Ryan Petrich has updated the popular jailbreak tweak Activator.

Activator lets you assign activation gestures to any application. A common example of this is swiping the status bar left or right to bring up SBSettings. It can be highly customized and best of all, it’s free. Chances are if you already have some common well known jailbreak tweaks installed, Activator will already be on your device.

Next time you open up Cydia, Activator’s 1.5.5 update will be waiting for you…

Activator’s update includes a bug fix for security, however the most notable change is that Activator now supports Comex’s jailbreak.

Something to note is that this is the first time I’ve seen a tweak updated to support a jailbreak itself. It’s common to see updates for compatibility when a new firmware is released, however seeing an update solely for the release of a new jailbreak is something I personally haven’t come across very often.

The reason why I love Activator so much is that I hate using the physical buttons on my iPhone. A combination of other popular jailbreak tweaks in conjunction with Activator solves this annoying issue for me.

Swiping the status to the right toggles SBSettings, swiping the status bar to the left activates AppSlide and swiping the status bar down activates LockInfo’s InfoShade. Thanks to Multifl0w, double tapping the status bar brings up all my running apps in an expose view and in cases when I’m running applications where the status bar isn’t available, such as games, a simple ‘Shake and bake!’ simulates the press of the home button to bring me back to my springboard.

These examples show the raw power of what Activator is capable of, and although it’s been around for a while, its one of the reason’s why I love jailbreaking.

Whats your thoughts on the latest Activator update? What setup do you have for Activator that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments.

  • SO LAAAAAATE !! Hum, sorry. This update was available tuesday.

  • z

    support IOS 5?

    • BLiNK

      good question, Ali?

    • Not supported 🙁

    • It would be as soon as iOS5 is out for the regular users as per Ryan Petrich.

  • Rick maahea

    Yeah I updated long before now. The best use of activator is for if you some how muckup the slide to unlock and can’t access your phone have safari or some other app set as a stausbar swipe and there you go! If you use a passcode lock just activate sbswttings and residing into safe mode. I’ve had the problem a couple times in all my attempts to murder my iDevices.

  • AnW1d0x

    idb –> Tweak: PDF parche 2 by @Comex

  • Fojam

    Some actions i hope to see added soon:
    Triple homebutton tap, triple finger slide, hold down on blank space of homescreen

  • Mick

    I did update this yesterday or the day before but tbh I never had any issues on ios 4.3.3 with the previous version.

  • Rick maahea

    Here’s one I want to see- set phone screenside up and do an idian tribal dance for 12.5 minutes to launch an app, or another- mind control…one that I would love to see disappear is the-glare angrily at device as it does everything opposite of what you are trying to get it to do right before it freezes and then crashes- guesture. I think it comes prebuilt into the jailbreak actually, in file titled b/easier/on/your/device. /I should probably get some sleep soon or my brain is going to be renamed file 13

    • Ya ive always wanted to do an indian tribal dance to open an app.

  • Yuhche

    Kind of off topic but since SBSettings was last updated my data usage icon does not appear until I press it. So my question is has anyone else got a similar problem? Or does anyone know of a way to fix this. Any help will be greatly appreciated 🙂

    Thanks in advance.

  • Pete

    OT: Ali, can I ask what font are you using on your iPhone? I was using Luxi Sans but it was making my 4.2.1 iPhone crash every now and then. And bluetooth would then stop working… I originally thought it was the jb itself but after about 10 restores and gradual re-installations I tracked it to BytaFont+Luxi Sans. Anybody seen the same issue?

    • Ali

      Screenshot provided by Sebastien, you should try asking him.

      If you have narrowed it down to BytaFont and Luxi Sans, try uninstalling them and see if the crashes manifest themselves again. I don’t use BytaFont myself so I can’t really help with that, but I have heard it can cause problems.

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  • Dull dexter

    HelP me jail brak my ipod