When Apple unveiled iOS 5 last Summer, it mentioned that the update included over 200 new features. Among the additions were several features that closely mirrored tweaks and utilities from within the jailbreak community.

In fact, there were a lot of folks that thought that iOS 5 would be the beginning of the end for jailbreakers, but we aren’t too worried. Not only have we had an iOS 5 jailbreak for months, we also have tons of compatible tweaks and utilities…

Here’s a list of 20 awesome jailbreak packages that support iOS 5:

  1. SBSettings – Arguably the most popular tweak in Cydia, SBSettings gives you quick access to common iOS settings.
  2. BiteSMS – This SMS client adds handy features like quick reply and message preview.
  3. IntelliScreenX – Set to release next week, this utility adds insane amounts of functionality to iOS 5’s Notification Center.
  4. Dreamboard – The app to own if you’re really into customizing and theming.
  5. Activator – A utility that allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite iOS functions and settings.
  6. OpenSSH – Allows you to access your iDevice’s file system remotely.
  7. FakeCarrier – A simple utility that allows you to change your carrier’s name in the status bar to whatever you want.
  8. FolderLock – This tweak enables you to put a password lock on folders and the Settings app.
  9. iFile – A full-featured file manager of iOS.
  10. CallBar – This tweak turns full screen incoming call notifications into a tiny banner.
  11. KillBackground – This utility installs itself into the multitask bar and allows you to kill all open apps with a single tap.
  12. Multifl0w – Get webOS card-like multitasking with this unique utility.
  13. MyWi – Access internet on your laptop or tablet with this hotspot-like application.
  14. My3G – Bypass Wi-Fi-only restrictions on apps like FaceTime with this tweak.
  15. Infinidock – This tweak allows you to add unlimited icons to your iOS dock.
  16. Gridlock – Put your icons wherever you want on your homescreens with this utility.
  17. Copic – This tweak adds contact photos to your call log, address book, and Messages app.
  18. AllMail – Get better email management with this tweak.
  19. PasswordPilot – This utility automatically enters your App Store password for you.

Now all we need is an iPhone 4S jailbreak and an iOS 5 untether, and we’ll be set.

  • Jin

    There is no need for FakeCarrier, since that function is already incorporated into SBSettings.

  • Blimey

    I had my 4S on launch day and while I love the new features, especially Siri, I really miss all of the cool tweaks I had on my iPhone 4 thanks to the jailbreak community. I know it’s only a matter of time before a jb is released and at this point I don’t even care if it’s tethered or not. I ran iOS 5 tethered on my 4 for a couple weeks before the 4S was released and with the handful of tweaks that were compatible then, it was so much nicer than 4S stock. I think I miss BiteSMS the most. So used to being able to reply without having to switch to the sms app.

    • Ken

      Me too, though I miss iBlacklist a little more than I do BiteSMS.

      • Mark

        My iblacklist works perfectly find on iOS 5

      • SoCoMagNuM

        My3G, SBSettings, iBlacklist and BiteSMS are my gotta have apps.

      • sabine

        @mark how to crack iblacklist

    • Will

      DAnm no need to say more, that is exactly how I feel word by word. miss bitesms !!!!

  • LockInfo ???????

  • jamesandyori

    If I may I discovered others that I think are cool:

    Zoom it back 5.0. (gives the ability to double tab the camera screen for the zoom.)

    Battery info lite
    Masks (basically to decorate your icons)
    No spot. (it gets rid of the search page)
    Label slider (change the text on your lock screen slider)

    Barrel 2 works but some of the choices do not.

    Thanks for letting me share!


    Today the world became a better place! It’s my birthday day! Yeah!

    • Soto

      Happy B’day dude.

  • Gus Me

    Nice list. Tweaks I miss on my 4s, in order of preference…


  • John doe

    Who cares? You lost half your jailbreakers due to no jailbreak for 4s and teathered for the rest

  • elcarlitoxloco

    does anyone know of a compatible app that will hide status bar icons? I used cleanstatus, but it’s currently not working.

    • Gato

      Try sbsettings

    • elcarlitoxloco

      I should have specified. I just need to hide the little icons such as the Alarm, Rotation, Play, etc.
      If anyone knows of a tweak that works with ios5 please let me know!

      • Usersean

        SpringClean is the best for that.

  • Alon


  • FakeCarrier isn’t really necessary. It’s a built-in function in SBSettings.

  • Patrick

    Also compatible

    Icon renamer
    Winter board(not all themes work yet)
    Action menu

  • kokhean

    What about KBShortcuts?

  • ScrollingBoard

  • Activator has been on SBSetting. Save 1 slot for QuickDO πŸ˜€

  • What about delivery reports for SMS? Any tweak available?

  • yonafoe

    my3g caused my safari and mail app to crash. everything worked fine after I removed it

  • eightdown

    what about statusbar notification icons…for missed notifications dammit. the only thing i need!

  • Ethos

    what u bullshitting u s? bite sms doesnt work

    • SoCoMagNuM

      The BiteSMS from the beta repo works great for me, has updates just about everyday too

  • Mike

    Should at least mention that biteSMS is beta.

  • JaliBreakerMaybe

    This list makes me wanna jailbreak my iOS 5… I never have jail broken beforw

    • Austin

      Go for it.

  • JaliBreakerMaybe

    This list makes me wanna jailbreak my iOS 5… I never have jail broken before

  • ralph

    do you have the date as to when untethered jb is gonna be released,,, one thing that i look forward in reading your blod. πŸ™‚ would be nice to know….

  • dudester

    iOS 5 compatibility list ^^^^^^^

  • Dude

    fakecarrier isnt that awsome πŸ˜›

    tnx anyway i downloaded multifl0w

  • sabine

    how to get crack iblacklist 5.0-3

    • kokhean

      Get crack from your local drugstore.
      Get iBlacklist from Cydia.

  • sabine

    how to get crack for iblacklist 5.0 -3

  • Sean

    SMS+ is working πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, but I want sources to download some tweaks for free!