The week has been pretty slow for jailbreak tweaks in general, and as the week comes to an end, we ritualistically follow up with another roundup to tie up the loose ends.
In this piece, we’ll discuss our favorite jailbreak tweak releases in detail first, and then outline the rest of them afterwards.
Our favorite releases this week
LaunchInSafeMode – FREE
Because jailbreak tweak that modify third-party apps directly are becoming more common, there’s always room for error that could cause certain functions in a particular app to act spazzy.
Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called LaunchInSafeMode lets you launch apps from your Home screen while being unaffected by jailbreak tweaks. To do this, simply 3D Touch on the app from the Home screen and choose the Safe Mode option.
In doing so, you can find out whether a problem you’re having with an app is being caused by a tweak you’ve installed or something else.
You can learn more about how LaunchInSafeMode can be used in our full review.
Thumbtack – FREE
Chances are that you jot things down in the Notes app when you want to remember them, and it’s also likely that some of your notes are more important than others are.
If this is the case for you, then a tweak called Thumbtack could be incredibly useful, as it lets you pin important notes to the top of the Notes app.
Pinned notes are indicated by a little red thumbtack icon to the left of the note description, so they’re much easier to discern from regular notes.
You can read our full review of Thumbtack to learn more about why this tweak is a must-have.
Other releases this week
Classic: Makes your notifications throughout iOS look how they did in previous versions (free – review)
NPTweet (FlipSwitch): Quickly Tweet a Now Playing song via Flipswitch (free – review)
SkinnySettings: Makes the Settings app more minimal overall (free – review)
SmartCameraShutter: Adds new features to the camera shutter interface in the Camera app (free – review)
Vibrancy (iOS 10): Lets you visually modify the Lock screen clock (free – review)
Although that wraps things up for this week’s roundup, more is certain to come as we start an entirely new work week beginning tomorrow. Be sure to stay tuned to iDB for the latest about the most noteworthy jailbreak tweak releases, and to ensure you haven’t missed anything substantial, check out last week’s jailbreak tweak roundup.
There are some interesting projects being worked on as of late, such as a tweak that unlocks NFC technology on the iPhone for use with third-party NFC-enabled devices, and a tweak that lets you configure your AirPods so they work differently when connected to your jailbroken device. ETAs aren’t quite out yet, but there are bright times ahead.
Still looking for more options to explore your iOS 10 jailbreak capabilities? If so, check out one of our following roundups instead:
- 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
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Status Bar in iOS 10
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below!