Just when we thought we were going through a small lull in the jailbreak community, Cydia is sparking up again with some jailbreak tweak releases that you can use to make your device do awesome new things it normally can’t do out of the box.
Int his roundup, we’ll discuss all the jailbreak tweaks that were released throughout the week, starting with our favorites and then outlining the rest of them afterwards.
Our favorite releases this week
CCVertically – FREE
CCVertically is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that puts a vertical spin on Control Center.
You’re probably used to seeing everything horizontally, so the vertical view might take some getting used to, but it really doesn’t look that bad overall.
It comes with a few options to configure so you can choose what pages the effects work on and whether or not text appears, but the default settings are pretty good just how they come.
You can read our full review of CCVertically to learn more about how it works.
MusicMoreColumns – FREE
Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the most recent changes to the Music app, and the UI feels way too under-detailed to me.
A new free jailbreak tweak called MusicMoreColumns helps with the issue a little bit by adding a third column of music to the Music app. This means you can see more at a glance without having to do as much scrolling.
While it’s a minor adjustment, it really has a positive influence on the usage of the app, so I would recommend this to all jailbreakers who use the Music app to listen to songs.
You can read our full review of MusicMoreColumns to find out why the tweak is a beneficial addition to any device.
WAStatusVolume – $0.99
WAStatusVolume is a new jailbreak tweak that brings a WhatsApp-styled volume HUD to iOS.
This replaces the system-wide volume HUD that everyone loathes and it’s a better solution because it gets the point across and doesn’t take up much of the display.
You can customize where on the screen it appears and you can even tinker with the colors and such.
You can learn more about how WAStatusVolume works in our full review.
Other releases this week
BatteryBanners: Use Activator to see a battery percentage indicator via a banner notification (free – review)
Bouncy10: A customizable bounce effect that impacts all of iOS (free – review)
CCStatus: Adjust the status text from your Control Center toggle buttons (free – review)
MoreRecentSongsPlz: Lets you see an unlimited number of recently-added songs in the Music app (free)
NGXPlay: Lets your CarPlay run any app you want it to (free)
NoBlurFrontCamera: Disables the blur effect from the front camera in the FaceTime app (free – review)
QuickFlash: A quick toggle for the flashlight from the Lock screen (free – review)
Reddit Enhanced: A suite of new tweaks and features for the official Reddit app (free – review)
SpringToolz: A Home screen app icon customization tweak (free – review)
SpoofSnap: Enables you to add fun and quirky new features to the Snapchat app (free)
TapToOpen: Open your Lock screen notifications by just tapping on them (free – review)
Although that wraps things up for this week, there are sure to be more jailbreak tweak releases throughout the coming week that you won’t want to miss. That said, stay tuned to iDB for all the latest jailbreak news and be sure to check out last week’s roundup to ensure you haven’t missed anything special.
If you’re looking for jailbreak tweaks that are specific to a certain part of iOS, take a peek the following dedicated roundups as well:
- 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 release this week? Share in the comments section below!