Aeternum Screenshot

I just got my hands on the latest jailbreak tweak to take advantage of Lucas Mendes’ open source Apple Watch UI for the iPhone. It’s called Aeternum, which means eternity in latin, and it’s from the developer that brought us iRealSMS and iTouchSecure. In other words, it’s from a quality well-known developer.

I’ve tried a few tweaks that build upon Mendes’ code, but Aeternum is far and away the best looking and best functioning one thus far. Not only do you get the Apple Watch UI, but you get smooth animations, a dock, and the ability to rearrange app icons. It still has some ways to go, but it’s very promising. Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the jump.

There are several things that separate this version of the Apple Watch UI for iPhone from the others that we’ve seen. First, there’s the dock. You can easily disable or enable the dock from Aeternum’s preferences. Having a dock is a big deal to some, and Aeternum makes it happen.

Secondly, you can rearrange app icons. For me, this is the biggest and most impressive feature that Aeternum boasts. Rearranging apps works just as expected and it works well.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, launching apps is smooth and features smooth in and out animations. Since we launch and close apps constantly on iOS, this is a huge deal to me, and again, Aeternum gets it right.

Aeternum Preferences

With all that said, it’s not all sugar and cookies thus far. The Spotlight search is still nowhere to be found, and traversing through a galaxy-like layout of icons takes some getting used to. Also, the movement when scrolling through lots of apps isn’t as buttery smooth as I’d like it to be.

Needless to say, Aeternum still needs work, but that’s why it’s in testing mode right now. It’s still a highly impressive effort, and it looks like it’ll be the first viable SpringBoard replacement once all of the pieces have been precisely fit together. Very good start thus far.

What do you think about Aeternum? Would you consider using it as a bonafide SpringBoard replacement?

  • Jamessmooth

    VERY cool Jeff! Just came off a fresh jailbreak on my 6+… can’t wait to try this out! (especially that awesome “wiggle” mode). Hopefully this will drop soon!

  • Chris

    Now all we need are some Winterboard themes to match so the icons don’t look as horrible as they do.

    • Keabsy

      There’s actually a theme right now that mimics the icons found on the watch, available on Cydia, looks pretty good.

      • Chris

        Do you happen to have the same of it?

      • Keabsy

        It’s called “Apple Watch Icons for WatchSpring” from AngryPIG and it’s on the modmyi repo

      • Chris


    • Alex Dubon

      There’s a theme called AvalOS

  • Maggot Overlord

    Hey Jeff..
    Nice 60fps Video.

    would you consider making video of irregular processes using battery on the iphone and their meanings? Using detailedbattery tweak

  • Linton Findlay

    Is there iPad support?

  • Jad Boukai

    Yeah, this is definitely not for me. I do have to say that this was made incredibly well, though it doesn’t make sense to me to use this style for a phone.

    I’ll definitely stick to the standard style

  • Matteo Jim Pietrobon

    link to download??

    • Jonathan

      Coming soon.

    • Vvbreaker

      Already using it from a different cydia source!

      • Sound Nwankwo

        please what repo is it

      • Vvbreaker

        Hey it’s called “Apple Watch Ios8” and it’s not a concept it actually works but you gotta delete springboard tweaks that conflicts with it such as Barrel
        The repo is cydia.myrepospacedotcom/danfer/

      • Sound Nwankwo

        thank u so much. but av been trying to install it since..still getting the error “trying to overwrite ‘/usr/bin/open’, which is also a package

      • Vvbreaker

        It also runs in ipads but not as smooth as it does in iphones

  • Briggamortis

    Now if we could rotate the screen with that it would be pretty awesome!

    • k;hg

      Try Rotate+, should work

  • Jonathan

    Wow that iPhone looks small in your hand..

  • Tronjheim79

    The rotating “wiggle mode” icons I find amusing.

  • Narbeh Malekian

    DOES IT WORK WITH SPOTLIGHT SEARCH???? WatchSpring did not work with spotlight so if you have a lot of apps, like me, it takes forever to find them and looking them up in spotlight would be helpful. Also, support for folders would be cool.

    • Xee

      Yep needs spotlight. Or does it work with Activator?

      • SweetCandy5869

        Nope, I alread tried that. Spotlight opens up behind the icons so you can’t effectively interact with it.

    • Bennett Newsome

      yeah spotlight would be a nice touch with this.

  • David Cortes

    wow i would love to try it on iphone 6

  • Nirvana

    iOS 7 support, Jeff?

  • joshr2d2

    Will this be free? If not how much will it cost?

  • 12345678

    This isn’t released on Cydia, right?

  • Johnny Chingas

    I am defiantly buying this!!

  • justme

    Looks nice 🙂
    what would happen if you keep these icons, remove the blurred background of the dock and replace it with a simple Gold Line or Gray Line depends of the color of the iPhone you have?

  • Bugs Bunnay

    this is definitely one of those tweaks that will blow other people’s minds. “wow, i didn’t know that iphones have that!” they don’t. it’s jailbreak in motion. can your android do that?

  • samwell

    Did he say he just drug an app all the way over there!?
    It’s pretty cool but it ain’t no drug

  • beso

    hi …. I have a problem on my phone 5s I lost icloud password you can help me? I heve all the desired documents, Telephone

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  • Rafael De Souza

    How to install Jeff

    • Buzz { Light:Year; }

      “Jeff, How do I install it?” is the right way to ask.

  • would be awesome if there was folder support

  • sriram varadarajulu

    will this come with ios 7 jailbreak compatability?

  • beso

    I sent the email but I have no answer

  • arbin

    pls make it and for iphone 4s 🙂

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    i want to try

  • Trey Nicholson

    What’s the REPO SOURCE?

  • Sean

    I am waiting so patiently for this Aeternum to come out. Cant wait for the Drop. Anyone no what is the holdup. Maybe it relates to the 8.1 update.Is it?

  • Adrian Praporgescu

    How do I install it?

  • Ashish

    I need a suggestion is their any tweak to make the contact pic in the dialer without blur while an outgoing call.
    I remember flex had a patch NoBlurContact pic is their any tweak as flex is not ios 8 compatible

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  • kacy

    its not that much Good for Me!!! It’s kinda confusing…cause lots of duplicated apps icons..On Apple Watch-maybe, on iPhone- better stick to winterboard…

  • Tito

    Is this working on ios 7.1.2?

  • Seba

    I can’t start this tweak. I don’t see it nowhere in Activator. Help anyone?

    • iamtomchang

      I cannot get it to function either

  • i can install it , but not working on iphone5s

    • Onaje RnbCelebrity

      New tweak called watchboard that’s a lot better

  • David

    Why doesn’t this show up in activator? I cannot assign this to anything because it will not appear. I have tried everything…