Jailbreakers are always looking for ways to make their handsets stand out from the rest of the crowd, and one great way to do that is with a jailbreak tweak called ColorBadges by iOS developer David Goldman.
Just as the name implies, ColorBadges gives your Home screen’s app icon notification badges a fresh coat of paint. More specifically, it colorizes those badges based on the dominant color of the app icon itself.
ColorBadges is far from a new tweak, but it’s worth mentioning that it was recently re-released in Cydia’s Packix repository with full-fledged support for the latest jailbreaks on iOS 11 and iOS 12.
Whether you’re rocking the stock Home screen or you have themes installed, ColorBadges can give your handset a unique look and feel:
After you’ve installed ColorBadges, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
- Toggle Apex/Zenith folder support
- Toggle badge borders on or off
- Use legacy borders instead
- Always display white text and borders regardless of color
A respring button is included at the top of the preference pane, and you’ll need to use it after making changes to the Settings to ensure they’re saved and that they take effect.
Apart from being one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks, I’ll also add that it’s easy to see the visual appeal behind ColorBadges. If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, then you can download it from Cydia’s Packix repository for just $0.99. The tweak plays nicely with all jailbroken iOS 7-12 devices.
Have you installed ColorBadges yet? Share why or why not in the comments section below.