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Vidnerix unlocks video downloads via Safari on jailbroken devices

Vidnerix unlocks video downloads via Safari on jailbroken devices

While the Safari app on iPhones and iPads allows for file downloading, one area where it falls short is the ability to download embedded video files from websites.

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This limitation affects stock devices, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a new jailbreak tweak called Vidnerix by iOS developer foxfortmobile to unlock the capability.

As noted in the tweak’s depiction page in the Havoc repository, Vidnerix supports downloading both mp4 and m3u8 video types from the Safari web browser only. The video must be played in full screen for the Vidnerix download button to appear.

Once downloaded, m3u8 video files are automatically transcoded into the more compatible mp4 file format for easier sharing and viewing.

Just as you’d come to expect, Vidnerix supports background downloads (as long as the Safari app isn’t forcefully closed), notifications when downloads complete or fail, an option to save videos to the Files or Photos apps, and the ability to copy direct video URLs.

It’s probably self-evident, but Vidnerix can’t be used to download DRM-protected media from content providers such as Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and others. Live video streams also can’t be downloaded with Vidnerix.

As for video quality, the developer tells us that the video will be downloaded in the same quality that it’s being viewed in. If higher quality is available from the video provider, it’s important to select the higher quality before playing the video in order to download it in that same higher quality.

Vidnerix supports the latest rootless jailbreaks on iOS & iPadOS 15 and 16, including Dopamine and palera1n. If you’re interested in giving it a try, then you can purchase the tweak for $2.99 from the Havoc repository via your favorite package manager app.

Are you going to enhance your Safari downloading capabilities with the new Vidnerix jailbreak tweak? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.

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