There are some exciting things happening in the jailbreak community as of late, especially since CoolStar is getting the chance to bring iOS 11.3.1 support to the popular Electra jailbreak tool thanks to Ian Beer’s new tfp0 exploit.
In this roundup, we’ll be talking about all the jailbreak tweaks released from June 11th until June 17th. As usual, we’ll begin by showcasing our favorites and then outline the rest afterward for your convenience.
Our favorite releases this week
FastDeleteKey – FREE
FastDeleteKey is a new jailbreak tweak that promises to make text backspacing faster on your iPhone or iPad.
The tweak adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can tune the backspacing speed to your liking. With it, you can be a more productive typist in popular apps like Notes, Pages, etc. by spending less time holding the backspace key and more time typing.
You can read our full review about FastDeleteKey to learn more about why it’s a great addition to any jailbroken device.
FloatingDock – FREE
Apple gave the iPad’s Dock a lot more love than the iPhone’s Dock in iOS 11, and it’s noticeable. It provides you with quick access to recently-used apps in addition to the ones you placed there yourself, while the iPhone’s only provides access to the apps you placed there yourself.
FloatingDock is a jailbreak tweak that changes this by porting the iPad Dock experience to jailbroken iPhones. As you can see above, the Dock adopts the same aesthetic as it has on the iPad and the small separator appears to differentiate from apps you placed there yourself and those that iOS recommends.
You can learn more about FloatingDock and why it’s a necessity for iPhone users in our full review.
Other releases this week
CallBlocker: Provides advanced call-blocking features for jailbroken iOS 11 devices (free via BigBoss repository – review)
CountMyMessages: Puts a text mesage counter in the stock Messages app (free via BigBoss repository – review)
hapticfeedLESS: Disables haptic feedback systemwide (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
HaptiClock: Lets you ‘feel’ the time with specialized haptic feedback (free via BigBoss repository)
iTunesStoreNoimages: Hides images from the iTunes Store app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
OutOfReach: Provides users with Reachability enhancements, and currently in closed beta ($4.00+ via Packix repository)
SilentRecorder: Hides the unsightly red indicator from the Status Bar during active display recordings (free via BigBoss repository – review)
SiriNotMyFriend: Hides suggested animations views in Siri (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
SpringPlus11: Unlocks a bevy of hidden system settings in iOS 11 (free via BigBoss repository)
SSGestures: Adds an extra gesture to the screenshot stack in iOS 11 (free via Packix repository)
Straw: Displays a banner notification every time a song changes on your device (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Trampoline: Brings springy app-launching and closing animations to jailbroken devices (free via BigBoss repository – review)
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.