It feels like a ton of jailbreak tweak developers are back in action following the release of Electra1131, and that means that the jailbreak community can expect to see several new ways of customizing their handsets.
In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from July 23rd to July 29th. As always, we’ll begin by showcasing our favorites, and then we’ll outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
ApolloOpener – FREE
Apollo is my favorite Reddit client ever made for iOS, and ApolloOpener is a new free jailbreak tweak that lets you set Apollo as the default app for opening Reddit links.
If you’re in the same boat, then this tweak is an instant must-have. Installing it improves your Reddit workflow, especially if you don’t like the official Reddit app.
You can learn more about ApolloOpener and why you should download it in our full review.
Compatimark – FREE
Compatimark is a new jailbreak tweak for Cydia that shows whether new jailbreak tweaks will work or not on your current firmware version.
Compatimark displays either a blue or a gold shield for compatible tweaks, and nothing for incompatible tweaks. Furthermore, it works with all Packix repository submissions out of the box, with limited support for other repositories in Cydia.
You can learn more about Compatimark in our full review.
DontSwipe – FREE
Personally, I hate the feeling I get when I’m trying to show someone photos from my iPhone and they start swiping through the rest of my Camera Roll. DontSwipe is a new free jailbreak tweak that can prevent this from happening.
When you install this tweak, you can lock your Camera Roll to a specific photo and prevent anyone but yourself from swiping around. The tweak also locks the other person out of using other controls, such as your home, power, and volume buttons.
Given that DontSwipe uses Activator to function, it’s super easy to set up and works like a charm.
You can learn more about DontSwipe and how it helps protect your privacy in our full review.
LatchKey – FREE
LatchKey is a new free jailbreak tweak for the iPhone X that lets you customize the Face ID unlocking glyph.
Out of the box, the tweak comes with relocation preferences and different themes that you can apply to override the stock unlocking animation.
If you’re into customization of this nature, then we recommend reading our full review of LatchKey to see what it can do for you.
Palette – FREE
If you use an iPhone, then notifications are probably a regular part of your day. With that in mind, why not use a new free jailbreak tweak called Palette to make them look nicer?
This tweak comes with a truckload of UI customization options to colorize and theme your notification banners throughout iOS. The effects can also be applied to your Notification Center widgets, among other things.
You can read our full review of Palette to learn more about how it works and whether it’s right for you.
Other releases this week
Artsy: Lets you colorize your iPhone’s music players (free via Packix repository)
BundleIDsXI: Lets you view all installed bundle IDs (free via Packix repository)
CCDarkStatusLabel: Makes the description text in Control Center darker (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
CCLittleXI: Reduces the space between Control Center objects to make the interface smaller (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
CellularUsageOrderXI: Sorts your iPhone’s celluar data based on usage (free via BigBoss repository)
DarkInvert: A basic dark invert for your apps (free via Packix repository)
DiscreetifyXI: Allows you to filter notifications based on specific criteria for additional privacy ($1.00 via Packix repository – review)
DockInSwitcher: Lets you access your application dock in the App Switcher (free via Packix repository)
Duo: Lets you have a secondary Control Center page for additional toggles and add-ons ($1.00 via Packix repository – review)
Harlem Shake ios 11: A fix for the Harlem Shake tweak on iOS 11 (free via Packix repository)
HomeSwitcher: Access a speedier App Switcher directly from your Home screen ($2.00 via Packix repository)
hueFolderBG: Colorize your Home screen folder backgrounds and more (free via BigBoss repository)
HurryUpCC: Speed up or slow down Control Center’s animations (free via Packix repository)
Imperium: Alternative music controls for your jailbroken device (free via Packix repository)
LightsOn: Enables Portrait Lighting mode on the iPhone 7+ with iOS 11 (free via BigBoss repository – review)
MinimalUI: A minimalistic system UI editor (free via Packix repository)
New Display Events: Display-based events for the popular Activator add-on (free via Packix repository)
NoSwitcherKillerMode: Disables app-killing mode in the iPhone X App Switcher (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Power4Options: Four new actions for the stock power down interface in iOS 11 (free via BigBoss repository)
SafeModeApp: Lets you quickly enter Safe Mode on demand (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Stygian: A true dark mode theme for the YouTube Music app (free via Packix repository)
Swipe2Rec: Lets you record your display by swiping on your Status Bar (free via Packix repository)
TextEmojis: Automatically inputs emojis when you type specific words ($2.00 via Packix repository – review)
TextEmojis Free: A ad-supported version of the tweak above, but for free (free via Packix repository – review)
UnsplashWallsXI: Sets your wallpaper to random images from Unsplash (free via Packix repository)
VolbrateXI: Adds haptic feedback to your iPhone’s volume buttons (free via Packix 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.