify, and you certainly cannot tweak anything else than that- no iOS elements can be modified. Of course, this means that Extensify is not a replacement for Cydia, but it is actually not meant to be. Extensify and Cydia are two very different things. Cydia [ext link] can give you great customizing powers, while Extensify [ext link] is meant for tweaking apps if you want to stay on stock iOS or if you want something to pass the time until the next jailbreak release.
Download Extensify :
As of now, Extensify is available through soft launch via the official Extensify website only. You can head over to the site, register for the soft launch Extensify Beta [ext link] , and if you are lucky enough, you will make it to the very short list of randomly selected users who get to try out Extensify before most of the public. Extensify is not free unfortunately. Alternatively, you can use these steps to install Extensify on your iOS home screen using Safari for Free .
- Open the Safari browser on your iOS device
- Type in downloadextensify.com in the address bar
- On the page that loads, head down to the bottom and tap on the UP arrow
- On the pop-up screen, select and tap on Add to Home Screen
- Next, give your app a name, call it Extensify
- Tap on Add and then you can close down Safari – the app icon should now be on your home screen
Video : Here is a video tutorial for the above process
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