Notched handsets such as the iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max sport unique features and gestures that aren’t available on non-notched handsets such as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and earlier. With that in mind, iOS developer Ryan Nair figured he’d do something about that, and a pair of free jailbreak tweaks dubbed Poseidon and Poseidon-Rounded were conceived.
These tweaks port many of the most sought-after features and gestures available on notched handsets to non-notched handsets, including the following:
- Swipe up to leave an application
- Swipe up and pause to access the App Switcher
- Press the volume and power buttons to snap a screenshot
- Press and hold the power button to access Siri
- Swipe down from the top-right corner to access Control Center
- Rounded App Switcher application cards
- Rounded Home screen Dock
- And more…
If you were wondering what the differences were between Poseidon and Poseidon-Rounded – well, they’re basically the same except that Poseidon-Rounded includes the rounded App Switcher application cards and the rounded Home screen Dock. The one you choose to install comes down to personal preference.
Neither Poseidon or Poseidon-Rounded come with any options to configure, so what you see is ultimately what you get. If you’re interested in downloading Poseidon or Poseidon-Rounded, then each can be had for free from Cydia’s Packix repository. Both tweaks work nicely with jailbroken iOS 11 and iOS 12 devices.
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