This past New Year’s week has been particularly interesting for the jailbreak community. In this roundup, we’ll showcase all the latest jailbreak tweaks released in the major repositories from Monday, December 30th to Sunday, January 5th.
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
Artemis – FREE
Everyone loves a good all-in-one jailbreak tweak that combines the features of several extensions into one, but no one likes the price tag that usually becomes associated with such tweaks. Fortunately, that’s where a new free release called Artemis shines.
Artemis lets you personalize several things about the SpringBoard UI, including app icon labels, the Lock screen, the Status Bar, and even the Now Playing Music player, among other things.
You can learn more about Artemis and what you can do with it in our full review.
Shot Pro – FREE
The iPhone X introduced a precedent-setting change to the iOS platform, leaving Apple’s older Home button-equipped devices in the dust. One of the changes it brought to the table was a revised screenshot button sequence, necessitating a press of the side button and volume up button to capture a still frame of your current display.
If you still use an older device with a Home button for jailbreaking purposes and also have a newer notched handset in your possession, then you might struggle to remember that the screenshot button sequences are different on each device. A new free jailbreak tweak called Shot Pro, however, changes that by making the gesture on older devices the same as it is on the iPhone X and later.
You can learn more about Shot Pro and where to get it in our full review.
Zebra – FREE
Zebra is a brand-new package manager that just came out of beta on New Year’s Day, and it aims to compete directly with jailbreak default package managers like Cydia and Sileo by offering both speed and efficiency combined with user configurability and total freedom.
Zebra supports jailbroken iOS 9-13 devices and includes subtle features like dark mode and custom app icon options, among other things.
You can learn more about Zebra and where you can get it in our release article.
Other releases this week
Accent: Lets you customize iOS’ default accent color as you can in macOS (free via BigBoss repository – review)
AutoReplay: Automatically replays videos played from the stock Photos app (free via BigBoss repository)
BrightCam: Turns your display brightness all the way up when taking photos in the Camera app (free via ckosmic repository)
CleanTabs13: Cleans up your iOS device’s tab bars (free via Twickd repository)
Courier: Colorize your Messages app however you want ($1.49 via Packix repository – review)
CustomLock 2: Lets you customize your Lock screen however you want ($2.00 via Packix repository)
DigitalNotchedBattery: Displays a digital battery level readout instead of a battery icon in the Status Bar on notched handsets (free via BigBoss repository)
DontStopMyCall: Prevents you from hanging up phone calls when trying to lock your iPhone in the middle of a call ($1.00 via Packix repository)
Frame: Video wallpapers for your iPhone (free via xz02 repository)
HideStatusBarItemsPro: Lets you hide or show items in your Status Bar on demand ($1.00 via Packix repository – review)
InstaShowLikes: Displays a photo or video’s like count in the Instagram app (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
LocationHandleX: Lets you spoof your location in any app (free via BigBoss repository)
LSActionButtons: Removes the Lock screen’s Camera and Flashlight shortcuts (free via BigBoss repository)
NoCameraShutter: Disables the shutter sound for the Camera app (free via Packix repository)
NoCShare: Removes AirDrop and Contacts from the Share menu (free via BigBoss repository)
Patreon Exclusive Bundle: A special tweak bundle that encompasses past and future tweaks by LaughingQuoll ($16.00 or more via Packix repository)
RecordnPlay: A free alternative to RecordMusic Plus (free via Packix repository)
RedSelection: Makes the selected text field cursor red everywhere in iOS (free via Twickd repository)
Roxanne: Lets you customize your iPhone’s UI sounds (free via Packix repository)
Shader: Colorizes the Now Playing interface ($0.75 via Packix repository)
Smart Dark Flash: An intelligent screenshot flash that’s easier on your eyes in a dark room situation ($0.99 via Packix repository – review)
SpotifyLyrics: Displays song lyrics over the album artwork in the Spotify Music app (free via tonyk7 repository)
Spotlightizer: Customize the Spotlight interface’s colors and blur (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Temporary Background Spawn: Kills apps spawned in the background after 30 seconds (free via BigBoss repository)
Tweaks Manager: Lets you disable the access of tools and applications that prevent you from using them if you have a jailbreak (free via Packix repository)
QQ: Enhancements for the QQ app (free via BigBoss repository)
Vixy: Removes badges from your app icons (free via Packix repository)
WechatHelper: A tool for customizing the WeChat app (free via BigBoss repository)
WindowHUD: Flip your screen vertically to use as a windshield HUD in your car (free via Packix repository)
YTCastConfirm: Makes you confirm if you want to cast from YouTube or not (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 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 might also find the following tutorials helpful:
- How to jailbreak any A7-A10 device with checkra1n
- How to jailbreak iOS 11.0-12.4.1 with unc0ver
- How to jailbreak iOS 12.0-12.4 with Chimera
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak released this week? Share in the comments section below.