Remove the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen with Abeo

By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 15, 2014

One of the useful features of iOS is definitely the dock, where you can place your four favorite apps to access them quickly, no matter which page of the Home screen you’re on. If you ever wished to get rid of the dock, you should definitely check out a solid new tweak called Abeo.

The tweak has just one purpose and it does it nicely. With Abeo, you’ll have the ability to hide the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen leaving space for other icons to fill in. The tweak doesn’t add a new row of icons, but rather increases the spacing between adjacent rows of icons to accommodate the empty space.  Read More

 

How to add a fifth column of icons to your Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2014

If you’re looking for a way to add a fifth column to your Home screen app icon layout in iOS 8, then you may want to check out this recently uploaded tweak called better Five Column Homescreen. This tweak is from the same developer that brought us betterFiveIconDock, and it does just as it states—adds a fifth column to the Home screen on iOS 8 devices.

The result is pretty much as expected—the existing icons are repositioned and proportioned to fit an additional column. Why does the developer insist that his tweak is “better”? Mostly because of the improved spacing mechanics employed by his release. Have a look inside to see what it has to offer. Read More

 

SBFlip is one of the first tweaks to work on iOS 8 only

By Alihassan Mahdi on Oct 27, 2014

One of the major differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is that the latter is capable of changing the Home screen’s orientation. In other words, you can change from portrait to landscape mode on the Home screen when using the iPhone 6 Plus, just like the iPad. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 and older devices lack this capability, but if you’ve already jailbroken your iOS 8 device, you should definitely check out SBFlip.

SBFlip enables Home screen rotation on unsupported devices, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. This means that you can rotate your Home screen from portrait to landscape mode on iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and older devices running iOS 8. The tweak also comes with two flip styles called Dynamic Dock and Stationary Dock. Read More

 

iMaker allows you to animate app icons on your Home screen

By Alihassan Mahdi on Sep 23, 2014

We’ve seen ActiveBoard, a tweak that allows you to add glowing effects to applications that are running in the background or have a pending notification. iMaker is a new jailbreak tweak with a similar goal, but packed with various different animations and options.

The tweak, which has been developed by Javier Brito, allows you to quickly identify the recently opened 5 apps that are still running in the background, applications that have a pending notification or which have been recently updated. This is done by applying various different animation styles to their icons. Read More

 

vHome brings a virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 7, 2014

There are several tweaks available in Cydia that allow you to imitate a press of the Home button without actually touching it. Such tweaks are quite useful when you have a broken Home or Power button. vHome is yet another jailbreak tweak that adds a virtual Home button on your screen.

Developed by Noeliel, vHome brings a small virtual Home button to your jailbroken iOS device that looks quite similar to the physical Home button on your device. It floats on your screen and tapping on it will either take you to your Home screen or lock your device. vHome might sound similar to other virtual Home button tweaks but it works in two ways Read More

 

Theme Thursday: Habesha, Mary and Myrea

By Joe Rossignol on Mar 6, 2014

It is already March and time for the sixth edition of Theme Thursday, a weekly roundup that features some of the best Winterboard themes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Even over three months since the iOS 7 jailbreak was released, there continues to be a number of high-quality theme releases each week. Ayeris captured the attention of the jailbreaking community last week, and this time around we present you with Habesha, Mary and Myrea…  Read More

 

Theme Thursday: Jaku, Slab and Redsgn 2.0

By Joe Rossignol on Feb 20, 2014

The fourth edition of Theme Thursday has arrived, a weekly column that covers some of the best theme releases for Winterboard to date. This week’s roundup continues to focus on iPhone and iPod touch themes, although many are designed for the iPad as well. Moreover, after listening to your feedback for the last three weeks, we have plans to publish an iPad theme roundup in the near future.

This week, we highlight the following themes: Jaku, Slab and Redsgn 2.0. To get the reflective dock used in the screenshots, download ClassicDock. I am also using a custom font called Cartogothic Std that is applied using BytaFont. In this edition of Theme Thursday, I provide a combination of stock images from the designers alongside my own screenshots. Take a look…  Read More

 

IconLock7: prevent apps from being moved or deleted in iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 20, 2014

IconLock7 is a free jailbreak tweak recently released on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s a tweak that allows you to add a password to prevent apps from being moved or deleted without verification.

Unfortunately, IconLock7 has a few design flaws, most notably, the lack of password verification when establishing the initial password. Check inside as we walk through IconLock7’s pluses and minuses in this hands-on video demonstration. Read More

 

How to add infinite scrolling to the Home screen and folders in iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 13, 2014

Mobius is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to infinitely scroll on the iOS Home screen and while within folders. It’s very similar to the Wraparound jailbreak tweak that we covered back in 2011, except that Mobius works with iOS 7.

Developer Tyler Casson set out on a mission to bring the popular Wraparound functionality to iOS 7 when it became apparent that the Wraparound wasn’t going to be updated for iOS 7 any time soon. He’s since dubbed his tweak Mobius, and made it available free of charge on his own personal repo.

If you’d like to see how Mobius works in action, then check past the fold for our hands-on video walkthrough. You can also find the repo details inside so that you can try out the tweak for yourself. Read More

 

Blurpaper adds blurred effect to Home and Lock screen wallpapers

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 27, 2014

Translucency is at the heart of iOS 7 design, with blurred elements throughout the mobile platform. Often times it can be hard to find a wallpaper that looks nice with the all-new user interface, and a new jailbreak tweak called Blurpaper helps make that process easier.

The tweak takes your current Home screen and Lock screen wallpapers — here’s some nice ones — and overlays a blurred effect on them automatically, with no respring necessary. If you want, give it a test with the wallpaper I’m using in the screenshots above. The package has a number of options to configure…  Read More

 

BetterFolders takes your app folders to the next level

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 22, 2014

If you are an avid user of Apple products, chances are that you have lots of apps installed on your iOS device. And while folders have long been an ideal solution for keeping your Home screen organized, they have a few shortcomings that a new jailbreak tweak called BetterFolders aims to solve. The useful extension serves three purposes: enables pinch to close for folders, allows nested folders, and brings 4×4 folder layout to the iPad…  Read More

 

SPTouch brings a virtual Home button to your iPhone

By Sébastien Page on Jan 22, 2014

There are several ways you can emulate the Home button without actually pressing the Home button on your iPhone. You can use Activator gestures, or even tweaks such as Virtual Home.

SPTouch, a new tweak by Paolo Smedile is yet another option. This tweak brings a small Home button anywhere on your screen that you can tap at any time to go back to your Home screen… Read More

 

AppSwiper: swipe up to kill apps on the Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 19, 2013

AppSwiper is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to kill running apps with a simple swipe gesture. The gesture, which is performed on app icons situated on the Home screen, invokes a pop-up window displaying the amount of RAM that the application is currently using.

Along with the RAM readout, you’re greeted with two buttons — cancel, and kill. The cancel button takes you back to the Home screen without performing any actions, and the kill button stops the app from running.

AppSwiper is a great jailbreak tweak for those of you who like to micromanage running apps. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for all of the details. Read More

 

How to quickly move app icons with ‘EasyIconEdit’

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 15, 2013

When it comes to moving icons around on your iPhone in a quick and efficient manner, you have a few options. The first and most obvious option is to use iTunes’ built in app icon management tools. This allows you to efficiently rearrange the location of your app icons, and you don’t have to be jailbroken to do so.

The second, and arguably easier and more desirable method, is to use Lance Fetters’ MultiIconMover. This is a tweak that allows you to quickly select batches of icons to quickly move them from one place to another. We’ve already covered MultiIconMover before; check it out for more information.

Recently, a new challenger has entered into the ring — a new jailbreak tweak entitled EasyIconEdit. Like MultiIconMover, it requires users to be jailbroken, and like MultiIconMover, it uses the same tap to select method for selecting groups of icons simultaneously.

The question is this: How does EasyIconEdit compare with the competition? Have a look past the break and we’ll show you. Read More

 

How to adjust the position of app icon labels

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 5, 2013

LabelUp Pro is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to reposition the app icon labels that normally appear underneath each app icon. The tweak features several sections dedicated to things like the Home screen, folders, and the app switcher. Each section contains a simple slider that allows you to adjust the position of the labels.

It’s a tweak that technically works, but I found it a bit difficult to use due to the fact that respring is required with each change. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for a brief demonstration. Read More

 

‘HomeDisplay’ adds a secondary status bar to the Home screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2013

HomeDisplay is a brand new jailbreak tweak that places a second status bar beneath the stock iOS status bar on your Home screen. The secondary status bar includes the current date on the left-hand side of the bar, with the current temperature on the opposite side.

HomeDisplay also features the ability to showcase the now playing track, and it works with streaming services like Spotify. We have a full video walkthrough of HomeDisplay in action. Take a look inside to see how it works… Read More

 

‘No More Shadows’ hides the shadow that appears when launching apps

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 14, 2013

Every time I’m convinced that there’s absolutely nothing new under the sun when it comes to jailbreak development, someone comes with some far out idea that I’ve never seen before. Case in point? No More Shadows.

This is a jailbreak tweak that hides the shadow that appears on an app icon when tapping the app on the Home screen. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for a before and after comparison showcasing how No More Shadows works. Read More

 

What some iOS 7 stock app icons might look like

By Sébastien Page on Jun 2, 2013

Much has been said about Apple’s management shakeup that happened last October. If Scott Forstall’s departure came out as a bombshell, the fact that Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, was made the head of the newly created Human Interface group was less of surprise.

Now in charge of everything design, Ive has been expected to give iOS a facelift by getting rid of, or at least by minimizing all use of skeuomorphism in Apple’s mobile operating system. But it doesn’t stop here!

Something we’ve been hearing for a while when talking about Ive’s possible take on an iOS makeover is the word “flat”. Not flat as in boring. Flat as in simpler. This was confirmed last week when 9to5Mac reported that according to their sources, iOS 7 might be black, white, and flat all over.

What does that mean for parts of the UI such as app icons? Our friend Sonny Dickson got his hands on a blurry screenshot showing the Home screen of an iPhone running iOS 7. The image quality is terrible, but with the help of talented designer Surenix, we were able to reproduce some of these icons to give you an exclusive look at what some stock app icons on iOS 7 might look like.

If we had to describe the changes in one word, that would be: unified… Read More

 

Here’s how Velox will interface with the Mail app

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 12, 2013

A few new screenshots were posted on Apex Tweaks’ official site, and one of them shows the way that Velox will interface with the Mail app. This is significant, because this wasn’t available in the preview version that I demoed a few days ago.

The screenshot shows the typical Velox view, with what appear to be scrollable messages with titles and a two line preview of the message. It looks, judging from the screenshot, that a swipe gesture, or a tap of the email, may allow you to reply directly to messages from Velox’s enhanced email folder. Read More

 

How to merge live front facing camera video with your wallpaper

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 9, 2013

If you have an iOS device with a front facing camera, you can use a new jailbreak tweak on Cydia to “merge” the wallpaper image with live video from the device’s front facing camera. Faded Camera Wallpaper is the name of the tweak, and it’s a free download on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. It’s a tweak that will display a faint video feed from the front facing camera, canvased on top of the Home screen wallpaper.

The tweak is exactly as described, and contains no options or settings, which is unfortunate. It might be an effect that you wouldn’t mind using from time to time, but there’s not even an off switch to disable it. As it stands, it’s a usable tweak, but it’s in desperate need of a preference panel to at least toggle it on or off. Without such an option, you have a surefire battery killer on your hands, as it appears that the camera is in action even when not at the Home screen wallpaper.

What do you think?

 
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