BreadCrumbArrow: a new jailbreak tweak that removes back-to-app text in the status bar

By , Nov 2, 2015

BreadCrumbArrow Screenshot

iOS 9’s new back-to-app feature, which places a handy link in the upper left hand corner of the status bar to venture back to a prior used app, is a wonderful new feature. But not everyone is thrilled over the fact that it truncates that normal information contained within the status bar, effectively hiding the cellular data signal and carrier name, and other information in the process.

BreadCrumbArrow is a brand new jailbreak tweak that aims to modify the back-to-app links in such a way that they still display the iPhone’s cellular data information. Instead of the name of the app, only the small arrow resides in the upper left-corner of the status bar as a means to link back to the original app.

BreadcrumbArrow

Here is a before and after comparison of the status bar’s back to app link. On the left side you’ll see the standard back-to-app link, and on the right side you see the link with BreadCrumbArrow installed. Notice how all of the text is removed sans the left-pointing arrow, which leaves room for the cellular data and Wi-Fi information.

BreadCrumbArrow is a free jailbreak tweak, and it’s available right now on the BigBoss repo. Leave your thoughts about the tweak down below in the comments, and also, be sure to check out some of the other breadcrumb-oriented tweaks below.

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  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Genius 🙂

  • Chris

    Hopefully Protean gets an update soon with breadcrumb support, currently it just hides this tweak altogether.

  • People bitched about not having a back button, Apple implements this, and now people want to hide it. WTF is wrong with you people?

    • Unless it’s the same exact ppl who wanted it now complaining, I don’t see the issue. It’s common for ppl to have differing opinions.

    • Toon

      yeah right… its crazy

  • Ninja

    Any tweak to get front camera flash on iOS 9? FrontFlash doesn’t seem to work

    • Alberto Espinal

      There’s an app in the AppStore that does that but don’t remember the name, I had it once and I think it was Sebastian Page that recommended it!

    • Alberto Espinal

      I got it it’s called SelfieX

  • KorensLi

    Good tweak for Apple Watch:
    Always forward watchOS notifications

  • James Wheeler

    They should implement the app icon next to the arrow, (preferably a status bar style icon). Or provide a way to have the text fade backwards and forwards between the app name and cellular info…

    • I like the fading idea, but for now I just go to Notification Centre temporarily to see signal.

      • James Wheeler

        Thanks. That’s a great tip. I hadnt noticed

  • Aviad Rosenfeld

    what is the screenshot we are seeing?
    is that an app?

    • The new YouTube app.

      • Aviad Rosenfeld

        oh
        strange that its blue…
        thanks!

  • Noohar

    Charge your phone Jeff lol

  • Toon

    the back to tweak is great ?? don’t understand that someone wants to get rid of it