There’s been a lot of hype in the jailbreak community these past several weeks as we inch ever so close to a full-fledged iOS 12 jailbreak, but those already pwned on iOS 11 might be wondering what kind of jailbreak tweaks they should install.
This roundup will go over all the jailbreak tweaks released this week in Cydia. It will encompass all the tweaks released from Monday, February 18th to Sunday, February 24th in addition to some others. As always, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites first and then outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
fastUpRepo – FREE
Admit it, no one likes waiting for Cydia to finish refreshing its sources. Fortunately, a free jailbreak tweak called fastUpRepo promises to speed things up a bit by blocking translations that would otherwise waste more of your time.
With fastUpRepo, you’ll shave a few seconds from the time required to refresh Cydia’s sources and see any new jailbreak tweaks that are available; it won’t be a night and day difference unless you have a lengthy repository list, but it’s still an improvement nonetheless.
You can download fastUpRepo from Julio Verne’s beta repository.
Fiona – FREE
Wi-Fi-enabled devices tend to disconnect from wireless networks when they fall asleep to reduce battery consumption, only reconnecting occasionally as needed to refresh notification information and the likes.
On the other hand, this can produce delays for the user when picking up their sleeping handset. In some cases, it takes a few seconds after waking up for Wi-Fi to be available, which delays web usage.
Fiona is a free jailbreak tweak that can fix this issue, as it prevents your iOS handsets from disconnecting from available Wi-Fi networks as they sleep. While this will increase Wi-Fi performance, it’s worth noting that it can also impact your battery life; so choose your poison.
Fiona is available for free from Julio Verne’s beta repository.
Other releases this week
BetAlert: Simulates the annoying iOS beta alerts on your non-beta jailbroken handset (free via Nepeta repository)
ChargeMode: A lighter charging view with battery dots and hour (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository)
CirDock (iOS 11): A circular Dock for jailbroken iOS 11 devices (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository)
CloseCam: Kills the Camera app every time you close out of it (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository)
EdgeAlert: Samsung Galaxy S8-inspired edge-centric alerts (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository)
fastUpRepo: Speeds up Cydia repository refreshing by blocking translations (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository)
HideMediaControlTime: Hides Now Playing control times from the Lock screen (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
IGStorySegmentLESS: Hides the Progress Segments above the Stories in the Instagram app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
NoAppSeparatorHeaderStore: Hides separators and title headers in the App Store app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
NoDateScrubber: Removes the date scrubber cursor from the right side of the screen edge in the Google Photos app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
NowPlayingCoverLESS: Hides the Now Playing cover in the Music app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
SquareMediaControlTime: Makes the Lock screen’s Now Playing controls square (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Succession: Restore without updating via rootfilesystem DMG (free via Samg_is_a_Ninja’s beta 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 11 device below:
- The best jailbreak tweaks to use with iOS 11
- 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
Those interested in jailbreaking iOS 11 might also find the following tutorials helpful:
- How to jailbreak iOS 11.0-11.4.1 with unc0ver
- How to install the unc0ver jailbreak without a computer
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.