While there weren’t many new jailbreak tweak releases to speak of last week, we did see a bit of a resurgence this week. Some of that extra activity may have been propagated by the release of the G0blin RC1 jailbreak tool for A7-A9 devices running iOS 10.3.x.
This roundup will cover all the new jailbreak tweaks that launched in Cydia this week. As always, we’ll start by featuring our favorites and then outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
KeyUtilities – $0.99
The iOS keyboard is generally used for typing, but a new jailbreak tweak called KeyUtilities lets you use it for so much more.
This tweak lets you configure a bevy of different actions that you can invoke by typing specific text strings via the keyboard. Among the things you can do are launch specific apps, website, or respring your device, just to name a few.
You can learn more about KeyUtilities and how it augments the iOS experience in our full review.
PullToClear – FREE
PullToClear is a simple add-on for the Lock screen and Notification Center that lets you clear all pending notifications with a swipe down gesture.
When you see the “Pull To Clear” text after pulling down, you can continue pulling until it says “Release To Clear.” At that point, you can lift your finger and all pending notifications disappear before your eyes.
From the Settings app, you can configure the gesture text strings and the sensitivity of the tweak.
You can learn more about PullToClear and how it works in our full review.
Other releases this week
BatteryStatus: Puts Bluetooth devices’ battery indicators back in the Status Bar (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Blackboard AutoLogin/Autofill (HVCC): Auto-fills your username and password for HVCC’s single sign-on (free via BigBoss repository)
BlueMusic: Tints the text in the stock Music app blue (free via BigBoss repository)
Glabza: A music player with VK support (free via BigBoss repository)
NoDeezerAdsBanner: Disables the ad banner that appears when you open the Deezer app (free via CydiaGeek’s repository)
SwishSearch: Lets you search between contacts in the Swish app (free via BigBoss repository)
XiGuaTweak: Adds automatic search answering to XiGua (free via BigBoss repository)
Most of these tweaks have been made with iOS 10 or earlier in mind. That said, many developers are prepping their tweaks for iOS 11 since Saurik said he’d be updating Cydia and Mobile Substrate for iOS 11 in the near future.
If you’re looking for more tweaks amid the slowness in the community as of late, then consider adding third-party Cydia repositories to your device to expand your scope. In the meantime, check out last week’s jailbreak tweak roundup just in case you missed anything special from last week.
- The best jailbreak tweaks to use with iOS 10
- The 13 features iOS 11 ‘borrowed’ from the jailbreak community
- These tweaks make your jailbroken iOS 10 device look like it’s running iOS 11
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below!