Ryan Petrich is bringing ‘TweakWeek’ back

By , Aug 24, 2013

TweakWeek2

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Ryan Petrich launched the original TweakWeek initiative, but just like the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. At this year’s World Wide Jailbreak Conference, better known as WWJC or JailbreakCon, Petrich proposed a brand new TweakWeek installment, aptly dubbed TweakWeek 2.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, TweakWeek was an initiative that called for participating developers to release one open source tweak every day of the week. The original TweakWeek saw loads of community participation, and we got some pretty interesting tweaks as a result. TweakWeek 2 looks to continue the trend, and there are already quite a few developers on board.

Judging from the photo above, it looks like there are at least 20 different developers on board for the TweakWeek sequel. The list of developers include such well known names as Filippo Bigarella, Adam Bell, Jack Willis, and presumably, Petrich himself.

For those of you looking forward to the festivities, you’ll have a little while to wait, as it won’t kick off until the iOS 7 jailbreak is released. That makes sense, because it gives a larger set os users access to some great releases.

Stay tuned; we’ll have more on TweakWeek part deux as soon as we hear more about it. In the meantime, share your thoughts on TweakWeek 2 below.

Photo Credit: @bensge

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    First!

    • FACEDESK!

      Die.

      • *TOMBOMB*

        Lol

      • *TOMBOMB*

        I am a pathetic waste of space. I am existence lower than a shiitstain mixed with vomit. I cut myself because my life is garbage.

      • Liam Mulcahy

        yes

    • ConduciveMammal

      Seriously, what do you get from announcing you were the first to comment? I’ve always been genuinely curious as to what the gain is? What point is there in doing so?

      • *TOMBOMB*

        To piss u off :)

  • Sean Clark

    It’s really awesome to know that once iOS 7 is jailbroken, there will be active initiative to develop tweaks for the new OS. I’m sure that given the recent overhaul there will be some really cool and innovative tweaks that will come out of this.

    Now I just hope people do not go crazy speculating over when the jailbreak comes out.

    • Joseph

      That’s half the fun of it, though.

      And trust me, people will. The jailbreak developers release images or statements every once in a while to throw fuel in the fire, and it riles everyone up.

  • Haifisch

    Hi ~Haifisch

  • Osama Muhammed

    i was really looking for good educational source for objective c or jailbreak development in general, awesomeee

  • Willie

    Is this a hint that ios 7 could be jailbroken :)

    • 3aloo1

      It could be…

    • ReanimationXP

      No. Ryan has very little to do with the jailbreaking effort. He focuses on tweaking, as he should because he’s amazing at it.

  • J_W97

    Guys, this is only going to happen if there are enough ideas to make. So get thinking :P

    • Mr. E

      I think there’s a lot of possibilities with control center. Like adding your own toggles

      • J_W97

        Bear in mind this is likely for iOS 6, not iOS 7

      • Mr. E

        Not according to the article “For those of you looking forward to the festivities, you’ll have a little while to wait, as it won’t kick off until the iOS 7 jailbreak is released. ” ;) but I remember some of the great tweaks that were developed last tweak week

      • J_W97

        Sorry, I only skim read :P

      • Mr. E

        You sir have nothing to be sorry about! You helped create Auxo!! ;P big fan, thanks for your work

      • Mr. E

        However I know that you said on Twitter you weren’t gonna be gifting any more copies of auxo, can I be the only exception? ;)

    • Matt Taylor

      Omg where to start…

      1-Bring back the old style navigation bar (buttons/icons) with an iOS7 color scheme.

      1a-A new selection of color themes for the navigation bar text.

      2-Disable control center.

      3-Bring back the old switcher. (With Auxo not far behind it :)

      4-Make folder pages bigger (more icons per page) and include an option to disable folder title.

      5-Bring back old style switches/toggles.

      6-Set alarms more than one day ahead.

      And that’s just off the top of my head. There’s loads I have missed!

      I am looking most forward to a Flipswitch update with new iOS7 switches added, an Auxo update and a zephyr update with control center disabled! Though those things all sort or rely on each other! After that, for me it’s going to be theming, a lot of theming!

      • Rob_Huska

        Sounds like you should just stay on iOS 6…

      • Matt Taylor

        If I could I would! But that would mean never owning an iDevice past the current generation! I have invested £500 in Apps for iOS and I did so because I felt safe and secure and happy with iOS! I didn’t ask to have it completely overhauled and I didn’t ask for some ugly UI and I sure as hell didn’t ask to have it forced on me if I ever want to upgrade my hardware again!

        Thanks Apple. Thanks for forcing your new UI on everyone rather than including the updated UI as an optional theme that can be chosen upon device set up, so that users who prefer the look of iOS6 can keep it that way and continue to upgrade their iDevices!

        My first phone twelve years ago had multiple theme capability, but here we are in 2013 and one of the worlds leading and “innovating” mobile device giants, still hasn’t worked it out! Just, wow…

      • Johnathan Jennings

        Oh quit bitching. Anyone who spends £500 on apps is stupid. I bet I ive spent about £20 and I have a lot of paid stuff. You’ll get used to iOS 7 and you will like it. If not, stay on iOS 6! Not all apps will require iOS 7 or higher.

      • Matt Taylor

        But new iDevices will!

      • ReanimationXP

        History shows supporting development past the latest 2 versions rarely happens, and with the iOS 7 interface overhaul, it’s likely 6 will lose support even sooner. But you knew that.. right?

      • ReanimationXP

        My thoughts exactly.

      • J_W97

        I’ve already most of the pieces down to convert Control Center to Flipswitch when a jailbreak is released. I’ve a plugin called ‘FlipLaunch’ (better nam ideas welcome) that adds app quick launch shortcuts to Auxo, Ayra etc. Not released yet but will be soon

      • Matt Taylor

        You mean the iOS7 specific functions added to Flipswitch? Also, if you could use the swipe up framework to launch Auxo, replacing control center that would be awesome! Chpwn will 99% discontinue Zephyr!?

      • J_W97

        Well, the 2 utility parts of Control Center are the toggles and App Shortcuts. FlipLaunch takes care of the shortcuts

      • Matt Taylor

        Oh I get ya now. Yeah man, sweet! FlipLaunch is an awesome name! How about airdrop? All that would be missing is a scrubber for music, but not sure where that would fit within Auxo… Ps. Is the Auxo compact mode coming to iPad soon?

      • mav3rick

        So bad twisted this new neonOS even the best devs from Jaibreaking cannot fix it. Same heavily invested on their apps, keeping all iDevices on the true iOS 6.x for all their life. No more new iDevices. What really the new phone brings? Collecting the fingerprints?
        Lucky just got an Mini on 6.1.2 and Jailbreak here it comes!!!

    • EpicFacepalm

      Scrollbar? Would be nice, I think…

      • FasiYoo

        Quick Scroll 2

  • Markus Hudobnik

    You know the only thing I hate about jailbreaking? Is the themes. Tooooooo many ugly ass themes clogging up everything. I know you can disable them from loading, but some still sneak their way in.

    I’m glad it’s coming back though

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I can’t wait!

  • Joseph

    I love TweakWeek. The first one proved that a lot of innovative features or visual enhancements can come out of these, and it’s definitely good for the jailbreak community.

  • 3aloo1

    I really want them to make better and detailed themes similar to dream board

    Psst… reply to me if i am wrong