In the world of jailbreak tweaks, there are some that are really worth getting excited about. These would be tweaks like Dashboard X and Springtomize, that add significant functionality to iOS.

This, however, is not one of those tweaks. MonoBar is just a simple hack that disables the double-height status bar that appears when you’re recording a voice note, or in a phone call…

As you would expect with such a tweak, there are no settings to configure or icons to hide. Once you’ve installed MonoBar, it immediately takes effect, disabling double-height status bars as needed.

After testing it out several times, I can confirm that MonoBar works as advertised. Although I did find that it seems to disable the ability to tap the status bar to return to the call or recording, which is kind of a bummer.

You’re probably wondering why anyone would want something like this, but I don’t have the answer. I’m sure there are some folks out there that find double-height status bars annoying or ugly, that will find MonoBar useful.

If you’re interested in checking out the tweak, you can find it in the BigBoss repo, for free.


  • Got to love the devs that think of pointless none useful tweaks.. At least it’s free unlike others..

    • ಠ_ಠ There are still people that like this tweak… I actually made this because of a request from a friend who hated the double height status bars.

      • I didn’t say people wouldn’t like it.. I just said pointless because it only gives a graphical UI , and the double hight bar is not really a problem is it

      • That’s up to you to decide; install it if you don’t like the double height bars or don’t if you want to keep it as-is.

      • As a user, I would say its a good tweak – I have dashboard x installed and the status bar always squashes my widgets too close and now this won’t happen! Hopefully tap to return to call/recording will be added soon.

      • Kok Hean

        Do you take requests?

      • Ronald Weaver

        I like it thanks man!

  • what’s the theme?

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      The theme, Weak.

    • ayecon

  • Kok Hean

    CoverMeNot and MonoBar 😛

    • HC

      For some reason CoverMeNot doesn’t seem to work well with QuickNCDismiss. It would crash and respring. Anyone else?

  • HC

    This is a nice little tweak that would come in handy. I didn’t like the big bar as well and always wanted to change that. Thanks.

  • Cody comes across as a huge douche in this article. A developer spent time making this tweak – don’t be so disparaging.

    • I disagree. Cody was very professional in his approach. He just said what most people would think about this tweak: it’s almost useless. It doesn’t take away the hard work and dedication of this tweak’s developer.

  • Ronald Weaver

    Where’s Jeff? Just kidding!

  • SomeODatLogic

    @Burge Dude, are you kidding me? Just because you don’t have friends that you regularly call doesn’t mean other people don’t. This is one of the most useful tweaks for me.