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Auxo — the popular jailbreak tweak we covered in depth last week — is now available on Cydia with iOS 5.1 support in tow. As you may recall, the initial version only supported iOS 6 out of the gate, and many users, pined for iOS 5.1 support, since a great majority of jailbreakers have chosen to remain on 5.1 firmware for obvious reasons.

Thanks to developer, Kyle Howells, who assisted with porting the tweak, the team behind Auxo was able to meet its turnaround time for adding support for the older iOS firmware. Did the team have to make any sacrifices in order to bring such an awesome tweak to iOS 5.1? It sure doesn’t look like it to me. Check inside as we go hands on with Auxo for iOS 5.1 on video…

As you can see from our video, Auxo for iOS 5.1 works exactly like it does on iOS 6.x. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a difference between the two. If anything, the new version of Auxo with 5.1 support works even better, because it adds bug fixes, performance upgrades, and new languages.

The video that I included with this post is designed to show you how the tweak works on the lesser firmware, and it’s not an in-depth dive into all of its features. If you haven’t read our original synoposis of Auxo, or you’re still wondering what all of the fuss is about, then I urge you to check out our original post about the tweak. There, I broke down every aspect of Auxo in full detail, and also included a more in-depth video that what accompanies this post.

While most iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G users could have easily upgraded to iOS 6 in order to run Auxo, jailbroken iPhone 4S owners had no such luxury. Now, with the introduction of Auxo 1.1, users of the jailbroken iPhone 4S can enjoy the improved app switching experience on much faster hardware. Sadly, I lost my jailbreak for the iPhone 4S, so I am patiently waiting for an iOS 6 jailbreak for that device, and obviously, I’m looking forward to running Auxo on my iPhone 5 as well.

So what’s next for Auxo? Well, the most logical next step for the team is to implement iPad support. Auxo is the type of tweak that would translate well on the iPad’s larger screen, and the team has assured me that they are working diligently to bring the experience to Apple tablets.

I won’t say I was skeptical, but I was a tad doubtful whether Kyle Howells could bring Auxo to iOS 5 in an accurate fashion. I guess I shouldn’t have been skeptical at all, after all, this is the same guy who brought us great tweaks like MountainCenter, along the marvelous SwipeSelection and Emblem, which were both featured as one of our top tweaks of 2012. Given his track record, I should have realized that if anyone could have pulled this off during the short time allocated for its completion, it would have been Howells.

Well over 300,000 views later, it’s easy to see that there is a massive interest in Auxo. That interest is sure to increase, as folks running older firmware can now take advantage of the improved app switching that made Auxo our 2012 tweak of the year.

Have you tried Auxo on your iOS 5.1 device yet? Is anyone running Auxo on an iPhone 4S? If so, let me know what your experience was like in the comment section below.

Update: as many have pointed out, this release is for iOS 5.1.x only, not necessarily 5.x. For instance, if you’re running 5.0.1, it won’t currently work. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

  • Awesome , the best tweak ever , and now I can have it

  • Guest

    Awesome now where’s iOS 6

    • What are you talking about? If you’re asking for the version for iOS 6, it was released a week ago.

  • Guest

    exciting! Im gonna try it out

    • Anonymous

      well my springboard crashed :/
      not sure if it conflicts with my other tweaks or not…

      every time i go into multitask it crashes. Im on 4s 5.1.1

      • iky1e

        please send an email to the developers so they can track down the conflict

      • Love card switcher too.

      • The_Wass

        I have the exact same problem: 4S running 5.1.1 and Auxo crashes the Springboard every time it’s invoked. I tried contacting the developers through Cydia and A3tweaks aka Jack simply told me to remove all of my jailbreak apps one by one until it fixed itself. I went through the whole process (crash, safe mode, restart, Cydia, remove app, restart, crash again…) nine times before I gave up. Jack offered no other help. I’m done with Auxo. Don’t waste your money like I did until they figure it out.

  • Dave

    The toggles don’t show and the music player is messed up. Screenshot of the running apps are not working but the pulldown is functional. Maybe it’s other tweaks conflicting, not sure yet. 4s 5.1.1

    • Jeff

      If you’re having problems, that’s because there is a permissions issue with the repo. A fix is on the way.

      • Whats the repo?

      • bigboss bra…

      • iky1e

        bigboss.
        The images files had there file permissions messed up so they were inaccessible. If you have this problem just refresh cydia and update as it is now fixed.

      • Dave

        Everything works after the 1.1-4 update. 🙂 Had to uninstall and reinstall to fix the NO_MEDIA, etc.

      • wonderboydave

        I don’t see a 1.1-4 update

      • uninstall respring and reinstall

      • iky1e

        Try refreshing cydia.

      • wonderboydave

        tried everything. cydia is still not showing.. a 1.1-4 update. It’s now showing a size mismatch whenever I tried downloading.. I bought this tweak and its not working, if its still not working I’m just gonna pirate it or whatever.

    • wonderboydave

      I’m getting a similar problem. Toggles dont show, music player looks messed up, and I can’t swipe to remove any apps. I reinstalled twice..

      • Same here. It looks as if the music controls are split in half and the other half is showing where the toggles should be.
        UPDATE:
        Pushing where the toggles would be activated and deactivated WIFI for me

      • John Mark

        I’m an asshole. I signed up on Disqus using someone else’s email address. So they logged in and changed my post.

      • iky1e

        the problem was the images had messed up file permissions, the toggles are there but there images aren’t.
        Refresh cydia and download the update to fix

      • same here…no toggles and messed up text. (no_media currently_playing) and no scrfeenshot of app. like Dave said..
        is it a problem with the app or should i start uninstalling tweaks to find the conflicts????

  • lol jailbreak + installous death

  • Does it work on iOS 5.0.1?

    • Lordthree

      Not working for me 🙁

  • On 5.1.1 but wont install ? What the hell

    • iky1e

      We stopped purchases briefly while we fixed an issue with the package. Fixed now, refresh cydia and get the fixed package.

  • Guest

    Trying to purchase and getting “this product is not supported on your iOS version. I’m on iPhone 4, 5.1.1. Anybody else getting this?

    • iky1e

      We halted purchases while we fixed an issue with the version in Cydia. All fixed now refresh cydia and get the update.

      • 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 both supported?I just can’t use it on my 5.0.1 iPhone 4,and my friend’s 5.1.1 iPhone 4S has the same problem…

  • wonderboydave

    seems to be unstable. there’s no toggle to turn on/off tweak. gonna remove it for now…

    • iky1e

      If it crashes please send an email from within Cydia to the developers so they can debug the problem and find the conflicting package.

  • Trying to purchase and getting “this product is not supported on your iOS version”. I’m on iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1. Anybody else getting this?

    • iky1e

      We stopped people from buying it briefly while we fixed a problem with file permissions. It’s all sorted now refresh cydia to download the update.

      • Thx. Installed and works great.

      • Lordthree

        I tried with 5.0.1- no dice. Is it 5.1 any higher only?

  • I hope apple is paying attention and implement this in a future update

  • Nick Darpino

    Slows down the i4

  • They fixed it! its now been updated and the toggles work, still not sure about conflicting issues/compatability. wondering if itll ork with springtomize2 and multicleaner

  • Works like a charm on my itouch 4, cant wait to have it on my i5

  • for anyone wondering it is not compatible with multicleaner.

    • iky1e

      thanks for the suggestion we’ll be sure to check that with the other people saying it is crashing on their devices.

    • sadaN

      Im not sure what multicleaner does but Im assuming it cleans the switcher leaving only actually running apps there.
      I am correct, I can confirm Auxo is compatible with “Remove recent”

      • idevicefan

        multicleaner is the best in features with regards to taskswitcher in iOS, i hope they could implement that features into Auxo. multicleaner + widgetTaskforNotification= best combination. if all that features can be brought to Auxo, Auxo will be the all time best.

  • Am I the only one getting random gaps in the switcher? (See pic)

    grab. by / iE14

    (Delete the spaces in the link)

    • iky1e

      Don’t pirate it then

      • Guest

        We could if we want to herb

      • grab. by / iE2c

  • Anonymous

    am i the only one it crashes the springboard with?

    • iky1e

      Can you please send an email from within Cydia to the developers so they can debug the conflict.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t exactly do that… I always try before I buy 🙂

      • And that’s why you should pay for your software

      • Anonymous

        Oh I do, but I never buy it unless I see myself actually using it

    • Chris

      no, mine too.
      i installed last night, it was fine, today i was able to use it twice, now every time i want to use it the springboard crashes.
      i even tried re-installing.
      I too am using an iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1.1

      • Anonymous

        I uninstalled, rebooted and re-installed it on my 4s, 5.1.1. Now its working perfectly – try that? Or if you didn’t get it completely legitimately, try downloading from another source.

      • Chris

        ok, i just did that, seems to be working, hopefully wont screw up the next day this time.
        I paid for it, always do for cydia content requiring purchase.
        Thx for tha help, the developer still hasnt gotten back ro me.

  • Guest

    Why are these herbz putting thumbz down

    • sadaN

      Beacause you’re a miserable fucker who can’t spend a couple of dollars on a brilliant implementation.
      I bet you do spend those on crack though…

      • Guest

        No need to sadan hossian

      • i think it need to be polished a bit… its not as smooth at the rest of the iPhone UI

  • iky1e

    To those saying the images and toggles were missing or they couldn’t install it.
    The image file permissions were messed up and so weren’t loading. We contacted Optimo and the package in Cydia is now fixed.
    We stopped people from buying/installing on iOS 5 briefly while we tracked down the problem.

    The file permissions are now fixed and we have reenabled purchases. Just refresh Cydia and install the new update.

    If after installing the update you still see some problems with the text showing things such as MUSIC_TITLE please uninstall it respring and then reinstall it. That’s a legacy of the original problem which might not be cleaned up be simply updating. Reinstalling should flush any remaining file permissions problems.

  • I have random gaps when I kill music applications. Any fixes? FYI I did NOT pirate Auxo

  • For those who’s Cydia won’t refresh (mismatch);
    Manage > Sources > Delete Bigboss > Main Page (More Sources) > Reapply Bigboss

  • Got e help from @A3tweaks..
    Thanks 2 him..

  • Hi Jeff..
    I’m using 4S on 5.1.1..
    It works great wif app switcher status bar..
    Awesome combination..
    Gif it a try bro..
    Thumbs up 4 Auxo..
    Great job 4 those devs involved..

    • Anonymous

      In English please?

      • Lol..
        It’s in English bro..
        SMS mode..

      • bartuus

        Ja pierdole

  • Iky1e y u no iPad support.

    • Coming in a few weeks

  • NaoDarkness

    iPhone 4 IOS 5.1.1, Auxo 1.1-4 fixed permission issue but now when i go in landscape mode and open the app switcher the bottom part is none responsive and the music info is to the left instead of in the middle. Great app switcher!!!

  • sadaN

    I’ve noticed one drawback that is keeping me from using it, uninstalled it minutes aft puchasing.

    Has anybody else tried Auxo + Zephyr combination?

    Try pulling up the switcher from the springboard, do you need to pull it up and hold it for a little while to then let it go?
    Try having only Zephyr installed and do the same, does it instantly come up and stay up even if it’s a very quick “drag and drop”?

    When I have both installed, if I don’t hold the switcher up for a short time, it goes back downwards and disappears.

    Please, let me know…

    • idevicefan

      try changing zephyr settings, the switcher delay, change it to 0.1 seconds

      try this multicleaner+zephyr+widgettaskfornotification,
      just enable show foreground app, swipe to quit and always close in multicleaner and you’ll have the best experience with these combination 🙂

      if hope those features can be added to auxo.

      • MSiqueira

        I understand that you tested Auxo + Zephyr, is that correct?

        Can you give more feedback on this?

        This is the single issue I have to install Auxo, Zephyr is simply the main reason I JB my iPhone nowadays. I think there’s some people at the same pace, so any thoughts on this would be very helpful…
        thx

      • idevicefan

        i have tried auxo+zephyr, but i removed auxo now, im now on multicleaner+zephyr+widgetTaskForNotification= much better experience.

        yeah i noticed that during my usage of auxo+zephyr, but after changing the delay to 0.1, it seem to fix that issue, do you have other tweaks that might interfere with auxo+zephyr setup?

        have you tried to remove both of them then after respring, try rebooting your idevice then reinstall each and see if that issue is fixed or not.

      • MSiqueira

        Just to update, I install Auxo, and until now, from my point of view Auxo+Zephyr are fully compatible!

        All the main zephyr functions – Swipe up to close app, Swipe up and hold to call Task Switcher (now Auxo), Keyboard disables, Sensitivity, Delay – seems to work fine.

        I don’t use multicleaner or other interfering tweaks, so I can’t test with that. I used to use AlwaysClose, which was disabled by the default with the installation of Auxo (not an issue at all)…

        If you use Zephyr alone and are willing to give Auxo a try, go for it.

        @idevicefan, Thx for the reply!

      • sadaN

        Watch my video above please…..

      • sadaN

        Ive always had the delay set to 0.1
        Unfortunately it does not fix what Im talking about.

      • sadaN

        Watch my video above please….

    • This actually happens to zephyr when you install some other tweaks too. It is not so much Auxio fault. I contacted zephyr developer many times long ago, he simply told zephyr is fine he does not have this problem. For example, I know that theses tweaks usually slowed down the zephyr: libstatusbar, music controls pro, springtomize, scrollingboard, winterboard

      • sadaN

        Watch my video above please…

    • sadaN

      Whatch the video ive made showing the problem

      http:// www. youtube. com/watch?v=2HJvI2FnwXA

      • yes this is exactly what happened to me. I was surprised that not many people talked about it for the whole last year.

        I figured out that some multiple tweaks cause this issue. I dont know which one is really responsible for this but I can tell that these ones take part in slowing down zephyr: libstatusbar, springtomize, winterboard, shrink, scrollingborad, music controls pro… and etc.

        The thing is if you install one or two or three of them only then you are not gonna experience the lag in zephyr, The lag problem occurs once you install multiple tweaks (not switcher related), plus the ones I mentioned above, Then suddenly you notice the lag. I found out so far only about 6 tweaks responsible for it, but I think there is another major tweak, which causes the lag.

        To fix the lag I decided to disable one of the 6 tweaks I mentioned before. Keep in mind that I did not disabled all 6. I decided to choose only one of them, least useful for me. So I chose Winterboard and respring my ipad/iphone. (yes the lag occurs on both platforms.), and then the lag magically disappears.

        I wish I could find the major tweak responsible for the lag, but it would take me forever since there used to be 200 tweaks on my phone. Imagine if you try to disable tweak after tweak in between the resprings. And the worst part is that you might not be successful finding the solution.

      • sadaN

        I havent got any of the tweaks you mentioned installed, I get the lag right after installing Auxo though…

      • Damian W

        as I said, there must be some other tweak that causes the problem. Try disabling your other tweaks one by one and keep Auxo enabled.

        Maybe you will find which one is doing the lag. I dont think Auxo is behind the lag. I am using it and I dont really experience lag. However, Zephyr tends to slow down a little bit once you are using many tweaks. I mean it is less responsive.

  • I’ve installed it (version 1.1-4) on my 4S iOS 5.1.1 and just for a while to learn that the personal hotspot toggle button is missing! There must be some bugs and the developers still have work to do!

  • Vitor

    Well, not 5.x

    is there a release version going off to 5.0.1?

    • Lordthree

      I’m not gonna spend hours updating my jailbreak from 5.0.1 just for this. It looks fantastic and I want it, but updating, re- jailbreaking, and then getting everything working again is just too much…

      • its not worth it at all..

      • Same here. Definitely not worth it. Quite disappointing, since they said ‘5.x’

  • Just bought this and it works great on my 4s with 5.1.1

  • what da fok no 5.0.1 support?

  • All the toggles work great except the personal hot spot toggle dosent show up

  • Ruslan Dimitry

    I have iOS 5.0.1. When will I get a compatible version?

    • Abraham Aphraah

      not yet

  • Luis Say

    Will the tweak be compatible with iOS 5.0.1 soon?

  • I’ve just tested and this tweak is working fine on iOS 5.0.1.

  • idevicefan

    to the devs, i’ve seen how it works in the video, i hope you can add the feature in which auxo will show the foreground apps not just the backrounded apps (when an app is running then you have zephyr, and you swipe up to open the taskswitcher, that running app should also show its icon (miniature image) on taskswitcher,and another is that if a user is using something like widgettaskfornotification, it will show up in there, especially if that user also have zephyr and have it disabled on a game like fruit ninja, that user can just pull down the notification center then will be able to close out the fruit ninja app, also please have an option for auto close switcher after swiping down all backgrounded apps. sorry i think my explanation is somewhat confusing, but i hope you guys get my point. thanks.

  • Juan

    Everytime when I tried to initialize it, my iOS did a respring. Luckily, the devs respond really fast (within 30 minutes, for all of my three emails) and found the problem. The downside is that the problem was incompatibility with Shrink. Hope the devs of both tweaks can find a fix together.

    IN SHORT: incompatible with Shrink

    • Thanks I have same problem

    • Dan4VT

      Ditto that. I absolutely love Shrink and its not working with Auxo. This needs to be fixed asap!

  • ruuu7

    Unfortunately I’m not able to PayPal or whatever I have to do to buy this tweak. So is there another way to buy it? 🙁

  • Free iPhone Apps

    Amazing app … Really great attempt by the developers

  • Luis Say

    iOS 5.0.1 support please.

  • Jailbreak I need you! I want this for my iPhone 5!

  • I’ve got question concerning the cracked version of Auxo for iOS 5. The ‘Please don’t Pirate’ image is flashing when I am scrolling through the apps. However, a French forum told me to delete ‘iamsad@2x.png’ in Library/Application Support/AuxoSwitcher/Contents/Resources. I had done it but another problem occured, instead of the iamsad image, another black flashing image was present. Any one knows how to get rid of this?

    • I know! How about buying the tweak?

    • bw00ds

      Yeah, the best fix is being honest, not stealing, don’t use cracked apps, and buy the tweak.

  • bw00ds

    I really liked Howell’s CardSwitcher which had some similar features. The only reason I stopped using it is because in the grid view, you had to decipher what app you were looking at. In Auxo, it has a screen shot plus the app’s icon, which is nice. It would be nice to have this In CardSwitcher as well. What I liked about CardSwitcher is that there were up to 9 apps on the screen and it had a live screenshot. IOW, if a page was loading in Safari, you would see it live in the task switcher.

    What I would like in Auxo is the ability to have more than four apps in the switcher. I like to have as many in view as possible, like I do with 6Switcher. If CardSwitcher had the app icons in the grid view, I would continue to use it. Auxo has some great features, but I could live without the enhanced music player and Settings widgets.

    • Thanks I’ll take that into consideration for the next update of CardSwitcher.

      • bw00ds

        That would be super!

  • For me its glitchy laggy and jittery .. the UI feels crowded and there need to be and option to disable the app icon images over the screen shots

  • Guest

    I use SwitcherMod, which still has a distinct advantage. It shows which apps are not running in the background by dimming the icon. If you added something like this into Auxo, I’d be interested in buying it. My idea would be to not show the screenshot and only the icon if it wasn’t currently running.

  • LilGreenGuy

    Anyone else’s app tabs disappear when bringing up Auxo? mine appear for a second then disappear, but i can still pick the app in the spot it’s supposed to be.

    Update: the app tabs dont disappear but theyre actually higher up when the switcher is brought up. using zephyr i have to pull it halfway up the screen just to see what apps are there. I have no clue why the tabs are so high up.

  • Dominic Capitanio

    It works on iOS 5.0.1, u just need to change your SystemVersion.plist

    • Vitor

      if i change SystemVersion.plist to 5.1 to instal auxo i lose corona 5.0.1 untether.
      so how can i do it?

  • ExRoot

    Auxo gone from Big Boss cydia store. I want to buy a legit copy and not a cracked one. What’s up?

  • How can I actually buy it w/o a PayPal account?! 🙁

  • Juan Carlos Orozco

    hmm, I can’t buy it from Cydia, PayPal tells me the transaction request has expired or something like that, I’m really interested in buying it, could someone help me out?

  • Jon

    Sounds great! But I don’t see it in Cydia