Another day, another new Cydia customization tweak. I guess this will continue to be the new trend for the foreseeable future, not that I’m complaining at all.

It’s great to have tweaks that can finally customize Cydia without jumping through a ton of hoops. Nella is the latest such tweak. It lets you customize the colors of the installation interface background and buttons for a truly unique look.

Nella interface Cydia

After installing Nella, you’ll need to open up the Settings app and find the preference panel for the tweak. Once there, you’ll see several options for customizing the look of the Cydia install interface.

Options include background color, and text color for the respring button. There’s also the ability to disable the border of the button, and set the border radius.

Lastly, there’s a switch for enabling auto finish. This will cause the device to automatically respring when an install is completed instead of forcing the user to tap the Restart SpringBoard button.

I do wish Nella had some sort of RGB slider or color picker, instead of making users rely on hexadecimal color codes. I also don’t enjoy the fact that any change requires a respring before it will be enacted.

Despite those inconveniences, I still recommend Nella. It’s free, and as you can see from the screenshots above, the end result looks really good.

What do you think?

  • Jimmy Chen

    interesting but useless I think

    • bbq

      i agree

    • nfinite


  • iNeedANameHere

    Is it just me or does modding Cydia just feel a bit too risky.

    • Chris

      You have the same risk as you do with other apps, even if you do find yourself in trouble, you can boot into safe mode without substrate and uninstall the offending tweak.

      • iNeedANameHere

        I’ve been jailbreaking since OS 3 on my iPhone 2G way back in the day. I guess I’m used to all the instability modifying Cydia used to cause. I know it runs at mobile and not root now so it’s safer and easier. Years of habit I guess haha

      • Mark S

        Been jailbreaking mine since os1 which is really back in the day.

      • zoLa siWisa

        Same here from ZiPhone 🙂

  • this is a very pointless tweak. No I don’t want a colored screen when a tweak install takes less than a minute.
    A useful in-Cydia tweak would be the ability to play tetris as a tweak is installed.

    • Digitalfeind

      Yes because in the time it takes a tweak to install you’ll be on you’re third piece and oh, time to restart/reboot. Tetris while a tweak installs is even more useless than your claims of this tweak.

      • I prefer playing something than staring at a screen with a different color other than black.

      • Sketch

        Ahhhh but but what if it was tweak that lets you play tetris AND saves your progress every time so every time you install a tweak you continue where you left off….MIND BLOWN!!!

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Working on prototype now.

  • No news bout the data leak yet?

  • Spencer McShan

    what tweak does he use for his status bar??

    • jhong

      should be Protean(to rearrange the icons) and Android Solid (Theme)

    • Behrad

      Its like my statusbar : protean for move the signs and android solid for the signal and wifi sign

  • Behrad

    Please tel me a tweak for ios 6 keyboard on iphone 6 ios 8.4 … Classickeys doesnt work

  • David Hvilivitzki

    I’m sorry but is anyone else getting “host I reachable” in Cydia?
    Both my iPhone 4s on 8.4 and my iPhone 6 on 8.3


  • af0erster31

    I would like to see the installation screen white – what color code is it?

  • How do you enter a colour? Is it Hex code? RGB? Names?

    When I saw this tweak in Cydia this morning, I admit; I was expecting a little more. Definitely room for improvement but not bad for V1

  • Tony Younes

    it’s really good. I like it

  • Mark S

    Sorry but those two results look horrible. Too much eye strain with white text.

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