Zephyr updated with iPad gestures and iOS 6 bug fixes

By , Feb 11, 2013

zephyr 1.5

Zephyr is arguably one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia today—and for good reason. It’s easy to use, reliable, and it makes switching between applications on your iPhone a breeze.

Today, the tweak gets even better. Chpwn announced this morning that Zephyr 1.5 is now available with several bug fixes for iOS 6, and the ability to use the iPad’s four-finger gestures on your iPhone…

As most of you know, the iPad gestures include swiping side-to-side with four fingers to move between backgrounded apps, pinching with four fingers to exit an app, and swiping up to reveal the app switcher.

These options are now listed in a separate section of the Settings pane labeled ‘System Gestures,’ and can be disabled and enabled individually. Chpwn notes on Twitter that he added the section “just for fun.”

Sure, it’s hard to perform four-finger touch actions on the iPhone’s smaller screen—even the 5’s display. But all of Zephyr’s original gestures are still there, so you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to.

At any rate, Zephyr can be found in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo. The update is free for existing owners of the tweak, and $4.99 for everyone else.

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  • jose castro

    The pinch to close app gesture does not work for me. Any buddy having that problem?

    • pegger1

      How many fingers are you using?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000603361739 Osama Muhammed

        that’s what she said

      • Thi Han

        Lmao!!!

      • jose castro

        2 ;P

      • @dongiuj

        She wants you to use more. About 4 i was told.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

        thats what he said

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380073379 Quang Truong

    The iPhone is too small for 4 fingers pinch, lol

    • Johnathan Jennings

      Yes, yes it is.

  • Ahmadjoon

    can we use 5 fingers to close an app on iPhone?
    i think home button is more useful!

  • http://twitter.com/Jas_God Jas God

    Never understood why this tweak is so popular. Doesn’t Activator do the same things? Or is Zephyr cleaner?

    • Johnathan Jennings

      Zephyr is like Jesus.

      • http://twitter.com/Jas_God Jas God

        Hahaa

    • queen_ir3ne

      I’d say mostly because Activator doesn’t have a gesture to switch apps. That’s where Zephyr takes the lead.

    • Lucy Pearl

      I use lastapp with activator to switch between apps. It works perfectly for me. I assigned the swipe left action to lastapp and it it’s a nice and smooth transition. I never understood why Zephyr is so popular either.

  • danielle

    The whole tweak wasn’t working for me after the update. Two reboots needed. Never ran into problems with it b4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.higgins.12 Brandon Higgins

    This also caused a bug which the icons become larger than should be. Not all, but some. So far only icons which are in folders.

    • Ray V

      I can confirm this as well. Some icons get slightly larger while in folder for some reason.

      • LilGreenGuy

        Glad to know I’m not the only one seeing this.

    • http://twitter.com/NerFTed Jason Duong

      Not just you! :D

    • giunnn

      Same here….

  • Guest

    I don’t see the use for Zephyr on the iPad. The gestures that come on it already are substantial. This is just redundant. The tweak is useful for the iPhone/iPod Touch

  • camelwalk

    What! Another update yet still no toes gestures? C’mon already!!

  • http://twitter.com/IAmZak Z∆K

    What is the battery like with this tweak enabled?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

      no effect on battery life whatsoever

  • patrick

    After updating zephyr i got a nasty bug with icons gettin larger

    • Florian Lerch

      Same here!

  • iphone4sgamer

    This new update doesn’t allow you to pull down the camera grabber in lock screen

    • http://twitter.com/MrJemRoxas Jem Roxas

      +1

    • Florian Lerch

      I’ve experienced the same issue, but I didn’t knew it was Zephyr.

  • Max

    sometimes swiping from the bottom in homescreen (springboard) to activate multitasking bar doesn’t work, often caused by redirecting an app from another app, have to respring to fix that problem, anybody had the same experience before?

  • Ray V

    Works fine on iPhone 5 ios 6.1

  • http://twitter.com/Jacobsayshia Jacob

    Since I’ve updated this it’s made my iPod touch 4g on iOS 6.1 terribly slow. I’ve disabled it for now in hope of an update being released soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/Foster182 Graham Foster

    Does anyone have a problem with zepher that the appswitcher will pop up when you slide your finger from half way up the screen?
    It’s very annoying when browsing etc.
    I only want it to activate when i slide my finger up from the very bottom of the screen.