Activator receives a huge new update for iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s

By , Nov 29, 2015

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Activator, the staple jailbreak tweak relied on by many as a standalone release, and by tweak developers as a complementary component, has been updated to version 1.9.7. The update brings a boatload of new changes, features, and fixes to the fore, including support for taptic engine actions, 3D Touch events, and more. Needless to say, if you have a jailbroken iPhone 6s, then this update is for you.

Sadly, I had to restore my iPhone 6s before I could try this update out, but just look at the wealth of new features gained in version 1.9.7:

  • Add taptic engine actions
  • Add force touch events
  • Make vibration actions previewable
  • Allow home button action to be dispatched properly from inside a menu
  • Allow now playing app action to be used from the lock screen if apps are enabled at the lock screen
  • Use app icon for the now playing action
  • Allow listeners to set previews=1 in their Info.plist to automatically support previewing
  • Support call listeners for contacts that have phone numbers with weird non-breaking space characters
  • Mute the currently playing ringtone when volume down button is pressed
  • Support iPad’s new iOS 9 multitasking modes

And just to reiterate, that’s just a taste of the features and fixes that can be found in developer Ryan Petrich’s latest Activator update.

The update, which is free just like the tweak itself, comes in at 1.1MB in size, a significant chunk of code. If you’re jailbroken, especially if it’s an iPhone 6s, then it’s highly advisable to download and install the latest Activator update. If you do happen to try it, please drop us a line and share your experiences with the new actions and events.

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  • Rick Hart

    every time i install it my 6 goes into a boot loop. anybody having the same problem?

    • FrustratedInJapan

      Ruh roh – i was hoping that would be fixed for this update. I had the same problem with the last version too…

      • Rick Hart

        I haven’t tried this one yet. it works on my iPad air tho. haven’t figured what making it do it on my phone

      • iPhoneWINS

        me too

      • FrustratedInJapan

        No joy for me…. I had to use the new emergency safe mode (hold UP volume key during bootup) to get out of the boot loop. ARG!

    • Same issues I have always had with Activator and my 6s Plus. I have just come to expect Activator to never work for me and quite honestly, I barely ever used it anyway.

      • Rick Hart

        Adblocker2 is the problem

      • iPhoneWINS

        but i use Adblocker2 …. can’t the dave fix it?

      • Rick Hart

        I do too. I removed it activator working fine now! Emailed Ryan and the adblocker dev about hopefully they can get together and work it out

      • iPhoneWINS

        the problem is there are some tweaks that have activator as a damn dependency..

    • voi0131

      Try to remove AdBlocker2 if you installed.

      • Vincent Ho

        U r a genius. Thanks mate.

      • voi0131

        I struggled on this issue like u before : )

      • Rick Hart

        Thanks bro! That was the problem

      • FrustratedInJapan

        Thanks! That fixed it for me too… now i need an Ad Blocker…

    • iPhoneWINS

      but i use adblocker to block ads

  • Javiers

    I just got my 6s yesterday and it came with iOS 9.1 out of the box, I felt like crying. I’m gonna miss my JB.

    • Ryan

      i got mine replaced under warranty a few days ago, 9.1 out of the box. I NEED JAILBREAK!!

      • Javiers

        Yes! I had an iPhone 5s running on 9.0.2 JB I miss it more than anything.

  • Bosco

    3D Touch Screen Bottom Center – Couria quick compose

    3D Touch Screen Bottom Left – Back one page/close current app

    3D Touch Screen Bottom Right – Activate application switcher

    • nice.

    • Gregg

      Very nice! Which Activator action did you use for “back one page/close current app”? Can’t find it… 🙁

  • Vincent Ho

    I had the same problem on my 6 plus. After install and will stuck at respring.

  • Vincent Ho

    Same with me. After installing 6 plus cant respring.

  • Does it Matter?

    Anyone else having trouble activating 3D touch on lock screen? I mean when I deep press on lock screen its supposed to activate the live wallpaper thing but it does nothing. 3D touch works absolutely fine everywhere else. Any suggestions? (I tried downgrading Activator to 1.9.6, that didnt help)

    • Do you have Priority Hub installed? I used that tweak and have figured out it is that keeping me from using 3D Touch on my Lockscreen.

      • Does it Matter?

        No, I dont have that. I do have Appendix, Confero, Lylac, Shortcuts, Springtomize3, Tactful, Traverse among others but I feel its one of these tweaks that is causing the issue. I also had Cirdock installed and removed it because I thought that caused this issue but even after removing it, no luck.

      • Does it Matter?

        Oh Hang on! Its the Activator that causes this to happen… 3D touch on status bar on lock screen moves the wallpaper. Didn’t see that coming. Not a good update at all

    • Mark

      I had this problem a week or so ago. It was a problem with a tweak that I had installed to simplify the lock screen. I can’t remember what it was called. Have a look to see if you have any tweaks installed that alter your lock screen.

  • J™

    Great job Rpetrich.
    Activator is the reason I always jailbreak my iDevices.
    3D Touch works seamlessly on my 6s
    Hope to see more actions using 3D Touch soon

  • Jayy

    I would download it but I’ve seen one to many people in the comments talking about boot loops ect.. I have my 6s Plus perfectly how I want it, dont feel like remembering everything I did.

    • Rick Hart

      Make sure you don’t have Adblocker2 installed