While Electra for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 remains the latest jailbreak solution for Apple-branded handsets, there’s been some talk lately about new exploits that impact some of Apple’s latest firmware versions. Nevertheless, nothing has materialized just yet.
In the meantime, anyone with a jailbroken device may take an interest in tweaking it outside of stock parameters. This roundup encompasses every jailbreak tweak released in Cydia from May 14th until May 20th. As usual, we’ll start by showcasing our favorites and then outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
CCAlarmETA – FREE
CCAlarmETA is a new jailbreak tweak that adds a countdown indicator to the alarm module in Control Center whenever you have an active alarm.
Not only is te tweak aesthetically-pleasing at first glance, but it can come in handy when you’d like to quickly discern how much time you have left before your next active alarm goes off.
You can learn more about CCAlarmETA and how to get it in our full review.
Hush – FREE
Many take advantage of Do Not Disturb to make their handset(s) a bit less disturbing during specific times, but now you can augment the Do Not Disturb experience with a new jailbreak tweak called Hush.
With Hush, you can quickly enable Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone by placing the device face-down on a flat surface. It utilizes your device’s internal sensors to detect this orientation, and you need not worry about false positives because you can configure a custom delay.
You can learn more about Hush and why you might want to give it a try in our full review.
KITTLoader – FREE
KITTLoader is a new free jailbreak tweak that enhances the look of your iPhone’s Status Bar-based activity indicator.
It replaces the traditional spinning wheel with an animation that looks tantamount to a ping-pong ball moving from left to right. The animation appears when your device performs any application or internet activity, just like the stock activity indicator would.
You can learn more about the benefits of KITTLoader and where to find it in our full review.
Other releases this week
CalcHatesToRotate: Disables orientation switching in the stock Calculator app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
CCExpandedTorch: Allows for the expanded flashlight module in Control Center (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
CCModules: Brings third-party app modules to Control Center (free via BigBoss repository)
FDots: Removes dots from iOS on a system-wide basis (free via Packix repository)
Moo: Allows Calculator orientation switching while the device is locked (free via Packix repository)
PhotosByTakenDate: Arranges your Photos by the date they were taken (free via BigBoss repository)
SSH Toggle and Port: An OpenSSH toggle for Control Center and a port changer in the Settings app (free via BigBoss repository)
SmartLPM: Promises a smarter Low Power Mode for your iPhone (free via Packix repository)
SmoothBadges: Provides smoother and more transparent-looking badges in iOS (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Smootheaders1 1: Offers aesthetic options for the headers in Notification Center and Today view (free via BigBoss repository)
WhatsApp Dark Mode: Brings dark mode to the ever-popular WhatsApp Messenger app (free via Packix repository)
XB-AutoNetwork: Promises to save battery life by disabling Wi-Fi and Data when not needed (free via BigBoss repository)
YTUICustomizer: A customization tweak for the official YouTube app (free via Packix repository)
That wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, but remember to stay tuned to iDB throughout the week to stay updated on new releases as they materialize.
If you’re looking for more tweaks, then consider adding third-party Cydia repositories to your device to expand your scope and check out last week’s jailbreak tweak roundup in case you might’ve missed anything. We also have several dedicated roundups to help you find ways to tweak your jailbroken iOS 10 device below:
- 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.