Jailbreak Basics: Why SBSettings is an Absolute Must Have Jailbreak App

By , Jan 25, 2011

Over the years, numerous people have asked me about my favorite jailbreak app. Depending on my mood, I might give one answer one week, and a totally different answer the next.

One thing that stays consistent though, is my recommendation of SBSettings. This integral app is one of the reasons why it hurts so much to use a non-jailbroken phone.

Just what is it that makes SBSettings receive unanimous high praise across the board? Check inside for the answer via video…

As you can see, there’s a reason why SBSettings was our honorary winner of our Best Jailbreak Apps of 2010 award. It truly does make the iPhone experience that much better.

Is there any specific reason why you find you cannot live without SBSettings? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • http://twitter.com/SteelFlexInc SteelFlexInc

    I used to love SBSettings except it was a battery eater..

    • Flimsy

      agreed :(

  • appletiser

    on the contrary i find sbs a battery saver, so much so that my 3gs can go through 2 days on one charge if i so wish and all with just one swipe :)

    • Adam

      I agree. It’s the absolute first thing I download from Cydia.

    • mplsboywonder

      Couldn’t agree more. With the uber quick ability to lower brightness, turn of 3g, bluetooth, or when I am half asleep turn of the phone (antenna) . I would definitely say that SBSettings will save your battery.

  • SpideyRules

    Totally necessary. I often have to switch from 3G to WiFi and back and forth, and would HATE to have to perform 4 or 5 taps as opposed to a swipe-n-single-tap that SBSettings provides.

  • anynomous

    what SBSettings theme is that?

    • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Jeff

      It’s called Bold Retina. By far my favorite SBSettings theme.

      • iLive

        Have you tried iRetina? I have it and it looks almost like apple made it themselves. It fits beautifully with the iPhone UI.

      • G

        That’s butters!!! try inavbar

      • Érico

        is it necessary to download winterboard to apply themes to sbs?

  • Ernesto Castellanos

    I freaking love SBSettings
    I use it often to change the brightness on the screen. And to turn on/off WiFi. And I also use quick note on it.

  • DomPerignon

    You just said it right: “SBSettings in intself is reason enough to Jailbreak your iPhone.” Hands down, It is the most useful and practical app for the iPhone.

  • Burge

    How many times have you picked up a none jailbroke iPhone and swipe the status bar ? … I’ll be lost with out it

  • carl

    I love SBSettings it should be standard on the iphone, saves me a lot of time

  • johnny

    I’ve never had a good reason to jailbreak my phone until now. SBSettings is the shiz…

  • Jason masters

    Lol Jeff where are you from ? I’ve never heard anyone say “on” pronounced own ? I couldn’t stop laughing through the vid each time you said on! Please make another vid and throw in a whole bunch of ons please!

  • Jason masters

    Man I’ve watched that vid like 5 times already and I can’t stop laughing each time he says “on” lol! You should do a remix of that one where you say on and off lmao Ohh man am I wrong for spotting that?

  • Roderick

    I have the 8gb 3G and when I first DL SBSettings it crashed my springboard, is this normal? I used the latest redsnow jailbreak and im on 4.2.1. Thanks!

  • The Stranger

    Can i download SBSettings for 4.3?

  • mikie

    Upgraded to 4.3.1, used latest redsnow version 12 to jailbreak. sbsettings crashes often.
    kill background processss causes status bar to disappear
    occasionally killing 3G casues respring.

    have re jailbreaoken a coupl eof times to check im not stuffing up and im nopt
    not happy so far