‘Auxo’ update adds new toggles, VIP apps, and native Activator support

By , Jan 19, 2013

Auxo 1.2 Activator
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the first major update to Auxo has just been finished, and it should be pushed out to Cydia tomorrow. The update brings a whole host of new features to the popular app switching tweak. Included are new toggles, the ability to hide toggles, VIP app designations, native Activator support, and more.

We’ve landed our mitts on a sneak preview of the update, and we really like what we see. For those of you who felt that the initial version of Auxo didn’t bring enough personal customization to the table, then version 1.2 is sure to change your mind.

Here’s a full change log of the new features you can expect to find in the update:

  • The ability to hide toggles you don’t want to appear in the switcher.
  • New Toggles: Flashlight, Vibration, Location, Respring, and VPN.
  • Three rows for toggles
  • The ability to place the toggles before the playback controls.
  • Disable the ask dialog prompt to remove apps faster from the app switcher.
  • “VIP” apps to stay open/ignore a ‘remove all’ action
  • Native Activator support
  • Support for more languages
  • Various bug fixes

Looking at that extensive list of new features, it’s hard to believe that the development team behind Auxo still didn’t get all of the items they’d hoped to include in Auxo 1.2. For that reason, we’ll have to wait until future updates to get things like landscape mode support, more toggles per row, tap and hold options, and an auto lock toggle.

Auxo 1.2 Toggles
Even though some of these features, especially landscape mode, are highly anticipated new additions to Auxo, it’s good to see that the team has no intentions on curbing development any time soon. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see plenty of updates for the foreseeable future, so be patient if your most anticipated feature didn’t make the cut this go around.

One thing that I neglected to show in my video walkthrough was the native Activator support. I’m not sure how I forgot this, but it’s probably because the settings for Activator aren’t contained within the tweak’s options. Instead, you must navigate to the standalone Activator settings to configure the individual Activator gestures.

As of now, there are two options contained within Activator — Show Media Controls, and show Toggles. This allows you to individually map a gesture right to that specific page within the Auxo app switcher. You can map either of these actions directly to the Home button double press action, which will result in you loading up the music controls or the toggles, instead of the traditional list of apps contained within the switcher.

Auxo 1.2 VIP
My favorite feature included with version 1.2 is the new VIP option. This allows you to exclude certain apps from being removed when you perform a tap and hold gesture to kill all apps in the switcher. It sort of reminds me of an old school jailbreak tweak called SwitcherPlus, which allowed you to similarly exclude a specific app from being removed from the app switcher.

All in all, version 1.2 of Auxo is a worthy upgrade to an already excellent jailbreak tweak. From the looks of it, it’s only going to get better from here. If you’ve already purchased Auxo, then you can expect a free upgrade once the update hits Cydia sometime tomorrow. If you’ve been holding out, you can still snag Auxo for $1.99.

Let me know what you think about Auxo 1.2 in the comments section below.

Update: Auxo 1.2 is now available for download on Cydia.

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  • http://twitter.com/leothelion96 Leonard Wong

    Need a jailbreak badly to take advantage of it !

    • http://twitter.com/hunterray555 hunter ray

      Yes.

      • http://socialspit.com/ XweAponX

        This was the first thing I saw this morning. I laughed until I cried!

    • Florian Lerch

      You guys should just shut up. In every post is a comment about ‘we need a jailbreak’. It sucks, nobody wants to see them. We are all waiting and I want a jailbreak too ;)

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

        You, Sir, really deserve my respect!

      • Florian Lerch

        Thank you! :)

      • http://twitter.com/leothelion96 Leonard Wong

        Because I know someone will write it so I wrote it first :P
        Sorry!

      • Florian Lerch

        Haha that’s a nice answer ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Devin_Plebuch Devin Plebuch

    Does the hotspot toggle automatically use the inbuilt hotspot option or will it automatically use a JB option (like MyWi or Tetherme)?

    • http://twitter.com/hunterray555 hunter ray

      I have been testing with the Dev and it’s the built-in toggle. Verizon hotspot is free, so I wouldn’t see any problem. (Unless other carrier or whatever). The JB option tootle may be added in the future.

      • http://twitter.com/Devin_Plebuch Devin Plebuch

        Yeah, AT&T currently. Hopefully the ability to add a JB hotspot toggle is added. But, nothing major–can just use SBSettings’ option till then. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136300838 Michael Hulet

      TetherMe, if I’m not mistaken, enables the native Tethering, so I bet Auxo 1.2 works with that

      • christodouluke

        Auxo worked with tetherme since the start

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136300838 Michael Hulet

        I’m not surprised… I’m not jailbroken until the iOS 6 untether is released, so I can’t say for sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.henderson.397 Jack Henderson

    Glad I can del the toggles. Never really used them with sbsettings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/burkybang Adam Smith

    Does it work on the iPad?

    • http://twitter.com/_justinetobi Justine Tobi Dayao

      no

  • christodouluke

    I don’t really care as much about customization as I do about reliability, which Auxo has lacked since launch.
    Does this update fix either the frequent crashes or the app previews that either don’t display at all or disappear before the app has quit?

    • Jeff

      I’ve never had a problem with it, so I couldn’t say.

      • David Villamizar

        It is really a trouble to have both Auxo and Zephyr installed in an iPhone 4, it turns Zephyr so unresponsive it is unusable.

      • http://twitter.com/_justinetobi Justine Tobi Dayao

        never had a problem. The only tweaks I have on my ip4 are Auxo and Zephyr.

      • David Villamizar

        this is what I’m talking about, is the same issue I have, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HJvI2FnwXA

      • David Villamizar

        sorry about the multiple comments, couldn’t get them posted because of the link(makes the comment require moderation before being posted)

      • sadaN
      • Guest

        This is what I meant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HJvI2FnwXA
        after the update most crashes are fixed, but this issue still remains.

      • David Villamizar

        After the update the springboard doesn’t crash anymore, but this issue still remains: www . youtube . com/watch?v=2HJvI2FnwXA

      • ExRoot

        So far I am not getting those annoying spring board crashes anymore. Does seem to be stable so far. Not familiar with YouTube errors. Not yet anyway.

    • Sentry

      Those issues you’re describing aren’t normal, feel free to email us via Cydia (on the Auxo page, tap author) and we’ll try to get to the bottom of it.

      As for overall reliability, this update includes fixes for plenty of bugs (mostly relating to iOS 5).

      Future updates will continue to iron out any issues that pop up, as well to (we plan) begin drastically improving the general performance. Those things take time, but there’s a lot to look forward to. :)

      • http://twitter.com/pranavshankar93 Pranav Shankar

        Hey I just bought auxo and it’s brilliant….it would be really nice if you guys could have an option where the first page would be toggles page when I open the multitasking tray and then swipe right for the apps…

      • Raven Yu

        Read the article.

      • http://twitter.com/pranavshankar93 Pranav Shankar

        I don’t want to install activator. I use zephyr to open my multitasking tray…Double click barely works on my phone…and I don’t want to open my tray and swipe left to get toggles

    • Steve

      You’re not alone on this one. Ever since i REMOVED Auxo, my iphone is running smooth with no resprings. I like the Auxo look and will try the new version to see if it is more stable then the previous one.

      • christodouluke

        iPhone 4?

      • Steve

        yeah

      • SimonReidy

        Yep, same problems here on iPhone 4. Flickering thumbnails that sometimes disappear, its slow to open the task switcher, and I got quite a few resprings before uninstalling it .

        It runs well on my girlfriend’s iPhone 4S though, so seems to be a bug affecting the iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1).

      • Sentry

        “Flickering thumbnails that sometimes disappear” can be solved by simply download a legitimate copy of Auxo via the BigBoss repo, rather than getting it for a pirate repo. :)

      • SimonReidy

        Given I never pirate tweaks and bought Auxo the minute it was released I find that assertion both fully incorrect and insulting. I’d never risk bricking my phone with dodgy pirated tweaks and I’ve always supported developers.

        I’ll take a screenshot of my licensed copy and post it if you want?

      • SimonReidy
      • Sentry

        Feel free to email A3tweaks via Cydia!

        I’m sorry if you find my remark insulting but that’s your perogative. I simply let you know a fact, that the issue you were describing of flickering thumbnails and apps disappearing is simply not possible if you have a BigBoss copy.

      • SimonReidy

        I’ve posted a screenshot above showing my license in Cydia, but it’s awaiting approval from a mod because it’s a link.

      • ExRoot

        FYI….flickering thumbnails may mean you downloaded a pirated copy. I won’t condemn you because I tried it too. Same result. Loved it so much I bought it. worth the purchase. Pay and it will work as its supposed to.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HarshSachanandani Harsh Sac

      I’ve had the same problem
      sometimes you can’t really tell if all he apps are quited
      if you do it the [no hold] way

    • Dan

      my wife has been using it on her iPhone 4S since the very beginning, very stable.

    • seyss

      what about the pirate that keeps haunting us?!?!?!?! haha

    • ExRoot

      I had frequent (very) with Auxo. I contacted the the developer a few days ago. He responded very quickly saying based on the info he could see in my info file (I guess) there was a media issue that was conflicting. He said a new update was coming out and hopefully it would resolve my issue. I had to remove Auxo because it had my phone crashing. Stop right after I removed it. I want it back so I hope it’s fixed.

      • ExRoot

        Update: So far has been very stable.

      • http://rabahrahil.com/ Rabah Rahil

        I keep getting very frequent resprings as well @ExRoot:disqus . I have auxo, mission board pro, music controls pro, and zephyr. so it might just be too much going on. I also run lockinfo. What did you do to alleviate your resprings?

      • ExRoot

        I only have a few teaks and nine if then are any that you lusted except AUXO. GET RID OF IT AND DON’T LOOK BACK! It was a nightmare. Someone in another board suggested I delete because that had that problem. I did and no more reprints. I regrett buying that tweak. Not worth the headache and lost time.

      • http://rabahrahil.com/ Rabah Rahil

        It isn’t super scientific, but since I have removed Auxo no more resprings and I am not scared to access my app switcher anymore :) Maybe the 4S just doesn’t have enough juice…thanks for tip @ExRoot:disqus !

      • ExRoot

        Excuse my typo’s. I was trying to say I didn’t have any of the tweaks you listed except AUXO. What a nightmare that tweak is with a 4s running 6.0xx. I was ready to give up my JB. It was redo ringing into safe mode over and over. Had me close to tears. As soon as I got rid of AUXO….it was fine. I now hate that useless tweak!

    • asdlb4

      Not getting crashes yet but app previews showing up blank with nothing in them gets really annoying. Almost defeats the purpose.

      • christodouluke

        That problem was fixed for me in the most recent update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000254498753 Mark Seah

    most times users open many apps and dont close them….n prefer to have more apps shown…some tweaks allows up to 8 open apps to be shown at any one time……if auxo can do them, it be perfect

  • Sentry

    Glad you like it, Jeff!

    • Supafly_Boy

      Sentry PLEASE setup and YouTube channel, create a showreel and send it to Apple. They need you!

  • Richards

    Why I search Auxo on Cydia still remain 1.14 version?
    How can I see the latest version?

    • sambuzzlight

      wait, you must

    • http://www.facebook.com/HarshSachanandani Harsh Sac

      Refresh cydia
      it will appear then

  • http://twitter.com/iPhonBuzz iPhonBuzz

    just one word for this app, its “Awesome”

  • http://www.facebook.com/shingo.hoshino Shingo Hoshino

    support 5.0.1?

    • Sentry

      We are looking into it, hopefully things go smoothly so we can bring 5.0 support in the next version.

      • http://www.facebook.com/shingo.hoshino Shingo Hoshino

        yea looking forward to buy it when it supports 5.0.1

  • Guest

    What about ipad support?

  • http://www.facebook.com/raaed.rizza.7 Raaed Rizza

    Still no jailbreak -.-

  • http://twitter.com/FahadMaamari Fahad AlMaamari

    Damn we need a jailbreak

  • http://twitter.com/Bigodon Marcos Frazão

    maybe thats why we didn’t get the ipad version already, landscape support is a must for ipad

    • christodouluke

      That’s not why there’s no ipad version yet. It already works in landscape.

  • http://twitter.com/rayensk Rayen

    I want the developers look into those instability of combination of zephyr + auxo .. i don’t use any more utilities from cydia. Auxo is great tool, but if it keeps crashing i just can’t use it. When i play video and pause and just make some swipes on screen its very likely that device will respring… I thought its because of 5.1.1 but its all the same on 6.0.1

  • seyss

    the “screenshot” of the background app shown in the switcher is so small it is barely useable

  • http://twitter.com/tomdotcom_uk Tom

    This looks awesome. This will no doubt be one of the first things I put on my iPhone 5 when (if?) a public jailbreak is released.

    • christodouluke

      Definitely when.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.geigle Dave Geigle

    Very looking forward to this. I had contact with one of the developers who said he wanted to look into my problems (Auxo would make my springboard crash every time I tried to open it…iPhone 4s and iOS 5.1.1) but unfortunately never did so. I purchased a legitimate copy via Cydia. Hope this fixes all issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yenting.chen.777 Yen-Ting Chen

    Only if it plays well with “multistorey”…
    Love the bigger space multistorey puts into the switcher!

  • http://twitter.com/GuyBey0ndC00L eDDie

    I like the WebOS styles cards better wish Apple would put OSX Mission Control like features and gestures into iOS. Plus I would have the NC come from the bottom to top when tapping the home button twice and have the App Switcher swipe down from the top OSX Card Style. Plus add quick reply NC for MMS & iMessages.

  • iDara09

    TIP: with a quick swipe you can jump from 1st to 3rd page, toggle section. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/DoctorSharath Sharath Rajagopalan

    I don’t know if there’s already a comment like mine, therefore excuse me if I’m repeating.
    I’ve heard from pretty much every single one that Auxo has to be the best cydia tweak there is now. And I agree, after seeing the snapshots.
    But I might probably be having the only two problems for getting it: I have an iPad which runs on 5.0.1
    Now, Sentry, if you could just, you know, make Auxo compatible with 5.0.1, you’d find even more people using Auxo.

    • Damian W

      Auxo is pretty but not the best. It refreshes the look of switcher, but does not really change the functionality.

  • http://twitter.com/_AfroMoNk_ Afromonk

    I still see version 1.4 in Cydia. I have Iphone 4s 5.1.1. how can I get version 1.2. I reloaded Cydia, uninstall Auxo etc. thanks

  • Thinking213

    Works fine in landscape mode for me

  • http://twitter.com/darius_sinclair Darius Sinclair™

    I got the flickering thing only once and it was as soon as I installed the update.
    I’m just waiting for the iPad support! :)

  • http://socialspit.com/ XweAponX

    I’ve seen a few people mention 5.0.1- that would be nice. I have a 4S that was 5.0.1 and no choices but to JB or up to 6.0.1. Ironic the lack of a middle “1″ in that array of numbers causes me trouble- not just with Auxo, many apps no longer work in 5.0.x. And iOS 5 came out just a year ago- these iOS updates are always too fast in coming out. Apple should do service packs, the way it is now its like enough Future Shock to kill a thousand Alvin Tofflers!

  • Randy Shoai

    All the shortcuts are great, however iOS handles all multitasking automatically, so there is NO need for multasking a la Blackberry. This is what most people don’t get. Apple designed iOS so that the user never would have to worry about background processes and closing down apps. iOS does it automatically whenever more resources are needed. Hence Auxo’s live cards “showing live processes” seem to be a false feature!

  • Pedro

    I uptaded to iOS 6.1 and installed auxo.. But I had to restart my iPhone.. And now everytime I use auxo, it crashes my springboard.. Does anyone have this problem too? How can I fix??

    • http://www.facebook.com/Titanyium Jonathan Fuchs

      I have not been having this problem myself, however what has been happening to me is when I access Auxo it isn’t showing me the app preview snapshots, just black. Is anyone else seeing this problem?

      • Pedro

        I read how to fix this somewhere on google.. Just goggle it and you will find.. Can you restart your iPhone to test if its crashing too?? I will try to find the link at my history

      • zapatista

        i have also the same problem…snapshots will appear once then turn to black..pls help how to fix this..

  • Keith Tunney

    after jailbreak 6.1 Auxo crashes my iphone 3gs into safe mode on activation.

  • cyril chbib

    just how can i close a single app instead of closing em all ?

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    Paid for it. Worth supporting the dev. Great concept. Too much RAM leak and usage, and too unstable on 4S 6.1 fresh jailbreak and restore. Will switch it back “on” in SBSettings when an update drops. Date posted: 2/12/2013.