‘Sparrow Plus’ now available on Cydia

By , Apr 27, 2012

Sparrow+ — the jailbreak tweak that allows you to set Sparrow as the iPhone’s default mail client, along with enabling push notifications — is now available on Cydia.

Sparrow is the 3rd party email client that has proved to be a popular alternative to the stock iOS Mail app, despite some glaring shortcomings.

You can download Sparrow+ for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo starting today. You can also download the Sparrow iOS app for $2.99.

Once you give it a try, be sure to share your thoughts on the combo in the comments section.

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  • Anonymous

    I was waiting for something like this..btw does it work in the photos app and youtube app?…i liked sparrow but i had to switch back to default mail app….People who don’t jailbreak miss out on so much..:P

    • Alberto Hernandez Jr

      Does not work with photos but youtube works.

      • jose castro

        WOW SO THERE IS PUSH, THE DEVELOPER GOT IT BACKWARDS, TURN OFF THE SPARROW + AND NOW ITS IN THE NOTICATION CENTER LOL

    • jose castro

      WOW SO THERE IS PUSH, THE DEVELOPER GOT IT BACKWARDS, TURN OFF THE SPARROW + AND NOW ITS IN THE NOTICATION CENTER LOL

  • Alberto Hernandez Jr

    Am I the only person having issues with Sparrow+ not pushing emails? I’ve sent half a dozen emails to test it out and nada.

    • http://twitter.com/ahmedor ahmed cheour

      me too

  • Keith Eberle

    no push for me either

    • Daniel

      Same here

    • Anonymous

      Same here

    • jose castro

      WOW SO THERE IS PUSH, THE DEVELOPER GOT IT BACKWARDS, TURN OFF THE SPARROW + AND NOW ITS IN THE NOTICATION CENTER LOL

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        Only dumb People write whole sentences using Capslock.

  • http://twitter.com/mcontrady Marc Contrady

    no push

  • http://twitter.com/chunyian1001 cyian

    no push for me too :(

  • http://twitter.com/ernozturk Eren Öztürk

    there’s no push. jeff please upload 1.0-3 .deb :)

  • http://twitter.com/RaMeK7 KNF

    whats going on with the push. I know a few have commented on this before.thanks for the great tweak.

  • http://twitter.com/RaMeK7 KNF

    push not working.i know a number of people already commented on this. great tweak otherwise. sure it will be fix soon. thanks again

  • jose castro

    no push ;(

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, looks like push was omitted entirely (at least there aren’t any configuration options for it in the settings app). Maybe just installing it is supposed to enable it without any configuration, but if that’s the case then it isn’t working.

  • http://twitter.com/iDara09 iDara09

    I just download Sparrow, now Sparrow+ available that nice. Go to Cydia right away. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

    Sparrow plus wants to remove sparrow push and vice-versa in cydia, I hope we don’t have to choose between default mail and push mail!

  • http://twitter.com/GlennE_ Glenn

    No push… Push is more important than default mail client (for me at least), so for now, bye bye sparrow+ and welcome back sparrow push.

    • Alberto Hernandez Jr

      I agree, until push gets fixed…I’ll be disabling Sparrow+

  • Anonymous

    You guys really need to complain to the developer of the tweak. Not to Jeff……..He just presents them. Emailing the developer will ensure a better chance of getting the tweak fixed.

    • http://twitter.com/selker Selman Kerelaj

      And complaining here, will enshure that those complains get faster to de dev trhough Jeff

  • http://twitter.com/ernozturk Eren Öztürk

    seems like developer forgot to add push in 0-5. because as video its 0-3. lets mail developer

  • jose castro

    wow SO THERE IS PUSH, THE DELVELOPER GOT IT BACK WARDS, TURN OFF THE SPARROW + AND NOW ITS IN THE NOTICATION CENTER LOL

    • jose castro

      I HAVE MINE RUNNING

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SM5OM5BUT4TVZASJMZVBNF5ZHU Benjamin Metzler

        Jose,
        Are you trying to say something. I can’t hear you.

        Ben

    • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

      How many time will you Keep posting the same comment…;D

  • Evan Mayse

    Why can’t I find this tweak in Cydia? I type “Sparrow+” in Search and nothing comes up. Any suggestions?

  • Dan

    well I thought it was just me, but yeah, the push doesn’t work

    • http://twitter.com/tomdotcom_uk Tom

      Same here, no push. There has already been an update, but it didn’t fix the push issue.

      I like what they have done, but the lack of push, or at the very least an automatic pull search every 5/10/15mins kills it for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markieze-Anthony-Mitchell/768663899 Markieze Anthony Mitchell

    So its been a couple of days and yet the push still doesnt work. I would think that the developers would have tried to fix it or something but i guess not…

  • Rajat sharma

    still no push …. whats going on ???

  • http://www.dylpublicidad.com Leonardo Wyskiel

    I have push but no notifications in notification center!! Any idea? Thanks

  • http://www.dylpublicidad.com Leonardo Wyskiel

    Hi Jeff! The dev. of Sparrow Push says in twitter that his tweak doesn allow integrations in NC, so i wonder, Sparrow+ makes the NC integration as i can see in your video? Because mine beeps with push but nothing shown in NC! And idea?