Synchronicity is a popular jailbreak mod that allows you to use your iPhone while it’s syncing with iTunes. Instead of being stuck with a lock screen while your iPhone is syncing with your computer, Synchronicity allows you to run apps, make calls, etc. Basically anything is fair game, except for the iPod app (to prevent data corruption with iTunes).

This mod has been a favorite of ours since it was released back in August; it even made it pretty far up our “Top 10 Jailbreak Apps for 2010 list. If you don’t have Synchronicity, you should.

Synchronicity was recently updated to 2.0 status. The mod was already super lightweight and unobtrusive, but 2.0 makes it even better with a design tweak and some enhancements…

Previously, Synchronicity would display as a red, tethering-style bar over the iPhone’s status bar. This notified that a sync with iTunes was occurring, and removed that annoying “Sync in Progress” lock screen we all normally have to stare at while our iPhone syncs. In Synchronicity 2.0, that red tethering bar is replaced by a minimal, Greek “Sigma” icon in the status bar to indicate that an iTunes sync is occurring.

Performance speed has also been increased significantly, along with numerous bug issues. There is also added language support.

Overall, Synchronicity 2.0 is a very nice improvement on an already great jailbreak mod. Hopefully, in the near future, Apple will develop this type of syncing natively into iOS and iTunes. Synchronicity is proof that it can be done, and done well.

You can pick up Synchronicity 2.0 for $2 in the Cydia Store.

I’m glad that Synchronicity 2.0 got rid of that red status bar. The new sigma icon will appear as red when apps are opened, but it remains white on the home screen.

What do you think about Synchronicity 2.0? Do you use this helpful mod?

  • Great update to an already great app. This makes it much more unobtrusive.

  • Bradibiza

    Excellent tweak, going to get 2.0 now and test on iPhone 4 4.0.1
    The previous version worked great, so I’m not expecting any problems

  • iPhone4Planet

    It still freeze my iPhone during or after sync, I already uninstalled backgrounder… What else can it be?

  • EgoHot

    I guess I’m the only one who actually prefers the red status bar

    • ryan

      I liked it too 🙁

    • chrispx

      Perhaps the developer will give users a choice in Settings with the next update? (Hint Hint) Great app either way.

  • Leo

    Does it work with copytrans? Or any other software beside tune?? I don’t use tune because itune kills my jailbreaked apps…

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  • iKing

    Can Synchronicity and Wi-Fi sync be used together?

    • Koyak

      I use Synchronicity together with Wi-Fi Sync and they work great, but you will need backgrounder configured for Wi-Fi Sync.

      • appletiser

        may i ask would an incorrect Backgrounder config cause a backup failure because “the iPhone disconnected” error in iTunes?

      • iKing

        whats the background config do u need?

  • Z

    I think apple is gonna implement wireless syncing, but not something like synchronicity. They’ll consider it too risky in terms of corrupted data during an unsuccessful sync.

    Remember, Apple innovates the design, like we’ve seen with iPhone 4 and its antenna. As for software, they just rip of new tweaks from jb community making them standard feature in an iOS update. Synchronicity, however, is not gonna be one of those mods, I think.

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      5 years later and you’re wrong 😛

  • Finally! This update has been long awaited.

  • Gorgonphone

    i also prefer the red blinking bar… the sigma sign is too small

  • allan p.

    i am a apple ios dev. and can say that as of ios5 beta 7 you do have WiFi sync and can use the idevice normally with no harm done, even the iPod app.