One of the most popular ways to customize your iOS device is the Springtomize tweak. With the ability to drastically modify the UI, Springtomize allows for modifications like the number of dock icons, status bar clean up, animation changes, and, my personal favorite, icon label manipulation. I absolutely hate icon labels and for several iOS generations, Springtomize saved the day.
There are a lot of questions about when the tweak will be available for the recently jailbroken iOS 9. I was able to chat with the Springtomize developer, Filippo Bigarella, this afternoon.
Springtomize 3 update
Most importantly, Filippo will no longer be directly working on the Tweak himself. As the original developer, of course he best understands the underlying code base and will provide oversight for the update. Although, he mentioned to me, the update is in good hands. According to Filippo, a close developer friend and friend of the jailbreak community is now responsible for the code.
Filippo is taking a break on the Springtomize project to pursue studies at his university and has other commitments that are preventing him from participating in current tweak development.
Filippo mentioned the tweak will remain in its current third generation state, with the forthcoming release providing a compatibility update to Springtomize 3 for iOS 9. No additional features are expected to make an appearance. However, in its current state, the tweak is highly robust. For a full break down of features, read Jeff’s complete review or watch the most recent video above, highlighting previous iOS 8 compatibility.
Springtomize 3 for iOS 9 is expected to release within the next few weeks and the current developer’s name is intentionally omitted to provide the solace needed for such an undertaking. The update will be free to those who already own the tweak and a $2.99 download for first time users, via the Bigboss repo.
Naturally, stay in touch with iDB, as we will let everyone know when the update is ready for download. For complete instructions on jailbreaking iOS 9, be sure to follow iDB’s dedicated tutorial. Once jailbroken, check out the crowd sourced list that is compiling updated tweaks.