It’s a great time to be a member of the jailbreak community, and if you have a pwned handset in your possession, then you might be wondering about the best way to make your handset stand out from the crowd.
In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the jailbreak tweaks released from Monday, September 30th to Sunday, October 6th. As always, 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
Bazzi 2 – $2.99
Apple could have done a lot better with the Status Bar’s battery indicator on notched handsets like the iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, and so on. Fortunately, jailbreak enthusiasts and tweak developers have found a plethora of creative ways to improve it.
Bazzi 2 is just one example, as this tweak can either theme the Status Bar battery icon itself with a numeric indicator in the icon, or it can display various notch-centric battery level indicators instead.
You can learn more about Bazzi 2 and what it’s capable of doing for you in our full review.
BlurryPaper – FREE
BlurryPaper is a rather fascinating jailbreak tweak that can make any wallpaper look more interesting with various blur effects.
If you like gorgeous colors but find crisp background images to look too busy behind your Home screen’s icons, then BlurryPaper could be the solution. It blurs your wallpaper using one of several methods to give your wallpaper a soft, colorful influence over your Home screen.
You can learn more about BlurryPaper in our full review.
NextUp (iOS 12) – $2.25
iOS’ Now Playing interface is nice, but it’s practically useless outside of traditional music controls. NextUp (iOS 12) changes this by augmenting the native Now Playing interface with music queueing controls.
After installation, the Now Playing interface displays the song that you can expect to hear next, and it even lets you cancel the queue such that something else plays next instead.
You can learn more about NextUp (iOS 12) and why it’s such a great upgrade for iOS devices in our full review.
Ringer13 – $1.29
The ringer/silent HUD is particularly lame pre-iOS 13, and with that in mind, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the jailbreak community is porting iOS 13’s ringer/silent HUD to jailbroken iOS 11-12 devices.
Enter Ringer13, a new jailbreak tweak that does exactly that – effectively ridding the user of that awful mid-screen nuisance that gets in the way of everything when the ringer/silent switch is actuated.
You can learn more about Ringer13 and how it works in our full review.
Other releases this week
AnimatedWeatherWidget: Gives your Weather widget an animated background ($0.90 via Packix repository – review)
AppGrid: Makes the iPhone App Switcher work more like the iPad App Switcher ($1.00 via Packix repository)
CallSlicer: Enables your Apple Watch to display incoming call notifications for third-party apps (free via Packix repository)
CCModules Pro: Brings augmented Control Center modules to the iPhone and iPad ($2.50 via Packix repository)
CleanSpotControl: Makes the footers in Spotlight clear (free via BigBoss repository)
Cosette: Lets you respring your handset with a convenient button in the Settings app (free via Packix repository – review)
Elastic Folder Animations: Claims to make folder animations cooler, but no examples provided ($1.00 via Packix repository)
Filza Theme Manager: A theme manager for the Filza file browser ($1.00 via Packix repository)
FingerLock: Lets you add awesome features to your Lock screen (free via Packix repository – review)
freeFreeControl: Bypass jailbreak detection in the FreeControl app by RISCO Group (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
LSFadeDateTime: Fades the Lock screen’s date and time when waking the device (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
Malipo Sounds Pack 8: Another sound pack for the Malipo jailbreak tweak (free via Packix repository)
Roman: Gives your Status Bar’s time a Roman Numeral-esque makeover (free via Dynastic Repo repository – review)
Rosé: Brings vibration feedback to several actions throughout iOS (free via Packix repository)
Spotaptic: Brings haptic feedback to the Spotify app’s music controls (free via Dynastic Repo repository)
twttrVideoDL: Lets you download videos directly from the News Feed in the official Twitter app (free via Packix repository – review)
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.