Jailbreak tweaks of the week: FloatingDockPlus, ModernAlerts, NewGridSwitcher, and more

With all the latest advancements made on the iOS 12-centric jailbreak as of late, it’s impossible to ignore what seems like a revitalization of the jailbreak community.

Given the circumstances, we’re sure many are curious about what they should install on their jailbroken iOS 12 handset, and to help with that, we’ve comprised this roundup of the jailbreak tweaks released throughout this past week. As always, we’ll start with our favorites and then outline the rest afterward.

Our favorite releases this week

FloatingDockPlus – $1.49

FloatingDockPlus is a new jailbreak tweak that can improve your experience on iPhone by giving it more iPad-esque multitasking features.

The primary feature of FloatingDockPlus is that it makes your Dock more iPad-like, which a dedicated section for recently-used apps, but the tweak also supports iPad-native multitasking features such as Slide Over and Split-View on iPhone.

You can learn more about FloatingDockPlus and why it’s a great extension to use in our full review.

ModernAlerts – $1.49

ModernAlerts is a new jailbreak tweak that gives your iPhone’s notification system a modernized makeover.

It does this by replacing the native notification system with one that looks more like what you’d expect to see in tvOS, but to sweeten the deal, the developer includes customization tools that let you change the default colors and more.

You can learn more about ModernAlerts and why it’s a great jailbreak tweak in our full review.

NewGridSwitcher – FREE

NewGridSwitcher replaces the iPhone’s native card-style App Switcher with a grid-based alternative.

Not only does the grid-based App Switcher arguably make better use of the available screen real estate, but it looks nicer and provides a more polished multitasking experience.

You can learn more about NewGridSwitcher and where to get it in our full review.

XB-WakeDevice – FREE

XB-WakeDevice is a new jailbreak tweak that revolutionizes the way you wake your handset and put it back to sleep again.

The tweak makes use of your handset’s accelerometer and other motion-centric sensors to detect the orientation that you place it in, and reacts based upon what it detects.

You can learn more about XB-WakeDevice and how it works in our full review.

Other releases this week

AM-NoClose: Displays an alert before you shut down your handset to remind you that you have a semi-tethered jailbreak (free via BigBoss repository)

Astolfo: an Astolfo background for the Siri interface (free via Nepeta repository)

ByeFeedback12: Hides the Feedback app on iOS 12 beta versions (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

DownLocker: Place your handset face-down on your desk to lock it (free via Packix repository – review)

EasyDialer: Lets you quickly and easily dial contacts with T9 searching (free via BigBoss repository)

GrooveTube: Lets you customize the color of the official YouTube app (free via Nepeta repository – review)

Linkedin Contact Photos for ShortLook: Displays Linkedin contact photos in the ShortLook tweak (free via Dynastic Repo repository)

MiniGridSwitcher: A grid-based App Switcher replacement (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)

NintendoSwitchHUD: Ports the Nintendo Switch’s volume HUD interface to iOS (free via Packix repository – review)

OwO: Changes the text of various notification types to appear ‘cuter’ (free via Nepeta repository)

Package Count: Displays the number of packages that you’ve installed from each repository in Cydia (free via BigBoss repository – review)

PrideBars: Gives your Status Bar’s cellular signal strength indicator a rainbow-colored makeover (free via Dynastic Repo repository – review)

ShutterDepthControl: Brings portrait mode depth control to legacy devices such as the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus (free via Bigboss repository – review)

stratosphere: Moves the Home screen’s application Dock to the top of the screen (free via BigBoss repository – review)

Talion: Adds a useful new widget to your Lock screen ($0.99 via Packix repository – review)

Twae: A font changer for the Twitter/Twttr apps (free via Dynastic Repo repository)

WotsitBeta: Colorize the WhatsApp Messenger app to your liking (free via Packix repository)

XB-SpotlightScroll: Replaces the Spotlight left swipe gesture with actions and more (free via BigBoss repository – review)

Xing Contact Photos for ShortLook: Displays Xing contact photos in the ShortLook tweak (free via Dynastic Repo 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:

Those interested in jailbreaking iOS 11 might also find the following tutorials helpful:

What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.