Are you power hungry? Well then, I have the perfect jailbreak tweak for you.

PowerUp is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that maps additional options to your iPhone’s sleep button.

Normally when you press and hold sleep you get the “slide to power off” dialogue, but with PowerUp installed, your options just got a tad more robust…

PowerUp adds additional dialogue options to your power off menu that’s invoked when pressing and holding your sleep button.

The options are power off, reboot, and respring; so in reality, it adds two additional features to your power off dialogue, reboot and respring.

I can especially appreciate the respring dialogue, because this is a function that’s performed often by jailbreakers. I think Apple should include respring as a stock option to be honest, because it’s not just jailbroken devices that would reap the benefits.

The only problem with a tweak like PowerUp is that it brings about redundant functionality for those of you who use SBSettings; you do use SBSettings, (stern look) don’t you?

In fact, SBSettings’ power off features are even more robust with features like safe mode thrown into the fray.

Despite that, if you’re just looking to add a little more functionality to your iPhone’s sleep button, you can’t go wrong with PowerUp.

The developer even tossed in two presentation styles for the power off dialogue, and three different themes for the action style sheet. That’s what I call going the extra mile.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can download PowerUp for free in the Cydia store.

Have you tried it yet?

  • Thor

    If you can’t say anything nice…

  • Wondering

    I like it but I don’t like the fact that lately every jailbreak app / tweak / etc. get reinvented only to make money…sure this tweak is awesome and luckily FREE but there is already a similar tweak, it’s called GPower Pro! it isn’t free but only $0,99… Why always reinvent something which already exists?

    • Neil

      hey, this is F R E E !!!! get it?

    • kokhean

      Because it’s free?

    • MrA


  • Burge

    I’ll stick with what’s in’s all there to do the same thing as this don’t need it twice ..

    • W@Nd3r

      True, sbsettings is enuff.
      Adding a new tweak is always an additional risk for crash.
      Just keep it simple.

  • SillyBear

    Sbsettings has this and it’s pretty accessible…

  • azharhamzahya

    Sbsetting is better so far.I’ll stick with sbsettings….:)

  • SpideyRules

    Long live the KING! (SBSettings, of course)

  • appletiser

    Cydia is becoming as bad as the AppStore with all these clones. there’s no point having a tweak that does something SBS does even better.

  • Smitty

    I like this tweak better than SBsettings because it pops up faster, requires fewer gestures and has a nice GUI animation that makes it look native.

  • Mo

    stickin with SBsettings

  • I downloaded this tweak because I wanted to try it out. I like the fact that I could hold down the power button and decide on which option to use, even though I use SBSettings. Well whenever I tried it, it would freeze my iPhone so I had to uninstall it. Too bad.

    • ProtoSphere

      Would you be able to give me a crash report and/or a list of extensions you have installed? (Using the contact link in Cydia).