The COVID-19 situation hasn’t gotten any better yet, resulting in yet more lock-downs around the world. Fortunately, jailbreakers can depend on the excitement of their pwned handsets as a means of coping with stir-craziness.
In this roundup, we’ll discuss all the latest jailbreak tweaks releases from Monday, April 6th to Sunday, April 12th. As usual, we’ll kick things off by discussing our favorite releases of the week first, and then wrap things up with an outline of the rest afterward.
Our favorite releases this week
Arc – $0.99
Everyone loves tweaks that make their lives easier, and Arc is one of such tweaks.
As shown in the screenshot examples, this tweak offers a one-hand accessible and fully configurable shortcut interface that can be invoked from anywhere.
You can learn more about Arc and what it can do for you in our full review.
dotto+ – FREE
I feel strongly that iOS sports an antiquated notification system and that it’s long overdue for an aesthetic overhaul. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when Apple may change things up in this department.
Those looking for something fresh and unique will probably like a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called dotto+, as it replaces traditional iOS notifications with something a lot more subtle. As shown in the screenshot examples, the new notification indicators are dot-centric, and fully customizable.
You can learn more about dotto+ and how it works in our full review.
DNDMyRecording – FREE
One thing I can’t stand is when I’m recording my iPhone’s display and a notification banner appears in the frame. You’d think Apple would have implemented some sort of privacy or mitigation technique to prevent this, but of course not.
DNDMyRecording is a new and free jailbreak tweak that automatically toggles Do Not Disturb mode when a screen recording is initiated. Moreover, upon ending the screen recording, the tweak automatically puts Do Not Disturb mode back to how it was prior to initiating said screen recording.
You can learn more about DNDMyRecording and why it’s a serious upgrade in our full review.
Other releases this week
AlbumHider: Lets you hide unwanted albums from the native Photos app on demand (free via Julio Verne’s beta repository – review)
Block WA Updates: Blocks the annoying message in the WhatsApp Messenger app saying that you need to update (free via BigBoss repository)
ByeLowPowerAlert: Disables iOS’ low power alerts when the battery level gets low (free via CydiaGeek’s beta repository)
ByeVolumeHaptics: Disables haptic feedback when pressing your iPhone’s volume buttons (free via BigBoss repository)
CommCenterPatch13: A patch for CommCenter to remove signing checks (free via Packix repository)
ContactTime: Displays your contacts’ local time in the Messages app (free via Packix repository – review)
Dark Google Photos: A dark mode for the Google Photos app (free via FoxFort’s beta repository)
Dawn: Lets you customize the individual elements of iOS’ native Dark and Light modes (free via BigBoss repository – review)
Delete All Alarms: Lets you delete all your Clock app’s alarms in one fell swoop (free via BigBoss repository – review)
DopeConvos: Lets you customize the aesthetics of your native Messages app ($1.50 via Twickd repository – review)
FolderControllerXIII: Lets you customize folder layouts and much more ($2.00 via Packix repository – review)
FortuneCookie: Displays a random fortune on your iPhone when you shake it (free via alex_png’s beta repository – review)
GrabberEX: Shows the time and battery level in the Notification Center grabber in full-screen apps (free via Twickd repository)
HomeShake: Lets you get to the Home screen with a shake of your device ($0.99 via Twickd repository)
Honeybee: An all-in one tweak for the Tinder dating app (free via BigBoss repository)
Instagram No Ads: Disables ads in the Instagram app (free via BigBoss repository)
NetflixSubtitleFix: Changes the subtitle size in the Netflix app (free via BigBoss repository)
NoDockBG: Removes the background from the Home Screen Dock (free via Packix repository)
Owip: Lets you colorize the iOS user interface in a myriad of different ways ($1.49 via Packix repository)
PasteAndGo2: Directly search a word or link from the Home screen’s Force Touch interface (free via Twickd repository – review)
Pokébox: Brings classic Pokémon-style notification banners to iOS (free via Dynastic Repo repository)
Reddit No Ads: Hides Promoted posts from the Reddit app (free via BigBoss repository)
Replace Dictation Key With Emoji: Does exactly what it sounds like on the iOS keyboard (free via BigBoss repository)
Shark: A tweak for customizing the Facebook Messenger app (free via BigBoss repository)
Star: The ultimate Bumble tweak (free via BigBoss repository)
TinderDisableBlur: Lets you disable the blur on pictures of people in the Tinder app (Available via Packix repository)
TitleS: Lets you customize the large title text in the Settings app and more (free via Packix repository)
Top-Down: Adds buttons to the Settings app to help you scroll down or up without swiping (free via Packix repository)
TOPphone: Lets you colorize the Phone app ($1.99 via Packix repository)
Twitter No Ads: Hides Promoted posts from the Twitter app (free via BigBoss repository)
Voltik: Haptic feedback when your handset’s battery level changes (free via godlike5’s beta repository)
Xeon (Rewritten): A rewrite of the popular jailbreak tweak letting you change your Status Bar icon ($?.?? from Packix 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 missed anything special. We also have several dedicated roundups to help you find cool 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-A11 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.