This tweak inverts the respring and reboot screen colors on your iPhone

By , Mar 24, 2016

Review InvertRespring invert the colors of the respring and reboot screen on iPhone

Typically, on any black-colored iOS device, the respring or reboot screen is going to be black with a white Apple logo; and conversely, any white-colored iOS device will have a white respring or reboot screen with a black Apple logo.

Although some people may like the small variance Apple has given their devices, others may like to have the option to switch it up for themselves.

For those people, a new jailbreak tweak called InvertRespring will invert the respring and reboot screen’s background and Apple logo colors to their opposites, and is now available for free in Cydia.

Inverting the respring and reboot screen colors

Respring and reboot screen colors on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads typically appear in the following fashions:

 

  • Black device: black background with white Apple logo
  • White device: white background with black Apple logo

 

InvertRespring is a tweak that is going to switch those up, so that you see this for your reboot and respring screens instead:

 

  • Black device: white background with black Apple logo
  • White device: black background with white Apple logo

 

Inverting the colors takes some getting used to, but it will make the display pop whenever you respring or reboot your device. It’s worth noting that this is purely a cosmetic effect, having no actual impact on the performance of the device or its features.

My thoughts on InvertRespring

The tweak offers a nice solution for those looking to switch things up, but it’s not really the first tweak to let you change the color of your respring screen. Another tweak called Boot Logo Customizer lets you go much more in-depth with colorization options for this screen, but it’s worth noting that you have to pay $1.00 for that tweak, while InvertRespring is a completely free download.

Because this is a cosmetic effect, that means it’s subjective to the opinions of everyone who uses their devices differently, and minimalists are going to care far less about changing how something looks than keeping the number of jailbreak tweaks on their devices to a minimum.

I’d like to point out that the tweak’s effects are immediate when respringing your device, but when you first reboot your device, you’ll see the original colors your device came with from the factory, and then shortly after, they’ll change to the inverted colors mid-reboot. Frankly, you’ll see the respring screen far more often than the reboot screen, so this most likely won’t cause much friction for the tweak’s users.

Wrapping up

InvertRespring, which is a free download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository, is a rather nice way to switch things up in a minimalistic way on your jailbroken iOS devices.

The developer notes that the tweak works on iOS 9.0 and later, and there aren’t any options to configure for the tweak; just install it and enjoy it as it was meant to be!

Also read: How to add a progress bar to the respring screen on jailbroken iOS devices

What are your thoughts on InvertRespring? Share in the comments!

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  • Matt

    Does it mess with system files? or is it totally substrate-based?

  • Gabriel Silva

    I dont get it. the artilcle starts by saying “Typically, on any black-colored iOS device, the respring or reboot screen is going to be black with a white Apple logo; and conversely, any white-colored iOS device will have a white respring or reboot screen with a black Apple logo.” but then… “White device: white background with black Apple logo; Black device: black background with white Apple logo”

    • The bullet points are summaries of what was stated earlier. There are two sets of bullet points; the first are what happen before you install the tweak and the second are what happen after you install the tweak.

      • Gabriel Silva

        Yes, I understand that but the first paragraph contradicts the first set of bullet points.

    • Peter Jilinski

      ta tudo certo leia de novo porra

  • rockdude094

    Works on 8.4?

    • The developer claims it works on iOS 9.0 or later, and I don’t have an iOS 8 device to test on. It may work, but I have no way to say it does or doesn’t. Someone else will have to chime in 🙁

      • I believe it has a dependency that prevents installing to 8.4.I could remove it and see if it works? Hopefully I would be able to remove it in No-Substrate Mode. But the tweak appears to work in Safe mode too. So I’ll have to boot my iPad Mini in safe mode and see if in fact this tweak still runs.

  • Stephen Kluthe

    Or you could just do a housing and screen swap like me and get it no jb required.

  • blu

    weird thing is my daughters (unjailbroken, never been jailbroken) White 4s has the black background/white apple.
    It has been like that since we bought it new.

    • Those (and original iPad Mini’s) never had the white screen for white devices.

      • blu

        Hmm, never knew that, I thought it started on the 4s.
        And I never noticed my wife’s white mini has the black screen, I just never paid attention to it.

      • Started with the iPhone 5 I believe. If you are jail-broken, there is a tweak that can reverse black to white, white to black. Or Grey even.

  • This is great, considering my iPad Mini only had a Black bootlogo in the first place. Now it has a white respring logo!

  • sg1969

    I guess it’s finally time to switch from Android to iOS