It’s been about 24 hours since the release of RedSn0w 0.9.8b1, a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5 beta 1, and we’ve already had confirmation that it’s possible to add widgets to the Notification Center of Apple’s latest mobile OS. Not only we have the confirmation, but we now have the proof as the jailbreak community has already come up with a tweak for it.

The tweak is called UISettings, and could be described as a SBSettings widget for the Notification Center.

Once installed, UISettings will appear in your Notification Center along with the Stocks and Weather widgets, or “tickers”, as Apple likes to call them. Just like SBSettings, it gives you quick access to turn On and Off some important features of your device, such as wifi, Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, etc…

If you are running a jailbroken version of iOS beta 1 (currently only via RedSn0w for Mac), then you may add the following source and install UISettings from there:

This is a pretty exciting news for the jailbreak community which had taken a hit with iOS 5. If anything, this proves that the jailbreak community is more creative than ever and that although iOS 5 replicates many jailbreak tweaks that will probably disappear from Cydia, developer will always come up with new tweaks and improve on what we’ve been given by Apple.

If you do give UISettings a try, please let us know what you think about it.


  • Timohty/klouud

    YEEEEEEES!! Honestly, I don’t see how this will not be included by Apple or allowed by Apple in the app store.

    Very very exciting news! Looks like Apple has almost completely pulled their heads out of their butts!!

    Now we need some other solutions like SnowCover4, remove RAM footprint (processes via SBSettings), Cyntact, QuickReply, Unrestrictor 3G, Winterboard, qTweeter.


    • yo

      well the reason it WILL NOT be in the app store is because apple doesn’t want ANY sort of UI tweak, and they want ALL of the apps in the store to be COMPLETELY sandboxed. if this was in the app store, it would break all of those. if, for some odd reason, apple decided to include a widget set up like this, and devs could make widgets like the ones you’d find in sbsettings, none of them would be allowed in the app store cuz none of them would be able to be considered sandboxed. and the few that were would have practically no purpose. i could see apple including the whole thing, and not allowing devs to make custom widgets, but theres no way anything like sbsettings, with api’s and stuff, could ever be included

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  • someone

    it’s cool

  • 2

    i want a deb version to download.after IOS 5 Jailbreak .can’t add source in Cydia

  • 2meu

    Nicely done


    I really believe, iOS 5 will start one of the most “inspired” times for the JB community… When Apple shows something new -as a feature- tons of tweaks follow.

    There is always something that Apple forgets, or chooses not to implement.

    That’s where the JB community comes in… And, SHINES 🙂

    Loved the idea btw… iOS 5 _CAN_ be the first version I won’t install SBSettings 🙂

    • QuarterSwede

      I hope SBSettings themes/icons will work with UISettings. Really exciting!

  • Irfaan

    This is a great tweak..

  • Timohty/klouud

    This is going to be the first iOS FW that I upgrade to regardless if a jailbreak solution is available. The only things I will really miss will be:

    Quick Reply, Themes, and SnowCover4. Everything else has been addressed or I can live without!

    • QFT! I said the same thing after watching the wwdc keynote.

  • numbnuts

    nice but i dont like the potential idea that it will always be on display as a widget, if it stays that way then SBS will continue to be the winner, hidden and just a tap/swipe away.

    • Timohty/klouud

      You do realize that this is a pull down menu right? Its SBSettings on steroids. SBSettings will be dead in iOS5.

      • Not really I believe there will be SBSettings in iOS 5

      • numbnuts

        no i didnt realise that as id not seen it mentioned, either way i wouldn’t want to see this every time i pull down the menu. i hate cluttered springboards 🙂

  • ben

    Need the Deb, source isnt good

  • Érico

    this tweak needs some themes for those gay icons!! nothing to do with apple style.

    • Joel

      How can an icon be gay? Is there gay icon porn?

    • josh

      its impossible for an icon, that posses no conscience, to have a sexual orientation.

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Is there a quick compose/reply feature on iOS5 that works similar to BiteSMS? that would be awesome.

  • Am i the only one thinking that this tweak would also fall victim to apples massacre of JB tweaks?

    The icons do look wierd… Maybe the winterboard could allow the customization of the icons

    • QuarterSwede

      Anything but Winterboard!

  • Kessler

    installed this tweak but non of the icons seem to work when u press them. oh well…it was worth a try.

    • Steve

      Had the same problem at first, you need to hold me for a few seconds

      • Kessler

        cool bro, thanx.

  • Kessler

    Cydia keeps telling me that there’s an upgrade to UISettings but the upgrade doesn’t work. I’ve installed it 3 times now and it doesn’t do anything, even after rebooting. It would be a nice tweak if it worked. Also, when u scroll to the right u have more options like Reboot and Safe Mode etc. Anyway, DON’T INSTALL. it’s a waste of time

  • PPDeluXe

    The programmer desperately needs a graphic artist… icons look hideous.

  • Yellow

    Does anyone know if the stocks widget will be removable? Seems really useless to me and lots of other people, and I would hate for it to needlessly take up space.

  • flange

    Just thought to myself there needs to be a toggle in ios5 as i went to toggle wifi on. Somebody needs to add this to the NC and then bam it was there like magic,.
    Love it works great just needs serious them.

    only need infindock as standard then “almost” no need for jailbreak.
    NC needs to stay on lock screen instead of disappearing after unlock.

  • Rfederer

    Hey can you guys help me? i jailbroke my iphone 4 with ios 5. but whenever i try to add sources or search for something it just closes. It happens everytime. i really want the UIsettings tweak but i cant seem to get it. can anyone help me?

    • Kessler

      have u tried rebooting the device?

  • DIno

    Hey Guys. I’ve been trying to update my iPhone from 4.2.1. Obviously the only version iTunes gives is 4.3.3. But everytime I download 4.3.3, it says error occured. Anyone else with this problem? And how to go around it?

  • luche

    cydia crashed for me everytime i pulled up a keyboard – had the region set to japanese. as read on another forum – when i set the phones region to united states, it worked fine.

  • Nico

    I really hope ios 5 will shine with tweaks and theames using something similar to winterboard… But imma keep my 4.3.1 jailbreak till that happens

  • Nico

    Wait does ios 5 have everything that the others did cydia wiss?? Like winterboard and themes

  • Matthew

    Yeah source loads nothing, just blank. Anyone have the deb?