Auxo 3 Multi-Center

After much anticipation, I finally have my hands on Auxo 3—exactly two years to the day of the original Auxo release date. This is a jailbreak tweak a long time in the making. It’s the second sequel to one of the most well-known and impactful jailbreak tweaks in the community’s storied history, and it doesn’t disappoint.

If I could put it into a nutshell, I’d say that Auxo 3 is a much-refined version Auxo 2. Lead designer, Sentry, and developer, Qusic, refrain from deviating drastically from the things that made Auxo 2 such a compelling update, but the pair does bring quite a few new interesting features and refinements to the table. This ultimately proves to be a very good thing.

Once you install Auxo 3, you’ll quickly settle on the realization that it is, as previously stated, very much like its predecessor. In fact, one could easily mistake Auxo 3 for Auxo 2 at first glance. The three main staple features that made Auxo 2 so awesome all made the cut for Auxo 3. Of course I’m referring to the Multi-Center, Quick Switcher, and Hot Corners.

The Multi-Center is a merging of the App Switcher and Control Center. The nice thing about the Multi-Center is that it uses the same slide up gesture that Control Center normally uses. This means that you can access both the App Switcher and Control Center controls without needing to touch the Home button.

The Multi-Center allows you to slide down on an app preview to bring it into focus, and slide up on the Home screen preview to invoke a close all apps action. It fills a lot of the void left by Zephyr, since Chpwn is no longer working on jailbreak tweaks.

The Quick Switcher is perhaps the flashiest feature and most recognizable part of Auxo 3. Like the previous version, the Quick Switcher allows you to slide up from the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to quickly access and switch to recently running apps.

Auxo 3 Quick Switcher

One new aspect of the Quick Switcher is the presence of Y-axis tracking. After invoking the Quick Switcher, the app previews will dynamically resize to accommodate your finger location on the Y-axis. Why include such a thing? Being able to move your finger vertically as you slide between apps may provide you with a better view of the app icon underneath your finger. Crazy attention to detail.

The last “big” feature, Hot Corners, allows you to quickly return to the Home screen bv using a swipe up from the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. In Auxo’s advanced options, you’ll find a setting to invert the location of the Quick Switcher and the Hot Corners if you wish to do so.

I should mention that I’m testing Auxo 3 on my iPhone 6 Plus. As such, I tested out the Multi-Center, Quick Switcher, and Hot Corners in landscape mode, and they all worked very well. In fact, the UI elements aren’t lazily converted 1:1 for landscape mode. Each UI element is completely redrawn and redesigned to fit in the landscape interface from both a size and styling perspective.

Auxo 3 Main

While those three aforementioned features cover the main meat and potatoes of Auxo 3, there’s still a lot to be discovered by venturing over to the tweak’s Advanced Options. There, you’ll find tons of little tweaks and adjustments that can be made to make Auxo 3 perform to your liking.

In fact, there’s a brand new feature in Auxo 3’s advanced options called Reachable Display. This allows you to relocate the toggles while using the Multi-Center to the bottom of the screen, expanding them using a swipe up gesture on the dark area/play controls. Given the size of the latest iPhone’s, this makes a huge difference when it comes to usability, and is a welcomed new addition to Auxo.

Another one of the new features to be found in Auxo 3 is the dynamic Multi-Center. You can find options for the dynamic Multi-Center under the Minimal Display switcher in the tweak’s Advanced Options section. The Minimal Display switch enables the ability for the Multi-Center to behave dynamically when it comes to displaying the music track seeker and the AirDrop AirPlay options. These sections will display and disappear dynamically once certain conditions are met. For example, you can make it so that the track seeker stays hidden when no music is playing.

I could spend the next fifteen minutes going over every minute detail of Auxo 3 like a fine tooth comb, but the simple fact of the matter is, you need to try it for yourself; you just do. It’s the type of tweak that can cause an involuntary emotional response. No, you won’t necessarily burst out in tears over the tweak’s beauty, but you will marvel at the ridiculously good design, you’ll smile at the small touches included here, touches that most developers wouldn’t even consider doing.

For example, under the Advanced Options, there’s a setting for album artwork. You can make it so that album artwork briefly appears when playing, skipping, or going to the previous song. But the key is that the album artwork will auto dismiss after a set interval of time that’s determined by the user. It sounds mundane in writing, but to see it in action is a thing of beauty.

Auxo 3 Album Artwork

The circular sliders for brightness control and volume control help usher in a brand new feature for Auxo 3. If you tap in the middle of each slider, you can jump to a specific brightness or volume preset with one tap. To configure these options, head to Advanced Options → Slider Actions in Auxo’s preferences.

And there’s so many areas like this in Auxo 3, areas in which you can tell that extra care was put into making it work just so. Like I stated earlier, I don’t have time to dissect each and every part of this tweak where extra attention to detail was paid, but you’ll see it if you look hard enough.

Of course, no tweak is perfect, and Auxo 3 is no exception. If there’s one glaring flaw with this tweak, it’s that there’s still a noticeable delay/lag between your Quick Switcher swipe gesture and the Quick Switcher appearing on screen. Obviously this isn’t a problem when it comes to system resources, as I tested Auxo 3 out on my iPhone 6 Plus. The problem goes back to what Sentry told me during the Auxo 2 release; it’s not the fault of Auxo, but it’s a fundamental issue with the animation lag present in iOS. There really doesn’t seem to be anything that Qusic can do about the perceived lag. It’s just something that you’re going to have to deal with if you want to use the Quick Switcher.

Auxo 3 Landscape Mode

Another issue that I feel is worth mentioning is the absence of the Favorite and Recent shortcuts that are normally present in the stock App Switcher. With Auxo 3 installed, these shortcuts are omitted, and I couldn’t find any options or settings to get them back.

Lastly, I’ve heard that iPad support is a little rough around the edges at this point, but I’ve not been able to independently confirm that myself. I don’t own an iPad, so just consider this review to be for the iPhone only.

Regardless of the few downsides that Auxo 3 has, it’s obvious to see that there aren’t many developers and designers that work as well together as Qusic and Sentry. Ultimately, you may decide that Auxo 3 just doesn’t fit your workflow, though I’d find it hard to believe that there isn’t some aspect of the tweak from which you’d derive satisfaction. But even still, you owe it to yourself to check this tweak out if you haven’t yet. Especially so if you’re new to the jailbreak community and iOS 8 is your first experience with jailbreaking. This is one of the pinnacle jailbreak tweaks to hit Cydia. It’s been that way since the original Auxo launched exactly 2 years ago, and it continues to be that way with the release of Auxo 3 today.

Auxo 3 is now available on the BigBoss repo, and previous purchasers of Auxo 2 will be able to upgrade to Auxo 3 for only $0.99. Users who are new to Auxo will be able to purchase Auxo 3 for $2.99. As a bonus, full-price purchasers get Auxo legacy and Auxo 2 added to their purchased list free of charge.

What do you think about Auxo 3?

  • Past0rB

    Got my upgrade. Loving it for the most part. I’m getting safe mode restarts if I attempt to activate with swipe from bottom at the home screen with all apps closed.

    I think it’s a conflict with Flipcontrol Center. Just an FYI.

    Very glad to have Auxo again though.

  • zeekfizz

    Call me crazy. I use CC to get my camera, I use the flash light a ton as well. And I know I’m alone in this one, but I use the contacts in the switcher a lot as well; to send a quick text or call from anywhere, any app. But I am liking the hot corners. That’s a sweet touch.

  • Pasilius85

    Bought the upgrade, installed. Tried it, uninstalled. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great tweak. But with its touch id integration, Archer is much better.

  • Rodolfo Aguiar

    Same thing here, paid 0.99 – installed, tested, removed. I’m getting safe mode every time I swipe up on homescreen from bottom right, and I think Tage is working smoother…

  • SteveZ

    Stop whining about the price people. It’s woth it, and that’s it.

    Just give the devs some time to fix some bugs. It needs to be snappier, especially the Quick Launcher.

  • Chocolatewe

    im not gunna pay for this. it should be a free upgrade, I have just spent all my money on xmas presents lol im skint

  • Marco

    where is the airdrop?

  • chris rijos

    My jailbreak isn’t stable I had to restore. Any advice?

  • Jason Dennery

    Has anyone else had problems with the using the close all apps command when swiping up on the homescreen from the control center?

    It crashes my springboard every single time.

  • Blip dude

    Tweak works fine on the iPad Air 2, but on the iPhone 6 plus, it forces the phone to lock in portrait mode while on Springboard (in apps are Okay). in addition to the glitches here and there, I simply decided to remove it from the 6 plus until a x.x.1 version is released. One of the main reason why I went after the 6 plus is the ability to use as a nano iPad.

    • Fabien Roché

      It does the same for me on iPad and iOS 8.1.2. Worked fine on 8.1…
      Very annoying…
      Have written to them but n oanswer yet!

  • Thomas Bodrey

    about the show in app switcher recent thingy, mine actually showed up in landscape mode on my iPad Mini 2… BEHIND the apps… phphphphHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Can you believe it? lmao.

  • David Harrell

    Jeff what about all the crash features?

  • Sohail Wahab

    I love Auxo but hate that noticeable delay on Auxo 3

  • ispeakout

    Purchased the tweak! Couldn’t be happier 🙂 Love the Quick Switcher

  • Newly

    Does Any One Know How To Take Those 3 Lil Blue Icons Away Please Help It Happened After I Downloaded Auxo 3 If I Take Multi Center Off It Goes Away

    • ispeakout

      That is due to another tweak. I guess it is slide2kill pro. Uninstall it and you should be good.

      • Newly

        Thank You

  • Newly

    And My Virtual Button Vibration Goes Away At Times Also After Auxo 3 Anybody Else

  • udovoodoo

    Paid 0.99
    Installed – tested – removed.

    Not as fluid as I’d like.

  • Jeep204

    No “disable with keyboard” option in Auxo 3?

  • Andrei

    how can i set my old control center remain , and auxo3 just for multi-tasking ?

  • IG: RuskingGonzalez

    some issues that i found annoying, is when i have no app in background and i invoke the multitasking with somer swipe up, from middle, right or left, my iphone is putting in safe mode. (and the tweak have some delay when i invoke with apps in background)

  • Toon

    auxo 3 drains my battery i6 i use Tage instead

  • Fabien Roché

    Each time I install Auxo3 on my iPad with iOS 8.1.2 jailbroken with TaiG 1.2.0 my home screen locks in portrait mode (I.e. It does not rotate anymore). If I click on an icon the (any) app starts and shows up in landscape if I wish but when I close the app down, the home screen is still locked in portrait…
    It’s very annoying… Restored twice/fresh/clean installs of iOS 8.1.2 but nothing does it.
    Anyone aware of this bug? And how to remedy it…?

  • Fabien Roché

    Each time I install Auxo3 on my iPad with iOS 8.1.2 jailbroken with TaiG 1.2.0 my home screen locks in portrait mode (I.e. It does not rotate anymore). If I click on an icon the (any) app starts and shows up in landscape if I wish but when I close the app down, the home screen is still locked in portrait…
    It’s very annoying… Restored twice/fresh/clean installs of iOS 8.1.2 but nothing does it.
    It used to work fine when I ran 8.1 JB…
    Anyone aware of this bug? And how to remedy it?

  • Fabien Roché

    Why are my comments being deleted all the time?