Notifications10 brings iOS 10 style notification banners to jailbroken devices

By , Nov 24, 2016

Notifications10 Banner

A ton of people are sticking with their jailbroken iOS 9 devices, but are drooling over the new features and interface changes in iOS 10. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Notifications10 can help bring some of the iOS 10 look and feel to your jailbroken iPhone.

Notifications10, as the name suggests, brings iOS 10-style notification bubbles and banners to your jailbroken iOS 9 device.

The new look and feel, which makes the banner look more bubbly with a bright title bar, will be seen universally throughout iOS. This includes the Lock screen, Notification Center, and even when a banner notification pops up while you’re on the Home screen or in an app.

As shown above, you can swipe to the right on a notification and you’ll get the same options you would see on an iOS 10 device, including the clear button for dismissing the notification and a button for replying when it’s relevant.

The same visual effects are applied to your Notification Center widgets:

Notifications10 Notification Center

Now one thing I want to clear up right off the bat is I was testing this tweak on an iPhone 5s. The tweak is made to look better on larger displays of 4.7 inches and larger, so things look a little crowded on the puny 4-inch display.

Overcoming that difficulty, you can still get the gist of how the tweak works. The title bars are made brighter and the entire widgets themselves are given the bubbly look like they have in iOS 10’s Notification Center.

When you install Notifications10, what you see is what you get, as the tweak has no options to configure. Overall, it’s a decent (but not perfect) iOS 10 notification experience mock up for jailbroken devices.

If you’re interested in giving the tweak a try, you can download it today from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $0.99. iOS 9 is required to download and install the tweak.

Note: Since the tweak is made for larger displays, we don’t recommend it on the iPhone 5, 5s, or SE. It’s intended for the iPhone 6/6 Plus and later. Installing the tweak on the smaller-screened device won’t look as nice.

What are your thoughts on the attempt to port iOS 10-style notifications over to jailbroken iOS 9 devices? Share in the comments!

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  • Chris Ryan

    doesn’t play nice with NCGroup tweak, lots of crashes on v1.02, but latest update is stable

    • T. Allen

      NOT AT ALL. I don’t NCGroup and it crashes my phone immediately

      • Diego Milano

        I can’t even find NCGroup (or any variations of the name) on the BigBoss repo.
        What devices are you both on?

      • Poporopo00

        NCGroup is the best thing for Notification Center!!!

        Is on julioverne’s repo

      • Diego Milano

        Is it similar to NCFold by chance? I tried looking up a video of it last night but the ones I saw weren’t very detailed. I don’t understand what it does.

  • Mr.DnQ

    Might be off topic but there’s a working jailbraek for 10.1.1. FYI 🙂

    • T. Allen

      I haven’t seen nor heard of one

      • Diego Milano

        Same here, nothing on Pangu’s or Taig’s sites. I’d be extremely surprised if someone dared to burn some iOS 10 exploits now that iOS 10.2 is around the corner, that’d be stupid to do.

      • T. Allen

        RIGHT!! Stupid as hell.

    • Y2J: Keeper of the List

      Oh yeah, buddy? I’m sure..

  • Diego Milano

    Is it just me or the new iOS 10 notification bubbles just look out of context from a design standpoint? It’s like they don’t fit with the rest of the design, they are just too… I dunno.

    • T. Allen

      I definitely think they could have done better with them. I have iOS 10 on my work phone and I get notifications on it. I see the direction they’re trying to go with it but I suppose they didn’t want to just go all the way with “borrowing” from the jailbreak community.

      • Diego Milano

        Any suggestions on how to improve notifications on iOS 9 via jailbreak? Honestly the ones I’ve seen around never added anything appealing to my eyes. When I tested the watchOS-inspired bubbles on iOS, I didn’t like them. Maybe it’s just about getting used to these things?
        I still feel somewhat nostalgic when I look at iOS 6. 🙂

  • James Branham

    Crashes to safe mode on i6plus when I get a notification banner in an open app.

  • CD Mojo

    So Anthony is pretty adamant to not use this on a 4″ device which is disappointing to me since I wanted to install on my iPod. I wish he was more descriptive or had a screenshot of how it looks because I might be able to deal with a “crowded” appearance but if, say, the edges of the notifications are cut off then I wouldn’t like that. Also no mention if it works on iPad? I’d install it on my Mini as well…

  • Safe mode immediately after respring
    Maybe incompatible with some tweaks