Apple officially stopped signing iOS 12.4 this week, preventing potential jailbreakers from downgrading to a pwnable firmware. But those who heeded our advice and downgraded when they had the chance can now enjoy one of the best the perks of jailbreaking: installing jailbreak tweaks.
In this roundup, we’ll showcase all the jailbreak tweaks released during the past week from Monday, September 9th to Sunday, September 15th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorites and then wrap things up with an outline of the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
Cosmos – $1.99
Cosmos is an all-in-one SpringBoard customization tweak that lets you switch up various tidbits having to do with your iPhone’s operating system.
Cosmos comes with many settings for the Home screen, Dock, Folders, App Switcher, and much more, and it’s a lot like a little brother to the popular Springtomize tweak.
Those interested in learning more about Cosmos can read our full review.
Dejavu2 – FREE
If you use the Apple Music app to enjoy your favorite songs, then you’re probably familiar with just how easy it can be to accidentally add duplicate tracks to a playlist.
Dejavu2 is a jailbreak tweak that prevents this from happening. It grays out songs that already exist in your playlist(s) and shows an alert when you try to add them anyway.
You can learn more about Dejavu2 and how it works in our full review.
playbacksafari – FREE
If you try to avoid paying monthly subscription fees to popular music streaming services such as Apple Music or Spotify whenever you can, then you might like a jailbreak tweak called playbacksafari.
This tweak lets you stream videos in the background via the Safari app, which is perfect for playing videos such as those that appear on YouTube while doing other things or locking your device. With it, you can effectively listen to songs without looking at the physical video.
You can learn more about playbacksafari and how it works in our full review.
Other releases this week
A-Shields: A free alternative to BioProtect XS (free via repo.co.kr)
BatteryHomeBar: Transforms the Home Bar into a battery level indicator (free via BigBoss repository – review)
BatteryIconLabel: Replaces all the app icon labels on your Home screen with battery percentage indicators (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
borders: Adds a screen border radius like the iPhone X to other handsets (free via Packix repository)
BrightVol: Lets you control your handset’s display brightness with the volume buttons (free via Packix repository)
FakeStepX: Lets you spoof the number of steps taken in the native Health app (free via BigBoss repository)
Fast-LS: Makes it faster to unlock your iPhone (free via BigBoss repository)
Free Market: Replaces the App Store’s ‘Get’ button with the old-fashioned ‘Free’ button (free via Packix repository)
GPS Faking Assistant: Lets you fake your GPS location (free via BigBoss repository)
Mejor: Enables media downloads and more in the most popular social media apps ($3.99 via Packix repository)
Mystic: Replaces the Lock screen’s ‘press home to unlock’ or ‘swipe up to unlock’ text with the battery percentage level (free via BigBoss repository)
NoDNDBanner: Hides the ugly Do Not Disturb banner from the Lock screen (free via Packix repository – review)
Pencil Pro: Adds new features and functionalities to the Apple Pencil (free via PoomSmart’s repository)
TransparentDock: Makes the Home screen’s dock background transparent (free via tr1fecta-7’s 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 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.