miniplayer 2

Earlier this week, we told you about a new jailbreak tweak called MiniPlayer. It’s essentially a hidable widget for your device’s music controls, which was based on a concept from Auxo-designer Sentry, and looks a lot like the iTunes 11 mini player.

The initial release saw mixed reviews, but if you weren’t a believer before you need to checkout today’s update. MiniPlayer 2.0 just hit Cydia, and thanks to a complete UI overhaul by Ayecon theme designer Surenix, it looks and feels much better…

How does a tweak ‘feel’ better? I suppose that’s my way of saying it seems more bouncy and responsive than the initial version. And when you combine that with Surenix’s new interface, MiniPlayer seems like it could’ve been designed by Apple itself.

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Also included in today’s 2.0 update:

– Tap album art to open Music app

– New settings preference

– Collapsible (right or left)

– Use swipe gestures to hide, move or show

– Smart display of song title info

– Auto-center align (iPhone only)

– Fixed all hide option bugs

– Completely hide or show with Activator

– Other minor bug fixes

Of course, the original conundrum with MiniPlayer still exists: why? Why do you need this when there are hundreds of other tweaks available that offer quick access to your iPod controls? And I guess the answer is the same as it is for most tweaks, you don’t.

No, you get MiniPlayer because you want a good looking widget with music controls. And I can say that, especially after today’s update, you won’t be disappointed. Version 2.0 is free for previous owners, otherwise you can find it in the BigBoss repo for $2.

What do you think of MiniPlayer 2.0?

Update: shortly after this post went up, a second update for MiniPlayer landed in Cydia (2.0.1). And most of you will be happy to hear that, among other fixes, it includes support for Spotify album art.

  • Gorgonphone

    COOL but i just dont need it..

    • Alot of people do 🙂 i bet you just dontike music

  • Does anyone know how to get Ayecon status bar icons?

    • Surenix

      You need to purchase ayecon and activate it in WinterBoard.

      • Hello, thanks for the reply.
        I have purchased it, wonderful theme and I have tried to activate the Ayecon Status Bar in WinterBoard.
        But it doesn’t work. 🙁

      • I think something is wrong with my status bar, clear status bar also doesn’t work.

      • Sérgio

        Try to reinstall it at cydia. You won’t lose your money.

  • abbyruleover

    I stopped using this cause it sucks memory of my phone like a bitch.

    • Surenix

      Even after version 2.0?

      • Adil Hussain

        Just wanna say inPulse is the best theme EVER….
        Ayecon is a very close second! 🙂

      • Surenix

        Thank you 🙂

      • Try bycon

  • Sahil

    I suggested the ‘tap album art to open music app’ to surenix 😀

    • Damian W

      Hold would be better since tap already hides the player.

      • Surenix

        That’s sort of true.

        When you tap the album art, it opens up the app you have playing. Simultaneously, MiniPlayer hides itself so there won’t be 2 of the same things in your face. I think it’s smart 😛

      • Damian W

        It is smart. But I prefer Hold to open the app. It would be great if you include this option as a choice in preferences in the next update.

        Lets say I want to quickly hide the player, but i dont want to open the app. The only thing i can do is dragging the player to either side. Tapping it would be just much nicer and more efficient. I actually did it few time already when i pressed the album and the app opened on me, even though i did not want this. Not a big deal, but small details count a lot sometimes.

      • Surenix

        If you want to quickly hide it, take it and swipe it to the side and away it goes!

      • Damian W

        I have one more question. Why does MiniPlayer interferes with ISX on lockscreen? It is a bit frustrating to use the player on lock screen, because every small touch on the player opens up the notification center. Any way to fix this?

      • bloodshed

        exactly, this is annoying.

      • Surenix

        I actually like the “Hide On Lock Screen” feature because Lock Screen already has a nice player.

        But if you like to have it in the Lock Screen, you can just slide up ISX and use MiniPlayer.

      • Damian W

        The lock screen stock player requires us to double click home button. And in my case the button is broken. Also everything that involves clicking the home button just does not feel good. To have the notification Miniplayer we have to make another purchase of PowerMusic.

      • Can it pick songs from the library? And if yes then only one song or the playlist will play properly ??

  • omar10393

    Does it work with Spotify?

    • Surenix

      In 2.0 it doesn’t but we have already submitted an update (2.0.1) and that will fully work with it.

      • Rdio as well?

      • Surenix

        Rdio is already supported in 2.0 🙂

      • Al

        I enjoy the tweak. It’s very useful on my iPad. I like the fact that changes were made for the iPad version with the album art isn’t displayed on the screen when minimalized similar to the iPhone version. Only issue I have with it is the fact I have to force the orientation change on the Lockscreen.. Unable to do it while in an app.

        Would be great that whenever I am in an app the orientation can change without having to close an app.

      • Gorgonphone

        on ipad i can see iyt being cool but not on the little tiny iphone screen..

      • Surenix

        Crazy enough, it looks and plays well on both 😛

      • Al

        That’s what I like about the developer behind the tweak.. It’s both for the iPhone and the iPad. Some cases.. Developers make a iPhone only version or an iPad only version to wait later on to make counterpart for the version they initially created.

        So, I’ll probably use it for the iPhone version as well.. If I had one. The ability to use a Activator to activate the tweak is useful. I find it useful whether it’s for the iPhone or iPad..

      • Surenix

        We will look into this.

      • Sérgio

        Hey, what if I have 4 lines of apps, it works still?

      • Surenix

        Yes. You can also use it anywhere you want. It follows you wherever you go.

      • I went on Cydia to download 2.0.1 because the previous version was making my iPod but it still isn’t up yet. Whats going on? Lol 3:30 P.M. CA

      • Surenix

        There’s a new update that fixes this issue available in Cydia now.

    • Surenix

      Version 2.0.0-37 is available which supports Spotify album art now.

      • Bought it 10 mins ago, updated aaandd now I’m in Safe Mode. 🙁

      • Surenix

        We’re working on a fix asap.

      • Al

        Same here for me.., it was working 2.0.0-33 version. But the recent update caused it to go into Safe Mode.

      • Can confirm this is the problem on my iP5 as well.

      • Stefan

        Same for me on iphone 4

      • Oh didnt see this reply…but same here

      • Surenix

        There’s an update that fixes this in Cydia now. Please update.

      • Fixed! Thanks!

  • Guest

    Competition 😛 Good things come to those who wait …

    • MrShutEmDown

      How long are we waiting. June/July beta?

  • Tweak is called “40 Comments”?

  • MrShutEmDown

    ..and siriflow still no has any update on his.

  • Guest

    Yes but the tweak wasn’t called 40 comments, it’s called MiniPlayer correct the typo…

  • JoJo

    Bought it and It works great with third party software like Spotify.

    However if I might suggest one thing.
    Make it so that in order to move the dock you have to hold it down for a second or so.
    Now I accidentally move it away from the exact position I want it to be when I minimize it.

  • requires activator – just wasted $2

    • Surenix

      Activator is only used to completely hide it from the screen. Otherwise, it’s not needed at all.

      • Surenix may I ask, why is there no 2×2 folder available on ayecon ipad?

      • Surenix

        ayecon for iPad icons are already large so it can fit the entire 3×3.

      • Yeah I figured, but having the option would be nice since I am a heavy themer when it comes to appearance and looking as far as possible from stock. Also my folders don’t look as integrated when some of them have fewer icons

      • The tweak will not work with activator turned off

      • Surenix

        What do you mean Activator turned off? You uninstalled it or didn’t assign a activator to MiniPlayer?

      • Toggled off in SBSettings. After installing Mini Player, I get a reboot hang and have to do a hard reboot to get back to home screen. When I get there, some of my tweaks are jacked such as Poof and %Hook’sLaw. Also, MiniPlayer does not work.

    • If you think you can’t handle activator I believe you don’t deserve any jailbreak tweak at all.. Seesh, you’re concerned of memory footprint yet you downloaded an extension like this.

      • Your opinion is noted and found irrelevant. Thanx tho.

      • Just saying cause I’m really curious what device you have since activator is pretty much worth the memory in any device. Have fun with your 2 dollar purchase though.

  • Carlo

    Can’t get out of safe mode after installing.

    • Surenix

      We acknowledge this and working on a fix now.

  • I cant see the playlist or songlist in the notification centre when i cick on the 3 horizontal bars on PowerMusic MiniPlayer…can any one help ?

  • Okay it supports spotify and rdio…can anyone give a premium account crack ?? Lol

  • Makkos

    For me it caused safe mode after installation on my iPad and iPhone too? Is there some tweak with it’s not compatible?

    • Surenix

      There’s a new update in Cydia that fixes this issue.

      • Makkos

        Hy! If you enable hide on pause, then it hides on pause, but doesn’t come back on play! Can you fix this issue? Thanks in advance! (Issue happens on my iPhone and iPad as well)

      • Makkos

        If you enable hide on pause, then it hides on pause, but doesn’t come back on play! Can you fix this issue? Thanks in advance! (Issue happens on my iPhone and iPad as well)

  • Damian W

    One and the biggest thing you should include in this tweak is the ability to browse all the songs from our library. Sort of like PowerMusic, except we would access the library literally everywhere

    • Al

      Yulp… totally agree with that. That’ll be a game changer IMO. I’m sure that’ll be hard to implement… Especially with making it stable. But the ability to have full access of the library through the tweak would be phenomenal..

    • Cant see the library in notification centre when click it.. Can you help?

      • Damian W

        You need to enable music picker in options for powermusic

      • Thanks bro..but why it picks only 1 song?
        When you click next it doest work because only one song is playing

      • Damian W

        You need to go to options and choose if you want to play music from : albums, playlists, artists, . Maybe you have only only song by one artists and you chose to play so from artists only

      • Wow thanks again

  • My phone keeps rebooting to safemode after updating 2.0.1 ( iphone 5 ios 6.1.2)

    • Surenix

      There’s an update that just released now (2.0.0-41) which fixes the safe mode issue.

  • tsiligiorgis

    wallpaper plz?

  • Same here. I had the previous one then updated and my phone kept on going on to safe mode. Had to uninstall. 🙁

    • Surenix

      Feel free to update it now… everything should be fixed, sorry!

  • Question. Does this miniplayer tweak support other applications, like a download player or playing music from iFile?

    • Surenix

      As long as it supports multitasking/background… you should be good to go.

      • Thanks! Also I’ve noticed that whenever I slide the miniplayer out of view it gets pushed down a bit which isn’t exactly perfect, maybe you could take the time to improve the direction given to the tweak? Thanks again.

      • Surenix

        What do you mean “push down”? Is this on your iPhone or iPad? Please be a little more specific please.

  • Tippins

    Initially it worked well but after the recent updates it puts my iPhone 4, 6.1.2 into safe mode. Tried removing and reinstalling but it keeps putting my iPhone into safe mode so I had to delete it completely!

  • Tippins

    It keeps rebooting my iPhone 4 and throws it into safe mode all the time. Please the developer of this tweak should fix this problem immediately!!!

    • Surenix

      Please make sure you’re installing version 2.0.0-41. That should fix this issue.

  • Zaidan Umar

    I would love to use this, but the only thing is that is that the icon is always on the screen and that interferes a lot. There should be an option to keep it only on the home screen and lockscreen, or maybe use activator.

    • Surenix

      You can hide it by swiping to the sides or use Activator to completely remove it.

      • Zaidan Umar

        Thanks, Gonna get it right away 🙂
        BTW Does it support iPad?, cuz ive also got an ipad

      • Surenix

        Yes, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

      • Zaidan Umar

        Great update btw. Tell us if your working on any more tweaks 🙂

  • Guest

    Why it doesn’t work on my ipad 3??
    Great tweak.

    • Surenix

      It should. It does.

  • MonQue

    Why this great tweak doesn’t work on my ipad 3???

    • Surenix

      It does. Fully compatible on iOS 5.x and 6.x on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

      • MonQue

        I have just installed it, but nothing has changed:( there is settings for miniplayer in Settings but widget is invisible. Thanks!

      • Surenix

        Did you install it on your iPhone or iPad?

      • MonQue

        I installed it on ipad 3:)

      • JeHaisMonPseudp

        I’m having the same probleme on iPad 3, I have just installed it and nothing appear when I play music

  • how to hide miniplayer on home screen and let it be visible on lock screen, on home screen I use velox and want to have miniplayer just on lock screen, is it possible?

  • Makkos

    Hy! If you enable hide on pause, then it hides on pause, but doesn’t come back on play! Can you fix this issue? Thanks in advance! (Issue happens on my iPhone and iPad as well)

    • Surenix

      Thanks for the report. We will look into it.

  • where can i get that wallpaper?

  • Cant wait for Surenix to start playing with Velox. Hope he can redesign at least the settings a la AYECON

    • Surenix

      Lol, Velox.

      • Sahil

        Hahaha love the sarcasm!!

  • R1nat

    Thank you for the tweak.

    But I would ask you to add black skin as in PowerMusic Miniplayer.

  • Damian Lillard

    I absolutely enjoy this tweak. Prior to this, I had a couple of music control tweaks set up in order to allow me complete control and interaction with my music player during every possible scenario. Now, with this I just have and need the one tweak. In addendum, it certainly is the nicest looking, user-friendliest and just generally all around awesome music tweak that I’ve EVER seen. Completely worth the money.

    Kudos to the developer.