Coming soon after the release of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 on Wednesday, A3Tweaks has released an update for Apex 2 that introduces iOS 9 compatibility.

As one of several jailbreak tweaks created by the well-known jailbreak development group A3Tweaks, Apex allows users to hide Home screen icons by tucking them under other icons of a similar category, removing the need for excessive folders. A simple swipe will reveal the grouped apps, allowing them to be launched with a tap.

While it does still have some bugs, including an issue when invoking Apex on a docked icon when in landscape mode on a Plus-sized iPhone (not pictured here), the tweak should still do its job well on iOS 9 for the most part.

Apex 2 is one of many jailbreak tweaks available for iOS 9, as developers are quickly releasing compatibility fixes and new tweaks to take advantage of, as well as remove, iOS 9 features. If you have yet to jailbreak your iOS 9 device, our tutorial and walkthrough video will help you quickly and safely navigate the process. If you’re still on the fence about whether you should jailbreak or not, be sure to look over our pros and cons list.

iDB will keep you posted as more major tweaks are updated and released for iOS 9. If you’re a jailbreak developer with an iOS 9-compatible update or release, let me know about it by sending an email to timothy@idownloadblog.com.

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Is there any way to see old tweaks in order of latest released. Just jailbroke and want to see all the new tweaks. Can’t do :-(. This would be super handy. iDownlaodblog missed out on tweaks like Haptile, and Universal Touch. If it wasn’t for other companies I would never have been able to find these.

    • iDude

      go to cydiaupdates(dot)net

    • Linton Findlay

      There’s a tweak called show all changes that does the trick, it’s fairly new tweak

  • voi0131

    This version still does not fix the annoying bug that it kicks out the every updated apps from the stack….

    • That one always drove me crazy.

    • Morgan Freeman

      If you mean the stack comes up blank after the main app has been updated, do this- After the main app is updated, put the apps in wiggle mode.. doesn’t matter which one you press and hold for this. Then press home button to exit wiggle mode. Now your freshly updated app will show the stack when you swipe. Note- give it a second or two after they go wiggly jiggly before you press home or doing it too soon will reboot the phone into safe mode.

      • voi0131

        Except the problem you mentioned about the bug on main app, my mentioned problem is another bug that happens to those sub apps after update.

      • Morgan Freeman

        Oh, my mistake. I’m haven’t had any issues with updated sub-apps.

  • Briggamortis

    This with 3D touch.

    • Grant MacKenzie

      This sucks with 3D touch right now. (at least on my 6s) So for instance i have messages and email in the same group which both have 3D touch options. When I swipe to show the email app and force touch on it to quick check an inbox for missed messages it keeps bringing up the messages 3D touch options. Still needs some updating. But yes once thats fixed it’ll be a great tweak

      • A fix is definitely necessary for this. For right now I can’t put any frequently used apps with Quick Actions in stacks because they simply won’t work.

      • Grant MacKenzie

        Agreed, once a update to fix it itll be a nice addition.

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  • TheOneWhoAsks

    in bigboss repo? it says its not compatible with my device. (iPhone 6s)

  • Linton Findlay

    I jail broke both my iPad Air and my 6S plus. Wish I didn’t do my 6s plus, it’s made it seemingly laggy even without any tweaks, and there’s very few tweaks I actually use or need anymore. Hopefully development of stuff I never thought I would need comes soon. Feels it’s more necessary on iPad (currently using medusa)

    • Jdgg84

      You should try it without using a backup. Sometimes an old or bad backup files can cause this issue when using a jailbroken device as it stores the preferences from the old tweaks that were installed in the previous installation. I know this sounds like a lot of work but when you are talking device speed, its about performance, for me anyways. Hope this helps.