Well perhaps I should have restated that. MT Gestures will (hopefully soon) be an easy way to add multi-touch gestures to your iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.1. That’s because the developer, although they tout iPhone 4 compatibility within Cydia alongside the iPod touch G4, has admitted that the iPhone 4 compatibility isn’t exactly working yet.

I can attest to this assertion, it isn’t working yet. But I will say that it has plenty of promise for those of you who shy away from manually editing .plist files in order to enable multi-touch gestures on your iPhone 4.

What is working, however, is the new iPad-esque mute switch assignment options in the Settings.app. That’s a pretty decent consolation prize while we wait for the developer to iron the bugs out for iPhone compatibility…

If you venture into the Settings.app and go to General, you’ll notice a new option for “Use Side Switch to” placed below your Auto-Lock and Restrictions options.

Here you are able to reassign the mute switch on the side of your iPhone to act as a Rotation-Lock instead. I’m not sure how practical that is considering you’re on a phone and not a tablet, but it’s nice to at least have the option to do so.

I think if the developer added an SBSettings toggle for this so we could adjust it on the fly, it would prove to be a bit more beneficial.

Be aware that the tweak utilizes WinterBoard to fulfill its purposes, so keep in mind you will have to go into WinterBoard and enable the theme for your appropriate device.

Once the developer gets the gesture part of the equation fixed for the iPhone 4, you’ll definitely want to put MT Gestures on your to-do list.

It’s clear that the developer of MT Gestures is on to something good, and to be honest, I don’t mind waiting a bit for them to get it fixed up for the iPhone 4; it is free on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones after all.

Have you been able to try MT Gestures? Have you tried it on your iPod touch G4 perhaps?

What do you think about it thus far?

  • Nico

    Just edit the .plist files. I did it and it works perfect…

    • G

      Not on my iPhone 4 . Jailbroke 4.3.1. The gestures setting is not there So there’s is nothing to edit
      (I used ifile)

  • can someone help me?

  • Manuel

    If only it would work for the Verizon iPhone 🙁

  • Burge

    Seems to work ok on my 3GS …

    • Burge

      I’ve just turned it off in winterboard and it still works ? The is no setting in the settings app now though ..but it still works

      • Burge

        I’ve uninstalled it and it still works …no settings though …

      • Interesting way of going about a tweak. I’m sure all it does is just alter the .plist as well, but it seems like a convoluted way to go about doing that.

      • Burge

        It must have left the .plist in there for it to still work ..as for the settings ? I’ve know idear

    • Dan

      Did you get the multitouch gestures to work, i was only able to get the switch options?

  • Justin

    I edited the plist files as well. There are three you have to edit and then it works like a charm. No convoluted winterboard stuff.

    • Nico

      You can edit a fourth if you want the vibrate as rotation lock.

  • XepptizZ

    I assume that the plist is only there for ios 4.3.1?

    • QuarterSwede

      It’s for 4.3 as well (of course it’s not that much different).

  • xxxx

    does anyone know what dependencies are also installed in order to completely uninstall?

  • tyler barron

    my ipod touch 4g will not let me have this i downloaded it two times now and it wont show in winter board im jailbroken with redsnow on ios 4.3.1 can any 1 help me

  • Gorgonphone

    eh not so exciting at all