It’s crazy to think that within a week of Apple releasing the first beta version of iOS 5, members of the jailbreak community have already hacked the new software and developed several version-specific tweaks.

The main area of focus for jailbreak developers appears to be iOS 5’s new Notification Center pull-down menu, since it provides the perfect place to present custom widgets. SpringPrefs is the latest custom widget to surface, and it provides access to all of your iPhone’s system stats at a glance…

SpringPrefs displays the device’s IP, Wi-Fi IP and its current firmware version. It also tells how much free RAM is available on the device, which can be extremely handy as your device’s memory fills up.

The downside? There’s no telling when/if it will be available. The developer GreySyntax tweeted today that the widget won’t be released until Apple’s iOS 5 NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) is lifted — when iOS 5 officially launches this fall.

The drop down menu has a lot of potential in both the jailbreak community and Apple’s ecosystem. All eyes are on the Cupertino company to see if they open up the area for 3rd party developers to create widgets, or send the feature underground.

What do you think?

[Redmond Pie]

  • Timohty/klouud

    This is absolutely nuts!! Whats even crazier is that there are already packages on Cydia that theme the new iOS5 features!! Fastest jailbreak development… EVER!

    Hopefully we didn’t “burn” an exploit with the release of a jailbreak for a Beta1 FW.


    • SubPrime

      You can be sure that no new exploit was burned with the beta1 jailbreak. Still the limera1n exploit to my knowledge
      Dev team isn’t dumb, it isn’t their first rodeo either.

  • Don’t know about you lot but the constant ios5 news is getting boaring report on some cool accessories or something ios5 is old news now yawn

    • Tom

      Then go read another website you tool!

  • Burge

    I think sbsettings is going to loose out to notification centre …all the tweaks are now on it

    • 2meu

      Does it comes with option to reboot, respring,power,lock….I mean every single sbsetting integrated tweak? I’m asking because this is one of the main reasons I jailbreak

      • Burge

        Give it time and I bet someone will make said tweak…

  • The picture looks photoshoped, or at a low resolution, are you sure of its authenticity ?

  • saleh

    at this rate the notification center will have OVER 9000!!! tweaks
    and all are good D;

    • Timohty/klouud

      haha… I see what you did there.