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Tweaks Updated May 09, 2024

CarBridge app opens iOS 15 - iOS 16 apps on CarPlay

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Although the list of apps that are compatible with CarPlay is growing, there are still many apps that are not available on the system. Fortunately, with the CarBridge tweak, you'll never have to worry about missing out on your favorite app while on the road. Be aware that an IPA file of CarBridge for TrollStore was never released due to its limitation.

CarBridge Tweak Repository

CarBridge tweak was released as a DEB package, which can be purchased from the Havoc Store at $9.99. To access the tweak and open any app in CarPlay, you can add the official CarBridge Repo to your package manager and install the tweak for iOS 13 – iOS 16.7.7.

What is CarBridge?

CarBridge is a jailbreak tweak created by Alex Stich. With CarBridge app, you can display and run any iOS app on your CarPlay-supported touchscreen head unit. This tweak is compatible with iOS 13 – iOS 16, and supports popular jailbreaks such as checkra1n, Palera1n, and XinaA15. CarBridge IPA was never released because the app requires jailbreak to work.

Once you've completed the CarBridge installation process, a new preference pane will be added to the Settings app. You can access this pane to configure all your preferences to your liking. This includes enabling bridged apps, managing CarPlay settings, and displaying the Portal app. With these options, you can customize your CarBridge experience to best suit your needs.

CarBridge app also has the ability to bridge official CarPlay apps. This means that you can disable the official CarPlay portion of the app and use the full iPhone app on CarPlay. For instance, you can use Apple Maps on your car without any limitations, just like on an iPhone. With this feature, you can enjoy a more seamless and intuitive experience on your CarPlay-supported head unit.

Screenshot of CarBridge tweak running on CarPlay display.

Due to the nature of this software, not all apps may display perfectly on your CarPlay-supported head unit. However, CarBridge app includes a solution in the form of the Portal app. This app enables you to directly view your phone's screen and control it with touch, allowing you to use any app that is on your phone, just as it was intended to be displayed.

Using CarBridge you can watch videos on Plex and YouTube, use the TrollStore app, and much more, all from the comfort of your car. CarBridge app essentially unlocks the full potential of your iOS device, allowing you to bring all of your favorite apps and features with you on the go.

Even joystick-only CarPlay users can benefit from and launch the Portal app. The only difference is that joystick users cannot control the phone from the car but can still view it just fine. With the Portal app, you can ensure that your CarPlay experience is as seamless as possible.

Note: Unc0ver has a known issue that prevents it from running CarPlay on iOS 14.4-14.8. Please note that this issue is unrelated to CarBridge. If you're facing this problem, try using checkra1n, if it's applicable for your device, or consider using a different device.

The CarPlay interface is designed to minimize driver distraction, which means that some features are not as easily accessible as they would be on your phone. Additionally, not all iOS apps are compatible with CarPlay, with some apps like Netflix not allowed to run on the platform. This is where CarBridge app comes in, as it helps to remove those limitations by allowing you to use any iOS app on your CarPlay display.

This latest version of CarBridge app is a complete rewrite of the original iOS 10 version. Due to changes in CarPlay on iOS 13, this new version is a paid upgrade. CarBridge is specifically designed for use with touchscreen-enabled CarPlay units. However, if you only have a joystick, you can still use the Portal app to view your phone's screen on your car.

Screenshot of CarPlay running CarBridge Portal app.

CarBridge rootless version 2.0.11 is now available for download on the Havoc Store. This version comes with several improvements, including support for the Dopamine and Palera1n rootless on iOS 15 and iOS 16. Additionally, the latest version has addressed the rotation issue faced by apps like YouTube on iOS 16 and fixed the installation alert spam. Lastly, CarBridge rootless also features Hebrew localization. Download it now and open any app in CarPlay.

Alternatively, you can try CarTube for TrollStore. This free that allows you to use the official YouTube app on CarPlay. It supports all TrollStore compatible devices running iOS 14 through iOS 15.4.1. This app enables you to listen to and watch your favorite YouTube channels on your vehicle's screen. Unlike CarBridge app, CarTube works without the need to jailbreak. CarTube is released as an IPA file that can be sideloaded using TrollStore app.

How to add repository to Sileo

CarBridge app was released as a paid package available for purchase ($9.99) from the Havoc Repository. Add CarBridge Repo to your package manager on iOS 13 – iOS 16 and enhance your CarPlay experience by utilize the full power of your apps without any limitation. Recently, CarBridge app rootless was released with support for Dopamine 2.0 and Palera1n jailbreaks.

To install CarBridge app for iOS 15 using Sileo, follow the steps:

  1. Open the Sileo app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit button.
  3. Add the following repository URL:
    https://havoc.app/
  4. Search for CarBridge app and install the package.
  5. Respiring your iPhone to apply all changes.
  6. Access the CarBridge app from the Settings app.

Two iPhone screens showing the CarBridge tweak preference pane in Settings app.

For added convenience, you can quickly add the repository to your preferred package managers (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) by using the convenient quick links provided below. With just one click, you can easily add the repository and download CarBridge app.

What's new

  • Updated CarBridge app to version 2.0.13.
  • Added support for Dopamine jailbreak.
  • Added support for Palera1n rootless on iOS 15 and iOS 16.
  • Removed cephei dependency.
  • Replaced sparklist with AltList.
  • Added support for iOS 15.
  • Added updated preference graphics and links.

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