Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PowerGuard, Xeon, and more

Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week

While it’s possible to enjoy a jailbreak on iOS 11 or 12 right now by way of Chimera, Electra, or unc0ver, we’re particularly excited about the future as the checkm8 bootrom exploit lights the way for a bright future for the community.

If you’re as fired up about jailbreaking as we are, then you’re probably looking for ways to customize your pwned handset. In this roundup, we’ll show you all the latest jailbreak tweak releases from the past week. As always, we’ll start by showcasing our favorites and wrap things up with an outline afterward.

Our favorite releases this week

PowerGuard – FREE


PowerGuard is a free jailbreak tweak that can prevent others from powering down your jailbroken handset when you aren’t looking.

This is particularly useful if you have a semi-tethered or tethered jailbreak, as each of these require the handset to be re-jailbroken after a reboot.

PowerGuard can be had for free from the Packix repository.

Xeon – FREE


If you remember the popular Status Bar customization tweak Zeppelin, then a new release called Xeon should seem particularly familiar.

Just as the context implies, Xeon lets you customize your iPhone’s Status Bar in various ways. The tweak is optimized for notched handsets such as the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max and lets you apply custom icons, replace carrier text, and more.

You can learn more about Xeon and the options it lets you configure in our full review.

Other releases this week

AllMailXS: Lets you easily delete, move, or mark all Mail messages in one fell swoop (free via Packix repository)

BatterySpotLabeless: Hides icon labels in Spotlight and adds battery information (free via BigBoss repository)

clearWeatherToolbar: Makes the bottom bar in the Weather app clear (free via BigBoss repository)

IGFakeView: Lets you fake stories views, profile visits, and more in Instagram ($1.50 via Packix repository)

IGLive Anonim: Lets you view Instagram Live Streaming anonymously ($1.50 via Packix repository)

KakaoTalk Tools: Enhancements for the KakaoTalk app (free via Packix repository)

NewTerm Theme Manager: Enables recolorization of NewTerm with ANSI color codes ($1.00 via Packix repository)

TinyBarX: Makes the Home Bar tinier on X-style devices (free via CydiaGeek’s beta 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:

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.