If you have a jailbroken handset in your possession and you’re wondering how you can augment its features and functionality, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this roundup, we’ll recap all the newest jailbreak tweak releases from Monday, July 8th to Sunday, July 14th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases first, and we’ll outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
AutoDynamicWallpaper – $2.99
Live Photos are a great feature of iOS, but if you’ve ever set one as your wallpaper before, then you might’ve been less than impressed by Apple’s native implementation.
AutoDynamicWallpaper attempts to improve this experience by forcing all Live Photo-centric wallpapers to play automatically when you wake your device or receive a push notification. The tweak can be configured based on your battery impact preference.
You can learn more about AutoDynamicWallpaper and how it works in our full review.
GlyphAlert – $2.00
iOS’ native notification system has been somewhat stagnant for the last several years, but with a newly-released jailbreak tweak called GlyphAlert, you can make them fun and exciting again.
GlyphAlert displays user-configurable glyphs on a pitch-black screen when you receive a notification from one of your apps. You can assign custom glyphs to specific apps, configure their color and behavior, and much more.
You can learn more about GlyphAlert and why it’s an upgrade over the stock notification system experience in our full review.
NetworkManager – $1.49
Your iPhone moves from one cellular radio to the next as you move out of range of certain cellular towers, and sometimes, it drops to a less-preferred cellular radio based on signal strength, including 2G or 3G instead of 4G LTE.
If you find that your iPhone’s data connection gets too slow at times because of the instance mentioned above, then you might enjoy a new jailbreak tweak called NetworkManager, as it can help lock your handset to a specific cellular radio, regardless of signal strength.
You can learn more about NetworkManager in our full review.
Other releases this week
AppTic: Provides haptic feedback when you launch apps from your Home screen (free via Packix repository)
AutoLivePhotos: Automatically enables Live Photos mode when a face is detected in the camera frame (free via Packix repository – review)
BellePlayer: A redesigned Now Playing media player for the Lock screen with six different styles ($1.99 via Geometric Software repository – review)
ByeBreadcrumbs: Disables the Status Bar’s Breadcrumb links (free via BigBoss repository)
Dynamic Apples: Redesigned dynamic wallpapers that replace the circles with Apple logos ($1.00 via Packix repository – review)
HideNCText: Hides the “Notification Center” text found in the Notification Center interface (free via Packix repository)
PastAndGo: A platform to help you paste and copy text on the fly ($1.50 via Packix repository)
PastAndGo (Activator): Activator support for the PastAndGo tweak above ($1.50 via Packix repository)
Speculum: A new and aesthetically-pleasing look and feel for your iPhone’s Lock screen (free via Packix repository – review)
Spotpower: Brings new powering and system functions to the Spotlight interface (free via Packix repository – review)
WASendConfirm: Forces WhatsApp to confirm with you before sending a message to another person (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Whatsapp Revael: Reveals more features in the WhatsApp Messenger application (free via Packix repository)
That just about wraps things up for this week’s jailbreak tweak roundup, but stay tuned to iDB throughout the week to remain updated regarding novel 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 and/or 12 device below:
- The best jailbreak tweaks to use with iOS 11
- Thirteen features iOS 13 and iPadOS ‘borrowed’ from the jailbreak community
Those interested in jailbreaking iOS 11 and 12 might also find the following tutorials helpful:
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.