The jailbreak community has been rather captivating as of late. While jailbreak tweak releases have been somewhat slow, there’ve been some exciting developments concerning exploitation and jailbreak demos. That said, the future looks bright for jailbreaking.
In this roundup, we’ll showcase all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia from Monday, October 8th to Sunday, October 14th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases in detail first and then outline the rest of them afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
Priority – $0.99
Notifications play a significant role in anyone’s smartphone usage, but if you’re a popular person, then you probably get more notifications than the average Joe.
Priority is a jailbreak tweak that can help you discern important notifications from the rest of the noise. With it, you can choose which apps to prioritize notifications for, and they’ll persistently stick at the top of your Lock screen‘s notification list until you acknowledge them.
You can learn more about Priority and why it’s a great release in our full review.
ShortLook – $3.99
ShortLook is a new OLED-centric notification system for iOS devices that makes it easier to glance at incoming notifications while your handset sits on your desk at work.
The tweak displays notifications with or without contact pictures in the middle of the display with a dark background. It intelligently stacks notifications if you have several for the same app, and the interface transforms back into the stock notification list the moment you raise your device to wake it or tap on the screen.
The tweak works on all devices, OLED or not, but you might experience less power consumption on OLED devices due to the nature of the black background. You can learn more about ShortLook and what it can do for you in our full review.
Ultrasound – $1.99
The iOS volume HUD is nothing less than a joke, but Ultrasound is an amazing replacement in the form of a jailbreak tweak that brings features we can only dream of Apple implementing in a future iOS update.
Not only does it move the volume HUD out of the way, but it makes the interface fully-responsive to touch. You can tap and drag on the interface to adjust volume and receive haptic feedback as it reaches maximum or minimum settings.
Ultrasound even provides an OLED-friendly display-off mode that lets you change the volume when the screen isn’t displaying anything.
You can learn more about Ultrasound and why it’s an amazing tweak in our full review.
Other releases this week
Amour: A bevy of new unlock animations for iOS 11 ($2.00 via Packix repository – review)
Better3DMenus: Customize the look and feel of your iPhone’s 3D Touch menus (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Chatter for Hinge: Makes Hinge save your conversations when you leave them (free via BigBoss repository)
CleanTab: Cleans up the iOS tab bar by removing unnecessary features (free via Dynastic repository)
Clean Home Screen: Remove unwanted elements from the iOS Home screen (free via Dynastic repository)
Cornuicopia: Custom rounded corners throughout iOS (free via BigBoss repository – review)
FastDeleteX: Lets you permanently delete images from the Photos app while skipping the “Recently Deleted” album (free via BigBoss repository – review)
FBDarkAdmin: A dark mode for the Facebook Pages app (free via Packix repository)
Gif2Ani V2: Set any animated GIF image as your handset’s respring animation (free via Dynastic repository – review)
GMEnhancer: Augment the Google Maps app experience with custom transparency and zoom settings, among other things (free via BigBoss repository – review)
NoLockScreenCamXI: Removes the Camera shortcut from the Lock screen (free via Packix repository)
NoMoreSkinToneSuggestion: Disables skin tone suggestion pop-ups when using Emoji for the first time (free via BigBoss repository – review)
PhoneForceOpenKeypad: Forces the Phone app to show the keypad upon launch (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Simple Power Down: A simple power down interface with a slew of different options (free via BigBoss repository – review)
SoftCalc: Custom UI colors and interface elements for the native Calculator app (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Swipe2ViewAccounts: Swipe up from the bottom of the official Twitter app to switch between accounts (free via BigBoss repository)
Topless Keyboard: Removes the bar with the previous/next/done buttons at the top of the iOS keyboard (free via BigBoss repository)
TwitterExperiments: Brings experimental features to the official Twitter 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.