If you’ve been holding off on jailbreaking iOS 5, you might be interested to know that a new jailbreak utility is available for the beta software. Like UISettings, this tweak sits in your Notification Center pull down menu.

WeeTwitter is a Twitter widget for the new Notification Center in iOS 5. It displays a segment of your Twitter timeline, as well as other Twitter features like @ messages and Search. How can you get your hands on this cutting edge jailbreak release?

As you can see from the video tutorial above, all it takes is a quick download of the WeeTwitter .deb file (it’s not currently available on Cydia) and an installation via iFile.

The steps are as follows:
1: Download the .deb file via mobile Safari
2: Open the .deb file with iFile and select ‘Installer’
3: Login to Twitter via mobile Safari
4: Respring and verify your Twitter widget is logged in via Notification Center

Keep in mind that you will need a jailbroken iPhone, and iFile installed to use this method. You can respring by installing/uninstalling an app in Cydia since we don’t have SBSettings available yet.

There are of course other more cumbersome ways of accomplishing the install, but this is by far the easiest method of doing so.

With so much potential and so much attention from the jailbreak community, it’ll be interesting to see if Apple decides to open up The Notification Center for 3rd party developers. Actually, it’s probably more of a when than an if question.

What do you think? Have you tried WeeTwitter?

This tweak was created by Tyler, follow him on Twitter, here.

  • Timohty/klouud

    A little cumbersome, but a great start. I really hope this will be native instead of Jailbreak only.

  • A little credit maybe? Yeah I made this.

    • We normally never credit tweaks and apps, because it’s obvious who the creator is just by looking in Cydia. But since it’s not in Cydia yet (or is it), sure, you’re right.

  • Edwin R

    Ok sooooooooo how do I uninstall it O_o

  • Edwin R

    Nvr mind I found a way to just shut it off

    • John Wilson

      How? I’m trying to uninstall

  • Burge

    It’s in cydia..if you got the right repo…

  • Isnt it possible to download apps via iFile using that method? Wont it work on .ipa files?

  • sOleFresh

    no sbsettings but UISettings is available!

  • Rick

    as much as twitter is to everyone, i’m guessing there’s no facebook integration? perhaps a tweak of the sort to switch out addresses from twitter to facebook?

  • John Wilson

    How do I uninstall? Biggest problem is you can’t compose tweets I’m the notification center.