If you’ve been waiting for Ryan Petrich to release an update to Activator, you’ve not been alone. The good news is that Ryan has just updated his beta repo with an iOS 9 compatible version of Activator and RocketBootstrap.

Many of the tweaks available on Cydia require Activator as a prerequisite, so not having it meant a lot of tweaks were simply unusable. Now that Ryan has updated Activator with iOS 9 compatibility, many of those tweaks will function like they should.

To add the latest version of Activator to your jailbroken iOS 9 install, you’ll need to first add Ryan’s beta repo. His beta repo address is as follows:

To add the beta repo, open Cydia and tap Sources → Edit → Add, type in the repo address → Add Source.

Once you add the beta repo, you’ll see Activator 1.9.6 beta 2 for download.

Here is the fill change log for 1.9.6 beta 2:

  • Basic support for iOS 9
  • Add support for shortcut actions on iOS 9

The addition of shortcut actions is pretty cool. This allows you to use an Activator gesture to invoke a 3D Touch shortcut for the apps installed on your iPhone. For example, you can set up a triple press of the Home button gesture to invoke the Take Selfie shortcut action found in the stock Camera app. This basically allows you to access deep links within apps normally reserved for 3D Touch via quick Activator gestures—that’s awesome.

iOS 9 SHortcut Actions Activator

Obviously, this is just the start of Activator compatibility for iOS 9, so I’m sure Ryan has a lot of additional functionality that he plans on adding.

What do you think about the new beta and the new shortcut actions?

  • nonchalont

    Mad ups to Ryan. He’s a huge part of the jailbreak community. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Petrich.

    • diggitydang

      For such a core tweak, and the fact that it’s free is pretty awesome of him to always be updating it and remain committed to the community.

      • He’s seriously the best developer in all of the jailbreak community. I would even argue he has been just as important to continued jailbreak development, throughout the years & iOS(s), as Saurik has been.

  • Kree Terry

    is there a way to use activator to use the side switch on iPhones to enable and disable display rotation? or another tweak that enables it?

    • Thomas Hopkins

      Activator can enable do not disturb. But it can’t replicate moving the mute switch, and it obviously couldn’t move it for you as there is no motor for moving the switch. It could remind you to change it, though.

      • Morgan Freeman

        That’s not what he’s asking, Thomas. He wants activator to change what happens when he moves the switch manually. Just like on iPad, you can set the switch to enable/disable display rotation or leave it set to mute/ringer.

    • Andrew

      In theory, yes, Activator can do this, but I tried it before and it never worked for me, so YMMV. I want to say I saw a tweak a while ago that added this functionality, but I don’t know if that was actually a thing or not.

    • Unfortunately, the side switch on iPhones is locked to toggling mute mode only. It behaves differently to the switch on an iPad.

  • f96lrs

    little brother

    • Damian

      Would be nice to get rid of this dual view in settings app, and other apps that support it, drives me insane on iPhOne 6

  • titi

    is there any tweak when i am in house ( specific location ) cellular data network goes off and use just WiFi ?

    • Damian

      Activator does this when it is ready for ios9

    • al7oot

      I did that with activator. Once my iPhone connected to my home WiFi it will disable the 4G and vise versa

  • Mario Britten

    Somehow Flipswitch (Activator requires Flipswitch) isn’t compatible. It makes every app crash after installing. Any suggestions?

    • I figured this would be the case and the reason why I didn’t install it yet.

    • Skoven

      Activator works fine here… no crashing.

      • Mario Britten

        Dammit. Don’t wanna restore again :'(

      • What phone are you using?

      • Skoven

        iPhone 5


    noslowanimations isn’t compatible either

    • SpeedIntesifier is though

  • besrate hogsa

    Activator is always welcome
    Did you guys notice that, there is a new update for cydia substrate

  • Laughing5599

    Finger pinch isn’t working!!!

    • Chris

      It’s a beta, a number of gestures won’t with to begin with.

  • Rodolfo Aguiar

    I couldn’t open any app after installation! Tried to reboot but it got stuck on the apple logo. Restoring now… 🙁

    • Carlos

      Press the botton of the volume + while the iPhone turn on. Entry en Cydia and desinstall activator

      • Rodolfo Aguiar

        Tks for the tip but I was already restoring when I saw it…maybe next time…

      • Oh no! Everyone needs to utilize Cydia Substrate Safe Mode! It’ll save you hours of headaches and restoring.

  • Mounish MN

    i am not seeing activator in full screen is someone facing this issue


  • Leon Everett

    Installed and crashes every app. Restored twice after safe mode would not work. Not sure how anyone is using. Bummer

  • kickinghorse99

    I can’t live without Activator!! 😉

  • surr3a1

    The beta is not available at the moment… I updated everything but the available version that I see is 1.9.6 and not beta2

  • Born of Fire

    Activator is the main reason tthat i jailbreak

  • SingaporeIndian

    latest non beta activator breaks the flipswitch for ios 9 low power mode…downgrade back to beta version works

  • Vic Levanh

    Very sad all function not activated such as slide on the edge not work yet

    • Daniel Waske

      I was just gonna say the same thing. For example, I’d like to close apps by swiping up from the bottom left of the Display and activate the App Switcher by swiping up from the bottom right, but both gestures do not work 🙁

  • iPhoneWINS

    nothing is there and nothing Work’s

  • iPhoneWINS

    please update

  • Jonny

    where do you see the current version of installed apps?
    I didn’t add THAT repo, but appear to have the latest (iOS9) version of Activator, just saying