Who would disagree with me that YouTube is the ultimate place for all sort of entertainment?
Not only that, but sometimes, you can find breakthrough videos, amazing how-to videos, and much more. The only problem with YouTube is its limitations in features, especially on iPhone and iPad.
If you want to download a YouTube video from a PC, it’s as easy as copy and pastes the URL into services like ClipConverter and VideoGrabby.
What about on an iOS device? It usually takes longer since you have to download an additional app from the App Store, watch their annoying ads, and then get to the download part. For jailbroken users, though, lucky for you because we have some excellent packages in the store. After testing several Youtube tweaks from Cydia, we’ve found two of the best one.
Those of you who previously used Cercube will know how it function as well as what it has to offer.
This jailbreak tweak not only allows users to download YouTube videos on their iOS devices but also block ads, enable HD mode while your device is using cellular data, play video in the background (you can still listen to the audio while using another app or lock your device) and set custom settings for YouTube.
What’s in Cercube 3 tweak
- Download any video in any available quality. (from 144p to 1080p).
- View, manage and share all your downloads in Cercube’s download manager.
- Import downloaded songs and videos to your Music Library, or Videos app.
- Block all promoted and video ads.
- Send downloaded videos via AirDrop to other devices.
- Background playback capability for both streamed and downloaded videos.
- Downloaded videos are displayed within a beautifully crafted downloads manager that shows all the available information.
- Select which page to display when launching the YouTube app.
- Unique short-hold button gestures.
- HD streaming on mobile networks.
- Auto replay videos.
- Custom Startup Page
As you can see, the new YouTube Red that cost on a monthly basis will only include some of these features while these has been around on jailbroken devices for quite some time now. This gives new users another reason to jailbreak their device and ignore the YouTube Red service.
If you want to download and save YouTube videos to your iOS 9 device or an earlier version, head over to Cydia and install Cercube 3 from the BigBoss repo for free.
YouTube++ by UnlimApps
UnlimApps is a company behind many useful jailbreak tweaks for social apps such as Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and many others. Recently, they have also updated their YouTube++ package to work with iOS 9.
Just like Cercube 3, this tweak makes it easier for users to use YouTube while having some of their most wished features such as background playback, support for videos download, in-app web browser, disable age restrictions, and many more.
After downloading a video, users have two options: either store it inside the YouTube++ downloader or save it directly to their Camera Roll.
YouTube++ is also available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. If you want to get the latest version when it comes out, I recommend you add their official repository at http://beta.unlimapps.com/