It’s a great time to be an active participant in the jailbreak community – not only because you can jailbreak iOS 12.4, Apple’s latest non-beta public mobile operating system, but also because A12(X) support with Cydia is just around the corner.
That said, if you’re jailbroken and you’re looking for ways to trick out your handset, then you’ll definitely want to check out this roundup. Below, we’ll discuss our favorite jailbreak tweak releases this weak and then outline the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
AOD – $1.25
AOD offers a customizable always-on-display for jailbroken iPhones. Front and center on the always-on Lock screen after installation is the time, date, battery information, and missed notifications, all of which sit on top of a pitch-back background.
The tweak was designed with OLED displays in mind, and it takes advantage of the extra-dark pixels in these displays to conserve as much battery life as it can without ever having to turn off.
You can learn more about AOD and how it works in our full review.
Carabiner – FREE
Carabiner augments your iPhone’s Home screen experience by implementing many features of the Lock screen and Notification Center directly into it.
By scrolling up or down, you can glance at the date, time, weather information, your apps, or any missed notifications that you might have.
You can learn more about Carabiner and how it works in our full review.
iKeywi 4 – $1.99
iKeywi 4 augments your iPhone’s native keyboard by allowing you to access more characters at a glance without shifting between letter, number, and symbol modes each and every time.
The tweak comes with two modes: iPad mode and extra row mode, each of which allow users to get to commonly-used numbers or symbols without ever leaving the primary keyboard interface.
You can learn more about iKeywi 4 and how it makes the typing experience better on an iPhone in our full review.
SwitchShades – $1.25
SwitchShades is a simple jailbreak tweak that colorizes the App Switcher’s background color based on the dominant color of what’s being displayed at any moment in time.
The tweak can be configured to use a static color, the application icon’s dominant color, or the dominant color of the application card itself.
You can learn more about SwitchShades in our full review.
Other releases this week
2dock: Doubles your iPhone’s Dock real estate (free via Nepeta repository – review)
2×2: Gives your Home screen folders a 2×2 application grid (free via Nepeta repository – review)
Custom Bootlogos: Lets you set a custom boot logo on your jailbroken iOS device (free via Memor1es repository)
DarkProgressBar: Enables a darkened progress bar in Safari (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
DontManageMyNotifications: Removes the Manage section from the Notification quick actions (free via BigBoss repository)
DownLocker2: Lets you lock your handset by placing it face-down on a surface (free via Packix repository – review)
FastOpenApp: Disables the app launching animation to make app-launching seem faster (free via BigBoss repository)
FlixRatings for Netflix: Brings an augmented ratings system to the Netflix app and more ($0.99 via Packix repository – review)
InstaSearch2: Removes the explore view from the Instagram app and lets you dive right into searching (free via shepgoba’s repository)
PHToggleOff: Automatically toggles Wi-Fi and Bluetooth after you turn Personal Hotspot off (free via BigBoss repository)
SimpleLS 2: Simplified Lock screens for your jailbroken iPhone or iPad (free via Packix repository)
SlideToShowNotification: Lets you swipe left on a Notification to view its contents rather than launching the app (free via BigBoss repository)
Stonks: Changes every occurrence of the word “Stocks” in the native Stocks app to “Stonks” (free via ethanrdoesmc’s repository)
XLine: Allows you to multi-run apps, such as with several accounts (free via BigBoss repository)
XSwitcher: Access new functions in the App Switcher by swiping down on an application preview card (free via BigBoss repository – review)
ZoomUp: Lets you move the Zoom button in the Camera app to a higher position (free via BigBoss 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 12
- 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:
- How to jailbreak iOS 11.0-12.3 beta 1 and 12.4 with unc0ver
- How to jailbreak iOS 12.0-12.3 beta and 12.4 with Chimera
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.