How to add a progress bar to the respring screen on jailbroken devices

By , Jan 3, 2016


RespringProgress is a new jailbreak tweak from Ethan Arbuckle that places a progress bar on the respring screen. This is the same black screen where the white Apple logo resides after performing a respring post jailbreak tweak install, or after invoking respring-oriented jailbreak tweaks. Have a look at our GIF animation to see how it looks in action.


Once installed, RespringProgress begins working immediately. I should note that the tweak is iOS 9-only, so those jailbroken on older iOS versions need not apply. That said, it does work on jailbroken iPads running iOS 9 as well.

RespringProgress doesn’t really lend many advantages, as it’s more of a visual tweak than one that actually provides tangible benefits. That said, it is a nice addition to an otherwise boring respring screen. The tweak is also capable of displaying a status bar deep into the reboot process after loading the necessary daemons.

You can find RespringProgress on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. What do you think about it?

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  • Morgan Freeman

    Holy crap… a buck for an app that loads a fake loading bar? Re-spring on my iPhone 6 takes less than 10 seconds, if even that long.

    • It’s not a fake animation, the progress bar moves depending on which parts of SpringBoard are loaded into memory. But given how quickly this happens, I’m not sure exactly how useful this tweak would be.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Lmao they are charging .99 for this?!?

  • Uncle Bob

    Finally, I can start to use tweaks again. I stopped as I was
    getting lost in those few seconds that the phone would respring.

    It should be $99 for how much this will help us all.

    I once was lost but now am found.

    • Hi

      How does it help?
      It only shows respring progress.

      • Uncle Bob

        There is no helping you.

      • Hi

        So true lol.

      • Arjan Vlek

        It helps you when you know what sarcasm means…

  • J™

    Tweak of the year!

  • Mark S

    99 cents for a completely worthless program.

  • I’m sorry but this is not worth a buck. I feel like developers now just care about getting money. I understand that it takes time to create these tweaks but this should be free.

  • I’m sorry but this is not worth $0.99. I feel like developers now just care about getting money. I understand that it takes time to create these tweaks but this should be free.

  • Manuel Molina

    Are we still in a recession? It must be tough out there if you have to charge people for a GIF.

  • Jordan Lewis

    For those that think this should be free.

    If the developer put time and effort into something, he/she has the right to price it as they want, it’s up to the people to decide whether or not they want to buy it.

    If you want it for free, go ahead and make it for yourself and release it for free. While you’re at it, go tell your boss that you’re willing to work for 2 hours for free. That’s what you’re saying when you say it should be free, since this tweak has no way of generating revenue other than charging for it, unless you want an ad banner on your lock screen.

    Don’t take a developer’s work for granted, simple things can take time to implement.

  • tariq

    And im totally starting to lose hope for 9.2 JB:/

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    This should’ve been an April fools joke. $0.99 for a fake respring bar.

  • Morgan Freeman

    Fair enough. But still…