RePower: add new features to iOS 7’s power down screen

By , Jan 10, 2014

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Have you ever felt that the real estate available on iOS 7’s power down screen goes to waste? If so, you definitely want to check out this new jailbreak tweak called RePower.

RePower is a simple tweak that adds several new features to the power down screen. It adds a button for respring, a button for rebooting, and an uptime readout for your device.

After installing RePower, you can respring, reboot, or power off from the convenience of the power down screen. Have a look inside to see how it works on video…

After installing RePower, you can go to the Settings app to find the tweak’s preference panel. There’s not much contained within RePower’s preferences; it’s just a toggle to require a double-tap to use the reboot or respring buttons on the power down screen. Unfortunately I found that the toggle didn’t seem to make a difference one way or another; resprings happened with a single tap even when the toggle was enabled.

Hopefully the developers can tighten up the issue with the toggle, but otherwise I think RePower is a solid tweak. It’s nice to be able to showcase your device’s uptime, especially if you like to keep it running for days on end.

RePower can be had free of charge via Cydia’s BigBoss repo. As I always say, let me know what you think about the tweak in the comments below.

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  • Cameron Nelms

    I was in Cydia, installed this and thought…”iDownloadBlog would love this!”

    Go on the website, and there it was as the newest article. Haha

  • Jerry

    Is iPad air supported?

  • Jonathan

    I once did a review on the tweak “Powerdown for QuickDo”, which was the same thing, only for iOS 6 or lower. So glad this is finally out! :D

  • FRITZ|FRITZ

    This works great! I was waiting for this!

  • Trenton

    does anybody know of a tweak that stop FaceTime from pausing whenever I exit FaceTime?

    • Scott Curry

      Downvoted since you’re just going to different posts and asking the same question…

  • Dan

    nice, not so pretty on iPad, but I needed a way to easily respring

  • evilmonkey07

    I’d love for it to work a bit better on the iPad. Looks like the tweak is left justified instead of centered in the screen.

  • http://www.avault.com Saulo Benigno

    Not working on my iPad… strange :(

  • Alaa Bazama

    how to found tweak like killbackgruond in cydia on iPhone 5s

    • Sebastian Godek

      Go to Cydia and install “Purge” – it is working well on my 5S :)

      • Alaa Bazama

        thanx “Sebastian Godek” it is working well

      • Sebastian Godek

        You are welcome. Enjoy ;)

  • lot samnang

    what is the icon before the bluetooth icon on the status bar?
    idownloadblog

    • Haifisch

      PebbleStatus, also by a HASHBANG Members Haifisch, insanj with collaberation with robhh

  • Joe Benning

    Great tweak. Thanks.

  • Parth Desai

    The Double Tap feature Works well on my iPhone 4

  • Haifisch

    I’m working on fixing this for iPad. Expect an update by the end of this weekend

  • http://twitter.com/jkldogg Youtube.com/slayerlife

    this is “kind of” useful, i like that it has a respring switch without having to have an icon on my screen and I don’t want respring in my control center, so this MIGHT just be what I want.

  • Leroy R McDonald

    i guess this is good for those that have broken down their shutdown button or power button..

  • ajayabishek

    Is there any tweak that allows you to listen to a youtube vid even after locking the screen. I know there are 3rd party apps, but i need it in the stock app. And also How about a tweak in safari tab that allows you to open and minimise a video just as in youtube app..

  • Your Mother

    this is just like a Cydia app called G-power. this one just has iOS 7 style colors.

  • Spkilla

    any1 still have the older version of this, cause the newer version got rid of the buttons and i rather have taht than slide

  • Fabio

    you can change the test “slide to reboot” and “slide to respring” with ifile?

  • Jim

    Just FYI, when I installed this tweak, it caused my iPhone 5s to go into reboot loop. I think its just me, but just a warning to those installing this tweak

  • Alec G

    This app eats up ram, beware. You will have consistently ~50mb less for tasks with this installed. I been hunting for a memory leak for a week now and identified this as one cause.

  • Ketan

    Cydia can’t find the package on bigboss repo