AirBlue Sharing is undoubtedly the most requested Cydia tweak for iOS 10. Here are some cool new alternatives to this legacy Cydia tweak.
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Is AirBlue Sharing Available for iOS 10-10.2?
For the uninitiated, AirBlue Sharing Cydia tweak allows you to transfer files to non-iOS devices via Bluetooth. It is developed by tweak developer Eric Day, who is no longer active in the jailbreak scene.
It is developed by tweak developer Eric Day, who is no longer active in the jailbreak scene.
Eric promised to update the tweak for iOS 9 firmware but he never went ahead with his plans. The latest tweet from Eric’s Twitter handle is from 2015. It’s now safe to assume AirBlue Sharing won’t be getting an update anytime soon.
If you want to enjoy similar functionality on iOS 10, 10.1.1 and 10.2, you can use any of the following apps.
Top 3 Alternatives to AirBlue Sharing Cydia Tweak
Snapdrop is a web-based file sharing service that allows you to share files in an instant. You don’t need to download any app to install it on your iOS device.
Simply open its URL in Safari web browser and you are just a few taps away from sending a file.
Here’s a video demonstration of this tool.
Xender is yet another app that caters to your file sharing needs. It makes use of p2p WiFi to transfer files to and from your iOS device.
Xender fully supports cross-platform file sharing and is compatible with all popular operating systems.
You don’t require a USB cable, internet connection, mobile data to start transferring files.
Xender app is available for download on the official App Store.
Zapya is yet another file sharing application designed for iOS. It allows you to share files across different platforms without any limitations.
Zapya supports cross-platform sharing on these operating systems –
- Windows Phone
Zapya is available for download on the official App Store.
Undoubtedly, none of these alternatives are as good as AirBlue Sharing tweak. It would be really great to have this tweak back. If only a developer could pick up where Eric left and port it to iOS 9 and 10.
You can also upload your file to Google Drive and then share it. However, this alternative is not feasible since many users don’t have unlimited mobile data plans.
If you are wondering why I haven’t included SHAREit above, the answer is simple – it’s not secure and downloads malicious code from Chinese servers on your device.
Apple never checks the source code of apps so it’s up to you to keep your data and device safe from hackers.
Will AirBlue Sharing ever be updated?
No developer has taken up the project yet. The chances of AirBlue Sharing making a comeback are slim to none. If you want similar functionality, you will need to look elsewhere.
AirBlue Sharing is still available for older firmware versions on BigBoss Cydia repo. If you have a legacy device, you might want to check it out.
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