5-Row Keyboard is a new jailbreak tweak that does just what the name describes: enables a larger, 5-row keyboard in iOS. All of the numeric keys are added to a top row of the iOS keyboard so that you don’t have to constantly change the keyboard layout when typing numbers.

This tweak doesn’t do much else besides what is obvious…¬†

The real problem with 5-Row Keyboard is that it breaks the keyboard’s ability to automatically¬†capitalize¬†the beginnings of sentences. For me, that’s a deal breaker; as I like to have my sentences look somewhat grammatically correct.

Another thing that bothers me about this tweak is that it acts as a WinterBoard theme. You have to apply the theme in WinterBoard once you download it, then you have to go add the keyboard in the General > Keyboard settings pane. It would be nice if it wasn’t reliant on WinterBoard.

I couldn’t really get used to having the numeric row above the normal keyboard layout, so I disabled 5-Row Keyboard pretty quickly. I have a feeling that you’ll either hate or love this type of tweak. If you’re constantly¬†frustrated¬†with having to change keyboard layouts to use the numeric keys, I have a feeling you will love ¬†5-Row Keyboard. If you really couldn’t care less, it will probably annoy you.

Regardless, if this is something you’re interested in, pick up “5-Row Keyboard iOS4” for $0.99 in the Cydia Store.

What do you think about this tweak? Does it sound useful to you?