Until just recently, iOS users have installed Cydia to download third-party apps and tweaks onto their devices. They do this because Apple is so restrictive on what they allow us to do, or not do on our devices but, after latest iOS release, jailbreak utilities became hard to come by. Yalu jailbreak is the only utility we have and that is limited to a handful of users, leaving the rest of the jailbreak community without Cydia. To help us get some of our Cydia tweaks back, we can use the app installers that have been released, like Emus4iOS, TweakBox, vShare and AppValley. But none of them give us the most basic feature that Apple wont , a good Screen Recorder.
Image : Download CoolPixel App
That’s where CoolPixel [ about ] comes in. It’s a new app, a screen recorder that also allows us to edit videos and create new ones in Full HD. To find out more about CoolPixel and what it can do for you, check out the given link. Read on for more details on how to download CoolPixel to your iOS device.
Compatible Devices :
CoolPixel is compatible with the following iOS devices :
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini
- iPod Touch
How to Download CoolPixel for iOS :
Here are two methods to download CoolPixel app on your iPhone without having to jailbreak your device.
Method 1 : Safari Browser [ Easy Method ]
- Open Safari browser on your iOS device
- Go to coolpixel.org
- When the page loads, find the UP arrow , bottom center on the iPhone and top right on the iPad screen , and tap on it
- This will make another window pop up with a few extra options on it , chose and tap on Add to Home Screen
- Now type CoolPixel into the box so that your icon has a name . Tap the Add button and close Safari
- CoolPixel will be on your home screen
Video: Watch to see these steps demonstrated
Method 2: Configuration Profile [ Advanced Method ]
This is a slightly more advanced method so ensure that you follow the instructions carefully:
- Launch Safari browser on your device and then open this [ link ]
- Wait for the CoolPixel page to load and tap the link that will Install the profile on your iPhone or iPad
- Wait for Settings to open and tap the Install Profile link and type in your passcode
- When Safari browser has opened again, tap on Install CoolPixel and then confirm by tapping on Install
- When Settings has opened again, tap on Install > Next > Done
- When CoolPixel has installed, you will see the icon on your home screen
If the icon is not there, then the installation has not been successful, and you will need to repeat the steps again
Method 3 : Download CoolPixel Android
The Android operating system may be more open than iOS, but users still cannot jailbreak, and they are missing out on lots of decent features that iOS users get through Cydia. One of those features is a good screen recorder and that is where CoolPixel steps in to fill a gap. All the features that iOS users get with CoolPixel are also available to all Android users and, with the app having been given full support for Android, it is now ready for you to download.
Downloading it isn’t quite so simple as it is for iOS devices. To download CoolPixel on Android, you must first download the CoolPixel application package file [ APK ] and, for those not aware, these are required files for getting software onto your Android devices. The steps are a little more fiddly and require you to download the file to your computer before emailing it to yourself and then installing it on your Android device. However, fiddly though it may be, the whole process takes no more than a few minutes, provided your internet speed is strong and you can take full advantage of all the features that CoolPixel has to offer.
CoolPixel is a feature rich screen recorder but you may also want to try one of the alternatives. Both have always been popular among jailbreakers and are now available without Cydia:
AirShou is one of the most popular screen recorders ever. Originally available only through Cydia, it was released to provide a basic feature that Apple forgot to give us but, after a while it was withdrawn, leaving us having to find an alternative. Now its back, without needing a jailbreak and featuring much more than before. It takes little resources and you can use it to record video at 1080p at up to 60 fps. There are many more features so click the link to find out what AirShou [ext link] is all about.
iRec is a name that any early jailbreaker will remember, being one of the very first screen recorders ever released for the jailbreak market. Sadly, the developers let it lapse, not updating it to support newer iOS versions and fell into disuse. Its back; the developers have overhauled iRec with more features and full support for all iOS versions and no eyed to use Cydia. Check out the link to find out what else iRec [ext link] has to offer besides auto compression, simple recording, and Full HD Recording.
CoolPixel is an excellent screen recorder that does so much more but not everyone will get on with it and not everyone will choose to use it. If you no longer want it on your device or you keep running into trouble with it, you can easily Delete CoolPixel. If you want, you can reinstall it afterwards sing the above instructions.
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