The jailbreak community has been pretty unpredictable lately; just as you begin to think Cydia is going through a lull, developers surprise you with a bevy of fun and useful new releases.
In this piece, we’ll discuss all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released throughout the week, starting with our favorites. We’ll outline the rest of them afterwards.
Our favorite releases this week
ColorGram – $1.49
ColorGram is a pretty cool jailbreak tweak for those of you that use the Instagram app, as it lets you configure custom color schemes for the app’s UI.
You can customize the color of the background, the color of the tab buttons, and several other elements in the app to get rid of the bland black and white interface.
Although there is a bit of work involved in colorizing each and every individual feature, the end result could be worth it, as it can look more visually appealing.
To learn more about how ColorGram works, check out our full review.
HUDPlayer – FREE
HUDPlayer is a tweak that replaces the ugly volume HUD in iOS with a banner notification-style interface with better aesthetics and additional information.
In addition to showing the volume level, it will also display metadata about the Now Playing media, as well as album artwork.
More importantly, HUDPlayer’s banner notification-style volume HUD is significantly less intrusive than stock, as it doesn’t pop up in the center of the screen and get in the way of everything you’re trying to look at. That said, it’s great for watching videos.
You can read our full review of HUDPlayer to learn more about how it works and what it can do.
Other releases this week
Accelerated Home Button: Increases the responsiveness of your Home button by removing the delay (free – review)
Coco: Lets you set custom Do Not Disturb rules on a per-app basis on iOS 9 devices (free)
CCQuick Pro X for iOS 10: New shortcuts and options for Control Center ($2.99 – review)
FancyNC: Thins out your notification banners for a more minimalist look and feel (free – review)
FolderAutoClose 10: Closes out of your folders automatically after launching an enclosed app (free – review)
No Date Today: Hides the date from the Today view (free – review)
NoLowStorage: Prevents the “Low Storage” alert from coming up on your jailbroken device (free)
NoMoreFBStories: Keeps the swipe cam from Facebook Stories from appearing in the Facebook app (free)
NoTime: Removes the Today view and Spotlight anywhere you want (free)
RedditOpensLinksInNarwhal: Forces Reddit links in Safari to open in the Narwhal Reddit client (free)
SafaReaderFullScroll: Adds a slew of new functional features to the Safari app (free – review)
Sparkasse4JB: Removes jailbreak detection from the Sparkasse app (free)
Spotlife: Replaces the Today views on the Home screen and Lock screen with Spotlight, like in iOS 9 (free – review)
Although that wraps things up for this week in jailbreaking, there’s no telling what next week might bring. To find out, stay tuned to iDB throughout the week as we cover the most interesting jailbreak pieces on a daily basis.
For more of the best jailbreak tweaks, be sure to look over last week’s roundup just in case you might’ve missed anything special, and don’t forget to also check out the following specialized roundups:
- The best jailbreak tweaks to use with iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app in iOS 10
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release this week? Share in the comments section below!