Activator 1.9.6 Public

Hot on the heels of the earlier initial beta release of Activator for iOS 9, Ryan Petrich has just dropped the public release of Activator 1.9.6. As you might expect, this release adds several new options and iPhone 6s-centric features to the popular tweak. Activator for iOS 9 is now available for download via the BigBoss repo. Check out the rest of this post for the full change log.

3D Touch Activator Gesture

The new iPhone 6s gets 3D Touch gesture options

Activator 1.9.6 beta 2 change log

  • Support iOS 9
  • Add support for shortcut actions on iOS 9
  • Add custom 3D Touch icon events on compatible 3D Touch devices
  • Support multi-touch events on iOS 9
  • Fix case open/close events being swapped on iOS 8+
  • Fix black status bar as app is launching on iOS 8+
  • Add system power down view action
  • Adjust naming of custom actions/events to “Build”
  • Add launch playing app action
  • Only remedy corrupt Today/Tomorrow notification settings upon install
  • Update Localizations

With the new 3D Touch gesture, you can really do some interesting stuff. For example, I created a gesture that toggles Low Power Mode whenever I 3D Touch the Settings app icon. It’s by far one of the quickest ways to toggle Low Power Mode, and shows the power of 3D Touch + Activator.

3D Touch

Enabling Low Power Mode with 3D Touch gesture

Along with the new 3D Touch gestures, there’s also the new Application Shortcuts that we posted about earlier. These allow you to create deep linked actions to apps using Activator.

Needless to say, Activator is a super-useful app with a powerful subset of features. It’s up to you to take advantage of all it has to offer, but my Low Power Mode example is a good starting point.

What do you think?

  • Chris

    The man is a legend, always works quickly to make what I consider the most essential tweak, even better.

    The new build work flow also makes it far easier to distinguish between gestures.

    • Feivl

      Hey Chris, I just can’t find the slide in gestures in activator. Do you know where I can find them? Worked so nice with lastapp. Thanks for your help!

  • Neel Parikh

    @jeff on my iPhone 5s Activator leaves one centimetre Top and Bottom of the screen Black. Is this normal?

    • Plistumichu

      Same here. I thought it was just me. iPhone 5s

    • Dhruv

      same here 🙁

  • Jake Platt

    YES. This is exactly why we jailbreak

  • Gui

    When I installed the Activator tweak it just crashed all my apps, I can`t open any app, please someone help!!

    • walter borquez

      That happened to me and my problem was NoSlowAnimations.

    • Uninstall Activator.

      • aRe_MenT

        how to Uninstall Activator seen everything cannot open.

      • Gui

        Exactly that’s the problem, I can’t do anything because my apps don’t open, including cydia. I think i need to restore my iPhone 6 again.

      • MrJohnBlaze

        Have u tried rebooting while holding down the volume up key then trying to open Cydia

      • aRe_MenT

        Already try still cannot open any apps..Basically when try to off phone it will on back automatically..so cannot use the volume up button to enter safe mode..

      • Gui

        same for me here 🙁

      • aRe_MenT

        Last choice is restore back..Anyone have solution for this problem..

      • Gui

        Now it worked for me, I turn off my iPhone by pressing the home and power button. then it didn’t turn on automatically. Then I turn on and my phone while pressing the volume up, then in the safe mode I deleted the Activator.

      • MrJohnBlaze

        I was about to say dfu mode with or without the lightening cable u shouldn’t need to restore the phone I had this problem when I installed untetheredheysiri

      • Aber1Kanobee

        you can try reinstalling PreferenceLoader and Cydia Substrate

      • FrustratedInJapan

        Happened to me too…
        Here’s to get back up without restore:
        1. Hold Power and Home until it turns off (several seconds). Let go of everything when it turns black!
        2. Hold the UP Volume Key while using Power to turn on again
        3. Keep holding the UP Volume key…
        4. Just when you think you can’t hold it anymore, it will boot up normally, but without any Cydia stuff initiated
        5. Go into Cydia and uninstall Activator like you normally would

        I think the problem here is actually the “Flipswitch” app that gets installed at the same time. We’ll have to wait until an update hits for this issue…

    • Alberto Espinal

      If you restore again install this tweaks: Forcy and Shorcuts, and I’m gonna tell you why: this incident happened to me too with a tweak that I installed, Cydia was crashing when I tried to open it so I couldn’t uninstall the tweak so I tried the reboot with the volume up procedure and didn’t work so it made me restore my iPhone again (what a pain). So the tweak “Shortcuts” has the toggle of Safe Mode. Now I’m not afraid to install any tweak! But as soon as you restore do this before any tweak!

      • Arturo Polanco

        how did u add those options to the settings app? thank you

      • Alberto Espinal

        The tweak is called Shortcuts

      • Gui

        Thanks, I will install it 🙂

      • Tekusbanny

        Does this tweak work on iPhone 6 plus?

  • Oscar

    I can’t find a 3-D touch option

  • Alberto Espinal

    Your opinion is 100% valid! But damn being able to have any toggles in Control Center like mute, vibrate on silent/ring, etc. toggles in Settings. Virtual Home, ExKey (5 row keyboard), and the list goes on and on. If Apple could just do this little details no one would have to jailbreak, they are getting close but takes them baby steps for such insignificant things! But like I said I was just like you lately (I wasn’t even excited when I heard that there was a jailbreak again) but just the fact that I have to take so many steps to just toggle off vibrate on silent/ring.

    • Agreed. I don’t *need* to jailbreak, but I do, for these small, but big(if you get what I mean) things.

    • jgr627

      I feel your pain, I wasn’t excited for this jailbrake or the one before or any! I use to jailbrake in the earlier years when it was new and cool lol. Times have changed and now I prefer having my device running the latest greatest cleanest iOS that’s available. Jailbraking opens your system up that’s confirmed! So regardless of how cool these little tiny tweaks are, security is more important. Stock iOS will eventually incorporate it so why even risk yourself? Come back the light my friend, darkness isn’t worth it! Lol

  • This is BIG!

  • Tekusbanny

    That is a good news
    waiting for virtualHome and Springtomize

    • Ashymer

      Virtual Home already on beta you can try it works like a charm search for developer beta repo

  • VWH

    I hate Activator. It has given me more forced restores than any other tweak over the years. If a tweak requires it I don’t bother.

    • Ron G

      Same. Too much trouble than its worth IMO

  • Delis Encarnacion

    Was the tweak pulled? Can’t seem to find it on his repo :/

    • Tekusbanny

      you don’t need his repo
      it is released for the general public
      it is still in cydia

  • Ron G

    Activator has always been buggy for me. It also caused battery drain on my 6. I know some people swear by it but I never saw the need for it.

    • Tekusbanny

      Activator by itself, it is not buggy
      But it doesn’t play well with a lot of tweaks

  • JaeM1llz

    Until a new exploit is discovered and a tweak is released immediately for jailbreak users and you are stuck waiting for Apple to patch it.

  • ready1take1

    Slide in gestures are not working in the current activator

    • go

      The same is true for slide out gestures…

  • Aber1Kanobee

    If anyone is having a problem installing Activator, you might try this: After installing, it might take a while for your phone to reboot; additionally, you will notice the old (black) Activator icon on your springboard. Open Cydia and reinstall PreferenceLoader, Cydia Substrate and Substrate Safe Mode. Upon respring, your phone should boot quickly/normal and the new Activator Icon (White/Light colored) will replace the (old) black Activator icon. All should work fine after reinstalling those 3 apps. (might not need to reinstall all three, but it wont hurt and i never tested each individually). Hope this helps (at least until the issue is resolved in future updates) some having issues; as I’ve had no issues after executing the reinstalls.

  • tvbi

    touch ID touch doesn’t work after sleep.

  • Paul Lugo

    i instal de tweak doubletaptosleep and it doesnt work… know why?