The best jailbreak tweaks of 2015

By , Dec 28, 2015

Best tweaks of 2015

Every year we do a post highlighting some of the best tweaks of the year, and 2015 is no different. While we didn’t see a ton of innovative tweaks like we have in years past, this year still saw plenty of good tweak releases. What tweaks made our must-download list of 2015? Have a look at the following post for the answer…

Best jailbreak tweaks of 2015 video

Here are the qualification rules for the eligible tweaks:

  • The tweak must have been released in 2015. Tweaks that are simply updates to previously released tweaks older than 2015 are disqualified.
  • The tweak must have been updated for the latest iOS 9 jailbreak. Tweaks that are iOS 8.x-only are disqualified.

The following list is in no particular order. At the bottom of the page, you will see our pick for our 2015 jailbreak tweak of the year.

Seng

Seng is an Auxo 3-inspired tweak that does Auxo better than Auxo. It features tons of options, and easy-to-use preferences that require no resprings. My favorite thing about Seng is the dynamic Multi Center, in which the App Switcher cards dynamically change size depending on how many items are in the top and bottom Control Center areas.

Forcy

It’s simple. Forcy lets older jailbroken iOS devices emulate 3D Touch.

igSpeedster

Multiple Instagram accounts on a Single device? igSpeedster not only makes that possible, but it makes it easy.

OneHandWizard

OneHandWizard makes it easier to use the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with a single hand. It sizes down the interface via a simple Home button gesture for easy access to the entire iOS interface.

Auxo Legacy Edition

It’s arguably the best version of Auxo available, and it was co-created with Ryan Petrich. To me, it’s definitely a better version of Auxo than Auxo 3 for iOS 9.

RecordPause

This is a tweak that lets you pause video recordings and resume them right where you left off. Very handy for people who take lots of videos, and brings a whole new level of creativity to the table.

SwipeForMore

SwipeForMore lets you perform tasks in Cydia much faster than before. When Cydia “opened up” back in the summer, it allowed for a new class of jailbreak tweaks that modified Cydia itself. It resulted in great releases like SwipeForMore, which made managing multiple package installation, uninstallation, and queuing a lot easier than before.

Read our full review of SwipeForMore

Price: Free

Flash

Flash displays a handy flashlight shortcut in the bottom left-hand corner of the Lock screen whenever you’re in a dark room. If you’re a heavy flashlight user, it’s a great tweak to have. It’s also been updated with light sensitivity options as suggested in our review.

Combination Lock

Combination Lock replaces the Lock screen passcode with an awesome-looking old school combination lock interface. It’s one of the most original Lock screen security solutions that we’ve seen. It’s not perfect, but it’s free to try.

Andrios

Andrios brings an Android-inspired experience to iOS. It comes with a ton of different features. The sheer breadth of this tweak is what makes it so impressive. Customizations touch the Home screen icons, the Music app with mini player, the browser, widgets, search, and more.

Read our full Andrios review

Price: $3.99

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OneHandWizard

It’s not necessarily for everyone, but OneHandWizard was not only a truly innovative tweak, but it was also truly useful in real world scenarios. It’s one tweak that I continued to use often well after my review, and it’s a tweak that I think that even people who aren’t fans of jailbreaking would consider jailbreaking for.

OneHandWizard is just a solid tweak with a solid premise. It makes using larger iPhones so much easier, and it features lots of customization options and activation options. More importantly, the tweak had a quick update turnaround time for the iOS 9 jailbreak, and that sort of thing really matters for paid tweaks.

Not only is OneHandWizard fun to use, but it’s also extremely practical for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus owners. If you’re jailbroken and own a larger device, it’s an absolute must-try in my opinion. It easily wins my 2015 tweak of the year honors.

What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree? Sound off with your opinions down below in the comments.

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  • therealjjohnson

    One hand wizard? The best? Hmm…

    • Merman123

      I lol’d

    • You don’t agree, I assume? Why?

      • therealjjohnson

        When thinking of best jailbreak tweaks, I think across all devices. This is a cool tweak and but it doesn’t impact all devices…really just iPhone 6 Plus. Wouldn’t think of using this on an iPhone 4, 5, iPad mini, iPad etc.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I also agree. One Hand Wizard only helps a limited number of people. Seng is not an old tweak but could be considered as such as it is a rip off. Androius and forcy are borrowed. Everything else is basic. This was a bad year for jailbreak. The only kinda innovative tweak is flash. Flash is an awesome tweak that brought something truly “new” to the table. For that I nominate Flah tweak of the year.

    • Damian

      Obviously there are tons of better and more usuefull tweaks but those tweaks are just updates from previous year releases. I think Jeff simply chose OneHandWizard based on the novelty of the tweak. Tweaks like Tage and Auxo were In Spotlight years ago and now it is time for new tweaks to shine.

  • DopamineAddicted

    9.2 Jailbreak please

    • Waldemar Sinicki

      never 🙂

  • Aurelio Bautista

    Excellent selection of tweaks. There is one that I used but it wasn`t updated for iOS 9: LockSpeed.

  • Wood1030

    Although I don’t use any of the “best tweaks” listed, i can certainly see the benifit and usefullness of OneHandWizard…but I don’t have a +, just a – (lol)

    But what I would agree with, Jeff, your statement…”More importantly, the tweak had a quick update turnaround time for the iOS 9 jailbreak, and that sort of thing really matters for paid tweaks.” is to me, one of the most important things any devoloper can offer to paid users. Nothing is more frustrating than paying for tweaks only to have them rendered useless or non-functioning after an iOS update (and re-jailbreak).

    I go through my list of paid tweaks in Cydia that are just sitting there, not updated and not working, like a nice piece of clothing that you have to discard and regret purchasing in the first place cause you gained or lost 10lb’s…frustrating!

    It’s no wonder there are pirate repos out there, (not that I condone that) but it makes buying tweaks something of a hesitated venture to me now.

    • Thank you for the thoughtful comment. Yes, I agree with your clothing analogy BTW.

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    iOS 8.x only tweaks are disqualified? Even though 2015 was mostly iOS 8 based (from January to September)?

    • Yes. Most people aren’t running iOS 8. So what if there’s a tweak on this list that’s iOS 8-only that they want to try? Also, it shows a lack of commitment from the developer. Both sound reasons for disqualification if you ask me.

      • Wood1030

        As much as I love jailbreaking my iDevices, purchasing tweaks/apps from Cydia is the only downside I can think of to having a JB’d device. How many App Store apps can you think of that aren’t carried over from iOS version x. to the next update?

        Only JB tweaks don’t seem to be bound to the same standards.

        I understand that there are technical hoops to jump through for devs to get their products working for every iteration of the newest JB and I absolutely appreciate the effort involved to making their ingenuity and imagination work to pay the bills but sometimes I think they are either just getting lazy or they’re taking the cash grab and moving on.

      • Apple is effectively killing the jb off with all these updates. Even tho we continue to jb it’s being seen as more tedious now and not even worth it to have to keep recoding so often. My main phone isn’t jailbroken right now and with side loading back its not that big a deal to me. Only app I truly miss is videopane which I feel may be available for iPhone 7. My second phone is jailbroken but I don’t have many tweaks on it admittedly and it runs a lot slower.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Why about that one huge multitasking tweak of tons of people worked on? It was a one night stand. It was awesome, but I hardly got to use it. All the code has been wasted. They will probably release an update this September……

  • James Bond

    I agree Jeff but photos live was one of the best tweak of last year. It runs so natively on older devices. Although it hasn’t been updated or developer didn’t care about comment on that but was a great tweak for my 5c.

    Activator is also having lots of new features with every update. Love you Ryan.
    Miss you MultiPlexer:(

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      I know that is the biggest shortest lived tweak I have ever heard of. I want it back!!!

  • Jeff, what about these:

    Notification Killer
    Shortcuts
    Eclipse 3

  • andiebrust

    Flash? Really? For an icon on the lock screen…? Use an activator setting for it (Long volume up for instance…).

    • A slow year my dude.

      • andiebrust

        Not entirely tbh. Found some nice things around here. Just don´t get this flash thing. But might be me. If it is helpful for others very fine by me. 🙂
        PS: Happy new year all around 😉

  • Sleetui

    Auxo LE? You sure? That tweak is buggy. Everything else is fine.