It is widely known that one of the best perks of jailbreaking is the fact that you can install third party apps and tweaks which can provide various functionalities to your device. If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you will know that we enjoy bringing into your attention some jailbreak tweaks and apps which we think is worth your time. Some of these tweaks can really change the way how you use your device and is simply not possible without the magic of jailbreaking. In today's featured jailbreak tweak, you will be given the option to operate your device in a completely different way. Read more details after the jump.
Typing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using touch controls has become second-nature, although it is not exactly the fastest solution. With that said, there are those who prefer using an external Bluetooth keyboard because it is simply a faster solution, typing wise. But it can throw you off if you have to reach for the screen while typing, it can be quite tedious. In this case, having mouse support could really eliminate the frustration that comes with using a Bluetooth keyboard. Fortunately, there is a new jailbreak tweak that will enable you to use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad in conjuction with an external keyboard.
This new jailbreak tweak is called BTC Mouse & Trackpad by iOS developer Matthias Ringwald. If you are familiar with the past works of Ringwald, you should know that he is the same guy who made BTStack Mouse and BTStack plugins. As the name of the tweak implies, this lets you use just about any sort of Bluetooth mouse and keyboard on your device. So this should make things considerably easier and faster for you if you are typing on your iOS device. A great tweak if you are using your iPad to type and edit documents, however, it is also compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch as well if you wish. The developer said that the tweak should work with any Bluetooth HID compatible mouse or trackpad.
This new tweak works with a recent utility that Ringwald has developed which is called Bluetooth Companion. This handy utility can extend the iOS’ native bluetooth capabilities. So it is possible to connect to the web, listen to music using a wireless headphones, and of course, use a mouse and keyboard at the same time. All of which can be used simultaneously via your bluetooth connection. Apart from that, various benefits such as improved mouse navigation support, scroll wheel zooming, and a swipe emulating presentation mode which can be configured for every app.
BTC Mouse & Trackpad is available in Cydia via the BigBoss repo for only $4.98. If you had already bought BTStack Keyboard, you can avail of the tweak with a 50% discount. It works as advertised and it can really be useful for those who are looking to have full mouse and keyboard support for their iOS device.
In order to download BTC Mouse & Trackpad for your iDevice, you will need a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Here are some tutorials that you could use. For users who are currently in iOS 5.1.1 and prefer the latest untethered jailbreak, feel free to use the following guides: Absinthe | Redsn0w | Sn0wbreeze | Cinject.
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