Love fortune cookies? This tweak offers fortunes without the cookie

Opening fortune cookies and reading the words of wisdom inside are one of my favorite parts about ordering takeout from local Chinese restaurants. On the other hand, it seems like one fortune is never enough and I’m always reaching deeper into the bag for a second.

If you’re anything like me and easily entertained by these so-called ‘fortunes,’ then you just might take a liking to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called FortuneCookie by iOS developer alex_png. This tweak lets you receive free fortunes right on your iPhone without having to eat any unnecessary calories to get them.

Upon installing FortuneCookie, you can be served with a randomized fortune on demand by simply shaking your device. There’s no telling what kind of fortune you may get ­– some are inspirational, some contain dry humor, some are insulting, while others are just downright stupid. Nonetheless, it’s a fun conversation piece.

The tweak adds a preference pane to the Settings app too, but there isn’t much you can do here apart from toggle the tweak on or off on demand:

While not everybody will have a use for FotuneCookie, those who find tweaks of this nature amusing can download it for free from alex_png’s beta repository via their preferred package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 devices, so there’s no excuse not to give it a shot if you haven’t already.

If you haven’t already added alex_png’s beta repository to your package manager, then you can do so with the following URL:

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