10 jailbreak tweaks that were killed by iOS 6

By , Jun 12, 2012

With the release of iOS 5 last year, it was pretty clear that Apple had gotten plenty of inspiration from the jailbreak scene, notably by implementing 20+ jailbreak tweaks in its latest mobile operating system.

We were expecting Apple to do the same thing again this year, and in anticipation, we even came out with our own list of jailbreak tweaks we wanted to see in iOS 6.

If it isn’t as obvious as last year, it’s still evident that iOS has already killed a few jailbreak tweaks. We go over the list of those tweaks that were made obsolete by iOS 6…

StayOpened

Now that you can download several apps from the App Store without having to launch the App Store app again and again after each download, there is no more need for StayOpened.

Pull to Refresh for Mail

Developed a couple years ago, Pull to Refresh for Mail is a goner too now that Apple has implemented Pull to Refresh in its Mail application.

AssistantExtension

By baking Sports into Siri, tweaks like AssistantExtension and especially SiriSports are nowhere near as useful.

International Location for Siri

Because it is now compatible with a dozen languages, and more importantly because it is fully supported in many new countries, the jailbreak tweak International Location for Siri is not going to be needed anymore.

Fusion/FacebookThis

With Facebook’s deep integration into iOS 6, tweaks like Fusion and FacebookThis are somewhat useless.

3G Unrestrictor

If you didn’t feel to pay $3.99 for 3G Unrestrictor, you’ll be happy to know that iOS 6 will finally let you do FaceTime calls over cellular network. Although it’s fair to note that this feature will only be available for the iPhone 4S and the new iPad, as per our iOS 6 compatibility guide.

PhotoMail

When it first came out, PhotoMail was a nice little tweak that would allow you to attach pictures and videos directly from the Mail app. This feature is now directly baked into iOS 6.

Fullscreen for Safari

Sure Fullscreen Mode for Safari does much more than what its name suggests, but it’s still a victim of iOS 6 to some extent, now that Safari lets you switch to full screen mode – only in landscape mode though.

QuickTweet

QuickTweet lets you send tweets from Notification Center. It’s useless now.

BannerDisable

BannerDisable was doomed from the start as it was created after we started hearing rumor that Apple would implement the “Do Not Disturb” feature in iOS 6.

As much as I love and support the jailbreak community, I’m glad Apple is implementing those features in iOS. What about you?

Can you think of more tweaks made useless by iOS 6?

[Thanks @EvilPenguin_ for his input]

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  • marcin slaczka

    I enjoy seeing that things like this will be implemented into the new IOS because it means that apple is listening to their community.

  • http://twitter.com/OscarTang1 Oscar Tang

    and mail enhancer (VIPS, flagged mail box, etc)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBF2DMEBJN6JIDS6P6FX7XNOCY Shane

    Who the fuck wrote this article, 3g unrestrictor, used way more for people in the boondocks who do not have access to backup via wifi to the cloud. Downloading app store apps over 20 mb. Pull to refresh mail was a pointless tweak, AE has way more options and things to configure. And besides the map app, apple stole the rest of ios 6 from the jb community anyway. As they attack others about copyrights, a copyright is not something that you go buy from the gov.. No, its the fact that you new it already existed and stole it anyway. Fuck apple. WWDC thumbs down. Nothing important was discussed, no apple television, no new iphone. Dont charge a bunch of money for tickets to a dead end show!!!

  • methodicjon

    I think there’s something important to point out. 1st Gen iPads won’t get 6.0 and owners will likely love to get these tweak into there 5.x installs.

    I think the same info about would make a great post for those who can’t get 6.0 on their iOS device…

  • http://twitter.com/CVthegreat Braun Buffel

    Can you guys imagine, how important jailbreak community or jailbreaker or tweaks developers to Apple? Ever since Steve Jobs left this world apple seems like hopeless and out of ideas to come out with new invention. Good luck to apple and all the best to tweak developer.

  • http://twitter.com/CVthegreat Braun Buffel

    It is not steel, I call it copycat and repackage just like Samsung copy Apple, apple copy tweak developer.

  • http://twitter.com/david_abadilla davidabadilla

    If you didnt pay for 3G unrestricter.. Yeah I totally didn’t pay for my copy of 3G unrestricter lol

  • David Goodman

    Some of these tweaks (International Siri, PhotoMail, FacebookThis, 3G Unrestrictor) were created because of iOS’s limitations.

  • badabom

    appscenter is also dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.morgan.14811 Greg Morgan

    Fusion would still have purpose because I like that you could post to both Facebook and Twitter with one button.