1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    It was just yesterday that we showed you a new free jailbreak tweak called ImageBoard that could set a background image for your iOS 8 keyboard, but for those seeking additional customization and fun, a new jailbreak tweak called KeyboardPlus8 has just hit Cydia from iOS developer canshe that can do this and more.

    KeyboardPlus8 lets you do several things with your iOS 8 keyboard, such as setting a background image, enabling keyboard vibration, long-pressing on keyboard keys to input an uppercase character, and configuring the look and behavior of the keyboard keycaps.

    KeyboardPlus8 adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure everything how you like it:



    Here, you can configure a variety of settings, such as:

    • Enabling or disabling vibration (haptic feedback)
    • Configuring the vibration duration
    • Enabling or disabling long press for capital characters
    • Configuring the background and character opacity of the keyboard's keycaps
    • Enabling or disabling a white keycap character
    • Enabling or disabling blue keys
    • Enabling or disabling a black keyboard system-wide
    • Enabling or disabling a transparent keyboard background
    • Enabling or disabling an image for the keyboard background
    • And more


    If you think customizing the look and behavior of your iOS 8 keyboard is something that may interest you, then give KeyboardPlus8 a try. It's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for 99. It does require iOS 8 to be installed.

    Name: KeyboardPlus8
    Price: 99
    Version: 0.1.1-5
    Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: canshe
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    2015-04-11 06:49 PM
  2. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    Keys disappear after hitting one. Needs to be fixed
    2015-04-11 07:53 PM
  3. Boots's Avatar
    Same here
    2015-04-11 08:26 PM
  4. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    Same here
    Glad I'm not the only one lol. I'm gonna a leave it installed to watch for updates tho to see if it gets fixed
    Last edited by ArChAiC69; 2015-04-11 at 08:46 PM.
    2015-04-11 08:28 PM
  5. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Glad I'm. It the only one lol. I'm gonna a leave it installed to watch for updates tho to see if it gets fixed
    You could always just "Show All Changes"

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2015-04-11 08:35 PM
  6. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    You could always just "Show All Changes"
    I do that. It still doesn't show on my end for some reason
    2015-04-11 08:47 PM
  7. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    I do that. It still doesn't show on my end for some reason
    Strange. Never had any issue with it. Sucks :/

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2015-04-11 08:48 PM
  8. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    Strange. Never had any issue with it. Sucks :/
    Yea. It's not a big deal tho since I just disabled the tweak.
    2015-04-11 08:49 PM
  9. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    Interesting...it now says it's not compatible with my iOS version. IPhone 6 iOS 8.1.2. Really!?! Couldn't have said that BEFORE I bought it. Yeah, I know only 99 cents, but still. Lol
    Last edited by mbrettweigel; 2015-04-12 at 05:21 AM.
    2015-04-12 05:18 AM
  10. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    Interesting...it now says it's not compatible with my iOS version. IPhone 6 iOS 8.1.2. Really!?! Couldn't have said that BEFORE I bought it. Yeah, I know only 99 cents, but still. Lol
    Says the same thing on mine, and I'm on 5s 8.1.2
    Looks like the dev has a lot of kinks he should have worked out before releasing it lol
    2015-04-12 06:19 AM
  11. nudge2232's Avatar
    It's been removed from the repo.
    2015-04-12 10:25 AM
  12. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    I hope it reappears. It's an excellent idea. I suppose we shall see.
    2015-04-12 03:47 PM
  13. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    Back on Cydia. Seems to be working fine with 8.1.2

    However seems at least one feature "Blue Keys" is missing.
    2015-04-14 07:10 PM
  14. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    Back on Cydia. Seems to be working fine with 8.1.2

    However seems at least one feature "Blue Keys" is missing.
    The keys aren't disappearing now?
    2015-04-14 07:27 PM
  15. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    The keys are no longer disappearing. However, I have yet to be able to set a background image, so this still seems to be broken.
    2015-04-15 05:22 AM
  16. canshe's Avatar
    The keys are no longer disappearing. However, I have yet to be able to set a background image, so this still seems to be broken.
    Sorry. If you cannot set the image, please use iFile , go to /Library/PreferenceBundles, tap the information button at KeyboardPlus8.bundle line. you should change the ower "root" to "mobile".
    2015-04-25 02:25 PM
  17. ArChAiC69's Avatar
    The keys are no longer disappearing. However, I have yet to be able to set a background image, so this still seems to be broken.
    It does seem to be compatible with the tweak imageboard, as that's what I've been using to set the background and haven't had any issues with it
    2015-04-25 03:11 PM
  18. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    Keyboard. Background issue now resolved. Thank. You
    2015-04-25 03:13 PM
  19. canshe's Avatar
    Keyboard. Background issue now resolved. Thank. You
    maybe the cydia cause the issuse
    2015-04-25 03:31 PM
  20. mbrettweigel's Avatar
    The latest update included instruction regarding changing ownership of the preference bundle. Don't know if Cydia caused the permission problem or not.
    2015-04-25 03:37 PM
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