The jailbreak community is always exciting. There’s always a new application in development soon to be released to an unsuspecting public. Today, Synchronicity takes the throne. It allows you to use your iPhone while it’s currently synchronizing with iTunes. I’m not sure why Apple disables us by disallowing usage of devices during a sync. Personally, I think Apple should allow this function by default.

Synchronicity gives you the option to use your device during an iTunes sync. Instead of being stuck at the lock screen while you transfer new content, you can unlock, run apps, make calls, etc. You can do whatever you want, except run the Music app, which is disabled during syncs to prevent data corruption.

Synchronicity requires a jailbroken iOS 4.x iPhone (currently not compatible with iPad). It comes with a small price tag of $2 and is available in the Cydia Store. If you decide to buy it, let us know what you think. I personally think it’s an excellent application.

  • Burge

    Sorry to correct you but It was out yesterday

    • Was out yesterday but we’re talking about it today.

      • Burge

        Ok, cool tweak though using it now !

  • Burge

    What I doesn’t say is that when you first use this your phone has to be restored in iTunes

    • Thatguy85

      What do you mean you have to do a restore the first time you use it?

      • Burge

        Restore from backup is what I had to do to use this

  • Iphone

    Tested
    its one of best app i have used Loving it

  • Lucas

    Do you think it slow down sync progress? I think more ram youre iphone as more fast sync will be but if im playing a game while it sync it will be slower… Corect me if im wrong !!

    • Z

      Wifi sync speed depends on your wifi speed

      • Z

        Wired sync speed will not be slowed down for as long as you don’t play eternal legacy while syncing.

  • Burge

    Who cares if if slow sync, your busy on you idevice

  • Burge

    Shame it doesn’t work with wifi sync

    • Dubzie

      If this worked with WiFi Sync it would be epic. The two apps need to get their multitasking on!!!

  • Thatguy85

    Has anyone tried this yet? What is the comment about having to restore? Wouldn’t that kill the jailbreak?

    • Burge

      Restore from backup

  • Juan

    i have it installed. It’s what inspired this blog post. It’s safe to install. the person making the restore comment doesn’t seem to know what he/she is talking about.

    • Burge

      When I linked up to iTunes it came up with a restore as new iPhone or restore from backup. I did restore from backup and everything is ok, so before you make comments Like -thay don’t know what there talking about- don’t you think you should found out first !.

      • iPhone 4

        @Burge
        You just proved Juan right about you.

        I installed this on my i4 last night and everything went smoothly. No restore required.

      • Burge

        @ iPhone 4
        All i can say is what happened to me it’s up to you what you make of what I said, but ask your self this why would I lie about it !

      • Juan

        i understood what you meant the first time. i guess the point is this app does not require a restore. perhaps you found a bug that’s unique to your environment that you should report to the developer.

      • Burge

        @ juan
        I will stand by what I put, that before you make comments on others, but may be right though about the unique environment/ or it could just be one of those things after all this is jailbreaking

      • Juan

        Burge, perhaps you’re misunderstanding. Let me reiterate my point… again.

        You do not need to restore device before install Sychronicity. What part of that are you have trouble understanding? If you had to restore, that’s your problem. Has nothing to do with Synchronicity.

  • Tom

    Come onnnnn iPad version.

  • Tim

    does work with wifi sync, i am currently running both. maybe reinstall wifi sync would help as i just downloaded them both also

    • Burge

      Thanks for that info. Works great

      • Burge

        Update work once and that’s it

  • October

    Ok, it just gets way too tempting… I guess I might be jailbreaking my phone later today…

  • Kev

    Doesn’t work with my iphone 4 4.0.1 with wifisync. Won’t connect the phone to itunes. Is wifisync meant to back up your phone to by the way? Mine just synced apps etc without backing up.

    • Kev

      Sorry people, told a massive lie in error just now. It backs up and syncs flawlessly with wifisync on iphone 4 4.0.1. I’m doing this whilst doing so again. That is brilliant!

      • Kev

        Ps I used backgrounder to background wifisync. Not sure if it backgrounds natively yet.

  • Barnes

    Stop spreading bullshit, Burge.

    • random

      just leave it man!
      he just said what happened to him!
      if it doesn’t to you than it’s cool so just leave it!

  • Javier

    i just had to get it, and NO to restoring for me.

    • Random

      I get it tomorrow!
      And NO restore to me either!