Tweaks of the week

It has been yet a relatively quiet week for Cydia yet again, but there have still been some noteworthy jailbreak tweak releases that we’ve shown you throughout the week.

Since it’s Sunday again, we’ll go through a brief roundup of what’s new in Cydia as of this week. We’ll start by showing you our favorite releases this week, and then we’ll show you the rest of them.

Our favorite releases this week

SwitchHUD – FREE

SwitchHUD toggle between ringer and media volume with Activator

iOS has multiple types of volume switching built into it, but two of the most commonly used are media volume and ringer volume.

By default, iOS always changes your ringer volume when you press the volume up or volume down button, but the media volume can only be changed with the volume buttons when media is actually playing. SwitchHUD makes it super easy to toggle between the two with an Activator action of your choice so you can use the volume buttons for either volume setting.

The end result is that you don’t have to open Control Center just to change your iOS device’s media volume when media isn’t playing. This can help you get to a comfortable media volume with the volume buttons before it starts playing so you don’t blow an eardrum with headphones or speakers.

For more information on how this tweak works, you can read our full review.

SilentMessenger – $1.50

Facebook Messenger speed boost chat

When it comes to Facebook or Facebook Messenger, your privacy is very important.

Facebook doesn’t seem to mind publicizing everything about you, such as when you were last active, when you’re online, when you read messages, and when you’re typing messages to people. On the other hand, Facebook doesn’t provide any way for you to turn these features off, leaving you wide open to internet stalkers.

SilentMessenger provides an array of privacy options for Facebook and Facebook Messenger on any iOS 7 to iOS 9 device, and even includes a number of other functional feature improvements for the apps. With it, you can keep people from knowing every time you lift a finger in either of the Facebook apps.

For more information on how this tweak protects your privacy while you’re online, you can read our full review.

Other releases this week

AlwaysNightMode: Enables night mode in the Maps app 100% of the time (free – review)

BounceEffects: Gives your Home screen various bouncing effects (free)

FBLandscape: Hides information from the right side of the Facebook app in landscape on iPad (free)

FVideo: A Facebook video downloader for iOS (free)

Marquee: Enables auto-scrolling for longer folder titles (free – review)

Passregex: Makes your passcode use Regex, A.K.A. regular expression (free)

StreakNotify: Shows the amount of time there is left for Snapchat streaks (free)

That’s about it for this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, but if you’re still looking for something more, you can always look back at last week’s roundup in case you’ve missed anything.

  • Luke

    I want a jailbreeeeeeaaaak

    • Ghani Alta Pradita

      Me toooooooo

  • Arthur Salgado

    We still waiting… 🙁

  • Dale

    gets a little boring on the same jailbreak ios. Takes willpower to not upgrade….

  • 9to5Slavery

    Would you guys include encouragement of future opinions from already released tweaks in your post whether it works or stops? Like if there’s any issues please list below especially when posts about tweaks specially deserving their own article.

    • I honestly have no idea what you’re asking. Could you clarify?

      • 9to5Slavery

        .To announce to everyone because of the tweaks you post in article. Sometimes looking back at tweaks and some get upgraded but never talked about again. Or that they work and wouldn’t work with upgraded firmwares or clash with other tweaks. If you can request that future and current users express their opinion with some type of small log format. Sometimes developers don’t even respond and maybe here is also a good place other than reddit..

      • If you’re interested in leaving feedback on tweaks in the comments, I’m sure developers will see your feedback.

      • 9to5Slavery

        I know they would be, but i’m talking about the case that they do not. and crowd sourcing information encouraged by the person writing the article would make it even better place to discuss if encouraged that is.

      • 9to5Slavery

        If it is encouraged it in article I know that will be helpful too. Not just a read and forget type of thing. And updates rarely come in the most recent tweak about any tweaks. Only when firmware reaches the next big thing. I hope you guys can implement that. After all you’re blogging to be better than the other ones and improve your own blog right?

    • 9to5Slavery

      To announce to everyone because of the tweaks you post in article. Sometimes looking back at tweaks and some get upgraded but never talked about again. Or that they work and wouldn’t work with upgraded firmwares or clash with other tweaks. If you can request that future and current users express their opinion with some type of small log format. Sometimes developers don’t even respond and maybe here is also a good place other than reddit.

  • Jayy

    Thinking about installing Alwaysnightmode

    • It’s pretty cool. I like the color scheme a little bit more.

  • Luke Per

    Streak notify doesnt work for me 🙁