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If you’re a big fan of music, you might be interested in taking a look at a list of top jailbreak tweaks that will spice up your stock Music app and allow you to customize it. Although the Music app in iOS 7 has a sleek design and offers most of the features a user might want, there are many tweaks available in Cydia that give you more control over this stock app and enhance your music listening experience. This is why we have compiled a list of the best jailbreak tweaks that will boost your Music app

MiniPlayer

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Developed by MPow and designed by Surenix, MiniPlayer is a tweak that ports the iTunes 11 mini player to iOS 7 and allows you to control music from anywhere within iOS. The tweak adds a small widget which hovers over your Lock screen, Home screen or any app that is open and displays the information about a currently playing song, provides playback controls such as play/pause, next and previous, displays the album artwork and provides a scrubbing ability to move to a specific portion of the currently playing track.

The most interesting feature of MiniPlayer is the ability to search for a song and add it to the queue to be played next. It also allows users to arrange the songs in the queue by making use of the drag handles. You can move the music widget around on your screen and hide it by swiping it to the left or right side of the screen. If you don’t want it to hover on your screen, you can assign an activator action to show or hide it.

MiniPlayer is available in Cydia for $1.99 and works on all iOS 5, 6 and 7 devices.

Musiex

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Next in the list is Musiex, a tweak that is somewhat similar to MiniPlayer but instead, it appears at the top of your screen just like the iOS notification banner. Compared to MiniPlayer, Musiex lacks the ability to queue songs to be played next but allows users to play/pause a currently playing track, move to the next or previous song, scrub songs and provides shuffle and repeat options as well.

The tweak can be accessed from the Lock screen, Home screen, or within an app by making use of an activator gesture to show it. Swiping it up or pressing the Home button will hide the tweak. It also supports many third party music apps from the App Store.

One favorable feature of Musiex is the ability to customize the tweak’s interface including the background color, opacity as well as the text color. It gives you a complete control over how the tweak looks.

Musiex is available for $0.99 via Cydia’s BigBoss repository and is compatible with all iOS 7 devices excluding iPad.

Aria

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One of the most popular music tweak available on Cydia, Aria brings the stock iOS 7 Music app to life and provides users with the most wanted features. The notable change that Aria brings is the grid view which displays albums and artists as grids instead of a list. Additionally, the tweak provides the following features:

  • Queuing: You can choose which song you want to be played now, next or even last
  • Change the look of the “Now Playing” interface and apply a tinted dark view to it
  • Continue to play in shuffle mode after the last track of an album has been finished
  • Apply a dark theme to lyrics view and enlarge the fonts
  • Many other customization options

Aria is compatible with iOS 7 devices and is available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99.

Colorize

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If you are bored of the stock Music app’s look, you may want to try out Colorize. The tweak colorizes the “Now Playing” interface of the Music app based on the song’s artwork. It brings a pretty nice look to the Music app and the color really matches the song’s artwork.

Colorize is available in Cydia for $0.99 and is compatible with iOS 7 devices.

Articon

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Articon is a simple yet an interesting tweak that brings a change to your media app icons. The tweak changes the icon of the Now Playing music app to that of the album artwork. Not only does it support the stock Music app but also other third party media apps including Spotify, etc.

If you want to spice up your Home screen, you can purchase Articon for $0.99 from Cydia.

Pluck 2

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Pluck 2 is definitely a useful tweak that comes in handy in many situations especially when you’re driving a car. The tweak allows users to pick a song directly from the Lock screen or Control Center without having to unlock the device to choose a song. It adds a small icon beside the media controls in Control Center and tapping on it will open up your music library. Additionally, an icon is also added to the bottom left corner of the Lock screen and holding on it for a short period of time will display your music library.

Pluck 2 is worth a try and is available via Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99.

Lyricalizer

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A free and useful tweak that automatically fetches the lyrics of a currently playing song and displays it to you in the “Now Playing” interface. This saves you the time of having to add them through iTunes. I tested the tweak with several tracks and found out that it displayed the lyrics of about 60% of the songs I selected.

Lyricalizer can be download for free via Cydia and it supports iOS 5, 6 and 7 devices.

MusicAppMods

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While most of the tweak listeds above provide you more customization options and add new features, MusicAppMods aims at providing more details about a particular song when you tap and hold on it. It displays the:

  • Duration of the song
  • Number of times played
  • Skip count
  • Release Date
  • Last Played
  • Track number
  • Album track count

MusicAppMods also allows users to hide in-line album artwork. The tweak is compatible with iOS 7 and is available for $0.99 via Cydia.

CustomCover

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CustomCover spices up your lockscreen by providing a range of themes which you can apply to the song artwork in the lockscreen to customize its look. The following themes are available:

  • CD Case
  • Circle
  • Clean
  • Default
  • Faded
  • Insert
  • Ripped
  • Vinyl
  • Vinyl Mini

You can also set the artwork as the wallpaper, remove or adjust the position of the media controls on the Lock screen, colorise the Lock screen based on the song’s artwork and more.

CustomCover is compatible with Aria & MusicGestures. It costs $0.99 and is available in Cydia.

MusicGestures

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MusicGestures gives you the ability to control the currently playing song in the stock Music app by making use of gestures instead of tapping on the buttons. A total of 7 gestures are available (Swipe, Tap and Long press) that allow you to perform the following actions:

  • Previous Track
  • Next Track
  • Play/Pause
  • Show Flipside
  • Show Lyrics/Rating
  • Seek Backward/Forward

If you want a Music app with gesture based controls, you may want to try out MusicGestures. It supports iOS 4 – iOS 7 devices and is available for free in Cydia.

EqualizerEverywhere

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If you’re looking for a way to customize the sound of an audio track, you might want to try out EqualizerEverywhere. The tweak adds equalizer settings to Control Center, which can be accessed by swiping the audio controls from right to left. Swiping once more will provide you access to a list of equalizer presets. Users can also create their own custom EQ preset and save it for future use.

The tweak not only works with the stock Music app, but with other media apps as well. EqualizerEverywhere is available in Cydia for $3 and supports iOS 7 devices.

These are the top jailbreak tweaks that will spice up your iOS 7 Music app and bring a new look to it. Have you tried any of them before? Is there any other tweak that deserves to be on the list? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Framboogle

    What about iTunes Radio Unlimited? No ads and unlimited skips on iTunes Radio. And the tweak is free too!

    • VEGGIETORTA

      I would also suggest Pandora Downloader and Mewseek. However, idownloadblog views these tweaks as violating copyright laws so they avoid mentioning or promoting them.

      • Luke Mulholland

        LinkTunes is by far the best tweak i have. Integrated directly into the iTunes app it downloads music as if you were purchasing them and it imports them automatically to Music app with album art etc.

      • Eni

        can’t find on cydia

      • Mohamed Elzarei

        get from hackyouriphone repo

      • JustMeJip2

        u download the songs on 320 kbps ? or 128′ 240 ?

      • Luke Mulholland

        I got the song on my one… I searched Iggy Azalea Mediocre

      • JustMeJip2

        thanks i guess i have to search harder 😉 and btw did u try panda downloader ?? it doesnt work with my ipad 7.1.2 .(

      • Ashish Maheshwari

        try Music Box 🙂
        PS – buy the song if you like it 🙂

      • Luke Mulholland

        MusicBox is ok I used it for a long time until LinkTunes came along.

      • Ashish Maheshwari

        LinkTunes is better than Music Box?
        repo pls :p

      • JustMeJip2

        i’d buy it, but im not from usa, and im from venezuela, and right here we dont have $ ;(

      • ClaudieX X

        Doesn’t work on iPad or iPad mini

      • DOGE

        it works if you change your store to U.S

      • Alberto Espinal

        Man thanks a lot!! This is the bomb, this is the best of all of them!!

      • BoSS557_X

        I need help fixing my LinkTunes downlaoded from HYI repo. I have switched between accounts from (Denmark, U.S, New Zealand) but no luck. I also tried to restart the phone and did also run icleaner but still no luck. The same problem are occuring when i install LinkStore. I did try to remove, reinstall from cydia but i dosent help. Please reply asap! 🙂 Thx

      • Guest

        Screenshot

      • Alberto Espinal

        It has to be something conflicting with the app, check what you installed in cydia

    • Sounds like a brilliant tweak. Now if only iTunes Radio was available in my country…

      • Waleed

        If iTunes radio is Not Available in your country ! You can simply change your country in appstore to USA or any other ! Look the picture for “how to do it”
        Then simply re-Open the music app, you’ll see iTunes Radio

    • How about you buy a subscription rather than steal.

      • Framboogle

        You’re not stealing anything… and I already have an iTunes Match subscription if that’s what you’re asking.

      • Yes it is stealing since you are stoping Apple from making money from you. Ads and skips are part of contracts with music companies that prevents loss of money from users without Match.

      • Raul M

        Bite me;)

  • You should add EqualizerEverywhere to this list. Although technically not a tweak for the Music app it still deserves a mention 😉

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll add it to the list soon…

      • Sohail Wahab

        The feature you didn’t mention above about MiniPlayer is that it allows scrubbing iTunes Radio tracks, the Auxo 2 tweak doesn’t allow iTunes Radio track scrubbing on iPad so this is a good alternative. Even though I’ve Auxo 2 installed.

        The thing I don’t like about MiniPlayer is that it doesn’t rotate while rotating iPad on apps

  • David Gitman

    wow great tweaks

  • Do we have tweak for displaying lyrics on spotify?

    • LeonLink

      Lyricalizer integrates that! Great eh? 🙂

  • Aria caused severe lag on my 5 and 5S

    • Jeffery Simms

      And Aria messes up the album cover and/or song title information as well. It’s a nice tweak but I wish they’d fix those issues

      • No issues for me. It lags on my iPad 3 but I can’t complain about this since my iPad is so old now this is perhaps to be expected? It works fine on my 5s though…

    • Al

      Yeah, it lags. I emailed the dev regarding it..

      Mention that it could be the result of iTunes Match, but I decided to uninstall it. I actually have it on the iPad, I think it’s better on that screen real-estate.

    • Damian

      Also disabled airblue integration

    • It works absolutely fine on my 5s running iOS 7.0.4

  • Szymon G.

    HUD E should be added

  • Callum

    Is there any tweak that allows you to add songs from an old playlist to a new playlist like in ios6?

    • James Gunaca

      Haven’t heard of one, but I believe iOS 8 adds this feature back.

      • Callum

        Really? That’s awesome, source?

      • James Gunaca

        I’m running iOS 8 Beta 4, when I’m in a playlist and I edit it to add songs, I can browse existing playlists to add songs from. I believe that’s what you’re referring to, right? I just tried it now.

  • Al

    #PlayMe could be added… Arco as well, but that’s kinda of buggy.

  • Abdiel

    You should check out BlurredMusicApp. It blurs the album art behind the now playing song and provides other little changes. I really like it better than the stock white background. Its Free on the BigBoss repo.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    wow colorize over colorflow. I personally pick colorflow over colorize. anyone disagree? there are also comparisons on youtube for those trying to pick one of the two

    • Al

      I personally would go with CustomCover… has the ability to change your cover along with doing the colorizing aspect of album art..

  • Damon4dworld

    I love Spotify’s now-playing section look, and BlurredMusicApp does an excellent job in mimicking that on the stock music app. Spectral does the same job on the iPhone’s lock screen. I have tried GesturesMusic before, but a better alternative is Gestures Music Control that offers a lot more than just customise music controls. Now, my music app looks and works a lot better. And the best part? All these tweaks are for free!

  • Matt

    Scrub Radio gives you the ability to scrub the song on iTunes Radio, unlimited skips, and no ads!
    Free on BigBoss!

  • kratoz29

    Well it’s completely a shame that I don’t use that app, I use an ugly one called “RADSONE” because of its equaliser.

    • Virain Garg

      Then use n7 music player

      • kratoz29

        I dont know what an android app means about my comment.

  • highNiggaPie

    No gesture music controls? Best music app I have

  • Waleed

    Bridge is also a Cool tweak (cydia app) for Music ! Using this you can import music from any other app or directory to your Stock Music App ! ☺️

  • Guito Mendez

    Miniplayer doesent hide in lock screen even when I have hide on lock screen enabled.

  • Donovan

    BlurredMusicApp is also a lovely tweak (just a visual tweak tho)

  • Nachie Samuels

    What about a tweak that let’s you edit the artist. Album and the like. Please it would be awesome

    • gittlopctbi

      I think you would do that in iTunes in Get Info after right-clicking on the tune/album.

  • Cargret17

    Is there a cydia tweak that shows song on lockscreen every time a new song plays?

  • Nirvana

    You may have missed ScrubRadio, iTunes Radio Unlimited! Those are great too!!

  • hellion

    is there a way to geht the shuffle and repeat icons back?

  • Jameel

    Is there any tweak which can take away the space between each and every line of the lyrics. So they can be displayed like they were in iOS 6?
    I have checked how the lyrics look on iTunes, and there is no spacing.

  • Mee

    I love Spin, the Lockscreen tweak that changes how it displays currently playing medua

  • Eli Montoya

    Try scrub radio from cydia;)

  • Stefano

    What!! Equalizer LOL. That’s awesome! Anyone have it?

  • gagetbOy

    hey whats the awake app in the articon section I couldn’t get any google hits on that match the app icon

    • It’s not an app. It’s a song’s artwork and the track name is “Awake”.

  • Jacob

    Do you have to have a jailbreak to get any of these?

    • Yes, you’ll need to jailbreak your device to be able to install the tweaks.

  • Ashish Maheshwari

    please mention if the tweaks are compatible with latest iOS version or not (iOS 7.1.x).
    Also it Aria compatible with Gesture Music Controls and BlurredMusicApp?

  • ColorFlow is similar, but ‘better’ than Colorize, IMO.

  • Custom cover just needs more themes. Is it just me or does equalizereverywhere have fizz in the playback…?

  • gittlopctbi

    Is there a tweak/app that displays the title and artist with LARGE fonts? I really do not care about cover art when I’m driving. All the apps display the title and artist with such small fonts, it is difficult for me to read when my phone is on my dash. I would like to be able to just read the info without having to squint or put my eyes a lot closer. Car Tunes is pretty good, but I would rather have the convenience of a tweak in Control Center or something.

  • Traced

    Is there a tweak that disables the censorship of album artwork?

  • Sinistry

    I’ve foregone the stock music app in favor of Lagu. I like the interface better, the share options, the built in lyric finder, & mostly the queue feature. Is there a tweak that would essentially change the stock app to something like Lagu or is there a music tweak that will allow the user to set a third party app such as Lagu as the default music player?

  • Addeline Zelaya

    Mine keeps saying no results found which is making me angry does anyone know how to fix it

  • reGGIE

    there’s a tweak for share music from the music app?? and show the options to bluethoo wi-fi, whatsapp, etc…