Every year, there are multitudes among multitudes of apps and tweaks released for jailbroken iPhones. Similar to the App Store, some are worth more of your attention than others.

In 2010, we’ve looked in-depth at more apps, more tweaks, and more mods than ever before, with the goal of keeping our readers completely in the know.

Now, we’d like to take some time to reflect on our favorite jailbreak apps of 2010. Being included on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the app was released in 2010, it just means that it was amongst our most utilized of this year. Drumroll, please…

10. Fast Copy

Every so often, a tweak comes around that simply makes the iPhone better to use. Fast Copy is the type of tweak that falls perfectly into that category, taking basic iPhone functionality and improving it.

We’ve been using Fast Copy for a couple of months now, and it’s safe to say that we’d hate to go back to the old, delayed copy and paste.

9. SwitcherPlus

SwitcherPlus is one of our favorite apps, because it allows you to pin favorite applications to the app switcher. This is great, especially when using a password utility program like LastPass, or another often used app that you always want to appear in your list.

As if that wasn’t reason enough to try it, SwitcherPlus also features a build in flashlight utility, and the ability to pick and choose when your media controls appear in the app switcher. A definite must try.

8. ScrollingBoard

ScrollingBoard’s main goal is to make your iOS device’s dock as useful as can be. The tweak allows you to have scrolling, unlimited icons in your dock and folders, and add-ons in your dock (like iPod controls).

We think ScrollingBoard is quite the deal for anyone who would like a little more functionality in their dock; give it a try, and we’re sure you’ll agree.

7. MultiCleaner

MultiCleaner fixes some extremely annoying issues with the way iOS handles multitasking. The app quite literally cleans up your multitasking bar so that it displays only the apps that are actually still running. What a thought, huh?

There are other multitasking alternatives out there, but MultiCleaner brings some features to the table that we haven’t found anywhere else.

6. Action Menu

Hands-down, one of the best jailbreak mods of all time, Action Menu is still heavily in use among the iDB staff. Action Menu enhances the native copy/paste functions of your iPhone by incorporating add-ons such as history, favorites, and even spoken word.

Action Menu is one of those mods that once you try it, you simply can’t live without it.

5. CallLock

It’s no secret that even after a few firmware updates, the proximity sensor issues are still a problem for a lot of people, but CallLock takes these issues head on, and tries to straighten them out.

After a few updates, and some heavy usage, we’re happy to report that CallLock is a viable workaround for those with proximity sensor problems. A tweak that keeps you from accidentally hanging up on the HR lady at that job you applied for? Priceless.

4. RemoveBG

A tweak that Sebastian once labeled as “too extreme” has quietly won him over. (Shhh, just don’t tell anyone.) RemoveBG is great because it effectively kills every app running in the background.

That’s right, no more meticulous task management… just slide open SBSettings, tap the RemoveBG toggle, and BAM! You, one. Stubborn apps, zero.

3. Synchronicity

The premise behind Synchronicity is simple; it allows you to use your iPhone while it’s syncing with iTunes. Nothing more, nothing less.

And that, folks, is why we love it. Even if we’re syncing a whole portfolio of photographs, we’re still able use our iPhones in the meantime. Sheer brilliance.

2. BiteSMS

It’s SMS messaging the way it should have been from the start. Quick reply functionality, cheaper international rates, ringtones, signatures, smileys, contact pics, the list goes on and on.

Plus, the BiteSMS team is always working on new features and upgrades. Text messaging doesn’t get any better than this on the iPhone.




And the Best Jailbreak App of 2010 is…




1. MyWi

Reason enough alone to jailbreak, MyWi effectively gives you a Wifi hotspot anywhere you can get a cell phone signal. That means if you have an iPad, there’s no need to invest in the more expensive 3G version. Tether that bad boy.

MyWi is the sort of jailbreak app that pays for itself many times over. It is the reigning king of jailbreak apps, especially if you do a lot of traveling with your iPad or your laptop; MyWi can get you out of a bind, quickly.

Where is SBSettings?

We figured some of you would be in an outrage over the omission of SBSettings, so let us explain. SBSettings is to jailbreaking, what jailbreaking is to SBSettings; meaning that if you jailbreak without SBSettings, it’s kind of pointless.

You need SBSettings. We think it should be there by default when you jailbreak. So it really goes without saying that we recommend SBSettings.

What are your thoughts on iDB’s 10 Best Jailbreak Apps of 2010? Do you agree? Did we leave out your favorite app? Let us know below…

  • Fman52

    I would love to try these but I updates to 4.2 and dont wanna ruin my ip4 with the unstable redsnow

  • Burge

    Down side to MyWi is the price, there is a cheaper one, Pdanet

    • cody

      just add a source in cydia called sinfuliphonerepo.com and there is a cracked version of mywi. only kicker is you have to REBOOT your device before it’ll work

    • John

      PDANet is sluggish, runs very hot, sucks battery, and lacks some features such as Tethering On-Demand. MyWi now let’s you tether on-demand with Bluetooth enabled devices. Can’t beat that. And it shuts off automatically when not being used, saving battery.

  • amit

    pdanet should win

    • Matthew

      I used both PDANet and MyWi and I have to say that MyWi really does pay for itself. It may not be free, but I think it’s a lot more user friendly than PDANet.

  • SpideyRules

    No prices included in this article? That’s odd…


    • Sire Trasher

      Agreed mywi doesnt come cheap use pdanet instead its free…..

    • Yepp, bit of a sad thing

  • Sire Trasher

    I jailbroke my iphone 4 for lockinfo!!! It saves me soooo much time. Especially cause i use exhange email from work and have to use a lockscreen with a code. Now i can see in 1 blink of an eye whats going on inside mij iphone’s mind 🙂

    • Whammy!

      I concur. If you use your Calendar at all, Lockinfo is probably #1. The two things I really missed when I couldn’t jailbreak for two weeks (new phone on 4.1.2) were SBSettings and LockInfo. Everything else in the jailbreak world I can live without most days. MyWi is used maybe once a month for me, but awesome.

  • I just went thru and installed about 4 or so from the list.GREAT JOB!

  • Nice article
    Would be nice if there were prices…

  • B mo


  • Chuck

    Best list of the year! Would agree that including current pricing should be included.

  • Zeb Sogo

    My Favorite JB Apps
    (allows you to protect any app with a password) Great if i don’t want your 5 year old daughter deleting Notes or emails. ect
    “Rename II”
    So now EUROPE is now named TomTom EU ( i bit petty i know )

  • tom

    I second Lockinfo for first, especially for checking and deleting email, without having to unlock the screen.

  • chrispx

    I agree with your decision to put MyWi as #1. There are cheaper alternatives (iTether and PdaNet) and those alternatives may offer a better value depending on how one uses their device to tether, but (correct me if I’m wrong) only MyWi allows tethering over WiFi or through the USB cable.

    • Twited21

      PDA net pro dose both of these 

  • Twited21

    PDA net pro is far better than mywi 

    • Whammy!

      Based on what? Care to enlighten us, or are you just being a typical, attention seeking fanboy?

    • Whammy!

      Does PDA Net run in Ad-Hoc mode? If so, that means only one device can connect via wifi at a time. MyWi does not run in Ad-Hoc mode, making it a true “hotspot” in that sense of the word.

      • Twited21

        It’s more or less exactly the same
        But it was probably one of the first tethering apps in cydia I’ve always used it
        I tried Mywi but it keeps loosing connection even tho my 3G strength is good
        PDA net dose the job for me always have done

        Viva pdanet 

  • jon

    PDA Net runs in the background and even when you don’t use it, it drains battery in the background. This is the flaw to it, and why I’d choose MyWi over it. If you worry about the price, then I’m sure you know what you could do about that.

    • Burge

      So does MiWy . Go look in mobile substrate if it’s there is running , and I believe Pdanet is not there , so I don’t think it’s running until you use it

    • bismark

      hit me up on spinojix@yahoo.com, i need help

  • K

    Doesn’t MyWi also use ad-hoc?

  • GorgonPhone

    MY IPHONE MODE LIST: Wi-Fi Sync, Jump(RDA), iOverClock, Auto3G, biteSMS, FastSnap, LiveClock, Lockinfo (Serious Theme), Multiflow, Switcher mod, MYWi, NoAccesorySplash, Panorama, Spring board rotator, Scrolling Board, 3Gunrestrictor, Action Menu Full with Voice plug in, Graviboard, Full screen for safari, Pandora song skip, SBSettings, Make it mine, iblank, metadata remover, Synchronicity, iFile, Mobile Terminal, Safari Download Plug-in, Attachment saver for mail app, Yourtube plugin, iStrings, VIRTUAL MEMORY (Dynamic_Pager + preference file = Swapfile 512MB method)

    • Ricardodelsidney

      What do you mean by “Lockinfo (Serious Theme)”?

  • raymond

    itether works much better than mywi. i don’t care about the price but mywi is too unreliable and crashes a lot. It also drains too much battery. itether doesn’t have performance and battery problems, at least to me.

    (posting on my iPad via itether

  • Luis

    for those who says mywii isnt the best, i bet they are unhappy with the cracked version they downloaded…

    i have bought pda net and mywii and mywii have by far a superior performance, and implementation in every aspect i got a refund from pda net because i couldnt even play xbox live at all

  • Bird

    Agree with MyWi. This is very useful wifi sharing for ISO. ..D

  • Polemicist

    Like your list. 🙂

  • Ken

    Some of you people are idiots wtf, 20 bucks ooohhhhh. Sure pays for itself plus!! Don’t try and get a free copy cause I heard it has bugs and crashes. I am qilty off a few freebies but with mywi I payed the $20 and I have not had a single problem. I bought a 3G version of the iPad too. I tried PDA net and it was buggy. Again pay the f$@cking $20 bucks, get a great program. Mywi #1

    • cody

      I have the free and paid versions and there is no difference between the two.

  • I would still take iRealSMS over biteSMS. They were the original innovators, bite were the copiers. I still think bite hasn’t quite caught up.

  • Someome?

    Other than having to buy mywi are there any other charges you get from using it?

    • Whammy!

      No. Not in practice on AT&T.

  • GorgonPhone

    the pirate mywi is hard to set up..lol so many fail and get frustrated hahah

  • Greg

    Good job on the review!

  • Twited21

    Btw I bought pdanet

    Both come with free trials pdanet was the better more stable app so spent my money on the app which was better for me

    20 dollars is alot for an app however if it worked well I would have paid that for the app

    The only real reason Mywi is no1 is the publicity it has received

    So if like me spend your hard earned money on what suits you use the free trials and if you want to buy one please do these guys work hard to get the apps working

    Peace out 

  • Phil

    Wifi sync is one of my favs.
    Does anyone know if synchronicity is compatible with wifi sync?

  • For me Ultrasn0w have one position in this best apps…

  • Ruben

    I want to see more and how to lerner

  • Taba

    For me…3G unrestrictor, mxtube and ifile

  • Lordjunkiez

    Want MyWi 4..Just jailbreak yr fone n get it for free….

    • Pirates Suck

      At least your screen name matches you. Frigging tard. Let me just break in your house and take what I want for free. Yeah. All you dudes will be getting your comeuppance. Destitute scumbag… Any who, I agree with MyWi, LockScreen, and of course SBSettings. Oh and by the way, eff e-bums and e-thieves.

  • I-Hate-4.2.1

    why not installous (free apps)

    • Because that’s piracy and downloading cracked apps is illegal.

  • Installous illigal?

    well i get it

  • Cao

    What is the differences between MultiCleaner and Remove Background?