Aeternum Hives 2

Aeternum is a jailbreak tweak that debuted last year, which brought an Apple Watch-inspired interface to the iPhone. Aeternum Hives is a new tweak based on Aeternum that takes the idea to the next level.

If you’ve dreamed of a folder-less Home screen setup with easy to view and easy to launch apps, then Aeternum Hives is going to be right up your alley. I was able to snag an early preview copy of the tweak, and I’d like to show it off to you via our hands-on video walkthrough.

Once Aeternum Hives is installed, it starts working immediately. You’ll notice a completely redesigned Home screen that looks nothing like the stock iOS Home screen. Instead, it’s much more akin to the Home screen found on the Apple Watch.

The “Hives” part of the equation refers to the tweak’s groups of up to 7 apps. There’s one central app in the middle of a hive, and up to six additional apps surrounding the central app. Hives can be quickly zoomed into with a single tap, and another tap allows you to zoom out to view all hives at once. You can also use pinch to zoom gestures to zoom in and out of the interface.

The beauty of Aeternum Hives is that you can quickly view and manage all apps without the need for folders. It’s all right there in front of your eyes, with all of your apps being just a tap away.

Aeternum Hives is still a work in progress, but as you can see from the video, there are already many options and settings to configure. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this tweak, and let you know when it lands on Cydia. In the meantime, please share your thoughts on this remixed version of Aeternum down in the comment section below.

  • Merman123

    But I very much dislike the Apple Watch springboard …. :/

    • SpiritOfLogic

      Try it out yourself – with hives it works much better IMHO

      • Sean

        I really love this . How long before you submit it to Cydia? I am a also a former Aeternum user , but I had to go back to using folders because it wasn’t quick enough for me. The whole horrible idea is way cooler than using folders, but I am also wondering if there will be an allowance for a dock. Who knows I may not even need a dock. Will there be enough paternity to have hives with in hives. So please hurry up On getting this one out. I can’t wait to show my no jailbreak in France work jailbreaking him really do.

      • DylanL-

        When will aeternum hives be released

  • AOGV

    yo this looks cold!!!!! and i assume 3D touch would work with this. maaaaaan i’d try out the beta right now!

    • SpiritOfLogic

      Working on the 3D touch support yea 😉

  • iDude

    i’m already used to my springboard and its actually the colorful icons that makes me stare at it more.. with this, it looks ’empty’. maybe if the icons are a bit bigger, same ratio as it has on apple watch then maybe i could give this guy a try

    • SpiritOfLogic

      I will add an option to customize the distance between hives as well as maybe the size of them. That should solve your problem. 🙂

      • Shaw

        Update iTouchSecure please. Also PhotoAlbums

  • Nicolaj

    Do we have to pay again if i bought Aeternum? And Can you download the beta now?

    • Robert

      Also want to know, i bought the previous Aeternum, by the way is it ios 9 compatible?

      • Jonatan Karter

        I just tried to work Aeternum and it booted my phone to safe mode. I don’t like hives, but loved the original! Hopefully that will be updated soon.

      • Gregg

        Released version booted me to safe mode when hives were turned off. Regretfully, deleted.

    • The developer said you’ll get a discount

      • antpaul311

        Good to know can’t wait fr this

  • DopamineAddicted

    Looks cool. I Want

  • Toshke

    This looks amazing! I sooooooo want this! Good work, SpiritOfLogic!!!!

  • DopamineAddicted

    Hey SpiritOfLogic when will you update iTouchSecure for iOS 9??? Thanks

    • Shaw

      Hope he will not charge a full price for people who already buy iTouchSecure iOS8.

  • Tko

    This is pretty cool actually. I opted not to get the original tweak because I prefer all my apps to be organized and in folders rather than filling my screen. The hives feature more or less fulfill that desire. I think I’ll check it out when it’s out of beta.

  • Giova

    Wich is the name of the theme in the video please??

    • zabrawn

      lmao what

    • I might be wrong but I believe it’s called ‘Stock iOS’ by the developer Apple. You can find it in the Cydia store every iOS firmware for free. It supports all versions of iOS.

    • jaysoncopes

      You would be referring to Aeternum Hives in iOS 9.

    • Gregg

      It’s called iIsSoClueless9

  • zabrawn


  • I can see this tweak being very useful if it can (or will in the future) automatically group apps depending on what category they are in the AppStore.

  • Ghani Pradita

    But why?
    Isn’t it harder to find your app?
    Seriously, I’m still don’t get why apple watch Springboard looks like that, it’s like you just throw all icons randomly :/
    Classic list view or grid icons still the best usability thought.

  • RobDigital413

    What tweak do you use for the circle apps mask

    • jaysoncopes

      That’s part of Aeternum Hives.

  • Ermek Djuzenov

    Jeff how did u make circle icons?

    • Jonatan Karter

      I used Icon Masks from Cydia.

  • Martynet

    doesn’t work for me… I have about 500 apps and folders works much better for me.

  • Solomon Adeyemi

    You can already arrange the old Aeterum into “hives”… But I like the ability to have more than 7 apps in a group or all my apps in a giant diamond… Please let that be a feature or update original Aeterum for ios9… Aeterum is the best!!

  • Slip Knot

    Does it work on ios 9.0.2 iphone 6+??