At iDB, we’ve been covering iOS 11 jailbreak tweak releases since the initial public release of Electra for iOS 11.0-11.1.2. Fast-forward a few months, and Electra picked up support for iOS 11.2-11.3.1, and there have been several more jailbreak tweak releases.
In this roundup, we’ll discuss some of the best jailbreak tweak releases since the original Electra jailbreak release. With a little luck, perhaps you’ll find a gem from the Cydia Store that you never knew about.
The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 11
1. AnsweringMachine X – $2.98
AnsweringMachine X is a complete voicemail replacement for the iOS platform, providing users with several new options that they could only wish for if they continued using Apple’s stock experience.
Among the best features provided by AnsweringMachine X are having locally-stored voicemail, real-time listening, voice transcription, and advanced remote commands, among other things.
You can learn more about AnsweringMachine X and why you should download it in our full review.
2. ApolloOpener – FREE
If you use the Apollo Reddit client instead of the official Reddit app, and you should be, then you won’t want to miss ApolloOpener.
This free jailbreak tweak launches all Reddit links in the Apollo Reddit client instead of the official Reddit app.
You can learn more about ApolloOpener and how to get it in our full review.
3. AutoPause11 – FREE
AutoPause11 is an incredibly useful add-on that automatically pauses your Now Playing music when you turn your volume all the way down.
When you turn your volume back up again, your music picks up where it left off, resulting in an uninterrupted music-listening experience.
You can learn more about AutoPause11 and why you should get it in our full review.
4. Avertas – FREE
Avertas is a free jailbreak tweak that ports Auxo’s much-beloved quick switcher feature to jailbroken iOS 11 devices.
With it, you can quickly move between recently-used apps without using the stock App Switcher.
You can learn more about Avertas and where to download it in our full review.
5. AVLock – FREE
It’s never fun when your iPhone auto-rotates its display orientation when you’re in the middle of enjoying a video, but a free tweak called AVLock promises to solve this problem for everyone.
AVLock adds a rotation lock toggle button directly to the video player interface so that you don’t even have to open Control Center. It automatically locks the video in the orientation you’re watching it and doesn’t impact other aspects of iOS
You can learn more about AVLock and why it’s an essential tweak for iOS 11 in our full review.
6. Bazzi – $1.99
The stock battery level indicator in iOS is somewhat dull, but Bazzi can help.
Bazzi comes with a bevy of different battery level indicator options to spice up the look and feel of your iPhone X’s Status Bar.
You can learn more about how it works and what it has to offer in our full review of Bazzi.
7. BetterCCXI – $1.00
The Control Center interface has seen significant improvements since iOS 10, and iOS 11 made it even better in some respects, but BetterCCXI can improve it even further.
With BetterCCXI, you can re-size individual modules in the Control Center interface to achieve a more refined aesthetic than you can out of the box.
You can learn more about BetterCCXI and where to get it in our full review.
8. BoostedWifi – FREE
BoostedWifi is a free jailbreak tweak that compels iOS to display more information about nearby Wi-Fi networks.
Among the additional information are RSSI (received signal strength indicator) and Wi-Fi networks that would usually be hidden by iOS because they were too weak to connect to.
You can learn more about BoostedWifi and why you should download it in our full review.
9. CallBar X — $3.99
CallBar X is a remake of one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks for iPhones ever made.
With CallBar X, incoming calls no longer take up the entire display; instead, they appear as banner notifications. You can interact with the phone call right from the banner without ever having to leave what you’re doing.
You can learn more about CallBar X and how it works in our full review.
10. ChromaHomeBarX – FREE
You know what they say in the PC gaming world… RGB everything!
ChromaHomeBarX is a free jailbreak tweak that brings Razer Chroma-inspired RGB lighting to the iPhone X’s Home Bar.
You can learn more about ChromaHomeBarX in our full review.
11. Compatimark – FREE
It can be challenging to discern which jailbreak tweaks will work with your iOS 11 jailbreak, but Compatimark is here to help.
After installation, Compatimark displays compatibility icons just to the right of packages in the Changes tab in Cydia. Never again will you have to guess if a tweak works with your current firmware version.
You can learn more about Compatimark and how to use it in our full review.
12. DontSwipe – FREE
If you frequently hand your device away to other people to show them pictures on your handset, then DontSwipe should be a given considering you won’t want that person swiping through the rest of your Photo Library.
DontSwipe lets you lock your display to a specific image, and it can be unlocked with a secret gesture that only you would know. This prevents anyone from swiping through the rest of your Photo Library and imposing on your privacy.
You can learn more about DontSwipe and why you need it in our full review.
13. DateUnderTimeX – FREE
DateUnderTimeX is a simple and free jailbreak tweak that places the date underneath the time in the iPhone X’s Status Bar.
It seems like a small detail Apple left out for no good reason, but now you can have it regardless.
You can learn more about DateUnderTimeX and how it improves the iPhone X’s Status Bar aesthetic in our full review.
14. FastDeleteKey – FREE
Backspacing large bodies of text in iOS can be a nightmare, but FastDeleteKey makes things easier by speeding up the backspace process substantially.
Upon installation, you can customize the backspace speed to your liking, and it makes text editing with the iOS keyboard so much easier.
You can learn more about FastDeleteKey and how to get it in our full review.
15. Gauze – $1.29
Apple’s App Switcher is somewhat dull, even in iOS 11. But Gauze fixes that problem by reintroducing the classic grid switcher aesthetic.
When you install Gauze, the per-card App Switcher is replaced with a 4×4 grid app switcher. The gestures are the same to kill applications, but it makes so much better use of the real estate available than Apple’s stock App Switcher.
You can learn more about Gauze and where to get it in our full review.
16. Hush – FREE
Hush is a useful free jailbreak tweak that automatically enables Do Not Disturb mode when you place your handset face-down on a surface.
Whether you’re putting it down on your desk or on your nightstand, the tweak intelligently knows when you want your notifications silenced based upon the orientation of your device.
You can learn more about Hush and why it’s an awesome tweak in our full review.
17. IntelligentPass – $2.00
IntelligentPass is a jailbreak tweak that automatically disables your handset’s passcode protection in low-risk environments, such as when connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
When you leave those low-risk environments and travel elsewhere, the tweak automatically re-enables your passcode for security. It’s intended to be a convenience tweak that lets you access your device more quickly, and it can be a godsend in certain situations.
You can learn more about IntelligentPass and how it works in our full review.
18. Jumper – FREE
If you never use the Camera or Flashlight from your iPhone’s Lock screen, then consider using Jumper to utilize these shortcuts more effectively with apps that you use all the time.
You can learn more about Jumper and how it works in our full review.
19. KITTLoader – FREE
No one likes boring things on their jailbroken handsets, and that’s why a free jailbreak tweak dubbed KITTLoader was born.
KITTLoader replaces the loading indicator in the iPhone X’s Status Bar with something a bit more aesthetically pleasing.
You can learn more about KITTLoader and how to get it in our full review.
20. LatchKey – FREE
LatchKey is a simple, yet aesthetically-pleasing jailbreak tweak that relocates the iPhone X’s Face ID unlocking glyph to the Status Bar.
LatchKey even includes many different glyph styles to pick from so you can customize the look and feel of the unlock effect.
You can learn more about LatchKey and why you’d want it in our full review.
21. LegiBilly – FREE
LegiBilly is a free jailbreak tweak that lets you customize the color of various text strings throughout iOS.
Depending on your wallpaper selection, or the theme you might be using, LegiBilly can help bring out the dominant colors in almost any interface for a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
You can learn more about LegiBilly and why you should get it in our full review.
22. LendMyPhone – $3.99
LendMyPhone is a jailbreak tweak that replicates a macOS-style guest mode on your iPhone, but with additional benefits.
With it, you can configure a custom passcode for specific users, and control what apps and features they can access when they input the passcode you’ve designated. This keeps your information safe but still lets the guest user access core functionalities.
You can learn more about LendMyPhone in our full review.
23. LiveRings – FREE
LiveRings is an incredible jailbreak tweak that animates the activity rings on the Activity app icon on your Home screen.
Upon installation, the animated rings depict your current level of activity for the day, much like how the Clock app icon displays the present time.
You can learn more about LiveRings and where to get it in our full review.
24. MitsuhaXI – FREE
MitsuhaXI is an excellent add-on for those who listen to lots of music, and it’s completely free.
Upon installation, you’ll notice a fun and quirky waveform in the Now Playing interface that syncs itself to your music playback.
You can learn more about MitsuhaXI and how it works in our full review.
25. NavAway – FREE
NavAway is a simple jailbreak tweak that automatically hides the navigation bar from view as you scroll down in apps.
It’s a great tweak because it provides more viewing real estate as you scroll, but the navigation bar reappears when you begin scrolling back up.
You can learn more about NavAway and how it works in our full review.
26. Nebula – $2.00
While we’ve seen countless night mode tweaks for iOS in recent memory, Nebula is slightly different because it applies to the websites you visit in Safari rather than the apps you use on your device.
Nebula is designed to work alongside a dark mode jailbreak tweak, such as Eclipse. Together, they provide the best dark mode experience you can get outside of Apple’s Smart Invert feature.
You can learn more about Nebula in our full review.
27. Notchification – $2.00
Notchification is a rather humbling jailbreak tweak that takes full advantage of the iPhone X’s OLED display to replicate a highly-requested notification animation around the handset’s notch.
When you have an unread notification, you’ll see a series of circles pop up like bubbles around the True Depth camera system as shown.
You can learn more about Notchification and where you can get it in our full review.
28. NotificationsUnleashedXI – $0.99
NotificationsUnleashedXI is a jailbreak tweak that improves the feature set of your incoming notifications.
Whether you merely want them to look better or you want to see more information from your notifications at a glance, this is the tweak for you.
You can learn more about NotificationsUnleashedXI and what it can do for you in our full review.
29. Palette – FREE
Palette is a simple and free jailbreak tweak that colorizes your incoming notification banners with an aesthetic consistent with the primary color of the corresponding application icon.
For example, Twitter notifications would look blue, Snapchat notifications would look yellow, and Yelp notifications would look red, etc.
You can learn more about Palette and where to get it in our full review.
30. PercentageBatteryX – FREE
Apple left a lot to be desired with the battery level indicator on the iPhone X, but PercentageBatteryX is a free jailbreak tweak that fixes that problem.
Upon installation, PercentageBatteryX fills the battery level indicator icon with a numeric battery level that displays exactly how much battery you have remaining.
You can learn more about PercentageBatteryX and how it augments your iPhone X’s Status Bar in our full review.
31. PremiumPlay – $1.99
AirPlay is incredibly handy if you have an Apple TV because it lets you stream content from your iPhone to the big screen, but some apps prevent you from using AirPlay to stream content, such as cable apps.
PremiumPlay is a jailbreak tweak that bypasses these restrictions, enabling AirPlay streaming in apps that typically don’t support it.
You can learn more about PremiumPlay and why you should get it in our full review.
32. Priority – $0.99
Some notifications are more important than others, but iOS doesn’t know how to tell the difference.
Priority is a jailbreak tweak that lets you tell iOS which notifications to prioritize. When prioritized, notifications remain persistent until manually dismissed and appear above all other notifications.
You can learn more about Priority and how it can improve your notification experience in iOS in our full review.
33. RealCC – FREE
If you didn’t already know, iOS 11’s Control Center toggle buttons for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi don’t actually turn the wireless radios off, they just limit their activity.
RealCC is a jailbreak tweak that fixes this problem by restoring the toggles’ original functionality. Upon installation, the toggles will turn off the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless radios respectively, instead of making them slightly dormant.
You can learn more about the mechanisms behind RealCC in our full review.
34. SafariPad – FREE
SafariPad is a free jailbreak tweak that brings iPad-style Safari web browsing to the iPhone.
Tabbed web browsing is among the most significant features included with this tweak, and it’s well worth the time to install as it brings significant usability improvements to the mobile web browsing experience.
You can learn more about SafariPad in our full review.
35. SafariUnleashed PRO – $1.00
SafariUnleashed PRO brings a bevy of internal experimental features in Safari to the hands of the end-user.
The fruitful benefits encompass better tab management, automatic Reader Mode, and forcing websites not to track you, among other things.
You can learn more about SafariUnleashed PRO and why you should get it in our full review.
36. ShortLook – $3.99
If you’re looking for a refreshing new notification experience on your iOS handset, then you shouldn’t look any further than ShortLook.
This tweak shows incoming notifications in a unique new way tailored around the new OLED display in the iPhone X. It provides several creeper comforts that help make glancing at your notifications more enjoyable if your phone is sitting on the desk in front of you at work.
You can learn more about ShortLook and how it works in our full review.
37. SmartVolumeControl2 – $1.99
No one likes the stock volume HUD in iOS, myself included. That’s why I’ve resorted to using SmartVolumeControl2 instead.
SmartVolumeControl2 provides users with a bevy of different volume HUD replacement options and even allows for on-screen volume control rather than having to press buttons.
You can learn more about SmartVolumeControl2 and why you should download it in our full review.
38. SnowBoard – FREE
WinterBoard hasn’t been updated in ages, but SnowBoard intends to be a complete theming replacement.
SnowBoard works with a bevy of existing WinterBoard themes, as well as add-ons from other major theming platforms. You can also access app-editing mode by double-tapping on Home screen icons while in ‘jiggle’ mode.
You can learn more about SnowBoard and what it’s capable of in our full review.
39. SpotClearOnClose – FREE
SpotClearOnClose is a free jailbreak tweak that automatically clears your search queries from Spotlight search every time you close the interface.
It’s a solution to a problem that many would consider an invasion of privacy, as iOS has a nasty habit of remembering your most recent search query even after you’ve closed Spotlight.
You can learn more about SpotClearOnClose and how to download it in our full review.
40. SwipeUptoKillX – FREE
It’s a bit annoying how Apple forces users to tap and hold on App Switcher cards on the iPhone X before those apps can be removed from the interface. No other iPhone running iOS 11 requires this extra step.
SwipeUptoKillX is a simple jailbreak tweak that fixes this by restoring the classic swipe up gesture for removing apps from the App Switcher.
You can learn how to download SwipeUptoKillX in our full review.
41. TapVideoConfig – FREE
TapVideoConfig is a free jailbreak tweak that lets you change the video recording quality directly from the Camera app by tapping on the quality indicator.
It saves you the steps of having to navigate through the Settings app to accomplish the same task, which ensures you’ll be ready when it’s time to grab the shot.
You can learn more about TapVideoConfig and how it could benefit you in our full review.
42. VideoHUD – FREE
VideoHUD is a welcomed jailbreak tweak that replaces iOS’ clunky stock volume HUD with a system-wide version of Apple’s redesigned video player volume HUD.
It’s a complete upgrade from the stock volume HUD in every way, and it’s astonishing that Apple didn’t implement this out of the box in iOS 11 or iOS 12.
You can learn more about VideoHUD and how to get it in our full review.
43. VoiceChanger X – $1.99
If you ever wish you could answer your phone and sound like Darth Vader or the chipmunks instead of your boring old self, then you might want to try a jailbreak tweak called VoiceChanger X.
Just as the name implies, this tweak provides real-time voice effects during phone calls. An interface overlays the phone call interface so you can adjust in real-time.
You can learn more about how VoiceChanger X will provide you with hours of entertainment in our full review.
44. YouRespring – FREE
By default, your iPhone displays the black and white spinner when you respring, but YouRespring lets you customize the respring screen with almost anything you want.
YouRespring supports animated GIF images among other things. You can configure your respring screen from the preference pane that gets added to the Settings app after installation.
You can learn more about YouRespring and how it works in our full review.
Out of the bevy of jailbreak tweaks that have been released over the months, we feel these are some the most notably. Obviously, it’s challenging to include every jailbreak tweak in a curated list, so leave a comment below if you think we missed something so that other readers can benefit.
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak in this list? Share in the comments section below.